Very friendly and helpful staff who remember your name each time you walk past the doorman. Very clean, well-maintained and service throughout is of high standard. We hadn't quite worked out that part of the appeal is the hotel's "Downton Abbey" look on a small scale and this was our fault. As we generally prefer a minimalist design, perhaps this hotel was wrong for us because the wallpaper in our room was a bit "busy", sort of blue and white tea set/soup bowl design. Furniture complemented the "era gone by" style and our room had no minibar. When we asked about that when leaving, we were told that none of the rooms have a minibar except the Royal Suite which struck us a bit of a paradox. The place is a little formal, so one must be into this kind of thing. This hotel will delight all those who love rooms with individual styles and who want to engage in some kind of time travel to a sort of "stately home". As one cannot argue with preference and taste, we must give this hotel a score of at least 4 because the service was indeed excellent. They do seem to take quite a large deposit on your credit card (ours was £ 400.00 for a prepaid stay of 2 nights and, initially, not automatically released). The 24-hour Wifi rate is around £15.00 which is quite reasonable for London.
- 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