Hotel Helvetia and Bristol - Royal Demeure Hotels
VIA DEI PESCIONI 2 FLORENCE IT 50123
Florence, 50123 IT
Florence Area: Historic Centre
67 rooms, 5 floors
In front of Palazzo Strozzi, in the centre of Florence, the Helvetia and Bristol is not only one of the city's finest luxury hotels, but also part of the city's history. Only a few minutes walk from the Duomo between Via Tomabuoni Palazzo Strozzi is one of the worlds most beautiful hotels. Built in the nineteenth century, it was restored to its original glory. For more than a century it has been the home away from home of many a distinguished visitor to the city, from young aristocrats on their Grand Tour to Pirandello and Montale, Stravinsky, and Gorbachev.
Owner Luigi de Simone Niquesa restored the historic mansion with meticulous care and respect. As in days past, the Giardino dInverno is a meeting place for local litterati and the Florentine aristocracy, where chef Marco Tremonte serves an innovative cuisine which re-interprets traditional Tuscan recipes. The hotel, which exudes a refined charm, has a magical Winter Garden with its climbing ivy and fountain, antiques, and spacious accommodations that offer a restful refuge like ones own private residence. Other features include a fitness center and business center.
Materials and furnishings evoke a world of refined elegance in the antique-filled guestrooms 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 Brunelles chis cupola at the top of the Duomo, so near that it seems one need only reach out to brush it with a fingertip. The hotel offers 52 rooms and 15 suites each with rich silks and brocades, authentic artworks, the latest in-room technology including Wi-Fi, and flat screen satellite TV. Some guestrooms have a Jacuzzi, some with balcony.
Number of Bars in Hotel: 1
Number of Restaurants in Hotel: 1
Hostaria Bibendum Bar and Restaurant is based on a concept that combines impeccable elegance with modern ideas like a business lunch or an informal dinner. The Hostaria Bibendum is cosmopolitan, from its scarlet, paprika and gold colour scheme to the cosy comfort that accentuates the lounge atmosphere. Mediterranean recipes enhance the genuine ingredients, and the menu is designed to allow diners to rediscover original flavours. For a lunch break, a shopping break, an aperitif on the terrace, or a romantic dinner, it is the Hostaria Bibendum, all day long.
Cooking classes with chef Enzo Pette are available on request and subject available. Email requests to reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org
Restaurant with original stained-glass, brass chandeliers hang from the conservatory style roof. Rare cotto floor tiles from Southern Italy, mirrors on the walls.
- FLR - 5 Mi / 8 Km
- PSA - 52 Mi / 84 Km
- FCO - 188 Mi / 303 Km
- Leonardo Da Vinci Airport - 188 Mi / 303 Km
- Main Railway Station - 1 Mi / 2 Km
- Bus Station - 1 Mi / 2 Km
- Fortezza Da Basso - 2 Mi / 3 Km
- Florence - 0 Mi / 0 Km
- Accademia Gallery - 0 Mi / 0 Km
- Duomo - 1 Mi / 2 Km
- Uffizi Gallery - 0 Mi / 0 Km
- Amerigo Vespucci Airport - 5 Mi / 8 Km
- Galileo Galilei Pisa Apt - 52 Mi / 84 Km