We picked this hotel for our weekend in London as it was convenient for the Royal Albert Hall and seemed to offer plenty of delightful features, especially as we wanted rooms with four poster beds and unusual furnishings. It certainly fulfilled most of our expectations but with some reservations. We had chosen particular rooms based upon visiting the hotel in advance and looking for what we wanted. This was about 3 weeks before our intended stay and the staff were more than helpful. We had a letter confirming our two rooms. However on arrival we were only given one of these - the other had been allocated to someone else in the period between booking and arriving. Most disappointing, especially as there was no adequate explanation. 24 hours later we were told the reason based upon maintenance issues. There was some mention of compensation of some kind but it never happened. So beware, choosing the room you really like is no guarantee! Generally the service was good, as was the breakfast (no warning though that £2.20 would be added on for tips!). The lounge provides papers (ordering your own costs £2) and drinks (there is no facility in the room for making your own). Water is provided in the room, and there was a welcome gift of a small box of chocolates. However, the TV is old with few channels, and the wi-fi is not free, in fact it is prohibitively expensive (as is the mini-bar!!). The bathroom products were excellent. Overall a good experience, but not quite as good as some hotels of similar quality - improvements could be made. As for value, this is fine if you get a deal and/or are prepared to pay for a luxury double or more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The renovation at The Gore are completed! We invite you to come (or come back) to experience our newly renovated luxury boutique hotel in the heart of South Kensington! Established in 1892, The Gore – Starhotels Collezione oozes history from every pore, with a story to tell from every room. The 50 lavishly-appointed bedrooms range from Classic and Superior rooms through Deluxe Doubles and Junior Suites to the signature Tudor Room. All are individually furnished with hand-picked pieces, period pictures and ornate feature beds. The food at The Gore comes under the guiding hand of dynamic French Michelin starred Chef Daniel Galmiche, whose classic British cuisine is delivered with a contemporary French twist and a rustic charm. The Bar 190, best known as the location for the launch and photoshoot for The Rolling Stones’ 1968 album Beggars Banquet, plays host to an extensive range of spirits, with notably large collections of whiskies and rums. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gore Hotel London