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“AMAZING start to our Honeymoon!”
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Hotel David
Ranked #1 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 September 2009

My husband and I started our 2 week long honeymoon in Florence at Hotel David. When we arrived to our room, a bottle of prosecco and a warm note welcoming us to the hotel and to our honeymoon awaited us. We were so happy!
The staff at this hotel were the most helpful and friendly and made our stay in Florence very enjoyable. Every day and night they gave us suggestions for restaurants, sites, where to take the bus, what tours to take and even booked it for us. They kept giving us these very cool maps of Florence and drawing on them what we needed to know. Without them we would have been lost.
We read great reviews about this hotel on tripadvisor and we are sooooooo happy we chose it. It is walking distance to the center of the town, but far enough for some privacy and some great local restaurants!!
We love Hotel David, and cannot wait to come back to be treated like family!!! Thank you for such great hospitality!!!!
The staff is AMAZING, and i loved their cat too!!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank LunaYMar
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2009

Dear Couple,

I'm so happy to see that the number of couples who choose our hotel for a special event are encreasing day by day. I hope we will be able to go over your expectations and give you a dream to bring back home!

My best,

Gabriele Cecioni

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Reviewed 25 September 2009

We stayed at the Hotel David for the first 3 nights of our honeymoon. Booking was effortless online and I sent an email to the hotel in advance of our arrival asking for a romantic room if possible, the response was very prompt and room 24 was reserved for our stay.

Upon arrival we caught a taxi from the station it's around 15 Euro's. We arrived late in the evening around 10pm and found check in quick and effortless, we were offered food if we were hungry but we weren't. We went to our room to find a tray upon the four poster bed with a bottle of champagne, a rose and a card wishing us a wonderful honeymoon!. Just what the doctor ordered after all our travelling, a lovely personal touch.

This hotel offers a few "perks" that you don't often find in other Florentine hotels, it has one free mini bar for your stay, this was 2 cans of cola, 2 fruit juices, 2 cans of fanta,, 3 bottles of water, a can of larger, peanuts and wafer biscuits!. The hotel also has a "happy hour" which is actually an hour and a half, you can have juice, red or white wine, plus a selection of apperitifs including some pasta and olives. This was served in the garden and was a wonderfully relaxing way to start an evening and meet other guests.

The hotel has free parking, which in Florence is a real bonus as parking in the city is literally impossible. The hotel also offers free internet access from 10am - 11pm in the lobby or free WiFi. Another "perk" was the 10 minuets a day that you could call home free from the phone at reception.

The breakfast was lovely with continental meats and cheese, eggs, cereals, yoghurts, croissants and lovely pastries. Served from 7:30am till 10am it offered great flexibility if you fancied a lie in.

The hotel is fairly well situated but is around 25min walk from the centre of town, however if you do not like walking there is a taxi rank directly outside the hotel and a frequent bus service, you can buy tickets for the bus at the hotel reception.

The area surrounding the hotel has plenty of amenities, an ATM a short walk away plus a pharmacy and grocers. There is a cafe, Cafe Michaelangelo just up the road from the hotel which is great for lunch selling pizza, pasta and focace. It also sells nice pastries. There is also a small patiesserie cloase by. There is a trattoria cloase by also but we didn't eat here so not sure what it's like.

The rooms are immaculate and electric shutters for the windows were great. The rooms have air conditioning and are soundproof with double doors. The hotel provided a mosquito plug in repellant, a god send in Florence, especially being so close to the river Arno.

The hotel is very well ran and the staff excedingly friendly and helpful. The hotel has a little Piaggio Ape car/vehicle which you can book to take you on romantic tour to see the sunset and places of natural beauty around Florence for 40 Euro. You have to book this in advance though.

In all the Hotel David is a fantastic place to stay in Florence and is very deserving of it's trip advisor ranking!.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2009

Dear Couple,

Long post for this new couple who decided to spend here part of their honeymoon a lot of expectations and I beliewe reading the post that you had good time with us and you enjoyed our way to welcome our Guests. I thank you for coming but I want to see you back in one of your future anniversary!!

My best,

Gabriele Cecioni

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Reviewed 25 September 2009

Hotel David deserves the great reviews. My wife and recently stayed there for 5 nights including our anniversary. The hotel is very clean and the staff is outstanding (all friendly, all patient, all with good advice, etc...). Everybody at Hotel David had a smile and made us feel welcome. We enjoyed the location in a more quiet part of Florence but still close enough to the city center (15 to 20 minute walk or 5 to 10 minutes by bus - BTW, bus service is VERY convenient from the hotel). A great place to feel at home in Florence and a great value.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank spike12300
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2009

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your post we are so happy that people choose our hotel for a special event this give us a bit of pressure and we are more focussed to do well and I'm sure you appreciated all our efforts.
Anytime you will decide to come back to see our Firenze we will be at your disposal.

My best,

Gabriele Cecioni

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Reviewed 22 September 2009

This hotel is within convenient walking distance of the city centre along the river; or you can take a 2 minute bus ride to the Ponte Vecchio. Evening drinks and canapes are a bonus; the rooms sufficiently large and comfortable; breakfast very good; internet access convenient. The staff are wonderful - going out of their way to meet your every need.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank PFC_Erina
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2009

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your post on this traveler community I'm happy you had good time with us and I'm glad you appreciate our efferts to male you feel at home!

My best,

Gabriele Cecioni

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Reviewed 20 September 2009

the folks at the front desk were super helpful and nice. they were so laid back. they suggested a great restaurant for dinner, mom and pop place, Gigi. awesome! the room was huge and clean. quiet too. not a far walk to the city center. parking available too. would definately stay again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cindy M
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2009

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your words of appreciation you make our job more enjoable and we hope to see you at the house next time you decide to come to Firenze.

My best,

Gabriele Cecioni

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Reviewed 19 September 2009

We stayed at the David Hotel for 5 days. The hotel was very clean and the rooms nicely furnished. The staff was very friendly and helpful and everybody spoke good English. You could buy big bottles of water at the reception (you will need plenty of it if you are in Florence in the summer!) as well as alcoholic and soft drinks at reasonable prices. You can also buy bus tickets at the reception. The hotel lobby offers much space and a pleasant ambience. You can also sit outside in the garden. This is a small cozy hotel which makes you feel that you are in Tuscany right when you step into it. It takes about 20-25 minutes to walk to the center, but the bus connection is convenient, so reaching the center of Florence is no problem. We will definitely stay at David Hotel on our next trip to Florence. Highly recommended!

Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2009

Dear Guest,

Coming from Norway it must have been a nightmare the hot tempherature we had in August and you where lucky we were a did off from the city center with a little breeze in the evening!!! You are correct we propose a full minibar for free and the additional soft drinks are sold at a very reasonable price!!

Next time I suggest you to come in October!!!

My best,

Gabriele Cecioni

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Reviewed 18 September 2009

In 2 words.. "LOVED IT!" This hotel is simply amazing, not just because of all the services but the attention to detail. My wife and I were celebrating our one year anniversary and they helped plan it to the smallest detail to dinner near the Ponte Vechio. The even left champagne in our room as a gift. Everyone is super helpful getting around and directing you to the best spots. They are a short 10min bus ride the Piazza Michalengelo which is amazing. My wife and I are thinking about taking another vacation next year and are considering staying their another week. It really feels like you are part of the Firenze culture. You are a bit of a walk from the city center. But its an amazing walk and you don't get any traffic noise in the evening.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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HDavid, Owner at Hotel David, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2009

Dear Guest,

In 2 words, thank you.....I'm glad you had good time it's important for us that you are sad to leave the hotel because it means you felt something staying with us and this will remain in your memory!! If you decide to come next year we have to plan in advance your week in Florence so that comes out something really special!!

My best,

Gabriele Cecioni

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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: £109 - £183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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