Hotel Savoy ★★

A room at the Hotel Savoy, Florence
A room at the Hotel Savoy, Florence

Luxury rooms in the heart of sightseeing Florence

This 1893 hotel underwent a complete transformation in 2000 by Sir Rocco Forte and his sister, who designed the warm, stylishly minimalist modern interiors (though why they panelled over the lovely 19th century murals in the bar is beyond me).

Guest rooms are standardized, with walk-in closets, dark brown marble bathrooms, and mosaics over the tubs.

Rooms on the fifth floor, added in 1958, just peep over the surrounding buildings for spectacular views, especially those on the Duomo (back) side.

The different room "styles"—classic, executive, and deluxe—really just refer to size.

Four suites (two rooms, two TVs, leather easy chairs, white marble bathrooms) are on the back, four on the piazza.

You're just a few steps in any direction from all the sights and the best shopping.

Fun fact: The building itself actually belongs to Ferragamo, so in the redesign, they gave a decor tip o' the hat to the owners and included shoe images in most public-area art.

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Piazza della Repubblica 7
tel. 800/223-6800 in the U.S.; 055-27-351 in Italy.
Fax 055-273-5888

Bus: C1; C2
Hop-on/hop-off: Santa Croce (A)

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Useful Italian for lodging
English (Inglese) Italian (Italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
Good day Buon giorno bwohn JOUR-noh
Good evening Buona sera BWOH-nah SAIR-rah
Good night Buona notte BWOH-nah NOTE-tay
Goodbye Arrivederci ah-ree-vah-DAIR-chee
Excuse me (to get attention) Scusi SKOO-zee
thank you grazie GRAT-tzee-yay
please per favore pair fa-VOHR-ray
yes si see
no no no
Do you speak English? Parla Inglese? PAR-la een-GLAY-zay
I don't understand Non capisco non ka-PEESK-koh
I'm sorry Mi dispiace mee dees-pee-YAT-chay
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...a hotel un albergo oon al-BEAR-go
...a B&B un bed-and-breakfast oon bet hand BREK-fust
...a rental room un'affittacamera oon ah-feet-ah-CAH-mair-ra apartment for rent un appartamento oon ah-part-tah-MENT-toh
...a farm stay un agriturismo oon ah-gree-tour-EES-moh
...a hostel un ostello oon oh-STEHL-loh
How much is...? Quanto costa? KWAN-toh COST-ah
a single room una singola OO-nah SEEN-go-la
double room for single use [will often be offered if singles are unavailable] doppia uso singola DOPE-pee-ya OO-so SEEN-go-la
a double room with two beds una doppia con due letti OO-nah DOPE-pee-ya cone DOO-way LET-tee
a double room with one big bed una matrimoniale OO-nah mat-tree-moan-nee-YAAL-lay
triple room una tripla OO-nah TREE-plah
with private bathroom con bagno cone BAHN-yoh
without private bathroom senza bagno [they might say con bagno in comune—"with a communal bath"] SEN-zah BAHN-yoh
for one night per una notte pair OO-nah NOH-tay
for two nights per due notti pair DOO-way NOH-tee
for three nights per tre notti pair tray NOH-tee
Is breakfast included? É incluso la prima colazione? ay in-CLOO-soh lah PREE-mah coal-laht-zee-YOAN-nay
Is there WiFi? C'é WiFi? chay WHY-fy?
May I see the room? Posso vedere la camera? POH-soh veh-DAIR-eh lah CAH-mair-rah
That's too much É troppo ay TROH-po
Is there a cheaper one? C'é una più economica? chay OO-nah pew eh-ko-NO-mee-kah
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Hotel Savoy

★★Piazza della Repubblica 7, 50123 Firenze
tel. 800/223-6800 in the U.S.; 055-27-351 in Italy.
Fax 055-273-5888

Bus: C1; C2
Hop-on/hop-off: Santa Croce (A)

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