The Savoy Hotel
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Just four weeks to go and I just want to be settled on board with the real world, and Christmas , left behind. I still need to order money and am checking the exchange rates daily its still going up so hang on. If it starts to go down then I buy before it looses any more. The money is delivered to the ship so don't have to carry it. The exchange rate is pretty good also. Found ...
... the support of so many people for whom the first question this Christmas is not "what do I want?" but "what can I give?".
From the 10th Dec we'll be posting regularly on here with pics and video and blogs to keep you updated on where we are giving out the shoeboxes and bringing you some of the stories of the individuals who will receive them. We hope you'll join us; you never know, you might even spot your shoebox!
It's gone so quickly and there is so much still to see....another return trip perhaps? It's been an interesting visit, different to that we expected perhaps, as mentioned before, contrasts from lavish demonstrations of (modern) wealth to remnants of the soviet past. From Lada's to Lamborghini's, it has a real mix, but looking through a sort of facade which behind it there is still some way to go to get to western world standards, ...
... 1057;анкт- 055;етерб ург Anyone want a try to say this lol Also just the concerns over security and Russian culture etc. Well, we have the visas, flights and hotel, so the rest will be down to our old friend the Lonely Planet guide book....fingers ...
... another Christmas market (these are Christmas themed crafts market with some food stalls essentially). Explored the town a bit before seeing the great gothic Salisbury Cathedral, which must have one of the greatest spires in England. We did not go in though as there was a service about to start. We walked back into the town centre to a Tesco's for groceries, and back to the YHA to cook up some pizzas and vegetables for dinner. Made our beds and showered. Played cards and went to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews The Savoy Hotel Bournemouth
Went on Shearings Holiday for 3 nights at The Savoy Hotel, Bournemouth with trepidation after reading report of Oct. 2005. However, were pleasantly surprised. Clean room, pristine bedding, no drafts and bathroom in full working order and very clean.
Food was excellent - plenty of choice for all meals served by very friendly staff - all piping hot (the meals that is!).
Entertainment was good although being 8 of us we made our own entertainment.
Hotel could probably do with a lick of paint and a little upgrading but nothing that would put us off from going again. A very pleasurable 3 night stay and highly recommended at a very reasonable price.
Arrived on friday night (8 of us) with the minimum of fuss at receiption. Room was large,warm, clean and tidy. Bathroom was OK with shower over the bath.
Dining room was very impressive,decked out for Christmas. dinner was excellent with a large choice of dishes for the 5 course meal. Service was excellent.
Breakfast was to the same high standard food and service, with superb views across the hotel lawns (including squirrels and a fox!). Entertainment is what tou make it, and we enjoyed all that was provided. Dance floor a little crowded at times but this added to the atmosphere. We hope to go back again.
Only suitable for Ballroom Dancers
We have just returned from a Self-Drive 2 Day break to the Savoy Hotel, Bournemouth, booked through Shearings. The room was dirty,the carpets had not been hoovered, the bed covers were threadbare and the Windows did not shut properly so their was a permanent draft. The bathroom taps were disgusting the shower unusable and the tiles were black!
The food was Ok but the waiting staff do not speak very good english. The entertainment was awful, OK if you like to Ballroom Dance which in this case was for about 6 couples and the rest of the customers had to put up with a poor vocalist, the second nights entertainment was worse! The Singer could not sing! We had to go out it was so bad and so did many other customers. Shearing need to take a good hard look at their facilities this winter as their hotels are tired and need decorating and a good spring clean there were cobwebs everywhere!
I cannot recommend this hotel it was awful.
Revisit this hotel
having just returned from a selfdrive 3night break, with my husband and 2 friends to the savoy hotel,i would just like to say to previous critics, go back and revisit. yes the decor in places, needs rework but beds were spotless, bathroom clean and towels changed everyday.food could not be faulted, nor any of the staff.we all had a very good wkend weather and all.
Just read the review headed 'dosshouse'. Simply did not recognise it as the Savoy Hotel Bournemouth that we stayed in July/August 93. Our room was spotless. The bed clean and most comfortable. The service was brilliant, and the food excellent. We could not fault it. Never heard anyone complain during our stay. Tried on three occasions to book for this year (94), but the place was full. Will most cetrtainly be back next year.
We stayed in this hotel a few weeks ago. It was dirty and not the sort of accommodation you expect when you pay £295.00 for 4 nights. I would stay away
A grand name for a CRAP place
This place was manky in 2002,I was there when the Edinburgh guy was there,it was reported to Environmental Health,any work would have been an improvement,I think if you are used to low standards you will be happy here,the place was really manky,it was stinking we haven`t been back for a year,the review from the Edinburgh gent was in September 2002 not 2003 as he was in Jamaica for the whole of September with me and my Fraulien Maisy.Andus Rewttf
room very clean. staff very helpful. russell the restratraunt manager vwery freindly. food excellant
The best and most quietest weekend away
No, we don't work for Wallace Arnold. We just requested a quiet room far away from all the nightly noise of their regular entertainment and were blessed with a fantastically quiet Friday to Monday stay.
The food was good, and the service was great.
The only complaint I have is that older persons might appreciate a shower instead of a bath. But you can't expect the water pressure to be enough for a shower if you request a quiet room far away from the entertainment.
The hotel chain might consider spending some money on this fantastic hotel, it is looking a bit tired and ready for a refurbishment. But it is close to the beach and the walks in the area are superb.
But please request a room far from the noise of the lift and from the nightly entertainment if you need a quiet weekend away?
Arthur & Susie McBryan
We stayed in this Hotel it`s owned by Wallace Arnold tours,the place was filthy,had to get the mattress changed as it was stinking of urine,dirty rooms,food awful Manager in Dining room stinking of cigarette smoke and booze,tatty rooms tatty decor,handy man was one of the" professional" acts,fire alarm kept going off 17 times in 5 days false alarms never again no rep to complain too,appeared when we were going home looking for a tip cost over £1100 for two.just rubbish.