The Savoy

Strand, London, England
Covent Garden/Holborn

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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
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine Cellar

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Pets are allowed on request and charges apply.

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2pm,

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  • Superior Queen - City View

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    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 1 ft²/0 m².
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  • One Bedroom Suite - City View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1 ft²/0 m².
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  • Superior Queen

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
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    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • game system(s)
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • Royal Jersey linen brands
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Deluxe King - City View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 344 ft²/31 m².
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  • Savoy Superior King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 344 ft²/31 m².
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  • Deluxe King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 344 ft²/32 m².
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    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • game system(s)
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • Le Labo bath amenities
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • Royal Jersey linen brands
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Luxury Double Double

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 376 ft²/35 m².
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    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • game system(s)
    • international channel
    • Le Labo bath amenities
    • minibar
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • Royal Jersey linen brands
    • working desk
  • Luxury King - City View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 430 ft²/39 m².
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  • Luxury King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
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    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • on demand movies
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 452 ft²/42 m².
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    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • on demand movies
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • working desk
  • Luxury King - River View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 462 ft²/43 m².
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    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • game system(s)
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • working desk
  • Junior River View Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 480 ft²/44 m².
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    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • iPod docking station
    • Le Labo bath amenities
    • minibar
    • rain shower
    • sofa
    • working desk
  • Suite - River View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 484 ft²/44 m².
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  • Junior Suite River Balcony

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 484 ft²/45 m².
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    • butler service
    • flat panel television
    • rain shower
    • sofa
  • Family Suite - Courtyard VIew

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 King Beds
    • 592 ft²/54 m².
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  • Edwardian 1 Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 592 ft²/54 m².
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  • Two Bedroom Family

    • Fits 4 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed & 2 Double Beds
    • 592 ft²/55 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • iPod docking station
    • on demand movies
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • sofa
    • steam sauna
  • Deluxe Junior Partial River View

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 667 ft²/62 m².
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    Views: church.

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  • Deluxe Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 667 ft²/62 m².
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    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • game system(s)
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • Mascioni linen brands
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Personality Partial River View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 731 ft²/68 m².
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    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • iPod docking station
    • Le Labo bath amenities
    • rain shower
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • working desk
  • Art Deco Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 732 ft²/68 m².
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  • Deluxe 1 Bedroom Suite - River View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 861 ft²/79 m².
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  • One Bedroom Suite - River View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 861 ft²/80 m².
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    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • game system(s)
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • Mascioni linen brands
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
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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
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine Cellar

Need to Know

Pets are allowed on request and charges apply.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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