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“No incentive to stay elsewhere in Florence”
Review of Hotel L'Orologio

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Hotel L'Orologio
Ranked #49 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 January 2011

Absolutely loved this hotel for the price! It is a short walk to the train station (don't take a cab--it's not worth it) & within 10 minutes of premium shopping and a zillion restaurants. The piazza gets a little noisy at night, so I'd request a room facing a quieter street if you are there on a weekend.

The room & bathroom were lovely! Nice linens although the bed is firm (and I like soft mattresses). Really liked the Rolex theme throughout the hotel. Bathroom was quite spacious and came with toiletries with the hotel's signature scent (sandalwood, perhaps?).

Got a room rate around $150/night....which is an INCREDIBLE value for this caliber of hotel. Breakfast buffet was outstanding!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2011

Pros : Great location, walk to main rail station and easy walk to the classic Florence tourist sites. Beautiful decor in the hotel common areas, nicely furnished rooms. Nice breakfast bar but only until 10:30am
Cons : Dust and the heat. The temperature of the rooms is controlled at the front desk. This is just plain weird. The heat blew in our room non-stop. Even when we switched it off, it kept running. we tried 4 rooms hoping to find one with some kind of heat control. They finally put us in a two story suite to keep us quiet.
The suite was so dusty that you could scoop up big "dust bunnies" with your hands, like those tumbleweeds you see in Western movies. It took a call to the hotel owner to get the room cleaned properly. They then cleaned the stairs with furniture polish which made them so slick that my feet slipped out from under me and I fell flat on my back. The light bulbs in the rooms are such low wattage that when the sun goes down it's impossible to see anything. They are take energy control to extremes here. Looking for a fireworks display on New Years, the girl at the front desk said we should go down to the river for the "best view". Only thing is there are no public fireworks displays in Florence on New Years Eve. They do it on June 2nd (Republic Day, like our 4th of July) Lastly, the hotel bar was the only place in Florence I saw people smoking inside a building. Normally every bar and restaurant has crowds of people smoking outside.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2011

We loved this cozy boutique hotel in the center of Florence, although we only spent 2 nights there we loved every minute of it. The staff were really helpfull, breakfast was lovely and the bed was THE BEST we have ever slept in. We even asked for the name of the company to buy the same! They do not have parking in the hotel but they took to a parking slot nearby.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 December 2010

Elegant hotel in a central location. Just 5 minute walk from train station!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2010

We stayed at this wonderful hotel during our Thanksgiving trip to Toscana that started in Florence. We could not have picked a better hotel in Florence. The staff is incredible, the hotel exceeded our expectations above and beyond. After having walked all over Florence by foot, we realized that the choice of the hotel (location and quality wise) could not be better. As a side note, we normally stay at the Westins, that are usually very nice hotels, but can be quiet pricey in Europe (400 Euros +).

The hotel also had a wonderful buffet breakfast with great coffee and amazing views of Piazza Santa Maria Novella. Nothing beats that to start your morning in Florence.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2010

You can believe in all reviews! Great location, hotel in perfect shape, cozy rooms, and great bathrooms.
Overall it was a great experience and very good value for your money.
Nice bar to have drinks before dinner

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Eduardocmeira
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Reviewed 17 November 2010

I stayed at Hotel L'orologio for 12 days during the peak of the season in July and August. Breakfast is included with your stay. Service is a little slow but it saves times eating before site seeing. The hotel is brand new and they put a lot of money into its renovation. It is beautiful, clean and the location is near everything. When I return I will stay there again.
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  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank sbr729
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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 #49 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Price Range: £138 - £382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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