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This was my second stay at Hotel Helka and the rooms are clean, quiet and comfortable and the breakfast buffet is delicious.

Jenna and everyone on staff were so helpful. We needed help getting laundry done. They sorted it out! We needed a fan, done. We needed to stay an extra night at the last minute, they were able to make it happen. Super great! Also being able to use Netflix on the tv was great too.

In this instance, you get much more than you pay for. The hotel staff made me feel valued and was courteous at every interaction. The provided breakfast alone was worth the money paid for the stay, be sure to check that out. The TV has the option for Youtube and Bluetooth use, which is way better than most hotel rooms with limited cable options. The beds were quite comfortable, and I love the ability to open the windows and enjoy that crisp Finnish air. I can't say enough good things about Hotel Helka!

Modern hotel with great design, helpful staff and good breakfast.

Very clean, excellent breakfast and helpful staff. I’d stay here again

Although the hotel was nice, it could use some improvement. Towel rack in the bathroom is way too close to the toilet so it's difficult to lay out towels on it to dry. Room was also missing some basics which I'm accustomed to receiving in even 3* hotels. There were only 2 towels (medium sized, no face cloths or towels to put on the floor or hand towels or hair towels), also no conditioner or hand soap (shower gel was provided for hands). It also seems like they're renovating so even though the pictures look very nice and the rooms modern the majority of rooms don't look like the pictures and are far more dated. Breakfast is also served from 8am which I've never experienced at a hotel, everywhere I've been has been from 6am as some guests have early tours or flights to get to and an 8am breakfast is far too late.

The staff was friendly and helpful, beds and rooms comfortable. It's near the train station and central to many museums sites and shopping. The breakfast buffet was good. It's billed as a budget hotel but didn't feel like it.

I stayed at Helka while attending a conference, but lingered for a couple more days to take in the winter scenery as well as some museums. The hotel is located steps away from the train station; the journey from and to the airport was but a breeze. We mainly walked everywhere--despite the snow--and it was a pleasure as most museums, restaurants, and shops are nearby. The restaurant at the hotel is another treasure. We ate there a couple of times during our stay and were never dissapointed.

Great place for spending few nights during business trip to Helsinki

If you're looking for a fair practice hotel with tram access this is a great place to stay

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

The Hotel is very modern look. the staff is very attentive and on call 24 houtrs. I booked a single room, with a small closet, desk and bed and night stand. The only complaint I would have is the size of the bathroom is small but most European bathrooms are the same. Close to public transportation and attractions. Very nice breakfast. Room also has AC, which is rare in Europe to find. Great place for the money.

The hotel is modest but clean and comfortable. It is within walking distance of the railway station. 5 minutes walk to the west of the hotel there is a beautful park and beach for walking or jogging. The standing table breakfast is excellent.

Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23 Helsinki

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Finlandia Hall and Stockmann
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Etelainen District, Hotel Helka is within a 5-minute walk of Natural History Museum of Helsinki and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Temppeliaukio Church. This 151-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a computer station.


Dining

Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

The 151 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, phones, and desks. 49-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

A local mainstay since 1928, Hotel Helka offers free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and a library. Self parking is offered for EUR 32 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with securing valuables, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Comfort Twin Room

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Comfort Single Room

1 Large Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Junior Suite

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Comfort Double Room

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hotel Helka

Everyone (8) Couples (3) Business (3) Family (1) Other (8) Friends (1)
5
Everyone

This was my second stay at Hotel Helka and the rooms are clean, quiet and comfortable and the breakfast buffet is delicious.

By on Oct 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 17, 2019

Hello friend, Thank you for leaving feedback and giving us a full score! We are so glad to hear that you are already visiting us a second time and were able to have a great stay once again. Hope to see you at Helka for the third time soon!

5
Partner Couples

Jenna and everyone on staff were so helpful. We needed help getting laundry done. They sorted it out! We needed a fan, done. We needed to stay an extra night at the last minute, they were able to make it happen. Super great! Also being able to use Netflix on the tv was great too.

By on Oct 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 8, 2019

Hello Friend, Thank you vey much for the feedback! I will forward your message to Jenna and the whole team. See you soon again!

5
Everyone

By on May 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 5, 2019

Dear Emiro, thanks for the review! Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and got to try our sauna and relax over there for a while. Have a great summer! Warm regards, Johannes / Reception Helka

5
Everyone

In this instance, you get much more than you pay for. The hotel staff made me feel valued and was courteous at every interaction. The provided breakfast alone was worth the money paid for the stay, be sure to check that out. The TV has the option for Youtube and Bluetooth use, which is way better than most hotel rooms with limited cable options. The beds were quite comfortable, and I love the ability to open the windows and enjoy that crisp Finnish air. I can't say enough good things about Hotel Helka!

By on Jan 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 7, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time and writing this lovely feedback! We are pleased to hear that your stay in Helka exceeded your expectations. We wish to see you here again! Best wishes

5
Everyone

Modern hotel with great design, helpful staff and good breakfast.

By , from St Petersburg on Oct 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 4, 2018

Dear Vladimir, Thank you for the feedback. Happy to hear that you enjoyed Helka throughout! Hope to see you here again. All the best

5
Everyone

Very clean, excellent breakfast and helpful staff. I’d stay here again

By on Jun 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 28, 2018

Dear Orbitz, Thank you for the lovely feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast! Hope to see you again in Helka! All the best.

3

nice but needs improvement

Everyone

Although the hotel was nice, it could use some improvement. Towel rack in the bathroom is way too close to the toilet so it's difficult to lay out towels on it to dry. Room was also missing some basics which I'm accustomed to receiving in even 3* hotels. There were only 2 towels (medium sized, no face cloths or towels to put on the floor or hand towels or hair towels), also no conditioner or hand soap (shower gel was provided for hands). It also seems like they're renovating so even though the pictures look very nice and the rooms modern the majority of rooms don't look like the pictures and are far more dated. Breakfast is also served from 8am which I've never experienced at a hotel, everywhere I've been has been from 6am as some guests have early tours or flights to get to and an 8am breakfast is far too late.

By , from Miami on Mar 4, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 9, 2018

Hello Sara, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I think that you have maybe visited one of our not yet renovated Smart rooms. We will have fully renovated all rooms by the end of this year, at the moment about 40% of the rooms have a new, more modern look. I am sorry that the towels were not correct, all our rooms are equipped with bath towel, floor mat and face towel per person. I will let our housekeeping staff know about this, apologies. Nest time you visit us, I recommend booking a Comfort room, in Comfort rooms we provide you with our lovely Thann-conditioner and body lotion. Our breakfast starts 6.30 on Monday to Friday, Saturday and Sunday we start serving at 7.00. If you have an early flight or you just happen to be an early bird, our reception offers early breakfast before the actual buffet breakfast opens. Have a lovely spring and see you again!

5

hip hotel in a great location at a great price

Everyone

The staff was friendly and helpful, beds and rooms comfortable. It's near the train station and central to many museums sites and shopping. The breakfast buffet was good. It's billed as a budget hotel but didn't feel like it.

By , from chicago on Jun 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 7, 2017

Thank you for your comment. Great to hear that you enjoyed our staff service, and also felt comfortable in our lovely rooms. We try to keep our breakfast always as it's best and it's nice to hear that we got you satisfied. See you next time!

5

sojourn for business and pleasure

Everyone

I stayed at Helka while attending a conference, but lingered for a couple more days to take in the winter scenery as well as some museums. The hotel is located steps away from the train station; the journey from and to the airport was but a breeze. We mainly walked everywhere--despite the snow--and it was a pleasure as most museums, restaurants, and shops are nearby. The restaurant at the hotel is another treasure. We ate there a couple of times during our stay and were never dissapointed.

By , from Washington DC on Nov 27, 2016

5

exellent business trip

Business

Great place for spending few nights during business trip to Helsinki

By on Nov 7, 2015

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