Not nearly as exemplary as the other reviewers made it out to be. I was very disappointed in what I got for the outrageous amount I paid.
Good location right behind Buckingham Palace.
Easy walk to Victoria subway station.
Many very good places to eat in the area. (Volt & Bumbles are two)
The room was quiet with good temperature control.
Tiny (even by big-city standards) rooms..and I was upgraded. I would hate to see the size of my original room.
And I know it is just the luck of the draw on the view, but I ended up looking at the rubbish bins of the office building next door. Not exactly pleasant.
They use European bed sizing, so when you ask for a King, you get what in most of the world would be considered a Queen sized bed.
Staff was rude and arrogant.
The "garden" is about the size of a postage stamp and really not worth even looking at.
The bar is usually SO crowded in the afternoon/evening you can hardly move.
Only one elevator, which runs at a snails pace.
Amazingly expensive; even if you factor out the bad USD$ exchange rate.
Many will argue this is an old stately place and you should expect some differences from the ultra-modern more commercial business style hotels. But in my opinion The Goring went beyond quaint down the scale to just not worth it.
- 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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