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Helvetia, Paris

2-starThis property has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.
28-bis Boulevard Diderot, Paris, Paris, 75012, France

Convenient to AccorHotels Arena
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Great location
Fantastic service
Room is all right
Food could be better
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Helvetia, Paris

from $103 CAD
  • from $103 CAD
  • Double Room
  • Single Room
  • Triple Room
  • Twin Room (Shower)

What’s around Helvetia, Paris


  • In 12th Arrondissement
  • Opera Bastille - 0.6 mi / 1 km
  • AccorHotels Arena - 1.5 mi / 2.5 km
  • Centre Pompidou - 1.9 mi / 3.1 km
  • Les Halles - 2 mi / 3.2 km
  • Sorbonne University - 2.2 mi / 3.5 km
  • Notre Dame Cathedral - 2.2 mi / 3.6 km
  • Luxembourg Gardens - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km

Getting around

  • Paris (ORY-Orly) - 22 min drive
  • Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle) - 35 min drive
  • Paris Austerlitz Automates Station - 5 min drive
  • Paris Bercy Bourgogne-Pays d'Auvergne Station - 6 min drive
  • Paris Bercy Bourgogne-Pays d'Auvergne Station - 6 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

About Helvetia, Paris

Free WiFi and quaint guestrooms, steps from Gare de Lyon

Bastille to the Louvre

Hôtel Helvetia is a 1-minute walk from Paris-Gare de Lyon Train Station, which provides guests with links for national and international travel. One of many walkable attractions, Place de la Bastille is a 12-minute stroll, while the Louvre is 14 minutes on the metro.

Underworlds, fairy tales

The Catacombs of Paris are 13 minutes away by car and will give you a fascinating look into Paris’s dark and eerie history. For something slightly more family oriented, the rides and shows at Disneyland® Paris are a firm favorite with kids, and only a 30-minute drive.

Knowledgeable staff

The 24-hour reception desk is perfect for getting tips on eating out or the best way to get to Paris’s many attractions. The bright reception area provides a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere in which to settle down and read through the newspaper.

Breakfast, free WiFi

The quaintly decorated rooms are individually appointed, and many feature vibrantly colored duvets from which you can enjoy your in-room breakfast. You can use the free WiFi to plan your next day of Parisian sightseeing or European travels, and TVs are standard in every room.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 48 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Helvetia, Paris’s small print

Also known as

  • Helvetia Hotel Paris
  • Helvetia Hotel
  • Helvetia Paris

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.13 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 8 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 334 reviews

Helvetia, Paris
This is a 1 star but convenient to Gare du Lyon
Stayed one night while in transit from Italy to London, it was very convenient but thats all.
Errol, ca1 night romance trip
Helvetia, Paris
Very Good8.0
Clean hotel in handy location
My husband and I and our adult son stayed a total of 3 nights . We had expected the room to be small but it was clean . I had brought my hair dryer just in case. They were happy to provide hot water if required (I had brought along a couple of insulated mugs on out trip). There was a small lift which stopped between floors on the curved staircase and we were informed of this. I had read on this from previous reviews so I had expected it.The hotel is very close to the Gare de Lyon station and if you see Novotel you will find it near it. We had taken the RER Line D at Gare Du Nord to Gare de Lyon however I think it worthwhile to use a taxi considering how packed it was at 2 pm ( and maybe even at other times as well ). Having our suitcases didn't help but people in the train didn't seem to want to move their positions to make space for others.The location was great as it was only minutes to catch the early train to Milan our next stop. Jurgen at reception recommended a meal at L' Arrosoir and it was good. Our dinner of sea bream, lamb shanks and steak (300g) came to 56 euros. There was no charge for water or bread . The bakery on the right after the exit is fantastic and we had our breakfast sitting at the bench there. Pity it was not opened on the Sunday and we left so early for Milan.
Daisy, auFamily trip
Helvetia, Paris
Very Good8.0
A return to Helvetia
Good room, unfortunately some people arrive after 11pm and make a noise. Sometimes it is just the rattling of the keys. No noise from the road, with the windows shut.
patience, gbRomance trip
Helvetia, Paris
Very Good8.0
Very practical with super Freud my staff
It is a very practical hotel for a short stay. Close to station and next to direct shuttle for the CDG. The staff was super friendly and helpful.
Zohreh, ie1 night trip
Helvetia, Paris
The room was very cramped. The lift is the smallest I’ve ever been in. It stops midway between floors and exits on to a narrow spiral staircase. Very inconvenient when managing suitcases. The door slams and is impossible to close quietly.
Scott, gbRomance trip

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Helvetia, Paris

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