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“Classy hotel right just minutes from the main attractions in Florence” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #20 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Classy hotel right just minutes from the main attractions in Florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We went here for our wedding anniversary.

Everything about Hotel L'Orologio is first class from the staff at the front desk to the corridor that you walk through to get to your hotel room, to the romantic feel of the actual room itself. The bathroom that we had was really nice and spacious and was almost the size of the bedroom itself. It had a rain shower and a handheld shower. The bathroom had a regal feel as it was mostly made of marble.

The breakfast is also pretty nice as you get a view of Santa Maria Novella square. We went to Florence in early March it was a really sunny weekend so you'll often see locals sitting in the square just basking in the sunshine.

The beds were soft and unlike most European hotel rooms, we actually had a Queen sized bed rather than 2 beds put together (this even happens at 4+ star hotels so we were greatly surprised).

Florence is generally a walkable city so we walked from the train station to the hotel and to other sites. The train station was about 5 minutes walk from this hotel which was really handy.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Oakville, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 8 days and found it to be very clean, comfortable and very strategically located near train and bus stations, restaurants, attractions. The breakfast room is bright and airy, the food is very good. Staff I was friendly and helpful.
The only negative is the bar tender who, when we stopped in for a drink in the evening, was so involved in a cell phone conversation that we had to call him 3 times to come and give us our bill!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This was a 4 night stay mainly for conference, and our 4th visit to this ever-busy city.

On the positive
1 Convenient for train, variety of restaurants and distance to main galleries ant the Cuomo.
2 Light and views from 4th floor breakfast room, and fair variety of food.
3 Standard room size fair, and clean.
4 Good bathroom and shower rose, but you might need care stepping over high bath side.
On the negative
1 Staff rather unhelpful. Several reception staff watched us struggle into foyer in rain with cases, trying to keep door open , but no help. Porter summoned only after checkin. Trying to get breakfast staff attention to get a coffee was always a challenge. Help for reserving a dinner table at a desired restaurant fell off their notice resulting in no booking except on next day reminder, and no table then available.
2 Noise of water, shower, toilets in rooms above very unpleasant through the night.
3 Temperature control in room poorly modifable, but heat could not be lessened by opening window because of noise in street below
We will look elsewhere next time.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We spent a couple weeks in Italy moving to the main cities, but for first we decided to stay in the city of art, Firenze where we enjoyed completely the time because the cultural atmosphere among friendly people who help any tourist moving through the city giving very important notices about where to spend our time. For the hotel we loved this one, we chosen looking on the other users recommendations, and we definitively had a very nice vacation. Funny funny funny people!! What a nice language they use!! Very surprising. Good experience for the first time.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for business. I would have given it five stars however they had an awful bartender who was very rude. He spent more time talking to his friend than serving us. Then a woman fell walking through the bar area and he laughed at her.
Other than that everything was wonderful.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Florence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We booked a Junior Suite which provided us with a very large, well-appointed bedroom and the largest hotel bathroom I've ever seen. Fantastic shower. The famous Duemo is just a ten minute walk away and the other sights are equally accessible by foot. Extremely clean and modern throughout, with the exception of the cranky TV in the otherwise magnificent suite.. The breakfast choice was somewhat limited but the quality of food was excellent. The bed and pillows were luxurious but our sleep was impaired by the airlessness of the room - with the air conditioning unresponsive to all our attempts to rectify this. Due to the formality of the staff on the desk, we elected not to seek their advice.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Westport, Connecticut, United States
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We got a family suite that overlooked the plaza and the Santa Maria Novella. Rooms are spacious clean, and room is turned down every night. The breakfast is one of the best with a great select of food choices with also beautiful views of the square. This hotel is a great location in Florence and walking distance to the train station as well. We really liked the heated floor in the bathrooms!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 461 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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