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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Not sure how to rate this hotel as the price was pretty good for a major city, (although I did book a fair few months in advance) and the location was great for Gare de Lyon and all other transport links, Bus, Metro, RER etc We had to change rooms on arrival as our room door required a hefty shoulder... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Well located hotel, friendly staff, perfect for a couple of days in Paris, ideal if you have need to take a train from Gare de Lyon. Metro outside the door, clean, comfortable, not flashy but great. Thanks

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San Ramon, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

As everyone else has mentioned, very convenient to Gare de Lyon. The room I had was just large enough to get a suitcase either side of the bed, but I wouldn't recommend for more than 1 person. My laptop power cord was just long enough to reach from the desk to the one accessible power socket. But for one night,... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

First of all it's next to Gare de Lyon. Almost as close as the Novotel. So close it's practically within the orbit of the train station. Metro entrance is right outside of the hotel. So are two supermarkets (Carrefour and Franprix). And plenty of restaurants (l'Europèen is good) Price is reasonable. Room size is standard for Paris. Maybe a little... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed at Hotel Helvetia in August for one night on our way to the South of France from the UK. As others have stated about 5 minutes walk the Gare de Lyon from the hotel and the Metro is right outside. We had a fab meal at the bistro next door - Killy-Jen. The hotel is basic, but clean and... More

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Lihue, Hawaii
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

For starters, this is a great location relative to the Lyon train station. Fantastic restaurant recommended by front desk staff (Lyon Bistro just down the street - confirm the name at the desk). Comfortable beds. Very good size room. This is picky but the carpet and comforters are due to be replaced. It's definitely an old hotel but that's part... More

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London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This hotel is about 5 minutes walk to gare de lyon and the location is superb. We walked to notre dam and the louvre from here. No problems with wi fi and you can use more than one device. Just let the reception know that you need more than one password. Most of them are pleasant and helpful. And yes... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The hotel is very near the train station, then you can go walking with your bags to take the train. The bedroom was very small and bathroom very big. A bad thing is the elevator that is very small and you have to get out in the middle of stairs between the floors, very strange and bad when you are... More

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Regina, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I booked this hotel for one reason only: I was arriving quite late at the Gare de Lyon and it wasn't even a 5 minute walk from the station, and you could check in very late. The hotel itself is not spectacular. It looks a little dated, no breakfast provided. There is wifi provided (you need to get a receipt... More

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Antibes, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The staff is pleasant, no stress attitude as opposed to other Parisians. Room and bathroom were big and very clean. Really close to Gare de Lyon train station (5 minutes walk), and there is a subway just in front of the hotel! Only problems: no air conditioning and unfortunately WiFi was not working. Otherwise I still recommend this hotel.

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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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