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The Goring

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Beeston Place, Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0JW, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Stayed 3 nights. Location is perfect with tube access close at hand and a taxi always at the front door. An English treat - proper, polite, warm and friendly but always courteous. All staff greeted me by name - I don't know how they did that? Will return for our next stay in London.

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

Dear wanderingrice, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent three night stay at The Goring. It is true we are so lucky with our location. Beeston Place is a quiet oasis but just moments away are some of London’s top sites and of course Victoria Station with its underground station as well as its mainline options.... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We would highly recommend the afternoon tea at the Goring hotel.The people were so charming and the hotel is just lovely.The tea, pastries and sandwiches were delicious and they were happy to bring us more of whatever we needed.The doorman even offered to take our pictures as we left (he must have known we were Kate Middleton fans:) My daughters... More 

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

Dear Tonya P, Thank you very much for your wonderful review or your recent afternoon tea at The Goring. I am delighted that you enjoyed everything about your afternoon tea at The Goring and that you found the staff to be charming. Our afternoon tea is something to behold, I have to say my favourite pastry of the moment is... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I popped in for a drink with my cousin and we were treated with the utmost grace. We sat in the beautiful garden enjoying the barmy summer air, canopies and a long cool drink. It was a delightful experience. The staff were attentive and made us feel very special.

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

Dear brandy52, Thank you very much for your wonderful review or your recent visit to The Goring. Sipping a drink in our garden is such a lovely way to spend the afternoon. It is so tranquil in there it is easy to forget that you are in the centre of London. I am delighted the team made you feel very... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We visited The Goring for the first time on Saturday evening following a visit to the theatre. From the moment we arrived we felt The Goring was a very special place to be. We adored everything from the elegant surrounds through to the professional yet discreet service and we could not have asked for anything more. Following a pre-dinner drink... More 

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

Dear Katharine W, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your first visit to The Goring. I am delighted that from the moment you entered the hotel you felt that it was a special place and that you adored the décor and the service from our team. It is always lovely to read that a guest has felt... More 

Stafford, England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Just completed a three night stay at the Goring. Yet again it proved to be the best hotel we have ever stayed at. The staff set the standard for the level of welcome and service. As well as being our favourite hotel, the bar is our favourite bar, a great place for whiling away the evening testing the various cocktails!... More 

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

Dear StaffordOwl, Thank you very much for another wonderful review from you about a stay at The Goring. We were thrilled to welcome you back to the hotel for your recent three night stay. I am delighted that we didn’t disappoint on this occasion and that we remain the best hotel that you have ever stayed in. The whole team... More 

New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Everyone is so professional and friendly we definitely enjoyed our stay. The rooms were very nicely decorated and comfortable. The concierge was very helpful with restaurant suggestions and any requests we made. London was such a friendly place to visit!

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

Dear Denise E, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay at The Goring I am delighted that you found the whole team to be friendly and professional which enabled you to enjoy your stay. Our Concierge team is brilliant at recommending the best London has to offer and I am thrilled that their advice enhanced... More 

London, United Kingdom
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169 reviews 169 reviews
33 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

My daughter and I visited the Goring hotel after we had being to the theatre to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The place was buzzing when we arrived but were still greeted with a warm welcome. I had a coffee and my daughter had a lime and soda the drinks arrived with a large bowl of olives, cheese straws... More 

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

Dear Patricia M, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent visit to The Goring. I am delighted that you chose to pop into the hotel after your trip to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I am thrilled that you felt very spoilt during your time with us and we do hope that you will return... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

For some time we wanted to experience a luxury afternoon tea and also to being 'spoilt' with some great service and we chose to celebrate my sons graduation with afternoon tea at this beautiful five star hotel. We went with very high expectations and immediately we arrived we were met by someone (friendly but maybe new in the job?) who... More 

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

Dear stephen c, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent celebratory Afternoon Tea at The Goring. We are delighted that you chose for your luxurious and spoiling afternoon tea. I am thrilled that despite that hiccup on arrival you were not disappointed by your time at The Goring. It is always lovely to read that guests... More 

Pattingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Just had the most enjoyable Sunday Lunch at the hiring. From the moment of arriving to departure nothing is too much trouble. The door staff are always superb with my godmother who is now rather elderly.. from getting her out of her cab into the bar they are perfect. The food is always of consistent standard and seasonal. When entertaining... More 

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

Dear jpc1973, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent Sunday Luncheon with us. I am delighted that you were looked after from the moment you entered the hotel to the moment you left. We are thrilled that we are the only place you would consider to take your godmother and as usual we didn’t disappoint. We... More 

Birmingham UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The Goring feels very different to any other hotel I have stayed at in London. It definitely feels like a very grand private house and has impeccable and friendly service to match. I will definitely go back even if it is only to try the Oeufs Drumkilbo.

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

Dear Brownbreadnbutter, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your stay with us last October. I am delighted that your felt that we are different to any other London hotel and that it was more of a home from home. Our team pride themself on the level of service they are offer and it is always lovely to... More 

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