We spent out Easter here for 1 reason, Scoppio del Caro (explosion of the cart). Google it to find out the ancient tradition of setting of fireworks in front to the Duomo on Easter Sunday. After searching for best bang for your buck, we ended up at Hotel David. What a place, the only draw back that I can think of is the location. The place is about 10 -15 mins away by bus which is also its HIGHLIGHT. I had the window open at night and early hours of the morning with no drunk people screaming, no busy street. During happy hour at night, you can lounge at their garden, free of the city noise, enjoying free wine and wonderful bar food. I had the privilege of tasting limoncello and grappa for free as an after dinner treat, since it was Easter. If you like to stay out all night and prefer walking up to your hotel in the city, this is not your place since it will cost you about 12 euros at night to get to.
Bus and taxi are right outside the door and the wonderful rosticerria with roasted meats, assorted pasta, cooked vegetables and huge wine selection are in front as well. Make sure you tell the reception that you are going to the rosticerria to get a card from them that will get you 15% off the price.
My wife absolutely adorned the region, the city and this B&B. I kept longing for the breakfast, esp when we went to Venice and Rome, this is not your typical Italian breakfast: assorted cold cuts, cheeses, eggs, bacon, cereal, bread, cappuccino, and the best orange juice. The room was beautiful, bed stiff, bathroom mid sized and not cramped, except for the floor of the tub.
Best bang for your buck!!! Since they are not located in the city, you are welcomed to Hotel David with a complimentary mini bar with water, beer and soda; free 10 minute call to the US and other countries as listed; free wi-fi and internet access at their reception area; and best of all, happy hour with free wine and bar food. Oh, did I forget to mention the unforgettable breakfast? This hotel is almost half off the price of other places. Save your self some money, go here and spend the rest on leather goods!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- David Hotel Florence