Portraits of 17th century aristocrats preside over the grand entrance hall, which opens into a charming winter garden.
Helvetia & Bristol is a magnificent 19th century townhouse, built in 1894, in the heart of Florence's historical center, perfectly placed for a visit to the city's main attractions and a stone's throw from Via de’ Tornabuoni, the city's most exclusive shopping street. Its elegant rooms and suites offer breathtaking views of the city and while the hotel is equipped with the latest modern comforts, its superb renovation has preserved its architectural splendor and the atmosphere of an aristocratic Florentine residence. Wherever you look you feel the charm of an era: the extraordinary original Art Deco interior, the marble, the 17th century paintings, the artworks and the splendid original salons. The Bristol Winter Garden restaurant offers the ideal setting for an extraordinary fine dining experience: in this unique location, Chef Pasquale D’Ambrosio creates harmony between senses and flavors of a past that is always present. Il Baretto del Bristol welcomes its guests for an Italian breakfast, a quick lunch, an afternoon tea or a relaxing drink. It opens to a welcoming terrace with a unique view of Palazzo Strozzi, the ideal setting for a relaxing break.