We stayed 2 nights at this hotel in a triple room which cost us 98euro a night and is located opposite a lovely church. The hotel is located in a building erected in 1583, not that it's medieval origins are easy to visualize until you go upstairs into some of the rooms and experience the maze like structure and extremely low ceilings. On the first night our triple was a very small room which a tiny ensuite. Everything was clean and the room had air conditioning and as it was supposed to be for one night only, we weren't too fussed as the man on the reception desk had been very helpful and gave us good advice about which restaurants to dine in.
We decided to stay another night and had to move rooms which was great because our new
triple room was significantly bigger and could have accommodated 5 people with 2 separate bedrooms and a large bathroom.
Based on the rooms alone, I would probably rate this hotel a 3 however there were other factors that justify a higher rating. The first is the helpfulness of staff. The hotel also have lots of maps of the city and brochures to hand out to guests with their explanatory notes. They also
speak very good English. There is a cheerfully decorated food dining area for breakfast with a lounge area and a tv and computer which provides free internet access.
Breakfast was also quite varied with a choice of cereals, brioches, cornettos, bread, biscuits, jam, cream cheese, yoghurt, fresh fruit and a selection of Twinings tea bags for the non coffee drinkers.
Staff were polite and always helpful which made it a pleasant experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel, 3 star rating, is located in an ancient building dating back to 1585 in the heart of the city of Genoa, in the historic Piazza della Nunziata 1.Free wireless fast connection in all rooms and common areas. Free Internet Point ADSL at the Hotel's Hall. The 37 rooms on five floors accessible by elevator (completely renovated, with VIP and No Smoking floors), are completely soundproof, equipped with air-conditioning and heating individually adjustable by each room, satellite TV, mini-bar, hairdryer, recent replacement of all the doors of rooms and bathrooms according to the current regulations. The renowned area of Ancient Port (Aquarium, Museum of the Sea, Congress Centre Magazzini del Cotone and Shopping area) at just 200 meters, the Principe Railway station and the Cruises Terminal a few steps, the Carlo Felice Opera House and prestigious Palazzo Ducale at 5 minutes, FREE CCTV motorbikes parking and the garage service (€ 15.00 Per 24 hours) at just 100 meters, make the location of Hotel Helvetia unique in Genoa.Gluten-free breakfast available on request Dog and Cat Welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Helvetia Hotel Genoa