The Savoy

Strand, London, England
Covent Garden/Holborn

Action Bar

19
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  • Rooms19
  • Public Spaces19.5
  • Service19.5
  • Overall19
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Hotel Description

It was a dark few years on the London hotel scene while the Savoy was closed for renovations. This was, after all, the original luxury hotel, or at very least the original London luxury hotel, a hotel whose influence is positively Beatlesque, if you’ll forgive the comparison — Beatlesque in the sense that everything that’s happened in high-end hotels since the 1890s is arguably just a variation on a theme introduced by César Ritz, the Savoy’s original general manager, who counts electric lights and en-suite bathrooms among his hospitality innovations. (Yes, that Ritz.)

Now that it’s back in business there’s a sense that all is once again right in the hospitality world. It’s managed by Fairmont, the Canadian luxury-hotel concern, and it’s an inspired choice — if there’s one brand that can be counted on to tread lightly on so historic a hotel, it’s Fairmont.

That’s not to say nothing at all has changed; the Savoy Grill, where Bertie Wooster dined with many an accidental fiancée, is now in the hands of none other than Gordon Ramsay, and the once-faded American Bar, century-old icon that it is, was the subject of the sort of restoration that’s normally reserved for Roman antiquities, with every sparkling detail returned to its precise state circa 1889. And then there’s Kaspar’s, a dazzling Art Deco–style seafood bar that, charmingly, the Savoy bills as its informal restaurant — where guests can casually snack on Osetra caviar beneath silver leaf ceilings and Murano glass columns while gazing at panoramic views of the Thames.

It’s only in the rooms that you’ll find much of anything you’d be tempted to call “contemporary,” but that’s just as well, as running water and electric light are no longer the extravagances they once were. And though they’re modern in function, the equal of any high-end hotel room anywhere, they’re true to the Savoy’s original styles: Art Deco on one side, Edwardian on the other.

Modern hotels abound in London, and we’re partial to the idea that it takes all kinds to make a world — but when Edwardian opulence is what you’re after, the Savoy is your best shot at recapturing a long-gone era. And now that the original is back in business, there’s no need to settle for one of its legion of imitators.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 268 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Off street parking
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine Cellar

Need to Know

Please inform The Savoy in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.\nGuests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.\nIn response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property.\nThere is a discretionary 5% accommodation service charge added to your bill.\nWhen booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.\nWiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.\nPrivate parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 60 per day.\nPets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.\nAll children are welcome.\nUp to three children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.\nOne child under 3 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.\nOne child under 13 years stays free of charge in an extra bed.\nOne child from 13 to 18 years is charged GBP 90 per night in an extra bed.\nThe maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.\nThe maximum number of total guests in a room is 4.\nThe maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.\n

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Off street parking
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine Cellar

Need to Know

Please inform The Savoy in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.\nGuests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.\nIn response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property.\nThere is a discretionary 5% accommodation service charge added to your bill.\nWhen booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.\nWiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.\nPrivate parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 60 per day.\nPets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.\nAll children are welcome.\nUp to three children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.\nOne child under 3 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.\nOne child under 13 years stays free of charge in an extra bed.\nOne child from 13 to 18 years is charged GBP 90 per night in an extra bed.\nThe maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.\nThe maximum number of total guests in a room is 4.\nThe maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.\n

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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