In front of Palazzo Strozzi, in the city center, this 5 star Hotel is part of the history of Florence. For more than a century, it has been the home away from home of many a distinguished visitors. The owner restored the historic mansion with meticulous care and respect. Materials and furnishings evoke a world of refined elegance in the antique-filled guest rooms and the drawing-rooms with their fine XVII-century paintings. On the fifth floor, the great windows of the two panoramic suites, frame views of Brunelleschi cupola at the top of the Duomo. As in the past, the winter garden is a meeting place for both, locals and the Florentine aristocracy. Additional amenities include bar, meeting and parking facilities. 67 sumptuous rooms, each individually decorated. All rooms are elegantly furnished with unique items such as 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 whirlpool baths.



Every Suite has character as distinct as the celebrated individuals whose names have graced them, notably Eleonora Duse, Igor Stravinsky and Giorgio De Chirico. The pinnacle, our highlight, the stunning Royal Suite offers incomparable views across the city skyline.

  • Superior Suite
  • Superior Junior Suite
  • Royal Suite
  • Royal Junior Suite
  • Duplex Suite
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Deluxe Junior Suite
Tasteful Rooms
Our rooms are a great source of pride for us; tasteful colour palettes, carefully chosen antique furniture, objects d'art, paintings and rich furnishings are our hallmark in design. But, beyond your room itself, at Hotel Helvetia & Bristol your stay will almost certainly be enhanced by glorious views over the heart of the old city.


Dining out is part of the Italian lifestyle and has to be embraced wholeheartedly. The enticing offerings of Florentine osterie, trattorias and ristoranti are typical of modern Italian cities: a compound menu of humble, traditional Tuscan cooking and innovative explorations based on those same time-honoured staples. In this way, favoured ingredients are invariably locally sourced, and dishes are likely to embrace, in one form or another, four key elements: meat, olive oil, homemade bread and wine. History, art and food are the cornerstones of our city, and gastronomic aficionados will not be disappointed.