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Hotel L'Orologio
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Santa Maria Novella 24, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #24 of 460 Hotels in Florence
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Long Island, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Great Hotel, Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

A short walk from the Station, the hotel is well located as to all the museums and the downtown area. The rooms are clean and modern, our suite had a terrace looking out over the Duomo. Clean, staff very attentive and friendly. Public rooms very beautiful. Worth the price and would go back. Breakfast was very good with lots of choices and located in a nice room with a great view of the City.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

=Accommodation: A double-bed room w/ writing desk connected to a large bathroom (with bathtub) the size of the Baths of Caracalla, and similarly marble-faced, by a corridor "hall". Not your average hotel room indeed, making it appear more like a mini-apartment.
=Location: Excellent for both railway, bus and airport (via bus) connections without having to trudge through the city center to your hotel. Everything in the city yet within walking distance. The Piazza SMN with a choice of food in stalls immediately outside the front door.
=Other: The breakfast room atop the hotel overlooks the city and the SM Novella. Room service available.
=Personnel: Friendly and professional.
=Verdict: Not the cheapest of accommodations even by Firenze's standards, but for the location and experience well recommended.

Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The rooms are spacious, Gabriele v.helpful at the front desk. The hotel L'Orologio is very nicely located. minutes walk from the main attractions we wanted. Rooms beautifully decorated and the staff really nice and helpful. we were delighted with our room and the public rooms of the hotel. The rooms were spacious, extremely clean and well appointed. Breakfast was Delightful. We stayed at this hotel for a week on our honeymoon.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The rooms are spacious and modern. Samuele and Silvia were very helpful at the front desk (Silvia even managed to get the techician to move the router so my husband could get decent wifi in our room), but if you ask Gabriele for a restaurant recommendation and he suggests Buca Mario, don't fall for it - that place is a total tourist trap!!!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The hotel L'Orologio is very nicely located. In five minutes walk we reached the main attractions we wanted to visit. Breakfast was good and rich. Rooms beautifully decorated and the staff really nice and helpful. What I did not like was the small gym and that the free wi-fi was sometimes problematic in my room. Probably they could take care of that which is important for a traveller nowadays.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hanahan, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Hotel L'Orologio was, by far, the best hotel we stayed in during our 12 day trip through Italy. The rooms were spacious, extremely clean and well appointed. The front desk staff was extremely accommodating, checking us in early and even calling the train station and a travel agent to try to fix our problematic train tickets-- Stefania, in particular, was a great help! The thoughtful touches (slippers set out each evening), upscale atmosphere, and warmly welcoming staff made our stay absolutely lovely. Breakfast each morning included plentiful choices of meats, pastries, cheeses, and much more. We loved our cappuccinos each morning! When we return to Florence, we will definitely stay at the L'Orologio and I can't wait!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 24, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 460 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel L'Orologio 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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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