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7.7
Very good
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8.1
Excellent
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Excellent location - 720 meters from city center
Parking
Available
  • Uspenski Cathedral240 m
  • Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)370 m
  • Orthodox Uspensky Cathedral390 m
  • The President's official residence (Mantyniemi)520 m
  • President's Palace (Presidentinlinna)530 m
  • Ritarihuone (Casa della Nobilta)580 m
  • Katajanokka580 m
  • Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir610 m
  • Virka Galleria680 m
  • Helsinki City Hall (Kaupungintalo)690 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Hellsten Helsinki Senate Hotel

    Kauppiaankatu 5, Katajanokka, Helsinki, Finland, 00160 - See map
    "Hotel staff was super helpful and friendly when we needed assistance to check and rebook ferry tickets."
    Pearly - October 27, 2018
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.3 rating for cleanliness
    Very good service
    7.8 rating for service
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Elevator

    • Luggage storage

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    Room size
    51 sqm.
    Value for money score
    7.9/10
    Location score
    8.1/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.3/10
    Bigger than
    99
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    of Helsinki properties
    Better than
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    Better than
    98
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    Better than
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    Value for money7.9
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportHelsinki Airport (HEL) - Finland
    Distance to airport16.9 km

    Rooms available at Hellsten Helsinki Senate Hotel

    Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
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    One Bedroom Superior
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    • Room size: 49 m²/527 ft²
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    • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
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    One Bedroom Executive
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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          What people love about Hellsten Helsinki Senate Hotel

          • 8.0
            Very good
            Spaciousness

            "Room was spacious, walking distance to the city centre"

            Kathy C.

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            January 15, 2018

          • 8.0
            Very good

            "Good for a transit stay."

            Kathy C.

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            January 15, 2018

          • 6.0
            Review score
            Spaciousness

            "Room is good and big."

            Peiting

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            April 24, 2017

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          8.0
          Very good

          "Location is excellent and the staff are the best you can get..."

          Flavia H.

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          May 18, 2016

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          8.0
          Very good

          "upon entering the room, it was all pleasant and great!"

          Abdul B.

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          November 26, 2018

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          Most recent reviews for Hellsten Helsinki Senate Hotel
          Family with young children
          Stayed 1 night in September 2019
          Studio Queen
          Good6.8
          Short stay before cruise1. Room was big, has a kitchenette but could be better if there were condiments etc. 2. There were elevators but did not work at night when we arrived, so had to carry my luggage up. Was kinda creepy. 3. Staff was very helpful and friendly but not available after 10pm 4. Location is not bad. Very close to Uspenski Cathedral and the market square and also the cruise terminal. More suitable for cruise travelers.
          SITIfrom SingaporeReviewed October 05, 2019
          Business traveler
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
          Studio Queen
          Excellent8.0
          Guest-friendly accommodationThe Hotel's facilities were very apt for my requirements, staff very helpful & friendly. Only issue I had was upon entering the area of Block B, ground floor, leading to Room 214, the smell was awful! It created a very negative impression to first-time guests. However, upon entering the room, it was all pleasant and great!
          Abdulfrom MalaysiaReviewed November 26, 2018
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018
          Studio Queen
          Exceptional9.2
          Exceptional Hotel check-in at 1am was smooth, hotel staff though not on duty but was able to assist remotely. We also had a complimentary upgrade, it was a lovely surprise as we experienced a bad pick-up situation at the airport earlier on by another vendor. Room was huge with a living room, dining area, kitchen and bedroom with clean bathroom. Just note that you may not get a Uber ride at this area in the morning. We had 3 drivers cancelled on us, each caused us to wait for about 15 mins. We ended up missing our ferry to Tallinn. Hotel staff was super helpful and friendly when we needed assistance to check and rebook ferry tickets. She helped us to call the ferry company. It's a short walk to the ferry terminal :)
          Pearlyfrom SingaporeReviewed October 27, 2018
          Family with young children
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2017
          Studio Queen
          Very good7.6
          Very goodI'm a repeat customer at the Hellsten Senate, which says something, but this time I was charged Ten Euro per night for a baby's cot. Pretty steep, and the only time I was charged for this on the entire trip, which encompassed many countries and hotels. Also, the rooms are beginning to look pretty shabby, and could do with a little maintenance now and then.
          Bernardfrom AustraliaReviewed February 02, 2018
          Group
          Stayed 1 night in December 2017
          Studio Queen
          Excellent8.0
          value for moneyseems like an old apartment building refurbished into a hotel. price was cheap compared to others in the area. good for a transit stay.
          Kathyfrom MalaysiaReviewed January 15, 2018

          Reviews of Hellsten Helsinki Senate Hotel from real guests

          Overall rating
          8.3
          Excellent
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          Rating via Agoda7.7
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          Cleanliness8.3
          Facilities7.7
          Location8.1
          Room comfort and quality7.3
          Service7.8
          Value for money7.9
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          8-9 Excellent (7)
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          6-7 Good (10)
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          6.8
          Good
          SITI from Singapore
          Family with young children
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 1 night in September 2019

          Short stay before cruise”

          1. Room was big, has a kitchenette but could be better if there were condiments etc. 2. There were elevators but did not work at night when we arrived, so had to carry my luggage up. Was kinda creepy. 3. Staff was very helpful and friendly but not available after 10pm 4. Location is not bad. Very close to Uspenski Cathedral and the market square and also the cruise terminal. More suitable for cruise travelers.

          Reviewed October 05, 2019
          8.0
          Excellent
          Abdul from Malaysia
          Business traveler
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

          Guest-friendly accommodation”

          The Hotel's facilities were very apt for my requirements, staff very helpful & friendly. Only issue I had was upon entering the area of Block B, ground floor, leading to Room 214, the smell was awful! It created a very negative impression to first-time guests. However, upon entering the room, it was all pleasant and great!

          Reviewed November 26, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Pearly from Singapore
          Couple
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018

          Exceptional”

          Hotel check-in at 1am was smooth, hotel staff though not on duty but was able to assist remotely. We also had a complimentary upgrade, it was a lovely surprise as we experienced a bad pick-up situation at the airport earlier on by another vendor. Room was huge with a living room, dining area, kitchen and bedroom with clean bathroom. Just note that you may not get a Uber ride at this area in the morning. We had 3 drivers cancelled on us, each caused us to wait for about 15 mins. We ended up missing our ferry to Tallinn. Hotel staff was super helpful and friendly when we needed assistance to check and rebook ferry tickets. She helped us to call the ferry company. It's a short walk to the ferry terminal :)

          Reviewed October 27, 2018
          7.6
          Very good
          Bernard from Australia
          Family with young children
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

          Very good”

          I'm a repeat customer at the Hellsten Senate, which says something, but this time I was charged Ten Euro per night for a baby's cot. Pretty steep, and the only time I was charged for this on the entire trip, which encompassed many countries and hotels. Also, the rooms are beginning to look pretty shabby, and could do with a little maintenance now and then.

          Reviewed February 02, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          Kathy from Malaysia
          Group
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 1 night in December 2017

          value for money”

          seems like an old apartment building refurbished into a hotel. price was cheap compared to others in the area. good for a transit stay.

          Reviewed January 15, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          Kathy from Malaysia
          Group
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 1 night in December 2017

          location good”

          room was spacious, walking distance to the city centre

          Reviewed January 15, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Sze from Hong Kong
          Family with young children
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 1 night in December 2017

          Exceptional”

          Near tram station and the room with kitchen is very good, very near to restaurant

          Reviewed January 11, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          chijen from Taiwan
          Solo traveler
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

          Nice place”

          View is beautiful. The room let me feel relaxed.

          Reviewed October 02, 2017
          6.0
          Peiting from Taiwan
          Group
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 1 night in April 2017

          Good”

          Room is good and big.

          Reviewed April 24, 2017
          6.0
          Suet from Hong Kong
          Couple
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 1 night in October 2016

          Self Check in”

          If you are late check in, you have to pick up the phone in the reception, and they will guide you how to get the key. But it requests a basic english that you may understand what they say in the phone. The room is big, clear but there are some red ink on the mirror. It scared me when I go washroom. And the kitchen tools is not really clean

          Reviewed November 03, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          YIN from China
          Solo traveler
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 1 night in June 2016

          Floor of room214”

          Floor of room 214 should be cleaned or repainted…the red spots on the floor under the studio chair were quite terrible at night as they really look like blood!

          Reviewed July 05, 2016
          8.0
          Excellent
          Flavia from Brazil
          Solo traveler
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 1 night in December 2015

          Nice apartments and the best staff”

          Location is excellent and the staff are the best you can get. The apartments are nice, I stayed in the one with balcony, which was great to me as a smoker. The only thing I would point out is the need of new furniture. Some chairs are broken and kitchen needs more utensils, and other things like a toaster etc.

          Reviewed May 18, 2016
          7.7
          Very good
          CHIU from Hong Kong
          Couple
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 1 night in December 2014

          Nice budget hotel”

          Good location, clean room, nice staff

          Main reason for chosing this hotel, good location as it near Viking line pier Price is reasonable

          Reviewed December 15, 2014
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Zilvinas from Lithuania
          Business traveler
          One Bedroom Apartment
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2014

          Good location, very calm, big appartent, close to ”

          Good location, very calm, big appartent, close to centre, shops , restaurants
          Reviewed October 04, 2014
          8.7
          Excellent
          Janette from Australia
          Couple
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2014

          Great stay in Helsinki”

          The apartment was very spacious. All staff were pleasant and did their job well. Great location for easy access to town centre and transport and yet very quiet.

          So good we booked extra nights.

          Reviewed September 08, 2014
          4.0
          Gerard from United Kingdom
          Family with young children
          One Bedroom Apartment
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

          Overpriced, with no service”

          It was available on a busy weekend, but that's not surprising given its mediocrity. Quiet.

          Entirely unstaffed (i.e. no service): no cleaning was done during my stay; no one was on reception at any time, so there was no one to complain to about the lack of soap/smell of drains/lack of room information etc.. We even had to call another hotel in order to get access. The facilities were there of an upmarket youth hostel, at the price of a four star hotel.

          Reviewed September 01, 2014
          8.3
          Excellent
          Richard from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2014

          this is an apartment, no staff at reception, comfy”

          location, comfort, price

          Nobody is on reception after17:00 and all weekend. There is a number to call from the intercom but it takes time to work through. Otherwise the apartment is comfortable, spacious. Sauna. Wonderful location.

          Reviewed May 22, 2014
          7.3
          Very good
          Bernard from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

          Lovely, quiet hotel in heritage area”

          Well-appointed rooms, quiet location and good access by tram.

          The Hellsten Senate has two buildings: old and new. The old is a gorgeous, well-maintained art nouveau building with well-appointed rooms. Choose this one if you can. My first room in the new building was large and well-appointed but had no character, was on ground level with no privacy from the street and had almost no wireless internet. The curtains were inadequate and in poor repair so this made the situation more awkward. I moved to the old building and was much happier. The reception is open only during the day, but the 'remote control' reception from Hellsten's other hotel is flawless and efficient. Don't be put off by the limited reception hours. The area, really an island, Katajanokka, is quiet and architecturally notable. It is not an area for nightlife, although I highly recommend the restaurant Wellamo which is a short walk from the hotel, and there is a small and cosy bar between the tram stop and the hotel. The price I paid for the hotel was very good indeed, and unequaled in value on the rest of my trip.

          Reviewed March 28, 2014
          7.7
          Very good
          Hang from Hong Kong
          Couple
          Studio Queen
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

          Nice Apartment Hotel”

          Located 20min walk to city center; Quite place; well equipped kitchen

          *First of all, If you book this hotel via Agoda, you have to contact this hotel by mail yourself (find it yourself in their webpage) after booking, as Agoda is not giving your email address to the hotel, thus you could not receive their check-in arrangement email. The location is very good. It's a local living area. Although it's 20min walk away from the city center, but it gives you a quite and cozy environment. If you rent a car, the street of the hotel is Zone2, which mean you can pay lesser parking fee than in the city center. If you are too lazy to walk, you can take a bus to the city center, there is a but stop and train station nearby. There is supermarket just a street down and you can buy your foods for dinner and breakfast and cook it in the suite. You can also walk 5min to the harbour, which has a great scenic view. The bed is a spring-coil bed, but maybe it's too old, it sucks your whole body down when you sleep on it (we are slim people!), which gave us a back-pain after the stay.

          Reviewed March 27, 2014
          8.7
          Excellent
          OMAR from Egypt
          Solo traveler
          One Bedroom Apartment
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

          very comfortable apartment”

          spacious and comfortable

          the apartment is well furnished, spacious and comfortable. it is located in an island just 2 minutes walking from the conference center. it is suitable for business trips or for temporary stay for one person or for a couple.

          Reviewed February 13, 2013
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          • Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)
          • Kaisaniemi Metro Station is within 1.14 km