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“Nice Apartment Hotel Room, Nice Staff” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #36 of 66 hotels in Helsinki
Miami, Florida
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“Nice Apartment Hotel Room, Nice Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Although I can take Tram 4 or 4T to Hellsten Senate Hotel, instead I decide to take about a twenty minute walk from the city center.

I have booked a single room for the night but at check in I am upgraded to an apartment that is so large “I can play baseball in it”. My bathroom even has a sauna in it. Nice.

The staff here is friendly and helpful although the office stays open only until 5pm.

This property is in a nice quiet neighborhood with easy access to all of Helsinki's attractions with a tram stop less than a quarter mile away.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

If you're staying in Helsinki you'll need public transport, the tram is up the street, about 40 metres. These apartments have a part time reception crew but are well organised for out of hour arrivals and departures (they send an access code ahead of time, all electronic doors etc). Nice Art Deco inside and toasty warm rooms, living, dining and full kitchen if you want to cook and free laundry facilities available. Walking distance to convenience store, some restaurants and tram line. We had a room with a balcony and our own sauna, great fun!

Room Tip: Request a balcony and/or a sauna
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Very nice (clean and peaceful) apartment and suitable for family staying near the city of Helsinki. Very good value for price. There were some cups and plates in the kitchen, but no sugar, salt etc...

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I did not have high expectations of this apartment hotel but I was pleasantly surprised.

I had a very spacious one bedroom apartment, large living area with kitchenette in the corner and dining area. In the bedroom there was a nice double bed and two sturdy looking foldaway beds neatly stored in the corner.

All windows had good curtains (a must in the summertime Finland) and I even had a small balcony, which was lovely.

There is a shop just down the road where you can go and stock up on all lovely Finnish food, you will have everything you can think of back in the hotel to store and cook whatever you buy.

I only wish I'd stayed for longer time!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great location just minutes from the city center. Wi-fi is included, has a microwave, full size refrigerator, stove top and dishes/pots/etc. Includes the use of laundry services and a private sauna. Would absolutely stay in this location in the future. Best hotel of the 5 we stayed in within Helsinki.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

"+":
-not far from city center & ferry
-free wifi
-room has a small kitchen

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Looks like not Hotel, but apart-hotel. Hotel has no receiption on weekends, have to call to check in.

Nothing more to add. At all. 200 char are too many.

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Ylivieska, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We had a family room and it was a way more than we expected. The apartment was really spacious, I guess about 70 m2 or 750 ft2. We called to the hotel before we arrived and asked for sauna or balcony and they said that they do what they can but they couldn't promise for sure. And when we arrived we realized that they had listened our wishes and we had sauna AND balcony at the city center!!! Room had a cosy furniture with oak parquet, very good beds for 5 persons + sofa, functional kitchen with coffee machine, crockery and dishwasher. We payed extra for a car park at the basement. Overall the hotel was worth each and every penny. Good service when we called to the hotel. No staff (at least not at night time), but easy to check in using the door code and following the instructions by phone at the reception.

Room Tip: Ask for sauna and balcony ;)
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hellsten Helsinki Senate

Also Known As:
Hellsten Helsinki Senate Hotel Helsinki
Hellsten Helsinki Senate Hotel
Accome Senate Helsinki
Accome Senate Hotel Helsinki
Address: Kauppiaankatu 5, Helsinki 00160, Finland (Formerly StayAt Helsinki Senate)
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Helsinki
#23 Business Hotel in Helsinki
#30 Family Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hellsten Helsinki Senate 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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