Helvetia & Bristol Florence (Tuscany), Italy

“Since the mid-17th Century this charming hotel has housed the international elite in its elegant rooms and with its old-style luxury. Charming, classic styled rooms vary in size but all exude comfort. The Hostaria Bibendum offers a Mediterranean menu with a view of Piazza Strozzi. A charming stay. ”

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“This historic hotel opened for business in the late 1800s. Energetic new management has recently breathed fresh life into the old girl and while the atmosphere of old-fashioned luxury remains, there’s a distinctly hip edge to the place now. So next to the fine antiques, paintings and fabrics, you’ll find cool jazz on the sound system and fluffy duvets and flat-screen TVs in the bedrooms. The lovely belle-époque Winter Garden hasn’t changed; breakfast is served here in cool weather.”

Written by  Nicky Swallow

They say

“The hotel Helvetia & Bristol is a magnificent urban palazzo in the centre of Florence, a short walk from the Duomo. Famous as early as the mid-19th century for its charm, service and unrivalled location, it became a favourite haunt of artists such as Gabriele D’Annunzio, Luigi Pirandello, Eugenio Montale and Eleonora Duse. The winter garden has hosted monarchs, aristrocrats and Nobel prize winners over the years.”

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Hotel Helvetia & Bristol

"The lobby and rooms are filled with artworks and antiques, which look as you might imagine they did when hosting Grand Tour tourists a century ago."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

What's Nearby

Facilities

Parking
Parking available nearby at EUR 50 per day.
Towelling robes
Safe
Conference facilities
Business Centre
Free wifi
Wifi
Family Suites
Bar
Airport transfer
Good wine list
Private dining room
Bicycle hire
No pets
Massage
Cots available
Meeting Room
Internet
Walking distance restaurants
Four poster beds
Pet friendly
Restaurant
Child friendly
Sitting Room
Satellite / Cable TV
Concierge
Suites
Disabled access
24 Hour room service
Room service
Air conditioning

Activities

Cooking classes
Special cookery packages available, master your favourite Tuscan dishes.
Other Activities
Santa Maria Maggiore is just around the corner and well worth a visit.
Designer Shopping
Via Tournabuoni is a popular street for shopping and is mere steps away from the front door.
Sights nearby
A stone's throw from the beautiful and ancient Strozzi Palace.

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67 rooms from $519 per night

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Recommended for

City Style
A unique and plush setting with period furniture, heavy drapes, and lived-in velvet sofas.
Foodies
Spend an evening feasting on classic Tuscan dishes wunderkind Roberto Cordisco.
Honeymoons

Activities

Cooking classes
Special cookery packages available, master your favourite Tuscan dishes.
Other Activities
Santa Maria Maggiore is just around the corner and well worth a visit.
Designer Shopping
Via Tournabuoni is a popular street for shopping and is mere steps away from the front door.
Sights nearby
A stone's throw from the beautiful and ancient Strozzi Palace.

Other highlights

Conference facilities
Downtown
Views
Free wifi
Romantic
Intimate
Family Suites
Good wine list
Full of character
Four poster beds
Luxury
Pet friendly
Antiques
Chic
Historic
Landmark
Boutique
Artworks
Restaurant
Grand Hotel
Child friendly
Retro/Vintage
Charming
Traditional
Disabled access
5* Luxury

Hotel size

67 rooms
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