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J.K. Place Roma

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  • Why:My love's surprise birthday trip to Rome
  • When:January 2022
  • Who:@_bloodmoonmusic and I
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J.K. Place Roma In a quiet alley of Campo Marzio neighborhood, behind a humble (by Roman standards) 17 century facade, is resting a truly divine beauty, J.K. Place

In a quiet alley of Campo Marzio neighborhood, behind a humble (by Roman standards) 17 century facade, is resting a truly divine beauty, J.K. Place

J.K. Place Roma Entering the lobby you are greeted by a beautifully decorated space by Michele Bönan. Custom furniture, carpets and artwork inspire awe, yet in a homey way. And the mirrored door you see, that’s an elevator. A lux touch, Mr. Bönan

Entering the lobby you are greeted by a beautifully decorated space by Michele Bönan. Custom furniture, carpets and artwork inspire awe, yet in a homey way. And the mirrored door you see, that’s an elevator. A lux touch, Mr. Bönan

J.K. Place Roma Traveling off-season has its perks. We got upgraded to a spacious suite fit for a caesar. Massimo Listri picture hanging proud. And how beautiful is this wall colour? Please help me identify it

Traveling off-season has its perks. We got upgraded to a spacious suite fit for a caesar. Massimo Listri picture hanging proud. And how beautiful is this wall colour? Please help me identify it

J.K. Place Roma The hallway of the suite needs a moment. Rosewood panelling, light purple rug, white orchids and mirrors to bounce the moody light — is a sophistication in 4 square meters. Behind the mirror hides a spacious closet for two over-packers

The hallway of the suite needs a moment. Rosewood panelling, light purple rug, white orchids and mirrors to bounce the moody light — is a sophistication in 4 square meters. Behind the mirror hides a spacious closet for two over-packers

J.K. Place Roma Okay. I know, this is a very dork of me to show off. But guys! The curtains (everywhere!) are folded perfectly. I actually laid down next to them in gentle appreciation, but that was an embarrassing moment

Okay. I know, this is a very dork of me to show off. But guys! The curtains (everywhere!) are folded perfectly. I actually laid down next to them in gentle appreciation, but that was an embarrassing moment

J.K. Place Roma This is an image of a restful sleep. The rosewood bedposts and the headboard with heavy curtains elevate the simple to royal

This is an image of a restful sleep. The rosewood bedposts and the headboard with heavy curtains elevate the simple to royal

J.K. Place Roma Right, everything you see on this picture is Carrera marble. Besides the sink, but including my cold stone heart

Right, everything you see on this picture is Carrera marble. Besides the sink, but including my cold stone heart

J.K. Place Roma We came on an impromptu trip to Rome to celebrate Dougy. As we were having breakfast, doing some work and eyeballing the stunning restaurant, the staff came with a cake and a candle! Without me arranging it. That is next level attention to (passport) details! He felt so special!

We came on an impromptu trip to Rome to celebrate Dougy. As we were having breakfast, doing some work and eyeballing the stunning restaurant, the staff came with a cake and a candle! Without me arranging it. That is next level attention to (passport) details! He felt so special!

J.K. Place Roma Not even the hallways are boring here!

Not even the hallways are boring here!

J.K. Place Roma The bar was my favorite room. The dark thinly panelled wooden walls, glossy black table tops with the perfectly contrasting white couches lifted the darkness of the room. And of course, brutalist architecture images. Can take a girl out of Berlin...

The bar was my favorite room. The dark thinly panelled wooden walls, glossy black table tops with the perfectly contrasting white couches lifted the darkness of the room. And of course, brutalist architecture images. Can take a girl out of Berlin...

J.K. Place Roma The restaurant is a sign to behold. Serving chef Michele Ferrara's menu of classic but elevated brunch, Roman traditional dishes with a twist, afternoon tea with house baked sweets, aperitivo and nibbles… Basically, stay forever

The restaurant is a sign to behold. Serving chef Michele Ferrara's menu of classic but elevated brunch, Roman traditional dishes with a twist, afternoon tea with house baked sweets, aperitivo and nibbles… Basically, stay forever

J.K. Place Roma J.K. knows how to take and keep you in the shelter of calm, amidst picture books and fireplaces, away from the hustle and bustle of Roman streets, traffic and Italian commotion. It is, of course, why I go to Italy, but that’s also why I stay at J.K.

J.K. knows how to take and keep you in the shelter of calm, amidst picture books and fireplaces, away from the hustle and bustle of Roman streets, traffic and Italian commotion. It is, of course, why I go to Italy, but that’s also why I stay at J.K.

J.K. Place Roma Oh man... This was a stay for the books. J.K. Place, amore mio, 'till we meet again

Oh man... This was a stay for the books. J.K. Place, amore mio, 'till we meet again

Highs & Lows

  • The concierge. Impeccable knowledge and recommendations for epic, non-touristy eateries. Dougy and I are next level snobs, but when leaving J.K., I felt near helpless

  • Not a plastic bottle in sight. Also toiletries in refillable containers, no plastic miniatures

  • The possibilities for a tailored stay are endless. Babysitter? Done. A cooking class? How fun. Tours with private archeologists? Easy. In room massage? You deserve it. Organised picnic in the Roman ruins? Why didn’t you ask earlier? Sports or theatre tickets? Name the team. In room yoga class? Namaste

  • We felt so well taken care of. The lengths J.K. team went to make Dougy feel special for his birthday is near what a friend would do. From surprises, gifts left in the room and buckets of attention, we were both blown away. Next level

  • It's cheesy to say (where is Lactaid when you need one), but leaving was hard. The stay really impressed and moved us and settled deep in our hearts and memories

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Lifestyle Hotel

  • Vibe

    La Dolce Vita, Le Grande Bellezza, Tom Ford’s A Single Man and Don Draper all under one roof

  • Location

    In the historic center of Rome, minutes from the Trevi Fountain and The Spanish Steps

  • Rooms

    27, including 7 suites

  • Pre-Arrival Experience

    God bless off-season. Just getting a chance to review J.K. Place is already a win, not to mention an upgrade. Great service and hospitality started already at the "nice to e-meet you"

  • Future Forward

    Mostly single use plastic free. Not a plastic bottle in sight. Also toiletries in refillable containers, no plastic miniatures

  • Music

    Some oldies rock classics during breakfast. We sent them a nice playlist for the evening with Fela Kuti, Great Foat, Darkside and the likes

  • Year Opened

    2013

  • Designed By

    Michele Bönan

  • Health & Wellness

    No, but can arrange in room yoga, private trainer or massage. Alternatively The Spanish Stairs are 5 min walk away. Go, Rocky!

  • Food

    JKCafe, sophisticated fine dining following Italian tradition, with some international highlights by chef Michele Ferrara

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    JKBar. Like stepping into Tom Ford's A Single Man. Private wine tastings can be organized

  • Minibar & Retail

    Minibar is complimentary! (besides the fun stuff, the liquor), but obvs, just dial Reception

  • Accessibility

    Two of the rooms are equipped for disabled access

  • Pet Friendly

    Small pets up to 10kg are welcome in rooms for €80 a night. Bring your own food, and the bar and restaurant are pet-free

  • Children

    J.K. is better suited for adults, but under-13s can stay free in extra beds or cots. Older children are charged €180 a night. Babysitting is available for €30 an hour. Under-10s eat free at brunch, if accompanied by a paying adult

  • Price

    Not for faint hearted, starting at €600 low season

  • Tel.

    +39 06 982 634

  • Website

    Visit website

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