6 rooms from £118 per night
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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 hot drinks all day - and with a knock-out roof terrace. Great value too.”

“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 hot drinks all day - and with a knock-out roof terrace. Great value too.”

Hotel Review

One of the best-value guesthouses 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 at Antica Dimora Johlea; it feels like you’re living in the ‘real’ Florence as opposed to a touristy city.
Recommended for
  • Value chic
  • Beautifully adorned rooms with silk fabrics and four poster beds, from just €90 per night B&B.
  • Views
  • Take your drink or coffee up to the roof terrace and enjoy spectacular city views.
  • Romantic Break
  • Stunning rooms and unbeatable views.
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Value chic
  • Beautifully adorned rooms with silk fabrics and four poster beds, from just €90 per night B&B.
  • Views
  • Take your drink or coffee up to the roof terrace and enjoy spectacular city views.
  • Romantic Break
  • Stunning rooms and unbeatable views.
  • Sights nearby
  • Florence Botanical Gardens, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, San Lorenzo Church and Ponte Vecchio.
  • Local markets
  • Close to nightlife
  • Designer Shopping
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast is available.
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Roof terrace
  • Quiet
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Four poster beds
  • Traditional
  • Boutique
  • B+B
  • Townhouse

Facilities

  • Views
  • Take your drink or coffee up to the roof terrace and enjoy spectacular city views.
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast is available.
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Wifi
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • In room DVD
  • Airport transfer
  • Roof terrace
  • Towelling robes
  • Air conditioning
  • Four poster beds
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Suites
  • Sitting Room

Activities

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

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