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Hotel Helvetia & Bristol in Florence, Italy

Set in the center of Florence, the fantastic Hotel Helvetia & Bristol is an essential component of the city's magnificent architectural history. This restored building retains a period feel in rooms awash in lush silks, figured-tile flooring and 17th-century Florentine paintings. Visit the Hostaria Bibendum restaurant, where Chef Roberto Cordisco deliciously interprets Tuscan cuisine, while the sweeping windows of the fifth floor suite make guests feel as if the Duomo is right in their own back yard.

When it comes to exploring the city, there is no better place to begin than at this popular gathering place for artists, celebrities and aristocracy. Pay a visit to the renowned Uffizi Gallery, take in Michelangelo's wondrous statue of David, shop on the Via Dei Tornabuoni, and wander picturesque streets that have changed little since the 15th century. Sunsets are a particular delight, especially when paired with a view of the Ponte Vecchio and the Arno River.

Location of Hotel Helvetia & Bristol

Hotel Helvetia & Bristol
Via dei Pescioni
Florence, Italy

Nearest Airport: FLR

Amenities for Hotel Helvetia & Bristol

  • General Information
  • 72 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • CD Players
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Individually Designed Rooms
  • Activities
  • Cooking Classes
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Services
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Train Station
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Public Transportation
  • Interests
  • Culture & Arts
  • Food & Wine

Reviews for Hotel Helvetia & Bristol

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

made a reservation and tried to cancel within an hour as my travel plans were actually bringing me to rome. i will confess i made the mistake of paying up front as rate included breakfast and didn't notice the rate because of that was nonrefundable. tried to cancel immediately and was told their "system" had processed the charge and that it was impossible to refund. i then tried to change the room to rome where i will be. i was told that as their "system" had processed the booking it was impossible to change. stay away, there are better hotels for the price - i've stayed here before and only rebooked out of nostalgia. my mistake. beware. cold and uncaring.

872dmb - New York City, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Just returned from a fabulous visit to beautiful Florence. Loved our stay in this wonderful hotel. Received an upgrade when we arrived, our suite was stunning, large comfortable bedroom and beautiful marble bathrooms. This hotel is truly outstanding, however, it was the attention to detail by the warm and friendly staff that made this trip so special, in particular thanks to the very knowledgeable concierge staff including Alessandro and the the lovely Davide in the restaurant whose food and wine recommendations were superb. Would definitely return to this gem of a hotel!

dee552018 - Belfast, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish I could give it 4.5 because that is what I’d rate this hotel. Lovely decor that’s central to pretty much everything Florence has to offer. We were greeted with amazing and helpful staff members who were very informative about local attractions and genuinely glad to help us. Carlo and Alessandro (concierge staff) went above and beyond answering all our questions and were very pleasant to talk with. The hotel is very quaint and it’s the small gestures (refer to photo) that really make this hotel stand out. Whilst we were out to dinner at the hotels restaurant (also highly recommend dining here) our rooms were cleaned, fresh towels and chocolates left on our bedside table. Staff are very honest also because I had left a lot of euro money on the dresser and it was not touched at all. Overall I am very impressed with this hotel and it is only day 1! 👍

SELRAD - Sydney, Australia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at this hotel over the 2017 Christmas holiday ( six nights). Staff were brilliant, food delicious and atmosphere warm and welcoming. Great location, but asked to be moved from our deluxe double due street noise after 2 nights. Room was fine but garbage clearing at 0630 a pain. Would definately go back again but ask for room not overlooking street.We live in country so are probably over sensitive to noise. Would like to stress how briliant staff were. So helpful and pleasant. They made our stay.

Henry B - London, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Had a fab one night stay in The Helveyia Bristol, relaxed bygone charm and impeccable service. I had a classic single which was beautifully furnished if on the small side but the hotel delivered on all fronts.

john h - Bristol, United Kingdom

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