Of all the luxury hotels in London, the Savoy has perhaps the biggest name of all. Undoubtedly the first and last thing in luxury, the five-star hotel is listed by Forbes as one of the very best London hotels and is the most celebrated of all places to stay in the capital. The location is one key element of the hotel’s fame.
Situated on the north bank of the Thames and adjacent to the shopping and theatres of Covent Garden and Leicester Square, it is perfectly positioned for guests whether they want to stroll along the riverside, go shopping, see a musical or do all of these things in a day. Of course, there are many hotels in this area, but the Savoy instantly stands out for its scale, style and panache.
The hotel has no less than 268 rooms, decorated in Edwardian or Art Deco fashion, with many having fine views across the river. The furnishings are almost impossibly stylish and comfortable. Not only do the rooms exude class and luxury, but so does the service. With a butler on standby at all times, superb spa treatments and a 24-hour gym, you can relax or play in the finest style.
Food is another thing the Savoy is famous for. It has no less than seven highly stylish restaurants and bars, with perhaps the most notable being Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill, where a fusion of British food and French style offers just the kind of unique offering one might expect from one of Britain’s most celebrated chefs. It is not just whole meals one can enjoy either, for the Savoy also offers a quite exceptional afternoon tea. The bars are remarkable too, from the cocktails of the American Bar to the opulence of the Beaufort Bar.
The Savoy is one of many hotels owned by Fairmount, whose portfolio includes some of the grandest hotels around. Undoubtedly it is a jewel in the crown, both for the company and for London, and a truly wonderful place to stay.