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“Great little gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel David
Ranked #1 of 422 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Stayed here 15th - 18th March, this hotel deserves all the acclaim it has received.
All the staff are genuinely happy, and very helpful, recommending local restaurants and helping with museum bookings.
Our room was great, comfortable bed, huge bathroom and a wonderful shower!
The location is just up river from the city centre, near enough, but far enough away at the same time. Bus Route D right outside, great for access to the train station.
Going into town, rather than walk along the river and main road, do yourself a favour and walk along the parallel back streets, where there are some fab Trattorias, interesting shops and businesses, and a chance to see a bit more of the real city.
Overall, a wonderful little hotel that I really hope keeps its identity and fantastic attitude to its guests.
Well done Gabriele!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kettlebell1968
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

I thank you for your words of appreciation I'm really impressed that your good feelings here at the David and I assure you we will keep this hotel like you found it or better!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Mullumbimby, Australia
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117 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

This boutique hotel provides everything a visitor to this fabulous city could want. Comfortable rooms, great service and a convenient location combine to make an enjoyable stay. The location, about 1.5km from the city centre, is an easy and interesting walk. Alternately the city bus stop is almost at the door. We will return.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank mg788
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

I thank you for trusting us we are happy to see that you had good time with us and we will definitely
be happy to welcome you as a repeter!
My best,

Gabriele Cecioni
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Belfast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We re-visited Hotel David at the end of January with friends and once again what a treat!! An extra special one being we stayed in one of the new rooms which we loved, with our own terrace overlooking Florence it was just fantastic!! Gabriele and all the staff are so helpful, nothing is a problem to them from recommending & booking restaurants to transport advice etc... We enjoyed our days in Florence and the other places we visited whilst there and look forward to our next trip back to our favourite place!! Thank you!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank loveitalyBelfast
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Re-peters,

NIce to hear from you! I'm glad you enjoyed the new rooms we made last year and we wanted you to try them as the last time you were here it was the last day before the renovation......
See you next time!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

This hotel has all the benefits of a great b & b (unbelievable service and many personal touches) . The outlook from the room is great. A little walk into town but the hotel is near some great authentic restaurants which have oodles of character. An oasis from busy city streets.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank hikeb
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

Exactly what we are a small hotel focussed to details and very customer oriented!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

All the other excellent reviews should give you the idea, but this hotel is simply outstanding. From the moment you walk in, the service is incredibly friendly and helpful. They gave us amazing recommendations for dining that fit each night perfectly, and guided us to transportation throughout the city. The rooms are beautiful, comfortable, classic and unique with great views. Ours had a spacious balcony with a classic florentine view. The free mini bar adds to the hospitality, and if that's not enough, there is a happy hour every night with free snacks and cocktails. This is a place where you truly feel welcome and at home. There is nothing more we could possibly have wanted from our stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mark M
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

I'm so happy to see that our Guests like our way....and I'm sure you will be back next time you decide to come back to Firenze you will nock the door!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Beds were comfortable, breakfast was good and the staff were helpful & kind. I would stay here again in a second! Location in the best.
This was one of our favorite hotels on our stay in Tuscany and we definately will recemmend it to others and plan to stay again in the not to distant future.
thank you very much

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank darek m
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

Bene! Another potential repeter customer....and happy to see that you found your home in Florence!
My best,

Gabriele Cecioni
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Alabaster, Alabama
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

I’m glad we took the recommendations of so many others here on TA and booked our stay here. Although a bus go directly between the train station and hotel, we took a short taxi ride which was very inexpensive.

Upon checking in, we were given a warm welcome and information about the hotel and the area. Breakfast was quite good, but the room is small so it can’t handle many guests at one time. This wasn’t a problem though since you can wait in the comfortable lobby with a coffee and they will inform you when a table is available.

Since there was three of us traveling, we got a family room. The beds were VERY comfortable. Actually the most comfortable beds of our whole trip through Itay. The room was large and so was the bathroom. We especially liked the heated floors and heated towel rack.

The hotel is right outside of the center of Florence and only a 15 min walk to most things. If you want to take a sightseeing bus, one stops right outside of the hotel. There is also a reg bus stop and the hotel sells tickets at cost.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank Serion
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

i thank you for your stay here at the Hotel David, nice to see that you had good time here with us it's right.....I wish our breakfast room was bigger but consider that during summertime we have a sunny terrace too where to go for breakfast!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Property: Hotel David
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
#2 Family Hotel in Florence
#14 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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