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Hotel Helka

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Vienna
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was Nice and helpful, the room was Nice and clean - very good. The breakfast was very good, and had a lot of Food and beverage to choose between. The area was quiet, but still it was only a couple of minutes to get to the city centre. I might very well choose to stay at this hotel...

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Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Helka is conveniently located between Kamppi and Etu-Töölö, close to Kamppi metro station and in a walking distance to the city center. The room I had (double) was interesting. A cabin in a cruise ship came into mind. Service was friendly (self-serve check-in) and the breakfast extensive.

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only stayed for a night, but I enjoyed my stay. The staff was very friendly and welcoming, although I did have a bit of an issue—I was given a room that hadn't been cleaned yet. The gentleman at the front desk apologized and gave me a different room. I stayed in a "comfort single" room, which was much smaller...

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New York City
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 12 night stay at Hotel Helka was superb. Not only did I pay a bargain rate, but was upgraded to the largest of the hotel's double rooms. Now where to begin? Everything about Helka is wonderful: the helpful and friendly staff; the fabulous Alvar Aalto room furnishings; the scrumptious included breakfast; the prime location within minutes walking distance from...

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Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This location is very convenient to the city core and transportation. The hotel is very inviting and is being refreshed in the room levels. Rooms are simple and but more than adequate. Sadly had to deal with some of the plumbing renovation smells for a few days, but all was fine afterwards. The included breakfast buffet has a nice offering...

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Ontario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely hotel with fantastic breakfast included! Rooms are a decent size but very basic modular IKEA style furniture. Functional an clean with everything you need, including tea/coffee etc flat screen TV. Bar and restaurant is also nice and the staff are really nice. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, a ten minute walk from the train station...

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Denmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well located, just a ten minute walk from the central station. No gym, only a sauna with limited opening hours. No iron in the rooms - can be ordered or done in a special ironing room at the 5th floor.

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SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Nielsjespersen, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us at Helka. I´m glad to hear that you liked our well located hotel. I really hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back again. Best regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this a great hotel as a base for exploring the city. We had a really warm welcome and found all the staff friendly and helpful. Our room was tastefully decorated and the bathroom was small but really clean. The reception, bar/restaurant areas are very smart, with some nice modern decor. The breakfast was delicious, fresh and a there...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very near to everything important in the city: Kamppi complex, 24/7 clinica ooposite Kamppi, resturants, metro, buses & shops. Good service at reception & inside, I asked for extra blanket & they bring it as soon as possible.

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SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Salma N, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and the service of our staff here at Helka! Hopefully we will have you as our guest again! Best regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka

Adelaide Hills, Australia
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We stayed for 4 nights in Feb and loved lots of things about this hotel. We booked and paid for our stay directly with the hotel online, and although check in was smooth, easy and friendly we had been given a twin room instead of a double. This was addressed with a minimum of fuss and we were given a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casual Elegance inspired by Finnish Design and Nature! Only 250 metres from Kamppi Metro Station, privately owned Hotel Helka offers 150 functional rooms, fine dining and a cozy street bar. All the rooms have design furniture and a strong sense of Finnish nature. All of the rooms have air-cooling system, minibars and flat-screen TVs. Breakfast buffet, use of Sauna and WiFi connection are complimentary for all guests. Hotel Helka is housed in a refurbished 1920s building. The bright rooms feature decor by Artek and other well-known Finnish design brands and designers. Helkan Keittio Restaurant serves Finnish cuisine based on fresh, locally sourced ingredients such as fish, game, mushrooms and berries. Guests can enjoy drinks and snacks in Helka’s trendy Lobby Bar, which also features a cigar room. Helka’s central location provides easy access to shopping, dining and culture. Helsinki Central Station is 10 minute walk away. Welcome to the Heart of Helsinki! ... more   less 

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Address: Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki
Price Range: $129 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Helka 4*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
Helka Hotel Helsinki
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#11 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#11 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#13 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#20 Business Hotel in Helsinki
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“Rooms at the back quiter - especially on the weekends”
545naomiv, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Facing the Street”
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“Great location”
lauranY5375LZ, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Very big and nice room. Big lovely bed and the interior design was modern, fresh and personal. It felt quite cold in the evening but got better during the night. ”
414hannaw, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at back are very quiet.”
895markusl, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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