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Antica Dimora Johlea
Ranked #45 of 675 Florence B&B and Inns
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Flagstaff, AZ
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Our room was large and lovely, and the property is charming and well-decorated. The terrace has a marvelous view of the city, and we enjoyed the intimate feel of the sitting areas. The downside is that we felt as if we were either an irritation at worst or an inconvenience at best to the staff. For that reason, we do not recommend it. We hope they were just having a "bad week" but we aren't willing to try it again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Antica J, Proprietario at Antica Dimora Johlea, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear guests,
As owners and managers of the Antica Dimora Johlea, we would like to say a special thank you for your kind comments on Trip Advisor regarding the residence, but we are obviously most concerned having read your feedback regarding the level of attention you received. We were surprised and have not received feedback of this nature in the past and we would like to ask if you could kindly elaborate a little further for us and please kindly contact us for updating us. We very much hope that you will reconsider us and we are looking forward to have you again as our guests in the future and Best Regards,
The Owners
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Since this was my first trip I was unsure about the location of this B&B. Well after a recent 3 night stay I can say that I would definitely consider staying here again. From the main train station it was only a 15-20 minute walk with luggage (and without getting lost). It is far enough away from the main attractions/crowds that noise was not a factor. Also, with only 4 rooms, we did not have a problem with noise from other guests. Our room was of good size with 2 twin beds pushed together. The A/C worked well and the room was serviced daily.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Antica J, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Dimora Johlea, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
It's a big pleasure for us reading you wonderful comment!

We are so happy that you could enjoy so much your stay in Florence thanking also our accomodation. We assure you that this is the maximum prize in our work!

Therefore , hoping to see you soon again here, we send you now all the best from Florence, Best Regards, Sandra, Gordana and Michela
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The Antica Dimora Johlea is situated far enough from the crowds and yet easily accessible by foot from the centre of Firenze. Although the entrance to Antica Dimora Johlea is uninspiring, behind the doors there is a real gem of a B&B. We could not have asked for a warmer welcome. The terrace has wonderful views and, if the weather prevents one from being outside, the sitting area, which is very tastefully decorated, is very, very comfortable. We only stayed one night but will definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Antica J, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Dimora Johlea, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you very much for your kindness, we especially appreciated your nice words for the Terrace overlooking all Florence where in the summer and also before when there is a good weather the breakfast can be taken .Hoping to see you soon again in our beautiful Florence, have please our best regards, Sandra, Gordana and Michela
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Usually with a bed and breakfast there is always something missing or something you wish you had.. With Antica Dimora Johlea they have what you need. We showed up and they were ready and accommodating to our needs.. To tired travelers wanting to get some rest:)..Room was ready, beds were done up and Air Condition was on.. The shutters closed and made it pitch dark and comfortable to sleep. The sleeping arrangements could not be more conducive for getting good shut eye. Nice bathroom with a great set up in the bedroom of AC, TV, furniture,snacks, tea,etc.. My wife would wake up early and head up to the terrace and read or go up to the next level to the cozy breakfast/living room area to hang out and write in her journal.. peaceful and like being away from home but homey. We loved the location.. We were a couple of block from Duomo but still away from tourists central and we loved having some great local restaurants and also the bike rental shop around the corner which is A MUST if you are going around Florence. Been to Florence many times and have home in Umbria.. Have stayed in hi end hotels and other places.. this was by far our best experience and will be back. If you take a look at my frequency of hotels and travel, I very rarely give such high regards and remarks but this is just a warm, cozy and comfortable place.. Staff is helpful, rooms are up kept well, and they are looking to get you everything you need around the city to accommodate your stay and trip.. Try it out.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Antica J, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Dimora Johlea, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
we really enjoyed your detailled review, so first of all we send you a big thanks for your kindness giving us everywhere a very good review for Residenza Antica Dimora Johlea.

We are very happy when our Guests express their total appreciation! Your satisfaction is our main purpose and the best prize for all of us.

we are looking forward to see you again for your next visit in Florence and in the meanwhile we send you all our best regards, Sandra, Gordana and Michela.
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Lyon, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Beautiful bed and breakfast located just ten minutes walk from the historic center. Very warm welcome, the room faithful to the typical Italian charm, very cute little corner room.
Positive aspect: the beautiful terrace with 360 degrees on the roofs of Florence, nice for breakfast, or enjoy the sunset, just as we did, beautiful!
A B&B to recommend !

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Antica J, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Dimora Johlea, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
we are very happy you have good memories of your trip and that you enjoyed so much Florence and the beautiful terrace of Antica Dimora Johlea! Looking forward to have you again as our guests for your next Holiday in Florence, Best Regards Sandra, Gordana and Michela
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Surrey, UK
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This B & B was exactly what we were looking for in Florence - charming and full of character but also convenient for walking around the centre of Florence. The rooms are beautifully furnished and comfortable, and the roof terrace and small sitting room upstairs both lovely. We stayed in two rooms - one at the back of the building overlooking the courtyard, then a larger one at the front - this was more spacious but rather noisy at night - we got woken up a few times by street sweepers etc - so light sleepers would prefer a room at the back. Overall a lovely place to stay and we would definitely book again if we get the chance.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Antica J, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Dimora Johlea, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
thank you very, very much for your kind comment which generously describe our Residence Antica Dimora Johlea and its convenient location in the city.
We are sending our best regards from our wonderful city and we are looking forward to have you again as our guests,Best regards Sandra, Gordana and Michela
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2013

This was such a lovely comforting place to stay. The roof terrace was a big bonus, especially as we were blessed with such lovely weather in April. Would highly recommend it - reasonably priced and within easy access of all the sights - including the great restaurant up the road.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Antica J, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Dimora Johlea, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
we really thanks you for your wonderful review which gives a beautiful description of our accommodation and terrace overlooking to the Duomo.
It was a great pleasure having you here with us and we are very happy that you enjoyed a lot your stay in Florence and we hope to see you again soon!
Best Regards Sandra, Gordana e Michela
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Property: Antica Dimora Johlea
Address: Via San Gallo 80, 50129, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Marco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 675 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Antica Dimora Johlea 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harmonious, elegant, and full of light, this Florentine residence is situated on the top floor of a beautiful 19th-century palazzo. The rooms, all uniquely designed and decorated, have walls in soft hues of natural earth and mineral pigments. The curtains and the canopies of the four-poster beds are made out of precious oriental silk, while pure linen from Florence's renowned, artisan fabric manufacturer, Antica Tessitoria Busatti, is used to decorate the breakfast hall and living rooms. The bathrooms are done in Carrara marble or in hand-painted tiles. Perhaps the nicest surprise, however, is the rooftop terrace, from which you will be able to admire Brunelleschi's dome, Giotto's bell tower, the crenellated silhouette of Palazzo Vecchio, and the magnificent bird's eye view of Florence's historic center. ... more   less 
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