Hotel Helvetia & Bristol

Location: Florence and Tuscany | Italy

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

A home from home, the Hotel Helvetia & Bristol provides guests with the quintessential Italian experience. With an impressive history of elite guests, this charming 19th century spa hotel remains a popular haunt amongst artists, writers and local literati today, combining supreme luxury with gracious service in the heart of Florence.
Perfect forA romantic Italian break with superb cuisine.
In the knowThe city is a tourist hot-spot year round; don’t miss the world-famous art collections of the Uffizi and Accademia by booking museum tickets in advance to skip the lines.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • History & Heritage
  • Romantic
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview


Florence is located in the northern Italian region of Tuscany, celebrated for its spectacular countryside, a thriving gastronomical scene and world-class renaissance art.

Rooms at Hotel Helvetia & Bristol

The hotel’s 67 ornamental guestrooms and suites are exquisitely designed to exude comfort and charm. Featuring antique furnishings and rich décor, each retains its own unique character. The most prestigious suites afford stunning views of the city's architectural splendour, including the famous Il Duomo.

Food and Facilities

Guests can enjoy an authentic culinary experience at the Hostaria Bibendum Restaurant where talented head chef Roberto Cordisco serves up a blend of local Tuscan flavours with a modern Italian twist. Alfresco diners are treated to spectacular views of the Arno, whilst Bar Bibendum offers perfectly chilled aperitivos beneath crystal chandeliers and stained-glass roofs.

Activities at Hotel Helvetia & Bristol

The hotel is situated directly on the Palazzo Strozzi, making it the ideal base for exploring the city’s finest monuments and art galleries on foot. One street away, designer boutiques line the Via Turnabuoni, whilst countless cafes and gelaterias serve up tempting Italian fare at every turn.

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