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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2012

my friend and I stayed here for 3 nights, its right next to the train and metro so location is perfect. the room was clean, good size for Paris, with 3 double pation doors that opened to the balcony, for a great view and hearing the busstle of trafic all added to the ambience ! clean bathroom and the shower... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2012

We stayed three nights at this hotel. The hotel is close to the Gare De Lyon train station which is good for us as we were traveling from Geneva Switzerland and most of the train from Switzerland stop here. It was not difficult to found the hotel. We used google map and it tooks appx. five minutes to get to... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

We recently spent four nights at this hotel. Overall not too bad considering the price. The room was small but adequate for 3 people. The lift was pretty small so we mostly used the stairs. The decor was somewhat minimal. The location is quite good with a metro station and the Gare de Lyon train station right next to the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Reviewed 28 October 2011

we choose to stay at Hotel Helvetia because of it's proximity to the train station. It was reasonable clean and comfortable. Breakfast was included and we enjoyed the coffee very much. Simple breakfast of cheese and rolls. It was great to have. The hotel is adequate in every way. Would stay there again.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

This hotel is situated not far from the Gare de Lyon railway station, so, if you come to Paris by train or are planning to take a train afterwards, it's a good location. Hotel rooms only have basic decoration, that's true, but the hotel is situated in a 19-th century building, and it gives it a certain charm. The view... More 

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Reviewed 6 October 2011

We stayed here for just 1 night as we were catching an early morning train from the Gare de Lyon the next day. On entering, the reception area looked a little drab and uninspired but the receptionist was friendly and efficient. She pointed us to the lift and off we went with 2 big suitcases and a couple of rucksacks... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2011

rooms ok no air con or fridge .but agreat location plenty of bars and cafes nice staff enjoyed my stay. JACK FROM FREMANTLE WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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Reviewed 3 September 2011

Stayed for 2 nights on business. Perfect for access to the Gare De Lyon main station. I used the Air France bus transfer to and from CDG airport both ways...the stop (Line 4) is 50 yards from the hotel. On a main road but located just far enough away from the station and main bars and so very little noise... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2011

In Paris like any other big city, the location of the hotel is of the most important, you don't want to waste time in transportation, you want to be as soon as possible at the attractions, well Hotel Helvetia is perfect, the metro station (line 1) is at the door and Gare de Lyon, to train connections, 100 mts away.... More 

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Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to this calming neighbourhood where real Parisians make their homes.
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Additional Information about Hotel Helvetia

Address: 28 B boulevard Diderot | 12 Arr., 75012 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Bercy / Nation , Reuilly
Price Range: €83 - €124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Helvetia 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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“Lift is small.close to Metro and Main railway”
 of 5 bubbles asangahapu, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask to look at the floor plan in the lobby, rooms are different shapes and sizes”
 of 5 bubbles RetiredEngineer600, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors have balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles Ricothepigfarmer, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“There are quiet and noisy rooms at this hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Dr Ali M., 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“For those with mobility problems lower room would suit better.”
 of 5 bubbles travell_a_lot, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
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