Helvetia & Bristol Hotel

Via Dei Pescioni 2, Florence 50123, Italy
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  • Helvetia & Bristol Hotel

    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
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  • Helvetia & Bristol Hotel

    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
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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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Excellent!166 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
  • This is a wonderful boutique hotel, as guests say.
  • Service
    95% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Hotel
    93% thought it was clean.
  • Location
    80% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
  • Restaurant
    67% found the breakfast to be acceptable.
  • Room
    54% said rooms were small.
  • Hotel Building
    Building is pleasant.
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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.

Dining 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,

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and guests may request wake up calls. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.



3.5 out of 5
3 members' reviews
59 people visited Helvetia & Bristol Hotel
Excellent! - 87% of guests recommend
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