The Savoy is really the nicest hotel in all of Florence. Upon arrival the staff was extremely nice and while we waited in the check in line (a particularly cranky guest was at the desk forever) the staff repeatedly reassured us they would be right with us, if we needed anything, etc. It's always nice to be acknowledged while waiting. The woman who checked us in to our two rooms on the fourth floor (with beautiful views of the Piazza) walked us to the rooms, showed us everything from how to work the TV to how to call down to the desk, and made sure we were happy with our room, etc. She was very nice and helpful.
The rooms are on the smaller side but very modern, clean, and great considering that you shouldn't be spending much time in our room in Florence anyway! The bathroom was very nice, marble, towels on a warming rack, and washcloths (sounds weird but not all hotels in Europe give you washcloths). I particularly appreciated the little things that we found on our beds each night- what the weather would be like the next day (in Farenheit!) and a request for 1 of about 8 free newspapers, at least 3 of which were American papers. The huge golf umbrellas provided in the closets were great when there was a sudden downpour in Florence on our second day. We stayed nice and dry while all the other tourists were soaked! These were little things that the Savoy thought of just to further help you enjoy your stay that I very much appreciated.
The concierge was very helpful and booked us on a trip to The Outlets (Gucci, Ferragamo, and Valentino among others) which was much appreciated. (Side note, we were the envy of our Outlet travelmates who were jealous that we were staying at the Savoy!) The hotel has a perfect location- close to shopping and restaurants. Free internet in the "business center" was great too but sometimes difficult to get on with only two computers and a full hotel in high season. I would definitely recommend this hotel and will stay at the Savoy without a doubt if I ever return to Florence!
- 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