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Hotel Helvetia

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Front desk staff was absolutely nice.Grate location close to Gare de lyon station.Housed in old french style building.small rooms and bathrooms,Lift is also small and cannot be accommodated more than one with baggage and located in between the floors. you have to carry your baggage over the stairs

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Housed in an old French building it provided us with a clean basic room. We had a beautiful - obviously newly refurbished - bathroom. Very friendly staff ; an adequate, nicely served breakfast We needed a good overnight room for a trip starting at Gare du Lyon, five minutes walk away. Will definitely return if the need arises

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a situation where our flight to Athens Greece where we were to board a cruise was cancelled due to a strike. The front desk staff did everything they could to find a way to get us there. Every single one of them tried. When our travel insurance agreed we could stay in Paris and then pick up our... More 

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62 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Just over the road from Gare de Lyon. Friendly professional staff, clean and comfortable. Quiet night's sleep. We arrived in Gare du Nord and after a quick and easy metro ride found the hotel easily and we get lost easily.

Thank Andy G
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel for couple of nights in may 2016 along with my wife. The hotel has elevator only till the 4th floor and you need to pull your luggage up the stairs after that which is a pain considering the narrow staircase. The hotel has good cheap restaurants nearby and an amazing bakery on the right after exit.... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

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... More 

Thank RetiredEngineer600
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The lady on the help desk was very smiley and friendly, and greeted us as we came and left the hotel, making sure we were all okay. The hotel itself is very airy and spacious, while maintaining a cosy feel. Our room had a balcony looking onto a pretty Parisian street, with big windows we could open up to explore... More 

Thank Holly J
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30 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Stayed one night before getting an early train. Reasonable price for the area and convenient. Lift only went to some floors so had to carry bags up narrow stairs. Would stay there again for the location. Had a very bad experience with another hotel in this area so we appreciated that this one turned out OK. Not a place I... More 

Thank Linda2002
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Stayed here my last two days in Paris after a tour of France with soccer team. Good basic budget hotel with an actual key for your room. Right next to the metro station at Gare de Lyon and good eating selections.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

My room was on the 6th floor, the tiny lift only went as far as the 4th and it was a narrow winding staircase to reach the 5th and 6th floors. Furnishings were very basic and the room was cramped, no door to the bathroom owing to lack of space and the door to the room only opened two thirds... 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: $127 - $188 (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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