J.K Place Firenze - One of The Most Stylish Hotels in Europe
One luxurious boutique hotel that I was very excited to stay at was the J.K. Place Firenze. J.K. Place Firenze is ranked by U.S. News as one of the Best Hotels in Europe for 2019.
Before I visited Florence, I had seen this exquisite hotel in many prestigious news coverages, including Travel and Leisure, Elle, Conde Nast Traveller, Architectural Digest, etc. and since I have always wanted to someday visit as a die-hard interior design lover. This small and elegant hotel is tucked away on the corner of Piazza Santa Maria Novella. The Duomo is a five-minute walk away and the chic designer boutiques on Via Tournabuoni are also just a short walk away too.
This tall and elegant hotel was originally a town house that was then redesigned by internationally renowned Architect Michele Bonan ( the man behind Ferragmo’s Lungarno hotels). It’s a perfect combination of modern sophistication and old world charm. Instead of a traditional check in area, I was greeted by the friendly hotel stuff at their very exquisite library that has an extensive number of books available to Guests. Claudio Meli, the hotel’s General Manager, in his fine Italian suit jacket paired with a silk handkerchief, welcomed me with his rich knowledge of the very city he was born in. Every guest also receives a complimentary copy of his booklet, the “J.K. Essential Guide to Florence”.
The understated luxury townhouse has a total of 20 rooms spread over four floors. All rooms are designed with natural tones, wood floors and fire places. Since its opening in 2003, the strikingly beautiful interior has become a fashionable favorite. Hubby and I stayed at Room NO 12 which overlooks the expansive Piazza. It’s about 500 square feet and includes a cozy living area with a sofa, chairs, a fireplace, as well as a four poster bed fitted with high end Italian linens. The travertine all-marble bathroom is equipped with separate WCs, tubs, and showers.
Breakfast is a mix of “American – Tuscan “ buffet style. A vast assortment of home-made breads, cakes, yogurt and fresh fruit were available. You can also order French toast and delicious pancakes with maple syrup. The beautiful china dishes made the finest Italian coffee and tea assortments even more enjoyable.
After a full day of exploring the city, we had the most amazing dinner at J.K Lounge. A seductive and intimate atmosphere of the 50’s paired with an overall masculine tone and touches of modern photography works and iconic references to the 70’s filled the lounge, the signature work of Michele Bonan’s. Every dish was so scrumptious. The octopus lover and tiramisu cake were the best I ever had. Sitting in the comfortable white linen upholstered armchair with such exquisite surroundings, I felt like I was apart of a royal family. GM Claudio Meli and his staff provide the ultimate in personalized concierge service. No wonder the hotel has earned a 5 star guest rating on TripAdvisor. A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 714 have reviewed the J.K. Place Firenze, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.
J.K Place Firenze is not your average luxury hotel. It’s an understated luxurious life style, a once in a life time experience that you definitely need to try for yourself.
You can also catch room tours and more details about my stay at the J.K Place Firenze on my instagram story highlights titled “ Hotel Reviews”
Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 7
50123 Florence (Italy)
Tel. +39 055 26 45 181
Fax. +39 055 26 58 387
Thank you to the J.K Place Firenze for making our stay such a memorable and luxurious retreat!
(This is a sponsored post by J.K. Place Firenze, however all review and opinion are entirely my own.)