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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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Ranked #35 of 66 hotels in Helsinki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014
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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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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
71 helpful votes 71 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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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San Francisco, California
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4 hotel reviews
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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed here for four nights over the new year period. We had emailed the hotel prior to our arrival to clarify the arrival process and they were extremely helpful and responsive. There was absolutely no problem with gaining access to the apartment, despite not arriving until almost midnight, the main door code worked fine, there was someone to answer... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We stayed in this place early December. It was our first time in Finland and we absolutely had no idea what to expect. We didn't have very high expectations from the reviews here but this place is EXCELLENT and we really don't know what people have had an problem with. The apartments are HUGE. We had a very spacious lounge,... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The apartment well exceeded our expectations. They were very clean & very well equipped. Great location for the city centre. The antique lift (Hissi) was very quaint. We look forward to returning. All in all a delightful experience

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Additional Information about Hellsten Helsinki Senate

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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Also Known As:
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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