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Hotel Helka

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Horley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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!

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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 4 weeks ago 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....

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really well located Hotel Helka really is a little gem. My single room had a large bed in it and all the usual things you would expect including a kettle which tends to be an essential for any Brit!! Breakfast was exceptional..a good variety, tasty and well presented. Ideally located make sure you turn right and make your way down...

Thank Lozzer70
SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Lozzer70, Thank you for the nice review. As always it has been read by Helka team. I hope we will see you soon in Helka. Kind regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stayed in hotel Helka 13.-15.1.17 with my friend and we liked it alot. The staff was really friendly and helpfull and the atmosphere was relaxed. We enjoyed the breakfast which included wide assortment of good quality food. Our room was neat and modern and we loved the high quality products of Thann Cosmetics like shower gel and shampoo! Location...

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SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear lauranY5375L, Many thanks for your kind words following your stay with us at Helka. Sauna´s showers working fine again, we look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us soon. Kind regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka

Reviewed 11 January 2017

Stayed at the Helka over Christmas 2016 and had a really lovely time. All the staff were really very friendly and helpful. This is the place to stay if you are tired of chain corporate hotels that all seem the same! The Helka has a great personality and a bit of an attitude in a good way. The breakfast buffet...

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SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Nick A, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us during the Christmas. Welcome back again anytime! Warm regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a good hotel, with a good buffet breakfast available. The wifi worked well and the staff were very helpful. This hotel is very close to a metro station with trains and trams. There are also several museums within walking distance.

Thank Polymer04
SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Polymer04, 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. Best regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka

Oulu, Finland
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nice staff and our room was nice & clean, hygiene products were good. Good WiFi and ok breakfast :) We really enjoyed our time there <3 We can definitely come back, was my second time there, but not last.

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SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear minnat2017, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Welcome back again anytime! Warm regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka

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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: $121 - $252 (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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“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. ”
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“Rooms at back are very quiet.”
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“If you can stretch to a suite with private sauna, don't miss out.”
 of 5 bubbles Boddice, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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