The Savoy

The Strand, London, WC2R 0ET, England

One of London's most iconic hotels maintains its status at the top with winning attributes of impeccable service, stunning decor, and a desirable Covent Garden location. There is still no grander entrance hall in London than the main stately home lobby, or a more glamorous setting than the adjacent Thames Foyer, a dreamy salon done up in black-and-white chinoiserie and pink orchids. Gadgets such as iPod docks and LCD TVs are oh-so-discreetly incorporated so as not to destroy the effect as you prepare for cocktails at the iconic American Bar (which maintains a very strict first-come, first-served policy, so who knows who you'll be standing in line with). There are four superb restaurants: the Gordon Ramsay–run Savoy Grill, Simpson's in the Strand, the Thames Foyer, or Kaspar's Seafood Bar and Grill, with its gorgeous panoramic view of the river.

PROS

  • one of the top hotels in Europe
  • iconic pedigree
  • Thames-side location

CONS

  • everything comes with a price tag
  • street noise is surprisingly problematic, particularly on lower floors
  • right off the superbusy Strand

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Romantic, Service, Pet Friendly
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 020-7836–4343 | 800-257–7544-in the U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

206 rooms, 62 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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