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“Great option for a basic B&B” 4 of 5 stars
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Residenza Johanna II
Via Cinque Giornate, 12, 50129 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #296 of 522 Florence B&B and Inns
Rio de Janeiro
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great option for a basic B&B”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Classic style B&B rather near F.S. Santa Maria Novella (10 min walking aprox). Cozy room with a nice bed and a large bathroom. Breakfast was basic but good enough. Staff eficient and helpful. Parking included (very important point for those travelling through Italy by car).

We'll certainly consider stay there again in our next time to Firenze

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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cinquegiornate, staff at Residenza Johanna II, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear guests from Brazil,

thank you very much for your nice comment about us. You liked the Residenza and for us it is the best compliment we can receive.
Thank you and maybe we'll see you again for another special stay.

Warm regards from Florence
Stéphanie
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Salvador, BA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Basic bb with nice decoration. Breakfast not that good, it requires improvement and more options by the room price. The mattres I took was quite old that the foam/springs were worn at the place guests used to lie down. It s around 15min walkinf from the town and few steps from the bus stop. Staff is eficient.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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cinquegiornate, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Residenza Johanna II, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
dear customer thanking her for sending her rencensione, as it is always helpful to know what our customers think of our small structure, even when they are positive, as far as the breakfast we will see how to improve it by making a few changes, with regard to the quest bed 'winter we change, we work to make your stay better every time I come to visit us and I sincerely hope that you will return to see how things have changed starting from your review, then a thank you from all the staff who is our value added in the residence graziea still and see you soon




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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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20 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This guesthouse is a good option if you are on a budget, everything is fine, but nothing outstanding. Room was fine, however they left very few towels. Breakfast was not so good, I must say. It was great to having a parking included as in Florence you mostly walk everywhere. Location is not perfect, but not bad if you like walking, I do! I would recommend for people on a budget that like some comfort.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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cinquegiornate, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Residenza Johanna II, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
the first thing I wanted to thank you that you have written a review, this allows us to continuously improve the service we give to our customers. with regard to the reception to ask for towels enough that it intended to put them in the room, about the breakfast we are improving and I hope that the next time you want to come and see us see how we take seriously the reviews of our customers thanks again




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Chania Town, Greece
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Small hotel with a classic style, near the center of town, with good service and with free parking. Also the bus stop is almost next door.

But the rooms have enough moisture, there is enough noise from the train and other rooms and the breakfast room is very small.

Room Tip: rooms in pack yard are more quieter
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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cinquegiornate, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Residenza Johanna II, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
I'm glad that your stay was to your liking, as regards moisture is a problem that we are trying to solve, but it is not easy because the residence is more than 100 years, and sometimes shows all his years, but i hope to solve this problem soon, for breakfast we will make some changes in order to renfere more pleasant stay, I sincerely hope to see you again at our hotel to make you see how the opinions of our customers are taken seriously thanks again and see you soon

michele and all staff
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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stayed 2 nights and found it pleasant enough but have to agree with Nigel that it was fairly plain and lighting a little too dim. It needs a little updating as its a bit tired but clean and comfortable. Our room on the ground floor made it impossible to have the double glazed windows open for security and noise level so we had to have the air con on which was a little tedious. The place is situated a fair way from the city centre so one needs to call a taxi or have a 20 minute walk to town. The staff were mostly friendly and helpful but are not living on the premises so any queries mean a phone call needs to be made to the manager.

Room Tip: Upstairs would mean that the windows can be open and not need to use air con.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed three nights recently at the Johanna II residence and found it very pleasant and good value. The room was fairly plain but very nice and the staff very helpful. It was just what we needed.

The Johanna II is further out from the center of Florence than many other B&Bs and hotels, but we didn't mind the 25 minute walk to the Duomo.

A few years ago we stayed in one of the other Johlea residences, the Antica Dimora Firenza, and found it more luxurious and closer in than the Johanna II. But it was also somewhat more expensive (though also very good value for what we got).

We will certainly use these one of these residences if we visit Florence again.

Room Tip: We had #7, a separate unit in the garden and liked the privacy and quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cinquegiornate, Responsabile reception at Residenza Johanna II, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Dear guests from Canada,

thank you very much for your kind review about us. It's a great pleasure to learn that you spent a nice stay in Residenza Johanna II and that you enjoyed our properties.

Thank you very much for having been our guests and we will be glad to have you another time here in Florence.

Warm regards,
Stéphanie
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London
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Very friendly and helpful staff, with excellent local recommendations. Spacious room which was very clean and comfortable with air conditioning and en suite. Plenty of choice for breakfast. Located about 15 minutes' walk away from the centre of Florence, on a peaceful street. Stayed for 6 nights, and would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cinquegiornate, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Residenza Johanna II, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Dear guests from London,

thank you so much for your nice words about us. We are more than happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay so much. Our priority is the well being of our guests and make their stay unforgettable. So, reading your review is a real satisfaction for us.

Thanks again and welcome in Residenza Johanna II for another special stay.
Kind regards from Stéphanie & staff
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Address: Via Cinque Giornate, 12, 50129 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #296 of 522 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Residence is in a delightful villa dating back to the turn-of-the-century. There is private parking in the garden. The soothing pastel tints of the walls and fabrics lend light and grace to these comfortable rooms. The main Santa Maria Novella railway station and the Trade Fair and Convention Centre of the Fortezza da Basso are ten minutes walk away. The Duomo and most turistic sites are a 15 minute walk. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Johanna Ii Hotel Florence

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