The hotel is modest but rooms are not cramped.and very clean indeed. Biggest advantages were :
a):air-conditioning gently on the whole time which is generous and often doesn't happen although advertised.
b) location just off Place de l'Horloge. We didn't hire a car so were glad to be no more than two minutes from the Palais des Papes and no more than ten from other places to visit and the station and bus-station from which we travelled to Nimes and Pont du Gard.
c)helpful, smiling staff
Only thing we didn't want was the expensive breakfast but as the restaurant Lou Mistral does lovely dejeuners complets for 5 euros and very nice meals the rest of the day, we made it 'our local', were treated like royalty, or better, family, which added to the wonderful experience which is Avignon in September.
Excellent location on Place de l’Horloge, easy walk from Train Station – Centre Ville. All points of interest are minutes away by foot. Staff were courteous and helpful, room was large and clean, décor was dated French Provincial but room was well appointed. Views onto the Place de l’Horloge were nice and room on 3rd floor was very quiet at night considering the location. Wi-Fi in the 1st Floor Lounge was a real perk and Breakfast was convenient and adequate. Overall we received value for room rate.
Great Hotel, Great Location, Great staff!
My partner and I planned a travel trip through Europe by train through a travel agent. Our requests were, moderately cheap (but not a complete dive), close to town and pref not MILES away from the train stations so we would have to haul bags all over the city.
Avignon is a small but gorgeous place and this hotel is the place to stay! It's right in the middle of the main square and a short bus ride from the large train station or a short walk from the local one.
Our room was small but spotless clean, separate bathroom and toilet and a great bath! The staff were so friendly and very very helpful. They gave us a map of the own on check in and told us to ask them about absolutely anything we may want or need to go to.
After a day of sightseeing, if you want to relax in your room for while this is perfect. Of a night time when needing sleep 9like we did after some hard travel to get here!) the double glazed windows make for a quiet nights sleep. Beds are nice and comfy too.
Our continental breakfast was included in the mornings...and it was great. Yogurt, fruits cereal, eggs to boil, ...and for al those aussies travelling around europe..they had a TOASTER!!!! so bring your vegemite, like we did!
Over all a huge thumbs up to this place. Will stay again upon our eventual return to this lovely city.
Convenient and comfortable
Hotel l’Horloge Avignon
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in October, arriving from Barcelona at Centre Ville station. The lone taxi driver did not want the fare and told us it was 10 minutes walk straight down street. Well it’s more than that empty handed let alone pulling 2 wheeled suitcases. The hotel is indeed easy to find at the corner of the Place de L’Horloge, eventually.
I was not in the best of moods by then, but reception was efficient and friendly. Both the people on duty spoke English but my husband speaks French and they only used that to him. (Some places we went they would reply to him in English and he wants to practise his French) All the staff was helpful over the next few days, recommending restaurants and checking bookings for us.
We paid B&B AUD $232.pn (138Euro) The lobby is small, and so was the lift. Made it to the non smoking room we had booked. There were stairs down from the lift to our room, could be a problem for some people wheeling/carrying bags. Bedroom was reasonable sized, and quiet, there was a working fridge and A/C no sign of smoking in the room. The bed was a small double. Bathroom was modernised except it only had a ‘kneeling’ hand held shower over the bath on the plus side the toilet was separate.
The location is really excellent for the main attraction; we went straight to the Pont D’Avignon after checking in .The view from the bridge back to the town is stunning.Palais de Papes is 3 minutes from the hotel and on the way to bridge.
Breakfast was in the building next door, on the ground floor with a glassed in verandah.Good selection of cold stuff, fresh fruit and yogurt. You had to pay to boil your own egg if you wanted as in most French hotels we stayed in.
We arrived on a Sunday and most restaurants were closed,eventually had dinner at L’Endroit not far away from Place Euro 25 for the formule-very good food.
The L’Horloge was a terrific base; we went to Orange one day and another went on a bus tour called ‘Provence in a day’ which I would recommend. When we left we got cab straight to the TGV station, we had a ticket for local train from town but had had quite enough of that.
The cab drove past the Bridge, for one last look.
This hotel was fair value; we had an enjoyable stay over all.