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Hotel Helvetia & Bristol

Top 10 Hotels in Florence

A guest room at Hotel Helvetia & Bristol, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Hotels in Florence

Hotel Helvetia & Bristol


Having hosted Nobel Prize winners and heads of state, this iconic hotel dates back to the 1800s and houses warm inviting guest rooms and meeting spaces, seventeenth-century art and an atmosphere that recalls the lifestyle of Florentine aristocracy.


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