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6 rooms from $96 per night

“A neighbourhood guesthouse offering an authentic feel of Florentine life; ancient tiled floors and shuttered windows mix with brightly coloured soft furnishings. Plenty of thoughtful touches - books to borrow, free cakes - and with a knock-out roof terrace.”

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“A neighbourhood guesthouse offering an authentic feel of Florentine life; ancient tiled floors and shuttered windows mix with brightly coloured soft furnishings. Plenty of thoughtful touches - books to borrow, free cakes - and with a knock-out roof terrace.”

Hotel Overview

“One of the best-value guesthouse’s in the city, Antica Dimora Johlea may be a 15-minute walk from the Duomo but it has a genuinely warm and friendly, Florentine welcome. On the third floor of a 19th-century residenza - and accessed by a miniscule lift - you step into a large reception hall, nicely cluttered with books and artwork, off which the six rooms lead. Lovely original features of tiled floors and shuttered windows mix with vintage wardrobes and bright-patterned, Indian bedcovers. Most beds are four-posters with colourful silk drapes while walls are hung with botanical prints or etchings of old Florence.
Breakfast - a neat selection of meats, cheeses, fruits and croissants - is served on the fourth floor in a small room that opens into the comfy and colourful sitting room. Throughout the day you can help yourself to cakes and hot drinks. But the real treat of this place is the roof terrace and its stunning views of the city’s landmarks; equally striking at night when they’re floodlit. Even if it’s chilly, wrap up warm and take your breakfast coffee up here, while at night it’s the perfect spot to enjoy an aperitivo before setting out for supper. The staff will recommend plenty of eating places within a five- to 10-minute walk
There’s a genuinely homely atmosphere; it feels like you’re living in the ‘real’ Florence as opposed to a touristy city.”

Recommended for
  • City Style
  • Luxury
  • Views
  • Romantic Break
  • Stunning rooms and unbeatable views.
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Towelling robes
  • Roof terrace
  • Airport transfer
  • In room DVD
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast is available.
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Wifi
  • Sitting Room
  • Suites
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Four poster beds

Activities

  • Learning
  • Academy Gallery.
  • Local markets
  • Sights nearby
  • Florence Botanical Gardens, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, San Lorenzo Church and Ponte Vecchio.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Close to nightlife

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6 rooms from $96 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • City Style
  • Luxury
  • Views
  • Romantic Break
  • Stunning rooms and unbeatable views.
Activities
  • Learning
  • Academy Gallery.
  • Local markets
  • Sights nearby
  • Florence Botanical Gardens, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, San Lorenzo Church and Ponte Vecchio.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Close to nightlife
Other highlights
  • Romantic
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast is available.
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Four poster beds
  • Boutique
  • Riverside
  • The Duomo is a ten minute walk away.
  • Traditional

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