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Reviewed 8 August 2016

My husband, I and sometimes our extended family have been staying at Hotel Helka every summer
for 7-8 years. We originally picked this hotel for its close approximity to everything: museums,
restaurants, shops, the lovely Esplanad, railroad station, bus terminal etc.only a few blocks away.
An added reason was also the fact that I grew up only a couple blocks away and knew
the neighbourhood. The staff at the hotel has always been curteous and helpful and I would not
hesitate to recommend the hotel.

Date of stay: July 2016
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank leenat408
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MikaMakela, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Dear leenat408,

Thank you for your great review! It is always great to have guests returning! Thank you for staying, we are already looking forward to your next visit! :)

Best regards,
Mika Mäkelä
Hotel Helka

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice stay at Hotelli Helka. Room was cozy, clean and quiet. Breakfast was very good. Service was nice and everything worked really well. Check in and check-out were fast. The hotel is located in city center, a few minutes walk from shopping.

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MikaMakela, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Dear minnakj,

Thank you for staying with us! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and our delicious breakfast. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

Best regards,
Mika Mäkelä
Hotel Helka

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 1 night as a luxury after a month backpacking. The room was comfy, great bed and great blackout curtains. The bathroom was a little cramped and maybe a little extra ventilation or a fan in the room but it was fine. The breakfast was great but they need a system to ensure everyone gets a seat. There was a lot of awkwardly hanging around waiting for people to finish and then it was first in first served to grab the table. Not really comfortable. But overall the room was great, the staff helpful and the location excellent

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Lobby is wonderful and fun. Great breakfast, too. If you're traveling by yourself, this is the perfect "no frills" room to crash in. Comfortable bed, and nice bathroom, but you're not at the Ritz in any stretch of the imagination. The property is clean and well-maintained. They do a great job of making you feel welcome. Thanks!

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled solo
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MikaMakela, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Dear Robert T,

Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and our service. Welcome back again on your next visit to Helsinki!

Best regards,
Mika Mäkelä
Hotel Helka

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Helka is a simple and extremely well located hotel. From the hotel, you can walk to the central train station as well as all major tourist attractions. The Kamppi shopping mall and metro station is also just a few minutes of walking.

My single room is small but functional. Bathroom, desk, closet are really practical. The mattress is too soft for my taste and there is no safe.

The breakfast buffet proposes lots of choices although I would have liked to see more changes between days.

The staff is friendly and efficient. I have nothing to complain about.

The Helka offers a very good value for money for visitors who don't want to spend too much on accomodation. It is rare enough to be emphasized in an expensive city like Helsinki.

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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MikaMakela, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Dear patcParis,

Thank you for staying at Helka and writing such a great review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and the wonderful city of Helsinki. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

Best regards,
Mika Mäkelä
Hotel Helka

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