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“Afternoon Tea at The Goring Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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The Goring
Ranked #4 of 1,067 Hotels in London
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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Afternoon Tea at The Goring Hotel”
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 and I really enjoyed it and look forward to going again the next time we are in London. It is VERY popular so book well in advance.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Tonya P
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
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 the Eton Mess – it is the perfect summer treat!

We are all thrilled that you will be back during your next trip to London and that you would highly recommend us.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Durham, United Kingdom
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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.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank brandy52
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
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 special and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Goring before too long.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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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 out on the terrace served with delicious cocktail snacks and canapés we enjoyed a delightful meal served in the stylish and comfortable dining room.
It was a thoughtful and personal touch for the staff to address us by name, making us feel like old friends not merely customers. This was our first visit but it will not be our last. The Goring offers charming, traditional English elegance and grandeur in the heart of London. What could be nicer?
Joseph and Katharine W , London

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Katharine W
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
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 truly at home whilst they are with us and that they enjoyed the charm, elegance and the grandeur of our Baby Grand hotel.

We are all thrilled that you will be back to The Goring and we hope that it will be before too long.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Stafford, England
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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! We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank StaffordOwl
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
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 and I are over the moon with such an accolade and we all look forward to seeing you before too long for another cocktail in the bar.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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New York City, New York
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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!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Denise E
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
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 your trip to the capital.

We all look forward to welcoming you back to The Goring before too long.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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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 and crisps plus a piece of cake to go with the coffee. A later a waiter came round with a tray of canapés which were delicious, we felt thoroughly spoilt. I initially thought £5 for a cup of coffee a little steep but it was excellent value for money. Great place to people watch.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Patricia M
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
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 before too long.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 took us to the wrong place and just left us standing there alone not knowing what to do and feeling like a spare part which was a slight concern but then one of the waiters noticed we looked lost and immediately he took control we were shown to our table. The room was so luxuriously decorated and our chairs extremely comfortable. Our traditional afternoon tea definitely lived up to our expectations and the service, after a brief 'hiccup' was outstanding and very intuitive and we loved every minute. We shall definitely return and most likely will treat ourselves to a stay overnight as we also fancy dining there. A BIG thankyou to all of the staff. Not fussy or stuffy but simple luxury. (Loved the cups and saucers too!! )

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank stephen c
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
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 have received outstanding service from the team and that they have admired the décor of the hotel. I have passed your thank you onto the team who are as pleased as punch!

We all look forward to welcoming you both back to The Goring for an overnight treat in one of our luxurious rooms.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Property: The Goring
Address: Beeston Place, Grosvenor Gardens, 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:
#4 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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