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“Faultless”
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The Goring
Ranked #7 of 1,068 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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“Faultless”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed at The Goring during the Olympics last year and had a wonderful stay. The staff were friendly and unfussy with nothing too much trouble. When our next door guest fell asleep with his TV on high volume we called the staff who were there in seconds and dealt with the matter straight away.

We had a junior suite overlooking the garden with a super balcony and a lovely vibe. The room had all mod cons including pop up TV and remote controlled lighting etc. The bar staff can mix a great G&T , the wine list is extensive and breakfast was also excellent. We will be back ASAP.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear SMac324,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your stay with us during August last year.

I am delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us and that you were well cared for by our team. They all pride themselves in ensuring our guests feel completely at home and that all their needs are taken care of.

I couldn’t agree more about room 38, it is such a treat to be able to wake up and stand on the balcony overlooking our garden. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Goring before too long and the team in the Bar will have a gin and tonic ready and waiting for you.

With warm regards,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

I can't say enough good things about my experience at this hotel. The room was comfortable, quiet And elegantly decorated. But what really sets this hotel apart from others is the staff. They were extremely friendly, attentive and made me feel very welcomed. Set in a Great location.
I hope to return for a linger stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Mary Kay M,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay at The Goring.

It was a joy to read and I am delighted that you had such a lovely experience with us. Our team certainly make The Goring and they are all thrilled that you have acknowledged the hard work and the fact that they stand above other hotel teams.

We are all looking forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay before too long

With warm wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Hotel was beautiful and staff were friendly and polite. Were not able to dine in the hotel as it was fully booked so walked to a local Thai restaurant. Room was good however, it did have faults and unfortunately it was just the little things that let it down. The hairdryer was poor, the television was a very dated model and our view consisted of a wall and gutters. Breakfast was lovely but not £30 worth and to my disgust I came across a hair on my food. I would recommend this hotel due to its ideal location but value for money? Questionable.

  • Stayed February 2013
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear LukeMurray17,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent weekend stay at The Goring

I am delighted that you found the hotel to be beautiful and that the your found our team to be friendly and polite. It is always lovely to hear that our guests enjoyed their bedroom and I do agree with you that the TV is one of a dated model. The room I am thrilled to confirm is just about to be refurbished with a new TV being installed to bring it into line with the other rooms in our hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Goring and hope that it is before too long.

With warm wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

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.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear LiandYu,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your stay with us earlier this month.

I am delighted that you found the service to be excellent throughout the hotel and that they all greeted you by name. Matron runs a very tight ship upstairs ensuring all our rooms are as clean as a whistle, no nook or cranny is left unturned. We love to ensure that guests do not have to lift a finger whilst they are with us and this is why we have omitted mini bars from our room. We would far rather

The Goring itself is a ‘quintessentially English hotel’ which I am sorry is not to your taste. We may have the Downton Abbey appeal in terms of look but we also have all of the modern additions of a five star deluxe hotel in the 21st century.

We do hope that our high level of will ensure that you return to The Goring but we do understand that our décor is not entirely to your taste.

With warm regards,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Poulton-Le-Fylde
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

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!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Steven P,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of The Goring and we were all delighted to welcome you back to The Goring.

I am thrilled that you enjoy the service and attention to detail that you receive at The Goring. The team certainly make a huge effort to remember all of our guests’ names and they pride themselves on pointing out even the minor details to our guests so they immediately feel at home.

It is always lovely to hear that The Goring is different to other hotels and not at all soulless. There is definitely something very individual about our hotel and this is something we are very proud of.

We hope that we will be able to give you another ‘Goring’ welcome before too long.

With warm wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

The Goring is a truly special hotel---yes, yes, it was the hotel the now Duchess of Cambridge stayed in the night before her wedding---but the second you are in the hotel you understand why that happened. The staff from the doormen, to the front desk, to the bar staff, to the restaurant staff, to housekeeping are fantastic. And they all seem truly happy with their jobs and eager to share information about London or details about the hotel.

The rooms are beautiful. There is the largest garden in central London behind the hotel. The bar and tea room are always full, with locals as well as guests which somehow makes you feel a part of London. I have stayed at most of the great five star hotels in London and the Goring Hotel ranks in my mind as one of the top two hotels I have ever stayed at in London over two decades. I will be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear lenorenewyork,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay at The Goring

The whole team are thrilled to pieces with your description that they are all fantastic. They all pride themselves on ensuring that our guests feel comfortable and well looked after and your acknowledgment of this has definitely bought a smile to their faces.

We all look forward to welcoming you back to London and to The Goring and thank you very much for the accolade of being one of your top two hotels in London.

With warm wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We have just spent a night at this lovely hotel and cannot praise it enough, the staff were attentive and helpful, the room furnished to a very high standard and spotless, the breakfast although expensive was delicious and the location of the hotel is excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to coming back soon....well done The Goring!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alison S
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Alison S,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay at The Goring

I am delighted that you enjoyed every part of your time with us from your room to the food in our Dining Room. It is always a joy to read that the team played a huge part in your stay and were there for all of your needs.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Goring and hope that it is before too long.

With warm wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Property: The Goring
Address: 15 Beeston Place, London SW1W 0JW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in London
#9 Business Hotel in London
#15 Family Hotel in London
#29 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Goring 5*
Number of rooms: 69
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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