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Hotel James Joyce

Via Dei Cavazzeni 7 Via Punta Del Forno, 5, 34121, Trieste Italy
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#18 of 57 hotels in Trieste
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Hotel James Joyce welcomes you to the most historic district of Trieste, in the Cavana pedestrian area 250 metres from the main square Piazza Unita d'Italia. Trieste's Cruise Terminal and Congress Centre are also nearby. Built in 1770, this is one of the most characteristic hotels in town. You have free Wi-Fi access in common areas, and a generous buffet breakfast is served daily. You are just a short walk from the major attractions and lots of typical restaurants; ask the hotel staff for their expert recommendations.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Street parking
Breakfast buffet
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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thomas w wrote a review 17 Oct
Cannaregio, Italy37 contributions13 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights in September. it's not a bad place, but rooms are small and basic - more of a two star hotel with four star prices. We stayed in the double on the top floor, supposedly their best room: small and stuffy. The air condition was switched off for the season; upon our complaint (the party noise from the small street below made it impossible to open the windows at night), the aircon was switched on by friendly staff, but made more noise than difference in temperature. personal comment: when we had to leave a day early due to a family issue, the greedy owner insisted on imposing a one night penalty, using a particularly idiotic argument, namely that his (own) website didn't allow him any flexibility on conditions. so, if you prefer genuine hospitality to profit maximization, take your business elsewhere, otherwise it's an OK place to overnight. 
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: all small, avoid windows on tiny front street if possible
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Katalin A wrote a review Jun 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Because of our broken car we had to extend our stay in town. Following our basic instincts we ended up here, in the most cheerful hostel I ever visited. Our small room is just suited with every possible expectations (spotlessly clean, fine design, historical center, etc., almost forgot: great breakfast), but the most suggestive and delightful element is the staff itself! Calmly helpful, full of heart - and a very, very fine sense of humor. Home is at home, but sometimes it can also be the James Joyce Hotel - thank you!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Michael Rowland-Hill wrote a review Aug 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom2 contributions5 helpful votes
Everything about our stay here was perfect. We received a warm, friendly greeting with advice about places to visit. Our room was quiet, modern and stylish, the bathroom a good size and spotlessly clean. It's located about two or three minutes walk from the main piazza in Trieste, so you can walk everywhere. The staff were all welcoming and polite. I would recommend it to anyone. In fact, it's almost worth going to Trieste just to stay here!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
DandyG wrote a review Dec 2019
Ankara, Turkey17 contributions22 helpful votes
This hotel has a fantastic location. The rooms were very clean, the staff were really friendly and super helpful with suggestions in town. The breakfast was amazing!! Would definitely recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Deb G wrote a review Aug 2019
Flint, United Kingdom56 contributions46 helpful votes
Comfy room, very clean. Nothing over fancy but all in good repair and clean. Breakfast had a good selection and coffee was made to order. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. Location very near to Piazza Unita and lots of nice places to eat close by.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$75 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyFriuli Venezia GiuliaProvince of TriesteTrieste
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel James Joyce
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel James Joyce?
Nearby attractions include Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia (0.4 km), Museo Revoltella (0.4 km), and Centrale Idrodinamica (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel James Joyce?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel James Joyce?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel James Joyce?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel James Joyce?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel James Joyce?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gelato Marco, Biancospino Ristorante, and Trattoria Nerodiseppia.
Is Hotel James Joyce located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Trieste.
Are pets allowed at Hotel James Joyce?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel James Joyce?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel James Joyce?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico (7.4 km), Faro della Vittoria (3.1 km), and Muggia (4.9 km).
Is Hotel James Joyce accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.