The Gore Hotel
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Located in London (Kensington), The Gore Hotel is minutes from Royal Albert Hall and Imperial College London. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 50 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and 24-hour room service is provided. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in London? This hotel has facilities measuring 1679 square feet (156 square meters), including meeting rooms.
How to Get There
This hotel was selected for us when we booked a London trip through Costco. The property is a nice little time capsule, built in the early twentieth century and it has always been a hotel. It is consistent with the late Victorian/Edwardian "buzz" of the time. Our rooms were beautiful with period furnishings and fabrics. The linens were sumptuous - and ironed!. The amenities like tea/coffee pot with real milk, an umbrella and A FREE-TO-USE CELL PHONE (with transatlantic capability) were top shelf. While the continental breakfast was more than adequate and the bar was a casual and friendly watering hole , the best part of this hotel is the staff. Everyone was friendly, helpful and more than accommodating. When there was a little issue with our room, we were immediately moved to a nicer one (not necessary as the one we were in was pretty darn nice in the first place). I do not have everyone's name but Dragos, E.J. Julian and Mate (Ma-tay) were all wonderful... Had it not been for their help, we would not have been able to navigate the tube and bus system with our Oyster, figure out the best time to Uber things, confirm the quality of the restaurants/pubs we selected, and generally have a good time. The location of this hotel is perfect as well. It is away from congested bustle but close enough in and in a nice neighborhood (Right at Kensington Gardens)that we had no concerns about walking to dinner each night. Thank you all for a wonderful visit. (Ms. Donnell)
Came for a couple days on our first trip to London and everything was MAGNIFICENT! The rooms are cost and very clean, housekeeping fabulous, and the front desk absolutely SUPERB! Cannot wait for the next time I am in London, I will definitely be back!
The hotel is well situated, within a short walking distance from the Gloucester Road Tube station. Besides that, it is not far from Hyde Park and Kensington Palace, and the excellent museums in the neighborhood: National History and Victoria & Albert. The staff was quite helpful and gave us lots of information about transport and places to visit. The room was a bit small... I guess that's because it's London, isn't it? Anyway, it was very clean and quiet, and we even had a balcony, with a nice view of the street. The breakfast buffet was good, with several options for a hot plate choice. The price was fair enough, and the overall experience was excellent, I would definitely come back in the future.
The Gore is really impressive and charming with great history. A Victorian building extremely pleasant. I have been coming to the Gore for 6 years now and I can say the Hotel impressed me every time. Every time I come I noticed attention to details and improvements. They have added the handy phone in all rooms, which is extremely convenient especially for myself as I combine business trips with family time. Concierge is sorting out my family entertainment whilst I am busy working and the receptionists are extremely professional and friendly. The service I get here I never experience elsewhere. I have stayed in almost all Suites and can’t wait to try the Dame Nellie Suite next August. Thanks to the bar and restaurant our demanding requests were pleased and nothing was a problem for the staff.
Can’t wait to be back
I have stayed at the Gore approx 10 times in the past 5-6 years. I am also a frequent Starhotels customer. I thought the hotel got an initial «lift» after becoming a Starhotels hotel, but this is lost again.
Mediocre staff, mediocre rooms, mediocre restaurant, mediocre bar - everything here is mediocre, but the try to pass it off as exclusive.
A night of my stay this April was interrupted by a baby in the Room next door, crying all night. The walls are seriously paper thin at The Gore. It’s a tough situation to handle, is it the baby’s/parents fault? Is it the Hotels fault? - I had to change rooms in the middle of the night. It ruined my nights sleep and I had to move two Business meetings in the morning. Unacceptable
I brought this up with the hotel manager, her initial response was to offer me 2 breakfeasts for free. Again, unacceptable compensation for having a night sleep ruined.
I ended up getting 100£ deducted from my bill, too little for having a sleepless night, having to move Business meetings around.
That will be my last stay at this glorified 3* hotel.
P.S. I’m sure I could have been nicer to the hotel manager, but I can’t deal with no sleep