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.
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Let's start with the positives. How is it not food for the soul for any romantic to say you are in a 400ish year old convent, converted to a to a hotel for your first trip to Florence.
This was one of the things that caught my wife and I with this hotel. Upon arriving it is an amazing sight, beautiful old stone walls and murials. When we got our room it was alot bigger than expected. So that is all good. Now however there has to be more warnings about moving around here, because of the age of the building there is alot of stairs including to the bathroom in given rooms, now I'm in my 30s and ok but my grandmother might have had quite a few issues here.
The amenities are well outdated at best including old TVs, internet speeds I last saw around Y2K, minibar Prices that look like you are in the Nordics not Italy and no international TV channels we could find.
The breakfast is far below a standard I would expect for the price of the hotel as well.
Overall I would say this is below what I would expect for the price comparing to other places in Italy or the region, however major pluses for the aura of the hotel
Wonderful. Three females and we could not have felt more welcome, safer, and in better hands. To come "home" after a long day and have Patrick waiting with a glass of wine for us. Nothing better. Cannot wait to go back. Rooms were just lovely, location was perfect for walking, and after the crowds so nice to have a quiet space in the beautiful little courtyard.
This hotel was first a convent built in the 16th century, but there is nothing austere about it. It is beautifully decorated and the staff is extremely friendly. If you go, eat at Natalino’s nearby. You won’t be disappointed.
Beautiful boutique hotel, wonderfully furnished and decorated to a high standard, keeping the history of the building. Relaxing, peaceful courtyard with lots of greenery. Spacious comfortable room with lots of space. Nice breakfast and located in quiet street but very central. Courteous staff always willing to help. Great hotel all round.
Super friendly place with beautiful rooms, very helpful staff in a peaceful location. Charming courtyard to have beakfast or aperitivo. All the sights can easily be reached on foot. I'll definitely will come back soon.