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“Very nice Boutique Hotel in Avignon, inside the old city walls”
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Hotel de l'Horloge
Ranked #8 of 69 Hotels in Avignon
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Southlake, Texas
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“Very nice Boutique Hotel in Avignon, inside the old city walls”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

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Very nice Boutique Hotel in Avignon, inside the old city walls.

For site seeing in Avignon, it is pefectly located - it sits in the center of Avignon, over looking the tree-lined main square, Place de L'Horloge, very near the Palais de Pape, and a very short walk to Pont d'Avignon. Many restaurants and shops are within mere feet to a short walk from the hotel entrance.

For site seeing in the region: Very well situatd. Avignon served as our base from which driver took us to various sites in Provence and the Luberon Valley - e.g., Fountain de Vaucluse, L'isle sur La Sorgue, Gordes (where we shopped the Wednesday market in the square), Roussillon, Bonnieux (with lunch there and wonderful views over the valley and towns like Lacoste), Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Paul-de-Mausole - incl the psychiatric asylum in nearby Saint-Rémy-de-Provence where Vincent van Gogh painted the The Olive Trees, Les-Baux-de-Provence (fortress town set atop a rocky outcrop, and other sites. All above can be don in a day if desired.

The People: The staff were young, very friendly, and great to us. As in each hotel on our annual anniversary trips, I arranged for roses and champagne on arrival - which they did just as requested. They provided us as well with tips on sites and restaurants in Avignon. All positive here.

The Room: Nice corner room on second floor with great view out windows of the tree-lined main square, Place de L'Horloge, and the town. Clean, modern, ell apointed. Not lux / posh - but vey nice value at this price point fo a lovely room.

All in all, very recommended.

Room Tip: We prefer second floor, corner room - facing Place de L'Horloge - for the view and privacy.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

This cute hotel is right on/off the main square - be sure to look up (re: second floor) for the sign, or you'll miss which corner it's on! If you're at the bottom of the square (with the palace at the top) the hotel is on the left hand side, just after the first cafe. We certainly couldn't find it right away since we didn't know what we were looking for, but if you've gotten to the main town hall, you went too far.

Location is great when you're staying and on foot, but if you have a car, call and ask and PLAN for where you're parking. We didn't think ahead that they validate parking at a particular garage, so we parked at the wrong one for the weekend. On a normal day, it seems easy to get to the hotel by car- go up the main drag in old town to the square, and take your first left as there does seem to be a street that you can pull up next to, but due to some festival that weekend, the street was blocked and we couldn't get to the hotel. We had to park and carry our things over (about a 10 minute walk.) Maybe it would have been less had we parked at the "right" parking place.

Our room was on the 2nd floor and was super tiny since we got the least expensive rate. It fit just the bed, a desk and just enough room for our luggage. But it was clean and snug, the shower was quite small and narrow in our room, but my in-laws had a bigger room with a tub. The soaps were really nice!

We skipped the breakfast (so expensive) and found nice places in the square or around the city to get our petit dejuner menu.

Only thing was that food festival was happening in the square, so it was somewhat noisy with the loudspeaker during this time. At least it was quieter at night.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in November. It is such a good location , rightt on the main square and near all the main attractions within the city walls. Our room was so warm and cosy, with all you could want for an enjoyable stay. The staff were also very helpful. The breakfast was gopod , with plenty of choice. One thing, I would not recommend the hotel to anyone with mobility problems - there is a lift , but it is still a routemarch to the dining room.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

An excellent hotel. Perfectly located in the centre of Avignon Old Town and close (but not too close) to the Palais des Papes.
My room was beautifully decorated and had a wonderful view of the Hotel De Ville.
Excellent advice should be sought from Alix one of the receptionists as to where to go and also where to eat.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the side not one overlooking the Place de L'Horloge. You still get a view of t...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Apopka, Florida
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We reserved a junior suite and upon check in were given a corner suite with fabulous views of the Place D'horloge below. The service at this small hotel was fantastic. The front desk attendant went out of his way to help us with everything. The ice machine broke and he went to a bar next door and got us ice. He made excellent restaurant recommendations and made reservations for us. The entire hotel has been either recently redone or was built recently inside of an old building. It makes for a very charming feel but with all modern comforts. Great hotel for the price.

Room Tip: Ask for corner room, 4 windows!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mtunzini, South Africa
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Perfect location at the Papal Palace, but if claustrophobia is a weakness, rather move to a more spacious hotel as the rooms can only be described as cramped and weren't always made up, add this to poor plumbing and tiny showers and it's easy to feel that maybe the location wasn't such a big factor after all.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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malta
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed here for the new year and there was a Christmas market right outside the hotel and we also had a beautiful view of this market. The hotel is bang in the centre and perfect for our stay in Avignon. The hotel staff were all very warm and friendly. The room was a superior one, a bit on the expensive side but honestly well worth it. The room was clean and warm and had really great toiletries. I would definitely recommend. We did not eat here.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel de l'Horloge
Address: Entree 1 1 rue Felicien David | Place de l'Horloge, 84000, Avignon, France
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Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Vaucluse > Avignon
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Avignon
#7 Romantic Hotel in Avignon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel de l'Horloge 4*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Today, the Hotel de l'Horloge is a 4-star hotel with character. This beautiful 19th century stone building is in a prime location, with its doors opening directly onto the Place de l'Horloge in Avignon. From this base in the city's historic and touristic centre, you'll be able to enjoy an unforgettable break and the gentle elegance of the various rooms. Avignon and its rich and varied heritage awaits you: its legendary Bridge from where you'll be able to admire the panorama of the medieval town dominated by the Pope's Palace, and also the squares, museums, magnificent town houses, antique shops and galleries that will make your stay even more memorable. Also suitable for a business trip, the Hotel de l'Horloge offers One-Night Stopovers as well as a light, well-equipped meeting room. ... more   less 
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