The Gore Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
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This is a very old and classic hotel very near Hyde Park. The staff was great and everything was neat and clean. The rooms are small but it's an old building in London so that's just how that goes. It's very close to bus stops and some great eateries.
We stayed at the Gore for a week and just loved it. The location is fairly convenient if you use the mass transit systems which are excellent once you figure them out. The subway station is about a 15 minute walk. The bus stop is just a block or so. Have a backup plan, however, in case there is a disruption on the subway line which we encountered and had to find an alternate way on our own without the help or Trevor or Thomas. We did not have a car, but that might have been a challenge to park nearby. The hotel is very close to Hyde Park and the Prince Albert. The room, a standard I believe, was fine although small by US standards. The only thing we really missed were drawers as there was not really room to unpack and we were there for a week, but lived primarily out of the suitcase except for a closet to hang clothes. The room had a nice French type balcony, but because of the construction and scaffolding, we couldn't open it. I am not sure when that will be complete. It did not hamper our visit however. As a small boutique hotel, we expected excellent service and we were not disappointed. A small room issue (light bulb was burned out) was fixed quickly. I think the biggest strength of this hotel however is in the employees. The concierges, Trevor and Thomas, helped us a great deal. We would definitely have been lost without their assistance. They ordered a cab for us, and it was there very early for our drive to the airport. Their knowledge and advice was so extremely helpful for our first visit to London. They seemed to know the answers to all our questions about what to do, costs, transportation, and they provided excellent restaurant recommendations. The staff in the restaurant and bar was also friendly and helpful. Should we return to London, I'd definitely stay here again and would recommend it.
While the room wasn't huge, it was very pretty and had everything that I needed. And the fact that it was a three minute walk to the Royal Albert Hall was a plus. The food and drinks in the bar were very nice.
We stayed here solely due to its proximity to the Albert Hall, just one night for a proms concert. We had booked a twin but were upgraded to a suite. The breakfast was really nice, freshly cooked rather than hot buffet. All of the staff were efficient and friendly All this at a good price in comparison to the nearby hotel that we have used before. Will never consider staying anywhere else when visiting the Albert Hall in future.
My husband and I have stayed at The Gore on many occasions. We usually stay in one of their signature rooms. We can recommend the Dame Nellie or Judy Garland suite. The bar has a great atmosphere and the breakfasts are fab. Staff are very attentive. For a London Hotel The Gore is extremely good value.
The cheaper rooms are very small - I was not expecting to be put in a converted maid's room at the top floor for the price I paid. That would be okay, given how expensive London is, but the problem is that, for the price, you would at least expect amenities to work well, e.g. the internet was very slow, which was really the most important thing for me given that I was there for a conference at Imperial. However, the staff were very nice and immediately responded to things that they could control, for example, the breakers flipped when I turned on the lights and a lightbulb burnt out and they came right away.
Second time saying at the Gore hotel london and again loved, great location, concierge remember me (one year ago was there) very british small hotel but great service, great food, room small but enough to sleep (has safe box, bath, Tv, Ac) everything you need in hotel and the staff keep the hotel very pleasant. Little gem in London
I've always wanted to stay at this place because of the rolling stones link and also the place looked so inviting from the outside whenever I've passed by....It has a certain charm to it because of it's age and individuality however I can't help but feel abit cheated because the website failed to mention (conveniently ? ) that the building was covered in scaffolding making our already tiny and dark room feel even darker and tinier....but I can live with that because we where out and about for most of the day ( we stayed for 2 days), It's in a great location for the Albert hall and knightsbridge/hyde park etc but if you have a car, parking is a real problem unless you visit on a saturday night/Sunday.The concierge was very friendly but the check in desk staff member I encountered was so rude it was beyond reproach...I stood at the check in desk ( which is quite literally of the old style tiny sort) and the lady did not so much as raise her head from the computer for quite some time and when she EVENTUALLY did....well she barked a curt "yes ?", not so much as a good morning or a " how can I help you?" she had " I can't be bothered" written all over her face and it showed throughout the whole checking in process and throughout my stay.She was THE rudest person I have ever met in over 30 years of travel.Would I go back ? probably not, some of the staff are lovely but some are just awful.On reflection it's not like a hotel at all more like a posh bed and breakfast !
We booked here to meet friends visiting from the USA as we were gong to the Proms that evening and it's very close to the Royal Albert Hall. We arrived a little early so sat in the bar and had the most amazing 'Fred and Ginger' gin cocktails which just set us up right for the afternoon. Tea was served and a lovely choice of sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam and cream. A lovely menu of different tea varieties to choose from and all felt very well organised but relaxed. Nice music quietly played in the background, staff observant, polite and quick to serve but not making you feel pressured. A lovely quintessential English after tea enjoyed by all.
Overnight stay as a couple for a Roger Hodgson gig (Supertramp) at the Royal Albert Hall, which is only a 3 minute walk around the back. Invisible in its scaffolding dress when we went which hides what is a lovely building. There's scaffold walkways and safety mesh outside the windows. For a luxury hotel, our bedroom was a bit 90s chintz and dated to my mind. Considering it was over £260 for one night, you'd expect a bit more. The bed was big though, in this small to moderate sized 'standard double' room. The website photo cleverly angles the picture to make the room look bigger I noticed. The rest of the hotel is great. Super opulent boutique style entrance and sitting room, and the bar is very atmospheric with hidden nooks. Note that if a waiter helpfully asks for your drinks order whilst you're stood waiting in the bar you'll be charged extra for service compared to waiting in line at the bar and ordering yourself. I think it was around £4 extra for water service. You can't ask for more convenient accommodation if you're off to the Royal Albert Hall (unless you book a basic room in the Royal College of Music which is adjacent. One bedroom even overlooks the Albert Hall steps). Also right nearby are the big museums and of course Hyde Park. South Kensington is the nearest tube but it's still a good 10-15 minute walk.
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