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
We only stayed here one night but the hotel is so personal and the decor is amazing. It is only a 3 min walk to the Pope's palace and there are lots of restaurants and shops within minutes of walking. You can even see some of the courtyard dining areas from your room! I would have loved to stay here longer and plan on returning to this hotel and town for another visit! The room was cozy and clean with a nice updated bathroom. I would have given it 5 stars except it's an older building and has narrow hallways that zig zag around and small elevators. It was fine for my teenaged daughter and myself but others may have a hard time navigating.
It is a nice hotel downtown Avignon. It is by Horloge square. Staff is very friendly. The building is old and rooms are small. It is the location that attracted me to stay there, but it needs some renovation
We visited Avignon the opening weekend of the annual Theatre festival and were well impressed with the hotel. The staff was very helpful, the location was ideal, the breakfast was good and served in a charming solarium. While the room was perfectly fine and comfortable, it was not as charming as the rest of our experience in the hotel, but I would recommend the hotel without reservation for all that it does offer.
What a wonder place to stay while in Saint-Remy that is warm and friendly and in the center of town. The room was wonderful and spacious as well as the bathroom. The people there were very friendly and accommodating specially Heidi at the front desk and the very cheerful Sophie in the morning. A great place to stay while exploring Saint-Remy or the area.
We stayed here on a four night city break in June 2018. The location is excellent. Walking distance from the Avignon centrel railway station. Right on the Place de l'horloge with all it's bars and restaurants and walking distance to all the major sites.
The hotel is in an old building and has a quirky layout. For instance, we had a room on the third floor, but the third floor had many different levels, it was easy to navigate once you got the hang of it. There is a lift. There were water dispensers and ice machines on both the first and third floors with ice buckets supplied.
There is lovely lounge/library on the first floor for guests to use with comfortable seating, a coffee machine, flat screen tv and plenty of books to borrow. We escaped here on a couple of afternoons to have a break from the very hot weather.
Our room was a traditional double with en suite bathroom. It had a minibar, flat screen tv with plenty of channels to choose from, air conditioning, tea/coffee facilities, bowl of fresh fruit, complimentary safe and toiletries in the bathroom. The room was facing a small side street so was very quiet and we slept well in a very comfortable bed with excellent bedding.
The buffet breakfast was lovely and served from 7am to 11am. There was a good choice including fresh fruit, cereal, pastries, cold meats, cheeses, boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, american pancakes and maple syrup. There was the facility to make your own toast and make freshly squeezed orange juice.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Reception organised a taxi for us to the TGV station on the last day and were happy for us to leave our luggage whilst we went for a final lunch before catching the Eurostar.
We really enjoyed our stay in Avignon, it was lovely to be able to return to an excellent hotel after a day's sightseeing knowing we would be comfortable and well looked after.