Stunning rooftop views
Delicious restaurant and bar
Sits on Piazza Santa Maria Novella
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability)
Inspired by the philosophy of personal service and creating a luxurious home away from home, well-known architect Michele Bonan created J.K. Place - the first boutique hotel in Florence. Traditional architecture is artfully combined with contemporary decor, whilst the personality and craftsmanship of local traditions have been carefully maintained.
Set on the square of Santa Maria Novella in the heart of the city - the hotel's rooftop offers wonderful views over the square's beautiful Gothic church by the same name. You can relax with a glass of wine or enjoy a post-theatre dinner at the hotel's sophisticated bar and restaurant - the J.K. Lounge - or head out onto the candlelit terrace for a nightcap before bed.
This hotel offers the perfect bolthole for a weekend city escape. The staff and brilliant Manager, Claudio, go out of their way to ensure you have a great stay and, as a result, people have a tendency to just keep coming back.
The architect behind JK Place – Michele Bonan - wanted to create not so much a hotel but more of a home away from home – giving the experience of visiting friends in Florence. The human touch is very important to us – our guests are not just a room number and we treat them each personally, calling them by name and talking to them to understand what they would like from their stay. At JK Place, we have about 35 staff and most of them are concierges because they love Florence, they all know the city and the best restaurants and shops – so you can stop Andrea or Matteo and they will happily help you to discover new restaurants and places and call ahead to book for you. Condé Nast Traveller called us tailors of hospitality, which I really love.
- Claudio Meli, General Manager
Located in the heart of downtown Florence, the city is at your fingertips. Claudio and his team can help with any enquiries and will happily point you towards the best sights, restaurants and experiences - ensuring you are well cared for both at and outside the hotel.
For those who want some pampering, the Olimpo Spa is just two minutes from this luxury hotel and use of the steam room is complimentary for guests.
During December, the Christmas market in Piazza Santa Croce is less than a 15 minute walk from J.K. Place. We'd highly recommend taking a peek at the 'presepe' (nativity scenes) in the churches along the way.
J.K. Lounge is the hotel's sophisticated bar and restaurant, perfect for a glass of wine and dinner after a day spent exploring Florence. Alternatively, have a romantic drink in the warm light of the Pink Room or out on the terrace.
The restaurant serves innovative contemporary dishes and traditional cuisine. On Sundays, you can enjoy a leisurely brunch with a generous buffet of handmade cakes, tarts, cheese, meats, cereals, salads, a hot dish to order and freshly-baked bread.
Breakfast is served downstairs in a lovely light-filled room and whilst you can start your day with the usual selection of tea, coffee and juices, the bloody mary's and bellini's are exceptional!
Piazza Santa Maria Novella 7, Florence 50123, Italy
Santa Maria Novella train station is a 5 minute walk from the hotel (500m)
From Highway A1 (from Rome or Milan) and from Motorway S2 from Siena:
Exit at Firenze Impruneta and follow directions for “Firenze Centro” taking Via Senese. You will pass through a town called Galluzzo and after passing a number of petrol stations on the left-hand side, you will arrive at a little village. At the traffic lights, turn right onto Via del Gelsomino and continue on until the second set of traffic lights. Here turn left onto Via del Poggio Imperiale and follow the road downhill to Porta Romana. Take a right through Porta Romana continue all the way along Via Romana in the direction of Via Maggio until you arrive at the bridge of Ponte Santa Trinita. Before you reach the bridge, turn left onto Lungarno Guicciardini and then cross the first bridge on your right Ponte alla Carraia. Once on the other side of the river in Piazza Goldoni, turn left onto Borgo Ognissanti and then take the second right onto Via del Porcellana. Turn right onto Via della Scala and after a few metres you will find Santa Maria Novella square on your left. J.K. Place is on the right hand side of the square at number 7.
Florence airport is a 20 minute drive from the hotel (6.4km)
Pisa airport is a 1 hour drive from the hotel (80km)
J.K. Place Florence has 20 stunning rooms including 3 master rooms (number 1 is our personal favourite), 1 penthouse suite and 5 junior suites - all individually designed in muted tones and filled with the wonderful smell of lillies and roses.
A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required at the time of booking for stays of 3 or more nights and for multiple reservations.
Cancellation fee is only the deposit of 30% if cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival.
Cancellation fee is 50% of the stay if cancelled between 9 and 6 days before the arrival.
Cancellation fee is 100% of the stay is cancelled less than 6 days before arrival.
100% of the stay will be charged in the case of a no-show or shortening of the stay after check-in.
Please note that the hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize your credit card for the entire stay.
Would you please note that we can accept cancellations only if notified by a written notice.
Please note that during the Pitti Fashion week we accept only minimum 4 nights stay.
Check-in time: 16:00
Check-out time: 12:00
Early check-in: no
Late check-out: no
No pets allowed. Fee is $0
Additional bed: €150 per night.
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Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.
If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.
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