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Hotel Helvetia - Venice

3 star Hotel Venice

Gran Viale S M Elisabetta 4/6 - Venice

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 90 .00
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The Helvetia Hotel in Venezia Lido is located on the main street of the Island of Lido. At the doorstep, guests will find all the essential facilities, including a range of restaurants, shops, beaches, swimming pools and cycling paths. The closest Vaporetto docking station (operating on a 24-hours basis) is a mere one-minute walk away: from there, you can easily reach San Marco Square, the Rialto Bridge and all points of arrival and departure in Venice.

The advantages of staying on the Island of Lido and especially Hotel Helvetia outweigh by far the hassle of taking the Vaporetto boat: prices are much lower, it is the only island that allows cars and mopeds, there are some fine sandy beaches, and last but not least, the only Golf Course in Venice. Not to mention of course, the world-famous Venice Film Festival, taking place in September.

At the charming 3-star Hotel Helvetia in Venice, guests will also discover its friendly, multilingual staff available 24 hours to help them book tours, suggest restaurants and cater to any request. This Venezia Lido accommodation moreover offers a private car park, beach cabin hire, luggage storage, computer station and internet point, laundry and ironing service, babysitting service, as well as an American Bar, a sumptuous garden, and an inside lounge area.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.0 Very Good
Based on 209 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

it was nice hotel in Lido just 5 steps from waterbuss station. And we enjoy all ni...

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Breakfast at Hotel Helvetia

A continental breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10:30 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Helvetia

  • Bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Currency exchange
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking
  • Guarded car park
  • Secretarial service
  • Meeting Room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Luggage room

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 1 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


Guests are required to provide credit card details upon check-in as a guarantee for incidental or extra charges. A tax is imposed by the city and will be collected at the property (check Mandatory Fees and Taxes section for fee details). This tax does not apply to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Further exemptions may apply, subject to submission of proper documents to the property, to patients, their companions and people staying in the city for specific purposes/duties. A 30% reduction applies for 2014: from 1 to 31 January and from 1 to 31 December.

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 15 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 10 (for 20 hours, rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 15 per night
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 60
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 15 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 2.40 per person, per night for adults; EUR 1.20 per night for guests aged 11-15 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 10 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.

Hotel Helvetia is also known as

Hotel Helvetia
Helvetia Hotel Venice

8.7

Clean

8.6

Location

7.1

Quiet

6.9

Spacious

8.0

Service

Hotel Helvetia reviews

7.9 Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Hotel is 2 minutes away from water bus stop. It is a basic hotel but is very clean and friendly. The beach is just down the road from the hotel.

4.6 Ordinary
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Our "double" room was absolutely tiny. The original room had obviously been made smaller to accomodate the tiny shower room. The room was so small we could not unpack and there was barely room to walk round the bed. Thank goodness we were only staying for one night. Please write the dimensions of the room, not including the shower room on future information.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Hotel Helvetia was less than 100 yards from the boat and bus lines. Also, very convenient location to grocery store, banks and a range of quality dinning areas. Location could not have been any better for my daily travels to the Venice Biennale Exhibition.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

we were very pleased with our room. we had a very nice stay.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We will definitely return to this 3 star hotel. Our room, though small, was exceptionally clean with a modern and full functioning bath. The hotel staff was friendly and gave valuable advise on transportation and venues. The public areas were well appointed and the breakfast was a greater value than we expected. The Lido is a great location; quiet yet with plenty of options for dining and easy access to Venice and the other islands via water boat. The Helvetia is literally a minute walk from the water boat pier and easily negotiated with luggage. We'll be back.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

The room had "lagune view" but only with some effort this was true. The general view was to the front area, which was not bad as well, but not the expected view of the bay.

7.3 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Location excellent for all ferries, beach, restaurants and bars. Friendly reception and good service. American breakfast acceptable but routine. Our superior room felt small and dark and had no view, no fridge, no mini-bar and no safe. However it was comfortable, good air-con and quiet. Hotel was pleasant to come back to after a hot day and very welcoming. A great location on the Lido and the Lido is so airy, green and quiet after a day in Venice. Buy a Venice Tourist Travel Card on line in advance and see the islands and get round Venice with well connected boats (also can use buses on same ticket). In addition book a boat from airport to Lido and back. Helvetia Hotel is just two minutes from the landing stage.

6.6 Fair
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Location was excellent just 100 metres from the Lido Vaparatto (Water bus) station. Loved the location and the Lido is a beautiful part of Venice with less touristy and friendlier people. If you don't mind the few extra minutes to get to the Grand canal, I would wholeheartedly recommend the Lido neighbourhood for a a stay in Venice. Shame the rooms weren't a little bigger and the price a little lower. Breakfast was nice (continental was included) if you ignored the leering and watchful waiters who seemed like they were a little too eager to be sure you weren't taking the yoghurt (not included in the continental buffet). I don't appreciate being stared at while eating and I informed the receptionist. Shame! The garden was very nice in the back, and the hotel is really only about 1KM to the beach. Comfortable and convenient for the most part!!

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

The combination of nearby busy/active Venice and relaxing on the quiet Lido-beach was perfect. Green island with nicely oldfashioned grandeur.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

This hotel isn't fancy, nowhere near a US 3 star, but compared to other Italian 3 starts that I visited was the best (probably because it was the farthest from city center). Breakfast was good. It was awkward that they would ask 2 extra Euros for a boiled egg or a yogurt and 4 for an omelet, but you do not have to take those, there is plenty of other things to pick from. The location is very close to the Vaporetto station that takes you in about 10-15 minutes to Piazza San Marco. There is a grocery store and restaurants nearby. The area is lovely for walking. The beach is just a short walk away (on the ocean side of the island across the island width from the hotel). There is a bike rental shop across the street from the hotel. And on your way to the vaporetto station there is a cell phone shop that can provide you with a Italian SIM that you can use to make cheap calls in both to Italian and foreign numbers.

7.4 Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The other places we had stayed throughout Italy had better amenities. One example was their internet was very costly per the hour. It was a nice place to stay though and it was only two blocks off one of the vappareto stops so that was awesome. Was used to staying in bed and breakfast so this was just not quite as nice overall because it feels more like a hotel because it is a hotel.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

excellent staff, mariano and Gino were particularly helpful. The location is excellent and a 5 minute ride to venice. Unfortunately i wasted money on the wifi pass for venice and the hotel wifi was too expensive.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Nice hotel at excellent location. Very friendly staff.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

Very Nice and clean hotel. Just two drawbacks: 1.- Breakfast expensive (10 e - 12 e for an buffet - continental breakfast) 2.- Wifi very expensive (6 e for 30 min). The restis great, location, rooms. Excelent place to stay.

7.6 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Very practical location just in front of the main vaporetto stop in the Lido area. It takes 25 minutes by boat to reach Piazza San Marco.

5.2 Ordinary
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

The triple room was fine although the bathroom was in need of updating.The hotel was quite noisy due to the banging of heavy bedroom doors. Breakfasts were adaquete nothing exciting. The location was handy for the water transport and a 10 minute walk to the beach. Unfortunately our holiday was marred by the mysterious disappearence of our extremely large heavy room key. One morning we found ourselves locked in,after searching the room for the key, we were forced to ring reception to unlock the door. We spent the next two days vertually stripping the room to no avail. The only explanation we can think of is we must have inadvertantly left the key on the outside of the door the night before and persons unknown have locked the door and taken it. As far as we are concerned the key is somewhere in that hotel, nevertheless we have been charged 150 euro's for the loss of the key. What angers us most is nowhere in the hotels regulation or terms and conditions of the holiday could we find that a loss of a key will result in such a steep charge.

2.7
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

Tiny room. Cleaner threw away medication and glasses from room. Staff completely unhelpful. would not recommend this hotel

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Absolutely great hotel. The staff was really welcoming. A magical spot for kids: the playground area next to the reception desk. Will definitely come back.

1.7
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The front desk staff were rude, unfriednly and not hekpful at all. For this reason we will not reccommend this hotel to anyone else.

1.7
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The service at this hotel was terrible.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Lots of street sounds come into open windows but inside the hotel, just as it should be. I would recommend Hotel Helvetia. It is close to the water ways that take you right into Venice proper and the way in is scenic and informational. The neighborhood is moderately to highly touristic but also used by residence. Good values of food, department stores, groceries, fruit stands. And if you like the beach, it is just a short walk away.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel was very clean staff very helpful. Location excellent. Room small but very clean. Will definitely stay at this hotel again.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

Excellent breakfast ! and very good situated, very easy to go to the centre of Venice

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Austria

We had a marvellous stay at Venice and Helvetia. The hotel is very close to the Vaporettos (only 50m) and i can recommend the Lido and Hotel Helvetia for every stay in Venice. It's very close to the hot topics of Venice (through Vaporettos) and you can have sight seeing and also swimming, the beach of the Lido is only a 10 minutes walk and the water is clear and everything is clean. The staff of Helvetia are very helpful and we got a very warm welcome.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay. We had four rooms for our family. Two were doubles (the baths were small but functional) and two were quads (large baths with tubs -- great for the grandchildren!) Very clean. Helpful staff. Great location. Best breakfast spread we had anywhere.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

Excellent surroundings, the Lido island is very beautiful.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

The hotel is a few steps away from the vaporetto's stop in Lido. It's a beautiful area, and the beaches are beatuiful too. The hotel is very nice, the room was ok, it was small but clean, and the bathroom was big enough. We could hear everything what was happening outside our bedroom, but it wasn't a trouble for us. We enjoyed staying at this hotel! Great deal for money and place! :)

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

We stayed in this hotel already in 2003 and came back this year. The hotel is located on the main road only a few steps away from the vaporetto-station (directly to San Marco in few minutes, running also during the night). We had a room with a beautiful outlook to the lagoon (costs a little more). Breakfast was ok again, but only one kind of tea is prepared.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Rooms were clean and beds comfortable, although we requested a double and got a room with two twins instead. We were grateful for the English proficiency of the front desk staff, especially when our maid (otherwise a really nice lady) kept telling us in vehement Italian to leave the room because she had to clean it! Additional services like room service, laundry and Internet were, in our opinion, expensive. Also take note that travel between Lido and the Piazza San Marco in Venice takes ~15 min by vaporetto line 2 and ~30 min when the 2 stops running (causing us to miss our train).

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Latvia

Missing fridge in room. Could have more space in the room, but a very nice bathroom. Good view from room

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great place to stay. We were here for 3 nights. It is a nice area that is not very active after 9 PM. There is a supermarket across the street as well as a large number of restaturants along the street. The hotel is on the main drag of Lido. You get used to the Vaporetto rides so if you dont mind taking them, we recommend this place.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

You can't beat Hotel Helvetia for convenience. It is quite close to the dock for the valparettos. It's a 10 minute walk to the beach. The staff service was adequate but not very welcoming. Breakfast included scrambled eggs, brewed coffee, and croissants. I don't know why they have an extra charge for internet access but the cost is reasonable (12 euros for 20 hours). I would recommend this hotel but I would try another place, if I went back, to see if I could find something better.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

all in all very good! big room, wonderfull house and just a little walk from the station, supermarked and shops just in front and not much noise. Just the breakfast was really bad, you couldn´t drink the coffee and all what was eatable were the croissants (really good ones!!!) Breakfast was from 7 a.m. on and it wasn´t possible to get an croissant 5 before 7, as we were leaving early. There was internet but you had to pay extra ... no privat beach, just the public one.

7.3 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

The hotel is less than 5mins away from the Lido station. The public areas in the hotel (e.g. reception, hall, etc.) is quite dark at daytime as most lights are switched off. The room, however, is clean and well-kept. The staff is friendly and accomodating. They posted announcement on changes of waterbus schedule for the guests as it was "La Vongalonga" when we stayed there.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We loved our stay on Lido. It was well situated for touring to the Venetian islands by vapoureto. It is almost an hour to the main station but the vapoureto ride provides an excellent introduction to Venice. Lido is quiet and the beach beautiful. The hotel was fine with a pretty good breakfast.

7.9 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Good location, actually was easy to reach and travel back and forth from. Would stay here again. Front desk personnel were very competent.

7.9 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Overall very happy with the hotel, the front desk employees were all very competent and helpful. Would stay here again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We look forward to coming back to the Helvetia in about two years time. I have already recommended you to friends who are coming to Venicelater in the year

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

A lovely place to stay, away from the hustle and bustle of Venice itself. It is a short trip across the lagoon to the Lido, and with a 3 day travel ticket, we just went backwards and forwards, as well as around the island,by bus. It is easy to get to from the Airport, by bus no 5, and boat no 1, which goes along the Grand Canal, and across to the Lido,so that is a treat in itself!There is a nice little garden to have a bit of peace in the afternoon, and the beach is a short walk away, for the children.There are many eating places around, which are cheaper then Venice.A supermarket is across the road, and an Oviesse. We were recommended by the staff to visit Chioggia, by bus/ferry, and that was a lovely trip, using our pass.I shall definitely be returning.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • China

It's the best hotel we've stayed during the entire Italy trip. I love Lido. Everything seems perfect.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed 5 days and the hotel. Everything was great, even more that we expected.The staff was really friendly and professional. Small but nice and cosy room was cleaned every single day. Breakfast was okay , good choice - nothing special but for the price you cannot expect quality. The island is beautiful and quiet with a long beach 5 minutes walk from the hotel. It's 10 minutes on the water boat to St. Marco sq. We would definitely come back there.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • South Korea

hotel staff was kind. and hotel room was very clean. and the breakfast hotel provided was good. i really liked Hekvetia

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel was better than we expected. The bathrooms were a little small, but were very clean and newly remodeled. Breakfast was excellent with cold meat, yogurt, cereal, juice, coffee, tea, an assortment of bread and wonderful fresh croissants. They must have baked them fresh every morning since I could smell them all the way on the second floor. The location was good, too. The waterbuses were very efficient, so we could get to the main island in a matter of minutes and the other islands in less than an hour.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Lovely little hotel close to water taxi dock on Lido's main street of activity. Excellent, helpful staff. Breakfast could include a little more variety. Guest rooms are not as pictured. Helvetia has a staged guest room for the photo. The rest are tiny, as are guest rooms in ALL old hotels anywhere in Europe. Overweight people will not fit in the shower or elevator. Very clean hotel, well equipped rooms, except no internet access (anywhere in the hotel.) Internet cafe one block from hotel charges 5.5 euros per hour. This hotel is an inexpensive option to staying on the main island, and only a 10 minute water ride to Venice island. Lido is the only one of the islands with a swimming beach on the Adriatic for sun bathers. Hotel earns 3 star rating.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I enjoyed it immensely, and have recommended it to my friends that travel or run travel agencies...

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

the hotel is just grate for a short trip to Venezia - 100m from the vaporetto station, nice surroundings, great breakfast buffet, hotel room small but functinal , shower hot and nice

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Austria

I stayed at the hotel for one week, mid August with a friend and we had two single rooms. As our intentions were to spend as much time on the beach and outside, the tiny room didn't actually disturb as they were kept very clean each day. The personnel is competent and very, very nice and helpful -at the reception and breakfast room as well. The clientele is miscelalneous - from old to young, from families and pairs to singles. I will further recommend the hotel and gladly return myself! Thank you!

2.7
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Je ne conseille cet hôtel à personne: Pour résumer : personnel peu accueillant, établissement TRES bruyant(le matin, nous étions réveillés par les femmes de ménage qui "aboyaient" dans le couloir, impossible de dormir!),et les prestations indiquées sur la présentation n'existaient pas vraiment... En somme, à éviter !

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

On beautiful quiet Lido away from the more tourist type areas of Venice but also right in all the action of Lido area since it was just steps from the vaporetto docks, stores, vendor booths, restaurants, bars, church, etc. Therefore our room that faced the street was not quiet and even closing windows with the A/C on, did not block out the street noise, so I recommend a room over looking the back or inside. It was a short walk to the beach and if you get a 24, 36 or 48 hr ticket for vaporetto, you also get to use the public transportation (buses) that are on Lido so you can explore Lido by bus or foot. Need to take boat back and forth to St. Mark;s Square, etc, but only about a 10 minute ride, but leave more than an hour to get to airport or train.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

We loved this Hotel. great air cond plus the fan. Big bathroom. Close to everything but far enough away from most of the tourists in the centre of Venice. Would stay here again.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Czech Republic

The staff is nice and friendly, the rooms are small but efficiently furnished, the hotel has a very pleasant patio/garden for breakfast and is very conveniently situated.

5.8 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The location was excellent, just a few steps away from the vaporetti station and our favourite bar. The hotel itself was adequate but could have done with some information other than stacks of leaflets. The staff were friendly and courteous and extremely helpful.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Sweden

Our experience of Hotel Helvetia is one of pure pleasure. Our car was parked in a secure place close to the hotel, so we didn't have to unpack everything. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and clean. Best of all was the location. 10 minutes nice walk took us to a free and well-equipped beach at the Adriatic Sea, and 1 minute the other way the vaporetti-waterbus which took us to Piazza San Marco in 10 minutes. A perfect hotel for us and our two teenagers.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Great location very close to the vaporeto stop.Rooms small but very clean.Breakfast was served in the garden which we enjoyed.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Guatemala

During our previous trips to Venezia, we used to get an hotel in Venezia, this time we decided to get one at Di Lido island, it was a great ide, because Di Lido is a nice place. Hotel Helvetia was the best selection because it is a quiet, comfortable and well attende by the employees. The hotel is located just at 50 meters from the boat station. Therefore, we would like to be in Helvetia Hotel in the future.

2.6
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

We had two rooms in this Lido (Venice) hotel. One for 4 people and one for 3. The rooms are unbelievably small. They basically only have a room with two single beds and when you ask for a room for 3 or 4, all they do is put a pull out spring mattress. Sleeping on squeeky springs that poke into your spin was not comfortable for any of us. The hotel day staff seemed ok in terms of helping out guests with requests but the night staff seemed like zombies. Breakfast is ok if one likes to eat bread, bread and bread with butter or cheese. Having said all that, the location of the hotel is great. Its literally a 5 min walk from the Lido (Waterbus) stop and all you have to do is walk down from the hotel to find restaurants and shops. My advice is chose this location but another property.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

This hotel was great, the staff were friendly the breakfast (though not alot of selection) was good. We had a single and a double room the single was a bit small but was clean and noiseless, we had a double in the front that was spacious but noisy as it faced the street but were easliy moved to a new room facing the courtyard that was perfect. The area around the hotel is great, many restaurants and shops and a grocery store. The water taxi was 5 mins away from the hotel and about 20-25 mins from Venice (note that they don't always check if you have a ticket on the water bus so you don't always have to get one but getting the 2/3 day pass is cheaper than doing it by trip and not every stop sells tickets which could be a hassle). I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Venice as it's much nicer and cheaper staying outside of Venice. The beach on the Lido is also great, I recommend renting one of the beds at the beach club which is 10euros per person but totally worth it as you get access to a bathroom and a bar. Go to Murano and stroll around it's easliy accessed by boat from Lido (only 3/4 stops away) and worth walking around on this boat you can aslo access the graveyard island which is also worht a visit.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I enjoyed our stay enormously! Everyone was very helpful. We had problems with the air conditioning being shut off when our room was cleaned, but that was the only problem we had. I would definitely recommend staying here.

7.2 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Vert nice, clean and friendly hotel. Though our room was extremely small, more like a small single room than a double. Noisey in the mornings, you could hear the people next door moving around their room etc, though quite enough at night. The day we were leaving, two school trips of teenagers were checking in, we were glad we were checking out. The breakfast included was very substantial. Overall we hade a great stay in Venice with no complaints but you could be unlucky with other guests in this hotel.

7.5 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

We spent 2 nights at Hotel Helvetia. IT has a great location. The room was small but clean and had a great view of Venice. Had aircon, always a plus. Lovely breakfast. Staff very friendly. Negative points: we were charged 1euro for a map of Venice by reception. The cleaning ladies entered the room in the evening sometimes without knocking. The day we left up the "do not disturb" sign (we didn't need towels changed or bed made) they ignored the sign and did the cleaning anyway. Besides these minor things, it is a good hotel overall.

5.7 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Gutes Hotel etwas weg vom Trubel in Venedig was wirklich angenehm ist wenn man den ganzen Tag am Sightseeing ist. Gute Verbindung (24/24h) zu den Sehenwürdigkeiten (Markusplatz etc.) Bar's etc. in unmittelbarer Nähe. Strand ist ca. 10min. entfernt und für eine Runde Jogging allemal geeignet. Alles in Allem wahrscheinlich angenehmer als ein Hotel im Zentrum von Venedig.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Très bon accueil par le personnel. Hôtel situé à 1 minute de l'embarcadère pour Venise. En basse et moyenne saison, le LIDO reste à mon avis le coin le plus calme et le plus agréable pour séjourner quelques jours. Porte à porte, de l'hôtel Helvetia à la place San Marco, c'est seulement 10 minutes (les trajets sont également assurés toute la nuit). Très bon point de l'hôtel aussi : Le petit déjeuner. Il est très copieux, très varié et le service est correct.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Slovakia

Very nice hotel. We stayed 2 nights and we were completly satisfied. We had 2 rooms - 1 room was to the inner yard and everything was okay. The second was to the main street and it was unfortunatelly quite noisy from the street. But overall I recommend...

7.4 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

good place concerning access to Venisia

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

Excellent location, only 50 metres from the vaporetto stop. Staff were friendly and efficient. Breakfast excellent. Bedrooms, though basic, were clean. We had a third bed in the room for our teenage daughter, which was very uncomfortable. We were on the front of the hotel, and it was extremely noisy from about 5.00am, with buses and cars passing by just outside, making the windows and shutters vibrate. I suppose this was the downside of it's great location! Some good restaurants and bars nearby. The Lido is a lovely relaxed, quiet counter to the bustle of Venice.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

We had a lovely stay at the Helvetia Hotel. The price/ quality relationship was excellent for an off-season Venice trip. The hotel is situated on the Lido island. Public transport is great and runs very often. Lido beach is close by. The service at Helvetia was excellent. Breakfast was o.k., not special, but good. The employees were friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and spacious, but you could hear noise from next doors. Overall, I would definitely recommend the hotel to my friends and family.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

Nice location (Lido Venice island). Clean room. Close to the vaporeto station (1 min by foot). Close to the beach (4/5 min by foot). Close to San Marco (15 min by vaporeto). You can take 1 / 51 vaporeto.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Malta

This was the fourth time in Venice but my first time at Hotel Helvetia and to the Lido. The experience was lovely and compared to my other stays in Venice, staying at Hotel Helvetia was more than comfortable in relation to expenses, location, cleanliness, staff etc. I would recommend the Hotel Helvetia anytime and for sure I would be the first one to re visit... It sure was worth it :)

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

Our stay at Helvetia in Venice/Lido at the end of October was a beautiful pick! We have not only been lucky with the weather but the accommodation at our lovely, bright and homey hotel. Hotel staff was wonderfully kind and truly professional. The nearby Vaporetto was only a minute away, perfect to take in the view of the Venice-front as you walk over to the station. We stayed only four days at Helvetia but will most definitely return very soon. The Lido provides plenty of dining and shopping opportunities, wine is equally great anywhere you pick to sit down. Helvetia has a very cute porch/terrace in the back, we are assuming that's where breakfast is tabled in the summer. Very romantic! Enjoy your Venice trip!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Taiwan

excellent location, nice staff, and wonderful breakfast! room was a little small but fit the price!

6.9 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

A charming little hotel, but the visit was marred by being placed by the lift which clanked away til the early hours of the morning-requested another room,but none available(lift made of metal).Be warned!Awoken several times in the night by a checking in Rugby team-British I'm ashamed to say, who felt the need to shout and swear as much as possible!Staff said hotel often used by these 'parties'.Good continental breakfast and cleaning/restaurant staff were delightful.Reception not so good, would perhaps stay again, but NOT by the lift!!!2 minutes walk from the water taxi stop at Lido.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

This hotel was in a great position, close to the vaporetto and bus stop and five minutes walk to the public beach. We found a lovely restaurant nearby with good food and reasonably priced called Africa. It was very convenient to be able to go to the main land by vaporetto in ten minutes at night if one wanted to be at the heart of the action.

7.5 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Our stay here was very nice. The girl at the desk during the day was exceptionally helpful. The breakfast was also very nice and it even included eggs. However, the man on duty at night was to say the least sleezy. My husband became ill, and we neede to stay another night. It was not a weekend or high rate time. The man said it would be 100E per night when we had just paid 79E the night before. He then asked me to pay immediately. I did not, and the next morning I was billed only the $79E as the night before. I am quite certain he was trying to make extra money for himself and the management should be notified.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very well located in an upscale area, convenient to ferrys, grocery stores, and restaurants. Well maintained property with congenial staff.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Hotel very good nice clean rooms and public area.Breakfast was filling and staff were very helpful.Very near the waterbus stop which ran every 10 mins so not a problem getting about.Within walking distance of the beach which is very very long! Found a lovely cafe/cocktail bar on the opposite side of the road next to the supermarket(billa I think?)Try the lasagne or aubergine and tomato it was beautiful , staff were really friendly and helpful. Great hotel to go back to after the crowds at St Marks.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

There's a nice restaurant next door with good prices and welcoming staff. I think it was called Cafe Bounty. Also, the breakfast at the hotel was excellent! The staff were so prompt at bringing you coffee as soon as you sit down. It was a peaceful way to start the day. Check out the bike rental place across the street.

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

A very good hotel,friendly and efficient staff,a very good breakfast which can be taken outside in a lovely garden,weather permitting. Situated very near the boat stops. On the main street, near shops,cafes,restaurants and a supermarket the hotel is a short walk from the public beaches.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Hotel dotato di camere confortevoli, a soli due minuti dalla fermata del vaporetto. Ottima accoglienza e qualità prezzo

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

Alla reception sono un po' strani, gentili ma distaccati. La colazione però la serve un signore anziano che è super-gentile e felicissimo di poterti aiutare. l'hotel è molto "old-fashion" però per 80eur/notte in doppia non è affatto male.

7.2 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

Very close to the Lido boat station with a 10-15 minute ride from Venice center. If the quotes are low, as they were, it´s a very good alternative when visiting Venice. Remember that the 3-day pass for boats is 31 euros ... so you should put into value this 10 additional euros per person when balancing cost benefits. Lido is a very nice place and Venice is great ... The breakfast is much better than the usual continental breakfast.

7.2 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Paid about 107 Euro per night in late April 2008. Very close to the Lido Island vaporetto stop, a 2 minute walk. Very easy to get to, even though you have to take a 15 minute vaporetto ride from St. Mark's Square. They don't check for vaporetto tickets there, so you don't have to pay to get back and forth to Venice. The room was very small, but the twin beds were fine for a couple. Sheets were separate, so it was more of a two-bed side by side experience. Bathroom was small. Breakfast was very good, with great service, would make us eggs, cappuccinos, etc. Hotel concierge was ok, but not as helpful as I would expect. Didn't have a good knowledge of restaurants to recommend in the area. Its worth it to stay on Lido, as its much cheaper than Venice, and right by the vaporetto stop.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

just one negative aspect : there was a bath but not a shower (the switch buton between bath or shower was broken) The hotel, the room, the breakfast, the aeras, the staff were very good ! I recomand this hotel !

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Very easy to find - great quality for Venice! Excellent breakfast as far as Italian B&B are concerned. Clean, quiet.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Brazil

The location is excellent in front of S.M.Elizabeta Staion/Square. Easy way to go to San Marco and others destinations in Venice. (10 minutes to S.Marco) Pleasant and kind staff that attend my requests for an extra bed and for a bigger room because we have my 3 years old son with us. I stayed in a huge room with an excellent bathroom with front street view. The abvenue has many restaurants, shops and ice-cream stores. Excelent. I'll return there many times ! Escelent.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Very friendly staff. Great location. Good breakfast. Nice room. Would highly recommend this hotel.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

We were very satisfied, the hotel was clean and friendly and is handy for the vaporetto to Venice (1 minute walk and approx 10 minute boat trip to St Mark's square). The price (€70 for a double) was good for Venice.

7.4 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

El desayuno está incluido. La parada del vaporetto a 2 minutos andando, en 20 min. llegas a plaza de San Marcos. Hotel antiguo y habitaciones muy pequeñas con mobiliario viejo. Todo bastente limpio y el personal correcto. Perfecto para ir con el coche en el ferry y dejarlo en la calle durante la estancia.

7.4 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

It was our first experience in Venice and it was rather good. The hotel is right near vaporetto station, 10 min to St Marko on vaporetto, but far from railway station - about 50 min. Nice restaurants right near hotel, and if you want you may spend the evening in venice, vaporetto have night schedule. The rooms are clean, but the one we stayed was not so big and bath was even tiny. Breakfast was ok, usual for Europe.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Serbia and Montenegro

The rooms were big enough, bathrooms were very clean and employees were helpful. Breakfast was OK. I think I would come back, once.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Latvia

the bathroom flooded after the first serious shower, but you never regret taking the hotel anyway, except for a detail - the tv set volume button doesn't exist as doesn't remote control, so received angry phone call from German lady-sleeper next doors, the walls are thin

5.9 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

the hotel is very clairaudient, but an ideal location next to vaporetto - and busstation

6.6 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Czech Republic

Hotel is fine, but overpriced (probably common problem in Venice)

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The Islands of Murano and Burano are only a few minutes away by Vaporetto (Italian water bus). Murano is famous for its glass making (and shopping) and Burano is famous for Italian lace makers. If you like to shop, you can easily spend the day wandering through the shops.

6.2 Fair
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

We stayed in a room facing the street which was quite noisy at night. Facilities and cleanliness were excellent. Staff very helpful.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great location. very nice and helpful staff. will be back when I visit Venice again, next time.

5.9 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Good location near the water buses. Looks to be specialising in tour groups. Mediocre breakfast with awful coffee. Although I thought this hotel overpriced, it seems to be the going rate for the area.

7.8 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Greece

Very good hotel for this price

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel that is well run and friendly. Ideal location. So good we are coming back in August

6.8 Fair
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Switzerland

choice at breakfast was poor Rolläden in Zimmern und Gängen immer unten und dunkel

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Room Details

Hotel Helvetia offers 50 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers will have access to wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks and direct-dial phones during their Lido of Venice visit. Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional guest comforts include air conditioning, ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Fan
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Direct dial phone
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Helvetia

By public transportation
From the Piazzale Roma, or from the Santa Lucia railway station it takes 50 minutes via public boat, or water taxi along the Canal Grande (boats leave in 5-minute intervals).
From San Marco Square, the very center of Venice, it only takes 10 minutes to reach the Helvetia Hotel (public boats run night and day).

Distances from Hotel Helvetia

Santa Maria Elisabetta Waterbus - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Lido Beach - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Parco delle Rimembranze - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Venice Convention Center - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
San Nicolo al Lido - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Giardini Pubblici - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Giardini della Biennale - 1.7 km / 1 mi
San Pietro di Castello - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Naval History Museum - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Venetian Arsenal - 2.5 km / 1.5 mi
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore - 2.5 km / 1.6 mi
San Zaccaria Waterbus - 2.8 km / 1.8 mi
Church of San Zaccaria - 2.8 km / 1.8 mi
Bridge of Sighs - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
Piccolo Teatro Delle Melodie Veneziane - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Helvetia is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 10 km / 6.2 mi.

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 Helvetia

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking
  • Guarded car park