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Helka Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Ranked #13 of 66 hotels in Helsinki
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bangor, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Helka on the recommendation of some Finnish family and found it a great place to stay. The location made for an easy walk to the train station, outdoor markets, downtown shopping and the waterfront. The room was clean, comfortable and pleasant. The traditional Finnish breakfast with its many options was provided daily. The staff at the... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a convenient location for central Helsinki, it was easy to walk from here to the centre of town and it is not far from Kiasma (the modern art museum). My room was a bit on the small side, but fine for one person travelling alone. Breakfast was alright - nothing too exciting, but nothing terrrible either.... More

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Munich, Germany
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got a free upgrade to a premium room. Room was fairly small but clean. Location is great and you can walk everywhere! Breakfast buffet was fantastic. Definitely a good place to stay for a city trip.

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped 3 nights. Single room a bit small but adequate and shower/toilet a bit cramped but did the job. Well placed with main streets and musuems within 5-15 min walk . Did not need to use public transport. Good breakfast with decent choice and restauant fine for evening meal. A big plus was coffee/tea making facilities in the room which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed here for 4 nights. the staffs were friendly, nice and patiently explained to us on where to visit in Helsinki. but the breakfast varieties were the same most of the time. if the breakfast have more varieties, i don't mind staying longer in this hotel. but we were lucky to get ourselves an upgrade for the room and unfortunately... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service, nice accommadation, fine breakfast. A Super location!!! We stayed in Helka after a big (economy room) dissapointment in Anttolanhovi. Helka is cheap, good and in the heart of Helsinki. Very nice!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent one night in Helka. There wasn't air conditioning but ventilator in the room. Normally you don't need air conditioning in Finland but this summer it was uncommonly hot. Anyway, I didn't suffer the hotness. Single room was very basic with comfortable bed, desk and chair. It's okey for a short stay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent many hours searching for a mid price 'Finnish design' hotel, we booked a deluxe double room and a standard single at Hotel Helka for a five night stay. We have just returned from our holiday here and so here is an outline of our experience. On arrival from the airport we walked to the hotel from the central... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently spent 3 nights in this hotel, and while I essentially approve, there are three basic things they should sort out: 1. It says on their website that they have air-conditioning. They do not. We booked this hotel with the heat-wave in Finland (July 2014) in mind, and when we got there we found our tiny room as hot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited hotel Helka many times during the last years. The staff is always very friendly. The rooms are comfortable and the style is very Finnish. I can highly recommend the hotel. The breakfast is good. Also dinner can be recommended.

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Address: Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Helka Hotel 4*
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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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