You will be pleased to know your window does not have bars here. And you can check out whenever you like. When this unusual hotel was a prison, inmates would ask each other: ‘how long is your cake?’ ‘Cake’ was a term Finnish prisoners used to describe the length of their jail sentence. I imagine your ‘cake’ will be a few days and nights in this luxurious hotel.
The hotel is located a short walk from Helsinki’s famous Uspenski Cathedral and, after seeing that, you can take a stroll through the Kauppatori open-air market. Built by Tsar Nicholas I in 1837, the original prison church is maintained in its original form and is a fascinating place to visit. 5 priests blessed the building before it opened as a hotel in 2002 to remove any negative energies from the past. So you will not have to worry about any scary happenings at night. No, nowadays, you can enjoy all the expected delights from the famous Best Western hotel brand. Restaurant ‘Jailbird’ serves delicious Finnish cuisine such as sour mashed potatoes and lobster. And there is a summer courtyard for you to enjoy in the warmer months.