Stayed three nights in November.
Check in was friendly and efficient.
The room, however was extremely small, but I am not certain if this is the norm in Helsinki, but would be difficult for somebody tall.
Only had breakfast and while OK it was quite average.
The sauna facility is very good as one would expect in Finland.
I thought the bar quite expensive but prices normal for the city.
Overall It was OK value for money and was at least an authentic Finnish hotel rather than one of the international brands which tend t ave a sameness about them
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casual Elegance inspired by Finnish Design and Nature! Only 250 metres 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. Helkan Keittio Restaurant serves Finnish cuisine based on fresh, locally sourced ingredients such as fish, game, mushrooms and berries. Guests can enjoy drinks and snacks in Helka’s trendy Lobby Bar, which also features a cigar room. 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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- Also Known As:
- Helka Hotel Helsinki