J And J Historic House Hotel
What We Love
- A historic, four-star hotel in the beautiful heart of Florence, with breakfast and a welcome drinkEmbracing la dolce vita with an Italian gelato or two
- Taking the short walk to the iconic Duomo to climb the 463 steps for an unrivaled view of Florence
- Enjoying the hotel’s original frescoes, artwork and antiques in the lounges and guestrooms
What To Know
- The hotel is on a very quiet side street, but only a few minutes from plenty of restaurants and shops and main attractions like the Duomo
- All of the rooms are laid out differently as the hotel is housed in a converted convent
- Free WiFi can be unreliable
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Madonna was right – Italians do it better. From its service to the style, The J and J is every Material Girl’s dream in Florence. A 16th-century convent turned four-star hotel, this historic building packs a lot in beneath its vaulted ceilings. Original artwork, frescoes and antiques sit alongside comfortable, contemporary furnishings in the 21 guestrooms, which celebrate the city’s rich past.
Kick-start the day with a steaming cup of strong espresso and a hearty breakfast, before setting off to take in the impressive Duomo, the Basilica of Sante Croce, the renowned leather market and the magical Ponte Vecchio, all easily accessible from this dreamy retreat.
Good to know
Some upstairs rooms are reached by a steep or spiral staircases. Those with mobility concerns may prefer to request a room on the ground floor.
The 21 guestrooms of this 16th-century Florentine convent are individually decorated, but all are elegant and thoroughly relaxing. Old and new marry in these modern abodes, which are filled with antique furniture, original frescoes and artwork.
Set yourself up for a full day of sightseeing with the hotel’s hearty buffet breakfast, which can be enjoyed al fresco in the courtyard when the weather permits. Continental and cooked options are available, as well as the hotel’s renowned Italian coffee. Room service is also available during limited hours.
The hotel’s Via di Mezzo location provides an oasis of calm just minutes from the popular tourist trail. If you decide to follow the crowds, you’ll uncover the Duomo, Basilica of Sante Croce, River Arno and Sinagoga just a short walk away. For transfers, the central Santa Maria Novella train station is a few minutes from the hotel.
How to Get There
Loved, loved, loved this cozy,chic hotel. It’s the perfect size, intimate. Staff will know you the second day. Service outstanding, everyone was focused on pleasing the customers. They also give you good recommendations for dinner within walking distance that are non-touristy. I will definitely stay again.
J and J is a wonderful place.... It has a very historic feel. the staff are very kind and helpful, and the breakfast is good. I guess I ought to warn anyone with mobility issues that some of the rooms are quite hard to get to. Ours was on the third floor, and the stairs were very steep. We did get help with our baggage, and actually enjoyed being up in our 'eyrie'... but, be warned if you have any difficulties - ask for a low floor! Overall, I recommend this place very highly. Our room was huge, with a bath, and a separate bathroom with shower. We also had a balcony. If you are looking for something new and shiny, this might not be for you, but if you enjoy the genuine atmosphere of ancient/medieval/renaissance Florence, you will love this experience.
Booking online from hotel website was easy and very good value for the facilities they provide. The hotel is in a very good & quiet location, yet within very easy walking distance of all the major sights, as well as many excellent places to eat that are good value and mostly non-touristy. We had a very comfortable room on the first floor with plenty of space & good facilities. The staff were all very friendly & helpful & ground floor spaces were attractive & comfortable. Breakfast was okay and we would have been happy to pay a bit extra, for more choices. We were able to buy bottled water very cheaply at a nearby local supermarket.
We only stayed here for 1 night, but would have liked to stay a bit longer. Very friendly and helpful staff. The hotel is located very near the heart of the city centre. The rooms were very nice and the bed was comfortable.
We booked a suite at the hotel and it was amazing. Painted ceilings, huge room, beautiful bathroom. Staff was great. Very nice breakfast and great location. I would definitely recommend staying here and I’m sure I’ll be back to stay here the next time I’m in Florence.