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Hotel Helvetia

3.5 of 5 Stauffacherquai 1, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, Tennessee, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

stayed here on a trip through europe, the hotel was easy to find, very clean rooms, with a nice menu and the food was great, I would recommend this as a stary to anyone, and would enjoy going back anytime

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Amman, Jordan
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I stayed here for few days . It was really different experience from the usual traditional hotels since it is attached to a Resturant in the first floor as it's main event with no lobby . Room size were OK . Staff were really friendly . Location was good but the noise of the tram is bothering sometimes .

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

stayed here for a couple of nights recently and had a very pleasant stay hotel is above bar /restaurant and hotel check in/out is just at the side of the bar staff were very very friendly and accommodating room was nice size, well appointed....no air con though so it could get hot in summer although there was a fan in... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is not your ordinary boutique hotel but rather a cool restaurant/bar with rooms, so more like an inn. I loved the fact that the bar was full of locals, this added to the overall cool, trendy vibe this place has. The design in the bar is great (dark wood - perfect for a date), location is very central with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
31 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Old building with recently decorated rooms done with a pleasing urban edge. Limited service so best for the self sufficient traveller. Excellent for transport links and proximity to the sights. On the corner of a tram intersection which are audible in the night but not a disturbance to me. Recommended.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a great boutique hotel in central Zurich - but don't expect the facilities of an international five star hotel. Most notably, it was affordable (a rarity in Switzerland) and whilst the "small" double room we stayed in was, undeniably, small - it was well thought out and the bathroom was great. The hotel has its own bar and... More 

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Munich, Germany
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I stayed at the hotel since it was booked for me and it was close to my office. I didn't check in advance what would expect me. There is no real reception. You have to ring a bell to get the door opened. The reception is in a bar. The rooms were small, the floor felt like rubber. It was... More 

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Paris, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Helvetia is a good and friendly place to stay. I appreciate to stay in small hotels with a 'soul' this is thz case for helvetia. Nice to see Kiehls skincare in the bathroom. I had a room with a view on the river. I assume that its better than street side. A weak point. You cannot order food at the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This hotel is just a 10 min walk from the main train station. It has been completely redone in a truly modern design style. Really like the layout and space in the rooms. Windows are well isolated, so you don't hear the noise from the street. There is a piano bar downstairs which has a nice atmosphere. The bathroom has... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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124 reviews 124 reviews
18 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I live in Zurich since 6 years and tried several restaurants of many levels, from cheap ones to mid range ones, this is one of the first up scale place I visited and I am really impressed. :) Loved the attentive service and the location and atmosphere, we had a business dinner with fixed menu ( selected by my boss... More 

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Address: Stauffacherquai 1, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Helvetia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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