One of Helsinki's best midrange hotels, the Helka has friendly staff and excellent facilities, including parking if you can bag one of the 28 spots. Best are the rooms, with Alvar Aalto–designed furniture, ice-block bedside lights and a backlit print of a rural Suomi scene over the bed. Saunas are situated on the top floor, adjoining the rooftop terrace.
Suites have private in-room saunas. There's a good on-site restaurant serving modern Finnish cuisine.
Just 250 metres from Kamppi Metro Station, this stylish Helsinki hotel is set in a refurbished 1920s building. It offers free sauna access. All rooms have designer furniture and free WiFi. Hotel Helka's bright, spacious rooms feature décor by Artek and other well-known Finnish design brands. All include air conditioning and flat-screen TVs. In Helka’s trendy Lobby Bar, guests can enjoy drinks, small snacks and delicious sandwiches, while admiring a local art exhibition. Helka’s central location provides easy access to shopping, dining and culture. Helsinki Central Station is 10 minutes’ walk away.