JK Place Firenze
Travel Blogs from Florence
... to keep my hand steady as the bells of one church finished and another started!
I thought I could go through Villa Bardini into the Boboli Gardens, and the signs seemed to indicate that, but I never could find my way. So I ended up leaving from the same place that I entered and then since by now it was close enough to lunch time, I picked up some pizza-by-the-slice from a shop close to the apartment, brought it back to eat, and rested for a while.
... that I had gone to back in September with Eilene and Jim, the couple from Scotland. In this department store, you take the elevator to the 5th floor and then walk up the stairs through the café and up to the roof. There are several tables, some with umbrellas for shade, and of course that incredible view of the Duomo.
It was busier today but I was able to get a table in the sun. Shortly after I ordered (a large water and a teeny tiny sandwich) ...
... clutching the stonework I shuffled my way around the top, looking at the view (which was astounding, if I had been less scared I probably would have appreciated it more) swapped cameras with another brit so I have a photo to prove I actually did it and went down after 20 or so minutes. So glad I forced myself, although this is a slight lie, if I had has the chance I would ran back down the stairs to solid ground, anyway, it really was brilliant and I ...
... Vatican is a process. Firstly, it's a country separate to Italy. So there are the famous Swiss guards and a security check. We were dropped off outside the 20 metre high walls and waltzed in past all the queues of people. We went through security and up the highest and longest escalator I've ever seen. At the top was a piazza with a view of the dome of St Peter in the background. We stopped there so Donatella could prepare us for the Vatican museum glimpse and the Sistern Chapel. ...
... someone else shared that excitement, because they took more than half of the water in the bottle! Whoever it was obviously has no respect for other people's things and doesn’t care about anyone other than themselves. We were not happy. Yes, it is a communal fridge but things are labelled. If your name is not on it, then don’t touch it! Simple as that. Pricks.
We are glad to be getting to a B&B again for SIENA, a self contained apartment for Rome and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews JK Place Firenze Florence
J.K. Place is extremely intimate and cozy. Me and my husband spent two nights at this lavish property. We loved everything from the reception area, breakfast, rooftop terrace, ambiance, service and last but not least the staff. An added bonus is the complementary internet access in the lounge. J.K. Place was lit with candles at all times, at night the property was lit with even more candles which lent a warm glow and lovely scent. The rooms were very sleek & elegant. The bed was the most comfortable bed in all of Italy. The bathroom was absolutely gorgeous and spacious compared to other hotels in Italy. J.K. Place has been by far one of the most memorable hotel stays for us.
We just returned from a stay at JK Place (August 2004) and agree wholeheartedly with the rave reviews seen here.
The Best Service Ever!!
J.K. Place was the most unexpected pleasure of our trip to Italy. From the moment we were received at the entrance until the moment we left, we were treated like royalty. My wife and I and my three children are very greatful for Cosmo, Claudio, Oli and the entire staff. They went out of their way to see to it that our children were comfortable. The room (suite) was spectacular. Very clean and decorated better than any 4 star NY hotel that I have stayed at. Most importantly, very, very clean. Great bathrooms. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Florence. It is right in the middle of everything! Have fun.
EXCELLENT hotel experience!! You can't go wrong with JK Place.
We've travelled all over the place in Italy and stayed at various 5 star hotels, but we haven't come across anything like JK Place. The location, decor, service... everything was perfect. The best part of it all may be the staff. We've had our share of dealing with the "tourist treatment" in Italy, but we have simply never come across such friendly staff!! It's not difficult to find trendy, hip hotels... what's most difficult to find are staff that can make your vacation that much more special.
We stayed at JK Place in Sept 2003. I searched for hours to find a upscale place in Florence that did not cost a fortune. I stumbled across JK Place but could not find any reviews or information but took a chance based on the photos.
From the moment I emailed the hotel to book, the staff was wonderful! After we arrived, we realized our train tickets were incorrectly booked and the hotel corrected this (for a brief fee). We had some issues with the plumbing on our second night and the hotel upgraded us to the only room available, the master suite which was amazing.
I highly recommend this gem!!
The Place in Florence or Anywhere
Where should I begin?? This was my 2nd visit to my "home away from home". I have yet to find another place quite like the JK Place. Ori, Sabrina, Claudia and the rest of the staff are just marvelous!! The hotel is spectacular --- but the staff make it "Very Special". The community breakfast table make it possible, with great ease, to meet the other guests in the hotel. We chose to have the same junior suite as our prior visit. Our parents had the penthouse suite and enjoyed the views of the city. Thumbs up to JK Place!! There is no better place to stay!!
Felt like home
We had the opportunity to stay at this wonderful boutique hotel thanks to a phone call made on our behalf by the architect who designed the hotel, who's currently designing our house in Tuscany. I mention this because it's really because of Michele Bonan plus a wonderful staff that make this hotel a real gem. Minutes after our arrival, we were shown into a drawing room to enjoy prosecco to our hearts' content.
Before turning in for the evening, I chose a couple of DVD's, rent-free, to bring up to our room. The room was beautiful, the bed comfortable, the pillows the perfect softness, the bathroom a delight and I just can't emphasize enough how great our experience was.
Elegance, Service, One of the Very Best
Just returned from Firenze and the JK Place Hotel. I don't want tell a soul about this wonderful, elegant, small hotel and yet I want everyone to know about it. Beautiful "tailored" rooms are second only to the remarkably capable, friendly, professional and always available staff.
A true find for the discerning traveler. Not an average hotel by any stretch of the imagination. If there were 6 stars I would give them all 6.
The Best Boutique Hotel in Florence!
This hotel makes you not want to ever leave. The decor is divine, but more than anything the service is impeccable. Ori and his staff go the extra mile to make every request fulfilled. I have recommended this hotel to all of my friends who want to have a chic, hip,but very cozy experience.
For those who enjoy to be pampered
went to stay at Jk Place this summer with my partner. After an exhausting trip from Bangkok and after a couple of months of hard work.
We found that this is truly a haven for people who understand design and to pamper one needs. The service was attentive, but without being intrusive. A truly gem and the people working there are also very friendly and goodlooking too!