LONDON hotel The Savoy has closed its doors after more than 125 years following a one-star TripAdvisor review.
The damning review, which leaves the hotel’s reputation in tatters, was written by well-respected user steel_norm, who recently gave Camber Sands Pontins the maximum five stars.
Savoy manager Denys Finch Hatton said: “It’s been a good run.
“We’ve had Frank Sinatra, Oscar Wilde and Sir Winston Churchill, but they are not senior reviewers on a popular website who more than 25 users have voted helpful.
“He enjoyed his stay and the staff apparently met his standards of servility but his afternoon scone was insufficiently warm and well, that’s it for us.
“All the oil princes are always on TripAdvisor and, seeing us ranked 20,859 out of 20,859 – just behind a Nunhead B&B which houses teenage offenders – have now cancelled their bookings.
The growing power of TripAdvisor was demonstrated last month when the entire island of Mykonos was abandoned by locals after poor notices for their cocktail two-for-one offers.
An unrepentant Norman Steele said: “Also, my tea came with those weird, uneven-shaped sugar lumps rather than sachets.”