We chose this hotel for convenience, but had mixed feelings about how convenient it is. It’s located near the end of the main street of Avignon, which is about a mile long and runs from the central train station (SCNF, not TGV) and ends in the main square called Place de l'Horloge. The papal palace is about a block further from the square. Anything along that street is an easy walk. It just depends on whether you want to be closer to the train station or the square. You’re never far from either end. While the square is extremely convenient, it’s also extremely congested. There are better dining options on nearby streets. We were there in May and would not want to be there in summer, since it was already starting to get very crowded in that area. The hotels nearer the train station seemed less so.
The hotel room itself was clean, pleasant, and comfortable. It had a roomy bathroom with a deep tub. The view looked out on tiled roofs, so that was charming. However, there were no screens on the windows and the mosquitoes there can be daunting. I missed having a coffeemaker in the room. When we had virtually no water pressure in the shower one morning, the staff person didn’t offer any solution and his answer seemed to indicate that the plumbing was problematic. The front desk staff were pleasant, but in a distracted, not particularly helpful way. Pros and cons balanced out for me to an average rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Today, the Hotel de l'Horloge is a 4-star hotel with character. This beautiful 19th century stone building is in a prime location, with its doors opening directly onto the Place de l'Horloge in Avignon. From this base in the city's historic and touristic centre, you'll be able to enjoy an unforgettable break and the gentle elegance of the various rooms. Avignon and its rich and varied heritage awaits you: its legendary Bridge from where you'll be able to admire the panorama of the medieval town dominated by the Pope's Palace, and also the squares, museums, magnificent town houses, antique shops and galleries that will make your stay even more memorable. Also suitable for a business trip, the Hotel de l'Horloge offers One-Night Stopovers as well as a light, well-equipped meeting room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De l Horloge Hotel
- Hotel De l Horloge