Ideal for an overnighter when traveling by train. Yes the lift is tiny and opens on to the spiral staircase between floors. Yes the bedroom was just adequate but the bathroom was the same size. If you want large rooms and large lifts use an American style chain like Holiday Inn but if you want some French character on your night in Paris stay here. Its very clean and friendly and we have always had a good nights sleep when we have used it.
There are plenty of places to eat in the immediate area. Try the European about 200m down the road on the opposite side. Classic Parisian décor with great food and traditional rubbish service.
Our train to Zurich didn't leave until midday so in the morning we walked across the Charles De Gaul bridge past Gare Austerlitz to the excellent Natural History Gardens.
We have stayed at Hotel Helvetia before and will stay again.More
- Free Wifi