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One of central Florence's best small hotels, the Helvetia & Bristol has had a distinguished history, with Stravinsky, Gabriele d'Annunzio, Pirandello, and Bertrand Russell among its past guests.
With five-star traditions but a more boutique feel, this hotel is full of pieces from the owner’s art collection – you might find a 17th- or 18th-century painting above your bed.
Painstaking care has gone into making this hotel one of the prettiest and most intimate in town. Full review →
Exuding endless amounts of Old World charm, Hotel Helvetia & Bristol is located in Florence’s historic center and in one of the city’s prettiest squares Full review →The idyllic terrace outside is a superb spot to dine alfresco without the heavy traffic other central areas tend to get — be sure to toast your dinner companion with Italy’s answer to champagne, a glass of Franciacorta Cuvée Satèn.
This classy Belle Epoque hotel is the most central of the top luxury properties in town. Full review →
If you ever dreamed of being a de' Medici princess cavorting in a Botticelli landscape, Florence's Hotel Helvetia & Bristol provides your elegant palazzo away from home. In a great centro... Full review →
This elegant 19C hotel evokes the charm of bygone days.
The luxury Helvetia & Bristol Hotel is a late 19th-century, palazzo-style hotel with an Old World, aristocratic air. Full review →
In business since 1894 and favoured by such luminaries as Pirandello. Stravinsky and Gary Cooper, this is undoubtedly Florence's finest small five-star hotel.
Around the corner from the more subdued Hotel de la Ville, this is an almost hallowed home-away-from home with a house-proud staff that feels at times like family. Full review →Guests must request smoke-free digs.
The views are the trump card at Florence’s Hotel Helvetia & Bristol, where all 67 rooms and suites look onto the Renaissance city. Full review →
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