I remember this hotel about then years back being a little shabby but what a great facelift they have made!
Scandinav-ish simplicity with modern boutique-ish details: Sansevieria pot plant, award-winning design lamp and clever forest/countryside landscape pictures create soul-nourishing niceties.
The single room on the courtyard side was quiet despite the central location by a busy street. Large bed could have been a little softer to my taste.
Small and homely top floor sauna will stay in my memories because for the first time I saw someone with a tablet computer in sauna :D ! And no, he was not Finnish....
Breakfast was also homely set, fresh and tasty. Boiled eggs could have been warm and munavoi with carelian pies could have been softer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casual Elegance inspired by Finnish Design and Nature! Only 250 meters 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. Guests can enjoy drinks and snacks in Helka’s trendy Lobby Bar. 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