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“This hotel should be called "hellhole" not Helios”
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Hotel Helios
Oquawka, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“This hotel should be called "hellhole" not Helios”
Reviewed June 3, 2005

This is a dump. Rated as a 4 star hotel. We stayed here for fifteen minutes using our cellphone looking for another hotel after we saw the room. Booked on Italyby for 250 euro a night..Dark dingy room, bathroom was so small had to turn side ways to get into it. TV was 10 inches so bad all you could see is shadows.bed was u shaped. smelly room they tried to mask the smell with some type of strong perfume.Would not return our money. A total nightmare.Don"t ever stay here and don't ever book on Italyby

  • Stayed May 2005
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2005

The location in Santa Margherita is the best in the town. If you get a superior room with a large terrace you have the perfect viewing point of sea, town, and hills beyond. It is 8 minutes walk from station but it is up steps which may be a problem if you have heavy luggage - get a taxi.

The rooms are adequate, clean and pleasant but a bit on the small side for the price (but then there is that location) Bathroom is adequate. Terrace was fabulous.
We did go back a second time!

We found the staff friendly and most helpful.

We may well go back at some point.

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Glasgow, Scotland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2004

I have stayed at Hotel Helios twice and thought it was lovely. The rooms are average sized but the balcony at the front is massive ( at least the size of the room again). The staff are wonderful and couldn't do enough to help. They are very good at suggesting day trips; restaurants and local points of interest. The breakfast was lovely: fresh coffee, juices, fruit, pastries and a cold buffet. The rooms are very clean and well equipped although there is not a lot of wardobe space. The location is excellent and the views are outstanding. I would definately recommend this hotel and would stay there again.

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Reviewed January 10, 2004

We booked two rooms at the hotel with parking and ocean view. When we got there, they claimed that our travel agency (booked on the net) had lied to us. Parking and rooms where available on the ocean but they wanted to charge us more money. Our 1-800 number for the travel agent did not work in Italy, and the consierge claimed they he had no contact information! They just receive the booking. They would not budge and ended up costing us 122 Euros more.

It rained quite a bit during that period, and both of our rooms leaked.
The restaurant had an excellent view, but at the breakfast had instant coffee with stale bread.

To summarize, we will not stay at this hotel any longer, but the location was fantastic. We very much engoyed our stay at Santa Margarita Ligure.

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Property: Hotel Helios
Address: Via Antonio Gramsci 6, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Santa Margherita Ligure
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
#11 Luxury Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Helios 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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