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Hotel Helvetia

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 bis boulevard Diderot | 12 Arr., 75012 Paris, France (Reuilly)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's near the Gare de Lyon. So if you have a train south at six in the morning, this is a good place to stay. If you haven't, it would be acceptable but you can do better. Lifts stop at floor 4 1/2 etc, part way up winding stairs, which is a pain if you have luggage. Room was small... More

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Canberra, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a two-star French hotel. If you are expecting four-star facilities, you will be disappointed. If you have more than one wifi device, ask for a ticket for each device. When we arrived, we asked the receptionist for advice about getting to Orly Airport (previously, we had flown from Charles de Gaulle using the coach to the airport which... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Staff was helpful and courteous. Rooms...too small, shower even smaller. When my very thin husband turned around in the shower...he would hit the faucet handle and the water would turn off. There were silverfish in the bathroom as well...which means damp conditions. Street noise was loud all through the night. Sleeping was difficult. It was stiffiling in the rooms...they need... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very good location near Gare Lyon. Very small room. Smallest bathroom. Slow wifi. No breakfast. Very basic small room with no air condtioning. Would be awful during summer. Even in September it was a sweatbox.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for three nights this July. We only chose this hotel only for its low rates and proximity to Gare de Lyon - one entrance to the metro stop is right outside the hotel. That is the only advantage. Everything mentioned in the other reviews about lift and narrow corridors is very accurate. Our room was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

some people are rating as a great hotel for great prices... Don't want to sound snobby but it was terrible place to stay... Unfortunately I missed a train to Barcelona so I had no choise and didn't check any hotels around. Receptionist put me in to the single room, never ever seen such a small room before (talking about hotels).... More

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newcastle
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13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We've stayed here a few times now. The lift is very small, one person and their luggage only, type of lift, but it works. The lift has a strange quirk....it stops between floors....which means that you come out and the very narrow landing means you have to either go up a few steps to the next floor, or go down... More

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Columbia, MD
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18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Everything cited in other reviews is accurate. We chose this for an overnight because of its nearness to the train station. The bed was comfy and the bathroom is large, but the hallways are ridiculously small as is the elevator. The staff was not as friendly or as knowledgable or helpful as other places I have stayed in France.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The hotel was close to the station. The room was basic but clean and comfortable. The little Juliet balcony in the room was an added bonus! Staff were friendly and helpful and recommended places for us to go when asked. It was a nice bonus that we could keep our luggage at the hotel after check-out, until traveling on later... More

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Address: 28 bis boulevard Diderot | 12 Arr., 75012 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Reuilly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Helvetia 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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