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Hotel L'Orologio
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Santa Maria Novella 24, 50123 Florence, Italy (Santa Maria Novella)   |  
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Ranked #26 of 463 Hotels in Florence
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U.K.
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3 hotel reviews
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“Traveling from States”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The location of the hotel is excellent. The lobby, elevators and surroundings are top notch. Rooms are great. All and all, it's great and would come back. But there are items missing - and I say that because this is such a top notch hotel or seems to be.

No ice bucket in room - have to go to the bar.

Orange juice breakfast from concentrate.

Internet is horrible.

Fitness room is horrible.

The issue is this hotel is so great that I would give it all 5's but they are really cutting corners on fitness room, Internet, some breakfast items.

Finally. Bad signage outside. I'm sure you won't find it on your first attempt.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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57 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Great hotel located on the best Piazza in Florence - Piazza Santa Maria Novella. Close to bus & train stations, all the galleries and the not very beautiful churches. Hotel staff lovely, free upgrade to large suite, with unexciting views. Clean but some furniture showing its age. Lots of restaurants and bars in the Piazza

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

A very nice boutique hotel, within 5 minutes walking distance from the Dome. The train station, if you are arriving by train, is also just a couple of minutes away. The hotel is quite small, and themed after clocks. I had room 503 on the top floor, with a window that directly faced the dome, a very nice sight to wake up to. The room was decently sized, as was the bathroom, which had a bath-shower combination, with rainforest shower.
Breakfast is included in every rate and is very nice. You have a solid choice, from scrambled eggs (in 2 ways) with bacon to Italian style "dolci". The bar is also nice, you can sit outside or inside, inside they have a pool (which you can't swim in) for decoration next to the bar, which is very relaxing. If you like beer, try the beer "Super Baladin" which comes in a prosecco style bottle and is a very interesting alternative to the usual beers.
Only point of criticism was that there were no English language channels on the TV, something that should be standard from this star-class of hotel onward, and the weird location of the towel warming rack, which was IN the shower, so I had to hang them someplace else to not get them wet.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We've stayed here recently for two nights. Lovely hotel, staff is very helpful and friendly, the location is ideal - very close to the train station and all main attractions. We've stayed on the 3rd floor, room number 308 - had a nice partial view, the room is big and clean. The hotel is very clean and beautiful decorations. Our friends stayed here last year and they recommended this place to us, we can now happily recommend this hotel to others too.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Smyrna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Enjoyed stay here. Convenient to everything you must see in Florence. Good sized rooms and bathrooms. Very good breakfast buffet and nice bar area. Quality furnishings. Very good staff. Unusual small elevator! Would recommend for any stay in Florence.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Beautiful hotel in great location. Excellent beds and amenities with marble bathrooms. Location can't be beat. Staff goes out of their way to help and give you a good experience. Breakfast was wonderful with a full array of hot and cold dishes in an excellent setting. The theme of the hotel is clocks and watches with some incredible pieces around the hotel. Ambiance is wonderful and is a boutique experience. Would go back again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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 June 28, 2013

We spent three nights at the Hotel L'Orologio. It is a beautiful hotel. The room was lovely, and comfortable and the bathroom was huge and well appointed. The breakfast was delicious and the breakfast room had a beautiful view. The staff was helpful, the location was very convenient, and overall we couldn't be happier with our stay!

  • 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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Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 24, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
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 #26 of 463 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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