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Hotel David
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Michelangiolo, 1, 50125 Florence, Italy   |  
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“Excellent little hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I honestly can't think of anything bad to say about the Hotel David (believe me, that's unusual for me!) Rooms are clean, a good size, comfortable. The staff are really sweet and helpful, the breakfasts are lovely - they make their own cakes - and on top of all that they give you a free minibar and evening drinks. What's not to like?!

  • Stayed December 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, December 29, 2012
Dear Guest,

I thank you for coming to stay with us at the David I'm glad you enjoyed our welcoming next time you decide to come to Florence you will become a repeter customer than!
I wish you all the best for the year coming!
Gabriele Cecioni
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Hotel David is a great place to stay. The owners travel themselves and understand what you actually need and want. We stayed for five days in a beautiful spacious room with a balcony and views. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent, and there were refreshments available when you wanted them at minimal cost plus free happy hour and 1x mini bar free. We were grateful for the excellent laundry facilities. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 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, December 28, 2012
Dear Guest,
You make our job very enjoyable and it's true we travel ourself and try to imagine what we would wish to find available at the hotel when we arrive and what it is a must to have!
As soon as you decide to come back we will be here with new services available!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

What can I say?

The Hotel David's best asset (of many!) is the staff - professional, expert, friendly and welcoming, with excellent English. We arrived on Christmas Day - everything closed in Florence - but the hotel was open and ready for us.

Our room was spacious and in immaculate condition - everything in working order.

This hotel ticks all the boxes ...

* free parking (a rarity in Florence)
* fast reliable Wifi
* self laundry (wonderful when travelling for weeks in Europe)
* tasty breakfast
* good shower (pressure and consistent temperature)
* thick fluffy towels
* room safe (great for valuables when exploring Florence)
* huge king-size bed
* good restaurants nearby
* taxi stand outside
* bus stop nearby
* nightly 'happy hour' - generous nibbles and wine
* free phone call home (much appreciated at Christmas)
* help with maps, directions, postage, bus tickets sold at reception
* double glazing (quiet) and electronic shutters

I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else next time I come to Florence and my only worry in writing this review is that it might make it less likely to be able to book again!!

Room Tip: For a triple room (huge king) and single we found Room #2 very suitable
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  • Stayed December 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, December 28, 2012
Dear Guests,
We are impressed and we are happy that you had a remarkable stay here at the David and we thank you for your words of appreciation!
I miss Nz a lot and It has been an honor to welcome you here!
I wish you all the best for the year coming!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The hotel is Simply perfect. The staff are most friendly and welcoming, and very helpful. The rooms are spacious, warm, clean and neat, and with wifi throughout. Top that up with a superb breakfast and it truly is the best. Will come back!

  • Stayed December 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, December 22, 2012
Dear Guest,

I like this! It's always a good sensation to read that you had good time with us and you are looking forward to be back once! I assure you we will be there and always trying to offer you different things useful to your needs during traveling but don't look for luxury here we you will not find!
I wish you a merry Xmas and all the best for the new year coming!
Gabriele Cecioni
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This Hotel David is a gem in Tuscany's crown. Brilliantly friendly staff. Great building with charm and character. Our room was personally presented and prepared for our arrival with a cake and free fully stocked mini bar. You can even ring your home country for free. So happy here we extended our stay another 3 days. Free breakfast was a great way to start the day. Huge room. Free wifi. Love this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, December 21, 2012
Dear Guest,

I thank you for coming to stay here at the David I'm glad you had the possibility to extend your stay it's a very good sign of appreciation!
I wish you a merry Christmas and a super new year!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I have stayed at many hotels and Hotel David was very good value for money. The hotel was scrupulously clean with nice décor.
It ticks all the boxes -nice bedrooms, good cooked breakfast, fast free WiFi, happy hour, free parking, walking distance to city centre and very helpful friendly staff. I will recommend it to our friends.

  • Stayed December 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, December 18, 2012
Dear Guest,

We have done a hard work since ever to provide an excellent customer care and hopefully the best compromise quality rate.....but we can always do better and we never stop!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teenagers) spent 4 nights at Hotel David in December. We had a quadruple room (double bed and two singles with a large bathroom) which was more than adequate for a family who are on the go sightseeing all day. A large part of this hotel's charms are both the things that it is "not" and the "extras" that are included. Whilst the hotel is is not in the centre of town it is a flat and easy 15 minute walk or 5 minute / 10 Euro taxi ride to the Duomo or the Ponte Vecchio, or an equally short trip on the bus. It only has 25 rooms so isn't big and doesnt have a pool or gym, but as a result doesn't ever seem crowded, and all the extras really are great value. We enjoyed several of the 'happy hours' meeting guests from other nations over free wine and snacks, breakfast was a great mix of home-baked goodies, meats, cheeses, cereals and juices, and they even catered for our 'special needs' (gluten-free and lactose-free). WiFi was free and fast (great for internet addicted teenagers!). A great bonus is the self-service laundry at 6 Euro a load, great value when you are travelling for a long time! Front desk staff were always friendly and helpful providing directions and restaurant recommendations. We very much enjoyed our stay which provided a fantastic base for our 'assault' on Florence. Thanks to the staff at Hotel David - mission accomplished!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Dear Guest,

I'm happy you have accomplished your mission and I'm glad you ware successful!
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
#9 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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