No problems finding this hotel, located just metres from & directly opposite the city’s central railway station. Entering the foyer felt like walking into an old style grand hotel. Check in was quick with a minimal amount of information & the journey to our 6th floor room meant changing lifts on the 2nd floor. Our non smoking room was good, a nice size, clean, bright & comfortable. In the room, laminate floor, large wall mounted flat screen tv, good sized wardrobe, safe, minibar, iron & ironing board, hairdryer, workstation, folding luggage rack, tea/coffee/hot chocolate, tall mirror, good quality blackout curtains, desk lamp & bedside lamps. The bed linen was good but we found the bed to be a little uncomfortable with it being a spring mattress covered with a 75mm (approx) foam cover. No problems with noise from inside or outside of the hotel, plenty of natural light & room temperature was okay but maybe just a little bit too warm.
The bathroom was a nice size, clean, bright & modern with heated tiled floor, fully tiled walls, large shower enclosure & shower curtain with height adjustable shower head with good water pressure & plenty of hot water, good quality toiletries, plenty of towels, telescopic shaving/make up mirror, ceiling vent but no shaving socket.
Breakfast on Sunday till 11.00 was excellent with a massive choice. Self service, buffet style with sausages, bacon, meatballs, scrambled & boiled eggs, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, nuts, seeds, grapes, fresh orange, grapefruit, pineapple, melon & kiwi slices, a selection of cold meats, cheeses, numerous salads, toasts, breads, biscuits, crackers, pastries, croissants, peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, coffee, flavoured teas, hot chocolate & fruit juices.
We went to the hotel’s Bishop’s Arms bar for drinks. A nicely designed bar which was busy with a nice age mix but quite expensive with 400mls of strong lager costing 64 Swedish Krone & half pints of light lager costing 49 Krones. Be sure not to sit close to the main entrance as the cold air that blasted in whenever somebody entered or left was not pleasant.
I went to reception in the mid afternoon to ask for some extra coffee & milk sachets & a bottle opener. No problem for the friendly receptionist on duty who gave me more coffee & milk than was needed & a bottle opener as a present. We didn’t have to check out until 1800 which was perfect for us seeing as our flight home from Copenhagen was at 21.30. When we did check out it was quick & friendly.
The hotel’s location is very good being, as already mentioned, very close to Central Station & also very close to The Stortorget & old town, numerous shops & restaurants. It wasn’t possible to change currency at the hotel but there is a forex office in the Central Station & a few more in the vicinity of the hotel.
We found a nice Indian Restaurant called Indian Side at Lilla Torg, just a few minutes walk from the hotel. We had a pleasant meal there with reasonable food & drink prices & it seemed to be popular with the locals. There is a supermarket in Central Station with very reasonable prices for snacks & beer, maybe a good option if a quiet night in the room with a beer or soft drink is the preferred choice.
All in all, a one night stay which was okay without being exceptional as my personal preference is for less formal hotels. The location alone makes it a great choice for a stay if visiting Malmo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With an intriguing history dating back to the 14th century, the carefully restored Elite Hotel Savoy is well positioned in the heart of Malmo, opposite the Central Train Station. The Bishop's Arms pub guests can experience a wide selection of genuine British whiskies and beers. Elite Hotel Savoy is well known for its beautiful and carefully restored rooms, comfortably equipped with many facilities including cable TV. All guests can enjoy complimentary wireless internet throughout the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elite Hotel Malmö