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“Neat modern hotel reasonable location” 4 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 65 Hotels in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Neat modern hotel reasonable location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2010

We stayed at Hotel Helka for one night (arriving late at the airport and getting a taxi - about 25 mins). Friendly service. Rooms were small but clean, quiet and modern with a designer feel (neutral colours, picture over the bed, ice cube bedside lights). The hotel isn't directly in the city centre but it's only about a 15 minute walk or tram ride to the market area. Very good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

Good location, good value for Helsinki. Easy to get to sites of interest and good sauna.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leuven, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

Really good hotel, no complaints, we loved everything about it. Very friendly staff, like always in Finland.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Moscow, Russia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

I chose this hotel partly because it was close to the Sibelius Academy, but it's also fairly close to the railway station. It's very stylish with smart decor, comfortable rooms, helpful, friendly staff, free internet and an excellent breakfast. I got a last minute special weekend room rate which was marvellous value for money.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

I stayed in Helka for 2 nights on my business trip. The stay was comfortable, but average.

The room was clean, not very spacious though. The staff was pretty friendly; though i didn't interact much.

The hotel also had sauna facilities, which i used and it was in excellent conditions.

The location of the hotel is pretty good as it is situated very near to the city center. Overall, a very avg experience with nothing special/different to boast of.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2010

stayed for 1 night. Was a great location, right in the centre of town! Breakfast was great and rooms were a nice size. Staff could have been a little more helpful though, but i think that it was ok!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2010

Liked the hotels location central . The buffet breakfast is well laid out . What scored for this hotel is the staff which is friednly and welcoming .
Rooms are small but comfortable

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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:
#9 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#10 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#11 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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