London – The Savoy Hotel, The Strand, London – 24th to 26th November 2017

November 27, 2017 Dick Morris
(Last Updated On: February 14, 2018)

It had long been my intention to stay at The Savoy Hotel, London, having heard, and read, so much about it. Now, finally, having avoided luxury hotels on my past travels simply because I spend little time in hotels when I’m travelling, I thought it time to experience a little luxury.

I stayed for the first two nights in a luxury double room – overlooking the courtyard, I believe – before, for the third night, upgrading to a river-view suite (No 626). Needless to say. I was not disappointed with this hotel, and although the double room had almost everything one could need, the river-view suite was something else.

The hotel, of course, occupies what must, surely, be one of the best sites in London, and the view from the rooms on the river side really is spectacular.

I had breakfast in my room the first morning, but, for the remainder of my stay ate in Kaspar’s restaurant. The food was generally as good as one would expect in an hotel of this quality, although I found the skins on the pork sausages to be a little tough, probably because they were artificial. This is really my only complaint, and I  would urge the hotel to get sausages with natural skins for future English breakfasts. These would be more in keeping with the rest of  the establishment.

I have no other complaints. The staff were, without exception, helpful and friendly, and I hope to stay at The Savoy again.

Below, are some of the photos I took.

Suite 626. Morning.
Bedroom. Suite 626. Morning.
Self explanatory.
The door on the left leads to the shower. That on the right to the WC.
View 1.
View 2.
Light fades.
The living room at night.
Ready for bed.
Reflections.
Looking downstream at night.
Looking upstream at night.
Dawn

Highly recommended.*****

For my review of The Connaught – another luxury London hotel – please see my earlier post.

See also:The Connaught Hotel