$125 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 28, 2014 Check-out: Dec 1, 2014

Helka Hotel Helsinki

3 stars
Pohjoinen rautatiekatu 23, 00100 HELSINKI, Helsinki, 00100
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
17 reviews
one night

I stayed in this hotel just for one night. From outside it looks modestly, but staff were friendly,... See full review

  • Fedorchenko
  • May 10, 2014
Reasonable

This hotel is very reasonable. But it is not near by station. Comfortable,because around many... See full review

  • iyashiteiyasahiteatoippun
  • Sep 4, 2014
Enjoy retro-modern elegance at this mid-town Helsinki landmark
Designed in 1928 by renowned Finnish architect Wivi Lonn, the landmark Helka Hotel stands in the cultural and historic heart of Helsinki, within minutes of all major attractions including the Ateneum Art Museum, the Cathedral of Helsinki and Market Square. The hotel is a model of Finnish style and culture: classic Artek furnishings, authentic Finnish cuisine and luxurious saunas (fees apply) are among the hotel’s traditional amenities. The sleek lobby bar and a Finnish design shop drive visual appeal.
Highlights
  • Bright Finnish design gives the hotel a distinct, authentic character
  • Surrounded by major Helsinki sights, all within walking distance or tram rides
  • Excellent in-house saunas, lobby bar and authentic Finnish restaurant
  • Complimentary self-service breakfast
Rooms
The 150 guest rooms at Helka Hotel Helsinki sport the clean, Functionalist lines and furnishings that are the trademarks of Finnish design. The modern rooms here feature cool, lively hues, stylish lamp fixtures and the piece de resistance: colorful artwork on the ceilings above cozy beds. Guests enjoy complimentary wired Internet access and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and on-demand movies. Room service is available.
Features
Located in the heart of Helsinki, the Helka Hotel places guests within minutes of major destinations: Senate Square, the Ateneum Art Museum, Toolonlahti Bay and the National Museum are an easy stroll or tram ride away.

Helka Hotel Helsinki guests enjoy a complimentary self-serve breakfast including cheeses, herring, eggs, fruits, pastries and more. The hotel’s Restaurant Helken Keittio presents fresh, tasty a la carte Finnish cuisine in an elegant yet casual setting. Bar Helken Baari, located in the hotel’s elegant lobby, offers a mix of local and international cocktails. Guests are welcome to stop by the hotel’s stylish cigar bar. Same-day laundry and ironing services from Monday to Friday and a multi-lingual 24-hour front desk complete the picture of Finnish hospitality at the Helka Hotel.
Transportation
  • Central Railway Station (0.5 mi/1 km)
  • Helsinki International Airport (8.1 mi/13 km)
Attractions
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • National Museum of Finland (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Ateneum Art Museum (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Cathedral of Helsinki/Senate Square (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Toolonlahti Bay (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
  • Sea Life Helsinki (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Seurasaari Open-Air Museum (2.9 mi/4.6 km)
  • Suomenlinna Sea Fortress (3 mi/4.9 km)
Business
  • Business services available on request
  • 3 meeting and event rooms
  • High-speed wireless Internet access in lobby and restaurant

Hotel Map

60.17 24.9269
Area served
Helsinki.
Nearby airports
Vantaa (HEL) 16.8 km, Ulemiste (TLL) 84.4 km.
Area description
Location at the City Center, Kamppi district: 150 meters from Kamppi Subway station and shopping mall.

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Helka Hotel Helsinki Rooms

Standard Room
Casual stylish Single or Twin room. The bright and compact rooms are furnished with products from famous Finnish company Artek and Finnish top designers. Amenities in room: Cosy bed, WC, Shower, Towels, Linen, shampoo and soap, Satellite TV and Pay-TV, Phone, Minibar, Air conditioning, Complimentary WiFi connection, Hair dryer, Room service (limited hours).
Premium Room
Larger room + Wider bed in Single room, Premium toiletries, Bathrobe and slippers, Laptop pillow, 1 soft drink/person/day from minibar free of charge, Rental bicycle for 2 hours in summer time free of charge(subject to availability), Early check-in and late check-out free of charge(subject to availability), Free glass of sparkling wine when having dinner at restaurant Helkan Keittio

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free internet in room
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Spa
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet in room
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Sibelius Academy: 0.1 mi
  • Rock Church: 0.2 mi
  • Ateneum: 0.5 mi
  • Helsinki Railway station: 0.5 mi
  • Ateneum Art Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Toolo: 0.6 mi
  • Kluuvi: 0.7 mi
  • Ruoholahti: 0.7 mi
  • Punavuori: 0.7 mi
  • Finnish National Opera: 0.7 mi
  • Helsinki Senate Square: 0.8 mi
  • Kaartinkaupunki: 0.9 mi
  • Helsinki Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • Sibelius Park: 0.9 mi
  • Eira - Kaivopuisto - Ullanlinna: 1 mi
  • Sibelius Academy: 0.1 mi
  • Rock Church: 0.2 mi
  • Ateneum: 0.5 mi
  • Helsinki Railway station: 0.5 mi
  • Ateneum Art Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Toolo: 0.6 mi
  • Kluuvi: 0.7 mi
  • Ruoholahti: 0.7 mi
  • Punavuori: 0.7 mi
  • Finnish National Opera: 0.7 mi
  • Helsinki Senate Square: 0.8 mi
  • Kaartinkaupunki: 0.9 mi
  • Helsinki Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • Sibelius Park: 0.9 mi
  • Eira - Kaivopuisto - Ullanlinna: 1 mi
  • Presidential Palace: 1.1 mi
  • Uspenski Cathedral: 1.1 mi
  • Kallio: 1.3 mi
  • Mannerheim Museum: 1.3 mi
  • The Swimming Stadium: 1.4 mi
  • Katajanokka: 1.5 mi
  • Linnanmäki: 1.5 mi
  • Helsinki Zoo: 2 mi
  • Pasila Railway station - Business district: 2.1 mi
  • Suomenlinna: 2.7 mi
  • Hartwall Areena: 2.8 mi
  • Aalto University: 3.6 mi
  • Verajamaki: 4.2 mi
  • Leppõvaara: 4.9 mi
  • Vantaa: 9.4 mi

Dining

Restaurant Helkan Keittio
Our a la carte menu includes Finnish and international classics. Our chefs prepares everything from the scratch by using fresh ingredients.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Saarni max 60 persons, Koivu max 30 persons and Takkahuone max 10 persons.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (17)

Ratings and reviews for Helka Hotel Helsinki

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
3.9
Value:
4.2

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
iyashiteiyasahiteatoippun
Business
Japan
Sep 4, 2014

Reasonable

This hotel is very reasonable. But it is not near by station. Comfortable,because around many shop,restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Konnichiwa
Business
Cambridge, MA
Jul 13, 2014

Helka Hotel

Clean, simple hotel with friendly, helpful staff. They made excellent recommendations for restaurant choices, how to use the bus and arrange for an early morning taxi. Breakfast is quite a spread, from Karelian pies (piirakas), cheeses, breads, fruit, oatmeal cereal bar, eggs, bacon, salami, salads and more. The sauna on the 6th floor is beautiful and spotless. My only recommendation would be new, firmer mattresses.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk 10 minutes to the main train station. Take the Finnair bus (Location #30) to the airport for 6.30€. It leaves every 20 minutes.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fedorchenko
Business
Moscow region, Russia
May 10, 2014

one night

I stayed in this hotel just for one night. From outside it looks modestly, but staff were friendly, and room is very clear, but very small. Taking in account it is in the city center, plus good breakfast, I will choose it next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

it is near museums, shops, railway station and many restaurants are around.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Galway
Business
Galway
Apr 3, 2014

Good value near city centre

Room clean and moderately sized (standard single). Bathroom clean. Breakfast good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
noeynavigator
Business
Florida
Jul 11, 2013

Happy in Helsinki

I was so happy with my visit to Helsinki and I was equally happy with the Hotel Helka. The hotel is in a very good location so see more of the city than just the main Esplande area. We rented bikes from the hotel for the entire day (40 euro) and had ourselves a little adventure in the Toolo area (just nw of the hotel). We also rode bikes all around the city as Helsinki has some of the best bike paths I have seen in a city. There is a cool bike path that looks like it cut right out of the rock right outside the hotel and that takes you to the seafront in about 10min. As for the hotel itself, the bar area is very nice, our hotel room was nice and I love the picture on the ceiling. I was very happy with the Sauna facilities as well. Very clean. Overall, it's one of the best cities in Europe. The weather was also absolutely beautiful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Denis. It's Helsinki's version of a chain Italian restaurant (I think), but was really, really good. I try and avoid that type of thing when in any city, but I was pleasantly surprised. The beetroot and goat cheese pasta was delightful.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Magoconn
Business
San Francisco, ca
Jun 29, 2013

Hotel Helka

I highly recommend the Hotel Helka in Helsinki. The location is convenient, near good public transit and close to estuary ts. The hotel staff is very accommodating and their English is excellent, so you have no problem in being understood. Wi-fi was fast; breakfast was excellent. Overall, a good choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the team all over. Fast & convenient.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Evansmeow
Business
Taiwan
Jun 24, 2013

excellent breakfast

The hotel has a variety of breakfast selection, good location and close to the centre.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
greyowl
Business
Switzerland
Apr 4, 2013

Very convenient, excellent facilities

It's the second time we stay here. The rooms are great, the breakfast very generous with a huge choice, a sauna is available, and it's very central. Great value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Helka Hotel Helsinki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
baysidegal
Business
Bayside, New York, USA
Aug 24, 2011

Simple, clean and convenient hotel

Helka Hotel was conveniently located...the staff were able to give me directions to where I needed to go to. The room was small but clean and had everything I needed....including a hair dryer, TV with internet capabilities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
yellowlm
Business
leuven, belgium
Aug 9, 2011

excellent hotel!

very good hotel! nice, frendly and very helpful staff, great breakfast, excellent room(nice decoration, facilities)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

the TV was reacting a bit slow to the remote control and several channels were missing (by missing i mean you get a black screen!)

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