The highlight of Skegness is the beautiful beach and the Savoy Hotel is right across the street. In fact, The Savoy Slap Bang is close to all of the coastline’s goodies and thrills including the pleasure beach. You couldn’t ask for a better place.
While not related to its luxurious London namesake, the Savoy offers a relaxed, convenient, and comfortable stay with some pretty funky wallpaper in the reception and lounge area. By bucket-and-spade ratios by the sea, the Savoy is a winner
The decor was chosen by the new owner Nigel Underwood. He and his wife Sarah took over running the hotel from Nigel’s parents in 1995 and it has been going strong ever since
The Savoy is suitable for families or couples looking to take a short break in this laid-back coastal town. Bus groups that carry the mature years will undoubtedly like it here too thanks to its central location.
The Savoy has 46 en suite rooms on three floors that can accommodate 110 people. There are rooms for single travelers, couples and families. The rooms are accessed by stairs or elevators. Incidentally, the lift is small and not suitable for an unfolded wheel loader.
The decor is a bit old-fashioned in muted colors lightened with color blooms, making it a nice, clean, comfortable place to lay your head for the night. All have a TV and a kettle for tea and coffee.
I stayed in room 46 and had a fantastic sleep on a very comfortable bed. I liked the wide bay window with an ocean view that let in the morning sunlight.
to eat and drink
The Savoy has a bright and spacious restaurant where both breakfast and dinner are served. Breakfast includes a buffet of cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt and juice, as well as cooked dishes, including the ever-popular English. Lighter options include poached / scrambled eggs on toast or smoked haddock served with poached eggs and ham.
Dinner is prepared by expert chefs using fresh, organic produce from the region (Lincolnshire). You can choose a three course meal from Table D’Hote, which changes daily but usually includes homemade soup. You can find chicken goujons with tomato salsa, fried brie, or a pate. There is also roast beef with Yorkshire pudding & fried potatoes, roast pork with a homemade filling and cider sauce, chicken breast with white wine & mushroom sauce. There is usually a vegetarian dish with homemade vegetable wellington, mushroom stroganoff, broccoli and cream cheese pasta bake, or vegetarian cottage pie.
The Savoy is a relatively small hotel, but has a cozy bar with a spacious lounge area. It’s a nice place to have a drop or two in the evening. A gas fire is lit on cool evenings to create a cozy, warm atmosphere.
There were live cabaret acts in the days before COVID. These will restart when it is safe. However, the pool table is a staple.
There is also a small local car park for £ 4 per day.
Is WiFi available?
Yes and it’s free.
A two night stay in a double room costs from £ 95 including breakfast.
The Savoy, Skegness is in a great location close to all the fun things the area has to offer: a truly fabulous wide open sandy beach, Pleasure Beach – permanent amusement fair – the pier, bird protection lake and Sealife Aquarium. And of course many fish-and-chip restaurants.
A short walk away is probably Skegness’ best Italian restaurant – Mario’s. Well worth a try.
If you have a car and want to visit a quieter place, Gibraltar Point, a beautiful nature reserve is a fabulous place to hike.