Savill Court Hotel & Spa
Travel Blogs from Egham
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 …
This was our first real day in the city, and we started it with a brisk walk to Kings Cross station, followed by lots more walking through the station to get to the right boarding platform. When we finally emerged at the Westminster tube station, it was a moment. Walked up with the crowds to the Westminster bridge, doing a 360 degree survey of Big Ben, Parliament, the Thames, the Eye - amazing for a first ...
... 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 ...
... show started he was completely entranced and absolutely LOVED IT!!! WOW! What an amazing show! I am so glad I got tickets and took the kids to see it - it was quite an experience!!!
All in all, the kids had AMAZING behavior today and I think just needed a down day. It was funny though because when we woke up they kept asking Jason and I "where are we going today?" "Why ...
... I entered the park, I could hear a drum and African singing. It took me a while to find the source but it was an African wedding group singing and dancing in a circle around the bridal party. There were two other African bridal parties in the same area - one having photos taken and the other heading a procession further into the park (more singing). The bridal parties looked quite conventional (suits, white bride and bridesmaids in red or green) but ...
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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.