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
This is a lovely hotel - I received excellent service, everything was very efficient and the room was comfortable and the right size. Breakfast was good and available at flexible times. The hotel is close to restaurants, the Pont D'Avignon and the Palais de Papes. Only downside was the bathroom was a bit cramped (I'm very tall) but generally thoroughly recommend.
Ideally located close to the Palais De Popes, many restaurants and shops the hotel De l'Horloge is a charming property. Google maps dont work well so make sure you call the hotel in advance to get tips on parking. It can be a bit confusing and wish the hotel staff had warned us about this as we spent some time driving in circles in Avignon trying to figure out parking.
The good thing is that the hotel does have a tie up with the local parking so guests enjoy a 20% discount on parking fees.
We booked a privilege room which was quite spacious. Although it didn't have a terrance it was on one of the higher floors so had a nice view of Avignon. Breakfast had a decent spread. The staff are nice and very helpful. There was this one girl at the reception who was fabulous. She was normally there in the evenings and sadly I just can't remember her name. She gave us some fabulous recommendations for restaurants to eat.
In terms of pricing, it is very well priced and great value. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking at spending a day or two in Avignon.
I decided to stop over in Avignon to see the Palais des Papes. This hotel was highly recommended here, so I booked it. It was a short walk from the Avignon Centre station, and right near the papal palace. My room had a small terrace for looking out over the village. The clock tower next door does chime occasionally. The included breakfast will suit a range of tastes from American to traditional French. Overall a great value and a charming hotel.
We couldn't imagine a more convenient location to be our home base as we explored the Pope's Palace and old town of Avignon. Lei at the front desk was extremely helpful with directions for parking and recommending some great restaurants. The room was clean and comfortable. If the leaves had already fallen from the trees, we would have had a view of the palace from our room.
The hotel occupies several buildings just off Avignon’s central square. The street is closed to traffic. As we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, we booked a deluxe room with a terrace. Unfortunately, there were high walls around the terrace, so no view. Oddly, there was a shower out there! To make up for the lack of view, there was a stunning full moon overhead. The room itself was comfortable but small. Our bathroom was missing some necessities, which a staff member supplied. Bathing arrangements were hazardous. The hotel is not handicap friendly, but the staff was helpful. I would stay again, but in a less expensive room with no steps...and a view.