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
I really liked this place. I was centrally located, and staff was very friendly. I also liked the fact that they had rooms with a little patio available, it was nice to have a private outdoor space. Overall amenities were very nice, and the bathroom was stocked up with very nice toiletries. Location was perfect, very close proximity to most attractions. I highly recommend this place.
We booked this hotel because I had to do some work while on vacation and they had a mini-suite with a desk and wifi. Well, there is wifi but not on the third floor. I approached the front desk a number of times inquiring if they were working on this and they always responded that I could work on the first floor in a public room. They made no attempt to address my issue and no manager ever reached out. They know that the wifi doesn't work, they're not working on it and they don't care.
I would love to have this review discuss the amenities and benefits of this hotel but an issue such as this overshadows the other aspects - particularly the fact that they just don't care.
I ended up putting my cell phone in the window and using the hot spot which cost quite a lot of money so I could just do the basics of what I had to do.
Aside from not being able to do work, my wife and I couldn't read our email, browse the internet etc. in our room. Their website indicated free wifi and it says that on trip advisor and they don't have free wifi unless you want to sit in the lobby.
Now if the manager had reached out or if they had tried to reset the router or reached out to us to say they were trying, our impressions may have been different.
The manager now will probably reply to this message but it's too late - we've moved on to, hopefully, a better-managed hotel.
Stumbled upon this hotel and location is perfect! They matched the price we found in-line and then upgraded us to an even nicer room. Wonderful bed and bedding — elegant bath— fabulous breakfast! Right around the corner from the 5-star we stayed in the following night...couls barely tell the difference once inside the room. Helpful staff and front desk people. Highly recommend!