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“Nice, clean, central” 5 of 5 stars
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Helka Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki 00100, Finland   |  
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Ranked #10 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Rome, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice, clean, central”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

This hotel is very close to the center and to the bus and metro station. It`s clean and cheap if you can find to get a good deal booking with a fligth package. Also the breakfast included is good. If you can take a trip to Porvoo by taking the bus, the hotel staff was very helpfull to let me find the way to get there. I was less happy to go to Tallin with a 2 hrs ride boat. Take a faster one. Above all I will suggest to stai in this nice hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

Helka is very nice hotel, great service, good breakfast and lovely rooms (my room had a private sauna, which was very nice on a rainy August night).

Everyone at the hotel was very friendly, ready and willing to offer help with whatever was needed. Rooms were very comfortable and clean, even though room faced a street it was still very quiet.

Hotel is about 15 min walk from all Helsinki attractions.

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling to Helsinki.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

We stayed at the Helka Hotel 6 nights. It is centrally located, free wifi in the lobby, quiet rooms due to double glazing on the windows. Breakfast buffet food is diverse and bountiful. There are one or two bicycles for rent, tables outdoors along the sidewalk for an evening drink, free sauna on the top floor.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Budapest, Hungary
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23 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

This 3-star jewel could very well be the best hotel I've ever stayed in. I've enjoyed here facilities that even some 4-star hotels didn't have - sauna, digital TV with internet, etc. The room I stayed in, despite overlooking a backyard, was very modern, fully-equipped and I simply loved the big poster of a mountain landscape on the ceiling! Everything was very clean, and breakfast was, I would say, far more than you would expect from a 3-star facility. As for location, the hotel is 10 minutes walking (at most) from the Central Station, so it's very convenient in that respect as well. Awesome establishment!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

First of all, the location ist quite good. Close to everything...
The hotel itself looks a littlebit rundown, but the rooms have a nice style.
the bathroom was a bit tiny, the beds could be more comfortable and the breakfast was disappointing...
really nice alto furniture all over the place...
we stayed there for 5 nights. it was ok, but next time i would look for another one...

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Herlev, Denmark
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

The hotel is located in a renovated old building within a walking distance from the main railway station and not far away to other Helsinki's attractions: the cathedral, town square and Opera House. Both public areas and the rooms make a very good impression in terms of the quality and faciliites. Wireless Internet and car parking are available free of charge.
Beds were comfortable and despite having a room facing the street there was no noticeble noise. The choice of products for breakfast was quite OK.
I would definitely recommend Helka for all travellers seeking good value for a decent price.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

Excellent hotel for the money. The room was extremely comfortable and no more than two blocks away from a subway station. At the end of the day the on-site sauna provided a relaxing venue. I definitely would return to this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Helka Hotel

Address: Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#11 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#13 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#20 Business Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Helka Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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