The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel
What We Love
- The building oozes decadence (and history), from the lobby’s Wedgewood wall frieze to the Beaufort Bar’s gilded alcoves
- You’ll struggle to find a finer White Lady cocktail or Peach Melba dessert — they were invented here
- Perennially popular for special occasion meals, pre-theater drinks and decadent afternoon teas, the hotel is always abuzz
What To Know
- The spa's great but compact - a fitness center with a small pool and a couple of treatment rooms
- Advance booking is recommended for afternoon tea and cocktails
- It’s worth the splurge for a riverfront room for views of the London Eye and the Thames (ask for one on an upper floor so your view isn’t blocked by trees)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A true icon, The Savoy set the standard in luxury when it opened in 1889 — and its standards haven’t slipped since. Bang in the center of London and as beloved by world leaders and CEOs as by romancing couples and well-heeled families, it offers an experience everyone should enjoy at least once in their life. The 268 individually designed guest rooms are understatedly opulent: split between Edwardian and Art Deco, they feature crystal chandeliers, curvaceous writing desks, claw-foot bathtubs, and, in the riverfront rooms, views of landmarks like the London Eye and Big Ben. The real atmosphere, though, is at the hotel’s bar lounges. Get a taste of the 1920s at Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill or stateside history at the legendary American Bar (it’s hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Judy Garland).
In the Area
The Savoy is centrally located, steps from Lyceum Theatre and Victoria Embankment Gardens and close to King’s College London and Trafalgar Square. Catch a show at the Savoy Theatre, attached to the hotel, which has been known to screen performances including Legally Blonde and Cabaret. Somerset House is a hidden gem a couple of blocks away and a hangout for locals, who come in winter for ice skating in a romantic setting and in summer for bijou concerts, open-air films, and to play in the fountains. As far as shopping goes, ye olde Covent Garden market is cute but touristy. Wander through it and to the other side to Neal Street and Seven Dials for more interesting shopping options, such as the Vintage Showroom and Fly London.
How to Get There
Fabulous-Staff is amazing, professional and helpful. Feels like home. Rooms are clean and beds are extremely comfortable. I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling in the UK. It is like walking through history, but with the conveniences of today.
Stayed at the Savoy in April for 3 nights. This hotel is in a perfect location. Access to many of the "must see" sights in London are in within walking distance. We were upgraded to a partial river view room since we booked through Grand Luxury Hotels and were also treated to free breakfast (which was delicious) and an 85gbp f&b credit. The restaurant and bar options were diverse and plentiful, plus the evening entertainment in the lobby was excellent. Service was top notch as expected and we were thoroughly pleased with our stay.
Everything about our stay was perfect, from the moment we arrived to the day we left. The service is impeccable and all of the staff made us feel at home instantly, the views from our room... breathtaking, Its a memory we will struggle to forget.
We have recently spent five days in this legendary hotel and enjoyed absolutely every second of it! Being well travelled and blessed to have enjoyed beautiful and unique hotels around the world we had an idea of what to expect at the Savoy...but what we got was so much more because the Savoy possesses that one important "ingredient" that every hotel manager around the world strives to get but only a few actually manage to have: "highly professional, competent, efficient and effective staff combined with kindness and warmth". The staff at the Savoy are simply THE BEST. It would be unfair to single anyone out because they are all unique and simply wonderful. So if you dream to spend some unforgettable days with your loved ones in beautiful surroundings, lovely accommodation, enjoying superb cuisine and yet be part of a Family then go to the Savoy in London, because they say: "You don't just stay at the Savoy - the Savoy stays with you".
We are still mid-stay at the savoy. I don’t have quite the words to sufficiently describe how truly beautiful this hotel and its team are. Our trip is an Easter break and a chance for me to finally propose to my now fiancé. I contacted Ahmed and asked for help in creating the perfect proposal, the man is a superstar. Thankfully it all went to plan and she said yes. We simply couldn’t have dreamt for better. Everything we want to happen happens instantly if it hasn’t already. The savoy’s reputation is of a word-class hotel, and of course it is. However this particular trip has shown just what this amazing venue can do. We now have the pleasure of having shared history with the savoy. It certainly is a hotel that will never leave us. We will be back. Time and time again. Thanks all at the Savoy, Dan and Claire.