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Hellsten Helsinki Senate

3.5 of 5 Kauppiaankatu 5, Helsinki 00160, Finland (Formerly StayAt Helsinki Senate)
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Tropical Barnsley
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great apartments. Great location: quiet but close to the waterfront. Good little kitchen area (coffee machine, kettle, fridge freezer hob microwave) a toaster would be nice!!! (as no grill either). Clean, and easy to access. About 50 Euros in a taxi from the airport but pretty easy to work out the transport options once you know where it is. Supermarket... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really friendly staff, all were very helpful. Comfy clean rooms and good shower. At first we wondered where all the cutlery and plates were, but turned out they were all still in the dishwasher after being recently cleaned! Would be nice if there were some instructions for the cooker Would recommend

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is more an apartment than a hotel. We had a large apartment with sauna in the art nouveau building. The location is ideal, just a few minutes walk from the centre of the city. The room was clean and quiet, but the walls were a bit shabby (which did not disturb us) and sparsely furnished in a typically Nordic... More

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Launceston, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here 4 nights and we were thankful that there was a lot to see in Helsinki even though it rained more often than not. The room we had was definitely not up to standard. The furnishings were old and sparse. The seats were dirty and old. The bathroom was ok except for the smell of sewerage and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place! My room was actually a FULL APARTMENT...complete with balcony on the top floor. I was VERY pleased. It's very close to the outdoor market and the bay. The city center is about a 20 minute walk, and, even in the rain, it was a scenic stroll. I loved it. The cost was so low that I... More

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Dmitrov, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good choice between standard hotel room and cosy self-catering apartment. We have an apartment with 1 bed-room with a fire-place, kichenette and sauna. The location is great you could walk to the center in 10 mins or use a tram, the proximity to piers is helpfull as you could enjoy a bay cruise or even trip to Stockholm or... More

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Tshwane, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've stayed at Hellsten earlier and recalled it was a pretty decent, affordable place for a family of 4. Maybe there are more recently remodeled rooms but what we got was shabby (stained walls and worn, outdated furniture) and essentially the bare minimum. It was hot in Helsinki when we arrived and the apartment was so stuffy, actually pretty close... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I found the location really convinient and it was good to have more space than you would in a standard hotel room. It was nice to have a fridge and the option to cook for ourselves too. It's not luxurious, no, but for the price, it's definitely worth it. I would recommend staying there for the location, room size and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
33 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Helsinki is very expensive, so the Hellsten represents good value. What I liked was the convenience to public transport and as I had come specifically to see something on Suomenlinna Island, was pleased to find the ferry down the road. When I arrived quite late on a Sunday evening, as the reception is not manned, there was another person who... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I stayed here b/c I needed a room ASAP and got a great price on Orbitz (+ a coupon from Retail Me Not). I would only stay here again for the right price. The apt I got was clean-ish, but tired. There were 2 burned out light bulbs and pretty much everything could have used a good deep cleaning. The... More

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Address: Kauppiaankatu 5, Helsinki 00160, Finland (Formerly StayAt Helsinki Senate)
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hellsten Helsinki Senate 3.5*
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Hellsten Helsinki Senate Hotel Helsinki
Accome Senate Helsinki
Accome Senate Hotel Helsinki

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Hellsten Helsinki Senate is located in Katajanokka, one of the most exclusive districts in the heart of Helsinki. It is a promontory surrounded by water, just a stone's throw from the city centre and its attractions. Katajanokka is separated from the mainland by a channel, but it is possible to reach the city area by four bridges. Katajanokka is also the place where ferries from Stockholm and Tallin dock. Helsinki-Vantaa airport is just a 30 minute drive away. All of the major amenities, including shops, cafés, restaurants and cinemas are within walking distance from Hellsten Senate. The hotel has 52 designed one and two bedroom apartments each with a kitchenette, telephone, satellite TV and free internet access. Some of the apartments have their own sauna. A common sauna can be used as well as common laundry facilities. This old renovated building from 1915 has self contained rooms and apartments ranging in sizes from 28 to 160 square meters penthouse suite. All apartments are equipped with kitchenettes for cooking your own food. ... more   less 
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