Hotel Helvetia (Paris, France)


Hotel Helvetia (Paris, France)

About Helvetia

Recently renovated and offering free Wi-Fi access, the Helvetia Hotel is a functional accommodation choice that is positioned next to the Paris-Gare de Lyon train station. Place des Vosges is less than 20 minutes away on foot from the hotel. En-suite facilities with either a shower or bath are included with every room at the Helvetia Hotel. All rooms at the accommodation also come equipped with a flat-screen television and work desk. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk with multilingual staff. Further conveniences include a lift and a luggage storage facility. A continental breakfast is available each morning at the hotel. Guests can enjoy breakfast in either their rooms or the dining area. Jardin des Plantes is a 15-minute walk from the hotel. The Notre Dame Cathedral is approximately 30 minutes away on foot.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


28 bis boulevard Diderot, 75012, Paris, France

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  9.0 / 10
  • Rooms
    Fair  7.1 / 10
  • Service
    Very good  8.0 / 10

Positive Reviews


Convenient for getting around Paris

Popular with many past guests was the Helvetia Hotel's location when it came to exploring Paris. Its position right next to the Gare de Lyon train station was regularly highlighted as an advantage, while the hotel is also within walking distance of popular attractions like the Notre Dame Cathedral and Place des Vosges.


Friendly and communicative staff

The staff members were, despite a small amount of negative comments, commended by former guests that stayed at the hotel. Along with a friendly and helpful manner, the accommodation's personnel were categorised as generally having a good command of the English language.


Hygiene standards at a respectable level

In most cases, previous guests were pleased with the hygiene standards on display at the Helvetia Hotel. The rooms and en-suite spaces were typically described as clean and tidy.

Negative Reviews


Overly basic throughout

The basicness of the Helvetia Hotel was disappointing for numerous past visitors. As well as a lack of public facilities such as a bar or fitness centre, the hotel's rooms have also been labelled as excessively basic with a restricted amount of amenities.


Narrow stairs difficult to negotiate

Various former guests have claimed that they had difficulty in traversing the hotel's stairs - an issue that was further compounded when carrying luggage. And while the accommodation does supply a lift, it is said to be very small and dated.


Located in a noisy area of the city

Whilst its location was praised in terms of travelling around Paris, it has been stated that the Helvetia Hotel is positioned in a noisy area of the city. With that said, this noise is supposedly blocked out for the most part if the room windows remain closed.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Entrance Hall/lobby
  2. Lift
  3. Parking
  4. Pets allowed
For children
  1. Cot
Room amenities
  1. Shower
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


28 bis boulevard Diderot , 75012 , Paris , France
Telephone: +33(1)43432519 | Fax: +33(1)43431525 | 

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