We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The Gore, a lustreless pearl in Queensgate”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
The Gore – Starhotels Collezione
Ranked #238 of 1,081 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 December 2012

Apart from the very courteous and attentive hotel managers, Lauren (or Laura) and also Alison (who had handled my initial telephone booking), we were disappointed by this supposedly 4 star hotel. AFter check-in, we were moved (on my request) to the Dame Nellie Melba room - superior to the first room (a turquoise monstrosity with a bed so high that one really needed a footstool) but also disappointing, Dame Nellie had lovely bed linen and lush curtains but was let down in matters of subtle taste: the sofa was stained; the chairs were plastic; the leopard skin arm-chairs (shudder) are sad and tired. It was chilly late November/early December but the bathroom radiator had ceased working (although they did provide us with a mobile radiator--- this too had issues). Furthermore, the design of the bathroom is perplexing: whilst large and decorated with statutory, it has an enormous shower head and NO shower curtain. Consequently, when one showers, one also showers the entire bathroom. I used all the spare towels just to mop up the floor. Another little problem: no tea or coffee making facilities in the rooms so one is cordially invited to take coffee/tea, 24/7, in the library. Nice idea but......the library is large and chilly (despite a gas fire) and the tea and coffee supplies erratic. Tea water in the jug was tepid and we had to wait 15 minutes for coffee on the Saturday morning. So....The Gore might be '4 star boutique' but it smacks of the industrial and this, together with its jaded air, and the issues discussed above, are the memories we took away. We certainly would not return. It was a blight on a very special visit to London (our first in 3 years). But I do commend the efforts of Alison and Lauren to be professional and helpful.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a name (which indeed we did). I suspect other standard bedrooms might be even mo...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank SusLou1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,611)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,220 - 1,226 of 1,611 reviews

Reviewed 2 December 2012

We booked the hotel primarily due to it being very close to The Albert Hall. The location was perfect. Upon arrival, the staff were very welcoming and the entire ambience of the hotel was lovely. We ate in the bar which was very cosy and comfortable. Our room was lovely and it made a nice change from both the typical coporate hotels we stay in and also the often dismal boutique hotels. We would definately recommend it and hope to stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Don H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 November 2012

I stay at The Gore Hotel when I am over for business. The hotel is excellent and full of charm. They have fantastic staff who are always happy to help and accommodate. Great Bar and food and well located.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Bill S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 November 2012

My husband and I have just returned from a mini-break in London where we stayed at the Gore Hotel. I was really delighted by my choice. This is not your typical corporate hotel and is full of charming details. Everywhere you look, you'll find something interesting to catch your eye. The decor is warm and cosy, and the staff are welcoming. We stayed in a basic double room, which was not overly large but certainly comfortable. However, for my future stay, I would definitely opt for the next category in order to fully appreciate the delightful quirkiness and opulence of the Gore. I loved the bar with its sensual, subdued lighting... here you get a combination of contemporary chic mixed with the cosiness of antiques and a touch of rock'n'roll vibe. It's definitely the place for a romantic rendezvous or a pre-show drink. We sampled food in the bar and also had breakfast in the restaurant. Both were of a very high quality. The hotel is also very well located, being just a stone's throw away from the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, High Street Kensington and Knightsbridge. So, if you're looking for a gorgeous boutique hotel that is steeped in history and is packed with personality, then this is your place... If you want something predictable and corporate, well you'd probably prefer to go elsewhere!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Heather W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 November 2012

We stayed here and soon regretted it, The whole place is cheaply decorated and badly run and has no attention to detail, The bar which was closed for a private function for a party described as Burlesque meets fifty shades of grey, the music was so loud and kept us up for most of the night, After the party had finished they all left the hotel shouting and screaming in the streets below. The whole hotel had a sleazy air to it, Especially when one could here people having sex in the next door room!.. Avoid this place.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Somchap
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 November 2012

We stumbled across the Gore looking for a wedding venue and OMG we found so much more than that! Having travelled the world including 7 star hotels and resorts in the Maldives this hotel tops them all! The service standards, customer care, attention to extreme detail, courteousness, and professionalism astounded us. This is how every hotel should treat its guests, needless to say we have been back many times, i love it so much i went out of my way to sample breakfast, how do they make eggs benedict taste that good? I often wanted to write a book of eggs benedict around the world (well not seriously) as i try it where ever i go, the Gore ranks no. 1 out of £500 easily! But dinner is even better! A group of us went and were treated like royalty by EVERY member of staff, taking to the VIP area, given wines to try as we were not sure of our choices, and then the food (im going to finish on the decor and rooms soon) well... Every dish, yep we tried 12! Are as excellent as any 6 star hotel BUT the chefs fish dishes.... We all agreed we have never EVER tasted food like it, the presentation and combination of flavors and textures is worthy of wining Masterchef! You must go and try the tuna with coconut puree quails egg etc and then turbot with lobster and aparagus tart etc etc, no matter how far you travel it will be worth it, and the cost, an easy £50 per head average for a fantastic a la carte dinner with wines, theres a theatre menu too which is even cheaper, simply the best service and food anywhere. Now the hotel! Well as we were booking many rooms for our wedding guests we pretty much got to see the basic to the high end suites, we could not tell the difference (apart from size) the standard of furnishings is exceptional, its like a boutique castle with a contemporary warmth, no matter what room you see on line the real thingnis much much better, they are ALL stuning! We were absolutely blown away by the Tudor Room with a real open fire and sofas and arm chairs to sink into with a brandy! Honestly this hotel is just amazing, in every public room there is simply divine design, the drawing room again with log fire, the bar, the restuarant, the Green Tapestry Room where we will be getting married is like a Harrods shop window with two huge fire places! Then theres the very private dining rooom, the Mulberry, well..... Go see for your self im not spoiling it further. We cannot wait to have a two day wedding celebration here, the events team are exceptional and could not do enough for you, they beat every other venue we went to on service, offer, price, helpfulness, flexability, gratitude and thank you to the wonderful Alison who has ensured our every dream is coming true, the team she heads up is deserving of award after award..... No wonder the Rolling Stones choose it as their favourtie haunt! Go see, go stay, go eat or just drink, what ever you do just GO, we have been shocked living in London all our lives to have not known about the Gore, everyone we takes cannot believe their eyes, quite simply the Best Hotel in the World!

Room Tip: The suites are worth every penny and more!
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Adrianandterence
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 November 2012

Spent just one night in Miss Fanny. No jokes that really is the name of the room. Great old wooden four poster bed, quaint bathroom and more than enough cupboard space. Room was way overheated so it was great the windows opened. Friendly staff who accommodated a late check out. Thanks. Just check if they have a function on during your intended stay, as you then cannot use the bar. We were told this on arrival and it was not problem but could bother others.

Room Tip: Each one is differently decorated and absolutely beautiful.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank clinton_sandra
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these London hotels
South Kensington
The Queen's Gate Hotel
The Queen's Gate Hotel
#381 of 1,081 in London
1,043 reviews
South Kensington
The Pelham – Starhotels Collezione
South Kensington
The Ampersand Hotel
The Ampersand Hotel
#51 of 1,081 in London
3,574 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
South Kensington
Crowne Plaza London Kensington
South Kensington
The Bailey's Hotel London
The Bailey's Hotel London
#144 of 1,081 in London
915 reviews
South Kensington
The Kensington Hotel
The Kensington Hotel
#31 of 1,081 in London
3,113 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Gore – Starhotels Collezione? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Gore – Starhotels Collezione

Address: 190 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5EX, England
Phone Number:
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#109 Business Hotel in London
#175 Luxury Hotel in London
#190 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range: £146 - £297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gore – Starhotels Collezione 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The renovation at The Gore are completed! We invite you to come (or come back) to experience our newly renovated luxury boutique hotel in the heart of South Kensington! Established in 1892, The Gore – Starhotels Collezione oozes history from every pore, with a story to tell from every room. The 50 lavishly-appointed bedrooms range from Classic and Superior rooms through Deluxe Doubles and Junior Suites to the signature Tudor Room. All are individually furnished with hand-picked pieces, period pictures and ornate feature beds. The food at The Gore comes under the guiding hand of dynamic French Michelin starred Chef Daniel Galmiche, whose classic British cuisine is delivered with a contemporary French twist and a rustic charm. The Bar 190, best known as the location for the launch and photoshoot for The Rolling Stones’ 1968 album Beggars Banquet, plays host to an extensive range of spirits, with notably large collections of whiskies and rums. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, TravelClick, Hotels.com, Prestigia, Expedia, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, Agoda, 5viajes2012 S.L., Ebookers, HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your The Gore – Starhotels Collezione reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Gore Hotel London

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing