Hôtel Helvétique3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Spend four nights here. Spacious,quiet room on 4th floor. Very comfy bed. Only minor complaint would be that the shower was small. The Hotel Helvétique is ideally situated to access all the local attractions. Equidistant from Promenade des Anglais, the station, the Cours Saleya and the old town. Staff on duty were very friendly. I would think about staying here again if visiting Nice.
It's a 10 minutes walk from city center Masena. Shops, restaurants and beach are all nearby, really great location! Safe, massage place next door has great pricing, room service everyday, wifi is good for 2 connected devices, if you use more than 2 it'll get slower. Rooms clean, comfy bed, equipped with fridge, quiet AC. Only issue is the water pressure in the shower, it'll either be very hot or cold :) it'll take a while to have it in mid temperature. I'll come back again when visiting Nice.
Comfort in the center of Nice. Close to most of the tourist attractions- historical places, Opera theatre, promenade, beach, shopping area, food resources:)). Did not need ground transportation - all places of interest were visited on foot ( a pie).
I spent two weeks in this hotel, this summer. And considering the price of EUR 130 per night, it was a big disappointment. Pros and Cons: + very good location: Beach and old town are 3-5 minutes away by feed, Avenue Jean-Medecin 1-2 minutes and the train station about 15 minutes (but tram station to the train station is just at the Avenue Jean-Medecin). Still, it's in a side street and therefore not + friendly staff, though most of them weren't very helpful (see cons) + 24/7 reception + good air conditioning - At first glance, the room looks modern and clean. But after spending a night there, I realized that this is not the fact. E.g. There were hairs sticking on the walls in the bathroom (from day one to day 15), there is no space in the shower to place the soap, every time I wanted to move a cloth hanger the whole cloth rail was falling down until I but a cap of the shower gel between the wall and the cloth rail ... - My sheets haven't been changed even once (which I know for sure, I caused a blood spot on the sheet on my second day due to a mosquito bite and it was still visible when I left the hotel) - The pillows for on the bed were very hard. But at least, they provided me a softer one after I requested it. - Although I booked a double room and paid the exactly same amount as a couple has to pay, I didn't get the same service. E.g. I had to explain them 4 times (!) that in a double room there should be two towels and not just one. - As mentioned above, the staff was very friendly but beside one guy not really helpful and had rather a "Savoir Vivre" mentality. E.g. on my last day last day, I was asking the guy at the reception, how to go to the airport. He told me that there is a bus line. He showed me the location on the map and told me that they are leaving every full and every half hour from this station. When I left towards the airport I found out that neither the time nor the location was correct, which resulted in me almost missing my flight. Thank god the flight was delayed. - The bathroom has no window and the ventilation is very poor. So, no surprise that there is a lot of mildew in there. - The toilet in the room is separated from the bathroom. It is very narrow in there and in my eyes it's kind of annoying, if you have to walk through the whole room to go to the bad and wash your hands after being on the toilet. So to summarize it: The location is the best argument for the hotel. But in my eyes, this cannot compensate the mildew and dirtiness in general as well as the high price. ... Especially not if you want to stay longer than just one or two nights.
We very much enjoyed our 6 night stay this August in the friendly Hotel Helvetique where we have stayed a number of times before. Our 4th floor room was spacious with ample furniture & storage space. The location is good for the local attractions in Nice. It's an easy walk to beach, buses, tram & shopping etc.
Clean hotel located in the center of Nice two streets from Place de Massena and several other sights, restaurants, street shops, shopping malls and public transport. If you are traveling by car, parking is a problem, there is a car park away from the hotel and during the winter the problem worsens. The hotel has a friendly and attentive staff the only negative point is the difficulty of getting indoors for the elderly.
I traveled with my girlfriend and we booked the Medium room from their website. This was perfect as the Standard rooms, as we saw later, were at the 1st floor near the breakfast area and could've been very noisy during the morning (this is also written on their website). The room was cleaned everyday and was spacious. I gave the hotel 4/5 because there were 2 things we didn't like about the room. The WiFi signal was very low and every time we would come back after a whole day we would have to open the window as there was a damp smell in the room. The location was perfect, central, 5-10 minutes walk to the beach, old town, restaurants, train station (from which you can go anywhere on the coast). Breakfast was served in a small area at the 1st floor and it was okay. Not that much variety but tasty. The reception staff were helpful and explained to us on the 1st night some things about our location (where is old town / train station / beach) and what to do nearby. All in all, a very good hotel with a great location to explore Nice and the whole coast.
We stayed at Helvetique only 2 nights. We were very pleased with the service, location, the clean rooms and ok breakfast buffet. Close to shopping and restaurants, and the beach is only 10 minutes walk. Large beach towels can be rented for free against a deposit.
Great location in the centre of the city, only 10 minutes walk from Old Town and 10-15 minutes walk from the beach. They also have free beach towel hire which was very convenient (we only had to provide a deposit but this was given back to us once we returned the towels). Wifi works well. Rooms were decent size and clean. Great value for money.
Loved our big modern room, clean and quiet. Comfortable bed and the bathroom and rain shower great. The staff were friendly and very helpful.The location was perfect, close to old town, Place Massena and shopping. Would definately stay here again
- Walking distance to Place Massena and Nice Etoile Shopping Center
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
- 24-hour front desk
Located in Centre Ville-Gare, Hôtel Helvétique is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Place Massena and Nice Etoile Shopping Center. The 43 rooms at this 3-star hotel include refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, and premium bedding. It's in central Nice and also a short walk from Cours Saleya and Nice Theatre.
Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.
Hôtel Helvétique's 43 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and 22-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.
Renovated in 2016, Hôtel Helvétique offers free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a computer station. If you drive, self parking is EUR 20 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 50 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.
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73% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 156 reviews