I stayed at this hotel last year and decided to write a review now. It was a wonderful hotel, in a beautiful city. Everything went smoothly, check-in was fast and welcoming and, the room was clean, modern and beautiful. We had a view of Piazza de la Republicca.
One thing that some people may wish to note is that there is a restaurant on Piazza, which does play live music at night on to the early hours in the morning! Some people who have a room facing Piazza, may not like the constant noise.
I did not mind, as the hotel is in a prime location and you cannot help but take a stroll late at night and view the attractions nearby at night, such as the Duomo nearby. If anything, the people selling fake designer handbags provide people with amusement with their tricks to avoid being detected by the police.
This hotel has friendly and helpful staff. The concierge was very helpful in booking our tickets to the Uffizi gallery, which saved us the trouble of queuing up to purchase them. In addition, we wanted to eat at an Indian restaurant. The concierge found us an Indian restaurant, reserved us a table there and, booked a taxi for us to get there.
If you like shopping, this hotel is certainly in the right spot, all the boutiques are nearby.
One thing that I found odd was the hotel breakfast staff. They did not appear to be ‘with it’. I overheard breakfast staff complaining about other breakfast staff members in Italian. They were not quiet about it either, nor were their expressions disguised. Not the type of thing I expect from such an establishment. So breakfast was not done well here.
Avoid having breakfast or eating at the hotel restaurant on the piazza under the hot sun. At times, it is very busy and noisy, if you prefer quietness and some peace at breakfast, eat inside.
When we left, we found a red cloth bag hanging on our door, with a lovely gift inside. Quiet a nice touch!
- 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