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Hotel L'Orologio
Ranked #42 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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“Charming Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

Walking distance from the Hotel and major sites, restaurants and shops. Of special interest to those who love watches and are collectors as the theme reflects the owners passion for watches. Helpful staff, well kept and well furnished rooms, well maintained bathrooms though not much of a view except those facing the square. Good spread on the breafast front which is served on the terrace restaurant.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

We loved this hotel. It was stylish and extremely comfortable. The staff were all so very helpful and friendly. The location was convenient as it was only a relatively short walk to the station and to the hop-on hop-off bus. There were quite a few restaurants located nearby too. Breakfast was absolutely excellent. Our room and bathroom were just gorgeous and if you love clocks it's a bonus. We had drinks each night sitting outside the hotel's bar and with our drinks we were given free bowls of crisps, nuts, olives and caperberries. It was a real treat to discover how well caperberries go with a campari and soda.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

This is a great little hotel, one of the 6 WTB (Why the Best?) hotels in Florence. It's a particular treat if you like watches and clocks as there are great touches everywhere that reflect the passion of the owner for timepieces. Each room is named after and has photos of a Rolex, Patek Phillippe or Vacheron Constantin watch. There is memorabilia all around and the many other little gems you'll discover if you take the time to walk around. The rooms are lovely. The management is very nice and accommodating, and the location is perfect for walking around town. It's a short walk to the train station and also to the fairgrounds, if you are coming for a trade show. A nice breakfast is served upstairs each morning. Wifi is free and good.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Zagreb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

Our second visit to this hotel and it was just as good second time around. Great location, on walking distance from the heart of downtown , very well located for visiting the major sites .Very friendly front desk staff,efficient and helpful. Room was very clean,elegant, beautifully decorated not very large ,with NO view. Breakfast is on the 4th floor, providing an excellent view of the Cathedral S. Maria Novella.
Garage was too expensive.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

First-class hotel located right on the Piazza. Room was clean and very comfortable. Staff was extremely helpful. Lobby areas are absolutely beautiful and inviting. Dining hall is on the top floor with views of the Piazza. Walking distance to everything in Florence - a true oasis in the heart of the city.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012 via mobile

This is a beautiful hotel, the bedroom and bathroom was very luxurious. I loved the hotel lobby with the separate rooms where we relaxed also. The staff were helpful. The wifi was excellent in our room, very fast. The breakfast was nice, but was not too keen on the very yellow scrambled eggs and when I asked for poached eggs I was told it would cost me €10 which is very expensive and I personally think should of been included. Overall very pleased and would stay here again.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

This hotel is located only a couple of blocks from the train station and easy to get to. The rooms are elegantly furnished with hardwood floors and comfortable beds. The bathrooms are impeccably clean with nice showers and nice accessories. The rooms are on split levels with steps along the hallways and up to the dinning facility, so watch your step as you look at the clock art in the hallways and when you go to breakfast. There is a tasteful clock artwork theme throughout the hotel. The public spaces are rather intriguing with use of interesting lighting and decor. The dining facility on the top floor is gorgeous with views of St. Maria Novella, with an impressive continental breakfast served daily. There is also spa/gym facilities on the premises. While the room in which we stayed, as well as the ones in which our friends stayed were a bit dark, they have numerous cleverly designed lighting fixtures - which help compensate. The hotel is equidistant to Arno River, the Domo and the Uffizi Gallery, etc. - all a short walk away. The staff is courteous and competent. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel L'Orologio
Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 24, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel L'Orologio 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After a careful renovation, HOTEL OROLOGIO**** is a Luxury Contemporary Hotel situated in the heart of one of the most important squares of the historical center of Florence, walking distance from the magnificent artistic attractions in Florence.Completely renovated, the hotel has 49 rooms of various types, some of which offer a wonderful view on the city's main attractions: Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the Medici Chapels and the Dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria ... more   less 
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