Hotel Savoy Italy
Piazza della Repubblica 7, Florence 50123
Rocco Forte Hotels
Date of Creation
1893, becoming part of Rocco Forte Hotels in 2000.
Hotel General Manager
Giancarlo Rizzi – previously Hotel Manager at Villa La Massa in Florence, Giancarlo joined Rocco Forte as General Manager of Hotel Savoy in Spring 2016. His previous experience included management roles at Villa D’Este, Bauer Hotels and the Collection.
History & Story
Hotel Savoy was built on the site where the Mercato Vecchio and church of San Tommaso once stood. Work on the hotel started in 1893 and, once completed, it was praised for its modern and luxurious touches — including central heating, an elevator and even electric lights.
Lobby, restaurant and all suites recently underwent full refurbishments (completed Autumn 2015). Further works planned on lower room categories in 2016.
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Main Strengths, Special Touch
Located beside the Duomo, Hotel Savoy is the perfect place to soak up the Florentine atmosphere. We are within walking distance of the Ponte Vecchio, Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace, as well as the finest designer boutiques.
Our newly opened Tuscan Bistro Irene with its large windows opens out onto the vibrant Piazza Della Repubblica where you can enjoy sitting on our Terrace for Apperitivo or enjoy Dinner by candlelight.
Surrounded by the main shopping streets, Hotel Savoy is located right in front of the Column of Abundance, a monument marking the central point of the City. The perfect Hotel to explore Florence by foot.
Key sites/activities in the area
Discover more about the legendary Florentine shoe designer at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, with its wooden casts of famous customers’ feet. Culture lovers can unearth classic treasures at the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries, Davanzati Palace, and the Leonardo Da Vinci and Galileo Museums. Florence is alive with contemporary culture too, with a feast of modern music and cuisine, as well as the Gallery of Modern Art. Our Florence Concierge can help you discover it all.
• To celebrate Florence’s renowned reputation for craftsmanship and fashion, works by contemporary artists featuring shoes and hats appear throughout the hotel.
• Treat your children with an entertaining yet educational experience dedicated to ”Pinocchio”, the wooden puppet of Carlo Collodi’s famous novel. A three-hour workshop where the young guests will choose a piece of wood to personalize, using arts and crafts skills typical of the artisan culture of Florence and drawing inspiration from the story and the city itself.
Parquet floors. Marble and mosaics. Director of Design Olga Polizzi has decorated all of our 88 rooms & 14 Suites in contemporary Italian style with carefully chosen sculptures, artworks and photography throughout.
• 2 Classic Single Rooms
• 22 Classic Double Rooms
• 23 Executive Rooms
• 10 Duomo View Rooms
• 11 Piazza View Rooms
• 12 Deluxe Rooms
• 8 Superior Deluxe Rooms
• 3 Classic Suites
• 8 Executive Suites
• 3 Signature Suites: Brunelleschi Suite, Signoria Suite & Repubblica Suite
Restaurants & Bars
Best known for his previous post at two Michelin-starred restaurant Gambero Rosso in San Vincenzo, Fulvio Pierangelini has worked with our head chef Giovanni Cosmai and Florence’s best, local suppliers to create a menu based on the Tuscan classics. Giovanni has experience cooking in some of the most important kitchens all over the world. Now, happy to be in Florence, he chooses the freshest and most fragrant ingredients from local farmers and suppliers every morning. He prepares these products with care and respect to offer only the best to Irene’s guests each day.
Work out in our fully-equipped Florence gym. Keep fit with a wide range of cardiovascular, weight and resistance equipment. Unique spa treatments by the French skincare brand Carita are also available on demand for the guests of our Brunelleschi and Signoria Suites.
Corporate & Celebration Events
With an elegant meeting room and modern facilities, Hotel Savoy is the ideal setting for corporate events, banquets and exclusive board meetings in Florence. The latest audio-visual technology and Wi-Fi is available.
Extra Notable Features
Discover Florence in a stylish and eco-friendly way with Hotel Savoy’s very own bicycles. Velorbis, the iconic Danish bicycle brand, has created bespoke bicycles especially for our hotel. Whilst cycling in style, our Concierge will help you discover the city’s best cycling routes.
Create beautiful floral arrangements with our in-house florist Sebastien Biering of Sebastien Flowers. Learn the art of floral decoration & how to dress a table for special occasions with one-on- one and group lessons.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
Tripadvisor – Certificate of Excellence 2015
Classic Vacation – Europe Hotel Chain of the Year 2015
Tripadvisor – Certificate of Excellence 2014
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