10 Best Boutique Hotels in Helsinki

Senate square and Helsinki Cathedral
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11 June 2017

When touring Helsinki’s stunning sites, peaceful surrounding ocean, and excellent shops, there are many quality boutique hotels in the center of the city and out closer to the countryside where you can unwind at the end of a busy day. These are some of the top boutique hotels in the city to stay in on your next Helsinki break.

Hotel Fabian, Fabianinkatu

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An incredibly homey hotel, Fabian is in the same chain as Hotel Haven and a few other hotels on this list and offers many of the same services, plus unique, stylish, and comfortable modern rooms. This hotel is close to the market square and Espalandie gardens and has a beautiful inner courtyard for some peace and quiet in the middle of the city. As well as the luxury suites, there are also self-catering rooms with kitchenettes which are ideal for longer stays.

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Hotel Helka, Helsinki

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Hotel Helka was originally built by the YWCA as a safe sanctuary for women and the hotel’s profits still go towards the organization’s work in protecting vulnerable women. Today, the hotel’s accomplishments include being ranked number one for free hotel wi-fi in Helsinki. The Scandinavian design aesthetics, large private sauna, and warm atmosphere make this an ideal hotel for staying warm during a winter stay.

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Hotel Finn, Helsinki

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This hotel’s name is fitting with its funky modern stylings in a beautiful older building which is so typically Finnish. As well as its close attention to detail and high-class service, the hotel is also incredibly relaxed and customer service-driven to provide a peaceful and trouble free stay in the middle of the city.

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Hotel Lilla Roberts, Helsinki

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The immediate impression of Hotel Lilla Roberts is warmth and comfort, as the hotel strives for the Nordic concept of hygee’. This is seen in the fireplace in the lobby, the layout of the rooms, and the quality of the food and beverages from the Krog Roba restaurant. It is an ideal hotel to stay in for a Christmas vacation.

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Hotel Rantapuisto, Helsinki

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If you want a hotel near the ocean, Hotel Rantapuisto is perfect for you. Located just outside the main part of the city, the hotel is built from wood, which blends into the local surroundings, and has peaceful scenery, a lovely private garden, and ocean views. It is close enough to the beach for water sports and fishing but still has good connections to the city center and airport. There is even an ocean view sauna and hot tub where you can jump into the ocean to cool off afterward.

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Hotel Anna, Helsinki

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Located in the highly fashionable design district, Hotel Anna has some huge and stylish rooms which are designed for comfort, and are described as an “oasis of tranquillity.” All of this is in a stunning building dating from 1923 which was built to accommodate travelers of the Evangelical Free Church. It is not only a beautiful hotel of historic significance but the perfect place to rest your feet after a long day of shopping.

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Hotel Kämp, Helsinki

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Walking into this hotel feels like stepping back in time or into a scene from a movie, as it is one of the oldest five-star hotels in the city and retains its historical image and quality of service into the present day. As well as the luxury rooms, there are high-class restaurants, a spa, saunas, concierge service, and even doormen wearing top hats to greet guests. For the best upper-class treatment in Helsinki, you can’t get much better than this.

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GLO Hotel Art, Helsinki

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As its name suggests, this is a classy, artistic hotel in the design district and one of the most inviting hotels for lovers of design, fashion, and art. The castle-like building from the art nouveau period in classic Helsinki gray granite is not only an architectural gem but holds comfortable rooms, good food, and luxury spa and sauna treatments.

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Hotel Indigo Helsinki - Boulevard, Helsinki

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Centrally located near the Alexander Theatre, the shipyard, the Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and the Hietalahti Market Hall and flea market, Hotel Indigo is a historic and classy building in the design district. It’s Restaurant Bröd sells delicious Scandinavian cuisine and the Body, Mind, and Soul studio offers a spot for exercise, yoga, or taking a sauna.

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Hotel Haven, Unionsgatan

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Hotel Haven is one of the best-rated hotels in Helsinki due to its luxury treatment for affordable prices. Among its services are free wi-fi, a welcoming drink, and a restaurant in the second oldest stone building in Helsinki. The large and comfortable rooms have stunning views of the South Harbour and the hotel is ideally located for sightseeing and excursions.

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