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Hotel David
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Michelangiolo, 1, 50125 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Brisbane, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Simply the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Amazing from the check in to check out. I wanted to stay here for ever. This Hotel has everything. Efficient friendly welcome, clean spacious rooms, Facilties that other hotels seldom offer e.g.a laundry for clients to use. Happy hour was fantastic, we met some really lovely fellow travellers and enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of the hotel who provided fresh interesting aperitifs and beverages. The breakfast was divine, comprehensive and very fresh. All of the staff without exception were very welcoming and went out of their way to help. I don't enjoy telling others how amazing this place was as I fear it will be booked out when I next visit.Every city needs a Hotel David. We loved every minute, wished we could have stayed longer. we travelled for8 weeks and Hotel David was NO 1 all the way.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Guest,
Nice to be your N1 and thank you for keeping us at this high level! I'm very glad you enjoyed our hospitality and I'm sure you will still find availability next time you decide to come to visit us!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Stayed here in mid August and we just loved it. The breakfast was really lovely and happy hour was great - so many perks! Staff was very helpful and professional. The room was minimalist but comfortable with very clean wood floors. We walked each day to the most popular sights despite the heat and it was very manageable, however, the bus is quite convenient. The only drawback I could see is that the surrounding area is quite quiet (plus it was August which is when all of Italy goes on vacation) so if you want a lively environment at night, you need to head back across the river. There are a few good (not great) restaurants within walking distance to the hotel which worked for us. Overall, I think the hotel is an excellent value.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your post and thank you for trusting us, I'm glad you had good time in Florence and see you back some time.
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

All the good things that have been written about the Hotel David in Florence are true! The welcome was warm, the bedroom was stylish, comfortable, clean and quiet, and the breakfast was good, but it was all the other extras - such as the happy hour, the ability to phone home at no charge for 10mins a day, complimentary internet, and outstanding customer service - that added to what we would call an exceptional and a most enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Guest,

I'm glad to see that you had good time here at the David and you found useful all our services that we include in the room rate.
I'm sure that in the next future we will see you back here at the David!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Sydney, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is the best kept secret in Florence. The loveliest place of all the accommodation that you would at least expect to find in Florence. The rooms are large, gorgeous and with balconies. Very comfortable beds and extremely clean. The bathrooms are huge by european standard and modern. The staff cannot do enough for you and the happy hour every afternoon is amazing with the food and drinks that the hotel supplies. The location is perfect for those travelling by car (although a little tricky at first to find) or for those who want to be a little out of the fast lane of the city. Just a very short bus ride to town, with the bus stop right outside the hotel. The breakfast was very good (hot and cold buffet, with a nice selection and beautiful cakes, tarts, fruit salad, yoghurts, meats, cheeses, eggs etc) and the whole feel of the hotel is very relaxing and friendly. So much so, we didn't want to leave and would definitely stay there again. Thank you so much for such an amazing stay. We really love your hotel. And thank you again for the lovely treats when we arrived. You really know how to look after your guests!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

When you don't want to leave the David is a good sign of appreciation and I'm glad to read that! A big thank you for coming to stay with us!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

We have stayed twice at Hotel David (6 nights in 2010 and 8 nights in 2012) and will return again if we are lucky enough to travel to Europe again. Gabriel and his staff could write the book on what hospitality is all about. Perfect.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

I really thank you for coming here this time a repeter Guest I'm impressed that people is starting to come to Florence for the pleasure to come and stay with us!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We have just returned from a much too short (two night stay at Hotel David). Selected due to the Trip Advisor ratings our only issue is that we are not sure the rating of "excellent" is high enough. This is a very special place, the "touches" were many, the relaxing cocktail evenings with the oppertunity to meet other fortunate travellers and guests, the welcome hand written note and cake on the bed, books and guides, access to internet (and printers!!) free mini bar, phone calls.........I could go on. The building is beatiful having being lovingly restored with emphasis on comfort and giving you the feeling that you were indeed a "guest"..............rare these days. Location was great. Staff were lovely (nothing too much trouble) and the recommendations given with regards to where to eat gave us the best meal of our trip and at very reasonable prices given that many of the places are frequented by locals rather than tourists and this just added to the experience. Although we believe that life is too short and there are too many places to see to visit anywhere twice, Hotel David is an exception to this rule. My entrance on facebook within half an hour of arriving "just arrived at Hotel David in Florence and already do not want to leave." If you are going to Florence (or indeed in the area at all) do not look any further, you will not regret it, our only regret is that we could not stay longer.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Guest,

I thank you for coming to stay here at the David I'm so happy to be one exception to your right way of tralelling sometimes you have to go back!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The best asset of this hotel is the staff! They are responsive and anticipated our needs. The location is good if you prefer to be in a quieter area, but close enough by bus or a brisk walk. The rooms are good sized, very clean, and yes we did love raiding the little fridge. The happy hour should become instituted as a law to be followed by all others. Drinks, a few appetizers, and mingling with the other likeminded guests was a wonderful surprise. Breakfast was sumptous with quite a variety of treats. The thoughtful assistance of the staff for finding us tickets to see the real "david", patience in explaining bus routes and wonderful local trattorias are priceless in enhancing our visit to fabulous florence.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Guest,
We try to do our best to anticipate your needs so that you can relax and enjoy better your holidays!
And I see we are doing well!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Address: Viale Michelangiolo, 1, 50125 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#1 Family Hotel in Florence
#10 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel David 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a short walk to the historic center or to the surrounding green hills, the Hotel David in Florence is a perfect place to begin and end the day in one of the world's most beautiful cities. ... more   less 
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