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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
Warsaw, Poland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Great Florence hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Great location: on foot to Piazza de Duomo, Bobola Park, Ponte Vecchio, and other widely known Florence attractions. Free parking, a lot of extras: mini bar, wi fi etc. Bus tickets on site.
Large rooms carefully designed: tasty mix of old and modern. WE LOVE THE SHOWER!
The only minus- street noise for light sleepers.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, May 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

We thank you for coming to stay with us, we remind all lite sleepers to ask for a room on the back side and also to close the windows....
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

There's nothing spectacular about the Hotel David, but the room, with roomy balcony and pleasant view, and the location approximately 3/4 to 1 mile away from the main city attractions made it a very good place to stay. Breakfast was typical and fine. Internet went well. We had a rental car and it was, by all appearances, quite secure. Staff was pleasant. We'll stay here again if we return to Florence.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Nice to see that you liked the new room with view to the city but remember that there is only 2 like that so you have to ask for that room in specific!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Hotel David is well set out hotel with most comforts of a top hotel. They offer loads of free extras which make the travelling life easier. Free mini bar, Internet, breakfast..
The rooms are actually a larger size than most hotels and we have a balcony too. Furnishings are traditional with luxury trimmings.
Beds are large and comfy.
Take a 15 min walk along the river and you are in middle of Florence cbd. Cab ride from Florence train station costs 10 euros.
Over all it's been a great stay.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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, May 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your words of appreciation I'm happy you enjoyed our services and to read that you had a pleasent stay here in Florence!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We booked this hotel based on the Trip Advisor rating and thankfully we fully agree. We knew it was out of the city centre but happily it's right next to the hop on hop off bus service which is a great service for a short stay. The little touches such as free mini bar, the fastest free wifi we've had in Italy so far and happy hour really makes the stay that more enjoyable when you're so far home, Australia. The staff are friendly and we even got a cappuccino made for us at breakfadt, as opposed to the Americana offered everywhere else.

Rooms are also larger than average and quaint. If you want modern don't come here but you're missing out.

My only negative comment is the location is a bit short on restaurants within walking distance in the rain.

We will certainly be recommending this hotel to all our Aussie friends coming to Florence.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, May 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

I thank you for coming to stay with us and I'm happy you were not disappointed!
I'm sure one day you will be back and in the meantime I wish you a good day!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

We are currently at this hotel and thus far there has been no request unfulfilled with lovely, willing smiles. Tonight we are too tired to dine out, asked at the desk about ordering pizza for delivery. No problem. All taken care of. Clean, gorgeous, friendly, helpful... my husband and I consider it an oasis. Mere words don't do it justice.
To point to staff longevity there is a cute comic rendition of the staff at the desk. We're invited to guess "who's who". They've all been here a good while, everyone in the picture is here.
Very easy access to Florence proper, no more than 10-15 minutes whether by bus or cab. Walking is perhaps 15-20 minutes.
There is always coffee available among other things, free calls home for 10 minutes per day, breakfast each morning and a staff who would turn flips to make your stay enjoyable and easy. We'll be back!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

I thank you for staying with us....for those who are not willing to go out for dinner but they prefer to stay at the hotel there is a take away place next door opened till 9 pm and you can enjoy your dinner to the breakfast terrace or to the happy hour garden!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Orange, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

It's the total of the human touches that lift this little hotel above the pack, not just the advanced and sophisticated customer service attitudes, facilities and amenities, but also the family touches e.g. the halls and corridors - the homely pieces of furniture and magazines casually strewn all about. We were delighted to stay here, our appetite whetted by the website. We booked a triple, room 25, for the extra space and weren't disappointed. For transport, we walked or used bus route "D". We bought a 3 day ticket for 12 euros from the hotel. Don't forget to date stamp it in the machine on the bus the first time of use. The bus starts at the main railway station Santa Maria Novella and takes you almost next door to the hotel. A suggestion for the hotel map: indicate more bus stops. Anyway, that didn't detract from the excellence of our stay. Finally, the surprise ... and people love surprises ... and our's came at checkout. What was it? Well, having the same name as a famous statue was very pleasingly rewarded. Just another example of masterful customer service.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, May 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

We all thank you for the nice photos of room 25 and I'm happy you were not disappointed....
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Perth, Australia
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

It is the little unexpected extras that make the Hotel David not just good but great. Firstly there was the free on site parking which is a treat for a hotel in the centre of Florence. Then there was the free wi-fi, which is common but also a free international phone call was offered daily. Then there was the one free minibar for the length of your stay, happy hour with delicious treats and drinks every afternoon and an on-site laundry. The room is also a good size and well appointed. The hotel would have been highly rated with none of these extras but all together it is a most complete and exceptional place to stay. The service of the staff was also extremely good with advice on travel and restaurants readily provided. The breakfast provided was excellent with a great deal of choice and variety with many extras from the usual as provided by most similarly priced hotels. There is also a good selection of reastaurants nearby, with the Gattabuia Restaurant the outstanding choice if you are in the mood for gourmet pizza. The location of the hotel was also good with a very short walk to the river Arno and easy walking access to the historic sights. A bus is available if you wish but it is nearly as quick to walk to the main city attractions. Bus tickets can be bought at the hotel, but they sometimes run out and it is a short walk to find an alternate seller of tickets. All this comes at a very reasonable price and it is no surprise it comes so highly rated by all who stay here.

  • Stayed April 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, May 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

Nice to read that you had good time with us here at the David....we like to do thing good and I'm happy you understood that!
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
#21 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel David 3*
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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