There seem to be as many hotels in Florence as their are places to buy gelato. With so many choices, it can become a bit overwhelming. In choosing a hotel, we used the following criteria. Location, air conditioning, free wifi and breakfast. Hotel L'Orologio is in a great location, you can walk almost everywhere from here. In addition, it is a short walk to the train station, yet you don't get the feeling the train is nearby. The air conditioning worked perfectly. The breakfast, which is located on the top floor and has a nice view of the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, was a typical European breakfast. Lets face it, if you've come to Italy for a big American breakfast, you are wasting your time. So many delicious things to eat, why waste calories on breakfast? The wifi was a bit temperamental, but overall worked fine. The rooms are modern and very clean. The marble bathrooms are quite large and well appointed and have showers. The king size bed was fine and the linens are very nice quality. If I had one suggestion it would be to invest in some new pillows. Ours were hard as a rock.
The staff are very nice and willing to help in any way they can.
On that note, we left more then a few items of clothing in our room after checking out. We didn't realize until a week later. I emailed the hotel on the chance that maybe they found the clothing but was not counting on ever seeing the stuff again. The hotel responded within an hour (this was on a friday) and all my clothes were at my door on Monday afternoon!
Another reviewer mentioned that the rooms can be dark which I agree, but you dont go to Florence to stay in your room. Get out and see all there is to see! I would definitely stay here again.
- 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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