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Helvetia & Bristol Firenze – Starhotels Collezione

Via Dei Pescioni 2, , Florence, FI, Italy

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Helvetia & Bristol Firenze – Starhotels Collezione

OVERVIEW

Insider Tip

Across from the Helvetia and Bristol, Palazzo Strozzi is the largest of Florence's 15th-century palaces. Construction took 44 years, and the owner watched its construction from a small house on the square. At the main entrance, corner lamp brackets bear original (and rare) Renaissance ironwork designed by popular artisan of the time, Niccolo Grosso.

Hotel Overview

19th century hotel
Founded in the 19th century, this hotel is now flanked by trendy designer shops walking distance from the Duomo.
Antique furnishings
67 guestrooms and suites are styled with chandeliers, silk wall coverings, porcelain lamps, and antique furnishings.
Restaurant, alfresco terrace
Guests enjoy a small library of books and videos, and the new bar and restaurant, Hostaria Bibendum, with an alfresco terrace.
Property Location A stay at Helvetia & Bristol Firenze – Starhotels Collezione places you in the heart of Florence, within a 10-minute walk of Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio. This 5-star hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Ponte Vecchio and 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Uffizi Gallery.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 67 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Amenities Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. This hotel also features babysitting/childcare (surcharge), shopping on site, and wedding services.
Dining Satisfy your appetite for lunch, dinner, or brunch at Bristol Winter Garden, a restaurant which specializes in regional cuisine, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include limo/town car service, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Location

Via Dei Pescioni 2, , Florence, FI, Italy

Airport:

FLR - Florence Peretola Airport

ROOMS

Overview

Each of the 67 guestrooms at Helvetia and Bristol offers an authentic experience surrounded by traditional Florentine sensibilities and stunning views of the hills of Fiesole. Elegant and uplifting, furnished with inlaid armoires and antique tables, splendid lamps of Chinese porcelain and bronze, walls hung with artworks, a profusion of gossamer lace, silk and brocade, Carrara marble and Jacuzzi tubs.

Amenities

  • Free newspaper
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Smoking and Non-Smoking
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Individually furnished
  • Phone
  • Turndown service
  • Individually decorated
  • Free bottled water
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Television
  • Satellite TV service
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Free WiFi
  • Bidet
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Desk
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Premium bedding
  • Electric kettle
  • Non-Smoking

DETAILS

Property Amenities

Originally built for 19th-century aristocrats, The Helvetia and Bristol 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. Amenities include a small library of books available in English, Italian, French, and German. There is also a discreetly hidden video-library. The hotel offers concierge service, 24-hour room service, and secretarial services. Small (6-7 people) and medium-size meeting rooms

  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Express check-out
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Concierge services
  • Shopping on site
  • Banquet hall
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Year Built - 1894
  • Total number of rooms - 67
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1

Dining

Hostaria Bibendum
The H&B ,Hostaria Bibendum, serves a contemporary culinary experience. The menu offers tempting Mediterranean dishes that enhance the genuine ingredients to give diners the pleasure of rediscovering home-grown flavors. Meals are accompanied by the finest national and international wines as recommended by the young Restaurant Manager Andrea Tempestini. The Chef Enzo Pettè with more than 15 years of experience, also offers an opportunity to prepare authentic, seasonal Italian dishes - recreating ancient customs and traditions into a grand contemporary feast.
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).

Recreation

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Strozzi Palace - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Via de' Tornabuoni - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza della Repubblica - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Davanzati Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Via de' Calzaiuoli - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Florence Baptistery - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Loggia del Bigallo - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Via Maggio - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Giotto's Campanile - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza di Santa Maria Novella - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Duomo Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza della Signoria - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Florence Design Academy - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi

The preferred airport for Helvetia & Bristol Firenze – Starhotels Collezione is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 7.8 km / 4.8 mi

  • Aerobics
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Golfing
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Tennis