Ratings based on 60 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby Bob from Jacksonville Fl
Vacation in EnglandPosted Oct 28, 2013
Pros: Everything, and especially the service.
Cons: It's all good.
Location: It is less than a 100 yards from the back of Buckingham Palace, and a very short walk to Victoria Station. With the underground, everything is near.
The room was excellent, as were the breakfasts (an English breakfast is a great way to start the day) and the lounge (a g & t is a great way to end it). The concierge staff is superb. When the zipper on my main suitcase broke, they found a replacement for only L30, and located a reasonably priced ticket for a Chelsea game.
for Couplesby Patricia from Natchez, MS
AMAZING!!!!Posted Jun 6, 2013
Pros: EVERYTHING was my favorite! The staff was so amazing - they knew my name from the time we checked in. Instead of staying two nights we stayed five!
Cons: Least favorite does not exist.
Location: The hotel is so centrally located - and so BEAUTIFUL!
Superb doesn't begin to describe our experience at The Goring.....It was the most amazing experience of our life. I have never been treated so royally!
for Everyoneby Janet from Kent, UK
Brilliant experience.Posted Apr 30, 2013
Pros: The Goring is a magnificent hotel
Cons: No dislikes all positive
Location: Central location for transport and shopping or sightseeing.
Fantastic hotel,staff superb,very friendly and highly recommended. Accommodation excellent.
for Getaway With Friendsby ARobert from Boston
Great quality!Posted Mar 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
Great value for the price. A little expensive but worth every penny. Beautifully appointed. Love the library and bar for tea or a late night drink. The staff was wonderful. Very attentive. The rooms are a little small but very comfortable.
for Everyoneby Julie from Chicago
Stuffy and full of attitudePosted Nov 12, 2012
Pros: Small and cozy
Cons: Full of caricatures of haughty English servants
Location: Great location in Belgravia
It wasn't the cleanliness or the decor, all traditional and fine (although the picture online depicts a fabulous green lawn behind the hotel--more like a small patch of grass). It was the attitude--polite without a trace of friendliness. If what you want is a super-conservative and stuffy hotel full of British business people in the bar and haughty staff, then this is for you. For the cost, there are many other luxury hotels in London that will deliver a friendlier, more welcoming experience. I am a seasoned traveler and have stayed in hotels on par to or nicer than this all over the world. I was made to feel like an appalling nuisance when I arrived on my overnight U.S. flight and the room wasn't ready--no problem, I was happy to make a quick change and go about my day, checking in later. I was told I could change, vaguely, "on the fourth floor," but I took the elevator up there to find nothing but a hall of rooms. I dragged my bag down stairs to the basement ladies' powder room. Another time I stopped at the desk to ask for a corkscrew--they looked at me like I was crazy and I was told the bellman would bring one to my room. He did, then told me he'd need it back immediately. When I arranged a taxi for my departure and inquired how early I should leave, I was asked, "Are you flying first or business?" I burst out laughing at the absurdity of the presumption. I was charged for wi-fi but on the last night a helpful bellman told me I could log on with a password for free.
Luxury and caring personal servicePosted Oct 13, 2012 on Hotels.com
Couldn't fault it. However I didn't use the restaurant as had a meal arranged elsewhere. Not cheap, but really excellent.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Traditional hotel with great service.Posted Oct 8, 2012
We have nothing but praise for the Goring, a comfortable, relaxing and traditional. It's biggest asset is the staff, just perfect.
for Couplesby Bob and Sue
Must stay at the Goring so delightfulPosted Oct 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
Had not been to the Goring since 1992 everyone is so friendly and helpful 3 blocks from Buckingham Palace and coveniant launch to anywhere Expensive and worth every pence
for Everyoneby pumamd from Ossinig
Make sure the Goring is on your bucket list.Posted Sep 21, 2012
Pros: beautiful, friendly helpful staff, nice private garden, location, clean
Cons: WiFi not included approx $30.00 per day
Location: Superb, walking distance to victoria station, buckingham palace, Eaton square, numerous buses stop close by. Very nice back patio & garden, excusive.
You will love this hotel. they bend over backwards for you. from Peter and his colleagues in bowler hats at the door to, the staff at reception.very elegant and cozy. Close to public transportation which turns out to be a good way to get around London. One of the best hotels anywhere, period. If I have one peeve, its that wireless internet is not included, and the water in the room could not be cooled since no in room refrigerator. But that's minor because Goring is simply a great hotel. Did I say the bathroom floors are heated? Would have been nice to have luggage placement other than the entry to the room, a peculiarity of my room. Overall, this is a MUST stay hotel.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Aug 1, 2012 on Hotels.com
Great overall experience. The staff are exemplary.