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Helvetia & Bristol Firenze – Starhotels Collezione

513 reviews
+39 055 26651

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Child Care
Airport Shuttle

Luxury and Comfort in the Heart of Florence in the Helvetia & Bristol Hotel

What Do the Rooms Include?

Each of the lavish hotel rooms are individually decorated with luxurious silk wall coverings. There are also suites available at a significant price increase.

What Amenities/Features are Available?

The hotel is home to a historic library filled with works in English, Italian, French, and German. It also boasts a restaurant under a stained-glass roof to offer guests a dining experience unlike any other in Florence. 

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Rooms start at around $150 dollars. There are a total of 67 lavish hotel rooms, so be sure to make your trip to Florence in advance. 

What’s There to Do Nearby?

Located in the heart of Florence, the Helvetia & Bristol Hotel is just a short walk to the boutiques of Via Tornabuoni and tons of other great shopping opportunities. It is also just two short blocks from Il Duomo and a bit further from the Uffizi gallery and the Santa Maria Novella Church.

What’s the Bottom Line?

Few hotels in Florence offer travellers a superior yet cosmopolitan experience the way Helvetia and Bristol Hotel does. Over the years, this hotel has been the destination of prominent guests such as writers Luigi Pirandello and Gabriele D’Annunzio. Eleonora Duse even chose this hotel as her long-term residence, a true testament to the hotel's hospitality. Other guests include noble prize winners Eugenio Montale and Enrico Fermi. Even today the hotel remains a Mecca for artists and writers. Won't you come write a chapter of your life here?


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Via Dei Pescioni 2
Florence, 50123
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
Bar and Beverages
"Bar service terrific" "Excellent service and bar food"
"Excellent position for city centre" "Great places to eat"
100% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
100% liked the proximity to shopping.
"Exceptional staff" "Warm and efficient welcome at reception"
99% found the staff to be very friendly.
84% thought the service was very professional.
Value for money
"Free upgrade" "Free wi-fi"
86% thought it was a great value.
"Stale croissants" "Service breakfast terrible"
"Elegant public areas" "Vintage decor"
50% thought the building was acceptable.
92% thought the facilities needed updating.
"Free wi-fi"
86% thought it was a great value.
86% said the wifi quality was bad.
"Definitely an older style" "Older building"
92% criticized the unstylish hotel.
74% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
"A/C was not working" "Old fashioned keys"
65% said rooms were small.
91% thought they were poorly maintained.
"Superior room was small" "A/C was not working"
65% said rooms were small.
75% said the beds were comfortable.
"Stained carpet in room" "Furniture dusty"
76% said rooms were dirty.

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Expert Reviews
Rough Guide
In business since 1894 and favoured by such luminaries as Pirandello. Stravinsky and Gary Cooper, this is undoubtedly Florence's finest small five-star hotel.
DK Eyewitness
With five-star traditions but a more boutique feel, this hotel is full of pieces from the owner’s art collection – you might find a 17th- or 18th-century painting above your bed.
One of central Florence's best small hotels, the Helvetia & Bristol has had a distinguished history, with Stravinsky, Gabriele d'Annunzio, Pirandello, and Bertrand Russell among its past guests.
Hotel Information
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Local Tax: EUR 5 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
  • Parking Fee: EUR 50 per day
  • Breakfast Fee: EUR 26,00 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible