Savoy Beach Hotel
What We Love
- A chic and modern beach resort near the ancient Paestum ruins, with optional half-boardBeing super-close to Paestum’s fascinating UNESCO-listed archaeological site
- Tucking into Mediterranean and Campania cuisine at the signature restaurant
- Individually-styled rooms and suites that stand out for their on-trend décor
What To Know
- The hotel has a private beach with complimentary sun beds and umbrellas
- You can arrange for drop off and pick up airport shuttle service
- Free WiFi throughout
Those looking to mix up beach glamour with cultural thrills in the Campania region of southern Italy have a lot to look forward to at this four-star property in the little town of Paestum. Not only will you be just a short sashay from a lovely beach, but you’ll be within easy distance of the UNESCO-listed archaeological site that pays homage to three Greek goddesses.
Each of the 42 guest rooms and suites is spacious, spoiling, and gorgeously designed; think soothing hues, on-trend soft furnishings, wooden or tiled flooring, and a décor scheme that lets you know at once that this is somewhere a bit special. All come with comfortable beds dressed with crisp white deluxe linens, bathrooms with bathtubs or showers, flatscreen TVs with satellite channels, and all the creature comforts you’re likely to need during your stay.
Elsewhere, you’ll find a palm-lined outdoor pool, tennis court, Turkish bath, and lovely gardens filled with bougainvillea and palm trees. There’s also a good-looking signature restaurant for Mediterranean cuisine and Campania specialities, a well-stocked wine cellar with over 500 Italian and international wine varieties, and a relaxed bar for anytime cocktails and cappuccinos.
How to Get There
We came to Paestum on the recommendation of a friend who said the beaches are beautiful and the Greek ruins spectacular. After researching some different options, we chose the Savoy because of the amenities on the property and the beach club. Both have exceeded our expectations, but even more importantly the staff have gone above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Aldo, in particular, has been a fantastic resource, helping us with every little question we had (hopefully we weren't too annoying)! So pleased with our experience and would definitely recommend.
Our family of four (daughters aged 9 and 11) stayed for 11 days in interconnecting rooms 105 and 107. The rooms were very good; they were quiet, with effective air conditioning, comfortable beds, spacious and with a mini bar (you have to pay for mineral water in the room). The hotel have lovely gardens with a tennis court and a large semi circular pool, that is unfortunately not well maintained (our daughter cut her foot on a broken tile and we saw a nappy which lurked in the bottom of the pool for 2 days). There is a 5-10 minute walk to a private beach club which serves great food at lunch and dinner and has a small swimming pool, free sun loungers on both grass or a soft sandy beach. The sea has medium sized waves but our daughters could still stand 20 metres from shore on all but the windiest days. It really is a great beach and club. The breakfast at the hotel was also great (delicious fruit, cereal, yoghurt, pastries including donuts and pain au chocolat and an omelette station). The breakfast is taken in the restaurant in a lovely open air, covered room with wonderful views of the gardens and mountains. The dinner is fine dining but we found the menu challenging and only ate there twice. The other days we either dined in the beach club or in other local restaurants which were a 5-10 minute drive away. We particularly enjoyed eating at Nonna Sceppa and several restaurants around the Greek temples. The temples in Paestum are beautiful and well worth a visit. We also took the ferry from Agropoli to Capri which took 75 minutes and was a great day trip (we took the chairlift to the top of the mountain and ate lunch at the Caesar Augustus hotel with views of Vesuvius, Naples and Ischia). We also visited the beach at Palinuro where the sea is calm enough for pedallos and there a 20 minute boat trip to the Blue Grotto. We visited Castellabate a beautiful village which has stunning views and had a great afternoon of fun at Aquafarm. Overall we loved the Cilento, the Savoy and our holiday and would whole heartedly recommend this as a family holiday. A hire car is essential.
Now..anyone one who is thinking about staying here...stop thinking and book your stay here!!! I have had a amazing experience at this hotel. The staff, management have been extremely helpful and patient will any issue I have had for my stay.
I actually got married here last week and wow what an experience, had about 50+ fly out from several places and they were able to cater to us all, wether it had to do with children, or specific requirements. I truly have to thank my wedding planner Chiara who was able to assist me and my wife every step of the way!! She was able to bring our idea into a reality and I am so happy I decided to get married here!
See you guys soon for our anniversary!!!!