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“The Skeptical Sister”
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Hotel David
Ranked #2 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Ontario, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
2 reviews
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“The Skeptical Sister”
Reviewed 5 September 2009

My sister, brother in law, nephew and myself stayed at the Hotel David from August 13-16, 2009. When I told my sister about all the perks included in the price, she thought there was a catch. To her surprise, there was no catch. We had a quad room and it was huge and very charming. It is so nice having a fridge in our room, let alone a fridge with drinks and snacks included. What a treat. And let's not forget happy hour. Coming home to a complimentary glass of wine and snacks in the beautiful garden made you forget all the steps you put in during the hot summer day behind you.
There's one thing we have to mention though...the beds are slightly harder than we're used to.
Some thank you's. Chiara, for coming to our room and showing me how to work the a/c. Gabriele, for opening and holding the door when he saw me arriving with parcels in both hands. Michael for always being on point with your recommendations and directions (especially when you got us out of Florence safely). And finally Maria for always being so pleasant at breakfast (which is wonderful) and making one of the best cappucinos on our trip.

Hotel David, you are a leader in the Hospitality Industry and you've made our stay memorable. Bravo to you.



Until next time

Diane Rossi and family.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 September 2009

We stayed at the Hotel David as part of honeymoon through Italy. We booked based on the trip advisor reviews and could not have been happier. We would recommend the Hotel David to anyone looking for a place to stay in Florence.

The hotel and staff are excellent and the breakfast, happy hour, internet and free calls to the states are wonderful benefits.

One warning - if you sit outside during happy hour, please buy mosquito repellent prior.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, 5 September 2009
Dear Guest,

Honeymoon what a fantastic occasion to come to Firenze!!! I'm glad you had good time despite the mosquitos that are coming for happy hour too!! This year seems that many couples decided to come to Firenze to spend their honeymoon and so many decided to come to our house........

My best,

Gabriele Cecioni
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2009

We stayed in the David during our stay in Florence, during which we were married in the city. Not only did the David give us a great romantic room for our stay but they were so accommodating and generous with their hospitality. They allowed for our family to come back to the hotel after the ceremony and spend time in the delightful garden where they did everything to make us all very welcome. They gave us a complimentary bottle of Champagne and we had an enormous bouquet of flowers waiting for us in our room on our return. Michele helped my husband find a florest for a new button hole and then helped his brother get his car going after it broke down in the car park. Then I lost a ring in the plumbing and they went to enormous trouble to get it back. The staff were wonderful, friendly and welcoming and the hotel itself was a delight. We will be back for our anniversaries. Words cannot describe what a great place this is! Thanks again to Michele, Gabriele and the rest of the staff at The David.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, 5 September 2009
Dear Guest,

How could we never forget you!! We do have many couples who spend part of their honeymoon with us in Firenze but we have only a few couples who decide to get married in Firenze and they were so far the best!! A little problem with a ring in the plunbing but our 74 years old plumber solved it right away!!
See you in one of your next anniversary!!!

My best,

Gabriele Cecioni
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2009

We stayed at the Hotel David for 4 nights and had a great time. The hotel lived up to all its positive reviews. We had a large family room with a large bed and two twin beds, and a very nice bathroom. The room was clean and tidy, and kept that way throughout our stay. The included breakfast was always a pleasure, as was the evening wine and snacks on the terrace. The hotel is a few long blocks from the historic core of Florence, but the walk is easy. There are many restaurants within a reasonable distance, and a great place for gelatto next door. The best part however was the service. The owners go out of their way to help you out with any needs, phone calls, reservations, tickets and are simply great! Truely a nice place to stay with your family in Florence. Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, 31 August 2009
Dear Guest,

I'm glad you had good time with us and you appreciate our efforts to make you feel at home!
I hope to see you back any time you decide to come to see our Florence.

My best,

Gabriele Cecioni
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2009

Quick simply, excellent: space to park the car (if a trifle hairy to reverse back out again the next morning); wonderfully attentive reception staff; fantastic value for our stay in a family room; the free mini-bar; even a mosquito plug was provided. Marvellous.

The breakfast -- often not a strongpoint in Italy, but then again why should it be when other mealtimes are so fantastic? -- was also excellent.

Finally, the location: I fail to understand the criticisms made, because it's either an attractive, leisurely 20-minute stroll up the Arno to the Ponte Vecchio, or you can simply hop on one of the frequent buses which'll take you there in a matter of minutes.

Quibbles? Seeing as this is TripAdvisor, I suppose I could mention the somewhat noisy pipe sounds from the shower room next to us. Did it detract from our stay in any way? Hell, no.

Based on our experience, Hotel David is an absolute gem. All four of us can't wait to go back, both to visit more of Florence and return to Hotel David. Grazie mille!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, 28 August 2009
Dear Guest,

You make me cry!! All the Staff and myself are so involved in what we do that when somedoby gets the meaning of our job we all feel so good!! despite the quibbles that with no doubt are part of the house!!

Thank you to all of you!!

My best,

Gabriele Cecioni
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2009

We stayed here for 4 nights in a quad room. The extra touches were great such as happy hour and a free 10 minute Skype phonecall per day. Our room was very nice but the beds were somewhat hard for our taste. The bathroom was good.
There is a washing machine and tumble drier for guests use. The washer was a real boon but the tumble drier took hours and I would suggest putting your clothes on the racks on the balcony to dry!
Great bus access to the centre of Florence and such helpful staff. Nothing was too much trouble.
Would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, 28 August 2009
Dear Guest,

I'm so glad you took advantage of our freebies and I'm happy you considered our self laundry room a boon even if to be honest our tomble drier is not a professional one and in summer time we prefer to dry the clothes outside in the terrace on the racks!
See you next time you decide to come to see our Firenze!!

My best,

Gabriele Cecioni
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Berkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2009

We stayed here at the beginging of our vacation before touring further regions of Tuscany. The hotel is superb and ALL the staff are most helpfull. Everything good written about this hotel is so true. We had 2 very young children with us who are rather lively but they were made to feel most welcome. In fact it was so good we changed our arrangements at the end of holiday and returned for a two further days. That in itself should tell you everything. Will return asap

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this review, 28 August 2009
Dear Guest,

Traveling with all the family is hard but it's great fun also for us!! Thank you so much for your appreciation and see you next time with your family of course!!

My best,

Gabriele Cecioni
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Property: Hotel David
Address: Viale Michelangiolo, 1, 50125, Florence, Italy
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Region: 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
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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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