Hotel Grand Savoia
What We Love
- An Italian Riviera stay in a five-star spa hotel – rated number one in Genoa on TripAdvisorExploring Genoa's Medieval old town and contemporary waterfront
- Slipping into one of the outdoor spa baths, where you'll have panoramic views of the city
- Choosing between old school rustic Italian dining and the sleek gourmet restaurant
What To Know
- The hotel is a 3-minute walk from Genoa's main train station
- The property's sister hotel, the Continental, is right next door
- Free WiFi is hit or miss
With its candy pink and white-striped facade, the five-star Grand Hotel Savoia is close to Genoa’s suave waterfront, which is a-buzz with fishing boats and luxury yachts. Spilling down the hillside towards the sea, Genoa is a romantic city with narrow, winding streets, hanging gardens and a Medieval old town, steeped in history.
In the center of it all, the Grand Hotel Savoia offers a flamboyant level of luxury, with cool marble floors, lofty ceilings and decidedly opulent furnishings. The gourmet restaurant offers elegant Italian dishes, and the trattoria has more of a rustic vibe, with traditional Genoan flavors.
The elaborate spa is a real treat, with a high-end range of facilities including a bio sauna, a hydro suite, a chromotherapy room and an outdoor terrace where you can survey the city below.
Hotel Grand Savoia’s rooms are as eclectic in style as the rest of the hotel. Period photographs depicting a Genoa of old decorate the bed boards, while modern conveniences abound, from the en-suite bathroom to the Wi-Fi. Classic rooms, each 150 square feet, come with a queen-size bed, an en-suite bathroom, internal views and complimentary Wi-Fi. Executive rooms evoke the romance of travel, with period pictures, vintage trunks and furniture from trans-Atlantic liners making up the décor, alongside lovely views towards the town of Genoa.
Restaurant Salgari offers traditional Italian and fresh seafood from an elegant and refined setting and, over summer, dishes are served on the sophisticated outdoor terrace. Trattoria Tralalero offers a more casual setting, with a menu of authentic Ligurian dishes, and Bar Royale is an opulent setting for a cocktail or two with plush leather armchairs and a grand piano to boot. On the seventh floor of Grand Hotel Savoia you’ll find Settimocielo Aperitif, an exclusive location with a rich buffet and live music, plus enviable elevated-terrace views.
Grand Hotel Savoia has a decadent on site spa allowing you the ultimate indulgence. Bubble your blues away with a spell in the Jacuzzi, or create your own water journey with a session in the emotional shower. Double water beds provide the perfect pit-stop, to help you truly unwind. There’s also a fitness center, if some light exercise is your way to de-stress.
Genoa is the capital of the coastal region of Liguria and Italy’s sixth largest city. This historical port city was made a European Capital of Culture in 2004, giving its rivals Rome, Florence and Venice a good run for their money. Christopher Columbus was born here and Genoa boasts one of Europe’s biggest aquariums. Luxurious boutiques sit alongside ornate churches, all blanketed in a swathe of pastel-colored roof tops to create an enchanting and quintessentially Italian city.
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Stayed one night in Deluxe Room 507 with my honey to celebrate her birthday. The Grand Savoia is loaded with “Old World Charm” and our room was tastefully decorated. Was impressed with the quality of the service, especially at the front desk. The included breakfast was excellent and the WiFi was good. Booked the room directly with the hotel and was pleased with the speed of the responses to my questions and helpful information. Nice touch with the bottle of Prosecco to celebrate my honey’s birthday.
A stunning hotel. Magic foyer, classy spacious room with all amenities - comfortable bed, roomy bathroom and just a feeling of space. Lovely large dining room for breakfast with other family members where we could sit and relax before stepping out for our day. This was a one night stop in between late afternoon trains. Booked on the basis of location opposite station but it offerred so much more.
This hotel is ‘nice’ but I suppose I expected something a bit more from all the fab reviews and the rating on tripadvisor.
We arrived at reception and were greeted pleasantly. The foyer was fairly busy with a group of guests (on skateboards ! ) making a fair bit of noise.
There was some confusion behind the desk and it transpired the room we booked wasn’t available so we were ‘upgraded’ to a deluxe room on the second floor.
I would have been happier with the executive on higher floor that we had booked.
The room wasn’t bad but I didn’t like the big bath tub in the corner taking up space.
When I called reception to clarify a billing issue it took being put on hold three times before my query could be answered.
The piano bar is lovely, drinks served with a smile and a very pleasant atmosphere.
Breakfast the next morning was nice, the restaurant was quiet busy and a lot of,the sweet offerings were not replenished during our time there.
Checking out was quick and efficient even though reception was busy.
This is probably a solid 4 star in both service and amenities.
Not a bad stay but nothing memorable.