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Hotel Helvetia

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza della Nunziata 1, 16124 Genoa, Italy (Righi)
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Ranked #29 of 88 hotels in Genoa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014
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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
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

For the third year we booked rooms at the Helvetia and invited friends to join us so 2 rooms were booked. When we arrived at 12 noon you can imagine our disappointment, annoyance and embarrassment to be told that we were to be transferred to another hotel at the docks due to some water problem. Following a heated discussion it... More

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helvetiage, Direttore at Hotel Helvetia, responded to this review

Dear Mrs.Jennifer C., I'm very sorry for your disappointment expecially since you and your husband have been our guests twice in the past and have always been satisfied by our service. Unfortunately that day we had a sudden plumbing problem that occured i the morning and we didn't have time enough to fix it before your arrival, that's why we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stayed at this hotel in late May with my wife .The hotel is perfectly situated near to the old port and old town with the underground and main station a few minutes walk away the hotel is opposite the marvellous baroque church of the Assumption.We arrived late as we were delayed on the train but were greeted with a warm... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I spent in the hotel a week at bussiness trip. And all in all I was satisfied. The location is perfect close to downtown. Usually I walked to the downtown and I do not need to use public transport but the train station Principe Sotterranea is close as well - 10 min of walk. The bus from airport stops at... More

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Galway, Ireland
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I recently stayed in this hotel for a couple of nights and found it absolutely perfect for my needs.Upon arrival,I was greeted with a welcoming smile by the young lady at reception.Always a good start,check-in was quick and I was shown my fifth floor room at the back of the hotel,furnished with a very comfortable bed and a brand newly... More

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Yambol, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The Hotel “Helvetia” is situated opposite the one of most beautiful baroque churches of Genoa, the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, on the homonymous square. The hotel is in the historical heart of the city, between main streets “Cairoli”-“Garibaldi” and “Balbi” on which can be seen the most magnificent palaces. Because of that it is on short distance from main historical... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Just back from a three-night stay in Hotel Helvetia and cannot praise it highly enough. The welcome I received the minute I walked through the door made me realise immediately that I was going to enjoy my time here. My room was on the 5th floor at the front of the building so was a bit noisy during the night... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A convenient location for a stay in Genoa. Rooms fairly small and a bit dark but clean and quite adequate if you are not intending to spend much time in them apart from sleeping. A room at the back will be less noisy but you may still need to keep the windows shut - there is air conditioning. Staff friendly... More

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helvetiage, Direttore at Hotel Helvetia, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Jamesread, thank you very much for your nice words, very appreciated from the whole staff. The hotel is centrally located indeed, so you're right about not using the car!!! We're looking forward to have you back as a fine guest at the soonest! Nedo Ottonello General Manager More

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Ideal location, on the edge of the old town and a 5 minute walk from the old port area, and less than 10 minutes from the main train station. The service was excellent, very friendly with lots of great advice about the area, restaurants and so on. Breakfast was reasonable, and the size of my room was good. The facilities... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

For a 3 star hotel, rooms are very old and breakfast is very poor. Have to pay €15 daily for parking your car two blocks away and you have to leave the keys with the parker. What you see in pictures is not what you get.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This hotel is in a very old building. It was built in 1585, and there has been a hotel here for over 300 years, but you wouldn't know it once you are in your room. Clean, with a reasonable amount of space, a bit dark, but otherwise OK. The bathroom is updated and modern. Room includes blow dryer, wifi, fridge... More

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Address: Piazza della Nunziata 1, 16124 Genoa, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Genoa > Righi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Helvetia 3*
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The hotel, 3 star rating, is located in an ancient building dating back to 1585 in the heart of the city of Genoa, in the historic Piazza della Nunziata 1.Free wireless connection in all rooms and common areas. Free Internet Point ADSL at the Hotel's Hall The 37 rooms on five floors accessible by elevator (completely renovated, with VIP and No Smoking floors), are completely soundproof, equipped with air-conditioning and heating individually adjustable by each room, satellite TV, mini-bar, hairdryer, recent replacement of all the doors of rooms and bathrooms according to the current regulations. The renowned area of Ancient Port (Aquarium, Museum of the Sea, Congress Centre Magazzini del Cotone and Shopping area) at just 200 meters, the Principe Railway station and the Cruises Terminal a few steps, the Carlo Felice Opera House and prestigious Palazzo Ducale at 5 minutes, FREE CCTV motorbikes parking and the garage service (€ 15.00 per 24 hours) at just 100 meters, make the location of Hotel Helvetia unique in Genoa.Gluten-free breakfast available on request Dog and Cat Welcome. ... more   less 
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