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Hotel David - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Viale Michelangiolo 1 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 115.00
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Looking for a romantic Florence hotel? Hotel David is a great choice as it's located in the Oltrarno area, is near a metro station and offers free breakfast to all its guests!

This 3 star Oltrarno hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a computer station. Guests wishing to relax with a drink will surely want to visit the bar/lounge.

Multilingual staff can provide tour/ticket assistance. In the lobby area you will find free newspapers so you can catch up on all the news and weather.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 9.5 Outstanding!
Based on 528 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Friendliest hotel I have ever experienced. Staff were universally helpful and che...

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Breakfast at Hotel David

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10 AM.

Facilities at Hotel David

  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Free parking

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 50 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel David is also known as

Hotel David
David Hotel Florence

10

Clean

8.9

Location

8.9

Quiet

9.3

Spacious

10

Service

Hotel David reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We booked up 6 months in advance, stayed 6 days. Trip Adv and Venere gave Hotel very high ratings but still sceptical - don't be! We never hear traffic at home and we were at the back of Hotel which was quiet, if we had been at the front it may have been noisy for us. Yes, you can have whole mini bar everyday for free if you want. The breakfast is good with typical Italian bacon, scrambled eggs and fried eggs, but get there soon after 7.30 so they are still hot. also cakes, strange cereals, and lots of coffee, if you ask they will provide additional coffee types from a machine hidden around the back. All in all, really convenient 1 mile from centre, 1.5 miles to train station where you can catch train right across Italy. Really not worth paying for taxi or bus as if you are fit its all convenient like Venice. Only need Taxi from airport set price about 25 eur, large taxi rank don't book. We saw some very unhappy children in and around Hotel and Florence, don't take them to this city until they can walk about 5 miles a day, and when they are about 12, to save your sanity.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great fined. Staff was just great. could not be more accommodating. With a smile -- corrected a lot of badly spoken Italian. Great Happy Hour. Like the free phone call time each day to the States.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Absolutely wonderful 10 days-hated to leave.! The staff was top-rate especially front desk personnel and Maria (breakfast and Happy Hour) Met wonderful people from U.S., U.K.,all over! Would recommend to any and all travelers. Certainly lived up to its recommendations.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We are now staying in the Boscolo Exedra in Rome which is a Five star luxury hotel. We liked Hotel David so much better! Would love to go back!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

The staff were very welcoming and always helpful in making our stay a very pleasant one. Nothing was too much trouble for them and when my daughter asked them what the Italian form of panadol was, they actually offered to walk to the chemist with her to ensure she got the correct medicine. Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the hotel but the staff were the standout. Would definitely book here again.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Brazil

I travelled to Florence in the end of December and could not be happier with my choice of hotel. The David offers much more than you expect from a 3 star hotel. Breakfast is excellent, rooms and bathrooms clean and comfortable, good quality toiletries and a very friendly staff. In the evening they offer a happy hour with savouries and beverages which gives you the chance of meeting people from all corners of the world. I definitely recomend this hotel. The location is excellent, even not being in the very center of town. An easy walk or a short bus or taxi ride. You really feel at home there.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Everything was perfect. The staff is so helpful and was always ready with practical information - not just the touristy info.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

After reading the excellent reviews, our expectations were high. Not disappointed! The only problem was that I wanted to stay longer!! Will definitely book again if we're back in Florence. Tip: take the bikes for a spin - Florence is perfect for bicycles!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • South Africa

We stayed in Hotel David on our last night in Italy before we flew from Pisa the next morning. All the good things they say about this hotel is true and I will defintely stay here next time we visit Florence. I was worried about the 15 min walk to Ponte Vechio, but there is also a bus service that stops right in front of the hotel and drives straight to Ponte Vecchio for 1Euro. It is also close to Piazzala Michelangelo. Nice big room and good breakfast. The free mini-bar and happy hour is also great. Definitely recommended.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Hotel David was our favorite hotel in the three locations we visited on a recent two week trip to Italy. The staff was absolutely wonderful (kudos to Gabriele). The room was the nicest we stayed in and was a great value. The breakfast and evening wine/hors d'œuvres were terrific. The location is a little far from the center of town, but we found it not an unreasonable walk or bus trip to various sights. We did avail ourselves of a Firenze Card. I really applaud this hotel. It was all that I hoped for based on reviews I had read (and more). Finally, the staff were understanding and forgiving when I realized that I had taken the room key with me to Venice.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Staff was very helpful

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

Family run hotel with good attention to detail. Friendly staff and the free mini bar and happy hour refreshments were a very nice touch.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Venezuela

This Hotel it's excellent, it's well located (20 minutes walk from Ponte Vecchio) the rooms are clean and big, the staff it's multilingual and very helpful, the breakfast it's variated, the in-room mini bar was included in the room price, the hotel even inclues 10 minutes phone calls from the frontdesk to most countries!!!! WiFi included... Definitely will return in our next visit to Firenze.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United States

The staff was amazing! And I loved the Happy Hour, where I met and chatted with others who were staying at the hotel. It's a great location, just a quick walk from the historical center. The room was unusually large, with a small frig full of free items. You can even make a free 10-minute call every day from the lobby. You really get a lot for the $$. Did I mention the staff was amazing?!?

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Delightful hotel, friendly staff, the complete antidote to chain hotels, at least two really good trattoria nearby, easy access via adjacent bus route or taxi rank, pleasant inclusive happy hour, we will return...

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Turkey

The rooms are very spacious. You feel like home; so cosy and relaxing. Additional services they offer such as free computer use, wifi, even free call opportunity to your country -even though my country was not included- are awsome. Hotel even gives umbrellas at rain :-)) Amazing.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

What a wonderfully staffed hotel. If you have a question, the staff will help you find an answer. This is my third visit, and I'd stay here again. The walk along the Arno to get to sites is wonderful, but if your feet get tired, the little buses stop right out front. I highly recommend this hotel.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

We stayed for 2 nights and wanted to be just outside Florence itself (slightly quieter and cheaper). The David did not disappoint. Really friendly and helpful staff, 15 minute walk into town along the river or a bus almost outside the hotel. Access to the internet plus free Skype call home were some of the extras they offered. They suggested a local restaurant (Affe di Bacco) which was excellent - brilliant food, very reasonable prices, friendly staff. All in all a perfect stay.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The folks at Hotel David could not have been nicer! They were all great in helping us navigate the city & giving us directions for getting to Fiesole & back. The snacks they provided in the evening & the free minibar were unexpected & lovely touches. We would recommend this hotel to anyone. Our stay there was our favorite of all 3 hotels we used during our Italian holiday.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Seven weeks & 12 lots of accommodation! The David and its staff were the best. It was like visiting old friends, the welcome was so warm. So many of the things which cost extra elsewhere were free at the David. Definitely the nicest staff of anywhere we stayed. 15 minutes easy walk from Ponte Veccia & it has an elevator too!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

A lovely little hotel with the benefit of free parking and free internet service. Great complimentary Happy Hour in the lovely patio area. All in all a great experience. Especially nice are the front desk personnel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Great hotel in every respect.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Hotel bien situé, à 20 minutes du ponte vecchio. Mini-bar gratuit et internet gratuit en avant-midi. Service courtois et possibilité d'une navette pour se rendre au centre-ville. Appéritif offert en début de soirée. je le recommande à tout le monde.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very happy with this hotel - having stayed in a few in italy recently this was my favourite. Very helpful & friendly staff, room large and clean. just a bit far from the train station (taxi cost 15 euro) but easy walk to sante crocche and nice walk into the centre. Only slight disappointment was the breakfast - but italy is not renowned for breakfasts anyway! Good high speed internet connection too. Highly recommended.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This is a wonderful hotel. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful in every way possible. The hotel is a bit off the beaten path, but it is a short 20 min walk to most of the tourist areas or you can take a bus located right outside the hotel. They offer free things: free international calls (10 min limit), free computer/internet access, free full minibar, free breakfast, and a free happy hour in the evening. It is good for families and couples. The rooms are spacious (especially for Americans), air conditioned, and clean.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Convenient location, clean and attractive rooms, very pleasant and helpful staff.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We were greeted by the kindest, most welcoming and helpful young woman who almost wouldn't stop telling us about all the "extras" that came with our room: free calls back to the states, free internet, free stocked mini-bar in the room, free parking, free happy hour every evening (including wine and snacks), free buffet breakfast every morning (with several delicious homemade items that changed every day). We would have loved Hotel David with zero extras, but it was those extra efforts that really made us feel exceptionally valued as guests. The hotel is located in a very charming neighborhood close to the city but away from the intensity of the city. In fact, we took one of the most postcard-perfect pictures from the hotel side of the river on our first morning out—the city reflected on the Arno—just a short walk from our door (that photo will definitely go into a frame). Hotel David is on a main bus line, for those days you don't feel like the beautiful walk along the river, and one of our favorite casual restaurants, Affe' di Bacco, is just a few blocks away (get ready for the best pizza of your life). Our particular room was not huge, but to be honest we weren't in it much, and when we were in it we were very comfortable (and the shower was GREAT). We will definitely go back to Hotel David on our next visit to Florence.

6.8 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

First the good points: The hotel is a nice old building, the staff are extremely friendly and helpful, providing drinks for the guests in the evening is a nice gesture, the lounge area is very comfortable and lots of reading material is provided; it feel very 'family'.My first room was very spacious, the bed comfortable, the bathroom adequate. However: The hotel was described as being "in a quiet treelined street", which strictly speaking could be said to be true. However it is actually within yards of an extremely busy intersection where several streets converge. And the traffic noise is not only intrusive (I could hear it in my room situated at the back of the hotel)but it goes on until the early hours of the morning. The first room I was given had a penetrating smell as though someone had been smoking in it and they had tried to cover it up with some kind of spray. When I complained the management kindly offered another room but not until the following day as they were full thatnight. Breakfast: I would have preferred more variety of fruit on offer, more choice of bread, not just white rolls, fresh coffe rather than a thermos jug. I do not eat a cooked breakfast but the sight of a dish with greasy bacon and a pile of undercooked fried eggs being kept warm over a flame looked rather unappetising. The breakfast room itself is cramped and overcrowded. Generally: I think the hotel is a charming building and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. It could be improved by trying to deal with the traffic issues maybe by double glazing the windows. They need to address the problem of people smoking in non smoking rooms, and they need to have a re-think of the kind of breakfast they provide.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We dined at Baldovino and found it excellent in every way: wonderful food, attentive service, friendly atmosphere and reasonably priced.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Hotel David was our favorite stay during our two week Italy trip. It was an outstanding value for the high quality of the hotel, competency and helpfulness of the staff, and the best breakfast of all our stays. Extras included wireless internet access, and late afternoon wine and snacks.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

A pleasant and spacious hotel, with comfortable public areas and rooms. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The little extras such as a free minibar of soft drinks and snacks, wireless internet and free 10 minute phone call per day are good. The location is not totally ideal being a 20 minute walk along busy roads to the city centre, but there is a bus stop with frequent cheap services just outside.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

great hotel , great location , great service , book here you can't go wrong!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Finland

Nice location about 15 min walk from Santa Croce. Easily reached with car, parking space (smallish) within the courtyard. Very friendly and helpful staff. Wine and stuzzichini were offered in the evening in the nicely decorated stylish lobby. We had a nice large twin room above the entrance. Bathroom was on the small side but spotless. More than adequate breakfast buffet with fresh pastries and cakes. Wi-Fi with no extra cost as an additional bonus. Highly recommended for a relaxing stay in Firenze!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Hotel David made our honeymoon stay just that extra special. We were very impressed with the hotel staff and services. The evening drinks was a lovely way to meet other guests visiting Florence.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

My friend and I both thoroughly appreciated our stay at the hotel David. The staff was so welcoming and helpful. The breakfast was yummy, the room was a nice place to pause in the afternoons, and it was so easy to get where we wanted to get etc. I'd send any of my friends to stay at this hotel. I'm looking forward to my next trip!

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Perfect welcoming.I will come again and recommand to my best friends

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Sweden

Stayed at this hotel on Nov 17-18. What a charming little hotel, indeed. Extremely friendly staff … they really make you feel welcome and try to help you out as much as they can. Excellent complimentary wi-fi. They have even some complimentary evening drinks/refreshment for guests. Since we checked in quite late, we are not in position to opine about that service. Otherwise, tastefully furnished rooms and stylish lounge/lobby. It is actually pity that such a nice hotel doesn’t have breakfast of appropriate standard. Breakfast really spoils its image, very unnecessarily. It is strange that the extraordinary care owners take in treating their guests is lacking when it comes to breakfast. With a little bit efforts, breakfast can be improved, taking the overall impression of this hotel even higher.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Our stay at the Hotel David can be summed up in one word. Superb! Gabriel the manager was unbelievably helpful, welcoming and knowledgeable. The photos on line do NOT do this place justice. The happy hour was delicious, and much more than expected. A light supper could be made out of what was offered each night. The restaurant suggestion a very short 10 minute walk away, was perfect and the location was exactly what we wanted. Away from the hustle and noise of the historic city center and in a quiet neighborhood. We would only stay at the Hotel David if ever again in Florence and you should too!

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Hotel David is excellent. The location to everything is very good, the rooms are good. I would stay here again for sure, it's everthing you need without everything you don't.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

I took my wife Trish for her 60th birthday as she had always wanted to see Florence(sorry Firenze).From the very first time i spoke with the hotel and explained it was to be a suprise for my wife ,Senore Gabriele, Chiara,Sabrina,set about making our stay the most brilliant we have ever had.Gabrielle had got me the most magnificent bouquet of flowers which were placed in our room along with pink Champagne and glasses ,whilst i took my wife out to see the Cathederal.If i tryed to explain exactly how wonderfull our experience was at THE HOTEL DAVID,i could write a book,Senore Gabrielle ,if you read this review ,i want you to know i thank you with all of my heart,Chiara,Sabrina,maria and Francesca,you were all FANTASTIC. I will never ever be able to thank you enough.I just hope i get to see you again someday. sincerely David and Trish Morley. from Wilmslow in Cheshire England.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

From the moment we arrived at Hotel David, the staff were extremely helpful, including offering suggestions for sightseeing, making reservations to tourist attractions and general information about Florence. The bedroom was large, well furnished and located towards the back so there was no traffic noise. The bathroom was also large, clean and modern. Hotel David is located across the river near Ponte S Niccolo, but bus routes in the adjacent streets provide easy access to the museums and other attractions, however it is also a short, pleasant walk along the river. A good starting point from Hotel David for exploring Florence is a 15 to 20 min walk up the nearby hill to the Piazzale Michelangelo which offers panoramic views over the river and Florence. Hotel David was a good experience and we would certainly stay there again.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

The best hotel we stayed at during our 5 week trip to Paris, Italy, London & Dubai. Our girls (6 & 11)and our friends also loved it. It felt like a home away from home. The reception staff freely offered info & advice (some other places we stayed was like pulling teeth to get info) the breakfast and happy hour staff were quietly efficient and provided homey and more than adequate food. The Happy Hours were excellent and gave us the opportunity to meet other fellow travellers and share stories and tips. A digital photo frame is available to slip your camera card into so that you can see a slide show of your photos. Free internet was available and we were also allowed to make a 10 minute call to anywhere in the world. Only drawback was that our room on the ground floor was noisy in the mornings as breakfast was being prepared and served.We could hear every footstep made by every person walking above us. However, if you are an early riser, this shouldn't be a problem.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • South Africa

My wife and I stayed 2 night at David and it was signature class of service provided. Hotel is not located in the centre of town, but it's walking distance. Owner of the hotel gave us every kind of help and we were quite impresssed his hospitality. If we have an opportunity to visit Florence, David will be definately first choice for us again.

7.9 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

We loved Hotel David and will stay here again when we return to Florence. It was beautiful, staff was friendly, cozy public areas, great food and wine during happy hour, comfy bed in room, and in a quieter area of Florence. It isn't too far to walk to the main attractions, about 25 minutes. We really felt at home here and loved all the little touches that the staff do and that are available. Highly recommended!

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

This is the best hotel we stayed at in our 3 week vacation! It is absolutely lovely, even though it is situated on a very busy intersection - the wonders of double glazing make the front rooms very quiet. The hotel is just like a home away from home, with antique filled reception rooms, and a generous host who provides a 'happy hour' each evening with wine, soft drinks and a selection of local 'nibblies' that is almost a meal in itself - a real example of Italian hospitality which is sadly lacking in other places. Whilst the little garden is a bit noisy from traffic (and where in an Italian city can you excape traffic noise?) the hedges and little pavilion give a sense of seclusion to happy guests who can exchange their travellers tales over a glass (or two) of local wine. If ever we return to Florence, we will stay at this hotel - buses to city centre or Ponte Vecchio at the door, a 'green' outlook (rare in Florence unless you pay a fortune for a room) and free parking in the courtyard. Even the breakfast is exceptional, with freshly cooked offerings as well as the continental staples. Truly a delight.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The staff was wonderful: very helpful and friendly. The hotel has a complimentary happy hour every evening and allows 10 minutes of free phone calls to anywhere in the world on their Skype phone each day.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We were so pleasantly suprised about the Happy Hour , which was excellent, the free 10 min. international call daily and internet use. WOW. We would def. stay again, thought it was clean, breakfast was fine and good value for the dollar. Also so close to the bus line. We were a family of 4 in a quad and the room was great ,spacious and clean. Great place.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

My wife and I stayed at Hotel David for five days in May, 2008. We were graciously greated by Sabrina before we even reached the door to the hotel lobby. Our room was very clean and the bathroom was modern with consistent hot water for showers (much appreciated). The location is great, as it is away from the crowded centre town areas. We walked throughtout our stay in Florence, as the views are magnificent, and the Ponte Vecchio is only a leisurely 15-20 minutes walk away. We had great diners at the trattorias Mama Gina and Camillo's which are close to the Ponte Vecchio. Don't forget to partake in the late afternoon wine and munchies at the hotel and the breakfast was plentiful. We had a great time in Florence and would recommend the Hotel David for its location and friendly staff.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We loved the David Hotel! The staff was very helpful, the happy hour every night was exactly what we needed after a long day of touring and the room was perfect! It's our favorite hotel that we've seen in Europe so far and we will be back!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Greece

The hospitality of the staff was excellent and the room was comfortable enough for us.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

hotel de charme très bien situé, dans un quartier vrdoyant,calme mais proche des rives animéesle soir, de l'Arno, assez bien désservi par les bus et non lion des lieux touristiques.accueil et sevices parfaits avec un plus pour le "happy hour" servi dans le jardin et le parking.personnel serviable( réservation de musée, ticket de bus ...), aimable et discret. chambre spacieuse au mobilier d'époque mais climatisée et insonorisée !Une très bonne adresse à retenir!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

I would certainly recommend Hotel David. The staff were great and gave us some great tips on where to go for a meal.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Greece

On our trip back home, Hotel David was an oasis of luxury and comfort after a 2 weeks "heavy" bike-touring at the mountains and coasts of Corsica.Luxurious room (very spacious!),traditional quality furniture, very polite staff, clean and with a secure private parking for our motorcycle.Easy road access too.Rich breakfast but on the sweet side (not continental).Very reasonable price for the season (115e double room).City center in a walking distance (25min) aswell as the fabulus Monte alle Croce. Don't miss the nearby superb pizzeria "Gattabuia". Overall a great, bikers friendly, hotel. Highly recommended.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Greece

The hotel's location was ideal for us, as it was far enough from the city center to provide free parking space for our large car and was also quite enough, while at the same time the city center was very easily accessible via public transportation (Bus D, practically right outside the hotel, cheap, tickets were available at the hotel(!) very frequent and environmentally friendly - only draw-back that it stops running at 21:00). The hotel provided various extras which were included in the price but we were not aware of beforehand - a pleasant surprise upon arrival! Most pleasant and useful were the early evening happy hours, which included snacks and drinks - very handly when you have small children who are in constant need of a snack and drink. Breakfast was relatively basic but good (especially the freshly-made omelettes/pies), however there was only filter coffee available, no espresso/capuccino.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

My family of 4 stayed in the first floor family suite and it was lovely in appearance and comfort except for a lack of ventilation (no breeze, fan or air conditioning). The facilities and garden were very nice, breakfast excellent,the staff friendly and helpful, and the services provided a lot of comfort including computer use and 10 minutes daily of free international phone calls. It was an easy walk into the main part of the city. Excellent value and we would all stay here again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Having been to this wonderful city before, and to this hotel, I chose it again as the place to celebrate my 50th birthday. I was not disappointed. Despite all on-line weather forecasts predicting heavy rain and thunderstorms, all we got for 4 days was blue sky and blazing sunshine. Fabulous food, wonderful atmosphere, and an out-of-town hotel to retreat to when things got a bit too much. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, and generously gave us a bottle of wine to share on our balcony on my birthday. This hotel is quite a walk from the centre of Florence, albeit a pleasant walk alongside the river, but you could use public transport if this is a problem. Breakfast was more than adequate with cereals, bread, croissants,cold meats and cheese, fruit and yoghurt, as well as tea and coffee for that vital, early morning buzz. A week to be remembered, and hopefully to be repeated too.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel lived up to expectations and great reviews. Everything was superb, including the free evening snacks and drinks. we were allowed to use the skype phone free for 10 minutes every day. Staff were Fantastic. Distance from city centre was 25 mins walk or bus every 10 minutes (but only 'till about 9 p.m.)

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • New Zealand

lovely character spotless hotel,exemplary service,great breakfast,unexpected but extremely enjoyable happy hours with good food and wine and the opportunity to meet and share travel stories with other guests.All topped off with staff who went beyond our expectations and ensured our stay was special and enjoyable.

5.2 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Poland

It is a nice hotel spoiled by service that ranges from indifferent to downright rude. At prime time, the breakfast room is little better than a rugby scrum and the waiters seem to have received their training in a gulag.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

We are a couple with 2 children age 10 and 14. The room was really big and charming. We immidiately felt at home in the hotel, both due to the nice common areas and the helpful and friendly staff. The city centre is in walking distance for sight-seeing, we made a nice tour along the river. There are several restaurants in a nice area close to the hotel. If you prefer to go to the city centre for dining, we would recommend to go by taxi or bus (walking would take about 20min, or more if you are going to the other side). We would definitely come back to this hotel next time, as you get more than you pay for.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

A wonderful welcome when through travel delays we arrived during the middle of our first nights stay. I could not fault any of the staff who were very helpful and informative. One of, if not the most welcoming hotel that I have stayed in.

7.8 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Hotel overall was great. Nice for a 3 star hotel. 15 min. from city centre. Price included evening aperitif and breakfast. Service was friendly and welcoming. Hotel is on a busy street and recommend asking for a room facing away from traffic.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

An excellent hotel with terrific service. We especially appreciated the happy hour wine and snacks in late afternoon. But guests should be aware that from the David to the main attractions in Florence is a 20-30 minute walk.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The David was a peaceful oasis in Florence. I stayed in a very small part of a triple but was very cozy and satisfied. My friend took the larger room which was lovely. The breakfast was very good but nothing hot except the coffee. We ate at 2 good local restaurants in the evening and there's a good pasticceria across the street. The staff couldn't have been nicer let us leave our bags there both before checking in and after. For those who want to stay out of the busiest tourist areas this is great. An easy walk or short bus ride to Ponte Vecchio and the center of the city. The cab stand is across the pathway.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

My wife and I made our first stop in Italy in Florence and the Hotel David. It ended up being the best, and least expensive, of all of the hotels in which we stayed! The rooms were quaint, with ample space for a couple with lots of baggage. The staff were very pleasant and helpful with all things. The common area was gorgeous, with beautiful decor. The only thing that didn't give the hotel a perfect 10 rating was that it wasn't in the heart of Florence. If you don't mind a 15-20 min. walk, though, you can get pretty much anywhere you want to. Regardless of where you decide to stay in Florence...if you are a wine lover, make sure to get in touch with Rebecca with tuscan-wine-tours.com to schedule a day of tastings and vineyard visits while you're there. It was one of the best experiences EVER. 10 out of 10 ratings all the way around for Rebecca. Fantastic city, fantastic hotel, fantastic tuscan tour...go to Florence, stay at the David, tour with Rebecca, and thank me later for the recommendations!

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely hotel. Very helpful and friendly staff.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They gave us directions, maps, suggestions for places to visit. We were very happy with our stay and would return.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

We had a lovely stay at David .If i ever return to Firenza I will stay at David.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • South Africa

We are an adult family and rate Hotel David the best find of our holiday in Italy. The staff were helpfull and courteous, the room spacious, the breakfasts excellent and the 'happy hour' a great opportunity to meet other guests. We will definately stay here on our next trip and can highly reccommend it.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We loved our stay at the Hotel David. We spent 5 nights from Dec 1-5. It's a pleasant walk into the center of town and nice to be a little off the beaten path in the evenings. The staff was wonderful. We especially enjoyed meeting the other people staying at the hotel. Most people came down stairs for a glass of wine served in the hotel living room at 6:30. It added a lot to our trip to meet people from "around the world". We will definetly stay here again when we return to Florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay at the hotel David very much. It was more than we expected. The price is reasonable and the service was excellent. We would stay there again and recommend it to others.

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hong Kong

very nice hotel, large room, very helpful and accommodating staff. Location a bit far from centre of Florence (30 minute walk), particularly in bad weather, but public transportation/taxis adequate. Would stay again, but too bad the Euro is so strong!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very nice hotel. Decent sized, clean room and friendly desk staff. Good lounge area with an open fire (stayed 2 nights in November 07). Good breakfast. Level walk of approx 1 mile to the city centre. Taxi back from the Ponte Vecchio costs just under 9 euros in the evening. The hotel recommended an Osteria, the Chiagale Blanc (or similar!) which was excellent for food. The hotel car park is a bit of a squeeze. Overall we were very pleased.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Stay here! We stayed at 5 hotels (all for about the same price) during our recent trip to Italy and the David was clearly the best. The room was large and clean and nicely appointed. The staff was extremelly friendly and helpful. The breakfast had good variety and was served in a very nice room. The hotel is a short bus ride (you can get bus tickets at the hotel desk) or 20 minute walk from the historic center of Firenza. We typically took the bus there and walked back.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

This is my second year staying at David. I stayed there with friends first now with family. EVERYONE was just as impressed as I was of such a great hotel, location, personnel, ambiance, cleanliness, great breakfast, everything about David is just great- and so close to everything! Highly recommended and will definitely come back again and again. Thanks to the owner who also oversees the operation. Everybody there is very helpful!

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Hotel David is a lovely family run hotel in a peaceful area of Florence which is only a short bus ride to the city centre. The reception staff were ever so helpful and made numerous phonecalls for us trying to organise hire cars. Happy hour was out in the lovely garden area and breakfast more than adequate. We had a large quad room with an excellent bathroom. We would definetly stay here again if we return to Florence.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We would definitely stay here again and we'll recommend it to friends ... but we will make sure they know about it's unique qualities too: To get in to the heart of Florence is a bit of a walk but with a bus pass (which can be purchased at the hotel) you can hop a bus (runs about every half hour & boards just across the street from the hotel)and be at the Ponte Vicheo in minutes. Think of the bus ride as the ultimate tourist experience (100 times better than a tour bus) as this is the way the Florentine's travel to work, to shop, to school ... we thought it was great but you have to really want to experience a place, not just see the sites to enjoy this kind of tourism. If you're just here for the sites, stay in the center city and just see other tourists and the occasional shopkeeper.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

We are a family of 4 (children aged 14 and 11) and our room had 2 single beds and 1 double and we stayed for 4 nights. The staff were very friendly and helpful, a great breakfast is provided and free internet as well as evening drinks. The hotel is a little out of the centre of town but the buses are frequent and we usually took the bus in the morning but walked home. The hotel even sells the bus tickets. Found the D bus was the best option when leaving with luggage as it was usually empty whereas the 23 was always fairly full. This was our best value hotel on this trip.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Venere advertised a shuttle from the train station, no shuttle available.Otherwise this was a great place, the staff was great and they have a great happy hour!

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

easy walk to Ponte Vecchio(about 15 min.)

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Absolutely wonderful experience, room was beautiful and staff was wonderful. Location was great, a bit more outside of center than we thought but didn't diminish our stay.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We spent three nights at this hotel, and would highly recommend it. The room was by far the largest room we've seen in an Italian hotel. The bathroom was huge by any other standard, with a full sized tub - very nice! The room was very clean, and generally quite quiet. The parking situation is a little touch and go, as there are only a few spaces and they have to shuffle cars around. If you get there early in the afternoon, you'll be parked in. But they keep all the keys and take care of it. That's the only negative thing I could say about the place. It was very nice, and is certainly a place we would return to. The price is the absolute clincher - it can NOT be beat.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Lovely little hotel - friendly, helpful staff, good breakfasts, evening snacks, wine, etc. Residential neighborhood with several family owned/run trattorias near by, nice park across closest river bridge, San Niccolo. About a 10 minute down hill walk to Ponte Vecchio and major tourist spots. A super nice spot to relax in after a day of frenetic sightseeing!

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Our first visit to Florence was as a day trip from elsewhere, so this was the first time we have stayed. The David was an excellent small hotel and any criticism is minor compared with our satisfaction of making a very good choice. The minor issues were it is a bit of a walk to the city centre, pleasant enough when you are fresh and the weather is good. The line 'B' bus is always an alternative. Also the road noise can be disturbing if you wish to have the window open but the double glazing provides an excellent sound barrier.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

I stay 3 days in Florence with my family. My spouse and my two children (9 and 12 years old) found this hotel very good. The breakfast is excelent (italian specialites are also offered as well as capucinos or ristrettos). Is better to have your dinner in the down town because there are not many restaurants in this area. I wish you a nice stay in Florence !

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel - staff were very welcoming, helpful and efficient. The hotel was close enough to the centre whilst being quiet. It was a 5 minute bus ride to the Pnte Vecchio bridge. Room was clean and well maintained. Breakfast was good. recommend you have a meal at Trattoia Gigi just down the road.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Hotel David was a comfortable home away from home. Our family enjoyed our stay tremendously. I recommend this hotel highly. We felt like royalty. The only tiny complaint was that the chairs in the breakfast room were right above our room, so when guests were eating and drug their chairs across the floor, it served as an alarm clock. David provided lovely breakfasts with a variety of choices. They also provided a happy hour with wine and snacks. There was a plethora of literature regarding Florence, and a laundry mat just down the street. The property was across from the river and a public park. It is quite a walk from the main sites in Florence, but walking is part of the Italian experience while site seeing. A public bus stops on David's corner. Internet service was available too. There was a fabulous authentic restaurant around the corner. Overall, our experience at David was wonderful.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This was one of the best hotels we stayed in during our recent trip to Italy. The room was wonderful and the breakfast plentiful. The owner was full of information about tours and sites. He was willing to make the reservations for our visits to the museums and tour of Tuscany. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and I plan to return the next time I am in Florence.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

Very nice Hotel (old Palazzo) with a warm welcome and good recommendations for dinner! It is only a 20 minutes walk to Ponte Vecchio or the Uffici Gallery.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

I totally loved this hotel and I highly recommend it to others. Very easy access to the city centre as well as the autostada. Great breakfasts, clean spacious rooms, lovely property.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Our group of 7 arrived at the David and were quickly and warmly welcomed. Even though we were there before 11:00, they had one of our rooms available to us to store luggage and freshen up so that we could quickly begin our day in Florence. Although the hotel is a 15 min walk from the busy part of Florence, we found it a relief and a quick and easy bus ride to the train station or the Duomo. The staff was warm and helpful and my 8-year-old claimss that they made the best hot chocolate. I would definately stay there again.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Our 2nd visit to hotel david very frendly atmosphere always made to feel welcome. The centre of florence is approximately 15 minutes walk would not recommend driving (difficult to park) All in all excellent hotel and a most beautiful city.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The Hotel David is a very attractive and reasonably-priced property. It is located on the "other" side of the river from the Duomo, but is about a mile walk from the Ponte Vecchio bridge and about a 30-40 minute walk to Santa Maria Novella station. If you can figure out the Florence bus routes (we had issues) it's also readily reachable on the 23 or D buses. The room was spacious (by European standards) and well appointed, with very comfortable shower and toilet facilities; the hotel served a very substantial breakfast; and there is a lift to the upper floors. There was also a mini-bar in the room, with items available at a price. It's a very professional operation, and everyone spoke excellent English. There is free Internet access. The front desk was very helpful; we required assistance calling a cab to get to the airport for a very early flight, and the front desk gave us an early wakeup call and arranged the cab. Would strongly recommend the Hotel David to anyone seeking lodging in Florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Hotel David was a lovely stay for my family which includes my husband & two young adult children. Our quad was huge with a large window and even a tiny walkout ledge with a windowed door. The beds were all comfortable and the bathroom was clean and large. The free parking and wireless were bonuses. The friendly staff on each shift were knowledgeable about the area and were fluent in English, which was an unexpected but helpful surprise. The hotel living room filled with books and magazines, front and side patios with chairs and tables, lush garden, and the high wall and rod iron fencing around the exterior of the property made you feel like you were staying in a country estate even though you were very near the city center (20 minute walk.) This was a perfect hotel experience for our family. Walk along the river into the center of town, take in the old Basilica & outdoor statues, visit the Uffizi Museum, and the Accademia Museum (for the David sculpture and others.) Every restaurant we tried was terrific. Attractive shops and goods everywhere you turn.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

My husband and I thought this was a real gem. First, the ladies behind the desk are incredibly helpful. They answered many of our questions, spoke perfect english, and really made us feel comfortable. The hotel was charming. They provided umbrellas on rainy days, a wonderful breakfast, and free internet access in the lobby which came in handy! The hotel is about 20 minutes walking from Ponte Vecchio. I thought it was great to be away from the chaos of the middle of Florence. If you are taking a bus from the Train station, take the one that goes past Pza. Michelangelo(12 or 13, I can't rember exactly). You can get out there and get a beautiful view of Florence. The hotel is only a few stops past there (maybe 3) and is right next to the bus stop. The rooms were clean, warm. The bathroom door was a little strange but definitely okay. Oh and if you are looking for some local food to take back to your room, there is a little deli outside of the Bus 23 around the corner from the hotel. Good food!If my husband and I ever get a chance to go back to Florence, we really would stay there again. Also, I agree with all the other pleasant comments made on this hotel from other past guests.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The accommodations were great...the staff was pleasant and welcoming. The location was perfect for either a stroll into downtown or a short bus ride. The morning breakfast was excellent, and the happy hour, a pleasant surprise. It gave the guests a chance to mingle and compare vacation do's and don'ts. The internet was free, a great value. Highly recommend!!

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

Hotel liegt etwas außerhalb der Innenstadt, die aber gut zu Fuß zu erreichen ist. Der Portier sorgte sofort für eine geeignete Parkmöglichkeit. Restaurants für ein Abendessen in der Nähe waren etwas rar. Gut geeigneter Standort für Ausflüge in die Toskana.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Fantastico - splendido - magnifico hotel! Nice staff, excellent location! I can highly recommend it and I'd definitely stay here again the next time I go to Florence. But make sure to book a few months in advance if you'd like to have an even more excellent price...!

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Superb hotel in a quiet part of town. Beautifully furnished rooms, excellent staff. 10 min walk to attractions.

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Room Details

Hotel David offers 29 guest rooms for your romantic holiday. Flat-screen televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes and phones during their Oltrarno visit. Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience. Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel David

By car The hotel is easily reachable from the highway A1. Take the exit Firenze Certosa and follow the indications to centro and viale Michelangelo. By train From the Florence railway station Santa Maria Novella guests can take the bus: 23a, 23b, 23c, 13 or bus D. By airplane The Florence airport is about 7 km from the hotel and is connected to the Santa Maria Novella railway station by a bus leaving every 30 minutes.

Distances from Hotel David

Piazzale Michelangelo - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
San Miniato al Monte - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Piazza Santa Croce - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Basilica of Santa Croce - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Casa Buonarroti - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Church of Sant'Ambrogio - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Stefano Bardini Museum - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Museo Horne - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Teatro Verdi - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Sinagoga - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Piazza Massimo D'Azeglio - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Piazza San Firenze - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Galileo Museum - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel David is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 7.2 km / 4.5 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel David

  • Free parking