From the moment I was greeted at the door to the evening cocktail brought swiftly to my room before bed, it was a magical place to stay in London. The atmosphere is intimate but also somewhat reserved, very British. I was only there 4 nights but the doorman and concierge knew me by name and welcomed me back each time I returned. I especially appreciated this as I was traveling alone. My room was charmingly decorated and very clean - one housekeeping issue I had was quickly resolved. I also utilized the computer center daily which was so convenient, as I did not have a computer with me. I enjoyed dinner in the dining room one night which was just lovely - try the Beef Wellington! - and I found the sommelier helpful and knowledgeable about the extensive wine list. Breakfast is overpriced and most mornings I only had a continental breakfast in my room, but the one morning I ate in the dining room and it was delightful. The location of the hotel is wonderful, too. A 5 minute walk to the Victoria Station underground stop and also close to many central bus lines. Not a lot of restaurants in the area but it's just so easy to get around London so you never feel far away from a good spot to eat.
I hope to return to London one day soon and I would absolutely stay at the Goring again. This time in the warmer months so I could enjoy the gardens. And I'll do tea at the Goring next time - one thing I didn't do on this trip.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Goring Hotel London
- Goring London