The highlight of Skegness is its lovely beach and the Savoy Hotel is located right opposite. In fact The Savoy is slap bang near all the spills and thrills of the seafront including the pleasure beach. You couldn’t ask for a better location.
Though it is not related to its luxurious London namesake, the Savoy does offer a relaxed, convenient and comfortable stay with some pretty funky wallpaper in the reception and lounge area. By bucket-n-spade seaside standards, the Savoy is a winner
The decor was chosen by the new owner Nigel Underwood. He and his wife Sarah took over the running of the hotel from Nigel’s parents in 1995 and it’s been going strong ever since
The Savoy will suit families or couples looking to spend a short break in this easy-going seaside town. Coach groups carrying those of mature years like it here too no doubt thanks to its central location.
The Savoy has 46 en-suite bedrooms arranged over three floors that can sleep 110 people. There are rooms for the single traveller, couples, and families. Access to the rooms is via stairs or lift. Incidentally, the lift is small and not suitable for an unfolded wheelchar.
The decor is a tad dated in muted colours brightened up with flourishes of colour that offers up a pleasant, clean and comfortable place to lay your head for the night. All have a TV and a kettle for tea and coffee.
I was in room 46 and had a fabulous night sleep on a very comfortable bed. I really liked the wide sea-facing bay window that let in lashings of morning sunlight.
Food and Drink
The Savoy has a bright and spaciousrestaurant where both breakfast and dinner is served. Breakfast comprises a buffet of cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts and juice as well as cooked dishes including the ever-popular full English. Lighter options include poached/scrambled eggs on toast or smoked haddock served with poached eggs & ham.
Dinner is prepared by experienced chefs who use fresh, local (Lincolnshire) organic products. You can choose a three-course Table D’Hote menu which changes daily but usually includes homemade soup. You may find chicken goujons with tomato salsa, deep-fried brie or a pate. There’s also roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding & Roast Potatoes, Roast Loin of Pork with Homemade Stuffing and Cider Gravy, Chicken Breast with a White Wine & Mushroom Sauce. There’s usually a vegetarian dish including homemade vegetable wellington, mushroom stroganoff, broccoli & cream cheese pasta bake or vegetarian cottage pie.
The Savoy is a relatively small property, however, it does have a cosy bar that services a spacious lounge area. It is a lovely space in which to sup a tipple or two in the evening. During chilly evenings a gas fire is lit offering up a cosy, warm ambience.
In pre-COVID days there were live cabaret acts. These will start again when it is safe. However, the pool table is a staple.
There’s also a small car park for residents for £4 a day.
Is WiFi available?
Yes throughout and it is free.
A two-night stay in a double room cost starts at £95 including breakfast.
The Savoy, Skegness has a great location near the fun stuff the area has to offer: a really fabulous wide open sandy beach, the Pleasure Beach – permanent fun fair – the pier, the bird sanctury lake and the Sealife Aquarium. And of course plenty of fish and chip eateries.
A short walk away is probably Skegness’ best Italian restaurant – Mario’s. Worth checking it out.
If you have a car and want to visit somewhere quieter, Gibraltar Point, a beautiful nature reserve is a fabulous place to ramble over.