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Helvetia & Bristol Hotel

5.0 of 5 Via Dei Pescioni 2, 50123 Florence, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family booked two rooms at the hotel at the end of October. The hotel is charming and the staff is warm, helpful and friendly. The location puts you about minutes from everything and next to a fantastic Picasso exhibit for the next few months. The only thing that kept my rating below perfect was the high cost during the... More

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Luana M, Assistente di Direzione at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Mark319, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Helvetia & Bristol for your trip to Florence and for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you had a very enjoyable stay with us and that you appreciated the Hotel’s ideal location within the historical Heart of Florence.... More

New York, NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just returned from a 4 day trip to Florence at the Helvetia & Bristol. The hotel is just lovely. It is a classic hotel with beautiful large rooms that are decorated in a traditional 19th century manner with silk walls, paintings, etc. The hotel could not be better located. EVERYTHING is within short walking distance. The duomo, the baptistry,... More

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Luana M, Assistant General Manager at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest NYC_27, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Helvetia & Bristol and for taking the time to post your feedback on TripAdvisor. It was fantastic to read that you had a wonderful stay in Florence.The Hotel’s amazing location in the heart of Florence is indeed well placed for business and tourism being a stone’s throw... More

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second stay at this beautiful but very expensive hotel. As before, they upgraded us (free) to a suite. The location is about as good as it gets in Florence and the staff is excellent, gracious and friendly. Our suite was very large and well furnished with old-world style furniture and decor. The only downside was the bathroom,... More

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Luana M, Assistant Management at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Donald C., We were happy to have you again as our guest and sincerely hope that you will always make the Helvetia & Bristol your “home” whenever you are in Florence. Please let us take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. It was very pleasing to learn that you... More

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This must be about our tenth visit to this lovely hotel in a prime location in Florence just off the Palazzo Strozzi. The staff throughout the hotel headed by the Head Concierge Alessandro and the maître d Andrea are professional pleasant and helpful. We spent 9 days there this September which were marvellous. The Hotel is furnished with antiques and... More

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Luana M, Assistant General Manager at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Tonyroyle, We were happy to have you again as our guest and we sincerely hope that you will continue to make the Helvetia & Bristol your “home” whenever you are in Florence! It was thoughtful of you to take the time to write your positive and nice comments on Tripadvisor, for whycih we thank you. It is indeed... More

Warren, New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

From the moment we arrived to our departure we have loved this hotel. Our room is comfortable and spacious, the bathroom as well. Plenty of storage space, well organized. We have breakfast with the room and it is excellent starting with the Capuccinos first thing to help to wake us up, to the large variety of fruits, cheeses and cold... More

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Luana M, Assistant Management at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Andrew K, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Helvetia & Bristol and for taking the time to post your nice feedback on TripAdvisor. It was really great to read that you loved our hotel from the moment you arrived to your departure. We will share your comments with our team, who we are certain... More

Danville, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The location is great - right between the Duomo and Uffizi/Ponte Vecchio. It was one of those old world hotels, but not frumpy or unclean. They upgraded our room which was great. We bought the package on Luxury Link and felt like we got a really good value. We rented bikes from the hotel, they gave us a bottle of... More

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Luana M, Assistant Management at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Drewmarich Guest, Thank you for your recent review of the Helvetia & Bristol. We are pleased you enjoyed the hotel, its character and history and even experienced our red bikes. Once again, thank you for comments and for staying with us. We do hope you will visit us again in the future. With best regards, Luana Malloni Management More

London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
63 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I stayed here twice, once in a standard room and once in a suite. The location, just behind the Palazzo Strozzi, is excellent, right in the heart of Florence but somewhat away from the busiest areas. Rooms are attractive and the suite large and very comfortable with wonderful views. The furnishings are slightly dated. Service is efficient and friendly. The... More

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Luana M, Assistant Management at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest PJW22, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Helvetia & Bristol again for your trip to Florence and for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay here and that you appreciated the Hotel’s ideal location within the Heart of Florence. With renewed thanks for posting your feedback... More

Cleveland, Tennessee
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112 reviews 112 reviews
37 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This property is right in the middle of things and very well appointed. Rooms are nice and spacious although I believe that they vary to a fairly wide degree as most Italian hotels are. I believe we had a suite which made things very nice. The bar is nice but noting to write about...the Westin Bar is the place to... More

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Luana M, Assistant Management at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Airstrip1, Thank you for your kind comments regarding our Helvetia & Bristol. The hotel does benefit from a fantastic central location for shopping and sightseeing and we pride ourselves on a warm welcome and our charming rooms and antiques. It's a shame to hear that our cozy bar was not your favourite. On behalf of the hotel team... More

Melbourne, Australia
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218 reviews 218 reviews
74 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The location is just perfect - strolls are possible to almost every gem of beautiful Florence. The building is just great - more from outside than inside. The house needs probably some update. All the same we were satisfied except with the price.

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Luana M, Group Operations Director at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your recent review of the Helvetia & Bristol. We are pleased you enjoyed the central location and historic nature of the property. Your comments on cost and decor have been noted. With best wishes Andrew Jamieson Group Operations Director TDA Capital Ltd on behalf of Niquesa Hotels & Residences (formerly Royal Demeure) More

Morristown, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My husband and I are recently back from a 5 night stay at the H&B. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. From the moment we checked in, we felt at home. The location is fabulous and while it is centrally located, it is also quiet - the entrance is nicely tucked away on a side street. We enjoyed sitting outside in... More

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Luana M, Group Operations Director at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your recent review of the Helvetia & Bristol. We are pleased you enjoyed the hotel, its character and history and even experienced a one on one cookery lesson. I do hope you will visit us again in the future. With best wishes Andrew Jamieson Group Operations Director TDA Capital Ltd on behalf of Niquesa Hotels... More

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Address: Via Dei Pescioni 2, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Helvetia & Bristol Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 67
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Helvetia Bristol Hotel
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