Hotel Helvetia & Bristol - a Nobel Prize hotel close to the Duomo

Located a few meters away from Palazzo Strozzi and the most famous shopping street of Florence, Via de’ Tornabuoni, the Hotel Helvetia & Bristol is an ideal location to enjoy the worldly and Renaissance atmosphere of Florence.

The hotel is not only a luxury accommodation, but has all the characteristics to be acknowledged as one of the places where the historical memory of Florence find part of its expression. Because in this luxury 5 star hotel have stayed distinctive Nobel laureates such as Luigi Pirandello, Eugenio Montale, Enrico Fermi, Bertrand Russell, Mikhail Gorbachev and many members of the international aristocracy.

In addition to a “privileged” position, to say the least, right in the heart of Florence, the Hotel Helvetia & Bristol offers tourists all the splendor of a classic nineteenth-century palace. Over time, the structure has been restored and renovated, but always preserving its original appearance. The furnishings are the result of an attentive selection of objects, antique furniture and furnishings that are well combined with the marble, the seventeenth-century paintings, the fine lounges, but also with the warmth of a high level concierge service.

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Luxury 5 stars Hotel
  • Via dei Pescioni, 2
  • 50123, Florence, Italy

Hotel Helvetia & Bristol features 67 guest rooms and several suites. In those same rooms have also stayed D’Annunzio and Eleonora Duse, Igor Stravinsky and Giorgio De Chirico. However, all the hotel rooms have stories of the prestigious guests to tell, who, as today’s guests, were able to admire the spectacular views directly from their windows, including the rooftops of Florence, the magnificent domes of the churches and the towers of the Renaissance palaces.

You can breathe the same aristocratic and refined atmosphere, yet elegant and very modern, at the restaurant and at the bar. The classy Hostaria Bibendum Restaurant & Bar, gives customers the opportunity to satisfy the pleasures of the palate in an international atmosphere. Lunch and dinner can be enjoyed either in the dining room or in the patio-lounge overlooking Piazza Strozzi.

The Hostaria Bibendum is estimated by the jet set for the excellent Tuscan cuisine interpreted by chef Enzo Pettè, born in Essen, Germany, who is the undisputed master of the kitchen, and considers himself a craftsman of raw material. Master Pettè also holds short cooking classes for curious and passionate about food. The Bibendum Bar is the ideal place to end your work or shopping day with a good drink. The cocktails and long drinks are prepared by expert barmen and served in a setting of great charm, with art deco furniture, mirrors and crystal chandeliers. The Winter Garden of the hotel is wonderful, boasting a glass ceiling in perfect Art Nouveau style.

Hotel Helvetia & Bristol offers business travelers a wide choice of meeting rooms and conference rooms, fully furnished and equipped with technologies such as video projector, Bose sound systems and tools for cordless voice amplification. The meeting rooms are cozy and comfortable, to ensure an ideal atmosphere where professionals can strengthen working and business relationships.

Customer reviews for Hotel Helvetia & Bristol

Luxury, elegance and courtesy. Only flattering comments by those who have spent some days at Hotel Helvetia & Bristol in Florence. The hotel’s location is one of the key features, in the city centre but in a quiet and reserved area. The professional staff and their willingness to provide information and advice is much appreciated by mature couples, while young couples and single travelers give excellent ratings to the cuisine and the excellent value for money.

Overall rating: a relaxing place where to find spaces for conviviality, but also very private atmospheres