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“Charming hotel in a great location” 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 #19 of 461 Hotels in Florence
New Bern, North Carolina
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“Charming hotel in a great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I was spending one night in Florence before heading on to Siena. Hotel L'Orologio was a perfect way to spend that evening and it's charm, excellent service and well appointed room made me want to go back and spend more time. It is very well located on Piazza Santa Maria Novella...5 minutes to the train station and an easy walk to restaurants, shopping and some of the best sightseeing in Florence. Breakfast was delicious. I hope to stay in the Hotel L'Orologio again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stayed four nights in standard room which was beautifully decorated with large bathroom with shower. All modern appliances complete the feeling of luxury. Breakfast on the fourth floor affords wide selection in continental breakfast with great views over the Piazza. Furnishings in public areas are of the highest quality of design reflecting the theme of clocks throughout the hotel. Welcoming bar for pre-dinner drinks and at reasonable price .We would praise the reception staff who responded promptly and helpfully to pre-arrival email requests and were a font of excellent advice as regards Florence ,it's museums, churches and other sites . Piazza Santa Maria is only 5 minutes walk from the Duomo and indeed all of historical Florence is only a short walk away .One of the very finest hotels we have visited in Europe

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Great hotel in a very convenient location. First class customer service. Clean, sleek and QUIET rooms. Nice breakfast. The front desk staff was very helpful in providing recommendations for restaurants, in making reservations and helping with directions. We were only here for three nights and wish we were staying longer. If I return to Florence, I would definitely come back to the L'Orologio.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 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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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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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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 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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