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“very stylish hotel in great location”
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Hotel Helka
Ranked #13 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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Reviewed 22 May 2007

We stayed at the Helka for 5 days in May and had a fantastic stay in a hotel I would definitely recommend.

The location is perfect - 10 minute walk from the railway station, 5 minute walk from bars, restaurants and shops and 2 minutes from the Church in the Rock.

The room we stayed in was beautifully clean and stylish - although twin beds. Great decor, including the canvas design overhead. Free internet access was another bonus as was the free morning sauna and sumptuous breakfast buffet.

Staff at the hotel, bar and restaurant were always friendly and happy to help and the hotel is excellent value for money. The rooms aren't huge - but they're big enough for kipping in for a few days.

Helsinki is a beautiful city - if you're visiting, be sure to visit the islands around the city, buy local beer rather than imports and for something totally different and bizarre, visit Hevimesta, the heavy metal karaoke night - amazing!!

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2007

Helka is a very nice styled hotel, located right in Helsinki's city center, with many of the sights within walking distance. The actual rooms nice nicely furnished and reasoably clean, but some are quite small considering the price. Size and layout varies between rooms, so it would be worth asking to see a couple before accepting one.

Downstairs is a nice lobby fully furnished with Alvar Aalto design chairs, sofa's and such, and a very nice bar serving drinks at reasonable prices (open until 1 am).

I would recommend staying at Helka if you can shell out the room prices and like designer interiors.

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled on business
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13  Thank Ben2007
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Reviewed 16 February 2007

Nice hotel in good location for seeing Helsinki.
Nothing special but clean.

Stayed: February 2007
2  Thank 5166narda
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Reviewed 22 January 2007

I chose the Helka by reading Trip Advisor's comments. I was on a business trip and wanted to find a decent and not expensive hotel downtown. The hotel is an anonymous building 5 minutes walk far from the railway station and main tram stops. I booked a single room, small with a view on the rear. Bed was too soft for my backbone. Bathroom with shower. Essential wardrobe. In short, all was very functional (not basic). Breakfast with wide choice of food except cakes or pastries (for Italians not good...).
Staff very friendly when requested any kind of info or help. Could not book a sauna after work, it was always full. If you don't need special requirements, if you search for a quality/price rate, so Helka is a convenient choice, expecially in a city so expensive like Helsinki. As Italian I recommend to taste Finnish restaurants (ravintola), I was positively surprised. Don't drink wine: it's terribly expensive. You'd rather drink their beer, Lapin Kulta.

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled on business
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5  Thank fabri
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Reviewed 31 December 2006

Wonderful room with an exceptionally helpful staff. One is two blocks from Rock Church and approximately 1/3 of a mile from downtown Helsinki, so the location is outstanding. I only partook of the breakfast once. It was spare by Scandinavian standards but most Americans will be more than satisfied.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled solo
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3  Thank maasai1066
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Additional Information about Hotel Helka

Address: Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#11 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#11 Family Hotel in Helsinki
#13 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#20 Business Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range: ₹ 7,196 - ₹ 14,160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Helka 4*
Number of rooms: 150
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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