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Hotel Helka

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Helka is a unique private hotel in the heart of Helsinki, built in an old 1920s building. Our stylish interior is decorated with carefully chosen Finnish design classics such as Alvar Aalto and Artek, to name a few. We have 151 rooms on five floors where design and functionality are well combined. Helka is close to almost everything Helsinki has to offer: main attractions, city buzz, culture, parks and calming waterside nature. For us, it’s all about you. We are passionate about customer service and making you happy is always our first priority – wherever you come from, Helka makes you feel at home. Helka is a discrimination-free zone. Helka strives for good also on a larger scale. Our owner YWCA is continuously addressing profits from hotel operations to girls and women of all ages around the world. So, you also can do good by being our guest in Hotel Helka.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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Offers & Announcements:10% off room rate


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
118Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
42Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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Nice small hotel. The staff is very friendly, the only minor disadvantage is that the rooms are not very But, but just enough for two people. In the hotel we stayed in winter and the heating was with a classic radiator, very pleasant feeling!
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Response from HotelHelka, Receptionist at Hotel Helka
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for your review Valter! Some of our rooms are relatively small compared to others, but to ensure a large room customers can always opt to choose a Comfort room or a Junior Suite which are all quite large in size :). Thank you once more for your review and hope to see you again. Sincerely, Johannes
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Hotel's Favourite
I have stayed several times in Hotel Helka on my business trips and I can highly recommend it. When checking in, you can use the kiosk with touch-UI by yourself and its very easy and fast. Also when checking out, you can just leave your key card to the box in the lobby. The
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Very nice hotel in Helsinki good selection of breakfast, nice and clean rooms reception was helpful in guiding to main points of city, walking distance from Metro and tramways station also close to shipping center restaurants
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Response from HotelHelka, Receptionist at Hotel Helka
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your review ara_hala, Nice to hear that you enjoyed your trip. Like you said our hotel is only 100 meters from the closest metro station and only around 700 meters from the Central Railway Station, which might make it even more convinient to travel also outside Helsinki on your next trip :). Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Johannes / Reception
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Very nice hotel in central Helsinki with walking distance to most major attractions. Great breakfast with a fair selection of youghurt, porrigde, breads, fruit and more. Only negative is that you hear when people talk in the corridor, but overall a peaceful stay.
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Response from HotelHelka, Service Manager at Hotel Helka
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Jimmy W, Thank you for the feedback, very much appreciated. Hopefully we will meet again in Helka! Oona H.
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Really enjoyed our stay at Helka. We received a warm friendly welcome on our arrival with all of the information we needed for our stay. Great location and easy walking distance to the main town, train station and main attractions. Brilliant buffet breakfast with a large
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Response from HotelHelka, Receptionist at Hotel Helka
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings Quest08477937247, and thank you so much for your kind words. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the guest sauna. It is just like Karelian pies one of the most important Finnish customs, we are happy to hear you got to enjoy both during your stay in Finland :). We definitely should make clearer messages in hotel to advice customers about the chaning rooms in the sauna in order to make it more easier for customers to use sauna. Thank you for the tip! Sincerely, Johannes / Reception
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Hello Alex, There is no extra charge for guests, this is included in the price. Welcome! Oona H. / Service Manager
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Hello, We always recommend using the train. Train takes you from the airport straight to the city center in 30 minutes. From the central station you will reach Helka after a 10 minute walk. we are located on the edge of the city center, in the quiet part of an area called Kamppi. Everything is very easy to reach from Helka. See you soon! Oona H. / Service Manager
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Dear bmshull, We still have rooms available, please contact the hotel directly. Kind regards Simo Helka
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Do rooms have a shower?
Dear bmshull, Yes, we have a shower in every room. Welcome! Warm regards Simo Helka
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parking is included?
Dear Kfir E, We have a few parking place 20€ / night. I highly recommend to book it in advance. Kind regards Simo Kohtala Helka
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"I asked for upper floor, away from front of hotel to be quieter."
"They are all similar"
"Upgrading to a room with a private sauna is really worth it"
"inside rooms will be great, no sound, overall seems great"
"Comfort Double rooms are good on the higher floors"
US$105 - US$247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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