Savill Court Hotel

, Egham, United Kingdom
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Savill Court Hotel

, Egham

Rooms: 104

Wick Lane - Egham - England - TW20 0XN - United Kingdom | 44 01784472000
330 Traveller

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5/10
Staff helpful, some rooms are small
Submitted by: Kevin in 08/02/08
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
I have stayed here on many occassions for business. Very nice location and rooms well furnished. Staff helpful.
Some rooms are very small, have no air conidtioning and if you open the window, you might be kept awake by the noise from the generator! Menu very limited for vegetarians and a long wait for it to be brought to the table.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Savill Court Hotel

The smallest rooms in the UK???

from A TripAdvisor Member
Very, VERY SMALL BEDROOMS! That's my memory of this place.

It's currently near the end of renovation, and whilst the quality of the finish is high, 4 star perhaps, the room sizes have to be seen to be believed. My first room just about fitted a std double bed in it, so I asked to be moved.

My second room was only slighly better, but only just. Everything is crammed into the room, into every nook & cranny. In addition, there's no hallway as you walk into the room, so your door opens directly onto the corridor, meaning that you hear everybody walking past the room.

Quite frankly, the shower is the smallest I've ever been in. If you're slightly overweight you'd struggle to fit in...no joke, I'm dead serious, it really is that tight a fit! And there's no bath whatsoever! Even the porter who helped me move rooms was embarassed about the room size.

On top of this, the whole place has a really fake feel to it, the room service is very expensive (and our meal arrived cold & incorrect vs our order).

On the plus side, the receptionist was very helpful, and I'm sure the health club will be nice when completed.

But, for £120, outside London, these have to be the smallest, most cramped rooms around. This fact alone is a serious enough issue to give it 1 out of 5.

SUMMARY: I advise only going if you're going to spend a very small amount of time in your bedroom (honymoon couples avoid this one like the plauge!!)...

Better than expected

from TurkT
Booked this hotelbefore reading the reviews so I was expecting a real dump, But it's NOT!!. It's undergone extensive re-furbishment (still on-going)and my room was very nice (small!!) with a flat screen TV. Staff were very friendly and I was greeted with a glass of wine on arrival!. I've now stayed there 3 times in Oct-Nov 2005 and although the some rooms are very small I will be staying there again next year!. The pool and leisure centre should be complete in Jan/Feb.

Great location, cheap price, but lousy rooms and service

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at Savill Court Hotel earlier this week. Have stayed at other MacDonald properties with great pleasure i.e. Frimley Hall in Frimley and Thames Lodge in Staines. Savill Court is the worst.

I have a very good rate of around 60 GBP per night which is really cheap and book it through superbreak which basically has half the rate of what the hotel would charge if you book direct. This is a very good deal and about the cheapest rate I have stayed for at reasonable hotel. Local train station runs you directly into London Waterloo in about 40 minutes.

However, sure it is under construction and renovation. That is okay. What is annoying is that the rooms are really small i.e. about half to a 1/3 of the size one should expect from MacDonald properties. The staff is also brand new and makes many mistakes. Internet access is not up and running yet.

So if you want cheap rate go and stay there. If you want nice accommodations, go elsewhere. I would recommend Great Fosters or Frimley Park, though a bit further away, is mind boggling perfect.

Much better and still getting better

from mazza1977
I was very worried about this hotel due to past reviews, however I didn't worry for much longer. The hotel is carrying out refurbishment which is meant to finish March 2006 and then the hotel will be a 4 star, the noise of work starts at about 8:30am in the morning and finishes about 5:30pm. The only not so good things are is the room we had was a little small but has been recently re-decorated, and that when there is a function/wedding going on you have to share the bar with them, which is not a bad thing. It's worth paying the extra and and having dinner as the food is lovely, well presented and very yummy, the staff are very helpful and very friendly, there is a great selection to chose from at breakfast and all is fresh. the drinks from the bar are a little over priced. The grounds of this hotel are lovely and you are not too far from many attractions. We spent our 1st anniversary at this hotel which they knew about, and we were given a bottle of free wine which was a pleasant suprise. I would highly recomend this hotel i've stayed in a 3 star hotel in London and it was much much worse than this.

Not quite as bad as everyone lets on...

from A TripAdvisor Member
Admittedly, there are some big problems with the Savill Court, but hopefully these will be resolved with the refurb. I had my wedding there in 2003 and was pretty impressed overall. (We had also rented out most of the rooms there.) The decor is/was shabby and I was very displeased with the flower arrangements, but the food was nice and I think for the size of the wedding (120) the staff did remarkably well. The best thing about our stay there was the location and grounds. It made it very easy to organise our foreign visitors by having everything in one place. You can walk to the Savill Gardens down beautiful country lanes and wander the lovely grounds bordered by a horse farm. I found the bill to be relatively inexpensive for the sort of event that we had there. I give it three stars!

Indulge yourself

from A TripAdvisor Member
We were guests at the Savill Court & Conference Centre in May 2005, staying one night and two days.
Appreciating the premises are under major consrtruction, the quality of service and food and the manner of the staff was exemplary. We walked the spacious grounds and enjoyed a pre-dinner drink in one of the many lounge areas. This was followed by a wonderful dinner with a good selection of wines including many from Australia. Again, the food and service was excellent.
The next morning we were treated to a fine English Breakfast with a choice of a grill, including Hake and Kippers.
Our modern room was of first class standard although the particular TV we had needed attention.
We hope to return later in the year to appreciate the finished product

t warned.

from itsyandbitsy
We have just returned from a conference held at the Savill Court. We were supposed to stay overnight but the accommodation was changed and we stayed at the Berystede, which is a short drive away. Approaching the hotel you cannot fail to be impressed by the architecture and the surroundings. This feeling will not stay with you unless you opt to stay where you are and just admire the scenery. We had difficulty trying to hear the speakers as there were staff arranging tables, chairs, dishes and cutlery immediately behind us. Staff did not make you feel welcome and were not professional. The impression that we received was that anything and everything was an effort/too much trouble. There was one member of staff that wrote directions for us on how to get to the Berystede, we thank her for that. She was very pleasant and because of this she stood out from the rest of the staff. We had read other opinions of the hotel on the "tripadvisor" site and they all agree, that this hotel should be given a wide birth. I remember someone commenting that this place was like Fawlty Towers, however I must disagree. Fawlty Towers made you laugh and Basil Fawlty was much more professional. We realise that you must make up your own minds about this hotel. It is currently undergoing some refurbishment. However the money would be better spent getting polite and welcoming staff who have the time to at least offer a smile if nothing else. Please read other peoples accounts of this hotel, and don't say we didn't warn you. If you are the sort of person who enjoys impolite service; miserable staff and organised chaos and doesn't mind paying good money for it, then this is the hotel for you. But if you like to receive a warm welcome from friendly staff who are professional and make your stay a memorable one, and for all the right reasons; then our advise is turn around and book yourself into the MacDonald Berystede Hotel.

Savill Court

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the hotel last month, and my stay was perfectly fine. I had no problems that have been listed on the reviews here. The hotel is however going through a refurbishment and i would definately go back once this is completed to enjoy all the facilities they have to offer!!!!

Awful, Awful, Awful

from youngsterdave76
This hotel is awful. Rooms are tiny and dated, staff unhelpful and rude - and they have the cheek to look surprised when you complain (even though the 3 people checking out in front of me all ranted about the state of the hotel!)

I stayed there 6 years ago when it was called the 'Anugraha' and it was awful then - I didn't realise it was the same place I was booked into until I drove down the pot-holed drive!

Don't stay here - try the Copthorne at Slough, Great Fosters at Virginia Water, any of the hotels at Heathrow, or even the Travel Inn at Staines!!!

Strange goings on

from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel grounds and the main building were by all accounts beatiful. I had high expectations for my room which came as an extremely unpleasent surprise! Filthy carpets, hardly enough room to move, dodgy shower and a dismal and unpleasent atmosphere. However, putting the downfalls of the room aside I did experience some strange noises in the middle of the night. I awoke at around 12.30 am to hear a chorus of voices (resembling a church choir or chanting). I thought nothing of this at the time and as I was half asleep brushed it off as a coincidence (there was a church nearby). I just wonder has anyone else experienced ghostly goings on at Savill court?

Top Local Tips for Egham

Egham Don't expect much from Egham - although it's a university town, every day feels like a Sunday!

Local pub - Fox & Hounds Just down the road from Savill Court is the Fox & Hounds, a real country pub complete with Open Fire..... stunning food!!

Slippy floor in changing rooms If you've got balance problems or osteoporosis, stay away from the pool changing rooms!

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  • Address: Wick Lane - Egham - England - TW20 0XN - United Kingdom
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