"Cheap and cheerful; basic facilities, but adequate. Close to tram stop and harbour. Quiet street, no noise disturbance. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 15 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

Hellsten Helsinki Senate puts you in the heart of Helsinki, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Uspenski Cathedral and Presidential Palace. Highlights at this hotel include a sauna, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

You can enjoy free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs, and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 51 rooms. Kitchens come with fridges, microwaves, and stovetops, making in-room dining convenient. Phones and desks are also available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, luggage storage, and a lift. Plus you'll find laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 3-star Katajanokka hotel, attractions include Senate Square and Helsinki Cathedral.

Studio, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£63 per night

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sauna

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hellsten Helsinki Senate ratings based on 32 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5
Cheap and cheerful; basic facilities, but adequate. Close to tram stop and harbour. Quiet street, no noise disturbance.

Posted by on 15 Apr 2018

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3 out of 5

Not my hotel

Pros: The location. Near to citycenter.
Cons: Look what I wrote earlyer.
The two room apartment was on the ground floor in one old shop. The interior was nothing special. There was no schampoo in the shower and the WC paper was all wet. You have to do the washing up after you or you hawe to pay a penalty. The lamp in the sleepingroom was repaired with a paper tishue. Definity not my hotelroom!

Posted by , from Ekenäs on 23 Jul 2017

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5 out of 5

Ideal location and apartment

I didn't realise that it was a serviced apartment and it was ideal - even better for a small group. I really enjoyed my stay there.

Posted by on 30 Jul 2015

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4 out of 5

Le sauna est un plus très agréable.

Pros: L'appartement était assez spacieux et proche du centre ville.
Cons: Peut être le mobilier un peu vieux.
Location: Ancien en rénovation, tout près du centre ville.
L'organisation est bonne, la personne à la réception est très disponible et attentive et la possibilité de faire de saune est très agréable.

Posted by , from Paris on 9 Jun 2018

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4 out of 5

Rauhallinen hotellihuoneisto

Hotelliin sopii mennä mihin vuodenaikaan vaan. Hyvä sijainti, perus keittiövarustus, perus kylpyhuone. Huoneistossa oli mukavasti tilaa ja hyvin rauhallista.

Posted by on 10 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Proche du centre.

Calme et proche du centre et de la mer. Possibilité de cuisiner.

Posted by , from Libreville on 10 Feb 2018

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2 out of 5
The hotel is located in a beautiful Art Nouveau building in Katajanokka, a short walk from the city center and trendy cafes. However, the apartment smelled of stale smoke and was not very clean. There were no supplies whatsoever in the kitchen, not even a sponge and dish soap. Be aware that checking in after 5pm is additional hassle.

Posted by on 3 Aug 2017

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4 out of 5

Hotelli hyvällä paikalla Helsingissä

Pros: Sijainti ja ilmapiiri.
Cons: Saunavuoroja enemmän.
Location: Katajanokka, paljon nähtävää.
Hyvä kokemus. Miellyttävä ja rauhallinen hotelli, hyvällä sijainnilla. Keskusta lähellä.

Posted by , from Turku on 26 Apr 2017

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4 out of 5


Ystävällinen palvelu, ihana entinen kotiseutu, Skatta! Hyvä ja rauhallinen yöpymispaikka työmatkalaiselle. Tulen toistekin.

Posted by , from Pori on 29 Nov 2016

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3 out of 5

Sijainti ja kulkuyhteydet hyvät yleinen siisteys ?

Pros: Sen rauhallista sijaintia ja hyviä liikenne yhteyksiä.
Cons: Kalusteet, astiasto ja petivaatteet.
Location: Merenranta, vanhat rakennukset ja erilaiset puistot ovat positiivisia.
Huoneisto sinäänsä mukava, mutta kalusteet ja astiasto "kulahtanut". Suihku sisäpuolelta putsaamaton (siivoojan olisi hyvä käydä suihkun puolella ja vetää ovet kiinni, niin näkisi sisäpuolisen siisteyden) ja petivaatteet kulahtaneet "täkit likaiset" ja huonot tyynyt.

Posted by , from länsisuomi on 4 Nov 2016

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About the Hellsten Helsinki Senate

Location Kauppiaankatu 5, Helsinki, 00160

Property Features

As a guest of Hellsten Helsinki Senate, you'll find a sauna, on-site laundry facilities, and a lift service. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star Helsinki hotel is smoke free.

  • 51 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1903
  • 1 conference room
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Helsinki (HEL-Vantaa) (20.2 km / 12.5 mi)
  • Train station: Helsinki Central Station (2.3 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Metro station: Kauppiaankatu Tram Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hellsten Helsinki Senate offers 51 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Accommodation at this 3-star hotel has kitchens with fridges, stovetops, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Flat-screen television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a sauna.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday-Friday: 7 AM-10 PM
  • Saturday-Saturday: noon-4 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 5 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 20 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for EUR 10 per night.


  • Pets: EUR 10 per night


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: EUR25 per night
  • Pet fee: EUR10 per night
  • Late check-in fee
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hellsten Helsinki Senate Hotel
  • Hellsten Senate Hotel
  • Hellsten Helsinki Senate
  • Hellsten Senate
  • Accome Senate Helsinki
  • Accome Senate Hotel Helsinki
  • Hellsten Helsinki Senate Hotel Helsinki

You should know

  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.