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The Goring

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Beeston Place, Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0JW, England
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

…you should gently look around and check if nobody sees and hide it :-) On the other hand, it's no fun when you’ve found a treasure and you cannot show it to anybody. The Goring is the gem in the Kingdom. Starting from the moment you are not even there - I mean the concierge preparing your stay and helping... More 

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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review

Dear czyk, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay at The Goring. We are blown away by your comments and delighted that you thought to share your treasure with others. I am thrilled that even before you set foot in the hotel you enjoyed our high levels of service and that this continued through until... More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My husband booked dinner for us at the Goring hotel as a special treat for my 50th birthday which was in July. We had the most amazing meal and the staff could not have been more attentive, professional and made you feel very special. Will remember this for a long time and hopefully we will be able to visit the... More 

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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review

Dear Linda M, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent celebratory dinner at The Goring. We were delighted to be able to play a small part in your celebrations and are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. From all of us at The Goring I would like to wish you Happy Birthday again and... More 

San Ramon, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We stayed at the Goring in July, 2013 and it was a "British" hotel. The accommodations were adequate but was not worth the cost we paid for the room. For the amount we paid, we should have had free Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast. Wi-Fi was at cost of $15! Our other hotels in Paris and Rome cost about the... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We wanted our first stay in London to be memorable. We also wanted what would be to our American sensibilities to be the quintessential English hotel. We were not interested in ultra-modern glitz or a hotel that resembled something that we could find at home. We found that at the Goring Hotel. It is a family owned hotel and I... More 

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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review

Dear Marilrr, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your stay with us last September. We were thrilled that you chose to stay with us during your first time at The Goring and also delighted that we were just what you were looking for. I have to agree our Afternoon Tea is something not to be missed and... More 

Poole
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We enjoyed a calm interlude and a welcome cup of coffee amidst beautiful surroundings. The service was efficient, attentive and showed initiative. The garden provides a welcome haven and the hotel staff showed great pride in showing us around and we look forward to our next visit.

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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review

Dear PooleAmy, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent visit to The Goring. I am delighted that you enjoyed your moment of escapism at The Goring. It is always lovely to hear that people have popped in for a quick drink in our Lounge Bar to escape the hustle and bustle of London. We all look... More 

Stirling
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107 reviews 107 reviews
24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Having heard so much about this Hotel from a friend, who used to make this her base once she had sold her flat, sadly she died last November, so I cannot comment to her, but I expected something special. Yes, the staff were friendly and being taken into the lounge to complete ones paperwork was different, but then the room... More 

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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review

Dear Kachanovka9, Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at The Goring. We are thrilled that you friend was such an ambassador for the hotel and it is always lovely to welcome friends of old friends. I am only sorry that we did not impress you as much as you had hoped. I am disappointed that... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Beautiful! What a nice stay we had at the Goring Hotel. Each floor has its own color scheme, yet all floors are identical. The sleep was great and each room has a friend to rest your feet on after long day out! The staff were fantastic and the service was superb! Daily breakfast out side in the back yard was... More 

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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review

Dear D S, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your stay with us back in May. I am delighted that you had a peaceful time with us from breakfast overlooking the garden to resting your feet on one of our friendly sheep after a day visiting the sights of London. Our team pride themselves on the level... More 

Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The Goring is a truly exceptional hotel if you are looking for a smaller, more intimate stay in London. My husband and I stayed for four nights after our wedding while on our "mini-moon" in London in late July. The staff was beyond courteous and when they found out we had just married went out of their way to congratulate... More 

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Dear babsa507, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent mini-moon at The Goring. We were thrilled to be able to play such a special part in your celebrations and are thrilled that we became a home away from home for you. I am delighted that you enjoyed your dinners in our Dining Room and were also... More 

Bruton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Family owned and run -- and you can tell. A smiling welcome from everyone from the doorman to the chambermaids, Tea in the lounge is a pleasure -- though you may have to wait, The light, bright dining room is a joy -- for lunch especially (and the hors d'oeuvres trolley is memorable). We stayed at the Goring frequently at... More 

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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review

Dear kevin0sullivan, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your experiences of The Goring. I am delighted that you enjoy every area of the hotel whether it be the welcome on arrival or lunch in the Dining Room. We are all sorry that you don’t stay as often as you did in the past now that you have... More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The Goring is very a nice hotel, the staff that we met whilst we were staying there were without exception very pleasant and efficient. The doormen are great, one of whom even went to the trouble to run 300 yards to the end of the road to hail us a taxi, and then rode back to the hotel in it... More 

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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review

Dear BobTayloruk, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay at The Goring. I am delighted that during your time with us you were well looked after and always addressed by name. Our team pride themselves on recognising each of our guests and ensuring that they want for nothing and it is always lovely to see... More 

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