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Hotel Helvetia Thermal Spa

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Pleasant hotel with a deceivable little foyer. Bar staff were pleasant and drinks we're not over priced. The room was clean and pleasant and felt modern. Maybe a little small. The Spa and Pool was beautiful and is carved into the mountain side.

We stayed for one night at this hotel. The spa is really very unique. Full size swimming pool, jacuzzi and underwater massage from Thermal Water. It feels different on the skin. Very relaxing environment, very nice spa.. we had few massages and therapies which were excellent and very well priced. The food is great, we had one breakfast, lunch and dinner and it was just great food every time. I would definitely recommend the hotel and strongly recommend the spa and restaurant.

We stayed at this hotel and we loved it. But The only downside is if you have to travel to big cities by train -example, Florence- you have to return early, otherwise there is no chance to find a train to Porreta Terme after 7pm.

I would recommend Hotel Helvetia to anyone who is interested in a comfortable Spa vacation in the cold season in a charming small town. I visited with my daughter as s special get-away and we loved our short stay. Very flexible staff and great hours of spa, restaurant and check-out.

I have been going to Hotel Helvetia and Spa for several years now; it's my favorite place to go to escape the coldness of winter in Bologna. But I have noticed that there have been some changes since the last time I was there. New management, perhaps? First, you are now required to wear bathing caps in the pool, but no one told us that when we checked in. We found out after we were already in the pool, when a staff member corrected us. It was not a big deal, really, but it was strange that the rules had changed and no one informed us at the front desk. Also, what happened to the salad and vegetable buffet in the restaurant, the reclining chairs in the caverna, and the mood lighting in the hammam? We happened to really enjoy these particular aspects of hotel. Don't get me wrong, Helvetia is still a wonderful place, with a fantastic spa, relaxing ambience, courteous and friendly service, and decent food in the restaurant...but I am kind of wondering what you will decide to change next. Don't tamper too much with a good thing!

A fleeting visit, staying only one night, with not even time to use the lovely-looking spa or gym. The staff are helpful and very nice. Our room was large and comfortable. Breakfast was plentiful and typical of breakfasts in Italy. The dining room was just too brightly lit to consider it for dinner - get a dimmer switch!

This was the beginning of our Apennines hike and it was wonderful to step off the train from Bologna and see our beautiful hotel! We immediately went for a pre-hike up in the hills around PT -- great views and lovely woods -- then came down and had a great dinner at the pizza/pasta place across the street, on the bridge. Our room was very elegant and lovely ... with thick cotton robes and slippers on the bed -- great bathroom, and we were just sorry we weren't told about the fabulous rooftop area with tanning chairs and hot tub with nice outdoor showers! (The spa charges a substantial fee to use the pool but the rooftop is free!) .... GREAT breakfast the next morning, too!

You must visit Porretta, and this is the hotel you must stay at. Friendly staff, with a wonderful spa. I found my stay to be very relaxing, and I was very sad to leave. Looking forward to returning.This is where they have the Porretta Soul Festival. I highly recommend you attend it if you can. But I also think it would be wonderful during the winter as well. The little town of Porretta will capture your heart like it did mine.

This hotel is awesome, very clean and comfortable rooms, the staff are always friendly and helpful and eager to please. Restaurant offers a high quality and varied menu and the bar terrace is the perfect place to relax with a nice chilled beer or glass of wine. Breakfast is simple but plentiful and the coffee always fresh.

Excellent stay with excellent service , exactly what one one expects from a 4 star hotel. Nothing to complain about. What more do you need? hotel, Spa, restaurant and soul music festival??? This hotel continually improves itself.

Piazza Vittorio Veneto 11 Porretta Terme BO

Hotel Helvetia Thermal Spa places you next to Vittorio Veneto Square and Porretta Terme Town Hall. This 48-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Porretta Terme Church and Terme di Porretta are also a short walk from this Porretta Terme hotel.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


All 48 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Desks are also standard.

Property features

At Hotel Helvetia Thermal Spa, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Self parking is offered for EUR 9 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a steam room.

Room options

Superior Double Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds, Hill View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1304 reviews