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Hotel Helvetia

#1,153 of 1,773 Hotels in Paris
28 bis boulevard Diderot | 12 Arr., 75012 Paris, France
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is just few steps from metro station and also near Gare De Lyon main train station. The room we had was really small and also the bathroom. The elevator door when you go up opens to flight of stairs which I think is unsafe if one is not careful specially if you have luggage. You'll get precaution from... More 

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Dudley, England
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated just outside the Gare de Lyon, this "get what you pay for" hotel has a perfect location for a next day connection. I was travelling to Barcelona and spent just one night in this hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. My room was clean. There is also a metro station just outside the door (literally). Minor point: be... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is written on the wall '2 stars hotel' and I agreed. The advantage is only the location with subway station right in front of hotel. Including 5 min walk to Gare de Lyon. Room, bed, toilet and corridor are very small. Anyway it's also budget one, so you get what you pay. I found 1 Carrefour-Bio organic store, 1... More 

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Bangor, North Wales
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A triple room here was the cheapest option for our early train but we didn't sleep well because we couldn't turn off the ancient radiator in our room. We had to sleep with the window open as it was so hot so consequently had noise from the busy street below.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stayed for two nights, the triple room was small, the wifi ok and breakfast the usual continental nothing to write home about. I can't say anything negative, but if you can afford better I would spend a few dollars more for comfort. The bathroom would have been the smallest I have been in. There is a lift which is... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I have stayed in this small but very clean and very well positioned hotel many times before travelling early from the Gare de Lyon. The staff are very friendly and I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

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Gurgaon, India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Chose this hotel for a weekend in Paris. Basic hotel, good location very near Gare de Lyon. Very friendly staff. Especially all the receptionists (day and night ) were very helpful - suggesting where to eat, how to go, keeping the luggage (they have a small room for keeping your suitcases) on the last day, etc.. Free wifi and free... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband, daughter and I stayed here March 12th for one night prior to taking a train from Gare de Lyon. It was about a 2 minute walk from the station. We arrived early and were allowed to check in at 11:30 am The room was VERY basic but it is difficult to find a hotel that has triple rooms,... More 

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Stayed there in February as I was taking an 8.30am train from Gare de Lyon. Hotel well located only couple of minutes away from the station. Staff very helpful. Unfortunately I only slept 1h as the hotel's neighbour were doing a party with extremely loud music! (Nightclub style with lots of BASS) I called at 3am to move room and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The only reason we booked into this place was its proximity to Gare Lyon train station where we had a 7 am train to catch to Barcelona. A typical Paris 2 star hotel - small room, even smaller bathroom, and the smallest elevator I ever rode on. Don't expect too much for your bucks!

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