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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.
"Best Hotel Experience!"
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.
"One of the best"
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.
"Just a short visit"
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.
This afternoon tea is one of the best ones I've experienced and I've been to a lot. The tea was served in a classic English atmosphere the service was exceptional, the sandwiches were delicious the scones were warm & with the addition of their home-made jam it just made that much better, the pastries were amazing. The staff were very nice & professional....My next trip to London I'm coming back for sure!!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM