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The Goring
Ranked #8 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Farnborough, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Exceptional”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

My family and I were celebrating a most special occasion and we chose The Goring as a convenient location to Buckingham Palace. Our focus was on the palace and although it was special I have to say that for me, our stay at The Goring was the highlight of the whole event.

From the moment we arrived we felt we were in the right place. Friendly, attentive staff, superb surroundings and delightful rooms. My son's room was modern and suited them perfectly whereas ours was more traditional; even the allocation of the rooms had been thought through such is the detail of the service you can expect.

Lunch on our special day was outstanding; every single detail perfect. Service, surroundings, quality all fantastic and I think an important point for us was the fact it was not 'stuffy'. The highest standards in the very best environment with the friendliest service you could wish for.

To all the staff at The Goring - and I mean all of you because I know you are all part of the Goring family - thank you for making our special day exceptional.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Dear Colin W,

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

We were delighted to welcome you and your family to the hotel for such a special occasion and I am thrilled that we were able to ensure that your special day was truly exceptional. Our team all pride themselves on caring for each of guests and making sure that even the smallest details are recognised so that their stay runs smoothly from the moment they arrive to when they sadly depart.

We are all blown away that the highlight of your time in London was your time with us and we hope that you will be back to stay with us before too long.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

My partner and I had the pleasure of staying in the Goring early March this year with our respective Mothers. A most enjoyable experience.

From the moment you arrive, the Goring set a standard quite above many hotels (and most in London) with the most friendly, yet professional style. Attentive yet discreet and subtle in their approach.

Our adjoining rooms were decorated quite differently although both had their own unique flair and charm about them. The attention to detail is quite extraordinary, the Goring seem to think of things that might never occur to you until you need it yet they pre-empt it. The fixtures, the soft furnishings and the linens being of the uppermost standard. One word describes the bathroom -wow!

We had lunch in the Restaurant the following day, from the initial welcome, the advice of the Sommelier and the lunch service, the whole operation was flawless; an experience to remember.

Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Dear Colin F,

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

We were delighted to welcome you all to The Goring on such a special occasion and we were thrilled that you chose to celebrate with us. It is always lovely to read that a guest has enjoyed every part of their stay from the moment they were welcomed by our Front of House team to the soft furnishings in their luxurious bedroom.

I am thrilled that your luncheon was an experience you will never forget and that Damien and the Sommelier team were there to further enhance it with their wealth of knowledge.

We all look forward to welcoming you back to The Goring so that we can care for your every need and hope that it will be before too long.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

The Goring was a wonderful experience. The rooms were lovely and the service fantastic! From the moment we checked in we felt comfortable and at home. The afternoon tea was spectacular the lounge was a great place to unwind in the evenings. Alistar at the door and Jordan in the lounge were very friendly and the concierge team very helpful. The Hotel is in a great location and we enjoyed walking in the area. As a hotel with not many rooms, it provides a very intimate and personalized experience that is often lost in larger hotels. We cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear K C,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your stay at The Goring earlier in the year.

We are all delighted that on your next trip to London you would not wish to stay anywhere else. Alistair and Jordon are chuffed to pieces to have been mentioned individually and I am thrilled that all of the team at The Goring made you feel at home.

We hope that we will be able to welcome you back before too long to your home away from home in London.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

Me and my mum stayed 1 night and had dinner and breakfast in the hotel. The staff are so lovely and approachable and nothing is too much trouble and make you feel welcome. It's a lovely treat and once in lifetime experience. Only thing is drinks are a tad expensive, but I realise that's London prices for you !

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Dear NevilleEssexuk,

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

I am delighted that you and your mother enjoyed your treat at the hotel and that you were well looked after by our team. They all pride themselves in ensuring that none of our guests have to lift a finger whilst they are with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Goring and hope that it won’t be a once in a lifetime experience for you.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

Mobile phones, ipads etc are forbidden in the tea room, which I think creates this very special atmosphere : a mix of old school England and relaxed countryside at the same time. Service was impeccable, prices were reasonable, and the view over the garden makes a difference in the very heart of London.
Relaxing, quiet, a great place where to read a good novel on a winter afternoon. During the summer, one can also sit in the garden I was told...

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank youpi546
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Dear youpi546,

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

I am delighted that you enjoyed your afternoon tea with us and found it to be little oasis away from the hustle and bustle of central London. We find that asking guests to switch off phones and laptops really enables all of our guests to also switch off, relax and let us take the strain out of everyday life.

We all look forward to welcoming you back to The Goring and hopefully it will be during the summer when the garden is in full bloom.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

The Goring is simply a fantastic event. From the moment you arrive you are made to feel special, in a typically under stated British way the Edwardian hotel has a 100 years of service fined tuned to ensure your stay is perfect.

It's not cheap, but if you want mark a special occasion I can't think of any where else I'd rather be.

Food is fantastic, the rooms are big enough and decorated to high standard.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Dear delboy186338,

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

I am delighted that from the moment you arrived at the hotel you were made to feel special in a discreet way which made you immediately feel at home. Our team pride themselves on ensuring that all of our guests are well looked after and it is always lovely to see this being recognised.

We all look forward to welcoming you back to The Goring to sample some more of Chef’s delicious treats and for us to look after you once again.

With warmest wishes,

Graham Copeman
General Manager
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Darien, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

We just arrived home from a week's stay at the Goring. I have travelled all over the world and I can truly say NO hotel has such gracious and top tier service as The Goring ( maybe perhaps the Ritz in Paris). It was my children's first trip to London (ages 10 and 12) and they felt the splendor of another world in another age. They adored their quintessentially English accommodations and the art of High Tea. The Restaurant which we dined in on our final evening
was better than every other highly rated restaurant in London. Anything we possibly needed was brought to us ,COMPLIMENTARY and John, the concierge is one of the finest in the world. John
made every outing a breeze with pre-purchased tickets and guides. My only regret is there is only one Goring!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank EliteTraveler01
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The_Goring, General Manager at The Goring, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear EliteTraveler01,

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

Wow what an accolade! We are all thrilled with your comment that there is no other hotel in the world that can match our level of service. Big John on our Concierge team is also chuffed to pieces and delighted that all his helped ensured that you and your family had the perfect time in London.

We hope that you and your family will return to London before too long so that we can ensure you are well and truly taken care of.

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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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 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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