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Very Good 289 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Rooms dripping with gorgeous antiques
  • Cozy bar in the Hostaria Bibendum, great for an afternoon vinsanto or a late-night Negroni
  • Wonderful centro storico (historic center) location
  • Impeccable Old World European service, with a friendly attitude
  • Knowledgeable concierge

What To Know

  • Interior rooms are quieter but don’t have much of a view
  • This is a very conservative, Old World establishment
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Some of the standard rooms are quite small
  • There is no fitness facility on the premises
  • A city tax of approximately $7 (5€) per person, per night will be collected by the property at checkout


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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The Review

With a stay at Helvetia & Bristol, you’ll be centrally located in Florence, steps from Strozzi Palace and Palazzo Davanzati Museum. This 5-star hotel is close to Ponte Vecchio and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Make yourself at home in one of the 67 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as bicycles to rent, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional features include babysitting/childcare (surcharge), shopping on site, and wedding services.

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-out. Planning an event in Florence? This hotel has 915 square feet (85 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.

How to Get There

Helvetia & Bristol Firenze – Starhotels Collezione
Via Dei Pescioni 2
Florence, 50123 Italy


4.5 Very Good 289 Reviews
5-Star all the way!
Reviewed 2 days ago

From start to finish this hotel is FIRST class! They are extremely helpful with any questions and are kind and friendly. Talk about clean, the room we had (upgraded to a Jr. Suite for our anniversary) was very nice! Big bathroom with a tub and the beat hair dryer I have ever used at any hotel 😂
Every night someone would come and lay out our slippers and turn down the bed. The breakfast in the morning was wonderful and the waitstaff couldn’t be kinder. Overall, this place was THEEE BEST! Would stay here agin in a heartbeat.

Loved it!
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything was perfect. First, it is located in the center, close to all main museums while being in a quieter area. It is also a magnificent building, the dining room with glass ceiling is worth the 👀. A bonus is that all rooms have been recently renovated so there are sparkling (and with quiet AC!). Least but not last, the staff was super friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

Service with a smile:)
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Florence. Gabriele, Iliajan, David, Alfredo and the entire team treated us like family! Great location. Clean and beautiful rooms, unbelievable dinning, fantastic service.

Wonderful hotel with professional service
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, the location of this hotel is superb. I like how it’s right next to Palazzo Strozzi and 2 minutes walk from Piazza della Repubblica, and yet tucked away on the street from the noice of the Piazza. The staffs were all professional and efficient. Decor and vibe is what is expected of a 5 star hotel. We stayed in connecting rooms with 2 kids and both rooms were lovely. Interior is well maintained. Only thing that bothers me a little was the red wallpaper in our rooms. Daily parking service available.

Perfect hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here 5 nights in June. The hotel is perfectly located in Florence. The level of service at this hotel is the best of the best! The rooms are nicely appointed and the free buddy cell phone was a nice touch. The hotel restaurant was lovely for breakfast and enjoyed cocktails one evening! Wonderful place to stay on your next trip to Florence!