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Hotel Helvie
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Vals-les-Bains
Certificate of Excellence
Warrington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“Pleasant hotel”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

On checking-in we were given a free room upgrade which was lovely, especially as the bedroom & bathroom were both very spacious and well appointed. The only downside was that the room was on the front of the hotel and from early morning there was noise from the traffic outside. However this did not spoil our stay, overall we enjoyed value for money and a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

Hotel helvie is a pleasant hotel. Good service excellent breakfast, free wifi and free parking.
Central location. Tries to be slightly grander than it is.
Resturant v. expensive but many better value places nearby esp L'addrese.

Not a bargin but you wont regret choice.

Note rooms are european size and many just have shower.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Paihia, null, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 27 May 2013

We absolutely loved this hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The Manager helped us find accommodation in another city. We had the best meal we have had in France here. Silver service and lovely food. Totally recommend this hotel and the little town is beautiful with fantastic thermal pools. Definitely worth going to.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Buttenhardt
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Hotel d'Helvie is a charming hotel with a most friendly and helpful staff. The room we had for 140 euro (without breakfast) was spacious and well equipped but the beds were uncomfortably hard so we did not get much sleep. Breakfast was utter chaos, we had to ask for almost everything as we came in after a large group, but the staff did their best to bring us everything we wanted. Not quite worth the money though.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Maryland
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

This was one of the hotels that was suggested for a wedding we were attending in Aubenas France. It was delightful!!! A beautiful hotel in a town that was at its peak 100 years ago - a spa town. Our room was compact but charming with a tiny closet, mini-mini bar, safe, etc. The bathroom was quite modern. We were accommodated immediately when we asked for a luggage rack. Check in was easy and pleasant-the reception staff and manager (who had worked in Florida at some point) were all delightful. We didn't have a chance to eat in their dining room because of all the wedding activities but it looked great. Breakfast was terrific and well worth the 12€ charge. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Hotel Helvie is a traditional bourgois hotel in a sleepy town, we booked for one night only (in order to watch opening of olympics) a triple room, which was lovely. Beautifully decorated, not large but ok, spa bath, and requisite TV.
we ate dinner which was wonderful, great food in an open courtyard under trees, slightly over formal service, who were confused by our desire to eat and run, but once they got the message regarding the olympics not waiting for us, dessert and cheese were served in our room.
A hotel thoroughly to be recommended, for atmosphere, for dining, and for helpful staff, from front desk to waiters.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

The manager/head receptionist is brilliant - couldn't be more helpful and spoke excellent English. The room appeared to have been recently refurbished to a very good standard and the well fitted out. Breakfast was the only slight disappointment - no service at all, you collect everything yourself which even Novotel don't do! And the food available was not quite up to the standard of the hotel. I would still go back. Yes the traffic is a little loud but not too troublesome for us.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Helvie
Address: 5 avenue Claude Expilly, 07600 Vals-les-Bains, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Ardeche > Vals-les-Bains
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Vals-les-Bains
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Helvie 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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