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“Excellent location and staff”
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Hotel Helvetia
Ranked #26 of 33 Hotels in Lido di Venezia
Reviewed 9 July 2012

The hotel is located just a minutes walk from the Vaporetto stop. The rooms were decent size and extremely clean. The rooms have air conditioning. Breakfast was included and was decent. The staff was really helpful. My wife was pregnant and they went out of the way to make our stay as good as possible. There are many restaurants nearby. I would definitely recommend this hotel. Nothing at fault and real value for money.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

First off, this hotel is located on Lido (look it up on the vaporetto map if you're confused- http://www.venice.nu/vapmap/vapomapLatest.jpg). It is not the typical Venice main area you're imagining with the gondolas and it is not close to the train station. I don't know if we took the wrong vaporetto line the first time to get to Lido, but it took us over an hour; they closed off some vaporetto lines that day for some reason. From the Lido island back to the train station was 40 mins on the vaporetto (Venice's public transportation system with ferries as opposed to buses).
Lido is like Venice's beach scene island. Hotel Helvetia is located on Lido, right next to the Lido vaporetto stop (that puts this hotel in a super convenient location like the other reviews mention). The hotel itself is clean, quaint, and reasonable. It outsources its internet, which you pay like 10 euros (?) for a certain number of hours. Don't buy the internet. It doesn't work in your room and only works a tad bit more in the lobby area. When I asked the reception about the horrible internet and wanting a refund, they told me to email their internet provider. Great...

I didn't get the breakfast included (thankfully) but my friend did and she said it was overrated (she said you had to pay extra for eggs or something?). I wouldn't mind staying again at Helvetia because it was clean and I like Lido. I was just caught off-guard about Lido's distance from the train station and the lack of internet.

If you're staying at Helvetia or on Lido, you should rent bikes (cheap and fun).

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Joanna Y
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

This is a very comfortable hotel on Lido Island in Venice. I was expecting trouble to get to the hotel, but it is only a few metres away from the watertaxi wharf, and the taxis run very frequently. The room, reception and breakfast were great. I would always stay at this hotel in Venice.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

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.

Room Tip: Rooms facing road not so quiet but bigger.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Roundthewrekin
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

We feel at home at the Helvetia, Venice Lido. After a hot and crowded Venice, it's so nice to go across to the Lido, to feel the calmer, more relaxed air there. 10 minutes across the Lagoon, a short walk from the Vaporetto stop, and you are in the Hotel. Everywhere is clean and welcoming. The garden courtyard, where breakfast is served, is delightful. The staff can't do enough to help, like sorting out the times to get to the airport by Vaporetto and bus, and phoning to book us a table at a restaurant. I am already looking forward to another visit!

Room Tip: all the rooms I've stayed in have been good.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

Great Hotel - which is situated only a very short distance from the Lido vaporetto stop, there is a boat service direct from the airport which stops at the Lido which is very easy indeed. Rooms are clean and beds are comfortable - an absolute must after a tiring day walking around Venice. Excellent value for money for Venice and taking you out of the centre you will also find many good priced restaurants on the Lido. In April there was a very quiet environment on the Lido - quite a contrast to the vibrant Venice only 15 mins away. We were a group of 9 and all found this to be an excellent base.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a larger room if you can- single rooms were small.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank marianne_j_dunn
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

Hotel is only yards from the vaporetto station. Very nice hotel with comfortable rooms and good buffet breakfast. Only negative were the lack of coffee facilities in the room (Signs everywhere saying no drinks or food in rooms) and the list of extras for breakfast (2 eu for yoghurt, 2 eu for eggs) but the croissants, rolls, ham and cheese were included in the B and B deal and were adequate.
Note the prices if you eat out - Coffee rarely under 4eu a cup. We took a bus along the island to Malamoretto and had a great bar snack for half the normal prices

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4  Thank DavidPlymouth
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Additional Information about Hotel Helvetia

Address: Gran Viale 4, 30126 Lido di Venezia, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Lido di Venezia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Lido di Venezia
Price Range: £78 - £230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Helvetia 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A pretty hotel just a canal-hop from Venice, the Helvetia Hotel offers a break from the norm. Set down a leafy boulevard in the heart of Venice Lido, the Helvetia is a world away from your run-of-the-mill city hotel. Inside, it brims with Venetian flair and sophistication, while outside there’s a lovely flower-filled garden where you can enjoy al fresco breakfasts. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Helvetia Hotel Venice
Hotel Helvetia Province Of Venice, Italy

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