JK Place Top luxury boutique hotel in Florence

96 top rated
  • JK Place

  • P. di Santa Maria Novella, 7-red Firenze (Florence) 50123 Italy (39) 055 2645181
reviewed by
Michael Martin Editorial Review Author
  • Who's Going:

    Stella McCartney, Michele Bonan, Monica Bellucci

  • Reason to Stay:

    Penthouse Suite, Lounge Bar, Stylish Interiors

  • Hotel Type:

    Luxury Boutique Hotel

  • Preferred Room:
    Penthouse with terrace
  • Special Features:
    Stylish Interiors, Celebrity Clientele, Small Hotel
  • Amenities:
    Lounge, Bar, Breakfast Room, City Center
  • In a secret corner of Firenze's Santa Maria Novella Piazza, known for its basilica and world-famous fragrance maker, JK Place occupies a humble frontage for its 20-room boutique hotel considered one of the chicest in the city. No buzzy valet nor tourist-clogged rotating doors, visitors arrive to a private entrance where met by in-house staff and taken into a series of private drawing rooms with glossy wainscoting and opulent marble fireplaces opposite exquisite design palette by Michele Bonan of zebra-skin ottomans, white-slip covered wingbacks and elegant sofa in gentlemanly striped-gray flannel suit fabric.
     
    Further inside JK Place, a wood-paneled library arranged in century's old books and last month's Ell Décor or AD is adorned with alabaster sculptures brought to a modern aesthetic with silvered sconces and abstract contemporary art. A charming breakfast room offers a home-like setting with period antiques and rustic lantern lighting for morning farm-to-table breakfasts. Later in the day, JK Lounge offers a clubhouse Italiano menu of panini and salads with hidden rarely-used lounge that is open to the public with its Fellini meets Saarinen décor. 

  • The Room:

    From the doubled mirrored doors that conceal the cozy elevator that connects the 20-or-so guests room of the JK Place, visitors enter a series of classic to suite-level accommodation located off arched hallways or an interior atrium. Entry-level room can make even the pickiest travelers happy with 15-foot ceilings that enwrap four-poster beds in front of walls strewn wit Roman-era sketching and mix of ebonized furnished that pops with chrome pulls or retro table lamp. Junior suites are bi-level spaces with parquet wood floors with 5-person sofa slip-covered in white with chocolate piping. Marble bathrooms arranged in chunky white porcelain fixtures with oversize chrome towel warmers come with a hefty arrangement of Santa Maria Novella toiletries you barely want to use so you can take home. Top-of-the-line penthouse and Master Room are two-level spaces lined in floor0to-ceiling windows from living to bathroom with rooftop garden overlooking the Duomo.

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