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
- 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
We stayed here for 3 days in a suite that had a fantastic view of the Thames. We also had butler service. The rooms were very well appointed and clean. I could go on and on about this place but the bottom line is that it's probably the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in. To clarify, I'm a Ritz Carlton & Four Seasons kind of traveler. They knocked this experience out of the park. Well done.
Exceptional kind helpful professional extremely obliging staff👍🏻
Food out of this world - replenished as often as required🥂🎂🥂
Surprise little bday cake for meg 🎂🎂
Even provide a take home box xx
Definitely recommend faultless above and beyond all expectations xx
Our stay at the Savoy was absolutely amazing. Great accommodations and amenities. Staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. Food was out of this world delicious! Great location -- can walk to many historic sights and restaurants.
Went for dinner with two friends, table wasn't ready so we had a drink in the cocktail lounge first, service was very good and the quality of the cocktail list was exceptional. Each with a story and image, kind of a lot but a nice detail. When the table was ready we were seated and our drink were brought through with expert efficiency.
Dinner was complex and delicious, have a look at the menu for more information. The sommelier did a great job with the wine and helped us match the meals well.
A drink after dinner in the atrium with the jazz band was just right on.
Visit. Please do.
Didn't stay the night but was lucky enough to grab a table in the highly regarded American bar for some fine cocktails. Bronwen, one of their bubbly and engaging receptionists approached us in the lobby and was kind enough to show us the bars on offer before we decided on which one we'd like to experience. Despite all of them looking grand and inviting we went for the American bar with it's attractive cocktail menu and live Jazz pianist and singer.
The drinks were truly sublime and it was quite possibly the most pleasant cocktail bar experience we've ever had. Our bartender Nicholas, a young chap from Italy ran us through the cocktail menu and went into the more intricate details of our drinks once we had selected them. A true professional and very passionate service.