This Belle Epoque hotel is the most central of the top luxury properties in town, host in the past to the Tuscan Macchaioli painters as well as De Chirico, playwright Pirandello, and atom-splitting Enrico Fermi. The attentive staff oversees the rather cushy accommodations outfitted with marble bathrooms, large, firm beds, and heavy curtains. Most rooms have at least one antique work of art on the fabric-covered walls, and all are well insulated from the sounds of the outside world. The large 17th-century canvases add an air of dignity to the plush sofas of the lounge, while the Winter Garden bar/breakfast room is tricked out with trailing ivy and a splashing fountain. Prices, though, are starting to get a little exaggerated. In 2005, the hotel added a restaurant with outdoor seating.
- © Frommer's 2013
Ask a local about Hotel Helvetia & BristolLocals have answered 73 questions about Florence.
Ask Florence Locals about Hotel Helvetia & Bristol
User Reviews for Hotel Helvetia & Bristol
Excelent Location. Very luxuory hotel
I was many times in The Florence. In my opinion this is a better place, the location is perfect and the palce is storical. It was need a place to do some appointments and this hotel...
- posted on 11.24.12
- by PedroPaulo_Brasil
Excellent boutique hotel with central location
We picked this hotel because it is part of The Leading Hotels of the World and its location. The staff is very friendly and helpful-they are the best part of the hotel. Beds are comfortable...
- posted on 11.06.12
- by jmik66
All is well that ends well
The front desk clerk was very polite as well as the doorman and other staff. Unfortunately the first room they showed us to was a complete disaster. Dark, dingy, stained chairs....awful. ...
- posted on 11.02.12
- by Nemirovsky
- Best Hotel 2009
- Highly Recommended 2009
- Highly Recommended 2010
There is a bar and restaurant in the Giardino d'Inverno. For dinner there is the 'Gourmet Restaurant'.
- visit website
- tel: 888/770-0447 in the U.S.
- fax: 055-288-353
- send email
- Via dei Pescioni 2
- Near the Palazzo Strozzi
- Florence, Italy 50123
Hotel star rating: