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Helka Hotel

4.0 of 5 Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

This is a good and basic hotel near the centre of Helsinki. It is only 10min walk from the trainstation and 5 min walk from the centre / busses and trams. Rooms are good and clean, not that big and very functional. Nice and modern bathroom, good shower. Beds might be in for renewal, they are not that comfortable anymore.... More 

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely and flexible service. Hotel is personal and peaceful. This was 3rd visit Hotel Helka already. Which tells something. Free parking was great surprise. Breakfast was very good. Excellent value for money. Helka's Kitchen was positive experience. Noise of the traffic was the only negative point. Else very calm.

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Lahti, Southern Finland, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location. Near bus and railway stations. Next to big shopping center. Old hotel that is recently renovated with a good taste. Two bed room was a bit small in size. Bed was good. Not sure if best possible choice for allergic persons as rooms and corridor have wall-to-wall carpets. Breakfast was tasty.

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Turku, Finland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Helka is situated perfectly near the communications and attractions in central Helsinki. The rooms are neat and quiet. Tea tray is included! The breakfast was good and the lobby bar had a good sample of enjoyable drinks in spite of being small. The service was excellent the evening I was there, and included tips about other nice restaurants in... More 

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SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Helka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CaFeLa, thank you for your review! It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you here soon again! Kind regards, Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka More 

Copenhagen
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am very positively surprised about this hotel. Having been able to book it a reduced rate (120 euro for 2 nights incl breakfast) I did not expect something more than a clean bed and simple breakfast. But this hotel is really elegant and either they did strike a special deal with Artek for showrooming their products or they did... More 

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SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Helka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear The FlyingSuitcase, thank you for your nice review! We are happy to hear that you found the hotel better than you expected! The hotel has been renovated with classical Finnish taste, and we find the Alvar Aalto furniture one of the best piece of Finnish design. Hopefully you’ll have a chance to try our sauna department next time you’re... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed few times during last couple years. Always a nice stay. Small but clean rooms, theres also a chance to rent an apartment up floor. If you had a chance try salmon soup at the restaurant, one of the best in scandinavia. Stuff are helpful. In walk distance from Kiasma museum and shopping downtown. 8 minutes walk to train station... More 

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SimoKohtala, Guest Relations Manager at Helka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Timofey S, Thank you for your review. It has been a pleasure to have you here! We do have an apartment to rent, but that is located in the building next door. Upstairs we have the private sauna department, that you are welcome to book next time you are visiting us! I will let our restaurant know your appreciation... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were friendly and helpful. The room perfect for the price and the facilities clean and well appointed. Breakfast was full of choice and tasty. We are having to leave before breakfast when we stay again later this week and they offered straight away to have a packed breakfast for us. So all in all have to say they... More 

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SimoKohtala, Guest Relations Manager at Helka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jog130, Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! You are welcome to visit us again! Kind regards, Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Helka from the 23rd to the 25th January, having booked a quick weekend away in Helsinki. The hotel is centrally located near to tram stops and the metro station and a 10 min walk from the main station where the buses from the airport stop. Reception provides an efficient and friendly service, the rooms have lovely... More 

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SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Helka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear peppie, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is nice to hear that you had a lovely time here at "The Lady Helka". I will tell your greetings also to our restaurant. Yes, that is true. Gorky Park was filmed in Helsinki and Stockholm, as the crew were denied access to Moscow. Kind regards, Simo... More 

Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel about 3 times, always for business purposes. Central position, walking distance from the main spots. Reception very fast and friendly. Rooms are not very big (some actually quite small), but very clean and midern style. Simple but excellent breakfast. My favourite in Helsinki

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SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Helka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MatteoZN, Thank you for your kind review and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Helka. Next time you might want to try our bigger, Premium, room. Kind regards, Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Top hotel. Centrally located (5-10 min walking from main train station where all the buses from the airport depart/finish route), couple of minutes from some attractions and shopping areas. Superb staff, friendly and helpful. Room was great, good space and distribution, smart decoration, toilet and shower very nice. All very clean and tidy. Saunas are on the top floor, separate... More 

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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*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
Helka Hotel Helsinki
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#11 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#13 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#20 Business Hotel in Helsinki

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