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Hotel Helvetia

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Goldau, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The Helvetia hotel is now under the new management of the b_smart group. It will be renovated and the check in will be automatized in the near future. The famous restaurant chez Alain is now a bar and the breakfast room and the Red Ox is still running. We felt very good in this hotel and liked the staff which...

Thank pore
Biasca, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you are working in Basel or if you are on holiday and you need to move around Basel with the train, this is your hotel. Around the place Burger King, Subway, and other little cafè and restauraint. Just 50 m far from the station. The staff is amazing, real gentlemen. The rooms are clean, welcoming, warm.

Thank Franzcarrino
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

t Quite central a bit outdated especially the bathroom.A bit expensive for what it was We had asked for secure storage for our bike undercover worth 4000 euros approx but it was outside and not undercover and there was workmen in the yard. If it had rained the bike would ave got really wet and that could have caused some...

Thank pat w
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This was a basic hotel. The rooms were spotless and the staff very friendly. The breakfast was good but, as there was no air-conditioning. we had to sleep with the windows open. There were road works outside so it was very noisy. I'm afraid the fan provided was inadequate. However, we had just 2 minutes walk to get the bus...

Thank 125jill
Widnau, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The hotel is situated pretty close to the train station. Unfortunately that is, despite the really friendly staff the only thing I would mention as positive. The room was hot and humid (no AC, just a small ventilator), the minibar prices are ridicolous, I´ve seen some small animals underneath the desk and the funiture showed wear and tear. Last but...

Thank Moritz83
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Location in a side street just opposite the main train station of Basle, and just round the corner from a tram terminal containing several lines. The plane took off from Manchester Airport at 6:30pm, and was checking in at this hotel two hours later. Checking in was okay, slightly delayed because the receptionist was...

Thank Sellonfudr
Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 16 September 2015

the attractive feature of this hotel is without any doubt its location: just in front of the Basel train station and in particular the bus stop of the bus which brings to the airport. Unfortunately the owner takes advantage of this strategical location to post prices which are excessive for this small 3 stars hotel which looks like a 2...

Thank Ami C
Herzliya, Israel
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The hotel is conveniently located near the main railway station. The room was nice , although it was very hot during our stay. The hotel supplied a ventilator but it was not enough. The noise from outside (music from a nearby place and traffic from the adjacent busy street) did not allow opening the windows. The hotel owner was very...

1Thank Nimrod R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Hotel Helvetia is a small hotel conveniently located only a 2 minute walk from the SBB Station in central Basel and the bus station from where you can travel all over the city. The Hotel is clean and comfortable; it has a lift and the bedrooms, with ensuite facilities, are perfect for a short stay in a big city. The...

Thank Suken42
Reviewed 11 December 2014

The hotel was lovely, I was very pleased when I arrived. When we checked in we received a map which was explained to us and the hotel highlighted on the map, free travel passes around the city and information we required. The room was comfy and clean. Excellent location across the road from the train station, next 2 two Italian...

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Chez Alain
Cuisines: French
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Dry Cleaning
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Additional Information about Hotel Helvetia

Address: Kuechengasse 13, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > St. Alban
Price Range: $184 - $474 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Helvetia 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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“side of hotel”
patw744, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Perhaps, at the back of the hotel but not on the fourth floor as the heat here was worse than on the first floor”
125jill, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Inform the hotel, if you need Wi-fi ,because only some floors have good connection”
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lianaharala, 27 May 2014 | Read review
“Try for a room that includes a sofa and reading area.”
planner10, 26 Feb 2013 | Read review
“possibly at the back of the Hotel”
RossLyon, 26 Sep 2011 | Read review
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