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Hellsten Helsinki Senate

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Kauppiaankatu 5, Helsinki 00160, Finland (Formerly StayAt Helsinki Senate) (Vironniemi)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 Maybe there are more recently remodeled rooms but what we got was shabby (stained walls and worn, outdated furniture) and essentially the bare minimum.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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Austria
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Before booking here, I read quite a few very positive reviews in German, but since our own experience I've read more and realise that there are also many negative ones. So, it seems a matter of luck whether you get a clean and functioning apartment or not. Most of the complaints are about lacking cleanliness, and this was one of... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights and would not stay again. Apartment was clean and had enough room but was very plain and uninspiring. No toaster and no oven, and 2 grill plates that did not heat up enough for a toasted sandwich. Lift that stopped on a landing between floors so suitcases had to still be carried up or down... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

As an independent solo traveller, I like being on my own and don't require much in the way of amenities. However, it's unlikely that I'll stay at the Hellsten Senate again. It's a real shame, because the apartment was very spacious given the price, and the location is convenient; the minuses were a bit too much for me, though. Minuses:... More

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Marseille, France
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I slept there for only one night for professional reasons. It was quiet, all was clean and the beds were comfortable. It was very practical to have two bathrooms in this apartment where we were four. A lot of space for us all, and very well situated (not far from the Tuomiokirkko Cathedral). The only bad point was the reception... 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
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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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