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“Great location, attentive service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel L'Orologio

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Hotel L'Orologio
Ranked #44 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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“Great location, attentive service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Second visit to Florence and this hotel was a winning choice. Excellent location, particularly if you arrive by train as it is an easy 10-15 walk from station. Not sure if this is now a daily standard, but square directly across from hotel was filled with local vendors and seating areas, great place to just sip wine and people watch. Short walk to many Florence attractions. Desk personnel were extremely friendly and helpful, getting us reservations at 2 highly rated restaurants on our list. Rooms are nice, clean although small which is typical of many european hotels. Would absolutely stay here again. Comments about breakfast needing improving are puzzling; lots of options in a beautiful dining space...and it's included in room rate, what's the complaint??? Highly recommend in Florence.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

After 2 nights at this hotel, I didn't want to leave! The location is fantastic! Everything is within walking distance, including some great shopping! You exited your hotel right into the square where there were great places to eat and just enjoy the scenery. Also, the train station and bus station are less than a 5 minute walk from here. The room was spacious and the bathroom huge! The morning breakfast was good, with a variety of foods including lots of different breads and cereals. The staff were friendly and helpful at our request!
I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting florence!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Groton, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

This hotel is top notch in every way. The location is ideal and the hotel is gorgeous. Although hard to find and difficult to get too, the car service is wonderful and definitely worth the money. The common rooms in the hotel are beautiful and the bar is well appointed. The only complaints we have are the rooms are quite dark (although may be expected from a "masculine" aligned hotel), and the front desk staff were not particularly pleasant or available.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Modimolle (Nylstroom), South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Very well located hotel close to all the attractions in Florence. We travelled by rail and it is within comfortable walking distance from the station. The rooms were well appointed but could do with more lighting as the bedside lamps and table lamp did not give sufficient light at night. The WiFi system is not great as it keeps disconnecting every 30 minutes.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia
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67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for two nights en-route to Cortona and we absolutely loved this hotel, the location was fantastic overlooking Piazza Santa Maria Novella and very close to the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and many other historic sights in what is a very beautiful city. I have always wanted to visit Florence and this hotel fully served the purpose, staff were great, helpful and friendly, room was large and very comfortable, all in all a very pleasant hotel. We would definitely return, thoroughly loved it..

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

I had a pleasure to stay at this hotel 7 times during last 8 years,all visits were on business,with a hidden leisure agenda.
Location of this hotel is fabulous,as it ovelooks Piazza Santa Maria di Novella,with its church and monument.Railway station is no more,that 5 minutes walk,hotel has a valet service and the garage will arrange the permit to enter trafic restricted zone(no jokes,police will find offenders,even in far away countries,as this brings revenues).
The front desk staff was everytime very professional,kind and helpful,just as it could be expected at such an establishment.
Tho hotel theme is time and watches and this is visible everywhere,artefacts,books and catalogues devoted to the above are well displayed.The ground floor communal area,well appointed,cosy and comfortable, invites to sit and contemplate,bar is well stocked and open(which is not a rule in Italian hotels).
Rooms are comfortable,clean and well appointed/equipped.
Breakfast room is very modern and with good view of the piazza,breakfast satisfactory,but standard hotel fare.
Prices of stay can vary greatly,depending on events in Florence and resulting demand for accomodationb,Men's Fashion Week brings in quite a strange mix of fashionistas and prices out of the range.
Bathrooms are just fine,if not too large.
Summary : highly recommended,independent of season.
Note : very close to this hotel is quite unique museum ,devoted to the photography,visit highly recommended,especially for those ( as myself) interested in the subject

Room Tip: As at all hotels at the location,rooms with a piazza view are recommended,provided you are not enra...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

The position could not be better, the staff is very nice, prices fair and the hotel is simply excellent. It is the hotel to remember and the hotel to recommend. It is not easy to find what could be improved but at the end perhaps they could work on the breakfast as the choice could be wider.

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  • Stayed May 2014, 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 #44 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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