Helvetia & Bristol Hotel

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 11 publications
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Top 1% in Florence About the TripExpert Score

11 expert recommendations



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.


DK Eyewitness

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.


Fodor's Tick Choice

Painstaking care has gone into making this hotel one of the prettiest and most intimate in town. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide Tick Recommended

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. Dating back to the late 19th... 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.

Frommer's 34

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 →


Michelin Guide

This elegant 19C hotel evokes the charm of bygone days.


Oyster 4.0

The luxury Helvetia & Bristol Hotel is a late 19th-century, palazzo-style hotel with an Old World, aristocratic air. Full review →


Rough Guide

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.


Star Service Tick 4

This is the kind of place you’d imagine Dorothy's ruby slippers could sweep you off to. Around the corner from the more subdued Hotel de la Ville, this is an almost hallowed... Full review →

Guests must request smoke-free digs.

Travel + Leisure

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 →

Hotel Details

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Helvetia & Bristol Hotel

5 Star Hotel royaldemeure.com

Via Dei Pescioni 2, 50123 Florence

Contact 055 26651
  • Public Wifi
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar

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