The Gore Hotel

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The Gore Hotel

, London
4 star

Rooms: 54

190 Queen's Gate - London - England - SW7 5EX - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 2075846601
263 Traveller

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7/10
Quality Retreat
Submitted by: Samuel in 03/11/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Culture Vulture
I enjoyed the hotel generally. Nice people/staff, wonderful little restaurant, liked the "neighborhood feel" of the area, easy transportation etc
The negatives included advertised internet access that only started the day I arrived and required being in the restaurant... library worked but was used EVERY DAY for a filming of something... nice for the hotel I guess ($$$) but as a guest I resented it being essentially closed for the WEEK I stayed at the hotel. Room was well done but quite small.... given I was thee for the week and the hotel didn't seemed booked all week, it would have been nice if a slightly larger room was offered... but

Over all, I have recommended the hotel to several other people... at least one (Ms Lazar who travels to London often) used the hotel
7/10
Historic And Quaint
Submitted by: Robert in 05/10/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and the location was ideal. The rooms were a little small for me, but that is to be expected in such a historic hotel. Overall, had a good experience.

Historical Traveller Reviews of The Gore Hotel

Still charming

from TheBlade
The rooms, if you stay in one of the larger ones, are magnificent. Furnished in period style with stunning drapes and curtains. Check in staff and porters are charming and efficient. The place has a lively and very well stocked bar which, again, is extremely efficiently run and there is a more than adequate restaurant. Breakfast is particularly good.
If the run-of-the-mill £250 a night modern London hotels leave you cold, this is for you. And it is in a lovely part of central London.

Stylish and elegant with exceptional service

from triposte
As a seasoned business traveller, I was delighted by the atmosphere of the hotel. Service is exceptional. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was well appointed and spacious, with period furniture, quite a change from sterile business hotels. High point was the bar manager offering to deliver drinks to the quiet table in the restaurant when the bar was busy. Will visit again.

Lovely theme hotel in good location

from artydim
Spent a few days at the Venus Room at the Gore after having read so many great reviews on trip advisor and would highly recommend it.

Room: Beautiful Room with dark walls, red silk curtains, stained glass windows and lovely sitting area with couch and arm chair. Unfortuantely, the bed is probably a double, maybe a queen so it is not that big. We asked to have a peak at a few more rooms, and found that most beds seemed to be on the smallish size so if this is a problem for you then you should check directly about the beds. Also, the Venus room is a little dark but many of the other rooms had large windows so it depends.

An even nicer room was the Tudor Room. While the Venus was a good size, the Tudor was very large with beautiful panelling, fire place, and concealed bathroom.

Bathroom: Kept to the theme and the tiles were decorative. Water pressure and temperature good but a tiny bit musty with no air extractor. On the plus side, the best bathroom amenities ever, with loads of Aveda products.

Restaurant and Bar: didn't actually use them but they were both attractive areas.

Location: virtually across from Kensington Gardens and Royal Albert Hall and walking distance from Harrods. This is what we wanted so we were very happy with location.

Service: Not fantastic to be honest, but good enough for what we were after. The front desk person was hooked up to a computer so could print up maps of places we were interested in getting to but that was about it. I was not really aware of room service on offer (I don't think there was any room service). Also, the general sitting room for the guests was not all that nice.

The hotel is really about their themed rooms. As mentioned above, we saw some additional rooms which were quite interesting and the hotel staff said that they were converting more rooms into themed rooms.

Overall, we liked the novelty of the room and would probably stay and try another themed room in the same hotel in future.

A Must Stay in London

from myholidayinlondon
First time in I stayed at the Gore Hotel, and what a find. Rooms were superb, like being in Victorian Times. Our room the Venus room, never seen a room like it, stained glass windows. Would never have thought a room in London was like this.
A Must if you stay in london, superb location mins from the tube station and staff very helpful, great.
A tip for other travellers, if you get a taxi to the airport do not use a black cab, we paid over £40.00 but hotel gets it cheaper with a local firm.

The best hotel in the West End

from P-JM-M-M
We stayed as a family of 4 for three night. Both the children and the adults were delighted by the rooms. The price (travelzoo rates) was probably the best you could get for this class (GBP 100 per rroom per night). Free WIFI and very good table, smallish but delightful rooms. Staff very helpful. Extremely convenient for the Science Museums.

not worth the money you can get far better!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just got back from london and was disgusted with this hotel.. I stay in London on average 3 times a month and know my hotels, i decided to try this one out as from the brochure is looked great, however once inside i realised that is was rough underneath, the reception had a great shiner to start with! the reception desk and definetly seen better days. Got the lift to the roon it was in the attic on top floor and it was boiling and i mean boiling.. i only had 10 min turn around before i had to get out but at first glance the room was ok, stain on carpet and was very small for £200 limited tv chanels and no freebies in bathroom not even a shower cap! came back at 11pm, the room had got hotter so tried AC this failed.. i started to panic and called reception to be moved they said was full but could provide a fan.. whoopie.. it arrived.. the noisest fan in the world and barely made a difference.. stood it till 12.30 and could not breath, promptly dressed and packed and told them that i was moving hotels and not to charge me, and walked across the road the Fab AC!

only upside is clean bedding, this is NOT worth the money, i will be going back to the Bently Keplinski fantastic rooms,service, AC,Jucussi bath and very very very clean.. and for the same price!

Fab romantic getaway

from A TripAdvisor Member
We decided to celebrate our aniversary by parking the kids with grandma and treating ourselves to a night away. I'd seen a review of The Gore in one of the weekend newspapers & thought we'd give it a go. It was just wonderful! We stayed in The Venus Room which was just amazing with almost black walls, dark red silk drapes and black silk around the bed. This might sound a bit tacky, but it's not, it just feels incredibly intimate & magical. Goregeous big, comfy bed with snowy white bedlinen & no footboard, which my rather tall husband appreciated. I wasn't wild about the bathroom (come on guys, a double ended bath would be so much better) but lots of lovely Aveda toiletries made up for that.
Add to that really friendy, smiley staff, a leisurely breakfast, a location that's about 2 minutes from Kensington Gardens which is great for a relaxing stroll and I've found a totally fab romantic getaway.

Shabby chic. No just shabby.

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the height of the tourist season and the Gore decided to decorate. Why then ?.The room was ok although there was no radio and the tv was bed-sit quality. The residents lounge was closed for a meeting at 23.00 !!. The staff were excellent and its only saving grace.Look elsewhere for a bit more quality.

Quirky Pre-Boutique London

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have stayed at the Gore twice - once for an extended stay and more recently, for a short visit. The facilities and staff are exceptional for London hotels in this price range and you really feel like a resident of a hotel in a different time - one in which personalized service was stressed. The rooms are very small and undergoing refurbishment. The prices are quite high but not crazy and there are many lesser rooms in London in this range and the hotel's bar and restaurant are both above par. If a quirky, small hotel is what you're after, The Gore is a good choice. If you prefer modern luxury or minimalism, stay somewhere else. Do not however ask them to book you a cab...the cab drivers they use a ring of thieves.

Save your money and go somewhere decent!

from Alun4475
Opted for this hotel last year due to its close proximity to the Albert Hall.

Upon arrival, we were immediately struck by the musty smell and dark reception. The lift took an age to get to the 3rd floor and, when we arrived, the corridor had the feel of a 1970's seaside guest house, complete with Anaglypta wallpaper and soft carpets.

Our room was small and looked out onto the main road. There was no air conditioning and the room was so hot that you needed the window open to get any air - only problem was, it didn't open much. This meant that you were treated to the sound of traffic and sirens all night, whilst still stiflingly hot. Coupled with this was the fact that there was an obviously jetlagged businessman in the room next door who had his TV on all night meaning that we got no sleep at all. By 3.30am I was feeling pretty cheesed off!

We opted not to have breakfast there, going to the local Starbucks instead. Do yourself a favour - and don't bother.

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The London Parks Always get a hotel near a London park and spend some time walking in them - they are just wonderful and such a contrast to the hustle of the rest of the capital.

science museum This hotel is an ideal location for the science and natural history musems being just 5 minutes walk away.

favourite restaurant Boisedales Eccleston st , Victoria. Excellent steak. Scottish feel with late night jazz

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