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“Treated Like Royalty”
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Hotel Savoy
Ranked #26 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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“Treated Like Royalty”
Reviewed 23 March 2009

My husband and I treated ourselves for our 30th wedding anniversary by staying at The Savoy. It is pricey, but to us, it was worth it. The staff, rooms, food, location . . . everything was beyond compare to any hotel we have stayed at before.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2009

I was lucky enough to be treated to a five star opulent weekend in gorgeous Florence for Valentines weekend by my boyfriend and we stayed at the Savoy. It really did have the best service we've ever come across in a hotel and the staff and hotel were amazing. Alberto showed us to our room and we'd been upgraded to a fifth floor corner room with a breathtaking view of the Duomo. Morning, noon and night, we'd sit on the window seat, open the shutters and gaze at the light of the Dome, then listen to the bells peal out across the city - it was truly magical. Alessandro the concierge was brilliant and got us prebooked Uffizi tickets and made lots of recommendations for our trip. Alberto asked if we'd like a city guide map, and sent up a proper DK book for us to keep - simply amazing. The room was clean and calmy decorated, with mushroom and lime cool colour scheme and lovely extra touches. The bathroom was lovely with a marble recessed bath for two with a wonderful mosaic wall. We piped in classical music from the TV system through the bathroom speakers - bliss! We had the stunning five course Valentines dinner in the restaurant and the restaurant manager really looked after us, showing such interest to make sure all diners enjoyed every course and everyone was happy. We were! The chilli chocolate pudding and strawberries to dip into molten white chocolate were gorgeous! I was also given a gift of handmade chocolates after dinner, and we found another box left by the maid in our room, all adorned with the Savoy's own giftcard and Valentines wrapping. After dinner we took a moonlit walk through the city and as we returned and stepped into the lift, the restaurant manager spotted us and ran over with a red rose from the table for me. I'm smiling even writing this review, remembering how special the hotel and its staff were.
The only downsides that struck me were that at 31 euros, the cold buffet breakfast, whilst lovely, was very expensive, and the guest lift was temperamental. These really are minor quibbles however - it was simply stunning

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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sydney australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2009

In early December 08 ,my wife and I spent 5 fabulous nights in Florence. The Savoy was a gem. We were made to feel at home immediately on arrival. All the staff were friendly , courteous and helpful and knew our names. The room was impecably clean, comfortable with a great bathroom. The bed linen was superb and the bed very comfortable. The breakfast had no hot items but was very substantial, fresh and delicious not to mention the great esspressos. The location is spot on . You can not go wrong by staying at the Savoy. On our return to Firenze we will stay here again.

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  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 December 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Savoy for our wedding night in 2005 and I have been meaning to write a review. We have stayed in many world renowned 5 star hotels since then and not one of them has ever lived up to the standard of the Savoy. We were upgraded to an amazing room with 3 balconies. The staff were the most courteous and helpful we have ever encountered and the design, location and overall experience at the hotel was outstanding.

  • Stayed June 2005, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2008

Just returned from touring Italy & Greece for three weeks. The Savoy is wonderful and the location superb of the Piazza Republicca. It was fabulous to go out on your balcony and watch everything in the piazza. The conceirge Marco sent us to one incredible trattoria after another and Mario the manager sent us up champagne and a beautiful gift upon departure. We definitely will be back !!!

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  • Disliked — Hard mattress was corrected with requesting a topper.
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 August 2008

A Beautiful, elegant hotel in a fantastic location Florence is breathtaking with so much to see. Staff were attentive and friendly. We would certainly stay there again. We loved sitting outside on the terrace watching everyone.

  • Liked — clean and the view
  • Disliked — nothing, it was perfect
  • Stayed April 2006, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2008

The Savoy is located in the Piazza della Republica, the best location for Florence. Florence is small and easy to navigate so staying somewhere further a field would not have been so terrible, but I like to be in the center of the action especially in the evenings. The Savoy is ultra modern, beautifully decorated, very clean and the air conditioning was excellent. When you're travelling in July you want great AC. Our hotel room and balcony were overlooking the Piazza. There is a great outdoor cafe which is great for people watching. The hotel is close to the galleries, duomo and the best shopping. The concierage gave us pretty good recommendations for dinner and lunch. He told us about the best Tuscan steak restaurant in the city.... stay away from steak if you're used to tender great cuts of meat. Steak in Italy is gigantic and really tough. My husband took a bite and left the whole steak on his plate. It was that bad. We went to a great restaurant La Giostra. The food was great, the atmosphere very charming. You can eat outside or in. It's romantic and if you're travelling with kids they will seat you away from the diners who prefer a quiet evening meal. For lunches, stick with pizza and pasta from the little local places.

The hotel bathroom is sleek and comes equipped with great ammenities.

In the evenings after a great meal you can relax on your balcony with a drink while watching the scene in the piazza below. The Piazza della Republica has a big beautiful carousel for kids, street performers (comedy, opera,) and artists. The best entertainment is watching the fake purse and sunglass dealers packing up their wares as the local police arrive on the scene.

If you're used to 5 star accommodation the Savoy will not disappoint. Staying at the Westin near the train station would have been a huge mistake as it is quite far from where you want to be.

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  • Disliked — Breakfast not included.
  • Stayed July 2008, 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
#22 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#23 Family 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
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