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Hotel Helvetia

#1,151 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
28 bis boulevard Diderot | 12 Arr., 75012 Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Siler City, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love this little hotel near the Gare de Lyon. Yes, it's dated. yes, it has a weird elevator that stops between floors and you have to negotiate a spiral staircase for the rest of the way to the rooms. But...it's small and friendly and has the Metro right outside the door and an organic supermarket just across the road,mad... More 

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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a no-frills hotel that comes for a good price in an otherwise expensive city. The room was as basic as it comes. The location is prime though - right next to Gare Lyon where you can catch the Air France bus to CDG. It worked perfect for me since I arrived on the TGV and left on the... More 

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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Around 5 min walk from Gare De Lyon station. Only for overnight stay. Unassuming reception area. Tiniest lift I have ever seen. Receptionist lady during the day was friendly. We stored our luggage during the day, ample space. Rooms are old and tired. Self help with luggage. Value for money. You get what you pay.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 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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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 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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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 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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