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J & J Historic House Hotel
Ranked #172 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 March 2014

A beautiful historic building tastefully renovated and furnished does not automatically make a great hotel. The place appears to be run by junior staff with a limited understanding of the hospitality business. With so much competition in this city service needs to be impeccable and the breakfast more than just a few packets and jars from the supermarkets opened.

We had a room on the first floor which had a nice "trendy" looking bathroom which was not fit for purpose (shower flooded bathroom as glass screen too small and water didn't drain from sink down the designer slit plug hole...). Internet service was a joke (we got reception sitting on one cushion of the sofa in the sitting room but not the one next to it).

This is nothing more than a well-placed over-priced bolt hole. Luckily Florence has so much to offer you barely need to spend any time at the hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

This was an excellent choice of a 4 star hotel with good location in a studentish part of centre of Florence. Near enough to everything. Rooms are all different so check them out first - go far junior suite if you can

Room Tip: suite high up on front recommended
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

The J and J hotel is is a real charming place. Central but in a calm area , chic and discreet.
Rooms are very conforable and very well decorated and furnished. The staff is nice and helpful. Perfect for a romantic escape or to stay in an historic place but away from touristic crowd.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

10 min walk to the Duomo in a calm area. Spacious and well decorated rooms.
It's located in the central part of Florence but you can come with your car - the hotel have an arrangement with the municipality.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

The Hotel J and J is a terrific gem. About 10 minute walk to the Duomo it is close enough to the sights but away from all the crowds, etc.

The staff was extremely helpful. The rooms very spacious! And By Florence standards, a very good deal for what you get.

No elevator.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

I like everything and of course I will come back)the rooms are Stylish,staff are friendly,location is great.very nice hotel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Overall, It was a pleasant boutique hotel (only 21 rooms) with a convenient location. The rooms are generally comfortable, and maintains the historic feel. I feel it's worth the price.

A few minor issues...

1. Food is not allowed in the room. Huge inconvenience when you are traveling alone, and you decide to bring back a pizza to enjoy while you work. You may eat your food in the dining room for a fee. Who wants to pay to eat when you've already bought your food. Very peculiar policy.

2. Keys must be returned to the front desk each time you leave (even to run next door and back), and the front door is locked later in the evening. IT's a bit inconvenient, as staff doesn't always answer the door promptly, and you may spend about five minutes in the ally waiting.

3. Wifi - internet access was spotty the whole trip. There were three networks, all worked a little some of the time. I think my room (#8) was probably far from the routers. Inconvenient for a business traveller.

4. Room - a few notes about the room. The shower has no light, so you have to shower in a rather dimly lit environment. Not a big deal, but kinda weird. The window curtains, although pooled not he floor, do not block out the morning sun if you plan to sleep in. The pillows are all memory foam. Not a complaint, just a comment. The staff must open the windows during the day, because I fought with mosquitos in the room most nights.

None of the issues were major, but worth knowing. Overall good hotel, but a few missteps.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about J & J Historic House Hotel

Address: Via di Mezzo 20, 50121, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Croce
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#98 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#143 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: £87 - £231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — J & J Historic House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming 4 star hotel located in the historical centre of Florence... wonderful buffet breakfast, Free Wi-Fi internet and a charming and accomodation staff are what awaits you at our wonderful hotel! ... more   less 
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