HELSINKI HOTELS CITY CENTER
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There are 3 hotels in the very heart of Helsinki, on the pedestrian street Kluuvikatu: Sokos Hotel Helsinki, GLO Hotel Kluuvi and luxury Hotel Kamp.
Those centrally located hotels are next to Senate Square, Market Square, Esplanadi Park and Aleksanterinkatu, in a walking distance from all city sights and best restaurants.
|HOTEL NAME:||STARS / STYLE:||PRICE FROM:|
|Sokos Hotel Helsinki||4* / Scandinavian design||153€|
|GLO Hotel Kluuvi||4* / Classic style||189€|
|Hotel Kamp||5* / Chic and glamour||296€|
Altogether there are about 20 hotels within 500 meters from the main central street Aleksanterinkatu. Below is our list of recommended hotels from cheap accommodation to boutique hotels to choose from.
|HOTEL:||STARS / STYLE:||PRICE FROM:|
|Hotel Haven||5* / Boutique hotel||183€|
|Hotel Klaus K||4* / Boutique hotel||118€|
|Hotel F6||4* / Top rated boutique hotel||175€|
|Hotel St. George Helsinki||5* / Luxury SPA hotel||196€|
|Solo Sokos Torni hotel||4* / Art Nouveau and Functionalism||105€|
|Omena Hotel City Centre||3* / Basic and functional||69€|
|Hotel Finn||2* / Basic and functional||62€|
Sokos Hotel is a Scandinavian design hotel. Light interiors and spacious rooms.
Family rooms available. Some rooms have a private sauna.
Metro station is right opposite the hotel, Helsinki Central Station is 400m away.
Hotel suits for 1 night stopover in Helsinki.
GLO Hotel Kluuvi is one of the best centrally located hotels. Opposite the hotel there is the legendary Fazer Café and chocolate and cake shop opened in 1891.
Rooms from compact (13sq.m) to exclusive suites with King size bed.
Helsinki Cathedral - 400 m. Helsinki Central Station - 500 m.
Note: Breakfast is not included into basic room rates.
Outstanding luxurious hotel in the heart of Helsinki. Housed in a 19th-century building. Design of the hotel combines historical elegance with a boutique chic.
Rooms with luxurious marble bathrooms and glamour interiors.
Free access to the Kämp Spa for guests: traditional Finnish sauna, steam bath and a spa lounge.
A well-equipped 100 m² gym.
Small boutique hotel next to the harbour and Market Square. Convenient location for ferry passengers arriving to Helsinki.
Rooms with luxury beds and spa-style bathrooms. Breakfast is set in the 2nd oldest stone building in Helsinki.
Premium restaurant with a view at the hotel Haven. Free gym. The covered inner courtyard.
Design hotel in central Helsinki, 100m from the Esplanadi park.
Modern Scandinavian design hotel with Finnish Mythology interiors. Mystique, passion, desire and envy themed rooms. Special Sky Lofts with access to sky terrace on the 7th floor.
Free gym. Italian restaurant Toscanini and Klaus K Bar & Lounge.
One of the top-rated boutique hotels in Helsinki. Located next to Esplanadi park in the center of Helsinki.
Hotel has an unique style and atmosphere, nicely designed courtyard-patio. 66 elegant and stylish rooms.
Finnish home-style breakfast. Free gym. 4 free bicycles.
Elegant and luxury SPA hotel in Helsinki city centre.
Spacious rooms, luxurious beds, marble bathrooms. Top floor rooms with a view of Helsinki or Old Church Park.
Free SPA access for hotel guests: indoor pool, sauna and gym (16+). Pampering treatments available.
Hotel Torni (that means Tower) is a unique character hotel in the heart of Helsinki. It is famous place because of Ateljee Bar at the top hotel with its famous terrace and best panorama views over the Helsinki during day and night.
Modern, soundproofed rooms. 3 different styles: Art Nouveau, Art Déco and Functionalism. Some rooms have bathrooms with glass walls.
Cheap and functional hotel in the Helsinki city center. 400m from Helsinki central station, next to Forum Shopping Centre and the best top-roof view terrace of Helsinki - Ateljee Bar.
Accommodation in 1-4 persons rooms. Free WIFI, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities in every room. Fully automatised keyless entry system, no staff.
Helsinki center 2* cheap hotel.5 min walk from Helsinki Central Station. Hotel is situated on the upper floors of a historical stone building.
Basic rooms for 1-4 persons with WiFi. Private bathroom with a shower. No breakfast at the hotel. No own parking.
Helsinki city center is connected by train or Finnair shuttle bus with Helsinki-Vantaa international airport. Transfer time is about 30-40 min.
Trains are running from 5-5.20am to 01.00am. Price from city center is around €5/1 way trip.
Finnair shuttle bus is running from 5.00am to 0.00. Departure from Eliel Square, platform 30 (left side from Central Railway station). Price from €6.8/1 way trip
Helsinki center is compact. All sights are located in walking distance. No need to use public transport to visit the places.
Staying overnight at downtown give a particular feel of the city right away from door steps. Bars and restaurants are just around the corner, nightlife and views of the city are offered.
The Senate Square is the oldest part of central Helsinki and starting point for city break. There are great views, historical buildings, museums are situated. If you are not in a hurry with a travel group, you can spend 1-3 hours there exploring the sights.
Helsinki Cathedral is located on the north side of Square and to be considered as the main landmark of the city. The Government Palace (to the left from the Cathedral), University of Helsinki building (to the right from the Cathedral) are located on the sides of the square.
South-east corner of the square is worth visiting after enjoying the view from Cathedral. There is Helsinki City Museum with free admission. North-west of the square there is the National Library of Finland. Just step inside to see the great old library with real books, wooden book shelves and spiral staircase to the dome on the roof.
Digital carillon music called the Sound of the Senate Square is played daily at 17:49.
The Esplanade Park is an iconic green and relaxed place in Helsinki. Locals used to meet there, eat ice cream on the benches and make picnics on the grass listenning the street musicians. During Christmas time the park is decorated with fabulous illumination.
Market Square is a traditional open-air market with food and treats, handicrafts and souvenirs. Located next to the Harbour and Suomenlinna Fortress ferry terminal.
There are tents with local street food on the reasonable price worth tasting. Traditional Finnish food like fish, salmon soup or reindeer burger can be found there.
Open Mo-Fri 06:30-18, Sat 06:30-16, Sun 10-17.
The Kappeli restaurant is one of the oldest and elegant restaurant in Helsinki. It has more than 140 years history. Restaurant serves classical Finnish dishes. If you are not hungry, place is worth visiting for a glass of wine of pint of beer, sweets and salty snacks.
The dining room has a unique atmosphere: stylish and bohemian with glass veranda and view of Esplanade park.
Fazer Café is one of the oldest cafes in Helsinki. It was opened in Kluuvikatu in 1891 and still stays there. Traditionally it was French-Russian café & cake shop
with elegant atmosphere. Now it serves breakfast and lunch during weekdays and brunch during weekends. Here you can find the best chocolate choice in town.
The red, amazing ship with a long history is located in Pohjoisranta, not far from Market Square, at the end of Aleksanterinkatu. It was built between 1886-1888 and is the oldest lightship in Finland.
Since 2005 the ship is operating as a bar and order restaurant for special events. During summer months Relandersgrundin Cafe Terassi is open for a drink outside.
Savotta is a Finnish restaurant offering Finnish authentic food. Waitress are wearing traditional Finnish clothes. Restaurant has old-shaped furniture decor and special atmosphere of Finnish forests and thousands of lakes dating back to Finnish homes and logging sites from the old days. Location of the restaurant is perfect with the view to the Senate Square and Helsinki Cathedral.
Restaurant uses only Finnish ingredients from the pristine forests and lakes and from carefully selected small suppliers.
Old Market Hall of Helsinki is located at the south side of the Market Square. It is an atmospheric place to visit and enjoy Finnish delicacies, buy some local food souvenirs, or just making photos of appetizing food.
Remember this place for a lunch stop. There is a place called Soup kitchen. Menu is simple and consists of 3 different soups. One of them is famous Finnish fish soup with fresh baked bread. Price is 9-10€.
This spring festival is a popular carnival that has traditionally been celebrated by workers and students. On the eve of May Day, students gather at the Market Square to wash the statue of Havis Amanda and place a student cap on her head.
The celebrations continue throughout the city. The following morning everyone gathers in Kaivopuisto Park and Ullanlinnanmäki for a picnic and more sparkling wine.
Parades and other events are also held around town.
The Helsinki Samba Carnival will fill the streets on Saturday, June 8, 2019. You can watch the Senate Square all day and the program starts at 14.00.
Route : Senate Square - Unioninkatu - Pohjoisesplanadi - Mannerheimintie - Aleksanterinkatu (up to Mikonkatu).
On Helsinki Day, Tuesday 12 June, the Pohjoisesplanadi boulevard that runs along the north side of Esplanade Park will be closed to traffic to make room for a 450-metre-long dinner table seating 1000 guests. A seat at the table can be booked free of charge, but guests have to provide their own buffets.
Helsinki will once again celebrate and entertain residents and visitors on its birthday, 12 June. Helsinki Day has become a city festival that offers lots to see and do for people of all ages.
The city centre will be filled with people, music and events, but Helsinki Day will also be celebrated outside the centre in the city's districts.
Craft Beer Helsinki is a craft beer festival that will be held in Helsinki Railway Square for the fourth time from 4th to 6th July 2019.
Dinner under the Finnish Sky – Everywhere, will be held in August, when everyone will be invited to set their own dinner tables outdoors and eat together by the sea and in the city’s streets, parks, courtyards and gardens.
The Helsinki Baltic Herring Market is one of the oldest ongoing event traditions in Finland, it has been held since 1743. Throughout the years, the Market has changed from a marketplace to a wider public event bringing together archipelago traditions and modern food culture.
The aim of the City of Helsinki is to hold on to the tradition, and to support the livelihood of fishers. A new focus will be placed on widening the scope of the event into a celebration for all citizens.