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Florence Hotels

J&J

Pros

  • Large rooms

Cons

  • One flight of steep stairs to get to rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas only, for an hourly fee

Updated 12/04/2013

Fodor's Review

On a quiet street within walking distance of the sights sits this unusual hotel, a converted 16th-century convent. The large, suitelike rooms are ideal for honeymooners, families, and small groups of friends; some are on two levels, and many are arranged around a central courtyard. Pale travertine tiles used to refit some bathrooms provide a pleasing, ultramodern contrast to more traditional furnishings. Smaller rooms are more intimate, and some open onto a little shared courtyard. The gracious owners enjoy chatting in the light and airy lounge; breakfast is served in a glassed-in Renaissance loggia or in the central courtyard.

Hotel Information

Address:

Via di Mezzo 20, Florence, 50121, Italy

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Phone:

055-26312

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 19 rooms, 7 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 12/04/2013

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By elaine

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Mar 6, 2010

J&J Review

The "steep" stairs mentioned in the Fodors review are not to be ignored. This historic building doesn't have an elevator, and the very LONG and very STEEP stairacase necessary to reach all rooms,is daunting, even to the young. Our room on the top floor was huge, and comfortable, though simple. The breakfast was pleasant, not sumptuous. The location is outstanding: quiet, but only a 15-minute walk to the Duomo. My opinion of the hotel is that

it is overpriced for what it offers. Our stay was pleasant and I have no complaints, but with no elevator and a moderate level of service and other amenities, I think one can either spend less and get an elevator and equally-pleasant accommodations, or, spend a little more and get many more amenities.

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By lisa

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Dec 30, 2004

great find

we had a great experience at the J&J. when we arrived we were taken to an amazing suite, I realized that it wasn't the room we had reserved. I was then informed that someone had smoked a pipe in our original room the day before, and they felt it was still stuffy, so they upgraded us for the entire week to the most magnificent room. the staff helped us with museums and restaurants. it's a bit off the main path, but we were still able to walk to everything

we wanted. I would defiantly recommend the JJ to anyone who wants a unique "boutique" hotel.

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By Bilbo

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Nov 29, 2001

A beautifully restored former convent

My wife and I greatly enjoyed a romantic three night stay here a couple of years ago. The rooms open onto a romantic little stone courtyard that is also faced by a beautiful glassed in seating area. The hotel is intimate. Only exception is one of the concierges, who steered us to a very tired and old restaurant on the apparent supposition that we wanted something touristy.

By Frank

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Aug 21, 2001

No Longer A Nunnery

While tought to find at night ina car, J & J is out favorite place in Firenze. Wonderful breafast and unique rooms. Great place to escape the hoards while being centrally located. Staff is very friendly and anxious to serve. Did have a few mosquitos in our room in November--but a small inconvenience.

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