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“Excellent Choice”
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Hotel David
Ranked #1 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Maidstone, Kent
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Choice”
Reviewed May 21, 2007

Like all the other reviews, we found the Hotel David to be excellent. The Hotel is a 20 minute walk, along the river, from the Centre but we found this to be no problem. If you don't fancy the walk, several different buses can be caught from almost directly outside the Hotel. On arrival, we were greeted warmly, with our cases being carried into reception. Our bedroom was spacious, quiet, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The Hotel offers complimentary drinks and nibbles in the early evening which was the perfect way to start our nights out, before wandering to the Centre to enjoy the wide choice of restaurants and bars available.

We particularly liked the excellent-value little "Trattoria Cibreo" on 122r Via de Macci. Very enjoyable with a most helpful waiter, willing to translate the menu into English. There are a couple of restaurants local to the Hotel but its well worth going to the Centre in the evening, as the choice is much better. Also nice to see the Duomo and the other amazing landmarks after dark, and without the day-trippers. As two women travelling alone, we felt quite safe walking around the city at night. Common sense with carrying bags etc., must prevail at all times. For a local drink, we would also recommend "bir Bacco" on Lungarno Ferrucci, just around the corner from the Hotel David. Very pleasant atmosphere with charming bar Staff. Good experience.

Anyone looking for accommodation in Florence, with beautiful surroundings, very caring, friendly Staff, good choice of breakfast and every whim catered for, could do no better than the Hotel David.

  • Liked — Relaxed atmosphere / spotlessly clean
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed May 2007
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4 Thank Christine47
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed May 20, 2007

After a 3 week tour of Italy, my husband and I look back at our three nights at the Hotel David as very special. We found the hotel charming, with attractive, comfortable rooms, a pleasant sitting room, and a garden. Also, it is well located. All points of interest in Florence are easily accessible by bus or within walking distance for the more able-bodied. Breakfasts were delicious and ample. We especially liked the wine and appetizer hour in the evening, a pleasant way to relax after a day of sightseeing and an opportunity to enjoy the garden and chat with other guests of the hotel. Most outstanding of all was the service. The staff were helpful in every respect. They assisted us in planning each day and directed us to good restaurants.
In all, this was the very best hotel in which we stayed during our trip.

Stayed April 2007
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1 Thank phyl2blue
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2007

We just finished a 15-day tour of Italy, including a 4-day visit to Florence. The Hotel David was our "home" in Florence, and we were very happy with the hotel and the service they provided us.
This hotel has a suburban, out-of-the-city look and feel to it-which I think is one of its assets. It's about two miles from the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Palace, and the other cultural focuses of Florence, and is in the quieter and much newer western suburbs of the city. There's a delightful garden that surrounds the hotel which quiets and softens the place, and the ambience is "small, rural, country inn". While there is some three-lane traffic about 100 yards away, the general mood is restful and quiet. We used the "D-bus"-a local people hauler with a stop just outside the hotel- to commute back and forth to the Ponte Vecchio bridge, and this made access to downtown easy and quick.
Accomodations were bright, clean, quiet, and comfortable. The front-desk staff, and the dining room staff were all very helpful, friendly, and full of great tips on the local sites and entertainment. I feel they all went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and welcome.
The breakfast provided daily was very nicely presented, tasty, abundant, and filling.
We definitely reccommend this hotel! We found it a welcome respite from the crush of tourists and crowds, and a great place to get some rest after a hard day of touring the city.

Stayed May 2007
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louisville
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2007

The whole family agreed that we loved this hotel. We had a big quad, the bathroom was nice, clean and modern with big plush towels. Breakfast was above average, the 'Happy Hour" was much appreciated and it was nice to have a small garden to sit in. Free internet and helpful staff. The location is not central but there are busses almost outside the hotel and we just enjoyed walking.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — location
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
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2 Thank winther
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Belgrade, Serbia
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2007

Hotel David was a really great discovery for us!!! We just loved it!

Beautiful, little hotel, cosy & charming, with clean and comfortable rooms, pretty large and well equipped bathroom, excellent breakfast and extremely welcoming and helpful staff – what more can you desire?!

The whole hotel is decorated in warmly and, in a way, renaissance style, which is really nice and refreshing (knowing other big and cold decorated hotels), and it has a special atmosphere, so that all the times you are feeling like you’re at home.

The staff was great! Very helpful, kind (specially Mikelle – hope I write his name properly :-) ) and friendly, all speaking English pretty well!
Happy hour with an Italian vine and some snacks was organized every day, which was a really great surprise and opportunity to meet some other guests and to feel lovely hospitality of Hotel David.

Also, veeery big thing is that Hotel has its own parking (imagine - free of charge!) and provide free internet service for the guests, too. Too good to be true, isn’t it?!

We liked this little hotel very much and we really enjoyed our stay there. It has everything than one hotel needs to have and deserves this high rating for sure!
If we come to Florence again (and sure we will) we will most definitely stay at Hotel David again!
It was the best choice!!!

  • Liked — Everything was great - lobby, room & bathroom, breakfast, garden, free parking and internet service and, most of all, very kind and helpful hotel staff!!!
  • Disliked — Location, but it was not a big problem, 'cause it is only 20 min walk from city center and has a bus station in front.
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Bella011
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Ottawa
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35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2007

This is a great little hotel. The service was superb, our room clean, suitably large, comfortable and quiet, overlooking the back yards of adjoining homes. Breakfast was pretty standard for Italian hotels, served by friendly staff who made Lattes on request! The hotel is not downtown but is a twenty minute walk from the city core. You can get a bus right outside the door that will take you to the Ponte Vecchio. From there it is a short walk to the main atractions. The hotel booked our reservations at the Uffiziz and the Academia. Reservations ar an absolute must if you do not want to stand in a line for hours. There is an Internet site. The hotel has a happy hour where you can meet some of the other guests in the salon. Very nice. The hotel is moderately priced and really deserves it high Trip Advisor rating.

  • Liked — Small, clean, quiet, friendly
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed April 2007
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2 Thank hawkeyes
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vancouver
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2007

Location: a quiet oasis of calm just outside Florence center. Transportation to Florence center easily accessible - less than 5 mins walk in all directions to catch a bus or taxi. Good restaurants around the hotel as well.
Hospitality/ Service: The best in comparison to the other places we've stayed in. They are all very helpful, polite & accommodating - you feel very welcome.
Breakfast: Excellent!
Bonus: Free internet use.

We would definitely choose Hotel David for our next visit to Florence.

  • Liked — Service from all the staff members - polite, very helpful & welcoming
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank pebroruf
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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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