The Goring Hotel
The Goring Hotel may be relatively small in size (there are only 69 rooms,) but it is infamous for its delicate Edwardian décor, unrivaled service and an exceptional list of fine wines.
Well-loved by those in the know for over a century, The Goring Hotel hit international headlines when it was selected as the hotel where The Duchess of Cambridge spent the night before her nuptials to Prince William in 2011. One night here and you’ll see why it was more than fit for future Royalty. Beautifully located in Belgravia, a short hop from Buckingham Palace and Green Park, this Edwardian “Baby grand” may be comparatively small in stature but it’s a leader in service, luxury and location. And, The Dining Room at The Goring has received its first Michelin star, so it holds a big draw for foodies, too.
For You -
The interconnecting family rooms are vast. The two bedrooms come with either a king or queen bed and doubles for the children so no need to squeeze into one small space. Guests enjoy complimentary membership at a fitness centre only a few moments walk from the hotel so your workout routine is taken of even though the hotel doesn’t have an on-site fitness area. Much-loved for its afternoon tea, there is a beautiful veranda perfect for enjoying scones on a warm summer’s day. The Edwardian Dining Room, with its sparkling chandelier-lighting and traditional British menu, makes the perfect spot for dinner alone (the kids can be well looked after in your room) or, if it’s just a drink you’re after, the fine wine list, enjoyed in The Bar and Lounge, is infamous.
For Them +
Babies are very well considered and, like all great baby-friendly hotels, you don’t need to pack much as you’ll find lotions, changing mates, nappy sacks, bath toys and bath safety mats waiting on arrival. All children receive a gift bag that includes a soft toy, colouring books, pens and a “Goring passport” for which they collect stamps in various parts of the hotel. The hotel has its very own Goring Bedtime Story Library from which young guests can borrow books to read before the fall asleep. And they are even invited into the hotel’s kitchen to don an apron and get baking with the Goring’s chefs.
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