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Hotel David
Ranked #1 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fabulous Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights last week, on recommendation from a friend. This hotel is WOW. Not for spectacular 'materialistic looks' but for its true Italian feel. Cannot praise the staff enough, they are wonderful. So helpful in anyway, from minute of arrival to departure. The rooms are true Italian in style, nothing WOW factor, but traditional. The mini bar is a treat, the honesty bar is so cheap in comparison to the town (would hate anybody to abuse their trust on that one), free cake during the day, and the free happy hour between 6.30 - 8.00 is a lovely idea, even though we only used it once. Free wi-fi and even a 10 minute free call back home every day if you wish. Fresh towels & cleaned room every day. Breakfast of satisfactory standard with good selection. Continental type, and a bit of egg & bacon, lovely cake & pastries, hams, cheeses & croissants. Beautiful little garden that my partner & I sat in every night. Love this hotel, will recommend to others & would like to go back. Ideally situated about a 30 minute stroll (if not hurrying) into town. Used the open top bus to get a round all the sights, excellent idea. Mossies in August were a nightmare, take plenty of repellent! And i would say do look around before you eat/drink out. Get right out of the town and take a look down the side streets for cheaper and more traditional eats. After the 4 days was fed up with paying between 6 -9 euro's for a small coke! We paid 103 euro's for a meal on the first night that DIDNT include any alcohol or any pudding! 2 cokes, 1 shared starter & 2 main steaks, potatoes & veg also to be paid for separately. Will definitely return, just next time would be more shrewd. But as for the Hotel, look no further ......

Room Tip: Front bedroom has better view, was offered a front without balcony or a back with a balcony. Front W...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Denise A
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HDavid, Proprietario at Hotel David, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Guest
I thank you for coming over I'm pleased you had good time and so happy you enjoyed our way of welcoming Guests.
My best
Gabriele Cecioni
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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101 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is relatively near Firenze's historical center, on the other side of the river Arno. You can go walking (about 15 minutes) or by bus (which we preferred, since it was very hot and the bus station is beside the hotel. In about 10 minutes we were in Ponte Vecchio). You can also take the same bus (line D) to get to the hotel at the train station.
The staff is kind and always helpful to give good tips on restaurants nearby.
The building is very beautiful and cosy. Our bedroom was huge and very comfortable, with a balcony with an incredible view to Brunelleschi's Dome.
The hotel offers a nice buffet snack everyday at 6pm.
Breakfast is good, with healthy options such as fruits and granola.
You can also make a free phone call to your country at night (some countries are not included, but they give you a list as soon as you arrive).
When we left, they gave us a beautiful kit of shampoo and body lotion as a gift.
I highly recommend Hotel David if you're going to Firenze!

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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HDavid, Proprietario at Hotel David, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
I'm very pleased to be so lucky to have had you here at the David thank you for your words of appreciation and we hope to see you back in the future as a repeat Guest!
My best
Gabriele Cecioni
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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Everything you read about Hotel David is true! The hotel is on an absolutely beautiful street leading up to Piazza Michelangelo. It is a short ride on the D or 13 bus line to the city center. The rooms are well furnished and very clean. The staff couldn't be more friendly and accommodating! All the "extras" included in the room price (breakfast, parking, mini-bar, happy hour, Wifi, etc) make Hotel David a must stay in Florence.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank YYZer
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HDavid, Proprietario at Hotel David, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
A big thank you for coming over we are simply trying to imagine the services we would like to find at any hotel when traveling!
My best
Gabriele Cecioni
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79 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

There are so many big hotels that could learn from this hotel; genuinely friendly staff who can't do enough to help, great homely touches, a really welcoming lounge and honesty bar, a mini bar that actually is there for the customer and doesn't rip you off, we'll equipped rooms but are truly Italian.... Don't be put off by the star rating or the location as it is a fabulous hotel. It is possible to get to Santa Croce in 10 mins at a steady pace and the centre of Florence in 20 mins so if you are relatively fit and mobile shouldn't be an issue but if it is, there is a bus and taxis aren't that expensive. It was great to get out of the centre at the end of the day and relax on the terrace. Hotel David you truly deserve this rating and we would unreservedly recommend you to any of our friends and family. Next time we are in Florence we will return to this gem of a hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Kaytie66
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HDavid, Proprietario at Hotel David, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
A special thank from all of us you made our day a better one, now that people understand that our location it's an advantage this will be a very special place!
My best
Gabriele Cecioni
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

From start to finish, Hotel David and its staff made us feel so welcome. The complimentary Prosecco for our honeymoon, the free mini-bar that was re-stocked every day, the happy hour (18.30-20.30) where beers, wine and nibbles were all free, just these little extras made our time staying at Hotel David that much better.

The bedroom was spacious and the bed comfortable. And the shower was excellent. We only had one issue and that was that the air-conditioning leaked but that was on the final night and as it was late, we didn't want to speak to the Hotel and have people come in or us move so no real complaints with that.

The hotel is approximately a 30 minute walk from the Vecchio Bridge and the majority of other Florence sites are further on from that so bear in mind if you are not a fan of walking. The bus stops near by and goes to the bridge and onto the Firenze Stazione Santa Maria Novella so we used it to get to the station for a day trip to Pisa and for our onward travels (so its fine with suitcases).

We would love to spend a week in the Tuscan region and there is no doubt that Hotel David will be our accommodation of choice.

Thank you Hotel David!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ben F
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HDavid, Proprietario at Hotel David, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for trusting us I'm very pleased you had good time with here and that you noticed our work we have home to make the little things special too!
My best
Gabriele Cecioni
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San Antonio, TX
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44 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stayed four days in Florence. Upon checking in Sylvia (spelled a little differently than this) was one of the nicest and most courteous people. We had two rooms: one for myself and wife and another for the teenage guys. Sylvia upgraded us at no request to the "matrimonial" suite and boy was this suite.. I mean sweet!

Three rooms plus a large balcony that overlooked the city. So here's the tradeoff: Stay in the city and see walls next to you or be out about 10- 15min walk away and get to see the city looking down on it. There are about 3 buses that come by within a half a block from this hotel and take you anywhere you want: train station, Ponte Vecchio, cathedral, etc.

The bathroom was large and spacious with a full size walk in shower. The side room had a massaging chair and a small refrig. with Godiva chocolates and drinks all INCLUDED. The patio was essentially as big as the bedroom with a table / 2 chairs, a sofa seating two and a reclined whicker lounge chair.

Breakfast was very good and there were usually one or two people constantly working the breakfast area.

Two nice imacs 24" or 27" imacs provide you with internet / printing services downstairs by the reception / resting area. A downstairs outside patio is where "happy hour" serves wine, beer, water / juice and light snacks (though always the same thing every night).

Room Tip: Meet Sylvia at the front and be nice !
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank RobertRSanAntonio
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HDavid, Proprietario at Hotel David, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
I thank you for choosing the David for your holiday, all the staff is daily doing their maximum effort to make your stay as pleasant as possible!
My best,
Gabriele Cecioni
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We are currently staying here and all I can say is wow! Everything is superb, staff are helpful and friendly, happy hour is amazing and a great time to talk to other residents, breakfast is plentiful and good quality and rooms are clran and well stocked. We will definitely return to Florence and stay at Hotel David.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Gemma P
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HDavid, Proprietario at Hotel David, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
Nice to see that you had good time here and your nice words of appreciation make us proud to work here!
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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