Hotel Helka

Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki, Finland
Kamppi

Action Bar

15.5
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  • Rooms17
  • Public Spaces14
  • Service17
  • Overall15.5
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Hotel Description

Helsinki’s Hotel Helka has been at it a long time — it was built by the YWCA nearly a century ago. And while it’s still owned by the YWCA, today it’s open to all, in a spirit of maximum inclusivity. It’s been reimagined as a tribute to Finnish modernist design, inspired by Alvar Aalto, whose designs furnish the guest rooms and public spaces. And it’s gone a little bit upscale in its comforts as well, without losing its approachable, accessible nature.

“Smart” rooms are compact, as were the original YWCA rooms, though these have been upgraded with Hilding Anders beds and 49-inch televisions. “Comfort” rooms extend over a bit more space, and the junior suites, set on the corners of the floors, verge on the luxurious, with extra living space and Finnish saunas attached to their bathrooms. And in all categories, artworks by contemporary Finnish artists and splashes of bright, optimistic color bring the spaces to life.

For the rest of us, there’s the public sauna on the top floor — no one has to leave Helka un-sauna’d. And while there’s no restaurant, there is a bar, featuring a menu of signature cocktails, where not just hotel guests but locals as well convene for an evening drink. It’s an impressively capable hotel for business or leisure, and a memorable one as well — which is, ultimately, what it’s all about.

Please note:

The Helka’s public saunas are closed for renovation, and are set to re-open mid-April.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 151 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Please note that the hotel saunas are under renovation until mid-April 2020.

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Smart Single Room

    • Fits 1 person
    • 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 107 ft²/10 m².
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    Views: courtyard or street.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • stand up shower
  • Comfort Single Room

    • Fits 1 person
    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 150 ft²/14 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard or street.

    This room includes:

    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • stand up shower
  • Smart Double Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 172 ft²/16 m².
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    Views: courtyard or street.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • stand up shower
  • Smart Twin Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 172 ft²/16 m².
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    Views: courtyard or street.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • stand up shower
  • Comfort Double Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 215 ft²/20 m².
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    Views: courtyard or street.

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    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Comfort Twin Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 215 ft²/20 m².
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    Views: courtyard or street.

    This room includes:

    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • stand up shower
  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
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    Views: street.

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    • arm chair
    • coffee/tea
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Please note that the hotel saunas are under renovation until mid-April 2020.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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