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Hotel David
Ranked #3 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Simply amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Myself and two friends stayed at Hotel David and absolutely loved it. Nothing was too much trouble for the hotel staff, upon entering our room on the first day rere was a welcome note and an Italian dessert. There's a free mini bar an there nightly happy hour is fabulous. The continental breakfast were superb with so much variety! Will definitely be rating here again on my next visit to Firenze!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank UberChic5
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

All the staff thank you for your words of appreciation, I'm glad you noticed all our efforts to make your stay as pleasant as possible always with a smile a lot of free services!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

A charming little hotel with staff for whom nothing is too much trouble. It is on the hop-on-hop-off bus route as well as the city bus route, but is only a 15 minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio or Duomo. Nice touches, such as the free minibar of snacks and soft drinks, and the free happy hour of wine and snacks every evening, make this a very special place. There is even an honesty bar. Thoroughly recommended!

Room Tip: Rooms with balcony are slightly smaller than the standard rooms, but well worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Merlinthemage
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

I thank you for your time and I'm glad you had a nice time here in Florence and at the David too!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My wife and I along with our six year old stayed at Hotel David from June 1st through June 5th. From the first day to the day we left, we were very impressed by the service and staff members.
The one person that comes to mind when we think about excellent Hospitality (from the staff) is, "Christina!" She was simply amazing, very courteous, gracious and extremely hospitable. It was a pleasure indeed dealing with her during our stay at the hotel. The other staff member we can think of is, Merko (I hope I have spelt his name correctly), he was at breakfast service and was very service oriented and pleasant at all times. Kudos to these two employees! Keep up the good work!
And of course- the hotel as a product, and service over all, including the housekeeping staff were all outstanding!
We absolutely loved Hotel David! Thanks!!

Warm regards,
Sai P.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sailoveslife
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Nice to see that aso my new members of the Staff are walking in the right direction!
I thank you to encourage them and I'm happy for them that they understood that if you enjoy coming to work you spread this happiness to everyone you come across with...bravo!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Our 3 nights at Hotel David were great. We enjoyed the fact that it was a 20 minute walk into the main centre of Florence. There were plenty of great local restaurants, bars and cafes nearby if we didn't want to walk. The evening aperiitivo in the garden gave us the opportunity to talk with other travellers about their experiences. We also enjoyed seeing the local ballet company at the theatre and a chamber orchestra play in a museum. Breakfasts were very good, a nice array of options and fresh fruit was a plus. It was quiet at night - we were on the top floor at the back. Mosquitoes were a problem the first night but they put an electric repeller in for us and that solved the problem. Bed was comfortable and the bathroom was great. And the staff were friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter, some rooms have balconies.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank mapipem
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

I thank you for coming to stay with us we we are located very close to the river at the beginning of the boulevard that goes to Piazzale Michelangelo where you overview all the town!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The loveliest staff, they give you a free 10 minute phone call each day to anywhere in the world, free wifi, everything purchased on a trust system, alcohol, coffees, teas cakes and snacks, greeted with a beautiful cake in our room, bathrooms huge and quaintly modern and happy our for two hours in the front garden where the food doesn't stop coming out, free red/white wine or juice, unheard of! Breakfast just lovely, Italians are a generous people and I can't wait to go back

Room Tip: Maybe one with a balcony? We didn't get one but my friend did, but they're all beautiful roo...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

I thank you for your post on this traveller website I'm happy to see that you had good time and enjoyed our hospitality and I'm sure next time in Florence with be at Hotel David.
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

There are so many extras that Hotel David offer that it would be hard to name them all.
Position is great with a bus just 100 metres away direct to centre of Florence.
Staff are very friendly and helpful even walking us to the bus stop the first time. Secure parking, and yes the free mini-bar unheard of. Room was large and we had the best shower in the whole Italian trip of a month.
They also offer a phone call home every day of your stay! In our case this was to Australia.
They also had a laundry for clients to use and pay on a honour system.
I would definitely recommend this hotel

Room Tip: the tip I would offer is to stay here!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Helen H
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

Happy to see you had good time here at the David our services are made to welcome you and the honour system is the only one you will find at the David!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We picked this hotel because of its consistent write ups on Tripadviser (this is not an advert!). We were thoroughly spoilt. An individual and heartfelt welcome from the staff telling us about what to expect....1. Free minibar until the fridge is empty...then you pay for anything after that. 2. Free wine and snacks at happy hour, 6.30 - 8pm. A great way to get to know the other guests. 3. One free 10 minute phone call to virtually anywhere in the world. 4. Free WiFi or if you do not have a computer/mobile/ ipad etc then free use of their latest Apple Macs in the lounge. We felt like real guests and not just visitors. The place felt like a home from home. The staff were happy and helpful...nothing was too much trouble. Possibly the best private hotel we've ever stayed at. I hope they can keep this up for the future because we cannot wait to return.

Room Tip: Room 30 and 31 are at he top of the building but have views of he Duomo and a very large balcony and...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Ian S
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Yes we like informal welcome with a smile with lots of services included in a reasonable rate!
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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