Hotel de I’Horloge
What We Love
- A charming and cozy stay at a central, 19th-century hotel in Provence, with breakfast
- Staying in the heart of Avignon, just a short walk from the UNESCO-listed Palais des Papes
- Spacious and sleek rooms and suites that stand out for their thoughtful extras
- Stocking up on Provençal meats and cheeses at the nearby Halles d’Avignon market
What To Know
- Centrally-located in Avignon, right off of the main square and about a 10-minute walk from the main train station
- Rooms are on the small side
- Hotel staircases are narrow and hard to maneuver – something to consider if you, or anyone you're traveling with, have mobility issues
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
For history buffs and gourmet-lovers seeking charming Provençal digs, this 19th-century gem in the ancient city of Avignon fits the bill. And while the backdrop of the buzzy Place de l’Horloge sets the scene rather nicely, it’s the high level of personal service, warm and welcoming interiors, and seriously refined vibe that are most memorable here.
Each of the tastefully designed rooms and suites assures inviting décor and timeless, grown-up flair. Expect warm color palettes, plenty of rich textures and ultra-comfy beds. Nice touches include flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, complimentary Wi-Fi and all the mod cons you’re likely to need.
Spend your days getting to know Avignon, a beautiful walled city that’s strategically set high above the River Rhône. Don’t leave without crossing the arched Saint-Bénézet bridge, gorging on decorative arts at the Musée Louis Vouland and gazing in awe at the ravishing Palais des Papes, the city’s UNESCO-listed scene-stealer.
Good to know
Please note that a city tax of €2.09 per person (for guests aged 18 years old and above), per night is payable directly to the hotel upon check-out.
How to Get There
Right in the middle of everything yet on a quiet side street. Room had lots of natural light. The room is small and quaint which means a full bed (may be too small for some comfort). There are also stairs in bedroom which may be a concern during the night. All this didn’t matter because front desk went out of their way to help with suggestions and transportation. Good breakfast was included at minimal cost.
Lovely hotel in the center of the walled city. Location is excellent. The room was clean and very comfortable. The staff were very helpful. The building was old and very well cared for. Close to stores, restaurants, the Popes palace and more. The price is reasonable. The breakfast area was extremely nice but we chose not to include breakfast because it was very expensive!
My wife and i stayed here in mid March for 4 nights. Our room over looked the mall which was sensational.
It was a corner suite which gave us views of both streets.
The hotel is close everything you need to see and do in Avignon.
My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights during our recent visit to the south of France and loved it! It is clean, the staff are courteous and friendly and go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. It is centrally located in the town of Avignon and you can easily walk to the Pope's Palace and the train station in a few minutes. It is close to great food and shopping for all your needs! It was affordable and the room size was large enough for a couple traveling with 3 bags, and the bathroom is very large, something you take for granted traveling in France!
Stayed a few nights in middle of January. Hotel room was very comfortable, although a little on the tight side for two travellers with two large suitcases. Would choose a bigger room next time. Very warm, comfortable beds and quiet. Didn't try the restaurant for breakfast so can't comment. Staff were helpful with directions and how to get around outside central Avignon. Great location just near the Palais des Papes and walking distance to everything we wanted to see.