Hotel in Detail:The Gore Hotel was first opened as a hotel way back in 1892 while the building itself dates back to 1864. The hotel is actually made up of two nineteenth century mansions. Today its a stylish Victorian hotel with modern amenities and facilities.
The individual guestrooms are decorated with antique furnishings and prints and all have air-conditioning. Some rooms are named after the famous people who once stayed in them, including Judy Garland and Dame Nellie Melba. An eclectic collection of antique pictures and prints covers every inch of wall space and the ornate beds are made up with pure white Egyptian cotton bed linen. All guest rooms have ornate gilt mirrors, chandeliers. Every bedroom comes with free wireless Internet access, flat screen TV, DVD player, direct dial telephone, safe and minibar. Bathrooms come with top brand toiletries, dressinggown, slippers and a monsoon shower.
Deluxe rooms all have a lavish, stylish and exotic style.
Luxury Doubles have oak carved four-poster or half-tester beds They also have a safe and DVD player.
Floors have lift access. 24 hour room service.
Dining Options:The Gore hotel boasts an award winning restaurant and a popular bar Open to non-residents as well.
The hotel restaurant, Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate, serves modern European cuisine. Known for its fine food this is an informal and lively all-day restaurant with an upbeat feel. 2/3 course set menus are available for pre/post theatre dining. Last orders are taken until 11.30pm while guests can stay in the restaurant till 01.00am!
Also serves a traditional Afternoon Tea (Champagne option) with a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and berries and patisserie.
With its ornate plaster ceiling, Art Deco and mahogany panelled walls, the intimate and chic 'Bar 190' is a popular choice. Serving cocktails as guest relax in plump leather sofas. A nice feature is the 6 seat VIP area Cinderella's Carriage which can be pre-booked. The bar is also host to regular party theme nights.
Hotel has a library lounge area for guests.
4 air-conditioned meeting and event rooms are available for hire.
190 The Gore Hotel of course has a concierge service to help with a range of services including luggage storage.
This is an all no-smoking hotel.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Gloucester Road 0.4 miles (0.7 km), Railway Station: West Brompton 1.1 miles (1.8 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.3 miles (6.9 km). The Gore Hotel is located in the central location of South Kensington, just west of the very centre of London. An upmarket and smart area of London and just behind the Royal Albert Hall (famous music and events venue). Also a very short walk (100 yards) from Hyde Park and Kensington Palace. Close by is the fashionable and popular shopping area of Kensington High Street and a little further on finds Knightsbridge (home the world famous Harrods department store). Other popular areas for the London visitor in the surrounding area include Notting Hill, Sloane Street and Kings Road Chelsea. Other nearby attractions include the Albert Memorial (0.3 miles), Serpentine Gallery (0.4 miles), Natural History and Science museums (0.4 miles) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (0.5 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 50/ 6 floors
Check-in: 13.30 (1.30 pm)
Check-out: 11.30 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf you prefer to stay with the Starhotels chain these are your closest alternative choices:
Pelham Hotel: is 0.5 miles (0.7 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 88% and rates start from about £210.
Franklin Hotel London: is 0.6 miles (0.9 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 92% and base rates begin at about £230.
Branding: Part of StarHotels group.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 83%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Starhotels Hotels across the chain average 88% so this hotel is rated as average when compared to other Starhotels hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 389th from 866 London hotels, 3rd of 3 Starhotels Hotels, and 175th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Chamberlain Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £87 and which has a 91% guest satisfaction rating. The Chamberlain Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 5 Star South Place Hotel ticks many of the right boxes, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The South Place Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (190 Queens Gate, SW7 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.7 miles (1.1 km) radius. The 50 consist of 10 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 31 four star hotels (average rating 81%) and 9 three star hotels (average rating 76%). Top 4 star hotel is Fifty Four Boutique Hotel at 97%. Of these hotels the highest rated are Milestone Hotel and Apartments (5 star) and also the Egerton House Hotel (5 star) (both joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 50 nearby hotels at £143 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £49 at Eden Plaza Hotel (3 Star, 75%) and the Montana Hotel (3 Star, 80%) to a high of £378 at Baglioni Hotel (5 Star, 91%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £248, Four Star average: £128 and Three Star average: £78.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank The Gore Hotel 14th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 7th (joint) for the 31 four star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 33rd of 50 (23rd of 31 four star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 14th of 46 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Egerton House Hotel was top).
Past Names: The Gore Hotel 1892 (2008)
Comment: Sister hotel to The Pelham Hotel
History:The Gore has been a hotel ever since it was built, more than a century ago, apart from a four year stretch when it served as the Turkish Embassy. At the turn of the century, it was listed in the contemporary guides as an establishment of superior standard "in the most favourite and fashionable part of the Metropolis" boasting men in livery, running hot and cold water, horse drawn carriages for the use of clients and even a hydraulic lift worked by mains pressure supplied underground by the London Hydraulic Company.
Famous past guests include Judy Garland, Charles Dickens and Judy Garland.
The Bistro restaurant has been around since the 1950s, when 400 people a night would dine on roast suckling pig in the hotel's Elizabethan Rooms