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Helvetia & Bristol Hotel

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 18 June 2012

I stayed here for four nights during my most recent visit to Florence. It is a beautiful boutique hotel. My room was on the second floor facing the street. Unlike other reviewers, the noise from the nearby club did not bother me much. I chose to concentrate on the music from the flute player who sat outside the Palazzo Strozzi...

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Luana M, Assistente del Direttore at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sirs, Thank you for taking the time to write us about your recent stay at the Helvetia & Bristol. While we are glad to learn that you had a pleasant stay, we wish to inform you that our pricing is in line with similar properties in this area and we feel that we offer good value given our central...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Simply beautiful hotel, amazing location with lovely boutiques and markets around the corner. Cafes in the square around the corner. Lovely tapestries and fireplace in lobby. Breakfast choice is extensive in a lovely breakfast room. Stayed in a suite which was delightful. Saw standard rooms which are all of a high standard. Bathroom was large.

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Luana M, Assistente del Direttore at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sirs, thank you for choosing Hotel Helvetia & Bristol for your recent stay in Florence. We were delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at our hotel and we take this opportunity to also thank you for your kind words of appreciation. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we sincerely hope to welcome...

Fernandina Beach, FL
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Great location in central Florence - easy walk to the Duomo as well as to the Uffizzi, Ponte Vecchio, etc. Our room (a small suite) was gorgeous! We had a bath and a half - with great lighting. The full bath had a soaking tub plus a separate shower and a double vanity. The half bath was like an American...

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

Dear Sirs, Thank you for choosing the Helvetia & Bristol for your recent stay in Florence. I was delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable time at our hotel. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. We hope to see you again soon. With best regards.

Delray Baech, Florida
Reviewed 21 May 2012

Recently spent several days at this hotel. The minute you enter, the reception staff begins to spoil you. After that, the rest of the staff, restaurant, bell man, maids, make you feel welcome and offer the service you expect from a top hotel. Great location too. Easy walk to most major attractions. Try it.

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Luana M, Assistente del Direttore at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sirs, thank you for choosing the Helvetia & Bristol for your recent stay in Florence. It is always a great pleasure to receive positive feedback from our guests. I was delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at our hotel and I will share your comments with our team, who will be certainly encouraged by your remarks. With...

Chicago
Reviewed 18 May 2012

We read the reviews after we made the reservations and much to our dismay we were assigned room 163 on arrival. A request for a room on a higher floor was denied due to a wedding party and corporate event that consumed the hotel. My American Express Platinum and having made our reservations months in advance had no effect on...

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

Dear Sirs, Thank you for taking the time to write us about your recent stay at the Helvetia & Bristol. We are sorry that your last experience did not meet with your expectations, for which we apologize most sincerely. We are most obliged to you for bringing to our attention any comments which would help us to build up a...

Oxford, Maryland
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Well located in "centro" next to Louis Vuitton.We were upgraded to a 5th floor suite via our american express platinum membership,received a complimentary bottle of Prosecco,fresh fruit and $100 credit for food.The staff is professional and friendly. They returned my renta car for me!Not the Westin Excelsior but smaller and more intimate.

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

Dear Sirs, We appreciate your comments regarding your stay at our hotel. It is always and surely a great pleasure to receive positive feedback. Regarding the mentioned credit for food, reserved to guests with same membership as yours, in order to avoid any future misunderstanding, we would like to clarify that it refers to a complimentary lunch or dinner for...

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Reviewed 30 April 2012

This is a difficult review to write because I spent 4 nights here; two nights in a 5 star room and 2 nights in zero star room. Our first 2 nights were in 153 which is the outside corner room on the 1st floor. Probably the single worst room in the hotel for noise. If you sleep like the dead...

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

Dear Sirs, We are sorry to read that your experience at our hotel did not meet your expectations completely. We sincerely regret the disturbance. Our downtown location can mean extra street activity on weekends, as much as we try to contain it. Although you may understand that it can be difficult to cope with human incivility. On your next visit,...

Leesville, South Carolina
Reviewed 23 April 2012

On our recent trip to Florence we stayed at this Hotel. The location was great. Really close to everything. Rooms were very nice and clean. Bed was extremely comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Made a couple of dinner suggestions for us which were great. Especially enjoyed the breakfast buffet that was included. This was our 3rd trip...

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Luana M, Assistente del Direttore at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sirs, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay at the Helvetia & Bristol. We are really delighted to hear that your experience did meet with your expectations and that both our services and staff have somehow contributed to render your time in Florence a successful one. Thank you also for your comments regarding our...

Virginia
Reviewed 19 April 2012

The hotel staff is professional and courteous. They were very helpful in arranging for vouchers/tickets at all the primary tourist sites, the Accademia, Uffizi and Palazzo Pitti. The complimentary breakfast buffet was more extensive than other like hotels. On our first night in Florence we had dinner at the hotel restaurant. It was very convenient and quite good. Our room...

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Luana M, Assistente del Direttore at Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sirs, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay at our hotel. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your sojourn with us and we are most grateful for your kind words of appreciation. As you have been able to experience, our Hotel is situated exactly in the heart of the historical centre of...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Yes, my first room was a little worn. Time to change the furniture. Solution? A larger, better room. I love the people at the front desk. I love the charm of this place. The location, the bar, the food. Is it modern? Ehhhh sort of. But overall, this was the experience I was hoping for in Florence. My hope is...

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

Dear Sir, We thank you for taking the time to write your opinions concerning your stay with us, which would help us to build up a still better service to our guests. As you have been able to experience, the Helvetia & Bristol is a small luxury Hotel housed in an historical building and offers different types of rooms and...

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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Helvetia & Bristol, a historic property located amongst Florence's many cultural treasures. The Hotel Helvetia & Bristol is undoubtedly the only place to stay when in Florence. As a World Heritage site and magnetic cultural destination, it is the focal point for any visitor, and we are blessed by being at the heart of it all. Our front door opens onto the Palazzo Strozzi, a masterpiece of Florentine Renaissance architecture, along with an enviable location in the luxury shopping district. Our rooms and suites offer tasteful colour palettes and the carefully chosen antique furniture, objects d'art, paintings and rich furnishings are our hallmark in design. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Helvetia & Bristol Hotel

Address: Via De' Pescioni 2, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Price Range: £178 - £534 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Helvetia & Bristol Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
Helvetia And Bristol Hotel
Helvetia Bristol Hotel
Helvetia Bristol Florence
Hotel Style:
#78 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#81 Business Hotel in Florence
#100 Family Hotel in Florence
#106 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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“probably rooms on via pescioni might be slighly quiter - this was the street our room overlooked and there was no noise at all”
cliveg510, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose room facing into courtyard for quieter room”
Beachmom2kids, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“First floor with views is good.”
Martinian, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed the large Panorama Suite and would recommend it..”
NY-traveler63, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms that don't face the street are quieter, but don't worry, each one is unique and, from what we saw, lovely.”
MMPB1963, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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