Helvetia & Bristol Hotel

Helvetia & Bristol Hotel

8.05 reviews
Ranked #22 in Florence hotels
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Via Dei Pescioni 2, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Set in the heart of Florence, this hotel is close to Palazzo Strozzi and Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori, as well as Statue of David. Additional attractions include Baptistry.


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options at Helvetia And Bristol include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. This 5.0 star property offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology helpdesk. This Florence property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Business services, wedding services, limo/town car service, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a library, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff.

There are 67 guestrooms at Helvetia And Bristol. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature handheld showerheads. They also offer bidets, bathrobes, and slippers. Guestrooms offer CD players and complimentary newspapers. Televisions have cable channels and VCRs. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, minibars, blackout drapes/curtains, and welcome amenities. A turndown service is available nightly, housekeeping is offered, and guests may request wake up calls. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.



Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Air conditioning

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Rome, Italy

An old classical hotel which feels like being in an old movie set, lovely decor full of antique furniture feels homely and cosy. The rooms are well appointed and you get the genuine feeling of being in Florence; special, elegant and old fashioned. I felt it was definitely a hotel for the older generation, full of history and substance with stories to tell. It’s a genuine, warm environment. It’s comfortable with all the necessaries and a good breakfast. The location is perfect, a fabulous area surrounded by churches, museums, restaurants, designer shopping and piazzas all incredibly central and also close to the station. A very good base in Florence.

Recommended for:History BuffsArt & Design Lovers
Rieti, Italy

The location of the Helvetia Bristol could not be better. Right on a lovely square and accessible to basically everywhere you would want to go in Florence. When we first arrived it took a minute to figure out that the entrance is actually just around the corner from the big sign and the flags. But not to worry! It's actually nice to have a quieter entrance.
The lobby is a cozy library feeling, with wonderful leather chairs. The feeling of the whole place is definitely old world. Usually I lean more to the contemporary modern atmosphere, but somehow this place charmed me. I especially loved the bar & restaurant with it's super orange walls and upholstery. There's an outdoor on-the-street eating area just off of the bar -- all white in total contrast -- and that is a really lovely spot to be on a warm evening.

Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFoodiesLuxury Travelers
Oakland, California, USA

Classic Euro-elegance, all the way. It’s just across from a big plaza with an impressive museum (that was ironically showing American art), and is just a stone’s throw from upscale shops like Stefano Ricci and Cartier. The hotel’s décor seems to hearken back to its past as a private mansion, with dark wood accents, antique furniture, and classic art. The bar is supremely gorgeous – especially the unique molten gold-looking chandeliers. The breakfast room is equally dazzling (sometimes used as a meeting room, though it reminds me more of Central Park’s Tavern on the Green than a place for business meetings), with natural light filtering through green glass. Everything here is lovely, old, and really well-kept, if not exactly soothing – kind of like being in someone’s rich uncle’s mansion. The rooms feature all the amenities you’d expect from a luxury hotel – a safe in the room, a Jacuzzi tub, a laundry service where you can put your dirty clothes in a bag in the morning and get them back clean that afternoon. This hotel also boasts a Michelin-star chef. I can’t speak for all of his cuisine, but his truffle dishes are legendary.

Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
Durham, North Carolina, USA
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I know my grandparents would have loved it and it's super opulent and gorgeous, but I prefer a newer look. The room I was in was gorgeous (two floors!), but the windows weren't terribly sound-proofed. The location was perfect, however, in the exact middle of Florence.

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Recommended for:Luxury TravelersSolo Female Travelers

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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Shopping on site
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Free train station pickup
  • Free train station drop-off
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Traveling with Children
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Premium bedding
  • Turndown service
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Satellite TV service
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Free newspaper
  • Soundproofed rooms
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 67
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Year Built 1894
  • Express check-out
Helvetia & Bristol Hotel

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