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Hotel Helvetia & Bristol

  • City Breaks, Italy, Florence

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An Italian gem in the heart of Florence, Helvetia & Bristol, part of the Starhotels Collection, delivers luxury and opulence on a grand scale. The hotel has been offering travellers from all over the world a luxury bolt-hole in Florence since the late 19th Century. Set between the fashion boutiques of Via de' Tornabuoni and the Piazza della Republica that has marked the centre of the city since Roman times, it couldn’t be better situated base for your stay in the Tuscan city. Take a short wander from the hotel through the centro historico and you will be struck by the artistic and architectural treasures of Firenze, such as the renaissance art of the Uffizi Gallery and the beautiful Ponte Vecchio bridge that crosses the Arno.

The hotel re-opened its doors in April 2019 after refurbishment. The décor embodies the merging of art and history that Florence possesses with its elegant and opulent atmosphere that dates back to the Renaissance. Each room is different and has been re-modelled with unique furnishings, antiques and are adorned with the finest Italian artisan fabrics. They are beautifully laid out, providing a comfortable and charming environment to relax in after experiencing the wonders of Florence.

Try a delicious cocktail from the Historia Bibendum bar, made by one of the master mixologists. The bar is the perfect spot to enjoy an aperitif before heading over to the hotel’s Historia Bibendum restaurant. The gourmet restaurant serves the finest Tuscan gastronomy. Get the full “Firenze Experience” and taste an array of dishes of the most delicious and authentic Tuscan delicacies, all sourced locally using the highest quality produce. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the magical ‘old world’ feel of this beautiful Tuscan city, Helvetia & Bristol offers this and much more.

Added value

Save 20% on the hotel price for holidays of 2 nights or more between 21 Jul - 06 Sep 19 and 13 - 31 Oct 19 or save 15% for stays of 2 nights between 01 May - 20 Jul 19 and 07 Sep - 12 Oct 19

Stay 4 nights and pay for 3 nights between 13 - 31 Oct 19. Valid for Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites and Suites (not combinable)

Save 15% on the hotel price on holidays between 27 Dec 19 – 05 Jan 20, 01 May – 11 Jul 20 and 11 Sep – 17 Oct 20 booked at least 30 days prior to departure

Save 15% on the hotel price for holidays between 01 Nov-26 Dec 19, 06 Jan – 09 Apr 20, 13 Apr - 30 Apr 20, 12 Jul –10 Sep 20 and 18 Oct – 31 Oct 20 booked at least 15 days prior to departure.

Save 10% on the hotel price on stays of 2 nights or more between 27 Dec 19 – 05 Jan 20, 01 May – 11 Jul 20 and 11 Sep – 17 Oct 20 or save 20% on the hotel price on stays of 2 nights or more 01 Nov-26 Dec 19, 06 Jan – 09 Apr 20, 13 Apr - 30 Apr 20, 12 Jul –10 Sep 20 and 18 Oct – 31 Oct 20

Save 25% on the hotel price on stays of 3 nights or more between 01 Nov-26 Dec 19, 06 Jan – 09 Apr 20, 13 Apr - 30 Apr 20, 12 Jul –10 Sep 20 and 18 Oct – 31 Oct 20


  • No. of rooms: 29
  • No. of buildings: 0
  • No. of floors: 0
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 5

Superior Rooms are about 20-28m² and sleep two people. The rooms are designed with a contemporary-classic style, with beautiful period features and understated elegance.  All rooms have bath robes, toiletries, wifi, air conditioning, TV, safe, minibar and 24 hour room service. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Deluxe Rooms are about 28-32m² and sleep three people. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Junior Suites are about 30-45m² and sleep three poeple. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Suites are about 36-50m² and sleep up to four people. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Single Occupancy Rooms are about 15-18m­². These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 



  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No


  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Breakfast service:

    The buffet breakfast is an extravagant collection of fresh breads, pastries, fruit, cheeses, meats, freshly squeezed juices as well as hot options, made fresh each day using the finest local produce. Breakfast is served from 7.00am – 10.30am.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast


The Tuscan capital of Florence is a city made by art lovers for art lovers. The Renaissance took its first steps here in the 15th century, painting the city with architectural wonders like the Palazzo Pitti and Uffizi Gallery.

Climb to the top of Florence Cathedral – Il Duomo – to admire a skyline sculpted from Gothic towers, domes and terracotta rooftops. That’s where you’ll also discover how small Florence is. Best explored by foot, you can easily wander the UNESCO-listed city centre in a day.

Had your fill of Michelangelos and da Vincis? It’s time to explore Florence’s other love – food. Finish off your day with a Florentine steak or settle down with a glass of Chianti sourced straight from the Tuscan countryside.

Inghams operate a telephone Rep service in Florence.

Things to do in resort

Maggio Musicale Fiorento Festival ( 2 May - 26 June) 

Since its inception in 1928, the Stabile Orchestrale Fiorentina have brought Opera to the streets of Florence each year resulting in one of the oldest cultural events in the city. With its Shakespearean dramas performed by the Maggio Dance ballet company and stunning concertos from the likes of Wolf and Rossini, this is a truly unmissable event. 

Uffizi Gallery

This impressive gallery is home to over 1,800 pieces of artwork with some of the most important pieces from the Renaissance period.

Florence Cathedral

Dominating Florence’s skyline, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is best known for the iconic dome designed by Brunelleschi.

Accademia Gallery

Accademia is best known for housing Michaelangelo’s David but there’s so much more than this, making it a must-do experience.

Boboli Gardens

Funded by the Medici family, these lovely gardens are home to impressive statues and monuments as well as dramatic lagoons.

Ponte Vecchio

One of the world’s most famous bridges is filled with stalls selling some of the finest jewellery in the city and has rich history.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 11.2500663
  • Latitude: 43.7718039

For more information on travel and transport visit our Florence page


Bars & Restaurants

Hostaria Bibendum is the gourmet restaurant at Florence’s Hotel Helvetia & Bristol, serving fine Tuscan gastronomy using the most exquisite local ingredients. Serving contemporary Italian cuisine, guests also have the option to choose the “Firenze Experience”, a menu that offers a selection of authentic Tuscan specialties such as pappa al Pomodoro soup, rabbit ragout and typical cantucci almond biscuits. The restaurant has an extensive selection of wines that are expertly chosen by the sommelier, with a focus on the finest local Italian producers.

The Restaurant serves breakfast from 7.00am - 10.30am, lunch from 12.30pm - 3.00pm and dinner from 7.30pm -10.30 pm.

Bar Hostaria Bibendum is the perfect spot to relax with an evening aperitif, served by highly qualified staff in a chilled and elegant atmosphere. Decorated in warm tones with art deco furnishings, crystal chandeliers, Baroque mirrors and Liberty wall lights that create an elegant, yet informal ambience for guests to relax in during their stay. The bar serves a wide selection of beverages including cocktails and long drinks, all prepared by knowledgeable mixologists, who are happy to recommend drinks to your taste.

The bar is open from 11.00am to 12.00am.

General Facilities

  • Free high speed wifi
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bike hire at a local charge
  • Bar
  • Bike hire
  • WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

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per person from £542
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Hotel Helvetia & Bristol
Florence, City Breaks,Bed & Breakfast
04/09/2019 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Luton
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