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“Great location”
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Hotel Savoy
Ranked #28 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong
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106 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Great location”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Great location in the mid of all the shops and attractions. Classic mid size hotel with great services. Rooms are not cheap but consider its location, quality of the room and their services, worth the price tag. Had a very present stay there.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Absolutely excellent in all areas. Good cocktails anfd nibbles in the bar. Staff were friendly and very keen to help. room was good, location excellent. There was nothing more we could have expected.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great location which cannot be beat. Fabulous service. It is our favorite hotel when visiting firenzie. Breakfast and lunch are great. sitting outside and people watching is a great fun activity. We would reccomend this hotel to anyone going to Florence.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in a room facing Piazza Repubblica. The view at night was beautiful (and the windows open), although karaoke night at one of the restaurants in the piazza was pretty annoying - especially given the lack of talent. With the double glazed windows and shutters closed however, the noise was minimal although you can still hear it (and those muppets keep singing past midnight). Ask for a room facing the Duomo if you are a light sleeper - but I reckon the views of the piazza are nicer than that of the Duomo. There's only one lift in the hotel, but the wait was usually short and the stairs are a welcome exercise after all the gelato you will end up eating.

The location is perfect, next to the Duomo and cathedral and right in the middle of the town, a 10-15 min stroll to the train station and a shorter stroll to most of the attractions in the city. Heaps of restaurants within a few minutes walk but most are tourist traps. Grom gelato however, was awesome and its just around the corner. There's also a great deli/supermarket by the name of Eataly which is definitely worth a visit.

The rooms are reasonably large, although the bathrooms are a little cramped and dated, but I believe the intention is to preserve the character of the marble. RF hotels seem to all have tiny TVs, but then no one goes to Firenze to watch tv. European hotels love pushing two single beds together to form a double but it was still very comfortable. There's a nice little gym with good views of the city tucked away on the 4/5th floor.

The service was excellent, as you would expect. The doorman in particular were courteous and friendly and memorise your name, as do the restaurant staff at breakfast. Breakfast was a decent cold buffet with high quality cured meats and pastries etc, and a small menu of hot dishes. The egg/hot dishes were average at best but overall it was still a pretty good brekkie. Would have been great if they had more cut fruit but the juices were great. Also had dinner one night in the restaurant (you can sit in the patio outside and watch the street scenes); the bread was cold and forgettable but the caprese salad was excellent and the veal Milanese exceptionally good.

There are quite a few luxury properties in Florence, the St Regis and Westin are next to the river but the views there are nothing special, apart from the sunsets, and their location is arguably far inferior. The Four Seasons likewise has a great garden but isnt in the middle of the action. When you factor in the price differential, the Savoy is hard to beat and represents pretty good value in this segment.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the front can be noisy but have a view of the piazza, the ones at the back see the Duom...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Short Hills, New Jersey
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

The hotel is in the perfect location in the heart of Florence. In addition, the rooms are very nice and very clean. My only complaint about the rooms is that the rooms facing the rear and on lower floors are subject to loud noises in the middle of the night. Possibly garbage pickup? Also, I could hear the television playing very loudly in the room directly next door. Other than that, it is reasonably quiet for a hotel in the heart of a bustling city. The staff are superb. Everyone we spoke with at the front desk, bell staff or concierge was extremely helpful and courteous. The restaurant was lovely for breakfast and also very accommodating. I would definitely stay here on a return visit to Florence.

Room Tip: Possibly ask for a high floor
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

After deciding to move hotels, we walked in to the Savoy to check availability for a 6 night stay. Reception staff, (Ugo), were brilliant, locating an Executive room, (504), at the rear of the hotel with a rooftop view of the Duomo. The quality of the room and the housekeeping services were excellent. The Concierge staff, led by Ruggiano, fixed restaurant bookings, provided information on events and sights to see-nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast is a great experience and an early evening drink in the street level bar is a must.
The Savoy is not cheap, but in this case you really get excellent value for what you pay for with the added benefit of being at the very heart of Florence in the Piazza Della Republica.

Room Tip: 5th floor at the rear.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
400 reviews
126 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Didn’t stay or eat here but did call in for cocktails etc most evenings.
Great service but high prices – It is a five star hotel.
Great to watch the world go by and laugh at all the tour parties!
I would especially recommend the G&T's - Quite delicious!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Savoy
Address: Piazza della Repubblica 7, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Florence
#23 Family Hotel in Florence
#24 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#28 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Savoy 5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The five-star Hotel Savoy offers luxury and style in the heart of Florence. Located on the Piazza Repubblica, close to Florence's renowned landmark the Duomo, the hotel is just a short walk from the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio. Just steps away from the main Florence fashion houses, the Hotel Savoy is the ideal base from which to visit the key attractions of this beautiful and historic city. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rocco Forte Savoy
Forte Hotel Florence
Forte Florence
Florence Forte

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