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Helvetia & Bristol Hotel

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#133 of 420 Hotels in Florence
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Spent a great week in Florence weather so so but hotel as usual excellent .Staff are friendly give good service rooms fine facilities as well good.Breakfast is good as well cooked breakfast as well as continental plenty of choice ate once at the hotel meal fine.It is at the centre of Florence near the Dummo and places of interest to...

1Thank bobbarclay44
Reviewed 12 March 2014

This is a good central location in the city which makes most everything an easy walk. The rooms are quite lovely. No air conditioning until May of each year. Breakfast is quite lovely. You will sleep with windows open in the spring when warm and the street noise can be a bit much so bring ear plugs for such situations

1Thank nofatboys
San Francisco
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and the hotel is greatly located in the center of all attractions. The Duomo and the other museums are all within 10-15 mins walking distance and the main Florence SMN station is also within walking distance even with large suitcases. The room that was assigned to us was a bit worn (as seen with...

2Thank SanFranSSC
Reviewed 2 December 2013

This was the finest hotel we have ever stayed in. I do not have a single complaint or bit of constructive criticism. Upon arrival, we were upgraded (as American Express members) to an apartment on the top floor that had a bedroom, living room, beautiful entry foyer, and two bathrooms! It was a perfect conclusion to a wonderful trip to...

1Thank Barbara B
Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We arrived on October 17th, we spent a lovely stay in this beautiful hotel. The whole staff has been great with us, they gave us a very nice room even if quite dark but suitable for us since we were in four. We will never forget our stay.... in all sense....... Upon our arrival the very polite staff, asked us...

2Thank Ahmad O
Reviewed 7 November 2013

This hotel has an excellent location!!! If you are planning to walk and see as mach as you can, this is the best place to stay! The staff is polite and helpful. Rooms are clean with lots of antiques. Only one thing we missed in our room - tea/coffee pot as we already get used to it in other similar...

1Thank SnowGirlVilnius
Reviewed 27 October 2013

There is good reason for this hotel to be ranked all the way down at 100 in Florence. For those travelers not on prearranged group travel you should pay close attention to the ranking. We felt this hotel is tired and stale. And if your travel agent makes the recommendation ask them for some solid reasons why. How did we...

9Thank PDXStocks
Cortland, New York
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Helvetia & Bristol. The location of this hotel is outstanding. Our room was nice, with lots of antiques. The bed was comfortable, but the bathroom was rather small. We had to pay to use the WiFi...the only time that happened throughout our trip to Italy.

2Thank Laurie P
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Stayed as part of a small group tour package. While others have commented that the hotel looked "tired," we agree that some maintenance of woodwork and good reading light in rooms is needed. Last redecorated about 20+ years ago and it shows. Otherwise, our room was quite nice, huge in size, old style and opulent in decor, very clean as...

2Thank wisconsinwinegirl
Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Wow! We had no idea that our experience at the Helvetia would be near perfect! Our initial greeting from Francesco, our outstanding dinner in the restaurant, the comfortable accommodations, and the yummy breakfast to start our day in Florence does not emphasize how much we enjoyed our short visit. The perfect stay would have been more nights! We appreciate the...

2Thank Stephen L

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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Helvetia & Bristol, a historic property located amongst Florence's many cultural treasures. The Hotel Helvetia & Bristol is undoubtedly the only place to stay when in Florence. As a World Heritage site and magnetic cultural destination, it is the focal point for any visitor, and we are blessed by being at the heart of it all. Our front door opens onto the Palazzo Strozzi, a masterpiece of Florentine Renaissance architecture, along with an enviable location in the luxury shopping district. Our rooms and suites offer tasteful colour palettes and the carefully chosen antique furniture, objects d'art, paintings and rich furnishings are our hallmark in design. ... more   less 

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Address: Via De' Pescioni 2, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Price Range: $306 - $937 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Helvetia & Bristol Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
Helvetia And Bristol Hotel
Helvetia Bristol Hotel
Helvetia Bristol Florence
Hotel Style:
#79 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#81 Business Hotel in Florence
#100 Family Hotel in Florence
#106 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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“probably rooms on via pescioni might be slighly quiter - this was the street our room overlooked and there was no noise at all”
cliveg510, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose room facing into courtyard for quieter room”
Beachmom2kids, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“First floor with views is good.”
Martinian, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed the large Panorama Suite and would recommend it..”
NY-traveler63, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms that don't face the street are quieter, but don't worry, each one is unique and, from what we saw, lovely.”
MMPB1963, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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