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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I stayed in the hotel with my parents as we were celebrating my dad's 70th birthday. Booked at the continental but we were very surprised and pleased to find out they upgraded us to the Savoia. The hotel is beautiful and very well decorated, the rooms are pretty and clean an the staff very kind.
The breakfast has a big variety of choices and food of all kinds and we truly enjoyed it. We ate at the Tralalero restaurant and were very happy with it.
We only had one night here but enjoyed our stay. Once inside it has a cool, calm relaxing feel, with good aircon, marble decor, high ceilings, mirrors and jugs of iced lemon or mint water, and fresh flowers. The staff are polite and professional. We had a classic room which was fine, comfortable bed, clean with nice wooden parquet flooring and plenty of toiletries. some more information about the hotel and Genoa in the room would have been appreciated.
We loved the Jacuzzis on the top floor with a bar there to make the most of the views. Breakfast is also served here.
The gym is small with 2 running machines, 2 bikes, a stepper and cross trainer, and a few light weights, but there is water, towels, music and tv available.
The breakfast was varied and good quality. (Although they had run out of scrambled eggs which were not replenished even after the 10 minutes I waited after asking, and there being an hour of breakfast left. I eventually had some brought to my table, which was appreciated). Breakfast went on til 11 on the Sun morning we were there and check out allowed til 12 which we thought was quite generous.
All in all an enjoyable stay, thank you.
The hotel has the potential of being a world-class property, but the furnishing in the room and in some of the public spaces were a little dated. We stayed for one night in a room wih a view of the courtyard-- it was dark and dingy and the towels and sheets, though clean, were looking worn.
The rooftop bar boasts an incredible view, but service and generousity of the aperitivo were a bit skimpy.
The highlight of our stay was the breakfast which was also located on the rooftop. It had an incredible selection of options from North American 'cooked' menu to Italian antipasti cheese, meats and fruit.
Overall, wasn't my favourite hotel, but it wasnt bad.
We had booked reservation for the sister hotel next door( hotel continental)however due to the hotel being reefurbished we found to our surprise that we were staying in hotel savoia. The hotel rooms were excellent with bath robes and toiletries.available Breakfast was outstanding with an excellent variety of foods available .hotel staff were excellent.the hotel location was very near to train station which allowed us to visit lake Como on a day trip whilst staying in Genoa whilst leaving our hired car in the hotel car park.Would highly recommend this hotel for its first class amenities and service,would definitely stay here again
Classic old hotel with charm and character. Good city location with rooftop bar and great breakfast. Only disappointment was the spa seemed to be an afterthought that wasn't very good or that well managed.