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 stayed here for two nights in late September. Overall, we had a nice stay here even with two weddings in two nights. The event spaces are beautiful from the driveway to the hotel lobby to the pool area. Our room was large and comfortable if a little dated. View from our room was nice but slightly marred by being directly over the patio roof but not the end of the world. The staff was friendly and helpful, esp bartender Giovanni and concierge (can’t remember his name). Beach 93 was very pretty but service was terrible, possibly because we were there near closing time. We did not partake of the breakfast. We didn't use the pool because it was a little too chilly and windy, but again, was a very pretty area. About a 10 minute drive to "downtown" Paestum restaurants and ruins. Is it equivalent to a US four star hotel?, no, but as we drove through the area, I don't know that we would have found a better alternative, possibly because we were travelling after prime season but more likely because this is as good as it gets in the area.
We had the fantasy tasting menu at Tre Olivi with the wine tasting. It was a lot of fun and the food and wine were good. That being said, the majority of dishes were seafood (which was fine), but 3 of the 8 courses were desserts, which I thought was too much (and not a single cheese plate). I would have preferred they switched out one of the desserts for a meat dish which would have also allowed them to more naturally pair a red wine with the dinner vice squeezing the single red wine in among the otherwise white wine tasting.
As this was our first stop in our two week Italy trip, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to stay here for a few nights, but that's about all the time you would need. I don't regret a euro we dropped on the hotel or dinner, but it was a little pricey for the value.
This is a beautiful hotel with lovely grounds but the emphasis is on weddings . We stayed for a week in early September and there was a wedding every day ! This meant that the hotel was taken over by wedding guests and the car park full of cars. As hotel guests we felt we were intruders at a wedding reception and did not feel at ease using the pool and hotel facilities. Indeed we were encouraged and expected to go to the Beach Club which was 200 metres away. The Club is very good with restaurant, pool and beautiful sandy beach. However the pool at the hotel stands there almost forlorn with the sun loungers moved into the corner and the pool bar unmanned . In addition we were expected to pay a charge for beach towels which is something we are not used to doing in the usual beautiful hotels we visit . The Tre Olivi is an excellent restaurant but very expensive. If you are staying for a week you need an alternative. The Beach Club restaurant closed on the last few nights of our stay which was disappointing. There is a new manager who is aware of these problems and I really hope things might change but in the meantime If you are expecting the use of facilities of a usual 4 * hotel and want to feel valued as a guest I would recommend you choose a different hotel. Our stay was expensive and we did not feel we had value for money.
I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights as I was there for a wedding. Check-in was not the friendliest. The guy seemed annoyed that I was asking so many questions about the hotel which didn't make a great first impression. It just got worse from there...the room's air conditioning was not working- come to find out there were at least 5 other rooms where the air was not working. It's pretty hot and humid in September and the room temp was at 80 degrees (and climbing), so when I went to the front desk to ask about it getting checked out, 40 minutes later, no one had come to our room to check it out...SO, when I went back down to the front desk, the woman told me she didn't know how long it would take to get it looked at, so I asked for us to be moved to another room.
The response, "we don't have another room to move you to", my response, "ok, then do you have fans that you can provide. Response from front desk "no, sorry". Ok then, I'm expecting a really big discount. Instead I asked to speak to the manager, who wasn't there, and then somehow, we were upgraded to another room with a balcony, and air. So they were able to move us after all. They also sent a bottle of wine and some snacks as an apology (nice gesture), but overall, this hotel isn't worth it. Oh, and by the way, the room they moved us to didn't have full air either...it stayed at 77 degrees.
They rush you during breakfast, and the food is mediocre. The wedding itself was held next door which was nice. Kudos to the professional photographer they hired to take pictures of their property. They are deceiving as the pool looks massive and upscale on the website- in reality, it's a half moon shaped pool with no chairs around it (at least, there weren't any setup when we were there). You can reach the beach by car or walk it- it may take 20-30 minutes to walk it. This was a REALLY dissapointing stay, as we thought this was going to be an upscale hotel for the price it was and we were going to end our Italy trip in luxury for the wedding we were going to. Instead, it was the worse of the three hotels we stayed at in Italy (and also cost the most).
Came back to visit, and was not disappointed. If anything the hotel has got better.
It's more of an American style hotel that would not look out of place in Miami or Las Vegas.
Ok it is a wedding venue too, but the hotel is so rehearsed at dealing with staying guests and weddings, nether are an issue and you get the chance to see real Italians, enjoying life.
The Beach Club 93 which about 200 meters down the road is a lovely venue, with an excellent beach, restaurant and a beach waiter service.
The hotel restaurant is excellent, really should be due a Michelin star but if you want a change then there are many local restaurants nearby.
I shall for certain return again for another stay, in the great hotel with amazing staff.
I will start by saying yes, this is a wedding venue. It is, however, a beautiful hotel which is really well maintained with gorgeous gardens, staffed by very friendly and helpful employees, and is in a great location. As a base for our week in southern Italy it was perfect. We didn't use the pool at all because the Beach Club is such a short walk away, so just went to the beach instead to avoid all of the wedding hoo-ha. The Beach club is a great perk of this hotel and I recommend trying it. Definitely must try the restaurant downstairs, Tre Olivi, as well! It was one of the most delicious meals of my life. Also worth hiring a car if you want to do anything else other than Paestum during your stay to make travel easier and cheaper.