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“Decent Hotel close to the train station” 4 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
Den Haag, the Netherlands
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“Decent Hotel close to the train station”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is a decent hotel close to the train station. It's a bit pricy, but you're paying for the location. One thing that surprised me was that they have shower curtains in the shower, and ours was very smelly. Also, the breakfast restaurant is very cramped in the morning. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and it was a very good base for our trip to Tuscany.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

My first impression upon walking into the Hotel L'Orologio was that the hotel could easily have been in New York. It has a beautiful, modern esthetic and is a short two minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella church and train station. Everything is a ten minute walk, as Florence is not too big of a city. We LOVED our room, which had a gorgeous large bed, hardwood floors and a view of the Duomo. The breakfast room was lovely and had all you could possibly want to eat (eggs, fruit, pastries, cheese, meat, yogurt, cappuccino). The only reason I didn't give this hotel 5 stars is that the wireless internet did not work well in our room. I think it had something to do with the location of our room, because it would come right up when we stepped into the hallway. They tried to reset it, but to no avail. The wireless did seem to work everywhere else in the hotel. Would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Clean, modern with really nice public rooms, and a good breakfast. Ideally placed far enough from the station to be in the old city, but near enough to walk with a suitcase. My only problem was that there was only one large towel, and I accidentally dropped it in the bath before drying myself.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Stayed just the two nights, Great location & handy to the train station which was great for us Staff friendly. Breakfast good. Nice amenities & rooms a good size. Very clean. Good quality 4 * hotel had a small gym, but it is a 4* property. Hotel theme of clocks/watches was interesting.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We had a very nice welcome and our room was more than satisfactory. It is a very good place to be, very central for most of Florence's attractions. The lounge and bar areas are splendid, with a nice water feature in the bar. The staff are charming and helpful. The buffet breakfast has a good choice and the breakfast room has a nice view over Piazza Santa Maria Novella. The name of the hotel means, "The clock" and the is a clock and watch theme running throughout the hotel. There is no evening restaurant in the hotel but there are many good restaurants and cafes nearby. Definitely recommended.

We chose this hotel because it was very near the central railway stain at Santa Maria Novella. However, the high speed train from Verona took us to different station in Florence and we had to get a taxi. Be aware of this potential problem and make sure you get off. The high speed train doesn't stop at Santa Maria Novella and the next stop is Rome.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We found this hotel on-line and had never been to Italy. It was a little scary picking a hotel just be reading reviews. We were absolutely thrilled with this hotel. Our room was well-appointed; the bed was most comfortable. And the bathroom was beautiful- marble counters and a large soaking tub as well as shower. The front desk staff was stellar; always available for help. They all spoke English. It was on a quiet corner; we were never disturbed by street noise except for those few times when an ambulance or police siren was heard. The breakfast was stellar every morning; more than we expected. The hotel is a short 5 minute walk to the Duomo or to the train station. It was about a 10 minute walk to the car rental area. We were here for 4 nights and would stay again without hesitancy.

Room Tip: There are working elevators- every room is easily accessable.
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  • Stayed April 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Just a short walk to everything, and really close to the train station. Had a wonderful room, which was lovely, and had great views of the plaza. Celebrated my 60th. birthday, and was treated like family by the hotel staff. The breakfast was great with a magnificant view of Santa Maria Novella.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 4 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 #19 of 461 hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel L'Orologio 4*
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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