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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


Only one night in and love it!

This place is just charming and a breakfast to start any day off feeling like a king or queen! The decor and service is lovely and the rooms have all the comforts you need to keep you going, giving a well needed rest once all your touring ends. Grazie mille to all the staff and whoever designed this place! Beautiful!

The best breakfast, fantastic staff and a great location

We loved our stay at this hotel. Everyone from the doorman, the front desk staff, and the restaurant wait staff were warm and welcoming. We had no problems getting a great restaurant recommendation, or getting help to plan our day's activities. We really loved the young blonde haired front desk attendant. We missed her name, but she was truly lovely - kind and helpful. The breakfast was amazing. Fresh fruits, cheeses, meats, amazing coffee - I could go on and on. They even offer you use of a smart phone with access to the internet to help guide yourself around the city. The location was close to all the tourist spots we wanted to see and our room was lovely. We made several stops while in Italy, each at a 5 star hotel, but this hotel was truly the definition of 5 star.

Truly a Luxury Hotel

The Helvetia and Bristol borders a posh yet convenient area, walking distance to both fine boutiques and reasonable trattorias. The concierge staff was wonderfully efficient, one and all! The suites were comfortable, spacious and elegant. The breakfast buffet, extensive and served in a stylish room, was serviced by efficient staff attentive to your requests. This was truly a luxury hotel.