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Hotel Helka

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our room was very, very clean and warm. We easily walked to restaurants, pubs and the market. Breakfast was included with our room and it was a large selection and delicious. They were always willing to call a taxi for us when needed. The sauna was smallish but exactly all we needed. I would stay there again without hesitation.

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Joensuu, Finland
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Small, but nice and cozy rooms and affordable prices even reserving in a short notice. Very good location. Friendly staff and great breakfast. The restaurant has unfortunately been moved to the Hotel "lobby" from the separate restaurant department (where the breakfast is). This is a really negative change, because the lobby isn't peaceful and nice environment to have a dinner.... More 

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MikaMakela, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Antti P, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you found our new restaurant environment too busy for you. Our restaurant also has a small cabinet called Silmu which you can book free of charge to enjoy a nice quiet dinner. Best regards, Mika Mäkelä Hotel Helka More 

Turku, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Helka is a reasonable priced hotel in the very heart of Helsinki, but completely different in compared with most of known hotel brands: smartly designed rooms, all details thought and the service is extremely friendly. A stay which will feel different after most of the hotel visits one does in his life: the good, sharp, homely feeling you get when... More 

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MikaMakela, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear bertiewooster2016, Thank you for your lovely feedback! We here at Helka are really proud of Finnish design and it is great to hear that you enjoyed it too. We hope to have you back here at Helka soon! Best regards, Mika Mäkelä Hotel Helka More 

Helsinki, Finland
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1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice staff, didn't speak swedish though. Good food in the resturant even if it wasn't big. Tasty, big and delicious breakfast. Close to the city center, just a short walk, but still quite quiet hotel.

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MikaMakela, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Hanna W, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will have you as our guest again soon. Ps. Några av oss pratar svenska. ;) Best regards, Mika Mäkelä Hotel Helka More 

Imatra, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was very nice hotel near by Kamppi. It was clean and the stuff was so helpfull. The room was comfortable and so big to us. We liked it very much. Breakfast was very versatile and tasty. The hotel was small but very homely.

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MikaMakela, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear tiinas14, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Welcome back again anytime! Best regards, Mika Mäkelä Hotel Helka More 

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An outstanding location. I stayed here 3 nights and explored the city on foot every day. A ten minute walk to the train station. 15-20 to the Cathedral. Five minutes to the Rock Church. 5 minutes to the bus terminal/mall. Very courteous staff, all spoke English well and without reservation. Standard Finnish breakfast buffet (honestly, I was Abby bored with... More 

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MikaMakela, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear weber19, Thank you for your lovely review. We here at Helka love Helsinki and are really happy to hear we were able to provide you a good base for exploring the city. We are looking forward to having you staying with us again! Best regards, Mika Mäkelä Hotel Helka More 

Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights - large room - 300-400 sq feet. Comfortable bed, pillows and perfect temperature. Breakfast was plentiful but not extraordinary (pancakes, potato cakes, bacon, sausages, scramble eggs, hard boil eggs, salad bar, cheese, deli meats, various kinds of bread and rolls, Finnish biscuits and crackers, cakes and loads of coffee... More 

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Toulouse, France
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are nice, bathroom a bit cheap but ok for the price. The breakfast is really good, and the staff very pleasant. A really good choice for a quite low price and excellent location, considering hotel prices in Helsinki.

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MikaMakela, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear hf1991, Thank you for your nice review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Welcome back again! Best regards, Mika Mäkelä Hotel Helka More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and a friend spent one night in helsinki and we loved our stay, staff was friendly English speaking. Our room had a private sauna and a wonderful bed. All in all loved it. Location is nice, there is a thrift store across the street. Down town is a short walking distance.

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MikaMakela, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Jenny P, Thank you for your great review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will have you staying with us again soon! Best regards, Mika Mäkelä Hotel Helka More 

Finland
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed two nights in a premium room and also had a snack in their restaurant. The hotel has an excellent location. It's within walking distance from all kind of public transportation as well as the main attractions. However it's also a bit of "behind the corner" so it's relatively peaceful there, considering you're in the centre of the capital... More 

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MikaMakela, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Arctus, Thank you for your lovely review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to having you stay with us again soon. Maybe next time book one our junior suites with your own private sauna. We are sorry that your experience at our restaurant did not meet your expectations but hope... More 

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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: $122 - $256 (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 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#10 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#11 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#13 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#20 Business Hotel in Helsinki
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“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
“If you can stretch to a suite with private sauna, don't miss out.”
 of 5 bubbles Boddice, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Premium rooms are large enough”
 of 5 bubbles opisto2014, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Most of the rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles kirstipaerssinen, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
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