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Hotel Helka

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Oulu, Finland
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Helsinki city centre hotels are generally pretty expensive but this one is very good value. The reception staff were extremely helpful. I needed to check in early - without warning them - and was given a room I could access immediately if I wanted. Service was professional and friendly. The room was clean, practical and quiet - not bad at...

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We booked this hotel through British Airways along with our flights and the rate was really cheap! The hotel is really well located, 5-10mins walking from the railway station and 5mins from Temppeliaukio Kirkko (Rock Church). Our double room was quite nice, decent size, bed quite comfortable and with the cool feature of a big photo in the ceiling, not...

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Chris K, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Pedro F, Thank you for your kind review and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Helka. Best regards Hotel Helka Chris Kruusvee

Rauma, Finland
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We wre staying only one night. Room was very comfortable with pine photo ceiling lamp. Breakfast very good with some Finnish specialities. Whole hotel was very clean. Personnell was very friendly. If You are coming with a car there is a garage in basement and some free parking places in the yard. Route to yard is very narrow. The situatoin...

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Chris K, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Ari-ja-Krisse, Thank you for your kind review. You are very welcome to visit us again! Best regards Hotel Helka Chris Kruusvee

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 26 May 2014

When travelling on solo, Hotel Helka offers lower rates than the other hotels in Helsinki city centre. Simply because they have smaller rooms with sinlge beds and not just double rooms with single occupancy. My brother had stayed at Helka in 2012 and as he said it was good value for money I didn't hesitate to book a night at...

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Chris K, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear TroubledAditi, Thank you for your kind review and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Helka. Hope to see you again at Helka! Best regards Hotel Helka Chris Kruusvee

Shellharbour, Australia
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I was staying at Helka for couple of nights and it's a great hotel for the money. It has the business class hotel atmosphere, but is much cozier than the big business hotel chains. Breakfast was tasty and the hotel location is very central with easy access to a good running track at Töölönlahti. They have a very good sauna...

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Chris K, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear ElmoEnsio, Thank you for your kind review and welcome again. Showers in the sauna are working now :) Best regards Hotel Helka Chris Kruusvee

Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I was there for a 5 day semianar in the hotel. The hotel building is from the 60, 70 years but renovated. I had a single room on the 5th floor, verl small but ok. The breakfast was ok, but no variation for 5 days. Lunch was in buffet form, many buisness peopole are comming from outside for lunch. I...

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Chris K, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Laurent_L, Thank you for your review and welcome again to Helka! Best regards Hotel Helka Chris Kruusvee

Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night in Helka. Hotel decoration is awesome and everything is clean. Staff was very helpful and we got also late checkout. Try the suite with steam sauna, it was cool! Suite also has nice sights, because it is in the corner of building. We will definitely visit Helka again.

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Chris K, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Lauski1, Thank you for your kind review and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Helka. Welcome again! Best regards Hotel Helka Chris Kruusvee

Wroclaw, Poland
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We stayed there only one night, but it felt like a really cosy place. Comfortable rooms, good breakfast. Plus city centre location is an additional advantage. Worth trying for shorter or longer stays in the city.

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Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear agatrips, Thank you for your kind review and welcome again to Helka! Have a nice summer! Best regards Hotel Helka Chris Kruusvee

Reviewed 26 April 2014

Great hotel. Rooms are very small but are clean, modern and have everything you need. My view was a brick wall but my stay was a short one and I imagine other rooms may be better! Breakfast is good, and the location is central (short stroll to modern art gallery, museum and the rock church). The staff are wonderful. My...

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Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear KittyLou79, Thank you for your kind review. I remember your luggage :). You are very welcome to visit us again! We have also bigger Premium single rooms and it´s only +20€ extra/night incl. late c-out and early c-in. Have a nice summer! Best regards Hotel Helka Chris Kruusvee

cologne germany
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Helka hotel Helisnki is a very convenient place to stay and the entire staff are most helpful and obliguing. The attached restaurant serves simple but tasty meals .Convenient small bar near reception is ideal. The Finnish Sauna on roof level definately most appreciated. Reception staff arrange airport transfers. The place is clean, quiet, and economical. I would definately stay again.

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Chris K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear mridula, Thank you for your warm review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a chance to try our restaurant, bar and sauna as well! Welcome again! Best regards Hotel Helka Chris Kruusvee

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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Helka

Address: Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki
Price Range: $130 - $278 (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
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“Rooms at the back quiter - especially on the weekends”
 of 5 bubbles 545naomiv, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Facing the Street”
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“Great location”
 of 5 bubbles 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. ”
 of 5 bubbles 414hannaw, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at back are very quiet.”
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