Although my stay was few months ago (in July), I believe my review is still useful.
The hotel is located in a quite area, somehow centrally, walking distance to the railway station and airport bus stop (next to railway station) being around 10 minutes, while to the port being approx. 20 min. A supermarket is located nearby and there’s also the Kamppi shopping center where in the basement the buses depart towards multiple destinations, including Porvoo (for a daily trip). Hotel area was clean and safe enough.
The hotel looks nice and very clean from both outside and inside. I had my room at 6th floor. The reception guys were very nice, polite and helped me with every question I had. Of course, everybody in Finland speaks English very well.
The room actually comprises of two rooms, the entrance one having a couch and another one (relatively small) with a very comfortable bed. The ceiling displays interesting pictures. Room was very clean. The bathroom was split into two, the main shower room and a Finnish sauna room (didn’t try it). There wasn’t any issue with the could or hot water, although there was no outside window to evacuate the shower steam.
Breakfast had plenty of choices, very tasty, no complaints. The breakfast area looked clean and nice decorated.
Overall, this was a very good choice for the price charged and I do recommend Helka for a pleasant stay 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