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The Goring
Ranked #4 of 1,078 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Seven members of family met for a pre-booked special lunch. From the moment we walked through the door we were met with helpful and friendly staff. We were guided to a table at the bar for pre lunch drinks. One minor error in the order immediately resulted in a complimentary drink. The food was excellent and it was a pleasure to be served by well trained and attentive staff.
The older members of the family agreed that the experience and service was the best they had received for a long time and was reminiscent of the service one used to receive in many top establishments. We did not stay overnight but have no doubt that it would have been a good experience.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Dear richard w,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent Sunday Luncheon with us.

I am delighted that you and the other members of your family chose to enjoy your special lunch with us that that you weren’t disappointed. All of our team take great pride in ensuring that all of our guests are well cared for during their time with us and it is always a joy to see that this has been recognised.

We do hope that you will return to The Goring before too long and that maybe next time we will be able to persuade you to stay the night with us.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

What a great place. i loved it. Great staff all. Would return without doubt age 35-45 If I had to return to the capital there is nowshere else to go imo. Breakfast at the wolseley one morning great experience ice cream at fortnum and mason plus rosayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank PBmaxwells
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2013

Dear PBmaxwells,

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

We are all delighted that you loved your time with us and if you returned to London you would only consider another night with us.

The team and I look forward to welcoming you back to The Goring and hope that it will be before too long.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

Throughout our years of travel, my family and I have enjoyed more than our share of fine hotels. Many fell short of the expectation one attaches to "star ratings." Without a doubt, The Goring stands apart from every other hotel by virtue of its absolute, and seemingly effortless, elegance.

The authentic kindness of the staff coupled with their gracious expertise only contributed to the beautiful surroundings. We will all hold that stay at the Goring as the new standard of excellence for every other hotel to match.

The highlight of the stay was, of course, the afternoon tea. We had enjoyed tea at Fortnum & Mason, but the tea at the Goring outshone even that afternoon. The deep, comfortable couches coupled with the rich, warm colors were a perfect complement to the luscious tea and scones. Beautifully presented and as delicious as anything we have ever enjoyed, tea at the Goring made for quite a wonderful afternoon.

Superlatives aside, words will fall short of providing a true picture of this delightful hotel. You simply cannot ask for more from an establishment or their staff. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to another very soon.

Room Tip: Both rooms the we stayed in were lovely and the small business center was reasonably equipped. Happi...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Jacqueline_Ballard
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Dear Jacqueline_Ballard,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your stay with us earlier in the summer.

We are all blown away by your comments and delighted that we stand apart from other hotels. It was such a joy to read your review and the team and thrilled that from the moment you arrived you were not in the least bit disappointed.

I have to agree with you our afternoon tea is something truly special. Ian and his team in the pastry produce the most incredible array for treats that it is impossible not to sample every single morsel.

We all look forward to welcoming you back to The Goring and that it will be before too long.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

On oct 1st 2013 my two daughters and I took afternoon tea at the Goring as part of my daughter's 30th birthday celebrations. The entire experience from arriving at the front door to leaving by the same route was wonderful. Congratulations to all the attentive and helpful staff who may this visit extra special for us and surprised my daughter with a special birthday cake, most unexpected a lovely gesture. Would recommend this to anyone who wants the real Macon when it comes to afternoon tea.

Thank you

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank KayeW_12
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

Dear Kaye W,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent celebratory afternoon tea with us.

I am delighted that from the moment you arrived to the moment you sadly departed The Goring you had a truly magical experience. Our team pride themselves on ensuring that all of our guests are cared for and that their time with us is memorable. I am thrilled that we were able to play a small part in your daughter’s birthday celebrations and I hope she enjoyed the rest of her birthday.

From all of us at The Goring we hope that we will be able to welcome you back before too long and thank you so much for your recommendation.

With warmest wishes,


Graham Copeman
General Manager

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Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is the last thing in luxury, no wonder the Royal Family use it. Princess Kate stayed here the night before her wedding, would I stay here again, yes without a doubt. If you want to have a taste of luxury living then this is the hotel for you

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank Ray D
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Dear Ray D,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay with us.

We are thrilled that you found your stay to be the ultimate in luxury and we are delighted that without a moment’s hesitation you will return to see us again.

All the team at The Goring look forward to welcoming you back and hope that it is before too long.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
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Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed in plenty of great hotels in my day, but The Goring is right up there in terms of service and standard. The rooms are spacious, quiet and luxe; the food and drink served at the hotel if a high quality and fair price.

This IS the place to stay in Central London!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
5  Thank Oknijbub
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Dear Oknijbub,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay with us.

We are all thrilled by your comments and delighted that we are on a par with many of the hotels that you have stayed in. It is always lovely to read that a guest has enjoyed every aspect of the hotel from their luxurious bedroom, to the meals served in our Dining Room and Lounge Bar.

The team and I are all looking forward to welcoming you back to The Goring, the place to stay in London.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Goring for three nights. From the moment we checked in, tired and weary from travel, until they graciously helped us depart, hurriedly and early, we were treated like royalty. Immaculate and comfortable. Location was wonderful. We walked to many attractions, and the on/off bus (a must for first-timers) was just a few blocks away. Hotel bar was small and inviting. Service was at-the-ready for anything you needed. Breakfast was fresh, plentiful with a nice variety. A wonderful place.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2013

Dear sob4510,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay with us.

I am delighted that you felt like royalty from the moment you arrived at The Goring. Our team pride themselves on making all of guests feel welcome and perfectly at home from their first step inside the hotel.

It is true we are so lucky with our location. Beeston Place is tucked away making it very peaceful but still only moments from the hustle and bustle of London’s top sites.

We all look forward to welcoming you back to The Goring so that we can take care of everything for you once again.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager

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Additional Information about 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:
#4 Luxury Hotel in London
#9 Business Hotel in London
#12 Family Hotel in London
#29 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range: $415 - $1,293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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