Without doubt, Helsinki is one of the most intriguing, stylish and coolest cities in Europe to discover. However, with so many great Helsinki hotels to choose from, how do you make that all-important decision? What’s on your wishlist? Are you looking for sleek and chic 5 star stays or something that is a smidge more budget friendly so you can put all your money and energy into becoming a total Helsinki stan!
This city is packed with stellar options for gorgeous stays and whilst choosing the best place to stay in Helsinki might seem like a daunting task, but never fear as the Orbzii team have hand-picked our favourite Helsinki hotels – just for you!
If you have a luxury stay in Helsinki on your mind then Hotel Kämp, an elegant hotel which is located a mere skip and a hop from the main shopping street in Kluuvi and the Ateneum Art Museum should most definitely be on your must-stay list of Helsinki hotels.
If it’s good enough for rockers Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones, we think it’s definitely worthy of consideration.
There’s a fantastic spa with a great selection of treatments and three saunas (steam, Turkish hammam and Finnish) and there’s even a private sauna in the exclusive Executive suite if you are hankering for a bit more privacy. All rooms and suites are sumptuous with elegant furniture, effortlessly fusing the hotel’s classic style with fresh modernity.
The hotel’s main restaurant – the Brasserie Kämp is open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner and their Sunday brunch is a popular choice for locals. There’s also an Asian fusion restaurant Yume which offers ‘Asian food with a Californian twist’ and the elegant Kämp Bar where you can enjoy a cocktail or two on the terrace in summer.
Hotel St. George Helsinki
Situated by the picturesque Old Church Park in the heart of Helsinki, the Hotel St. George Helsinki is not only one of the most beautiful Helsinki hotels, but one of the most stylish and luxurious in the city.
Wellbeing is at the core of this hotel with the spa – the St. George Care which offers luxurious spa treatments and massages with a holistic twist. Guests can even get their sleep quality monitored as well as getting customised advice from the hotels nutrition consultant.
If seeing beautiful works of art is high on your list of things to do in Helsinki then the Hotel St. George Helsinki has to top your list of things to do in Helsinki. There are over 400 works of art throughout the hotel rooms and public spaces which includes striking graphics by early Finnish abstractionists as well as a piece by Chinese contemporary artist Ai Wei Wei’s Tianwu, of a soaring white dragon in the entrance gallery.
Hotel Lilla Roberts
Located amid the ultra-cool design district in the Kaartinkaupunki sector, the Hotel Lilla Roberts is just a short walk from the bustling centre of Helsinki where you will find a great selection of shopping malls and boutiques lining the Esplanadi park.
This Art Deco-themed boutique hotel occupies the premises of a former police station and an electrical substation. If you are saving checking out some of the best restaurants in Helsinki for lunches and dinners, you should definitely take advantage of the buffet breakfast which is served in the Krog Roba restaurant where you can enjoy healthy options like fresh rye breads, arctic buckthorn berry shots, gravlax with fennel, rhubarb pies and more.
Lapland Hotels Bulevardi
The Lapland Hotels Bulevardi is not actually in Lapland. It’s located in the centre of Helsinki in a quiet leafy neighbouhood. Surrounded by parks and tall maple trees, this hotel offers a 24 hour gym, a free buffet breakfast and a spa and pool to relax in.
As you might expect from the name, whilst its roots are firmly in the Finnish capital, when it comes to design and decor, the hotel pays homage to Lapland with cosy yet luxurious rooms of which several have their own sauna. If you are seeking some spa solace, then the hotels spa brings a piece of Nordic well-being to an urban environment. All you need to do now is to simply relax!
The Hotel F6 is an elegant and exclusive boutique hotel in the heart of Helsinki. It’s one of the slightly smaller Helsinki hotels with only sixty six rooms all of which take inspiration from various cultures. It’s stylish, tastefully decorated with a lovely laid back vibe and is only a mere hop and a skip away from the Esplanadi park. The staff are friendly and helpful although the MVP has to be Runar the hotel dog! There’s a bar and a small gym, so don’t book if you are looking for a wide range of facilities, but what it lacks in services it more than makes up for in location and charm.
It’s a fair cop! The Hotel Katajanokka is a renovated unique hotel that has been restored from its former existence as a county prison. Those looking to make their trip to Helsinki as eco-friendly as possible will be looking for the best Helsinki hotels with strong green credentials. Part of the Tribute Portfolio hotel group, this is in a quiet and charming residential neighbourhood that is still in close proximity to both the Senate and Market Square. As you might expect, there are nods to this hotel’s historic past, but if you are looking for a quiet hotel in Helsinki, then the Hotel Katajanokka is a great option.
If you have romance on your mind and are looking to tie the knot whilst in Helsinki, you can even get married in the hotel’s former prison chapel!