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Hotel James Joyce

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Darmstadt, Hesse
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013

We stayed at the James Joyce for one night in early August 2013 as a waystop coming from Croatia on our way to Bolzano. We had a great stay. The hotel staff, including the reception staff at the Urban Design hotel are super friendly. The rooms were nice and corresponded to the pictures posted online. There`s a little work to... More 

1 Thank Rorschach
president57, Proprietario at Hotel James Joyce, responded to this review

Dear Rorschach, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback following your stay with us at James Joyce hotel. I was glad to read that overall you enjoyed your stay and the location. I am again delighted that we met your expectations. May I also take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for your upcoming... More 

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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2013

Great little hotel in fantastic location. Every body was very helpful - from the receptionist in the Urban Hotel where we checked in - up to the handy man who helped us with the closed safe. Thank you, we will come back! Only litte downside - the walls are quite thin and the digital key makes a "hell of a... More 

1 Thank vogels-on-tour
president57, Proprietario at Hotel James Joyce, responded to this review

Dear vogels-on-tour, we are really pleased to read about your satisfying stay at James Joyce hotel! Thank you very much for your nice feedback! Sharing your comments with our staff will be a real pleasure! We are also glad that you did appreciate our strategic and suggestive location in the Old Town location, close to Stazione Marittima, the main monuments,... More 

Tartu, Estonia
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2012

great location. smallish but practical, stylish and clean room. wifi and air conditioning worked like promised. walls not the most sound-proof. breakfast is as good as it can be without a dedicated kitchen (i.e. no cooked meals). excellent coffee!

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London, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2012

We stayed here on a weekend away with friends. The position is great and we could walk to everything you wanted to see in Trieste and it is also only a couple of minutes from the main square and the sea. The welcome is a little low key as the hotel has no reception and you have to check in... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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815 reviews
145 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,414 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2011

We were in a room at the fifth floor, with the elevator reaching only the fourth. The room was small and not particularly comfortable and was not design at all, no matter what they write on their web... Service friendly and attentive, but a tad slow.

1 Thank apalmero
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2011

This rather basic place is okay, but with no reception service. To check in you have to go to the posh 'Design Hotel' opposite, where in our case at least, we felt we were regarded as second class compared to their regular business customers. We were given a dark room with soft beds. We were paying a lot (90E) per... More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2010

fantastic staff - in association with Urban Hotel design. Very good value option for Trieste. Staff provided helpful information about restaurants and other services e.g. dentist. Those wanting more upmarket accommodation could consider staying in the Urban Hotel Design adjacent; more recently removated building in more modern style, same lobby and reception etc.

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2010

I did spend the last night of an amazing holiday in this hotel - NEVER again! Location – very central (my only positive point) Cleanness 1) first check: dust everywhere in the bedroom plus weird smell 2) Second check: bathroom ; toilet not well cleaned and overall sense of dirty space Parking – they park it for you for 20€/dd... More 

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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2010

Stayed in the James Joyce for a long weekend with my wife. We chose it off Tripadvisor because of the reviews and because it offered wifi. However, I was disappointed. Rooms first: clean, nice furniture but my wife and I had to take turns to access wardrobe and floorspace. Then she opened the window of our second floor room and... More 

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north yorkshire, england
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324 reviews
132 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2009

Right in the centre of the old town of Trieste, convenient for eating, drinking, shopping and sightseeing. Delighted to find the rooms and bathrooms have been modernised and even include luxuries like a flat screen TV (we didn't have occasion to watch, however). Partner to the Urban Hotel opposite where reception (and sometimes breakfast) is located. Lovely to enter the... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Hotel James Joyce

Address: Via Dei Cavazzeni 7, 34121, Trieste, Italy
Region: Italy > Friuli Venezia Giulia > Province of Trieste > Trieste
Price Range: €67 - €113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel James Joyce 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Rooms on the street are noisier.”
 of 5 bubbles Yog-Sothoth, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“Not sure whether there are any distinctions. Our window was on an air shaft but I do not think that any rooms have a view.”
 of 5 bubbles 769richardlb, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We were in 501. Lift goes to four and a flight of windy steps takes you to 5. Views over roofs of Trieste! Maybe make sure curtains are closed as not sure whether or now it's overlooked but nevertheless, a pleasant room.”
 of 5 bubbles SueB976, 16 Jul 2014 | Read review
“check in at urban design hotel, lift only goes to fourth floor stair to floor five”
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“Don't stay in the flat in the square if you want any sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles Nigrainne, 15 Nov 2013 | Read review
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