Our fifth stay at The Goring Hotel proved to be as special as we have come to expect. Its location, behind Buckingham Palace is useful to the visitor and gives easy access to all parts of London. Perhaps more importantly though is the welcome, the service and the comfort of this refined slightly old world hotel. Once through the main door, having been welcomed by the doorman at the door of your taxi, there is a determined effort to remember your name. They don't always succeed but not through want of trying. You are shown to your room and the various features are pointed out, our room was not quite ready (it was only noon!) and so we were taken to the lounge and given complimentary tea and then given updates on when the room would be available. The lounge and bar are busy at most times of the day but given the high staff to customer ratio, there is rarely a wait for service. Drinks and snacks are served at a reasonable price for a five red star hotel in London. Rooms are furnished to a very high standard and even the smallest have all the facilities one would need for a short break. Breakfast is served in the dining room and is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. A breakfast that sets you up for the day whether that be business or pleasure. Returning 'home' to The Goring after a hard day in London is particularly satisfying and the cares of the day or sore feet can quickly be forgotten over a drink and a few olives in the bar. While in london we dined at another five star hotel nearby and while the dining experience was very good we were reminded of how soulless some hotels can be. Not so The Goring and long may that continue!
- Also Known As:
- The Goring Hotel London
- The Goring Hotel
- Goring London
- The Goring London, England
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Today, The Goring is regarded the favourite address for anyone looking for the quintessentially English hotel in the heart of London. A hotel where every member of the team takes terrific pride in offering the highest levels of personal service, where guests are sincerely welcomed and can enjoy elegant individual accommodations, the tranquillity of its own private Gardens, and the utterly splendid Lounge Bar and Dining Room where the very best of British food and been celebrated for over a century. With just 69 rooms and suites The Goring is truly a “Baby Grand”, the finest of hotels in the perfect location but with the most intimate of atmospheres and personalised attention.The Goring has been serving its quintessentially English Afternoon Tea since the day the hotel opened in 1910 and after 103 years, has mastered the perfect menu - with everything from deliciously traditional British brews, to tea-leaves sourced from the foot of the Himalayas. Such excellence has resulted in The Goring’s Afternoon Tea being awarded with one of the highest accolades from the UK Tea Guild, The 2013 Top London Afternoon Tea Award. ... more less
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