My husband booked a night in this fabulous hotel as a surprise. At first I was a little apprehensive as I had imagined the hotel to be stuffy and pretentious. How wrong I was, from the moment we checked in we were made to feel welcome and although there were a lot of business people in the lounge etc we fitted right in. The room was no 50 and it was an Art Deco delight, blacks and golds and a beautiful marble bathroom. The bed was so comfy and just simple touches as the bed being turned down whilst we were at dinner and the slippers being laid out next to our bed was so thoughtful. The silk curtains are to die for as are the silk walls! We ate in the hotel restaurant, £49.50 each for three courses and wow the food was amazing a real taste sensation. We recommend the lobster omelette to start, beef Wellington and the chocolate mousse. The bill came to £175 for the two of us but well worth every penny. We left our bags with the concierge during the day we checked out which saved us trekking around London with bags.
On our return we had drinks in the lounge bar and were served complimentary canapés which were again delicious.
The hotel is ideally situated for Buckingham palace, WIcked theatre show and we walked to Harrods from the hotel. Victoria tube station is a five minute walk also.
The staff were so friendly especially the doorman from Poland I have forgotten his name but he was helpful and truly seemed interested in your life.
We hope to return again next year and can see why Kate would book this delightful hotel for the night before her wedding.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Having been lovingly refurbished, The Goring has entered a new era, yet retains its time-honoured style and exceptional service. The small, intimate hotel stands out from the crowd as London's last family-owned luxury hotel, as well as its unique Royal Warrant from Her Majesty The Queen and one of the largest private gardens in the capital - an urban oasis. Nestled in fashionable Belgravia, adjacent to Buckingham Palace, this fantastic London location offers guests easy access to Knightsbridge, Mayfair and more - perfect for shopping and theatre, work and play. The hotel's sumptuous bedrooms and suites offer supreme comfort and the finest furnishings, whilst The Dining Room and Bar & Lounge serve the best in British food, irresistible cocktails and an award-winning traditional afternoon tea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Goring Hotel London
- Goring London
- The Goring London, England