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Helvetia & Bristol Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Dei Pescioni 2, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #92 of 459 hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a 4 day stay in Florence with Kirker, who recommended this hotel to us. It was perfect in every way. It is centrally located so all the major sites are within easy walking distance. Considering the 5 star rating, the staff were all very friendly and welcoming, and couldn't be more helpful - unlike some other hotels where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were booked into this hotel by our prebooked hotel (tech issues with our room). The staff were very attentive, helpful and had a good attitude. Our room was very large with a comfy sitting area,bathrooms spacious. Very central location, close to everything we wanted to see.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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49 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a great week in Florence weather so so but hotel as usual excellent .Staff are friendly give good service rooms fine facilities as well good.Breakfast is good as well cooked breakfast as well as continental plenty of choice ate once at the hotel meal fine.It is at the centre of Florence near the Dummo and places of interest to... More

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20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a good central location in the city which makes most everything an easy walk. The rooms are quite lovely. No air conditioning until May of each year. Breakfast is quite lovely. You will sleep with windows open in the spring when warm and the street noise can be a bit much so bring ear plugs for such situations

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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and the hotel is greatly located in the center of all attractions. The Duomo and the other museums are all within 10-15 mins walking distance and the main Florence SMN station is also within walking distance even with large suitcases. The room that was assigned to us was a bit worn (as seen with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was the finest hotel we have ever stayed in. I do not have a single complaint or bit of constructive criticism. Upon arrival, we were upgraded (as American Express members) to an apartment on the top floor that had a bedroom, living room, beautiful entry foyer, and two bathrooms! It was a perfect conclusion to a wonderful trip to... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We arrived on October 17th, we spent a lovely stay in this beautiful hotel. The whole staff has been great with us, they gave us a very nice room even if quite dark but suitable for us since we were in four. We will never forget our stay.... in all sense....... Upon our arrival the very polite staff, asked us... More

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8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This hotel has an excellent location!!! If you are planning to walk and see as mach as you can, this is the best place to stay! The staff is polite and helpful. Rooms are clean with lots of antiques. Only one thing we missed in our room - tea/coffee pot as we already get used to it in other similar... More

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108 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

There is good reason for this hotel to be ranked all the way down at 100 in Florence. For those travelers not on prearranged group travel you should pay close attention to the ranking. We felt this hotel is tired and stale. And if your travel agent makes the recommendation ask them for some solid reasons why. How did we... More

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Cortland, NY
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30 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Helvetia & Bristol. The location of this hotel is outstanding. Our room was nice, with lots of antiques. The bed was comfortable, but the bathroom was rather small. We had to pay to use the WiFi...the only time that happened throughout our trip to Italy.

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Also Known As:
Helvetia And Bristol Hotel
Helvetia Bristol Hotel
Helvetia Bristol Florence
Address: Via Dei Pescioni 2, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#42 Family Hotel in Florence
#44 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#81 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#84 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Helvetia & Bristol Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Helvetia & Bristol is a meticulously restored private palazzo, just steps from the Duomo. The decor and furniture have been beautifully chosen and the ambiences reflect Florentine aristocracy in its most elegant period. The rooms boast antiques, the halls proudly display their 17th century paintings and the many of the suites have views of 15th-century Palazzo Strozzi. The Hostaria Bibendum Restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine in a grand dining room. ... more   less 
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