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“Beautiful, modern hotel with great service” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel L'Orologio
Ranked #35 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Miami, Florida
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful, modern hotel with great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The rooms are spacious and modern. Samuele and Silvia were very helpful at the front desk (Silvia even managed to get the techician to move the router so my husband could get decent wifi in our room), but if you ask Gabriele for a restaurant recommendation and he suggests Buca Mario, don't fall for it - that place is a total tourist trap!!!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank SunnyMIA
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Zurich, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The hotel L'Orologio is very nicely located. In five minutes walk we reached the main attractions we wanted to visit. Breakfast was good and rich. Rooms beautifully decorated and the staff really nice and helpful. What I did not like was the small gym and that the free wi-fi was sometimes problematic in my room. Probably they could take care of that which is important for a traveller nowadays.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hanahan, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Hotel L'Orologio was, by far, the best hotel we stayed in during our 12 day trip through Italy. The rooms were spacious, extremely clean and well appointed. The front desk staff was extremely accommodating, checking us in early and even calling the train station and a travel agent to try to fix our problematic train tickets-- Stefania, in particular, was a great help! The thoughtful touches (slippers set out each evening), upscale atmosphere, and warmly welcoming staff made our stay absolutely lovely. Breakfast each morning included plentiful choices of meats, pastries, cheeses, and much more. We loved our cappuccinos each morning! When we return to Florence, we will definitely stay at the L'Orologio and I can't wait!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank AKayMay
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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

On a trip with friends and had just spent a week in a villa in Tuscany. Our last 3 nights were in Florence at this charming hotel. Great location, accomodating staff, upscale rooms and lovely bath, great little bar with reflecting pool and waterfall effect...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

In short: Fabulous location, great reception, delicious smell, comfortable rooms, lovely decor, tasty breakfast, why would you want to stay anywhere else? We arrived at the hotel after midnight (issues with Navman in central Florence not recognising one way streets!!) and had a warm and efficient welcome to the hotel. The first thing I noticed was how nice the reception area smelt, they have scented candles burning which give the area a subtle but lovely spicy smell, which was refreshing. The room and bathroom were spacious and the beds comfortable. The location on Santa Maria Novella Piazza is fabulous, walking distance to everything. Duomo is an easy 5 minute walk behind the hotel with San Lorenzo market 5 minutes on from there. Uffitzi and Ponte Vecchio are about 10 minutes or so, it's all flat so very easy. The furtherest walk is Piazale Michaelangelo, which after you have scaled the stairs is about 30 minutes, but most definately worth doing (there are buses if you aren't up to it!). Reception have maps and are great at highlighting areas and directions (they were most useful in helping us with driving directions, due to the frustrating one-ways!). Breakfast was delicious and had the nicest view of SMN piazza. 2 things I will say are: if you are trying to find the hotel on foot, or car, especially in the dark, the hotel does not have big neon signs highlighting its existence, it has a little brass name plate, so once you get to SMN piazza head behind the Hotel Roma, you will find it there, sitting quietly. The other thing to note is there are a maze of one way streets in central Florence that are a nightmare to navigate, if you don't have to drive, just don't. If you are driving, be aware that there are camera's in the centra area which will fine any non local cars for driving there, this is not a problem if you are using hotel parking as they log onto the city web and revert the charge.
Basically this hotel is all good and definately worth staying in!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank t00manyplacest0see
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London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The good:
* Charming historic hotel
* Beautiful rooms with historic details
* Free wifi (though this was sometimes flaky in the room)
* Good location, 5 minutes walk to station and 5 minutes to main attractions
* Parking agreement with a parking station for a fee
* Beautiful breakfast room overlooking piazza with good food

The bad:
* Difficult to find if driving
* Small gym with little equipment

Overall
I would definitely stay at this hotel when I return to Florence. It offers reasonable value, but the hotel has loads of charm.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Hotel L'Orologio
Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 24, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
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 #35 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel L'Orologio 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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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