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Hotel Helka

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Salma N
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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at Hotel Helka! The staff were friendly, the location was great (close to shops and public transport) and the room - although small - had everything I needed. The breakfast selection at the buffet was great and dinner in the restaurant was delicious. The service was wonderful at both! I didn't get a chance to...

Thank airolgalaviv
Peymeinade, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really don't understand the positive reviews for this hotel (real reviews ??). It's an old and dilapidated hotel... When I arrived, a "receptionist" (absolutely not friendly) just told me to 'check in' by myself (on a kind of computer...). No more information about the bedroom or anything. There was very very bad smell in my bedroom (and it is...

Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed a few nights at Helka. It was a great home base to explore Helsinki. Centrally located and yet still quiet. (Trams and Buses nearby). Helpful staff, clean modern rooms. Mind you, the rooms were not big but had everything you needed including a little balcony. We made good use of their Sauna (it came with instructions :) - it...

Thank Lumos586
Horley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A charming and quaint hotel in a nice central location. Very peaceful with friendly functional staff. Interesting compatible decor. The bedroom was very clean and a vast choice of a healthy Finnish breakfast buffet. Coming from the UK. Wasn't expecting to have a sauna on the top floor. An invigorating experience. Thank you to the proprietors!

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Leipzig, Germany
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The Helka Hotel had a very nice designed room and the atmosphere in the lobby was quite nice. Its central enough to explore lots of Helsinki's inner city by foot. The negative point was the breakfast staff at least during both of our breakfast. They were not attentive, not friendly and little requests were fulfilled without any feeling they like...

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Superb, peaceful and very clean. Fantastic Staff: really well located in the centre of Helsinki City. All facilities near : Shopping Center's, Metro, Trams and Buses. A wonderful hotel. Matthew :Chairman ARTRAINASSOCIATION

Thank Irish M
Pori, Finland
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed there with my husband just a couple of days ago. Rooms are smallish but cozy, functional and decorated with Finnish design. Staff is marvellous, so friendly, helpful and always with a smile on their face. Good breakfast, not the widest selection but includes raw food porridge, brewed tea and special coffees. Strong recommendation!

Thank Emma B
SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Emma B, Thank you for your really nice 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

Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We recently decided to stay at Hotel Helka because we had an early appointment on Saturday morning and didn't want to take the bus into Helsinki at 5 AM. First of, location is fantastic, only a 5 minute walk from Kamppi and close enough to restaurants and pubs. Service was very friendly and check-in swift. Rooms are big, very clean...

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SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear NomadEpicureans, Thank you for your excellent feedback following your recent stay with us at Helka. I´m glad to hear that you liked our friendly staff and I will forward your greetings also to our restautant team. Next time you should also try to our sauna department. I really hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back again....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $123 - $263 (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 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#11 Family 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”
 of 5 bubbles 545naomiv, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Facing the Street”
 of 5 bubbles irishm563, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles 895markusl, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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