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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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... that will shortly change with a night out on the town in Glasgow ahead of us. Family harmony has been well ahead of planning which is very surprising considering the amount of sleep we all had. Hopefully this is a good omen for the rest of the trip.
Jesse's reflections on London are as follows :
What do you think of London? - It is great.
What do you like about it - The lift that goes straight into our ...
... the train will NOT be stopping at Leicester Square due to the station being closed due to overcrowding. Wow. have never heard of this happening before. Glad we left that station. As we roll through that station though, they have totally cleared it out and not a single person is on the platform at all, not even a tube worker. rather eerie. Charing Cross might have taken up some of the slack but it was surprisingly sparse as well. Embankment is closed ...
... squat. I get home from work, make dinner which is usually pre-made soup and then listen to Larry and Claire go on and on and on about their Paleo diet thing. God shoot me now... this usually results in me retiring to my room to watch some more Pretender episodes while thinking what losers those two are.The crazy thing is that since both of them are stick figures, neither will ...
... still living there. The original part of the castle was founded in 1067. It's hard to believe the battles that were had and the people who died trying to conquer and protect it. Finished off with a coffee by the river and a long train ride back. That was our bit of history for the day. Off to Lego land tomorrow ...