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Hotel Helvetia

#1,164 of 1,791 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This turned out to be a great find, with just a few minutes' walk from Paris-Lyon train station, and with an entrance to the Metro almost right in front of the property. Although an older property, it was perfectly comfortable and had all I needed. The cafes and restaurants nearby are top notch, and there's even a cinema less than... More 

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Siler City, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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470 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

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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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

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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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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8 hotel reviews
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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68 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 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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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 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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46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 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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