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Hotel David
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Michelangiolo, 1, 50125 Florence, Italy   |  
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Grazie mille to Hotel David for making our holiday!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Everything about this hotel is ideal...it's hard to pick out something in particular that stood out as the whole experience was fantastic and we can't wait to come back again! The staff are brilliant, so welcoming, friendly and helpful, you feel like you are at home. The rooms are spotless and comfortable with thoughtful details. Our favourite part was happy hour that lasts from 18.30-20.00, when you can help yourself completely free of charge to a huge selection of drinks and snacks. Brilliantly located away from the tourist crowds in central Florence but only a 15min walk or very easy bus journey (stop right outside the hotel to the centre.) Grazie mille to Hotel David for making our holiday!!

Room Tip: Room No. 1 has a four poster bed
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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, February 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Eh eh I see that the happy hour has always good feedbacks and I'm so happy that our Guests understand that our Hotel David is not a place to find anything special but just a place where you feel at home and where the staff is doing it's best to help you to enjoy your holiday in Florence!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

From the moment we were greeted at the door on our arrival we sensed that this was a special place. Without exception, all of the staff from the gardener upwards were happy in their work and the atmosphere throughout the hotel was relaxed and friendly. Without ever going over the top, the rooms were all furnished stylishly with an attention to detail that was apparent throughout. Happy Hour (which lasted at least two hours) brought the guests together socially in a way that made the hotel more than a collection of rooms. Free wifi, free phone calls and other services were just the beginning of the many small kindnesses that show that here is a hotel that measures success in terns of visitor satisfaction rather than in euros.

If you don't relish the 20 minute walk to the centre, there are buses every ten minutes from across the road that go past the Ponte Vecchio. We had Firenze Cards for our stay, which meant the buses were free. Nevertheless we only used the bus once, instead preferring the walk, exploring both banks of the Arno on the way to the centre.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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, February 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

I thank you for your words of appreciation, I'm happy to see that my way to approach the job creates a feeling of relax both in the Guests and with the employees too!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The hotel David is a very pleasant hotel within a ten minute walk of the centre of Florence along the river Arno. The bus stops just outside the hotel if you do not fancy the walk . The rooms are clean and comfortable and we arrived to a bottle of prosecco and a little cake in our room as we had booked the hotel as part of our 40th anniversary trip - a nice welcoming touch . The hotel provides a full free mini bar and a free daily phone call home and a happy hour every evening free with nibbles and drinks , so all in all it is very good value. The staff are exceptionally pleasant and helpful and the breakfast room whilst small and sometimes a bit busy was fine - and most of what one could require was provided . I personally would have liked tea and coffee in the room but you could just pop downstairs to get a hot drink so it was not a big deal . We had a fine five nights at the David and enjoyed our time in Florence - would recommend the hotel strongly , it is clean the beds are very good - the hotel is quiet and all in all a very positive experience .

Room Tip: We had a view of the Doumo from our room - 21.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, February 18, 2013
Dear Guest,
I thank you for coming to stay with us for such an important happening and I'm glad you had good time here at the David! Next time you come to visit us remember that room service is available with no extra charge!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Excellent! Rooms were a good size, very clean and comfortable, excellent plumbing, good lighting, everything seemed to be with the guest in mind.

We walked into Florence every day, just 15 minutes to the Ponte Vecchio. There are restaurants within 5 minutes walk of the hotel. I found the hotel to be just perfect.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, February 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

I thank you for your words I'm really happy you had good time here at the hotel David where the Staff always give the best effort to make you feel welcome.
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Just returned from our third trip to Florence and Hotel David. It's a family run hotel and Gabriele, Chiara and all the staff provide outstanding personal service and a willingness to assist in any way possible. We had a beautiful room with a terrace which had fabulous views of the city. The room was also sparkling clean.

We love the location as it's less touristy and there are some great restaurants close by.

We will happily return to Hotel David again and again and again..................

  • Stayed January 2013, 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, February 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Repeter Guest, are like friends for us we know each other already and it's really like receiving a friend you haven't seen for a wile!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Hotel David has everything you require for a great stay in Florence. The staff are very friendly and do everything they can to make your stay memorable. The hotel is clean and the rooms comfortable and stylish in a traditional way. Our room was on the third floor and had fantastic views of the Duomo and the city from the balcony.
Do not be put off that it is not situated in the centre, it is in quiet postion and it is a nice 15/20 min walk along the river to Ponte Vecchio bridge or you can take a regular bus from outside. Breakfast is good with a choice of cooked eggs and bacon, ceral and cold meats/cheese. Early evening there is a happy hour with complimentary drinks and nibbles.
Easy to see why this No1 hotel on Trip Advisor.

Room Tip: Room 30 has a great view of the Duomo.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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, February 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

We thank you for you nice words of appreciation, we will always be here trying to make your stay as pleasent as possible.
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Simply a superb hotel. Fabulous staff, comfortable rooms and lovely food. Ok, so its not right in the centre of Florence, but its an incredible lovely 20ish minute walk along the Arno to the Ponte Vecchio. Its near some very good restaurants, which the hotel staff will point out to you. If you're wanting a city break in Firenze, stay here - you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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, February 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

I thank you for your post I'm so happy you had good time and you wish to come back to visit us and to be a 20 minutes off from the main attractions can be a top advantage if you wish to enjoy the less touristy area we live in!
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 Family Hotel in Florence
#1 Romantic 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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