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The Gore Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here for 1 nights stay on a Friday night, after booking to go to a Comedy Club in Covent Garden. The hotel was so easy to get to, we actually walked it from London Paddington, as this allowed us to walk through Hyde park, and it was wonderful. Upon arrival, check-in was easy, and the staff were very friendly. The hotel is currently having a bit of work done, with scaffolding outside, but this did not take away from the character of the hotel, and it's charm. Breakfast was very good, we went for the continental included in our package, which included different cheeses, hams, and sweets to try. We visited the natural history museum the next day, which was about a 5 minute walk from the Hotel. Overall, the hotel has a great location, in a nice area of London, within easy reach of everything you need, and right next door to Hyde Park! Would go back in a heart beat.

This is one of our all time favourite romantic London hotels. The rooms are wonderful - especially Nellie Melba, and the staircase is just gorgeous, lined with terrific pictures - very elegant. BUT the hotel is being redecorated and is covered in scaffolding, and I think it is a bit steep to charge full price under such circumstances. When we pointed this out, the best they could offer us was a tray of macaroons and truffles in our bedroom. (How about a voucher for the VERY expensive breakfast?). Our air-conditioning did not work, so we were condemned to a sweaty night of patchy sleep: opening the windows is problematic because there is a lot of street noise here. And, yes, we DID know how to operate it.

We stayed at this hotel for only one night as we were visiting a concert at the Albert Hall. It is in a fantastic location for the Hall - literally 3 mins walk around the corner. It is a pretty and characterful hotel. As someone already mentioned, unfortunately restoration works are in progress at the moment, so there is scaffolding all over the building. However, we did not hear any noise that we are aware of, from the works. The staff were extremely welcoming and we were given a lovely room (111). A great size with a large very comfortable king size bed (we had paid for a premium room), lovely furnishings, drapes and chandelier. The bathroom was also large and very characterful with a 'wooden throne toilet'! Tea and coffee facilities are provided, but unfortunately not water. This we had to use from the mini bar at a cost of £3 per bottle. Although we did not use the bar or restaurant, they both looked very nice and I would imagine breakfast would have been good. The only negative as far as we were concerned was the noise from other rooms. We could hear other people - probably above us and there was often noise of running water passing down the pipes in the walls. Together with bright light coming from under the door all night, it made it difficult to sleep. My husband also complained of some kind of compressor noise out side, although I didn't hear this myself. All in all, a nice hotel though and I would consider staying again if we were visiting another concert.

It would have been nice to have known that they have scaffolding all around the fasad and outside of the room-windows. The bed in our room was about 30 cm to short for me - and I am only 1.85 cm. long.... The breakfast is till top-notch.

We came to the The Gore Hotel bar for drinks and were served by the bar manager David Sanchez. He made us feel so welcome and went out of his way to look after us. Earlier on in the evening we had been disappointed to find out our show at the Royal Albert Hall had been cancelled (the pianist Lang Lang). When David found this out he played Lang Lang's piano music for us all evening on the main speakers! He also gave free olives, nuts and let us sit in the beautiful Cinderella carriage booth free of charge. He also showed us around the amazing hotel. He went out of his way to make our night so enjoyable. So from what started out as a disappointing evening when our show was cancelled, turned into a wonderful evening and we were made to feel like VIPs. Thank you so much to David the bar manager and we will be returning to The Gore to stay. We will also pass on to other people our recommendations. Many thanks again.

A petite hotel with 50 rooms, welcoming staff and in a great quiet location. Whist visiting the Albert Hall, we stayed in room 308, complete with a four poster bed and an ancient wooden throne for a toilet. The bed was super comfortable and the room big enough to relax in for bit. Breakfast was great, I had fruit & dorset yoghurt from the buffet with perfectly poached haddock and eggs. You get one hot dish as well as the buffet as part of the gore breakfast. Very good value. The hotel had scaffold erected, but it did not bother us, on the weekend.

Stayed here for two nights as a couple. The experience: 1. A cute hotel in an OK location (about 500m from restaurants, also close to V&A + Royal Albert Hall) 2. Staff was really great. Very professional, kind and helpful 3. Wifi works very well, no password required 4. Overall a quiet hotel and rooms are nicely appointed in a classy way Negatives, and why I give only three stars: 1. Beds are really small. For this price all beds should be king-sized (and there is space in the rooms to do so), but are instead full size. Inadequate for couples. I tried to change to a king room (an additional charge I was OK with, and staff were helpful about this), but the only one available was directly over their bar, so for noise reasons we didn't do it 2. The drapes are set up in such a way that a lot of light comes out the top of them. Not a negative for people who don't mind light, but we prefer a dark room until we want to wake up. This issue could be remedied with a modest investment to cover the space between the top of the drapes and the wall, which would have no negative aesthetic effect 3. A smaller issue (and I'm not trying to nitpick), the windows are classic/old and so don't perfectly close, meaning you hear a bit more road noise than would be the case if they were more snugly fitted to their casings This is a reasonably expensive hotel so I hope they can resolve the above issues. Overall a reasonably good experience with the potential for more.

If you like a hotel stay that is not absolutely predictable but which offers instead something of a 'once grand private home' feel, you will enjoy the Gore. We were in a top floor room, one of the less expensive rooms admittedly, but the antique double bed still had a marvellously comfortable mattress and lovely bed linen. The en-suite was beautifully done, with a good-size shower and a very good range of toiletries. Some guests might find the absence of double-glazing a problem but actually Queen's Gate is not too busy a street at night and even my light-sleeping husband was happy. Work is still being done to upgrade the Gore and there are improvements still to be made, not least the replacement of some rather threadbare stair-carpets at the upper levels and the provision of in-room kettles with flexes long enough to reach the plugs and still stand safely level! But in my book character counts for a lot, and there is plenty of that at the Gore. We ate an evening meal and breakfast in Bar 190 and were more than happy with both - and as many reviewers have said, the service is charming.

Best service I have experienced, staff so friendly and efficient from the Great concierge to the bar to the restaurant. Had the most delicious afternoon tea every mouth full perfectly baked. The antique four poster beds so comfortable .

Stayed for one night as we were booked to see a show at the Royal Albert Hall (which is literally two minutes walk away). On entering the hotel one is immediately transported to a different world. The hotel is just beautiful, an oasis of calm with indulgent fabrics, fine art and antiques...one could imagine being a Victorian gentleman of means in such a fine establishment! We booked a superior double which was delightful. Super high ceilings and Windows gave a feeling of space. The bed was enormous and very high! I loved it but my partner found it hard to get in and out of.. (Perhaps a footstool would be an idea?) Once on the bed we both found it gave the most restful sleep.. Pillows and mattress were excellent as was the bedlinen. Plenty of wardrobe space, a stunning bathroom and a nice comfortable settee gave a level of comfort that really would make it an ideal place to spend a week or two (if only we could afford it!) exploring London. The staff were extremely polite, helpful and accommodating. The only real area for improvement would be breakfast, and only in that there wasn't a huge amount of choice for the continental breakfast, and it wasn't clear at time of booking that we would have to pay extra for a cooked element. That said, we both opted for a hot plate upgrade (eggs benedict and eggs royale respectively) and it was exquisitely cooked. It perhaps would have been nice for the hotel to provide a complimentary bottle of water or two in the room for those of us that need to take medications, but again I'm nit picking. Overall this is a truly beautiful hotel in a perfect location for the RAH and the museums, with Hyde Park over the road. A minute or two walk to the bus stops opens up the rest of London for explorers so an ideal base to return to at then end of the day. The adjacent bar190 does a fine cocktail too. Looking forward to returning as soon as we can!

190 Queen's Gate, Kensington London England

Located in London City Centre, The Gore Hotel is adjacent to Royal Albert Hall and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Imperial College London. This 50-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. In the historical district, it's also near Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.


Dining

This hotel serves as home to a cocktail bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in British cuisine. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

The 50 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find wired Internet, free WiFi, and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport Frette Italian sheets. Desks are also available.


Property features

The Gore Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and express check-in. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a porter/bellhop and wedding services.

Room options

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Triple Room (1 Double & 1 Rollaway Bed)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1487 reviews