Helvetia & Bristol - Starhotels Collezione

Via Dei Pescioni 2, Florence, Italy

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  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability

  • Complimentary bottle of wine with lunch or dinner at Hostaria Bibendum restaurant once per stay (valued at €20, meal not included)

  • Complimentary aperitif for two at Bibendum Bar (Once per stay. A total value of €30)

  • Small box of chocolate in room on arrival (a value of €30)

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18.5
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  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service19
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

On the outside, this building—despite having been built in the 19th century—blends in comfortably with the surrounding architecture, with its white walls, gray stone arches reminiscent of Brunelleschi’s churches. But while the exterior is reminiscent of the Florentine Renaissance, inside is firmly turn-of-the-century (though recently restored). The bedroom windows are covered with swaths of ornate drapery and the walls are papered in brocade. The public rooms are cozy with period furniture, heavy drapes, and lived-in velvet sofas. The dining room is like a gentleman’s club with its rich brown wall coverings, 15th-century Italian oil paintings and plush red velvet chairs. And on winter evenings, an open wood fire crackles in the lounge. The Helvetia & Bristol Hotel is situated in the ideal location where you can get to know Florence and is within walking distance of all the city’s famous monuments.

Tuscan eatery Hostaria Bibendum offers a panoply of classic Tuscan dishes by wunderkind Roberto Cordisco, and you really shouldn't miss Bar Bibendum. In the 1920s, it was quite the intellectual hub—Pirandello, Stravinsky, De Chirico, D’Annunzio and his mistress Eleonora Duse, even Bertrand Russell. Now, while we can’t guarantee you the same level of stimulating interaction, we can promise you a delightfully airy environment, perfect for summer evenings, and the possibility of catching some phantom whispers of brilliance from times past.

Even if intellectual activity is not your idea of a holiday at all, the Helvetia and Bristol may still be your place to stay. Besides super TVs with endless cable channels in the bedroom, it’s also the best base to shop-till-you-drop in all of Florence. You’re just a few steps away from the Via Tornabuoni, the smartest shopping street in town; so Gucci, Trusssardi and the Armani boutique are within easy reach. Of course, it’s also nearby the Duomo and other Florentine treasures. And unlike other hotels, you have to walk past shops on the way. And as we all know, purchasing a pair of Prada shoes is absolutely necessary before Caravaggios at the Uffizi and a post-modern Pirandello play.

Cooking Classes: Learn how to prepare dishes using the finest ingredients on the market with Chef Roberto Cordisco. Several different options are available, with prices from €160 to €190 per person, or €110 for kids, for a two-hour class. For more information and to book a class, please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com prior to your arrival.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 67 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Rates quoted are for single and double occupancy. An extra bed can be provided in some rooms at the additional cost of 110 euros per night. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance. ID Requirements: We remind you that it’s mandatory for all our Guests, adults and children to show a valid ID card with photograph at the time of check-in.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Superior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 ft²/0 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • Wifi
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite Superior

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Double/Full Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 1 ft²/0 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • Wifi
  • Connecting Room

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 Double/Full Bed or 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 1 ft²/0 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • Interconnecting double/twin rooms. Accommodation for max 4
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Classic Single Room

    • Fits 1 person
    • 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 194 ft²/18 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Classic Single Room

    • Fits 1 person
    • 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 194 ft²/18 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • Wifi
  • Classic Double Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 269 ft²/24 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • Wifi
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Double Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 269 ft²/24 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • minibar
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • Wifi
    • working desk
  • Classic Double Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 269 ft²/25 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior Double Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 301 ft²/27 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • Wifi
    • working desk
  • Superior Double Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 301 ft²/28 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Double Room

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • An additional charge of €110/night will apply to a 3rd guest
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Triple Room

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed or 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 365 ft²/34 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • An additional charge of €110/night will apply to a 3rd guest
    • bathtub
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 484 ft²/45 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • An additional charge of €110/night will apply to a 3rd guest
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Rates quoted are for single and double occupancy. An extra bed can be provided in some rooms at the additional cost of 110 euros per night. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance. ID Requirements: We remind you that it’s mandatory for all our Guests, adults and children to show a valid ID card with photograph at the time of check-in.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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