Staying in boutique hotels, with their homey feeling and personal attention, can enhance one's travel experience. That is definitely true of staying at J.K. Place. The beautiful décor, central location (right on Piazza Santa Maria Novella in the historic center), intimate ambiance, excellent restaurant, and friendly, professional staff earned this boutique hotel a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 20 hotels list for 2012. The general manager wrote his own guide to Florence, which encourages travelers to get off the beaten path and to experience Florence's artisan heritage.
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The luxury Perfection in Florence
Suspended in the heart of Florence, J.K. Place is a luxurious and exquisite hotel. Situated in the beautiful plaza of Santa Maria Novella, that steals the name of one of the most famed churches in the city, it is loved by those who have the privilege to stay there.
Whoever appreciates its beautiful but modest exterior facade can’t imagine what lies on the inside. I can only describe it as pure and genuine elegance, synthesized with centuries of art!
As soon we arrive we are very well received by an employee that takes us to the reception and we are amazed to realize that the reception is actually a library! There is no front desk, no distance between us and the receptionist. Instead there’s a table full of books, as well as the surrounding walls, and lots of charm!
This boutique hotel is constituted by just 20 rooms, which praises the sensation that we are in a space of our own, intimate and with all the attentions directed to us.
Discovering all the paths of the J.K. Place is like walking through an art exhibition in a small museum, Louis XV and Charles X fireplaces, XVIII century prints in frames of gold leaf, XIX century statues, Art Deco furniture and XVIII century sculptures or Chinese furniture, among other treasures.
The J.K. Place is a space of elegance and intimacy that combines an atmosphere of the past as the same time that offers an excellent service in all the particularities.
Without a doubt one of the most charming hotels in Florence!