Book your room at Helvetia & Bristol
Romantic charm across from Strozzi Palace
Near Via Tornabuoni
This 19th-century hotel is a block from the designer shops of Via Tornabuoni, two blocks from Il Duomo, and four blocks from Santa Maria Novella Church and the Uffizi gallery.
The hotel has a small library of books available in English, Italian, French, and German, as well as a restaurant serving fine Italian cuisine under a stained-glass roof.
Each room unique
The 67 lavish guestrooms are individually decorated with silk wall coverings and antique-reproduction furnishings. Carrara-marble bathrooms have scales and hair dryers.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
Helvetia & Bristol
At your hotel
Originally built for 19th-century aristocrats, this 5-story hotel is set 200 meters from the Duomo, across from Palazzo Strozzi. It is also one block from Via Tornabuoni, one of Florence's most famous shopping streets. Guests have included artists and authors such as Giorgio De Chirico, Igor Stravinsky, and Luigi Pirandello.
The hotel offers a winter garden and a restaurant with a stained-glass roof. A small library features books available in English, Italian, French, and German. There is also a discreetly hidden video-library. Complimentary wired Internet access is also available. The hotel offers concierge service, 24-hour room service, and secretarial services. Small (6-7 people) and medium-size meeting rooms (35 square meters) are also available.
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Use of nearby fitness center (complimentary)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Room service (24 hours)
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Meeting rooms
- Conference space
- Multilingual staff
- Total number of rooms - 67
- 24-hour front desk
- Express check-out
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Number of floors - 5
- Babysitting or childcare
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Fireplace in lobby
- Coffee/tea in lobby
- Wedding services
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Business center
- Concierge services
- Laundry facilities
- Arcade/game room
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
Available in some public areas: Wireless Internet access - surcharge
In your room
- Premium bedding
- Air conditioning
- Climate control
- Soundproofed rooms
- Complimentary newspaper
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Turndown service
- Private bathroom
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- In-room massage available
- Cable TV service
- In-room safe
- Daily housekeeping
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Cribs/infant beds available
Eat and drink
The Winter Garden - Restaurant with original stained-glass, conservatory-style roof. Rare “cotto” floor tiles from Southern Italy; mirrors on the walls. Adjoins Belle Epoque bar. Artists such as De Chirico and Boccioni used to meet here to discuss the Avant Garde. Fine Italian cuisine includes some Tuscan specialties. À la carte dining offered. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served. Afternoon tea is also offered (pastries).
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Accessible path of travel
The fine print for Helvetia & Bristol
When you arrive
Check-in time starts at 2 PM
When you leave
Check-out time is noon
How you can pay
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, JCB International, MasterCard, Visa
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
- A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 5 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
- Breakfast fee: EUR 26 per person (approximately)
- Self parking fee: EUR 40 per night (in/out privileges)
- Rollaway bed fee: EUR 93.50 per night
We should mention
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.