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“Your home in London”
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The Goring
Ranked #10 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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Rio de Janeiro
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Your home in London”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

The location is amazing, quiet but near all the shops and restaurants. The hotel is small and the staff is just amazing, will do anything for you. The rooms are lovely, incredible beds! You feel pampered and every detail is taken care of. My bathroom was huge with a great tub and all the amenities you might need. Room service is perfect and their Champagne is very good and not that expensive. By far one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in. Classy and cosy.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a garden view and don't forget to have tea at the hotel.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Dear Carolina099,

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

We are all delighted that you felt truly at home during your time with us and totally pampered during your time with us. It is true we are so lucky with our location. Beeston Place is an oasis of calm but just moments away from the hustle and bustle of central London and some of the most iconic sites.

The team and I look forward to welcoming you back to The Goring before too long so you can have a long soak in the bath and allow us to take care of you once again.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2014

I have so little to say about this hotel. It is consistently and simply the best in London. It has no rival and no parallel. Staff know how a hotel should run under the watchful eye of Messrs Goring and Morgan-Hewitt.

Room Tip: Garden rooms are great. 114 is my favourite; over Beeston Place with a king mattress.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear JHMH1959,

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

We were thrilled to welcome you back to the hotel and I am delighted that yet again we didn’t disappoint. It is always a treat to see old friends in the hotel and to hear that no other hotel in London is able to match us.

Thank you once again for the accolade that we are simply the best in London and we all look forward to seeing you again before too long.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Knoxville
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

My wife and I have visited London perhaps ten times between us but this was our first stay at the Goring. It's greatest asset is its staff. What a marvelous group of people. Happy, helpful, hospitable I can't say enough about them. No request was too large or small. The answer was always the same - "of course sir (or madam)". The location is excellent - right around the corner from Buckingham Palace. The room was very comfortable. My only quibble is that I like double vanities in the bathroom but they're hard to come by in London. All in all a most splendid experience if you are looking for a smaller, more intimate, and absolutely elegant London experience.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear polamalu,

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

We were delighted to welcome you to The Goring and I do agree with you it is our team that make The Goring. They all pride themselves on ensuring that all of our guests want for nothing during their time with us. We are very lucky with our location. Beeston Place is an oasis of calm but only moments away from some of London’s most iconic sights including Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park.

We hope that you will return to The Goring on your next visit to the capital so that you can enjoy another elegant London experience.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

The Goring is a beautiful English hotel. The staff were all very helpful and accommodating. Breakfast is a lovely experience. Our room was very nice, one minor inconvenience was that the bathroom had no place to put anything..one small glass cart already filled with amenities. Would be nice if they put a larger or another cart in the bathroom to put guest's toiletries on. Other than that everything was perfect.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear Ruth B,

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

I am delighted that your enjoyed your stay at London’s Quintessentially British hotel. It is always lovely to read that a guest has experienced our Full English Breakfast as I can’t think of a better way to start the day.

The team and I look forward to welcoming you back to The Goring on your next visit to London so that you can sample more of our British Charm.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2014

The Goring is elegant..welcoming..and friendly. Magnificent rooms..beautiful restaurant..great bar..BUT the stand out is the staff..young..full of life and wanting to share this historic hotel with guests..afternoon tea is a must...rooms are beautifully decorated...where else would you find silk walls..details are very thought out..everything is elegant

Room Tip: all rooms are good
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear raenette,

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

I am delighted that you enjoyed the elegance of the hotel and I have to agree with you it is the team that make The Goring. Every member of our team work tirelessly to ensure that each of our guests enjoys their time with us from the moment they arrive to when they sadly depart.

We all hope that you will return to The Goring before too long so that you can sample more of our Afternoon Tea delicacies and be cared for by the team.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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San Diego
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Goring Hotel Is THE standard in luxury hotels. There were no disappointments during a recent return visit. The folks at The Goring really know how to make you feel welcome, how to provide service, ambiance, comfort and all those other good things. This is done with great polish and without being stuffy. The restaurant is super. The bar is terrific. The garden is lovely. If ever one has the possibility of experiencing this great hotel I can't say enough that one should.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear SanDiegoJCU,

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

We were delighted to welcome you back to the hotel and thrilled that yet again we didn’t disappoint. The team and I are chuffed to pieces by your comment that we are the hotel that provides the standard for luxury hotels.

From all of us in London we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel so that you can enjoy yet again the comfort of The Goring and of course so that we can take care of you.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2014

I was treated to Afternoon Tea at the Goring Hotel for my 50th birthday by my best friend. WOW - it was amazing. The whole experience lasted 3 hours, we didn't pour a cup of tea for ourselves all afternoon. There was a plentiful supply of food and tea and always opportunity for more sandwiches or cakes. The service was excellent and the whole afternoon was truly memorable. It was excellent value for money and I can't imagine another afternoon being as good as this.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear Sue C,

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

We were thrilled to welcome you to the hotel for your birthday treat and I am delighted that we didn’t disappoint. It is always lovely to hear that a guest has enjoyed every moment of their time with us whether it be the delicious treats they sampled or the service they received.

The team and I all hope to welcome you back to The Goring before too long so that you can relax and enjoy another perfect afternoon.

With warmest 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:
#9 Business Hotel in London
#10 Luxury 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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