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The Gore Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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 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!

A brief one night stay with my daughter in the fabulous Gore Hotel. Trevor was the most helpful concierge we have ever come across - the hotel is lucky to have him! Perfect location, lovely decor throughout. Our room was great although our bed was extraordinarily high but then again we are both very short!

What a fantastic little gem. My wife and I have been to a couple of hotels in the area but this one was truly sumptuous. Such a quaint room with old world charm. We will be booking this hotel again. All the staff were so helpful and polite be it on the reception, the bar or during breakfast. To the hotel management: please send my thanks to all your staff for making our stay so memorable.

This hotel is beautiful. All rooms are furnished in an elegant style with antiques, sumptuous fabrics and chandeliers. The food was delicious: my daughter and I stayed for 2 nights having two breakfasts and one evening meal. Staff were all extremely polite and friendly ( Francesca at reception was particularly helpful). If you are looking for an extremely smart place to stay in a quiet, smart area of London, then this is for you. It is a true gem, and a place I hope to return to. In addition, the food was delicious.

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.


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.


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 1483 reviews