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“Pleasant surprise” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hellsten Helsinki Senate
Ranked #36 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Reijo S
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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72 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Evgeny S
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Ylivieska, Finland
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Cruinneach
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Genoa, Italy
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for four nights, along with other friends. We booked two units that included a bathroom and a private sauna. The bedrooms are spacious and quiet. The quality of sleep is very good. Very clean, although the towels are not changed daily.
Near the hotel you can take a tram into the city center within a few minutes, very convenient. In short, a very attractive value for money spent.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank francescog70
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Close to Market Square, Esplanade Park and historic centre.
On a tram route to Central Station.
Comfortable and warm with appropriate furnishings including a rather intrusive fold up bed stored in the bedroom.
The kitchen area is adequate but does not include a toaster or condiments. This is an apartment and not an hotel room so you need to take such essentials as tea, coffee, salt and pepper with you for a short stay. There is a small supermarket nearby.
The TV set is dated and reception range is limited.
There is no personal contact other than by phone - even check-in is made remotely as described by other reviewers. During the 3 nights we were there the apartment was not cleaned or serviced with new towels etc. The price of £37 per person per night seemed expensive for the quality of what we received.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank keith p
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Uusikaupunki, Finland
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Stayed here one weekend with four adults "getting away from the normal routine" kinda way. This is all about the location, but the other features are not bad either. When we booked, most of the reservation sites said you can not house four adults in one apartment. There was one site that allowed us to book one apartment, even when it said the sofabed is for two children. Unfortunately I don't remember the site, keep looking. The sofabed is big enough for two adults and the bedroom (at least we had) was almost huge. The price in this case was really cheap in Helsinki. Because me and my wife slept in the sofabed I can tell two nights is my max in that. You can sleep in it, but it is a sofabed alltogether.
The room otherwise offered good kitchen facitilies, but a little bit under average furniture. With this I mean unbroken, but basic stuff. Everything was clean and it was a very quiet street and neighborhood. The receptionist was really helpful, even we did not need anything special. She just told all the basic things, because in the weekend there is no one in duty at the reception. Toilet was functional and clean, something you would expect in Finland anyway.
There is just a very short walk to the centre and we found free parking space very close to the hotel. There is also small grocery and restaurants nearby.
I can honestly recommend this to families and friends if you are looking for a more independent housing comparing to a normal hotel and, like us, wanted to stay together and not run between two hotel rooms. This is our choice also in the future, because it is better equipped than the omenahotels in Helsinki.

Room Tip: We had the inner yard room and it was totally quiet. I don't believe the other rooms are much lo...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Juho39
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Property: Hellsten Helsinki Senate
Address: Kauppiaankatu 5, Helsinki 00160, Finland (Formerly StayAt Helsinki Senate)
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hellsten Helsinki Senate 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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, cafes, 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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