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    • Qype User alissa…
    • London
    • 24 friends
    • 61 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    30/11/2011

    This is a beautiful relaxed luxury hotel just around the corner from the Ritz, and only a few steps away from cafes frequented famously by stars of film.
    I had a lovely stay here.Gorgeous interior, soft bed, marble bathroom etc., antique furniture.
    The staff are very solicitous and kind.The only downside is that access to the internet is outrageously expensive, as is the terrace panaromic cafe, where I paid a very hefty price for a cup of hot chocolate about the size of a thimble.
    A good buffet breakfast with just about everything you could ever imagine wanting is thrown in with the room price.
    I do not know the cost of the rooms as my accomodation was a really lovely present , but the hotel has an English language web site which does seem to have special offers.
    Guests are civilised international-very quiet, almost no children.If you have only a casual wardrobe, best to pack a silk dress or similar for evening as the clientele were amazingly well dressed.

  • 2.0 star rating
    13/7/2013

    It's a pillow, filled with something approximating the weight & consistency of wet paper. But it's not wet. That's good - right?!  

    As is often the case in Italy (and much of Europe), there were 2 decent towels in the bathroom. The rest of the linens were exactly like dinner napkins. I can't imagine what they would dry, and the smooth linen fabric doesn't even lend itself to washcloth status.

    When you step into the room, it is immediately obvious where your euros are going. One word: location. A few nice hotels in the nabe have good food, and people who are there to serve you... To help you, even. You might want to have a delicious lunch at Boscollo, where a beautiful angel of a hostess/waitress will flash her lovely smile and actually make you feel welcome! OTOH,  when we arrived at the Savoy with about 12 others from Windstar cruises, all waiting to check in, it took all the patience I could muster to stand and watch the second receptionist while he very importantly ignored us. Really?! We were tired. My wife had taken a bad, agonizing spill and her knee had already swollen past grapefruit-size. I finally, NICELY, inquired, "could you perhaps help us check in?" Geeez.

    So, desk and bell service were reluctant and pretty-much non-existent.

    Room service was fine, as was the included breakfast buffet. (Mostly cold items, yogurt, fruit, breads etc.). Breakfast is served in the basement. I've seen this in Europe and I hate it. No matter how nicely they fix up the "grotto," I miss seeing sunshine & people while I'm having breakfast. Especially when we're discovering some place new to us!

    The bed was tiny and uncomfortable. No, I wouldn't recommend the Savoy to anybody.

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