Helvetia & Bristol Hotel - Florence

Via Dei Pescioni,2, Florence, Italy, 50123  show map
 5 stars
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Helvetia & Bristol Hotel - Florence

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Editorial review:

This beautiful hotel is peaceful and quiet. It's a former townhouse and dates back to the 19th century. It's in walking distance to almost all the main attractions, the rooms are great, and the hospitality is top-notch.

Verified Reviews:

  • First rate service - 40 euro a day to park - Nice bar - Restaurant dissapointing
  • Easy walk to the duomo - Close to the train station - Great view - Wifi- €18 per day
  • Great location - Central to everything - No fitness center or spa - Overpriced
  • Room was clean - Bathroom was large - Beds were so comfortable - Staff was very polite
  • Great hotel - Gorgeous room - Great ac - Terrific breakfast - Highly recommend

Overview

Once being a shelter for monarchs, aristocrats and Nobel Prize winners, the hotel Helvetia & Bristol boasts unique location right in the heart of romantic Florence, opposite to Palazzo Strozzi and within walking distance to fashionable Via Dè Tornabuoni. Its 19th century architecture radiates charm, elegance and first-class comfort.

Decorated in opulent urban palace style, Helvetia & Bristol hotel features antique design adorned with 17th century paintings. At the same time, the mansion is a member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World, which means that it offers all modern conveniences and amenities to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. On the premises you will find a well-equipped business center and high-tech conference facilities as well as modern fitness center.

All 67 spacious and sumptuous guestrooms at the hotel Helvetia & Bristol feature elegant décor with mosaic armoires, antique tables, Chinese porcelain and bronze as well as Carrera marble and whirlpool baths.

Helvetia & Bristol’s on-site restaurant and bar, Hostaria Bibendum, offers a selection of specialties inspired by refined Mediterranean and, in particular, traditional Tuscan recipes, which are carefully prepared by its Chef Marco Tremonte.

The property boasts excellent connection with all popular motorways of the city.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   67.

Rooms

Helvetia & Bristol guestrooms include its standard, deluxe and superior rooms, junior suites and suites. Each room features the following as standard: air conditioning, satellite TV, hair dryer, Hi-Fi, direct dial phone, mini-bar, internet access. All children under 12 years old enjoy a free stay at the hotel when using existing beds. Older children and adults are provided with additional beds for EUR 93.50 per night per person. Non-smoking rooms as well as rooms for disabled are provided upon your request.

Dining options

The famous bar and restaurant of the hotel Helvetia & Bristol is open daily from 7am to midnight.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 26 per person per night.  At the hotel Helvetia & Bristol guests are invited to a buffet breakfast served for free. 

Services

The property provides excellent business facilities as its four meeting rooms are ready to host from six to up to 100 guests. Each room features elegant and state-of-art design as well as equipped with screen, flipchart, water and stationary. Overhead projector, projector and PA system are available upon your request. In addition, you can use telefax, print/fax/photocopying services.

Leisure

All guests can work out at the on-site fitness center as well as take a relaxing dip in the indoor swimming pool.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Free safe at reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdresser
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is EUR 50 per day.

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • DVDs/Videos for children

Leisure facilities

  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Theater
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  2 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Helvetia & Bristol Hotel - Florence Florence location
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Hotel Address:

Via Dei Pescioni,2, Florence, Italy, 50123

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City Center
  • Florence
    1000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    2300 ft
  • Campo di Marte Station
    1.3 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian)
    800 ft
  • Hard Rock Cafe Florence
    400 ft
Parks
  • Giardino Bardini
    1800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  2 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    67

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Rooms and availability

Helvetia & Bristol guestrooms include its standard, deluxe and superior rooms, junior suites and suites. Each room features the following as standard: air conditioning, satellite TV, hair dryer, Hi-Fi, direct dial phone, mini-bar, internet access. All children under 12 years old enjoy a free stay at the hotel when using existing beds. Older children and adults are provided with additional beds for EUR 93.50 per night per person. Non-smoking rooms as well as rooms for disabled are provided upon your request.

Helvetia & Bristol Hotel Junior Suite Royal
Junior Suite Royal
Size: 435 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Spacious Junior Suite with a large sitting area has luxurious period furniture. Marble bathroom with Jacuzzi.

Room facilities
    Helvetia & Bristol Hotel Suite Royal
    Suite Royal
    Size: 605 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Located on the fifth floor,This is the most prestigious Suite. Attic style decoration, high ceilings. Combine classic elegance and contemporary comfort as well as a unique privilege. Marble bathroom with Jacuzzi, second guest toilette.

    Room facilities
      Helvetia & Bristol Hotel Executive Double
      Executive Double
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      Luxurious room with classic period furniture. It has a King size bed, a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

      Helvetia & Bristol Hotel Classic Single Classic Room
      Classic Single
      Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
      Size: 325 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Elegance and style that distinguished Florentine aristocracy: antique furniture, 17th century paintings on the wall, fine fabrics and timeless atmosphere. It has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

      Room facilities
        Helvetia & Bristol Hotel Classic Double Superior Room
        Classic Double
        Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
        Size: 325 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        Enjoyed the beauty of vintage ambiences enhanced with contemporary touches and, of course, all the modern comforts. It has a Queen size bed, practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

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          Helvetia & Bristol Hotel Deluxe Double Deluxe Room
          Deluxe Double
          Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or King or Twin beds
          Size: 325 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Spacious room offers a sleeping area with a King size bed and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

          Room facilities
            Helvetia & Bristol Hotel Junior Suite Executive Junior Suite
            Junior Suite Executive
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            Large Junior Suite with a King size bed and a small sitting area. Luxurious period furniture, marble bathroom with Jacuzzi.

            Helvetia & Bristol Hotel Junior Suite Deluxe Premium Suite
            Junior Suite Deluxe
            Bed type: King Size bed
            Size: 390 sq. feet
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            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            Junior Suite with a sitting area and a King size bed. Luxurious period furniture, marble bathroom with Jacuzzi.

            Room facilities
              Helvetia & Bristol Hotel Suite Deluxe Classic Suite
              Suite Deluxe
              Bed type: King Size bed
              Size: 540 sq. feet
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              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              Spacious Suite with a King size bed and a separate living room. Unique period furniture, marble bathroom with Jacuzzi.

              Room facilities
                Helvetia & Bristol Hotel  Suite Executive Executive Suite
                Suite Executive
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                • Air conditioning
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                Spacious Suite with a King size bed and a separate sitting room. Unique period furniture, marble bathroom with Jacuzzi.

                Room facilities
                  Helvetia & Bristol Hotel Royal Double Panoramic Suite
                  Royal Double
                  Bed type: Double Bed
                  Size: 345 sq. feet
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                  • Air conditioning
                  • Private bathroom
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                  Spacious room offers luxurious period furniture. It has a sleeping area with a King size bed and a cozy sitting area. Marble bathroom with Jacuzzi.

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                    How to reach hotel

                    hotel Helvetia & Bristol Hotel - Florence Florence location
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                    Hotel Address:

                    Via Dei Pescioni,2, Florence, Italy, 50123

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • Florence
                      1000 ft
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
                      2300 ft
                    • Campo di Marte Station
                      1.3 mi
                    • Bus stop
                      400 ft
                    Restaurants
                    • Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian)
                      800 ft
                    • Hard Rock Cafe Florence
                      400 ft
                    Parks
                    • Giardino Bardini
                      1800 ft
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-In:
                      from  12 pm
                    • Check-Out:
                      until  2 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2007
                    • Number of rooms:
                      67

                    Hotel Awards

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                    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                    Best Family Hotels in Italy

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                    Helvetia & Bristol Hotel Location

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                    What's nearby

                    What's nearby.

                    Helvetia & Bristol’s central-Florence location places it within walking distance to all major attractions of the city, the 13th century Il Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Campanile - Bell Tower at the Piazza del Duomo, the 14th century Ponte Vecchio (old bridge) – Florence's first bridge across the Arno River and the only surviving bridge from Florence's medieval days, the 11th century

                    Baptistery of John the Baptist, Boboli Garden and Pitti Palace – huge park on a hillside and other beauties of Florence are all within a stone’s throw from the hotel.

                    Tourist attractions

                    Popular areas

                    • City Center - 700 ft

                    Places of interest

                    • Die verzwickteste Wegeskreuzung der Welt - 400 ft
                    • Via Dè Tornabuoni - 400 ft
                    • Baptisterio - 700 ft
                    • Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella - 1000 ft
                    • Catedral de Santa María del Fiore - 1000 ft
                    • Campanille di Giotto - 1400 ft
                    • Ponte Alle Grazie - 1400 ft

                    Amusement

                    • Odeon - 400 ft
                    • Cinema Gambrinus CineHall - 400 ft
                    • River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival - 700 ft

                    Monuments and Landmarks

                    Historical sites

                    • Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore) - 700 ft
                    • Il Ponte Vecchio - 700 ft
                    • Piazza della Signoria - 700 ft
                    • Pallazzo Pitti - 1000 ft

                    Museums

                    Local Attractions

                    • Museo Enrico Caruso - 1.1 mi
                      Via di Bellosguardo 54, Lastra a Signa
                    • Stibbert Museum - 1.4 mi
                      via F. Stibbert, 26, Florence
                    • La Dolce Vita - 1.5 mi
                      Via Giovanni Boccaccio 29\a, Certaldo
                    • Roman Theater and Civic Museum (Teatro Romano e Museo Civico) - 1.2 mi
                      Via Portigiani 1, Fiesole
                    • Museo Stibbert - 1.5 mi
                      Via Stibbert, 26, Florence

                    Near the hotel

                    • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 1100 ft
                      via della Canonica, 1, Florence
                    • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati - 600 ft
                      Via Porta Rossa, 13, Florence
                    • Church of Santa Trinita - 700 ft
                      Piazza Santa Trinita, Florence
                    • Museo Salvatore Ferragamo - 800 ft
                      Via dei Tornabuoni 2, Florence
                    • Uffizi Gallery - 1700 ft
                      Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Florence
                    • Santa Maria Maggiore - 600 ft
                      Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, Florence
                    • Museo Marino Marini - 700 ft
                      Piazza San Pancrazio, Florence

                    Restaurants Nearby

                    • Da il Latini - 800 ft

                      Address: Via Palchetti 6/r
                      Phone: +39 055 210916

                      76% likes this, based on 1871 reviews
                      Cuisine: Italian
                      Price Range: USD 27 - USD 102

                    • Obika Mozzarella Bar, Tornabuoni - 300 ft

                      Address: Via de' Tornabuoni 16
                      Phone: +39 055 2773526

                      73% likes this, based on 402 reviews
                      Cuisine: Italian
                      Price Range: USD 16 - USD 31

                    • Colle Bereto - 300 ft

                      Address: Piazza degli Strozzi 5/r
                      Phone: +39 055283156

                    • Hard Rock Cafe Florence - 400 ft

                      Address: Via Brunelleschi 1
                      Phone: +39 (0)55 2670499

                      70% likes this, based on 623 reviews

                    • Trattoria Marione - 600 ft

                      Address: Via della Spada 27R
                      Phone: (+39) 055 214756

                      61% likes this, based on 867 reviews
                      Cuisine: Italian

                    Getting there.

                    Amerigo Vespucci Airport is 30min ride by bus from the hotel. The Volainbus airport shuttle and the bus ATAF n° 62 connect Florence town centre with Amerigo Vespucci airport. Terravision Low Cost Express Coach leaves from the Airport to/from Florence Central Station and within 15 minutes you will be at the hotel. Otherwise the hotel is easy to reach by car: From the A1 motorway exit at Firenze Certosa and follow directions for Florence Centre (approx 7km). When you reach Piazzale di Porta Romana, go under the arch and travel along Via Romana and Via Maggio. Cross the River Arno by the Santa Trinità Bridge and continue along Via Tornabuoni to Piazzetta Antinori (newsagent on the left). At Piazzetta Antinori turn right, then right again in Via Vecchietti, then right again in Via Strozzi. The first road on the right is Via dei Pescioni, where you will find the Hotel Helvetia & Bristol.

                    Getting around.

                    Hotel Helvetia & Bristol is only 50m away from the public bus stop from which all guests can take a trip to any corner of Florence. Garage parking is available for hotel guests (reservation advised) for EUR 50.00 per day.

                    Hotel information
                    • Check-In:
                      from  12 pm
                    • Check-Out:
                      until  2 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2007
                    • Number of rooms:
                      67

                    Hotel Awards

                    ItalianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFlorenceHelvetia & Bristol Hotel

                    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                    Best Family Hotels in Italy

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                    Helvetia & Bristol Hotel Reviews

                    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel

                    Individual guest reviews

                    • Couple
                      8.2

                      Center of the beautiful city, nice small hotel, not very cheap, but wort to stay in it. If you come by car, ask taxi driver to go there and follow him, Almost imposible to find tha way on your own.

                      Valet parking closed until 7 am. I had my flight earlier. Hotel helped me to deliver car to Avis and sent my belongings from car to me, but generally it is not acceptable.

                    • Older travelers
                      4.6

                      The location is exelent

                      Smell coming from the kitsen all time. The "window" was opening dificult and was looking on a small aley full with masinery!!! Dark and depresing. Also the parking was overpriced. 40 euro per night

                    • Group of friends
                      8.8

                      Terrific staff throughout hotel

                      Noisy room at night, my wife had very little sleep at all! Unable to use iron/ironing board to press clothes

                    • Family with children
                      5.4

                      Situation

                      The room was cold and small,the breakfast was very simple.

                    • Single
                      9.6

                      Typical decoration, helpful staff

                      Sometimes the old facility works not so good, big noisy

                    • Single
                      10.0

                      excellent location, extremely friendly staff. great restaurant inside the hotel - this is truly hidden gems.

                      none. this will be my hotel to stay in Florence as i make my annual trip there.

                    How to reach hotel

                    hotel Helvetia & Bristol Hotel - Florence Florence location
                    Show big map »

                    Hotel Address:

                    Via Dei Pescioni,2, Florence, Italy, 50123

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • Florence
                      1000 ft
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
                      2300 ft
                    • Campo di Marte Station
                      1.3 mi
                    • Bus stop
                      400 ft
                    Restaurants
                    • Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian)
                      800 ft
                    • Hard Rock Cafe Florence
                      400 ft
                    Parks
                    • Giardino Bardini
                      1800 ft
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-In:
                      from  12 pm
                    • Check-Out:
                      until  2 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2007
                    • Number of rooms:
                      67

                    Hotel Awards

                    ItalianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFlorenceHelvetia & Bristol Hotel

                    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                    Best Family Hotels in Italy

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