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AUGUST 2, 2010, Day 2
WHEW! After nearly 10 hours of flight time we landed smoothly at London Heathrow Terminal 5 (T5). What a beautiful terminal and I can see why the British are so proud of it, very organized, aesthetically pleasing to the eye and modern beyond imagination. After going through immigration and getting our US Passports …
Not a lot on the agenda for today, a guided walk and visiting Greenwich followed by the show tonight of course. We had to meet the guide outside Chancery Lane Station at 10:45am. We arrived early and got some breakfast before walking around the area ourselves a bit and then heading back to the meeting place.
We were hoping for a small intimate sized group. We were disappointed. There were about 35 people in the ...
... in the world... We got back half an hour later... Josh had fallen asleep and our dinner had burnt haha. I can laugh about it now, but I was a bit annoyed at the time with all the smoke in the flat. This is when we discovered Noah has a problem with the time difference... (See photos of us trying to wake up Noah) We couldn't wake him up. So he continued sleeping until midnight when we started shifts of Noah duty. A relatively early night for us though.. Couldn't keep our eyes open. ...
... on the Commonwealth Air Forces Memorial there. This memorial commemorates the men and women of the Allied Air Forces who died during the Second World War and records the names of the 20,456 airmen who have no known grave. The cabbie didn’t know where it was, but was very good in finding it for us. The entrance, through a triple arched portico, gives access to the cloisters in ...
... the Apex City Hotel, down by the Tower Bridge. It was at least four times the size of the first room and made for much fun and happiness.
London is building some very cutting-edge office space in its financial district, quite close to the Apex Hotel. There's one called the gherkin. It looks like a black pickle standing on end. The Gherkin is or was owned by the insurance company Swiss Re, the firm Elenka first worked for when ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Savill Court Hotel & Spa Egham
Last night's stay confirms all the reviews so far, I'm afraid. Our booking for nine had been mysteriously "cancelled", although our meeting room booking was intact. We nearly got bumped to nearby Belmont Hotel. If only. Our rooms at Savill Court were cramped, shabby, cold. Two double rooms turned out to be single. Exposed wiring in second floor corridor had me checking out fire exits as I seriously worried about wiring. My shower alternately scalded and froze me, and reception seemed suprised and noted it down. On discovering that five of us experienced the identical shower problem, we realized that staff are probably fully aware, and perhaps the management fear litigation if the problem is acknowledged by staff.
Ruby wedding party
This hotel ruined what should have been a happy event namely a 40th wedding
party with numerous guest staying overnight.
All our confirmed bookings were wrong with people being allocated the wrong accomodation. The quality of the food for our party was to say the least sub-standard but what upset our guests most was the attitude of the staff who had a couldn't care a less attitude ,this only to be surpassed by their management team.
Dispite complaining at the time ,the management proportion the blame onto head office.
This hotel was once a 4 star establishment .I believe it is now 3 star but personnally I would not even give it 1 star.
A hotel to be avoided......
Stayed at the Savill Court on a business trip earlier this week. After driving through the lovely grounds and admiring the impressive outer appearance of the hotel we were bitterly dissapointed when we checked in.
The hotel blurb is correct - when you drive up you do get an impression of seclusion and grandeur.....but it ends the moment you walk through the doors.
As a thank you for extended custom and positive promotion one of their hotels in the north east of England, Countrytown/Macdonald hotels offered me a reduced rate to stay in any of the hotels in their chain. My family, especially my 6 yr old son, thought this would be an ideal opportunity to visit Legoland and the nearest hotel in this particular chain is the Savill Court. I researched the hotel on TripAdvisor and noted some concerns from other guests but we took the view that we were getting a favourable room rate and it was convenient for our planned itinerary. Let me say, I would have been happy to pay the full rate as we had a fabulous long weekend break.
Shabby, run down, dated. Incredibly bad bar service (stale beer served with a frown) and the roof leaked when it rained! Tiny miserable bedrooms.
Glad to see that all the other reviews here show the place in its true light.
Fawlty Towers without the humour!
Nice grounds shame about the bedrooms!
Stayed last weekend for my brother in-law's wedding. Day service was good but booked a double smoking and got a single with a zed bed, non smoking. Fittings were loose, upholstory and decor dated and of poor condition. Breakfast was given mouldy toast twice!! For such a potentially stunning hotel it is in grave need of an upgrade. Would never stay there again. Nearly everyone complained at check out and would certainly not and did not pay the £90.00 B&B
Saville Court !!!!!!!!!!!
An absolutey terrible stay. shame as I booked a two night stay for my friends wedding. The rooms were of a very sub-standard for the price. I asked to be changed as my first room had a pull out bed and had to wait till the next afternoon.
The decor left a lot to be desired last refit circ 1980?
The showers did not work properly and the hotel staff were less than helpfull, mainly due to there lack of command of the english language.
Not a hotel I would recomend to anyone. Though it does have the potential to be a very good hotel lovely grounds and a good ballroom
Extremely Disappointing and Overpriced
Three of us stayed here on a business trip and not one of us had a pleasant room. They were overpriced prison cells, and the restaurant too was overpriced for the quality of the food. The conference facilities were good however, but, if you are attending one, I would strongly recommend that you stay elsewhere.
Beautiful building, shame about the hotel inside
Gorgeous building ? an historic house in lovely grounds, close to Windsor, in attractive grounds. Yet it's twenty or so years since the hotel opened ? initially as a conference centre ? and it shows. A maze of corridors; minute rooms ? comfortable, yet ever-so slightly shabby. A bathroom with a shower only. A restaurant that was too cold to eat in (literally ? I went back up to my room and ordered room service instead). But at least it's cheap.