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The Hotel David is a great find in Florence, Italy, just out of the hustle and bustle of the main tourist spots that see crowds of people on a daily basis. Yet, it is not so far away that nothing is within easy walking distance, which is advantageous since the best way to see Florence is on foot. Guests of the Hotel David have the pleasure of waking up in the morning and turning in at night at this peaceful retreat in the beautiful city.
Situated in a completely renovated villa, the Hotel David blends “old-fashioned comfort with modern service” – its antique furnishings complemented by concierge and business services as well as state-of-the art technology.
In the hotel’s main salon, guests can find books about Florence and English and Italian newspapers and magazines. The warm, welcoming atmosphere is also the setting for wine and appetizer hour nightly, where everyone is invited to mix and mingle with the hotel’s other patrons.
Each of the Hotel David’s 25 guestrooms are uniquely designed and laid out; however, all of the rooms are furnished with antiques and comfortable beds. Although most of the guestrooms are doubles, there are also triple rooms and family rooms to accommodate larger sized groups such as families and friends.
Guests can choose from rooms that face the garden on the front and rooms that are on the quieter back side. Several of the guestrooms feature a private balcony.
All guestrooms are equipped with a mini bar, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, LCD TV with satellite channels, telephone, air conditioning, safe and hair dryer. In addition, all the guests of the Hotel David can enjoy complimentary services such as breakfast buffet, one free full mini bar during the stay, limited international telephone calls from the Reception desk, happy hour from 6:30PM to 8:30 PM, internet corner, the relax room, parking and train station pick-up.
Should guests require it, they can also request for gluten-free food, babysitting or child care, laundry services, iron and ironing board and accommodation for pets.
One of the reasons why Hotel David has become a favorite among travelers to Florence is the genuine, personal, friendly service which is rarely found in bigger chain hotels. The multilingual staff provides tours/ticket assistance, airport transportation, concierge services, and 24-hour Front Desk availability for the guests’ convenience.
An exceptionally good and filling breakfast buffet is served from 7:30AM to 10:00AM in the sunny and cozy breakfast room. The buffet consists of fried eggs and bacon, a selection of cereals, natural and fruit yogurt, homemade pastries, a selection of ham, salami and cheese and a selection of various breads and rolls. For drinks, you may choose from orange juice, tea, chocolate, milk and coffee. Espresso coffee and cappuccino are also available upon request. Those with special dietary needs should advise the staff upon reservation.
Florence, Italy is practically an open-air museum with its historical architecture that can be seen everywhere you go, which makes walking the best way to experience the city’s grandeur. However, guests can opt to take the bus or a taxi which are available right next door to the Hotel David. Some of the nearby attractions include Piazzale Michelangelo, Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori, the Statue of David, Bargello National Museum, Santa Croce, Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti.
The Hotel David provides a homey atmosphere and service that is willing to go beyond the call of duty in a quiet location in Florence, Italy that guarantees a memorable stay, whether for business or pleasure.