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
If you are looking for a hotel that will compliment the overall feel of a Genoa vacation, this is the place. Welcoming and helpful staff, who spoke English well and had a command of the area with excellent suggestions. The hotel had lovely areas to rest and relax - several seating rooms, spa on second floor, fantastic rooftop with large restaurant, great views, two hot tubs and a bar with nice aperitivos. My favorite amenity that we used daily during our three night stay was the portable WiFi. It helped us during our walks throughout the city, which is a maze. There is plenty of convenient transportation nearby, a main train station and busses to the city center. Although our room wasn’t large, we had multiple conveniences including safe, water daily, multiple toiletries, robe and slippers. We were gifted a bottle of champagne to celebrate our 41st anniversary - a great touch! We ate at the restaurant, one our favorite meals in Genoa; used the bar and compliment Robiero our regular bartender, tried the hot tubs and would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Friendly staff, great lobby, good room, good views! it was an excellent location. Did have to pay for parking but that is probably to be expected. We will be going back down there in October and may stay there again
We originally booked the Hotel Continental next door for one night but told we had been upgraded to their sister hotel which is next door.
We had a beautiful triple room on the 5th floor with a view of the port. The room was spacious with lovely fixtures and fittings. Also provided dressing gown and slippers as well as toiletries. The bed and pillows were good quality and we slept well. Air conditioning well needed as 29 degrees the day we were there and it worked well and you could alter it to preferred temperature.
We didn’t have dinner in hotel as were out exploring Genoa as only had one night here. However we did use the bar on 7th floor for evening drink. My only complaint would be that my son had a small bottle of Coke Zero which cost as much as my glass of wine - €6 which I thought was expensive for a non alcoholic drink. The bar had a lovely view of city and port. There are two jacuzzis there which are free to use but as they were right next to bar seating area so felt it wasn’t as private as could be.
The breakfast had amazing choice - again served on 7th floor so you could sit inside or outside, if wanted view. They did fresh omelettes and crepes as well as choice of hot food (bacon, sausage, eggs) as well as meat, rolls, pastries, croissants, cereals, fruit and yoghurt. Also had variety of juice and hot drinks.
The only problem we had was WiFi connection which was slow and kept dropping out.
A lovely hotel which we would definitely stay in if we revisited this city.