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Historical Traveler Reviews The Goring London
The Goring: A Delightful Treat
Three years ago my wife and I stayed at the wonderful Goring Hotel with our 6-year old granddaughter. What a delightful treat it was for all of us. Peter (the doorman) treated our granddaughter as if she were his own and Ernest (at the concierge desk) was never too busy to answer her questions. She and Lord Harley Shawcross had a wonderful conversation one evening in the lounge, not long before he died. A photo of the two of them that evening is in her scrap book. In August 2004 we will return to the Goring with two more grandchildren.
We just returned from a delightful stay at The Goring. We have been to London several times and stayed at lovely hotels, but this is by far the best experience we have had. The hotel is the ultimate British hotel...incredible service without being stuffy or pretentious. The location is very convenient...two blocks from the Victoria tube station. The rooms and baths are large and luxurious. The staff goes over and above to make sure your stay is perfect. We will definitely return to The Goring on our next visit to London.
The Goring is Special!
My husband and I have stayed at The Goring during our last two trips to Britain, in 2002, and again in 2003. We plan to stay again in 2004. The service is outstanding - we are always made to feel as if we are the only people in the hotel. The owner, George Goring, has instilled a level of quality and service that we did find at The Browns (another 5-star hotel in London), or anywhere else. The rooms are good sized, with beautiful bathrooms, and impeccably clean. The restaurant is fabulous. The Goring is a special, and it makes you feel special. I saw someone who gave it a bad rating on this site, and I can't help but think they stayed at a different hotel and have the name wrong. Every other rater gave 5-stars. The Goring is a special, special place!
The ONLY Place to stay in London
Stayed at the Goring more times than I can count. I've tried other places, but I always come "home".
Outstanding location (Be there on the Queen's birthday for the Trooping of the Colour), nice clean and big rooms, a hall porter for whom nothing is unusual, and the best welcome in all of the UK.
Not much in the way a flash, but overflowing in style.
No, no,no,don't go.
last spring, we had the misfortune of spending one night at the goring.
we booked a suite. the furniture was befitting a munchkin. the toilet was not in the bathroom but across the tiny living room in a tiny room all its own. we left as soon as we could and moved over to the beaufort gardens apartments. it was less money,10 times nicer and a few blocks from harrod's. for the same money you can find much better accomodation and in a nicer part of town.
I have stayed at The Goring many, many times since 1990. You can spend more (but not much) but you will never find a classier small friendly hotel in all of London.
Everything about The Goring is perfect. The service is incredible. I usually fly out of Gatwick, and they trolley my luggage to Victoria Station (about two blocks) for my connection to the Gatwick "check-in-here" train.
The Goring is a quiet, refined, most-English-hotel-immaginable. The staff and location are superb. Returning to the Goring is as anticipated as the city itself.
This really is a "classic" they do not need to change anything
I have stayed at the Goring regularly for almost a decade. Not cheap but I have stayed at more expensive hotels in London that are less warm and friendly. It is consistent, clean, friendly and with good British food. This really is a "classic" they do not need to change anything. I never stay anywhere else in London.
Tad expensive but the rooms, staff and food were all excellent -as for Mr Gorings cocktail evenings every Saturday -well an experience like no other hotel we've stayed at.
Spectacular & Classic London Hotel
If you want to stay in one of the finest Hotels in London and experience the charm and culture of the "Best of Britain" there is no better place to start than this fabulous Family owned and Operated Hotel (patronized for centuries by the Royal family ) a "stones throw" from Buckingham Palace.
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Today was a huge day, on the train to Paddington and then off on a bus sightseeing tour of London. Forty different stops where we could get on and off. Just a few where we did get off - Buckingham Palace, Harrods, Oxford St (largest retail shopping street in London), St ...
... back on the bus tour to do the full route again, a different guide this time but equally enjoyable (more history less fluff), hop off at The London Eye & we were so glad we did this - what an incredible view!
Next stop Harrods.... the buses are supposed to arrive every 10min... 30 min later and after 7pm we realised we would miss Harrods & we were disappointed but settled for strolling along Oxford st before heading back to the flat.
Dinner was at a ...
... serving by normal standards. I knew It was too early to go back to my room. There were at least a couple of hours of daylight left. I went for another walk. I went into Kensington Gardens to have a look at the Palace, front on. It seemed nice, I suppose. It's big, but unremarkable for all that. I loved the garden, which in summer must be a beautiful walk. It is just coming into leaf now. Most of all I loved the park. What a wonderful place it is. It is vast and green and leafy. ...
... they let swim in the Thames with a chain around its ankle. After our stint in the London area, we picked up out rental car (a Mini Cooper) and headed to Bath, for Chrissy & Andy's wedding- the exciting reason we were in the UK to begin with! We stayed two nights in bath, in a small bed and breakfast conveniently around the corner from the church. The wedding was beautiful, we loved having the chance to be there and celebrate with Chrissy and Andy! The ceremony was held in ...
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