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Godalming, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have stayed in this hotel on two previous occasions. There is an excellent restaurant and our room, although small, was well equipped and maintained with a balcony and a recently refitted shower room of a good size, The town seemed quiet but it is a good location for visiting the Ardeche Gorge and travelling futher south.

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Holderness, New Hampshire
Reviewed 19 May 2016

After dark, on a cool, rainy night, regrettably without a reservation anywhere in the region, we spotted an advertising sign for "Hotel Helvie," and sought direction. Up until that point the very few hotels we could find that had rooms available were unimaginative and dingy. Then we entered Hotel Helvie. At the desk we were met by Edouard (if we...

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Eurobin, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2015

This truly is a lovely French provincial hotel, charming, rustic and bursting with character. Hotel manager Edward runs a very professional team who are all very helpful and as a bonus for us most speak very good english. The breakfast run by Joanna in the morning is truly one of the best french hotel breakfasts we have ever had ,...

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Reviewed 16 July 2015

After visiting Six hotels in Vals les Bains we were happy that this hotel finally looked perfect. They gave us a very good reduction. The room was small but very nice, the bathroom beautiful and practical. The breakfast had a lot of good quality items which we enjoyed. And last but not least there was free safe parking on the...

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Churt
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We were looking for a hotel near Aubenas and found this one, we had expected a one horse town but were really surprised to find a brilliant small town with thermals springs. The hotel is well situated within to town and close to all the sights. It has a small pool which is great after a long journey. The rooms...

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 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.

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Paihia, null, New Zealand
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.

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Buttenhardt
Reviewed 17 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...

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Maryland
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...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about Hotel Helvie

Address: 5 avenue Claude Expilly, 07600 Vals-les-Bains, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Ardeche > Vals-les-Bains
Price Range: $111 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Helvie 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Junior suite is very roomy and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles briancU1827EK, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Room with a view!”
 of 5 bubbles karind547, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We had a superior room - its was lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles ChurtSunseeker, 22 Jun 2014 | Read review
“We liked the back with a wonderful view of the mountains, swimming pools, etc. Our friends had a room with a tiny balcony facing the street and didn't feel like there was excessive noise.”
 of 5 bubbles MarylandJerri, 4 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Some rooms directly face the public swimming pool: they must be very loud in summer!”
 of 5 bubbles ExpatGenevois, 19 Mar 2012 | Read review
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