Built in 1935, the Savoy underwent a complete renovation in recent years; the original Art Deco facade was retained while creating a contemporary, minimalist interior. Designers have imbued the property with a low-key, tasteful ambience, thoroughly modernized public spaces using huge walls of glass to let in loads of light and elegant, spacious guest rooms imbued with a similarly minimalist aesthetic. With a fresh, modern makeover, the Savoy is one of the best-value places in the city, with more than sufficient comfort and staff (decked out in 1930s-style uniforms) who try hard to please. There's good dining in chef Gabriel Cretu's intimate restaurant, and the hotel isn't too far from the center, either, so it's ideal if you want to discover a few culinary favorites of your own.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010