Hotel Helvérica

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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, in-room safe
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, in-room safe
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, in-room safe

Overview of Hotel Helvérica

Hotel Helvérica

3.5 star property
Beaux Arts hotel with restaurant, near Church of San Nicolás

8.4/10 Very Good

125 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Restaurant
The price is $54
Price available on 8/9/2022
Francisco I. Madero. No. 14, Col. Centro, San Cristobal de las Casas, CHIS, 29200
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Zona Centro

Getting around

  • Angel Albino Corzo Intl Airport (TGZ) - 73 min drive

About this property

Hotel Helvérica

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Hotel Helvérica. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Other highlights include free bike rentals, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (6 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (1 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–noon
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bicycle rentals


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2015
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MXN 130 for adults and MXN 100 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of 100 percent of room rate (subject to availability)
  • Heating is available for an extra charge of MXN 250 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of MXN 200 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Long-term renters welcome.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Helvérica San Cristobal de las Casas
Hotel Helvérica
Helvérica San Cristobal de las Casas
Hotel Helverica San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico - Chiapas
Hotel Helvérica Hotel
Hotel Helvérica San Cristobal de las Casas
Hotel Helvérica Hotel San Cristobal de las Casas

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Beth good location, staff no very friendly, no AC in the room, very small room and bathroom, no lobby area to seat. High price for what we got.
Susan, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

angelina, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Could have been a great stay...
We stayed at their supplement hotel with 3 very nice 2 storied lofts with kitchenettes. Unfortunately we were in the middle with a loft on either side of us. There was a bunch of young travelers with dogs, including a puppy, staying in the 2 suites. They partied all night loudly, playing music and singing until 9 am the following morning, which is when we left on a tour. It's too bad we didn't get to experience the wonderful comfy beds to the max. We couldn't sleep for the noise. Not that we would have complained, but there wasn't a phone in our room to call anyone to say anything to had we wanted to. It was really not a pleasant experience. Otherwise the hotel was very nice. It was very cold, being San Cristobal, so bring your jammies and no heaters to be found. Very close to the cento and many good restaurants in the area. Not sure if we'd return.
Marjorie, 3-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Cold hotel with no room heating in winter months.
First of all I am a professional photojournalist (National Geographic, Unesco) and have stayed in more than 3000 hotels in 160+ countries during the past 40 years. That said I want to make a strong criticism of the Hotel Helverica in San Cristobal. While the hotel is well located near the central square and many restaurants, and the staff was generally good, the lack of hearting in the winter months is a problem. If one is spending the entire day outside this will not be a problem but if one wishes to stay inside one’s room to work on writing such as I do, then the unpleasant cold temperature will be very bothersome. I asked for a heater but was rudely informed that I had not paid for one and would be charged extra. This seemed wrong to me, given that I was paying more than $75 per night for the room. I have stayed in many, many hundreds of hotel rooms where the heating was provided at no extra cost and feel that the Helverica is definitely overcharging for the service it gives. The additional cost for heating is NOT mentioned anywhere on and I think this is at the expense of the client. My advice: do not use this hotel or be ready to be uncomfortable cold.
Martin, 3-night business trip
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6/10 Good

San Cristobal de las casas
The location of the hotel is awesome. However, the room I stayed in, number 14, is behind a club that plays music until 5am. It was loud and I couldn’t sleep well because Of the noise. This complaint has been all over the Internet but I thought it was a manageable issue. But it was not. Don’t recommend rooms at the back of the hotel.
Jose, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

GUADALUPE, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to enjoy San Cristobal
Spent two nights here. Fantastic location near the central square. Has gated, private parking. We reserved the two-story townhouse a couple blocks from the main hotel (where you check-in). It was super clean, modern, and spacious. It had its own balcony with hammock and chairs next to the bedroom/bathroom, all upstairs. Downstairs had a kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, sink, blender, etc. There is no a/c, but not a problem at all since San Cristobal is a lot cooler than most Mexican towns. The are is tons of activity with restaurants and shopping all withing walking distance. We parked our car and never used it again until we checked out. The staff was extremely helpful and polite. We will definitely stay here again in the future!
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hotel in the city center
Gorgeous, modern hotel in the heart of San Cristobal. We stayed in the small apartment style room--2 blocks from the main hotel. Our car was parked right in front of our room behind a locked door. The rooms was very clean and well-appointed. The upstairs bedroom had a bathroom with shower and a balcony with hammock and chairs. The downstairs had a kitchen and seating area. The main hotel I just off the square and out place was a couple minutes walk from there. Super convenient. We were surrounded by restaurants and walked everywhere. The front desk staff was friendly and very helpful. We will definitely stay here again!!
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful room and wonderful staff! We loved it so much we booked here twice in the same week!
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Stay there when the weather is warm inky
The hotel is lovely and in a great location. It would be a terrific place to stay when the weather is warm. But in January, there is not enough heat to keep it comfortable
Timothy, 6-night business trip
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