This is a very reasonably priced hotel in a central location – very convenient to the main train station which is why we chose it. We were very happy there for a night, but wouldn’t choose to stay for a longer period.
The hotel is an old property that has been “made-over” using contemporary Scandinavian style – but nothing can disguise that it is a bit tired and run down.
Every staff member we dealt with was delightful – helpful and well versed in customer service.
We arrived around 11.30 am off a cruise ship – and were delighted to be checked into our room immediately. Our room was very compact, especially the bathroom – but everything was in good working order, the bed was very comfortable, and it was quiet and peaceful. We also appreciated that there was a small balcony (no outlook unfortunately) and windows which opened allowing for fresh air in our room.
A very good breakfast was included in the nightly rate. There was a nice little bar downstairs where we had a very pleasant night-cap before heading for bed.
I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again if we were in transit in Helsinki.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Helka Hotel Helsinki