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Hotel Helvetia

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Piazza Della Nunziata 1 - 16124 - Genoa - Italy | Historical Downtown, 16124 Genoa, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Budapest, Hungary
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like to find out after two nights in a hotel, when returning there for your night's rest in the evening, that they've given your room to someone else... If you like to hear that your underwear and other personal belongings are tossed in a garbage bag, because the receptionist couldn't open your suitcase although he'd tried... And if... More 

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Rome, Italy
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I've stayed at this hotel with my university students and I must say that I find it terribly convenient. The people at the reception desk are always very helpful and full of kind advice. The rooms are not modern but they are clean and well warmed up. Breakfast is nice and rich though they serve only cold food.

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helvetiage, Direttore at Hotel Helvetia, responded to this review

Dear Prof.Aldopata, thank you so much for your nice words, you and your students are always welcome because of your kindness and reliability, and we all hope to meet you again very soon! Thank you and best regards Nedo Ottonello General Manager More 

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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

After searching the streets of Genoa we stumbled upon this great Hotel. We did not have a reservation but this wasn't a problem. We were four people and were immediately given a room. The price was extremely cheap (85e/room + breakfast). The staff was very helpful and friendly. They gave us very good instructions on where to go in Genoa,... More 

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helvetiage, Direttore at Hotel Helvetia, responded to this review

How to thank you for a so marvellous feed back ! We are really happy you appreciated so much your stay in Helvetia, we coudn't ask more as guests! Thank you again from the whole staff we hope to have you again in Hotel Helvetia Regards, Nedo Ottonello Manager More 

Birmingham, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Less than ten minutes' walk from Principe railway station (where the airport bus drops you), and the same to the old town in the other direction - the location is ideal. There's a lift to all floors. Bedroom very spacious, and comfy bed. Bedding and towels changed every day. Loads of hot water. No noise from the street. Generous cold... More 

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Briisbane Australia
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40 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Hotel is very convenient to all the main attractions on the water front and public transport goes past the door. Staff very helpful and breakfast was typical Italian selection. The room was an adequate size but the bathroom was very small and uncomfortable but very new and clean. However the hand basin was to big for the space and its... More 

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Belgium
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110 reviews 110 reviews
37 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Spent 4 nights in this hotel during a work trip. Negative: * Rooms are dated * Not enough space around the toilet * Cannot close the curtains * Mattresses are old and "preshaped" by previous guests * Shower is either very hot or ice cold, no in between Positive: * Very friendly and helpful people. On the first night it... More 

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helvetiage, Direttore at Hotel Helvetia, responded to this review

Dear Mrs.Gwen, first of all thank you for the nice words you wrote about the Staff, my collegues are helpful indeed as you underlined, so maybe if they had known that you were having those incidents they would have easily solved them (for example, there's a little rope that looses the curtains and they could have showed it to you...)... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
26 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This hotel was about a 15 minute walk from the train station and there is public transport right outside. It is in the centre of the main attractions also. The hotel room was quite clean, but our bathroom was very narrow and small. We aren't big people, so I think others might struggle to comfortable move around in the bathroom.

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helvetiage, Direttore at Hotel Helvetia, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Bec-F-C, thank you very much for your nice review, I couldn't have explained better the centrality of our position! As you could see all buildings downtown are historical, tha one we are in is dated 1585, and protected by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage; it's not possible for us to modify all features of the rooms, that's why we... More 

Krakow, Poland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I was here on my business trip in December. Hotel is very clean and the staff very nice. It's at reasonably price. Only thing which I was just a bit disappointed was breakfast - most of food is sweet and there is nothing warm (like eggs), but it's probably standard in Italy. Hotel location is in good place to visit... More 

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Sotogrande, Spain
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Hotel Helvetia, is in a great location for downtown Genoa and the Port, from here public transport is close by. All the staff are extremely friendly and helpful.The rooms are very clean and comfortable. Breakfast is included, buffet style and there is a good internet service. The only slight down is if staying in the front of the building the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Hotel Helvetia is quite deceiving. When we arrived at the front it looked quite uncared for and of course it is an old building so you have to be prepared for this. Inside the lady on reception was really helpful and recommended a few restaurants to us - we went to one just a few hundred yards along the street... More 

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