You can find the Mahogany check in desk on your right hand side, all in wood and an enchanting seating area decorated with period paintings, beautiful table lamps and Persian carpets. The seating areas are furnished in different styles, some with red easy-chairs and paintings, others with green sofas and a fireplace.
This is a Renaissance period building which has been perfectly maintained and cared for over the centuries. The entrance is a little on the small side but is watched over by immaculately groomed staff who really try their best to see to a guests every need.
Guests at the Hotel Helvetia & Bristol will experience the best of Florentine style. Each room is a private luxury residence, distinctively furnished and decorated. The period furniture gives each room its atmosphere and individual character: splendid inlaid tables, Chinese and bronze porcelain lamps, antique paintings, silks and brocades create a supremely elegant room. Each of the suites in the Hotel Helvetia & Bristol is different in style and furnishings, with distinctive period furniture, autograph paintings and, above all, breathtaking view of the wonders of Florence. All suites have Jacuzzi bath, Carrara marble bathrooms, internet point and king or twin bed as preferred. The rooms vary from 37 sq m for the Junior Suites to 46 sq m for the Executive Suites, with a separate lounge area.
There are many reasons to call in at the Hostaria Bibendum, the famous bar and restaurant of the hotel Helvetia & Bristol, which is the ideal setting for a refined business lunch, a relaxing cocktail after an afternoon’s shopping or a romantic candlelit dinner under the stars. The terrace overlooks Piazza Strozzi, and the comfortable interiors are a satisfying mixture of warm decorative tones, exotic furnishings and art nouveau details.