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Hotel Helvétique - Nice

2 star Hotel Nice

47 Rue de l'Hotel des Postes - Nice

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Located in Nice city center, Hotel Helvétique is only steps away from Place Masséna, the historic center, Promenade des Anglais, Nice's famous beach promenade, the beach, and the city's main bus terminal. Nice Train Station, and the Acropolis Conference Centre can be reached with a comfortable 10-15 minute walk. Many restaurants, bars, and cafés are just a short walk away.

Open 24 hours a day, all year long, Hotel Helvétique is run by a friendly and welcoming staff, dedicated to providing guests with great service and all they need for an unforgettable stay in Nice.

A free Internet point is open between 9 AM and 7 PM, and wireless Internet access is available throughout Hotel Helvétique.

Dogs are accepted at this hotel, for a fee.

 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.8 Good
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Breakfast at Hotel Helvétique

A continental breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Hotel Facilities at Helvétique

  • Lift/elevator
  • Pets accepted
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service
  • Private parking
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 2:00 AM and 6 PM.

Check-out: before noon.


Check-in after 6 PM is subject to a one-night penalty charge, taken from the credit card provided at the time of booking. Should the card be invalid, your booking may be automatically cancelled without notice.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 8 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 50 per vehicle (one way)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 20 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 11 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 22 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.9 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.
 

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

National rating

This hotel has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.

Hotel Helvétique is also known as

Hotel Helvetique
Helvetique Hotel Nice

7.8

Clean

8.3

Location

7.4

Quiet

7.3

Spacious

7.8

Service

Helvétique Hotel reviews

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Denmark

we were 4 in a room, and therefor the room was a bit crowded. Otherwise fine.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Excellent location in old town. Clean room and friendly staff.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

Fantastic location close to markets and beach. Staff very friendy and accommodating. Room quiet and clean - altogether a great place to stay.

7.8 Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I traveled to Nice with my two daughters. Hotel Helvetique was centrally located, within walking distance to everything. The room was clean and modern. The daytime hotel desk clerks were helpful and welcoming. The breakfast was adequate , however we enjoyed eating hearty crepes at the outdoor cafes nearby. We would definitely return.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

It's alway a pleasure!

6.3 Fair
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The hotel was non-smoking, but people were obviously smoking... you could smell it in the halls.Fine if you just need a bed and bath for a night. I wouldn't have stayed longer than that.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

A very enjoyable stay. Plenty of hot water, excellent bathrooms, superb breakfast buffet well served. The rooms were spotless and cleaned daily, especially the new ish bathroom. This all helped make for a good time at a well situated accessible hotel with great, friendly staff.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

For the price, this is a good place to stay in Nice. The room was small but adequate, the air-conditioning worked well and although the street is busy and noisy it can hardly be heard with the window shut. The hotel is half way between the station and the port and very close to the shops. The welcome is friendly and the staff efficient. Ideal for my purpose (passing through Nice on the way to Corsica)

4.3 Ordinary
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The room was very basic. It was just un-remarkable. Very tight space, poor amenities, tiny toilet area and shower was small. I guess you get what you pay for. The location was excellent for our needs. The staff was genuinely nice. The parking space, for which we paid 19 euro was so tight that if my sonb weren't with me, I never would have been able to fit my car in it.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

Excellent easy stay, thank you. My sisters and I travel to Europe most years, and we stayed for 4 nights.Found the staff and room perfect for what we required. Nice, basic clean room; remodelled bathroom, pleasant breakfast room and staff; very helpful and interested front desk staff.Towels for beach provided with deposit.Location was a short distance walking to everything, and close to cafes,restaurants, markets,transit, etc.Easy to get to and to find.Just no problem,loved it!Will recommend to family.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very OK hotel for the money

6.4 Fair
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

Room was very spacious however was a little dated, and there was a strange odour. Bathroom had double sink and a big bath. Great location, 15 minutes walk to the train station and 10 to the beach.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Excellent value for money paid also breakfast was good value for money would stay again.many thanks for a very lovely stay in nice,

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

Very well located, reasonable prices. Staff were very helpful. We were a party of 3, one double room and one single.

6.9 Fair
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Finland

The room was facing the street and the noise from the traffic was loud. The air conditioning was not working, and when asked from the reception they gave an explanation that it can not be turned on for seven days because if was just fixed, it sounded a bit strange... We survived by keeping the balcony door open and listening the traffic by evenings and mornings. The toilet was recently renewed and was really nice. Breakfast was moderate, worth having for the money. The location of the hotel was excellent! Very close to the old town and to the beach.

7.9 Good
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

The best thing about the hotel Helvetique is the staff. each person was wonderful. helpful, kind and always available. The room was good value for money -very large - even the bathroom was easily big enough for two to be in at once. the only downside is the insulation. outside noise is minimal, but the insulation between rooms is rather poor. I was lucky as my neighbours got up late and went to bed early, but it could be a problem if the people above or beside you were noisy. overall a great experience.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

This is my second stay at the Helvetique, which is very good in most respects and very well situated in Nice centre. I only have two niggles; one is the level of sound/noise that can be heard from other rooms/public areas (plumbing; voices etc.). Not a huge problem, but can be irritating in the evenings or early hourts of the morning - I think the walls must be very thin! The second issue concerns having the bathroom and toilet situated at different ends of the room. They are both very modern suites and spotless, but it is not very hygenic. Overall very good though and I would definately stay again. Very friendly staff and most welcoming.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

This hotel is located very close to Place Massena in the heart of Nice - easy to walk to Old Nice or the seafront, as well as being just off the main shopping street with its frequent trams. My room on the 2nd floor was at the back so was totally quiet. I had single occupancy of a twin room and was surprised how big the room was - a lobby with clothes storage, a fair sized bedroom (with a table and two chairs by the window) and a good-sized modernized shower room (& sep. w.c.). Air-con unit on wall, user-controlled, was useful as nights were hot (even in early Oct). Flat screen TV worked well, as did free wi-fi (best signal in lounge next to breakfast room). Breakfast was ok for price, I thought, and included yoghurt and fresh fruit pieces as well as juice and pastries. Staff efficient and helpful. Hotel interiors clean - not shabby at all. Would recommend this hotel, which gave good value for money. I also liked the fact that immediately after booking via this website, the proprietor emailed me direct to ask my arrival time. That was reassuring.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Our stay at Hotel Helvetique was quite comfortable. We were a family of four and the room was spacious enough, however, the toilet being separate from the rest of the bathroom was somewhat awkward...perhaps a more common thing in some of the older hotels in France. Location was excellent. This hotel was great value for your money.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Great choice for a two star hotel! The staff were really very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean. And the location is great. Breakfast was very good. Totally enjoyed our stay.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Israel

hotel helvetique is very spacious great location a few minute from the tram and Massena place.the breakfast not so good bad coffe(6.9 euros)there's a lot of coffe shops.i recommand this hotel for vacation the staff is very professional.my booking was because good revues and i am not dissapointed.i will return again.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great front desk service. Great location. Very clean room.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Love this hotel! Room is very spacious and clean. Staff was really friendly and helpful as well, will definitely stay here again if i return to Nice.

6.9 Fair
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

I normally go for a 3star but this although 2 was good value and I would recommend it.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

The hotel was a perfect base for the Monaco GP weekend and ideally located near the bus, beach and central Nice. We found the four staff working on the 24 hr reception very helpful and informative about Nice and the local area and services, and they all spoke good English if required. As a two star hotel it was very clean, rooms had sufficient space for storage and had the advantages of air conditioning, a fridge and hire of a beach towel for a nominal refundable deposit, our room at the rear was very quiet. Overall we would have no hesitation in recommending the Hotel Helvetique

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

A quiet and nice hotel at an excellent address close to all the things we wanted to see or visit and to buses and trams. And the personell/reception was extremely helpful and nice.

7.5 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Good central position. Superior double room on third floor rear facing which was clean and spacious. Fully tiled bathroom with walk in shower. Fully tiled separate toilet but which is the smallest I've ever used ( less than 75cm square ) but do not be detracted by this! Reception staff friendly and helpful. Would stay here again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

Our twin room was spacious with lots of room for luggage. Bathroom was modern with large tub/shower, bidet and sink. Separate WC. Very clean with new towels daily. Had 2 chairs, desk,frig, tv, ac,and safe. Excellent breakfast for reasonable price: juices, fruit, yogurt;pastries/bread;coffee, tea, hot choc; 2 cereals. Free internet in lounge area. Ideally located 1.5 blocks from Rue Jean Medicin and Place Messina. Very quiet at night. Highly recommend. Staff excellent and speak English.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

excellent quality/price ratio

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Good location, plenty of food available nearby and close to restaurant strip and Le Promenade des Anglais about 10 minutes or so from the railway station an easy walk with bagage

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Ireland

Very happy with everything at the Hotel Helvetique. Have recommended it to friends. Front desk staff brilliant. Look forward to a return visit.

6.8 Fair
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Sweden

A no-nonsense hotel without unique charm, but with large rooms and efficient, silent air conditioning which made the stay comfortable. Good location near the Galeries Lafayette and Place Masséna. Breakfast was good, a typical ”petit déjeuner complet à la française” served by a friendly woman. Minor complaint: the wi-fi connection was somewhat weak in my room. All in all a decent hotel.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

Good budget hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Exellent location; in a quiet street close to Place Massena, restaurant-streets, beach and oldtown. Airco and cold fridge in room. Good beds. This was our 3rd time at the same hotel, and will gladly recommend it to others :)

5.4 Ordinary
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

The staff from the reception in very nice, but the cleanning is not very good. The bathroom door didn´t close, the air conditioning didn´t work properly. The hotel needs a modernization.

7.7 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Very basic hotel in an excellent position. Very easy walk to beach and old town. Handy to everything. 20 min walk to station. Bus from airport drops off not far away just in front of information center. Young man on in afternoon/evening very helpful. Others a little indifferent. Hotel is old and rooms very plain but spacious. The exception is the smallest toilet cubicle I have ever seen. I am not quite 5 foot 4 inches and I couldn't shut the door as my knees were touching the door. The other two positives to mention are air con and fridge in room.

7.2 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Nice place and excellent location downtime Nice.Everything is within walking distance. The hotel was renovated lately. Staff is nice and caring.

7.7 Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Please repair the bathroom...It was broken last year (I have the same room, this year) and it's still broken. Everything else ok!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Austria

Its a very good price / quality ratio! The hotel is located very near to the center, to the shopping malls, and to the sea. The hotel itself is proper, practical and for all tourists appropriate, who look for a good hotel at a lower price.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Austria

I would recommend this hotel because of position but above all because of reliable and excelent stuff

6.2 Fair
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is well situated for both the bus and train station, main shopping street and the beach. All within 10 minutes walk. The entrance to the hotel is easy to miss. The receptionist on our arrival was extremely helpful and spoke very good english. The stairs to the rooms and the rooms themselves could do with a makeover as they are very tired. The room was clean and tidy with a comfortable bed. The bathroom again was tired and could do with complete replacement. There was quite a lot of noise from the adjoining rooms and also the corridor. Just remember it is a two star so don't expect luxury.

7.7 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

The rooms are clean and the furniture is in good condittions,but the walls need to be renovated. Very good location (10 min. walk to the beach).

4.5 Ordinary
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Austria

There was no light in the hall. Basically not a nice room, with nice, modern furniture. The carpet seems rather old and un-fresh. The bathroom and the shower were ok. The breakfast room takes about 3o guests at small tables. Should be bigger and better organized. Sevice and food were ok.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Great place for the price. It is well located (close to tram stop which is 2 stops from train station, and bus station is within walking distance). Quick 10 minute walk to beach and Promenade des Anglais. The breakfast is worth the cost. The 98 bus from the airport is inexpensive and convenient. Also close to Old Nice and its restaurants. I would recommend this hotel.

4.3 Ordinary
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Good: Location Bad: Air conditioning barely works, bed bugs -- we were all badly bitten, dirty carpets and walls, stained sheets and towels

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

It's a basic hotel but good value for money. Location is excellent, near the bus terminal, bus/tram stops, and shopping area. 10 minutes walk to the old town. I was very happy.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

During our 3 weeks trip in France & Spain, Hotel Helvetique in Nice was our home for 2 great nights (July 22 – 24, 2010). We had a double superior room for 77€/night on the 2nd floor and have chosen this hotel for its value and good reviews from other travelers. GOOD: The location is central to everything that what we needed in Nice (Vieux Nice, the Promenade des Anglais, the train station and the bus station to Monaco). The room is spacious and the beds are pretty comfortable. The room had a decent shower with hot water at all times. The free Wi-Fi was very convenient and the AC was pretty good (located above the door). All of the staff spoke a bit of English (some more than others). BAD: Our room had the backyard view which means that there was no point in ever opening the window (not that we cared about the view). The safe requires an extra key that must be picked up from the reception for a 20€ cash deposit which gets refunded at the end (no complaints about the safety of the safe as it is actually part of the wall and we did carry the safe key with us at all times). The staff asks you to leave the huge door key at the reception which we chose to do since it would be difficult to carry it around(the keys cannot be seen by other guests at the front). We haven’t tried the breakfast and we did not have a car rental to test parking availability, so we can’t comment on those. We would stay at this hotel again!

5.8 Ordinary
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Singapore

The location is quite convenient, and staff are nice and helpful. However the hotel is really old. The lobby was definitely renovated, but the room was kind of disappointment. The carpet looks old and dirty, and we wonder when was the last time they cleaned the wall, and you can see dust at some corners where people do not touch all the time.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

The rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff very helpful. We arrived early but because our room was ready we were allowed to check in before 2pm which was very welcome. However, the room was quite stuffy with four people in it.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Estonia

Excellent location, friendly staff, very clean rooms - perfect vacation!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

Very polite and competented staff, spacious room, free WI-FI, fridge. Good location - only 5 minutes walk from beach. Only positive emotions! Thank you.

7.5 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Welcoming and hight competences of staff.

6.9 Fair
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Armenia

We were pleasantly surprised that the hotel was in the city center, 3-5 minutes walk to the Promenade des Anglais but it was not noisy. We took a room "twin-superior", there was an empty fridge, which was very convenient. The hotel has an lift. The employees were very kind and hospitable. At the hotel you can take beach towels, but you have to leave as a deposit of 10 euros apiece. Of the minuses: The hotel was poor ventilation, especially in the bathroom. Breakfast was too similar even for a short stay(tea or coffee, oatmeal, milk, croissants, bread, butter and jam).

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

The hotel is old, you can see, but well cleaned. The employees kind and nice.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Sweden

Very good hotel for its prize, large rooms.

7.7 Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The location of this hotel is excellent. It is reasonably priced but basic, ideal for a place to change after the beach and as a crash pad!

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

The Hotel Helvetique was lovely and the staff were very welcoming and accommodating. The room was comfortable, a little tight for four adults and the bathroom was a great size. The location was brilliant and an easy walk to everything - shops, restaurants, the beach etc. It was a shame we only spent the one night there, but we will happily come back to the Hotel Helvetique in the future and gladly recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in Nice.

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Good experience!

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Japan

The location is very good,downtown arears close to the old town and the beach.All the receptionists were very kind and helpful.The only complaint was that the space of its parking lot was too narrow to get into and get out. Almost everything except that was very nice and comfortable.

7.7 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was located very close to the main shopping areas and just a short walk from the old town and the Gare Routiere - a perfect location for our short stay. There was a bar nearby and a restaurant we would have tried but we persuaded ourselves to use those in the nearby Marche des Fleurs. Our room was clean, bathroom a little cramped but acceptable, and located away from the street. Staircase from reception was a little tired and scruffy. Staff were all very friendly and competent. Marked down on noise only because someone held a lengthy and loud conversation outside our door at 5.00am. - though this was not the fault of the hotel (but would have been muted by soft furnishing in the corridor)!

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

I was travelling with my 70 year old mother, and we were especially grateful for the helpful english speaking staff.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

They accommodated our early check in very graciously. The room was very large for in-town, in Europe, although a touch shabby and charmless. Our location was extremely convenient for walking around town and catching the bus to the Jazz Festival and Matisse Museum. Our room, at the back of the property, looked out at a "city courtyard" and was extremely quiet and tranquil. Breakfast was ready when promised and a value for the price. They got us a cab to the airport as promised. We thought it was a bargain -- but don't expect 3 or 4 star elegance or decor.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

This little hotel is a bargain, excellent location, spacious rooms and nice staff.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is in an excellent location, close to the beach, the old town and the other sites of Nice. All the staff were extremely helpful and efficient, from reception to all the maids. We did not use the restaurant, so I can't comment on that. The room was furnished basically, but the beds were comfortable and the AC worked well. I would certainly recommend this hotel.

6.5 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel was very nice. The carpet in the rooms do need to be changed. The location was very good however the directions were not very helpful. We were in Nice for 3 days. I would recommend this hotel.

6.9 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

L'hotel è in posizione ottima! In pieno centro!Le camere con il bagno sono sufficientemente spaziose e pulite. La colazione (7 euro) è abbastanza soddisfacente. Il garage (a 500 m dall'hotel) è a pagamento (18 euro al giorno). Il personale è gentile, soprattutto la signora delle colozioni! buon rapporto qualità prezzo. Al prezzo indicato ricordatevi di aggiungere il costo della colazione, il garage e la tassa di soggiorno!

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

The location of the hotel is perfect, near the shopping area, the tram stop and the old town. The staff was pleasant and available, specially the lady serving breakfast. The rooms are small but comfortable and clean. I would recommend it if you don't want to spend too much money in Nice and you want to enjoy the city and the beach and the hotel is not the most important issue in your journey.

7.9 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

the room needs some new decoration. The hot water is slow and weak.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Switzerland

Besides all only the breakfast was too small

7.5 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

The hotel was an amiable experience with friendly staff and the man at the reception was especially helpful. We didn't get his name but he always wore a black blazer with a white shirt with the top button unbuttoned. The rooms were nicely facing the street though the placement of the TV above and not at eye level was a strain for the neck. The room walls were a bit thin as the impossibly noisy group of British girls soon pointed out to us. We would highly recommend the hotel to Nice holidayers as it has a fantastic location, we were always grateful for the location everyday after a long day's walk. The hotel itself was well looked after and the staff friendly.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Nice room. Nice location. Didnt try the breakfast. There are plenty of small restaurants nearby. Only 5 min walk to main street. And 6 min walk to the beach.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Staff were very helpful and the room was quite spacious (we had a quad room) for European standards and we even had a balcony overlooking the street. The hotel could do with a little maintenance as our flexible showerhead had come off the wall so you had to hold it while showering which was a little awkward. One positive feature was the fridge in the room - the only one we enncountered through our European vacation. Would stay here again and recommend to others who are on a budget as this hotel represents good value for money. One thing to be aware of is that it is quite a walk from the train station (about 1km) if you are hauling suitcases in the heat!!!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Wonderful location, clean, very helpful facilities like hair dryer, big beds.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Romania

We stayed in a triple room for 85 euro and we paid additional 9 euro for one extra bed that we didn't need. The hotel has places in a private garrage that you can reserve- is 18 euro/ day. Parking is a big problem in the area. Very good position for who wants to visit the old centre and "La promenade des anglais". Good report quality/ price.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Denmark

Excellent location. Love Nice!

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

This is a good, basic hotel close the the Galleries Lafayette. Staff suffer with big ciy attitude & so can come across as rude even if you do speak french to them. We had a triple room which had great air con, a fridge and good sized bathroom. If you are visiting Nice for the shopping - it's great, if it's for the beach - I wouldn't bother stopping - Cannes has sand instead of pebbles to offer!

7.8 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Norway

Hotel/room OK. AC in room was too weak - very hot during night. Very good location - close to "everything". We had breakfast on Av. Jean Medecin - recommended. All in all - we were satisfied.

1.6
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The general hotel and the room were both scruffy and dirty. Bed was poor. Very run down.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very good price for quality. Double glazing, aircon, sky tv etc. Very close to beach and restaurants also. Would definitely go back!

7.6 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Denmark

Very nice hotel in a very central location. 10-15 min. for the beach. Nice staff at the hotel, and a surprisingly good breakfast (considering it is in France), that consists of coffee/tee (all you want), bread, a croissant, cerials and yougurt. If you want a good central hotel with a nice price, this it it.

7.3 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

Perfectly acceptable for a short stay - but the rooms and the place generally are a bit tired and perhaps in need of a general refurbishment - but then the prices would go up, and paying 75 euros for a night in mid June in Nice, as we did, seems a reasonable deal

7.6 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Very friendly and helpful staff. We decided to stay and extra night and they were able to sort a room out with no problems. Great location to the beach but a decent walk from the train station. Free internet was handy too. I would recommend this property. Be sure to book a non smoking room if you are a non smoker.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

My wife and I recently stayed in the Helvétique for a couple of nights. On the plus side this is a small hotel representing excellent value for money and is ideally situated in the centre of Nice, being close to many places of interest and shops! The staff were very friendly and we were made very welcome. Not a lot to say on the down side other than our room would have benefited from a lick of paint and it had a small room with a seperate tiolet, but no sink, i.e. you had to go to the bathroom after using the toilet! I would definately stay here again and would recommend to family and friends.

6.7 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Norway

The staff was very helpfull. We had a triple room on the 4. floor. The room was ok considered the price, but there were almost holes in one of the bedspread, and the blankets on the bed were pretty worn out. The bathroom was spacious and the cleaniness was ok. The floor in the lavatory could be cleaned better. The aircondition didn't cool very well, so we had to sleep with the window open, but it was very noicy in the street most of the night, so we didn't sleep very well. The location of the hotel was exellent: right in the center of Nice and short distance from the old town and the beach. The hotel seem much more spacious on the photographs then in reality.

6.3 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Mexico

The room is small, but has space enough for 3 persons. The Bathroom is very clear and big. The location of the hotel is perfect and has fast access to Nice downtown.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

Good value for money. Silent despite location (at least my room). Friendly staff, but no chance to communicate with them in English.

6.1 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Ottima posizione. Struttura vecchia, la foto della facciata deve essere stata ritoccata con photoshop o scattata 15 anni fa. Camere pulite, personale gentile, unica pecca ma molto rilevante, la inesistente insonorizzazione delle camere, che obbliga alla involontaria partecipazione di ciò che avviene nelle camere accanto. Soprattutto nei bagni. Tutto sommato però l'hotel è consigliato a chi non ha troppe pretese e cerca una sistemazione comoda rispetto alla zona pedonale e al mare, spendendo una cifra ragionevole.

7.7 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

very good position, close to the city centre; a little bit far for the station (1,7 km). there's a night guardian, so you can go in and out from the hotel everytime you want, also during the night. free-internet (but not very quick connection)

7.2 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The hotel is good value for money. Unfortunatley Nice is like the hotel a little tired.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

Very good location, close to the old town, close to the beach... Staff was very helpful, after checking out they attended our luggage and we could extend our car parking time until leaving France. Excellent room service considering a four women´s group showering etc! We definitely recommend this hotel if what you need is a place to sleep well and get ready for a day out : )

6.8 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Location of hotel was excellent.Doormen were charming and helpful.Rooms at rear were really quiet.Sheets were perfect.Towels were plentiful.However carpets were badly stained.Sink in room 414 was badly cracked.Toilet was tiny and had no ventilation.Bedroom was very disappointing.A small amount of effort could make a huge difference. Hotel needs new carpets and a coat of paint.

6.8 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

friendly,helpful staff good central location

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Very well situated, shops and eating places everywhere, near the sea and the Old Nice.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Taiwan

confortable, friendly, just like at home.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

Hotel Helvetique is really a very nice place to stay.. rooms are 'simple' but very clean and not so small.. staff is very very friendly, helpful and competent. five minutes walk to beach and old city centre = hotel is located very well. For sure we'll stay at Hotel Helvetique next time .. very recommendable!!

7.5 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

central to everything, shopping, beach, trainstation, eaasy to get around in Nice and the riveriera in general.

7.1 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Great location. English spoken. The hotel is actually very old and small. Carpets a bit old and dirty. They offer car park in a building near by for about 10 euros a night (ask for it well in advance).

6.6 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

Breakfast was nothing but sweets. Much better fare for less than half the price can be found by going onto the street to any of the roadside cafes. Not a great room. Underground parking a few blocks away. The hotel is a few blocks to the beach. We had to look on it as being a convenient room to leave and come back to after the day out and about. To compound things, road construction tore up most of the streets needed to get there in the first place.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

exellent location close to everything. And staff were very friendly and helpful. Great value for money! We didn't have breakfast so I cannot comment on that.

6.5 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

L'hotel est situe au coeur de Nice, a 10 minute a pieds jusq'a la plage. Le personnel etait aimable, mais les chambres ont besoin d'une renouvelation a mon avis. Notre chambre etait assez petit, L'amenagement du chambre est assez pauvre. Nous avons passe une tres bonne semaine a Nice et l'hotel est acceptable pour son prix.

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Helvétique, offering 43 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy 22-inch TVs with satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Massena Square visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Rooms also include air conditioning and safes.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini fridge
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Helvétique Hotel

By car
Once entered in Nice, follow the indications to Promenade des Anglais, then to Place Masséna.

By train
Nice railway station is a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Several buses heading towards Place Masséna are available; step off right before the square.

By airplane
From Nice-Côte d'Azur airport, take bus n. 98 and step off at Place Masséna.

Distances from Hotel Helvétique

Place Massena - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Albert 1st Gardens - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Nice Etoile Shopping Center - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Courthouse Square - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Verdure Theatre - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Nice Opera - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Quai des Etats Unis - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
St. Roch Hospital - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Nice Cathedral - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Place Rossetti - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Cours Saleya - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Basilique Notre Dame - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Nice Theatre - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Promenade des Anglais - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Casino Ruhl - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The closest major airports to Helvétique are:
Nice (NCE-Cote d'Azur) - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
Monte Carlo (MCM-Monaco Heliport) - 12.3 km / 7.6 mi

The preferred airport for Helvétique is Nice (NCE-Cote d'Azur).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Helvétique

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service
  • Private parking