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“Great base for Munich”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Helvetia

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Hotel Helvetia
Ranked #224 of 382 Hotels in Munich
Nottingham
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134 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great base for Munich”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

I stayed here with my boyfriend last week, and we loved the place. The room was clean, and each room has it's own unique print on the wall- we had the cow room!
The staff were friendly.
The Old Town was a 5 minute walk, and there was a great Italian restaurant around the corner.
Great value.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

If you are looking for somewhere clean/comfortable to lay your hat after a busy day exploring Munich, in a convenient location, with friendly staff -- then I highly recommend Helvetia. The staff were very helpful with advice/recommendations, always pleasantly greeted us when we entered/exited the hotel, and even provided us with extra pillows and printed out our boarding passes for our flight. A lot of people have criticized the location as being "dodgy," but we thought it was great: right next to the main station as well as walking distance to the city centre. Yes, there are casinos, nightclubs, girlie dancing places, etc. around, but we never received ANY hassle from anyone on the street, nor did we feel unsafe at any time. Plus, busier areas are generally safer than quiet, dark side-streets. Would be happy to stay at Helvetia on the next visit to Munich!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Taichung, Taiwan
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

The room was well-equipped with all I could need, including towels, soap, shower caps, dryer, teabags, coffee, mineral water, air-conditioning, wifi, television, electric water kettle, closet with hangers, etc. The room was tidied between the two nights that I stayed. The staff spoke perfect English and were very helpful. Maybe the location is in a not-so-friendly neighborhood, but that's just typical for any place near a city's main train station. Besides there was 24-hour reception, so I felt quite safe. stayed in a Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite in August 2013

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

You can't beat the location of this hotel in regard to transit and the Marienplatz. The first night we were a bit weary of walking around in the area surrounding the hotel as it felt a bit "sketchy" but by the second night it was fine. The staff was very friendly, the room was just fine. They allowed us to leave our bags at the hotel for an entire day and allowed us access to a bathroom to get cleaned up and changed for our night train out of Munich.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Stayed a couple of days in this hotel, very well located just a few meters from the main train station. Breakfast was very good and the price is quiet affordable. The room distribution was a little bit awkward, but for a couple of days is ok.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank Ronald K
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Manhattan, NY
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149 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Let me start of by saying the rooms are incredibly small. it barely fit two twin beds and even then, only one of us could walk around. the other had to sit on the bed. there was no TV in the room. there was a small table but we used it to put our suitcases and purses on top since there was barely any room for us to put our belongings. The bathroom was a decent size at least but it was cold and not very kept. Outside of our window, there was a brick building. lovely view
The location of the hotel seems very shady. I did not feel very safe coming home late at night. The train station for the Tube was up the street which was helpful to go downtown Munich. The main train station is 2 blocks away which was convenient if you are traveling throughout Germany and/or Europe. There is a stripper bar across the street from the hotel.
The one good thing I can say is that the night front desk attendant was very nice to us and helpful. There is a restaurant in the hotel which is helpful to dine and run in the morning.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank nki65
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Paris, France
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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013

If, like me, you will be travelling a lot from your hotel base then this is a good choice for getting around Munich. There is an underground access to the Munich transport system just 30metres from the hotel, or you can walk 100-120 metres to the tram station and main central station. The main shopping street is just a 5-minute walk away.

The room was clean, slightly on the small side, but had all the main amenities you'd expect. The room was air-conditioned, but we didn't need it. We didn't try the breakfast either. The mattress was surprisingly comfortable.

The main negative, which wasn't really a problem, was the immediate neighbourhood - a little bit on the seedy side, as is the case with most main train stations in big cities. However, the reception desk is staffed 24/7 and the hotel is near the start of the street and it was not threatening despite the noisy bars across the road.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Helvetia
Address: Schillerstr. 6, 80336 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Munich
Amenities:
Restaurant
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Ranked #224 of 382 Hotels in Munich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Helvetia 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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