Period Furnishings With Today's Technology
The Gore was established as a hotel back in 1892 but the current owners took over in 2006. The Gore has undergone extensive refurbishment so they can offer 'Tradition with a twist'. This description is true as the hotel uses period furniture so each of the 50 rooms has a sumptuous feel while they also offer flat-screen TVs and wi-fi throughout the hotel. There is also a 24-hour business center available so technology is not lacking.
LocationThe Gore is just around the corner from the Royal Albert Hall and less than a minute from Kensington Gardens. It is walking distance from the South Kensington Museums - V&A, Natural History Museum, and Science Museum - as well as shopping at Harrods.
The Gore Hotel, 190 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5EX
Tel: 020 7584 6601
Great Air-ConThe air-conditioning is superb and fitted throughout the building. The attention to detail is something The Gore can pride itself on as they always consider the time of day you are arriving so they can set the air-con appropriately and adjust the lighting too.
2 Rooms = Private CorridorIf you are traveling with friends or family, you can book two rooms opposite each other which means you also have a key to make the corridor private. This struck me as a great idea when traveling with children as you can offer them the independence of their own room but you can leave the doors open for peace of mind.
Bar 190 – The Gore Bar
Bistrot 190 – The Gore RestaurantThe restaurant is popular for pre- and post-theater dining, especially with its close location to the Royal Albert Hall. Fresh bread is baked daily and the one-page menu has just the right amount of options. Even though there wasn’t a vegetarian main course listed (there were starters and desserts) it was no problem for the chef to offer me a couple of veggie choices in minutes so I am certain they could help if you have dietary requirements. Anthony Worrall-Thompson was head chef at Bistrot 190 in the early 90s and has since gone on to be a world-famous celebrity chef. The philosophy at the time of opening was for quality food at affordable prices and Bistrot 190 can still offer this as well as exceptional service.
Superb AtmosphereThe Gore’s atmosphere is why guests return regularly as the staff make you feel like their most important guest every time you are there. A wonderful place to relax and be spoiled without an excessive price tag.
The Gore Hotel
190 Queen's Gate
Tel: 020 7584 6601
Hotel Website: www.gorehotel.com