When you enter Hotel Helka, you get a strong sense of being in Finland: a hotel that offers an elegant combination of Nordic design, Finnish culture and hospitality in a cosy environment. Privately-owned by the YWCA, the Hotel Helka's building in the heart of Helsinki, – drawn by architect Wivi Lönn in 1928 – went through major transformation in 2006. All rooms, public areas and restaurants have been renovated and feature light wood furnishings. Bright and spacious interiors are furnished with top Finnish designer products. Indeed, themes from design and nature are present everywhere: in furnishing, service, food and music. The idea is to offer the guests a unique and memorable hotel experience, different from typical chain hotel.
All bedrooms are carefully designed to provide a very relaxing and comfortable ambiance with traditional Finnish furniture as well as stylish light features and peaceful colours. For dining, Helka's Bar is an elegant lobby bar equipped with wireless high-speed Internet access, serving all types of beverages from Finnish specialities to international classics and snacks. For smokers there is a stylish cigar room. In the restaurant Helka's Kitchen you can enjoy buffet breakfast and a-la-carte dishes based on fresh Finnish ingredients: fish, reindeer, game, vegetables, mushrooms and berries. Finally, the sauna complex is on the top floor with a wonderful view over the city where you can enjoy the sauna and king-size Jacuzzi in style.
Helsinki is a compact and beautiful city that is ideal for seeing on foot. Hotel Helka is situated about 700 metres from Helsinki’s main railway station and 200 metres from the nearest metro station, Kamppi and the nearest tram stop, Kauppakorkeakoulut (lines 3T and 3B).