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The Goring

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Some people collect stamps but I collect hotels and I have just added another to my collection. I have stayed at lots of lovely places including the Peninsula Hong Kong, the Raffles Singapore and Beijing, Ritz Carlton hotels , Mandarin hotels,The Savoy but I think The Goring is the nicest. What sets this hotel apart is the staff -each and every one of them goes out of their way to be helpful and friendly. From the first interaction to the last they do what ever they can to assist. From making appointments, to sourcing phone cards and recommending restaurants nothing is to much trouble. The room was compact but has everything i needed. The bed was very comfortable and I loved the decor and the little touches like the Asprey products. I had the pre-theatre dinner in their Michelin starred restaurant which was delicious and great value. I am definitely going to plan a return visit.

Having stayed in a number of upscale hotels my expectations were set high. The staff at The Goring EXCEEDED the high standard and then some. We had a small suite but it was fabulous. No view to speak of but the decor and setup of the rooms were so very nice. The bar area is so perfect. Dark wood and leather that welcomed you. I can recommend this hotel beyond any in London!

I have been fortunate to stay in some very nice places over the years but I found this to be a different level. From the minute we approached the doors and was greeted by Dane the doorman it was superb. Check in was busy so we were shown into the bar area and given some iced water, nice touch. We were invited back to the desk a few mins later and did all the check in. We had arrived early so didn't expect the room to be ready. We left for the bulk of the day and returned around 3.45. The room was small but well appointed and to a high std. Slighly dissapointed that you can't make a cuppa but heh ho. Bed was mega comfy.. Where do they get their pillows! Please tell me. Went back down to the bar around 6.30 and had 2 stunning cocktails before dinner at 7.30. Good menu and staff were all superb, happy to engage and not stuffy at all. Meal started well but the main course was a bit of a let down but finished on a high. Check out was easy and efficient. Slight issue with the bill but all sorted. Simply a stunning place. Loved it.

A return visit and it would save me time to just copy and paste my five star review of two years ago. This is a lovely place to stay offering quiet seclusion away from the noise, hustle and bustle of busy London. The garden in particular offers somewhere to relax and unwind. My wife loved the converted boat/sofa part of the summer, Taste of Cornwall at The Goring. I was not so sure about needing to theme the event so much but purely personal view. The service is always very attentive and there is a willingness to help with anything. I did feel that at times, they tried too hard and breakfast was sometimes challenging, the worst and best example e.g I ordered Kipper on arriving at the table as advised on the menu it was 20 minutes, no problem but it came swiftly and my yoghurt and cereal came a while afterwards! It was of course dealt with to my satisfaction. Someone on reception probably really trying hard but came across as quite robotic. Its a measure of the standards when you can nit pic, however the Goring sets in own standards and the bench is high one. A special mention to the porters, they have a tough job in those lifts with luggage. They are always cheery and in the recent heatwave, had to suffer a lot in the required dress. So thank you to everyone for a great stay again.

This was our second trip to The Goring and suffice to say it managed to outdo our last stay. The staff are incredibly friendly, professional and eager to help. We were upgraded to a junior suite on arrival and were blown away by the sheer opulence and luxury of the room. Every single detail is recognised and the staff work incredibly hard to make sure that you're entirely relaxed during your stay. Staff seem to know your name even though you've never met them and they go out of their way to help. The hotel is without doubt the pinnacle of customer service excellence. Ignoring the amazing staff, the hotel is charming and beautifully well tended. Rooms are meticulously cleaned, well equipped with designer toiletries and the bar offers a brilliant selection of drinks and snacks. It doesn't get any better than The Goring.

This hotel is absolutely beautiful. It's beauty is perhaps founded by the independent ownership, with no need to conform to guidelines set down in a head office somewhere in the world. It gets all the fundamentals right, but feels like a temporary home, rather than a hotel. The staff are, to a person, wonderful. Magnificent restaurant (that I had visited before).

The Goring is the ideal hotel for us. It's perfect in an understated way. My great experience started before we even arrived! They go out of their way to help you. When we finally arrived at the hotel, I was wondering whether I had set my expectations too high but I was not disappointed. On the contrary I wish we could stay longer than 4 nights. We stayed at another hotel as part of our trip as it was a lot closer to the school where I enrolled for a course. But I guess at least we got to experience staying at The Goring. The hotel is in an old building that is very well-maintained with suitable decors in the common areas. I really love the silk embroidered wall in the private rooms. Our room was also very charming and good-sized. We went for the Most Splendid Garden room and we're very happy with it. Having cocktails was certainly a nice touch - pity we were out some nights so we didn't get to try some of the cocktails. We also had dinner and breakfast at The Dining Room and drinks at the Lounge. The Dining Room deserves a separate review but it's just really great to be able to have exceptional dining experience in a nice hotel. Last and most important of all, the service is really good. You get great service without being overwhelmed which you sometimes get when staff try to hard. I mentioned earlier about being impressed before we arrive. This was related to the Concierge team (Mr Andrews) going out of his way to accommodate me. It's very rare that hotels will start "providing service" to customers before the customer checks in. We truly enjoyed our stay at The Goring and I would certainly recommend this hotel. PS: Location is also good. The Victoria station is only 5-minute walk from the hotel.

Not only was the room the nicest I've stayed in but the food at lunch and breakfast was outstanding. The service stands out more than anything as my daughter left a raincoat in her room, it was returned to me in the US by the time I got home. Everyone was lovely and I want to especially commend Connor.

This must be one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The staff are extraordinarily helpful and friendly. Nothing too much for them. Not sure if I should review the restaurant separately but can I say that it provided one of the best meals I have had for a long time? For me the highlight was the cheese trolley with its selection of British cheeses and the French waiter who had real expertise. We'll save up and come again.

We had time before our train ride at Victoria Station and decided to walk around the vicinity. Pleasant surprise to discover that Goring Hotel is so near, at a quiet Eaton Lane. The doorman was polite towards us when we asked whether we could enter to take a look. Lobby is small but exudes a posh but homely air. I can understand why the Duchess of Cambridge chose to stay here on eve of her wedding.

Beeston Place London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Victoria Palace Theatre and Buckingham Palace
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in London City Centre, The Goring is within a 5-minute walk of Victoria Palace Theatre and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Buckingham Palace. This 69-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central London and also a short walk from St. James Park and Sloane Square.


Dining

This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a fine-dining restaurant that specializes in local cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning with English breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

The Goring's 69 individually decorated rooms provide MP3 docks, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect 30-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus ensure a restful night. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks are also standard.


Property features

At The Goring, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 4 meeting rooms. Parking is GBP 45.00 per night (GBP 45.00 per night for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for GBP 90.00 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include conference space, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Delightful)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Belgravia)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1283 reviews