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Savoy Hotel
Ranked #69 of 72 Hotels in Blackpool
Leicester, United Kingdom
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“In Need Of Investment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Despite the numerous adverse comments in the Trip Advisor reviews, we chose to stay at the Savoy because of its prominent, seafront location on the north shore, with available parking, availability of rooms and reasonable half-board rates - and surely it could not be as bad as previous guests had described.
First impression was not good. The entrance ramp and corridor from the car park to reception was grubby, the windows dirty with too much evidence of debris from smokers. However, the reception staff were welcoming, cheerful, efficient and friendly, which was a better start.
For a two night midweek break we booked a family and double room. These were conveniently adjacent, on the third floor at the rear. If you raised the frosted sash windows the few inches possible, to see out, one had a view of drab walls and windows over abundant pigeon and seagull poo on the ledges. The lace curtains needed a good wash, being dirty and mouldy.
The rooms themselves were adequate for a couple of nights, although in need of a freshening up and a carpet deep clean. The springs in the mattresses had seen better days, although we actually all slept well, once the windows had been opened to try to reduce the sauna-like temperatures [even though the radiators were not on]. The family room was particularly large with two double beds and bunk beds too. The double room was much less spacious. In both rooms the ensuite bathrooms were acceptable, with good showers. There were no nice touches like a bath mat on the floor, although there was a non-slip mat in the bath itself. The thin towels were small in number and size.
We enjoyed a breakfast and dinner meal package in the Gilbert Restaurant, looking a little tired in places. Breakfast was totally self service [even tea and coffee], but was fine for those with a good appetite - the sausages particularly recommended. The plates were always hot which was appreciated. Dinner needed to be booked in advance and was served at different times so that the few staff on duty could cope with the numbers, although service was often slow. One suspected that the staff, although they tried hard, lacked decent training. Food was enjoyable and of a good quality with a reasonable choice of items on the menu. Drinks had to be obtained from the bar and if one was unwise to use a credit card a £2 supplement was added. Room cards seemed to have different coloured stamps on them indicating whether items could be charged to the room account or not - but it was not clear what criteria was used to decide on this.
Evening musical entertainment was provided in the main lounge and this was enjoyed by the coach parties using the hotel as their base. They seemed to opt for early meal sittings and were soon installed in the lounge seats.
Overall we had a good break in Blackpool, enjoying some mild and sunny October weather. The illuminations were great [best seen on foot], the Tower Circus entertaining [despite the absence of the water finale], the Tower Ballroom fun [the children enjoyed the organ music and watching the dancers], the trams were enjoyed [but the adults missed the old style trams, although there were some historic trams running at night] and the trip up the tower itself was memorable especially with the 4D experience beforehand.
It would be difficult to recommend the hotel to others, but if one can cope with "seen better days" shabby and a slow lift that only holds three people, one could enjoy a short stay in this well-located, externally impressive Britannia hotel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We were not sure what to expect and reading some reviews but we found a warm welcome at the savoy. Our family room had two double beds and bunkbeds so more than enough for the 4 of us. Our room wad clean and very nice and warm. We had breakfast and dinner and both meals were spectacular with plenty of food and choice. The kids loved the food too. We even had a complimentary bottle on wine. All in all we could not fault this hotel and will definately stay again and again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

This hotel has a lot of negative reviews but to be honest we had an amazing tiime at the Savoy - We had a Sunday night special which included Diner, Bed and Breakfast in a double superior room which was more like a mini suite with Jacuzzi spa and seperate shower and then through to another room which was the lounge area. The food was excellent and breakfast was a buffet style eat what you want, full English, toast, cereals etc - eat enough to last all day!!. Staff very friendly. Not sure what people expect for £69.00 when they give this hotel a bad review - it's not 5 star but then your not paying five star money. We would stay here again without hesitating.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Having read previous reviews, I was dreading my stay here, but have to say it was not nearly as bad as I was expecting.Yes it is a bit tired and in great need of refurbishment, but the hotel is very old, and would need lots of money invested to bring it up to the standard it once was (about 90 years ago!) I found the food to be good, 3 courses and plenty choice each night, with the standard childrens menu for kids.Good choice at breakfast, and not too much queueing. I travelled with a coach party, which meant we all dined together at 6pm, however when I asked of we could dine later as we were visting Tussauds one evening, it was not a problem, and we were booked into the "Bistro" for a time that suited. I thought the staff were all very pleasant and helpful. The first night I found the room too hot, so they brought a fan up which did help. Hotel is well located at quiet north end, with tram and bus stops right outside, so no problems with transport. All in all an enjoyable stay in Blackpool, and hotel good value for money. Don't be put off by other reviews - this is Blackpool, not Barbados!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Stayed 20 years ago and loved it returned this year and nightmare. Room tiny tired and dirty.can't rate breakfast as we saw the q and walked out. However bar service ridiculous only 1 person serving and expected to serve up bar food as well.so sad to usee a lovely hotel going to ruin.will def.never be back

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Just awful. Terribly run down and neglected lots of lovely period features that are just neglected. Holes in sheets, threadbare towels, toilet leaks 6" of dust on window ledge for which there is no excuse - even the glass my g&t came in was filthy and it's overpoweringly hot!!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Arghh do not stay here . We paid £ 92 pounds for a room that was like a dungeon and had no natural light.The "window" was frosted and looke d onto a wall, it also wouldn`t open There was an exractor fan, which, of course didn`t work Shabby carpet all fraying along the wall,, only one side table, Small, old fashioned Tv ,perched ontop of the wardrobe ,not working and no attempt to fix it despite 3 requests. Ironically, nice bathroom and clean towels. As we say up North, it really was a case at this hotel of all furcoat and no knickers!

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Property: Savoy Hotel
Address: Queens Promenade, Blackpool FY2 9SJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#32 On the Beach Hotel in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Savoy Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Britannia Savoy Hotel Blackpool is a popular and intimate Blackpool hotel, located on the quieter North Shore. It is nearby many of Blackpool's famous attractions and sits proudly overlooking the beach so if you are looking for Blackpool hotels on the seafront then consider the Savoy - fantastic location and value for money. ... more   less 
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