Gens Julia
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Gens Julia

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4.5
#10 of 111 B&Bs in Trieste
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Gens Julia Bed and breakfast is situated in the historic centre of Trieste, within walking distance of all its local touristic, artistic and cultural attractions. All rooms have modern comfort including air conditioning, TV, fresh towels regularly changed, and en-suite bathrooms. If requested, breakfast can be served in the kitchen, or can be had in the rooms, or on the kitchen's balcony. Children under three years are free.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Business
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, German, Italian, Slovenian

Location

Via San Michele 7, 34124, Trieste Italy
Name/address in local language
176Reviews5Q+A3Room tips

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J P wrote a review Oct 2011
Sierra Vista, Arizona
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My and husband and I spent 4 nights in this delightful B&B centrally located in Trieste. Davide was a gracious and helpful host who had a wonderful recommendation for dinner for those who appreciate fine seafood. The rooms were clean and the breakfasts were ample and filled with many choices. The only drawback for some might be the many steps to his third floor B&B but I must tell you the climb is worth it. I would highly recommend Gens Julia for anyone staying in Trieste.
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Date of stay: September 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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James Brooks wrote a review Mar 2018
Bologna, Italy
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Gens Julia was our outpost for a weekend getaway in Trieste. Its location and welcoming host was a great choice for us. We're glad we chose this B&B for out getaway.

Gens Julia offers comfortable rooms and a great, light breakfast to get you going and out the door in the morning. If you're looking for a more hearty breakfast, you don't need to walk too far to be at the historic square in less than five minutes. If you drive and need a place to park, our host offered garage parking next door for a very reasonable price. Of course, there is free, on-street parking, not far away as well.

My wife and I look for value on our trips and Gens Julia was a good deal for us. We will return. But there are a couple things that I see could be downsides for other travelers. First, it's 77 steps up and down to the B&B. If you have trouble with stairs OR carry a lot of luggage, this WILL be a hurdle. Our host helped with the baggage but you've been warned! We've stayed in older places with more stairs. But alas, as we get older, we're going to want to stay in places with fewer stairs.

My wife and I are usually up by 8 a.m. most weekends. That is sleeping late. But if you are a sleeper who likes to snooze beyond that time, you may be woken early by breakfast guests. The breakfast rooms are right outside the bedrooms and sound carries. Again, not a problem for us but something you should consider when choosing your weekend accommodations.

Gens Julia has a larger apartment for travelers of more than one couple. We will return with a college-aged son and mother. It's a nice place to stay and a great price.

Thank you Gens Julia for a great weekend in Trieste!
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Date of stay: March 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LengraMelbourne wrote a review Jul 2014
Melbourne, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We only stayed overnight but thoroughly enjoyed it. The only issue we had was that there is no proper signage to identify the property. The actual address is correct but when we drove down the narrow road we pulled over and walked to the front door but we were expecting a sign showing this was a B&B however having said that Davide appeared, introduced himself and moved his car for us to park. Davide is the perfect host and extremely helpful with directions to restaurants and suggestions on things to do. The 3 floor hike upstairs did not bother us as Davide carried our bags to our room that was very comfortable. All in all a very enjoyable stay. Breakfast was reasonable.
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Date of stay: July 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Guido M wrote a review Nov 2014
Munich, Germany
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It really bothered me a lot wether I should give a critic or not, but I guess I'd like to share the experience.

We had a room booked for the end of August. We arrived at Triest at about 21.00. Rang the bell as instructed and a man came to show us to our room. Without any further information/explanation he took us to another room-complex nearby.

We finally got a room, which had nothing with what we had booked (we were supposed to get a romantic room, with nice furniture, a balcony, etc.). A poor breakfast was in a Café 5-10 minutes by foot, the room was clean yet simple, to get an inetrnet connection we had to go to another building and on top of that, when I asked for an explanation the owner of the room we stayed in told me that I should be grateful that we got one in the same price.

All in all it was a pretty dump experience, also considering that this was my birthday gift to my friend.
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Date of stay: August 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ROBERT A wrote a review Sept 2019
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Host/Owner Davide was great, but to me the overall description of this as a true B&B is a stretch. I've stayed in many B&B's (some in Europe, including Italy)… all have offered a common area for guests (living room, parlor, library, etc.) and some sort of outdoor space (garden, patio, yard, etc.) This has neither, because it's really just a small apartment or flat in an apartment building that has been converted into a "B&B." It simply consists of three bedrooms (with their own baths), an office and a very small kitchen area, with a table for four. Our bedroom was a decent size for Italy and was neat and clean. The TV was the size of a computer monitor. The bed was very hard for me and the pillows were like bricks. You can hear other guests and doors opening and closing as clear as a bell as they came in and out, and we lacked the feeling of privacy... we did not get a good night sleep. The kitchen had a small balcony that overlooked rooftops and other apartment windows... nothing to see there. The small kitchen was not air conditioned and we were hot in the morning. Breakfast was a simple continental type; pastries, dry cereal, cold cuts, yogurt, coffee and juices - all squeezed in on the small table along with two other guests. The biggest letdowns were the building entrance -- felt like I was walking into a dungeon, and then the four flights of stairs (about 80 steps) which is rough to climb with luggage, and I'm pretty fit. This apartment may be fine for less discerning travelers, but for us, sorry to say it was a disappointment.
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Date of stay: September 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Be prepared for many steps/stairs
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AstroJunq wrote a review Jul 2016
Canada
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This B&B is located on the third floor of an "unmarked" apartment building without elevators. It is close to the historic city centre and other tourist sites, but it's in a very busy street, specially being uphill and so motorcycles are accelerating when passing through below the window.

The owner is very nice and makes an effort to improve the stay, helping with the luggage up the stairs, moving his car so we could park up front, and trying to solve the issues we had. Breakfast was served in the kitchen, and it was ok. The wi-fi was free, but very slow. They did not accept credit cards, which is always a downside.

The room itself was small, with an old TV set, and the shower wasn't fully properly working. One of our filters for booking a room was having an air conditioning, but ours didn't working at all. Because it was over 30ºC we had to keep our windows open to the noisy street, and even so it was very hot inside. Our sleep quality was really bad, which is the main concern when you are at a hotel.

Overall I can't recommend this property because our experience was not good. However, I believe it's possible for someone to go there and don't have most of the issues we encountered.
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Date of stay: June 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JustSwanning wrote a review Jul 2014
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Invisible from the street, this lovely B&B has 3 rooms sharing some common areas. Décor was lovely, classic old building with renovated premises, walking distance from the best of Trieste. Mara's little local restaurant was a highlight - ask David about it! I knew nothing about Trieste, and was just staying overnight - Now I wish I had made this a key part of my holiday!
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Date of stay: July 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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kazza808 wrote a review Apr 2012
Hertfordshire
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Gens Julia for two nights in April 2012. We were greeted by Davide the owner who welcomed us in and offered us a drink. We had the twin room which has it's own bathroom but this isn't ensuite but in the room right next door. It's in a great location, only about a 5 min walk from the main square and is situated in the older part of the town. It is on the third floor so you have to walk up a few steps so I'm glad we didn't have our young children with us. Breakfast is a continental breakfast served at a time that suited us. The whole place was very clean and our bathroom was newly built. Davide helped us out with a map of the local area and lent us a guide book. As our flight was a few hours after check out he asked us if we wanted to leave our bags there to save dragging them around and we happily accepted! Overall a lovely time had in a quaint b&b. Of note when I searched on trip advisor it said the rooms were fully booked so I sent Davide an email and found out there was a room available this way.
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Date of stay: April 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Ray T wrote a review Oct 2019
Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Trieste really isn't a fixture on the tourist trail just yet, so with a fairly baffling array of options, Gens Julia turned out to be a great choice.

It's located not far from the Piazza Unita, but it might be more straightforward in practice to reach it via Via De Cavana and Via Felice Venezian. Google maps will direct you up the steps via the Basilica San Silvestro, but this is a bit of a maze, and disorientating.
Davide and Frederica are great hosts, and Frederica in particular is especially proud and enthusiastic about her home town, so is a rich source of advice.
The room was comfortable and a decent size, but the bathroom was adjacent rather than en suite. This seems a common feature in many B+Bs advertised in the city, but it was exclusively for our use, not a shared one.
The breakfast was actually one of the better ones we had on this trip, with the typical selection of cold meats, pastries, and fruit, with proper coffee as you would expect in Trieste.
The one main criticism is that the rooms all adjoin a common kitchen area and the sound travels easily. So early risers seeking early breakfasts can be clearly heard in the rooms.
In addition there are quite a few steps to negotiate to the room, but Davide can help with bags. Moreover, they were very flexible about leaving luggage post checkout so that we could continue exploring before leaving.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Griet B wrote a review Jul 2017
Antwerp, Belgium
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was very nice and clean.
Breakfast was good and the host was very helpfull and friendly!
A lot of stairs but that is good for your health! ;-)
One suggestions would be to give the possibility to pay with an app on smarthpone or on beforehand.
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Date of stay: June 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from davideF6036KB
Trieste, Italy1 contribution1 helpful vote
BUONASERA, mi dispiace, non ho disponibilità. Cordiali Saluti Davide
Answer from davideF6036KB
Trieste, Italy1 contribution1 helpful vote
Buongiorno, Mi dispiace, non ho disponibilità. Cordiali Saluti
matipolda asked a question Apr 2017
Piacenza, Italy13 contributions9 helpful votes
Un chiarimento, bagno privato esterno si intende non in camera ???!! Grazie
Answer from davideF6036KB
Trieste, Italy1 contribution1 helpful vote
Si, esatto, ad uso proprio della camera.
Answer from davideF6036KB
Trieste, Italy1 contribution1 helpful vote
Salve, Si abbiamo 3 camera, eventualmente un altra struttura con cui collaboriamo. Cordiali Saluti Davide
Answer from Marco S
Imola, Italy7 contributions8 helpful votes
purtroppo non vi posso essere di aiuto, dovete contattare direttamente il titolare della struttura, comunque credo che abbia la possibilità di accogliervi secondo i vostri gusti,scusate per il ritardo nella risposta.Andateci perché non ve ne pentirete...
ROBERT A wrote a tip Sept 2019
20 contributions56 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared for many steps/stairs"
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PeterK K wrote a tip Sept 2013
Cooma10 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms are all good, the triple glass windows shut out almost all noise and as the B&B is in a small side street, there is little traffic anyway"
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Skye21 wrote a tip Sept 2013
Rhinebeck, New York67 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms seemed very nice."
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PRICE RANGE
€70 - €114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyFriuli Venezia GiuliaProvince of TriesteTrieste
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gens Julia
Which popular attractions are close to Gens Julia?
Nearby attractions include Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia (0.4 km), Museo Revoltella (0.4 km), and Cattedrale di San Giusto Martire (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gens Julia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Gens Julia?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Gens Julia?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gens Julia?
Yes, free public parking nearby, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gens Julia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gelato Marco, Ristorante Navigando, and Biancospino Ristorante.
Is Gens Julia located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Trieste.
Are pets allowed at Gens Julia?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gens Julia?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Slovenian.
Are there any historical sites close to Gens Julia?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historical Museum of the Miramare Castle (7.5 km), Faro della Vittoria (3.3 km), and Muggia (4.7 km).
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