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.
How to Get There
This is a lovely hotel with an amazing breakfast. It is centrally located for sightseeing and the staff is most helpful. Stayed here for 4 days and could have stayed longer. Nearby restaurants are very good. We used the Hop on Hop off bus for two days as it stops right by the hotel. It was very convenient.
I had a pleasant two-night stay at the GHS. Friendly and accommodating reception. Room was big and clean. My only gripe is about room service - after a long exhausting day I hoped to order room service and relax - I dialled the number but after ringing for ten minutes and NO answer, I gave up. I had to go down to reception, and without apologies I was told to go to the bar, where I could order.
If you offer room service, the least you can do is ensure someone answers the phone. I rang at least 7 times, and it wasn’t even peak dining hours.
What a treat this hotel was! Close to the train station was an added bonus! Beautiful room and the breakfast was amazing! On the 7th floor is a terrace with a view of the city! We only stayed one night but could have easily stayed longer! Definitely recommend this gorgeous hotel!