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Hotel Helvetia

#1,154 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
28 bis boulevard Diderot | 12 Arr., 75012 Paris, France
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  • Location
    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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Hamilton, Bermuda
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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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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