We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hellsten Helsinki Senate

Kauppiaankatu 5, Helsinki 00160 Finland
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
Traveller (319)
Room & Suite (13)
Dining (9)
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.


#6 of 92 Speciality lodging in Helsinki
Travellers' Choice
Hellsten Helsinki Senate is located in Katajanokka, one of the most exclusive districts in the heart of Helsinki. It is a promontory surrounded by water, just a stone's throw from the city centre and its attractions. Katajanokka is separated from the mainland by a channel, but it is possible to reach the city area by four bridges. Katajanokka is also the place where ferries from Stockholm and Tallin dock. Helsinki-Vantaa airport is just a 30 minute drive away. All of the major amenities, including shops, cafes, restaurants and cinemas are within walking distance from Hellsten Senate. The hotel has 52 designed one and two bedroom apartments each with a kitchenette, telephone, satellite TV and free internet access. Some of the apartments have their own sauna. A common sauna can be used as well as common laundry facilities. This old renovated building from 1915 has self contained rooms and apartments ranging in sizes from 28 to 160 square meters penthouse suite. All apartments are equipped with kitchenettes for cooking your own food.
Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Residential Neighbourhood
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, Swedish


Full view
92Great for walkers
Grade: 92 out of 100
29Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
16Attractionswithin 0.5 km
524Reviews20Q+A38Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 146
  • 223
  • 90
  • 43
  • 22
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
liza wrote a review Aug 2020
Riihimaki, Finland1 contribution
Hotel especially second building would need a lot of renovation but they haven't done it yet, their overall attitude is careless to anything. Building is very old maybe its for you if you like vintage and old architecture. Room has kitchen it would be plus but it is also very old even they advertise it is modern but no its very old and without stove but there is micro. They has rules guests must wash plates if eat anything, then what cleaners do? one cleaner has been the most lazy I have ever seen. I didn't get to choose the room type so I guess they has not many better room types or maybe they just want to keep better room empty so its not necessary to pay for cleaner again and again it something I guess. Some rooms has cigarette smell left but why they advertise nonsmoking so why they doesn't keep smokers rooms for smokers only and offer those for non-smokers after smokers. Smokers rooms should offer for smokers only. The feeling I got here is they are careless and doesn't care how rooms were. Usually in other hotels workers go to check rooms conditions but not here they doesn't bother just staying whole day in the office, I guess they need workers who care how rooms are. With better and more often cleaning rooms could be much better but unfortunately management doesn't care also workers doesn't care rooms condition. It doesn't take so much to take care: better cleaning better caring. Corridor's floor was also left dirty and all around run down. Location near seaside and historical buildings could be interesting location but unfortunately they doesn't care much of cleaning so next time will choose something else with better attitude. Didn't find many stores next to just one grocerystore and walking to centre. I didn't see anybody wearing mask even now is this season to wear those not sure if they care enough. Workers seem to be happy but careless. I didn't expect luxury but next time have to choose something else because management and most of the workers clearly just doesn't care of rooms condition. I wonder how they can call some ordinary old rooms as superior. In the weekend hotel has been noisy. Maybe all of these things could be ok if price is cheap but price is usually quite expensive compared to quality. Next time will choose other hotel because of careless attitude.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2020
Response from , General Manager at Hellsten Helsinki Senate
Responded 18 Sep 2020
Dear Liza, We’re sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us as well as we would have hoped. Our older building is well over 100 years old, but carefully maintained to keep it in good condition. The hotel is strictly non-smoking, but should there have been an issue with cigarette smell, we would have been happy to change your room to another one had you brought this up during your stay. All our employees care and are available to make your stay a better one. We are lucky that the corona pandemic has not hit Finland as badly as some other countries. At the moment the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare recommends that citizens use face masks in certain situations for example in public transportation where social distancing is not possible, but wearing a mask is not mandatory. The hotel is located in a peaceful residential area with a grocery store a 2-minute-walk away and the city center and shopping district just 10 minutes away via tram number 4 or 5. Best regards, Front Office Hellsten Helsinki Senate
Read more
Aussie252 wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth, Australia305 contributions81 helpful votes
This hotel is in a convenient location for travellers. Quiet street. Easy walk from train station (approx.15 min) . Took us a bit longer first journey towing suitcases. 5 mins to market square and a tram stop just around the corner (4 and 5 go to station). We were in room251. Quiet room. Secure Basic, clean, everything thing you need for short stay. Would be comfortable for a longer stay. Good bathroom. For some reason 1 panel was missing on shower door. Shower works fine but inconveniently wets the floor. Plenty of storage, tea/ coffee facility, full size small fridge, mini kitchen. Comfortable bedding & the room air conditioned to a comfortable temperature Friendly & very helpful staff at reception. Can highly recommend.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
Response from Hellsten_Hotels, Front Office at Hellsten Helsinki Senate
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Dear Faye G, Thank you for your review! Great to hear that you liked our location and enjoyed your stay with us. I'm sorry about the shower door. We are actually now in process of replacing the old shower doors with better ones. Warmly welcome again!
Read more
mongreladam wrote a review Dec 2019
Watford, United Kingdom453 contributions127 helpful votes
Some of the negative reviews are a bit harsh in my opinion. From the moment I arrived I was smiling from ear to ear with this place and it’s staff, facilities and space it gives you - amazing value for money My apartment was twice the size of the flat I have back in London, with big high ceilings, spacious rooms and it’s own sauna in the bathroom All the facilities are functional and practical - the bed and sofa were extremely comfy and the location is just perfect for exploring the city Would recommend in an instant - great place!
Read more
Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from Hellsten_Hotels, Front Office at Hellsten Helsinki Senate
Responded 9 Dec 2019
Dear Mongreladam, Thank you for your great review! Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our One Bedroom Executive Apartment with Sauna. We hope to have you as our guest again! Best regards Front Office Hellsten Helsinki Senate
Read more
KassandraX wrote a review Nov 2019
Munich, Germany46 contributions46 helpful votes
An apartment hotel in a good, quiet location- but a bit basic and rundown - kitchen area and tables are grubby and a bit sticky. Furniture and floors should be renewed. Bad smelled of urine, the door ot the shower was missing, the edge was leaking. By each shower, the bathroom was flooded, water ran up to the threshold, into the living room. The "double bed" were two single beds that slid apart from each other, danger of falling down!! Very friendly service at the front desk - mostly very young staff, many languages were spoken. After an intensive renovation a really good place to stay, but now: one time was enough!
Read more
Date of stay: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from Hellsten_Hotels, Front Office at Hellsten Helsinki Senate
Responded 19 Nov 2019
Dear KassandraX, Thank you for your honest review! Great to hear that you liked our location and staff. So far only a couple of our apartments have had their floors redone and walls painted, but we are hoping to continue the renovations in the near future. Also we are now in process of finally changing the old shower cabinets. At the moment 10 apartments already have the new shower cabinet installed, but there is still 40 apartments left. Some of the apartments have a double bed, others two single beds. The bed type in the apartment is always subject to availability. We try our best to fulfill all wishes when possible. I'm sorry that the cleaning was not up to standards. Even though the apartments are in need of renovation, they should always be clean when you check in. I have forwarded your feedback to the housekeeping supervisor. We hope to have you as our guest again once the renovations are done!
Read more
Tony wrote a review Sep 2019
49 contributions21 helpful votes
The location is outstanding. You have easy access to trams, ferries, HoHo buses and you can walk to many options. The market square is close and adjacent to ferry terminals. There are local places to eat and have a drink, within 10 minutes walk. We found the apartment clean and very functional. The staff were helpful.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
Response from Hellsten_Hotels, Front Office at Hellsten Helsinki Senate
Responded 13 Sep 2019
Dear Colioni, Thank you for your great review! I'm happy to hear that you liked our location and staff. We hope to have you as our guest again! Best regards, Front Office Hellsten Helsinki Senate
Read more
USD 72 - USD 186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
hellsten helsinki senate hotel helsinki, accome senate helsinki, accome senate hotel helsinki
StayAt Helsinki Senate
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Hellsten Helsinki Senate
Which popular attractions are close to Hellsten Helsinki Senate?
Nearby attractions include EXITE Live Games (0.07 km), Wallis' Skatta Karaoke Bar (0.3 km), and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hellsten Helsinki Senate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, self serve laundry, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Hellsten Helsinki Senate?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Hellsten Helsinki Senate?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hellsten Helsinki Senate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nokka, Everest Katajanokka, and Shelter.
Are pets allowed at Hellsten Helsinki Senate?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hellsten Helsinki Senate?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Swedish, and Finnish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hellsten Helsinki Senate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum (3.7 km), Mannerheim Museum (1.0 km), and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna (2.3 km).