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Hotel Helvetia
Ranked #25 of 33 Hotels in Lido di Venezia
Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
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Reviewed 20 October 2010

Nice hotel, clean, 1min away from the ferry, great staff and very good price. Would easily recommend it to my friends.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Trondheim, Norway
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Reviewed 20 October 2010

Me and the Mrs stayed for 3 nights. The hotel was perfect for us, good location, easy to find (important if you don't know the city!), good breakfast, the room and bathroom was large enough and the hotel service was excellent. Even if the hotel is situated on Lido and not in the main city, the location is very good. Only 10-12 minutes with the vaporetto to St. Marco. (Maybe 15 min).
We loved to stay there and would like to come back some day.
We had a Superior room

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2010

Clean but small room. Bathroom extremly small but the shower was a good size. Staff very helpfull and friendly. Good location to the ferry stop only 1 min walk. Advisable to get the day pass. We stayed for 3 days and got the 3 day ferry pass for 33 euro well worth it as used the ferry a lot. Otherwise the ferry would be 6.50 per trip. Overall a very nice friendly and clean hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 30 September 2010

We only looked for hotels on the Lido as out kayak tours we had booked left from there and we needed to be close by. Our worry about not being right in Venice were totally unfounded as the hotel is very accessible by vaporetto - you can see it right from the main Lido Vaporetto stop and the walk is no more than 2 minutes. The 10 min trip into the heart of Venice became routine after we purchased the weeks pass and seeing Venice from the water all the time added to the experience.

Our triple rooms was clean, comfortable with a great bathroom and eventhough it faced the main boulevard during the main summer season we had no trouble sleeping. Sure you hear the odd street noise or people walking by, but with windows and shutters closed it is not a problem. We had a great view right over the lagoon too.

The breakfast under the beautiful canopy of vines in the courtyard was one of our favourites and a great way to start the day.
All staff was helpful and friendly and always happy to assist.

Staying here was like a beach, summer vacation and a city break all in one and we would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 September 2010

A lovely hotel! It is perfectly located on the island of Lido, a few meters away from the vaporetto stop. Do not worry about the hotel being located off the mainland, it is so quick and easy to get to places like St. Mark's Square (only 10 minutes by vaporetto), the Grand Canal, the islands of Murano and Burano etc. It is also easy to get to and from Marco Polo airport. Purchasing a VENICE card, (offers unlimited travel over a specified period) is a very affordable way of getting around.

The hotel is perfect to explore Venice from. It is clean, newly furnished and the staff are excellent! We arrived at 3am after serious delays and the concierge was so friendly and helpful. All the staff were welcoming and offered great advice.

The island of Lido is a pleasure to stay on. It is a welcome break from the crowds on the mainland. I would highly recommend eating on Lido- the restuarants far exceed the 'tourist' restuarants on the mainland. They offer good quality food at reasonable prices in a lovely setting.

I can only recommend Hotel Helvetia very highly. It is a great hotel at an affordable price.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 27 August 2010

Tinyiest freaking room - got lucky with a top floor which was slight bigger bathroom and a better view then my brother was wanted to jump out of the window (if he could fit through it).
The service was terrible, located on a remote island can only get there by public ferries. The hotel is very close to the ferry which was good but there are no decent place to eat nearby. all touristy crap food.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2010

We stayed three nights in a superior room with lagoon view. The room was nice, spacious and very clean. The place wasn't a kind of a design hotel, but the hotel looked nice inside.

Our room was quite basic, but it was much better than I expected for the price paid. We had a view over the lagoon, but it was a straight view only from the room's toilette. To see the San Marc's square from the room you really had to lean out of the window. Towels were changed every day and even the bathroom tiles were spotless. The service was very polite, and we got really good service even though we are silent and a bit stiff Finns.

The breakfast was good and plentiful by Italian standards, not just a croissant with coffee. There were ham, cheese, marmalades, yoghurt, tee, coffee, cereals, different breads, cakes, croissants, orange juice and apples. Also good rye bread was on offer, which was quite a surprise. The orange juice was really bad, but everything else tasted good. We would have loved to have some more of fresh vegetables or fruit in the table. The breakfast was really nice, but a bit basic.

The neighbouring church starts to ring it's bells quite early, at 9 in the morning, but I wasn't bothered by that. I assume that you can avoid a bit of that and the street noise by taking a room which doesn't have windows facing to the street.

The location of the hotel is really near the main vaporetto stop in Lido, it's really easy to get in there.

Overall, our stay was great. Everything worked well, room and staff was awesome. Many thanks to Hotel Helvetia.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Helvetia

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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