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Hotel Helvetia

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 bis boulevard Diderot | 12 Arr., 75012 Paris, France (Bercy / Nation)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A very cozy room to accomodate in completely. Enough space for a single bed and TV. No door in bathroom. Difficult to find the room cuz nobody took me to the room. Nice location and near to gare de lyon. A nice restaurant along side with turkish fast food. 2 star overall.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

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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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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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 via mobile

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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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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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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Address: 28 bis boulevard Diderot | 12 Arr., 75012 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Bercy / Nation , Reuilly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Helvetia 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to this calming neighborhood where real Parisians make their homes.