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Hotel Helka

5,444 reviews
+358 3 589613580

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Pets Allowed

Charming and romantic hotel in Helsinki, Finland

Couples will adore the Helka, an independent hotel in Helsinki, Finland.  Thanks to its clean rooms and friendly staff, this 4 star hotel does not skimp on providing guests with that luxury feel and treatment.  In addition, there's no more convenient location for travelers with an interest in both the natural and metropolitan features of this area of Finland.  Guests are within walking distance of many of the city’s attractions, and only a short drive or bikcycle ride to parks and other natural wonders.

The Helka, located in the Kamppi area, is very close to the Natural History Museum of Helsinki, the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Ateneum Art Museum and National Museum.  Finlandia Hall is also close by and a great to visit if you are interested in modern architecture or Finland’s politics.

Enjoy a free breakfast every morning

Start the day right with a complimentary breakfast cooked by the friendly staff.  There's also an on-site bar/lounge for drinks in the evening, and guests can order room service at specific hours.  If you don't have a laptop, just visit the hotel’s convenient computer station with free Wi-Fi which also available in every room.  There is a small surcharge for self-parking, but offsite parking is available at discounted rates.

This is a great hotel for couples, but the business center and meeting rooms make the Helka a good place to take clients or plan events.  The hotel is less likely to have kids running around than other hotels which specialize in accommodating families.  On days when you don't want to go outside, relax at the sauna or visit the library.

Comfortable rooms with views of Helsinki

The rooms at the Helka have bright, shower-only bathrooms, and features that include a minibar, Plasma TV and an ergonomic desk; standard amenities in 4 star rooms.  Guests, who are more interested in location and room comfort than the usual bells and whistles, will appreciate the service and style offered at the Helka. 

The bottom line

Situated close to the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Helsinki, the Helka provides their guests with a balance of city and nature, a touch off the beaten path from the strict family and business hotels.  The simplicity implied in its name is no fluke, the hotel offers no-frills but solid quality.  If you plan to travel to Helsinki with a special someone, the Helka should be your first choice.

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Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23
Helsinki, 00100
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User Highlights
"Beautiful landscape" "Exellent location"
95% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
City centre within easy reach, said 94%.
"Seamless check-in process" "Attentive staff"
98% found the staff to be very friendly.
88% said the reception staff was great.
"Fantastic buffet style breakfast" "Excellent variety for breakfast"
100% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Bar and Beverages
"Beer on tap" "Relaxing bar"
"Stable Wi-Fi" "New computer"
82% said the wifi quality was great.
"Fantastic interior architecture" "Calm atmosphere"
95% said it was a stylish hotel.
92% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
Value for money
"Excellent VFM" "Amazing price"
100% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
100% were happy with the price.
Wellness Area
"Premium spa products" "Sauna available"
85% loved the sauna.
100% said that wellness & sports facilities were clean.
"Fantastic interior architecture" "Excellent facilities"
77% thought the building was wonderful.
95% thought the architecture was beautiful.
"No safety deposit box" "Thin blankets"
65% said rooms were small.
84% said the beds were comfortable.
"Large single bed" "Single rooms are small"
65% said rooms were small.
84% said the beds were comfortable.

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Rooms could be larger
Bathroom could be optimized
Stylish hotel
Nice building
Expert Reviews
Owned by the Finnish YWCA, this is a pleasant, affordable alternative to the higher-price chain hotels.
Lonely Planet
One of the centre’s best midrange hotels – you can nearly always get a room cheaper than the listed price – the Helka has competent, friendly staff and excellent facilities.
The Hotel Helka is an upper-middle-range landmark property located in the center of Helsinki, and it's famed for being featured in the 1983 film "Gorky Park." Owned by the Finnish YWCA,...
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Free Breakfast
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Spa or Sauna
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Pet Fee: EUR 15 per accommodation, per night
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible