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The Goring Hotel Review: When the Duchess of Cambridge chose The Goring for her family to stay before the royal wedding, the hotel saw a new surge in popularity. Four generations of Gorings have run this hotel since it opened in 1910, and all that experience shows in the extremely high levels of personal service. That owner George Goring claims he has slept in every room and completely understands the intricacies of hotel management sums up the delightful and careful approach this property epitomizes. It's close to Victoria Station and Buckingham Palace, while being tucked away on a quiet side street. Even the façade with its attractive plants looks inviting. Quality is the buzzword here. Public rooms are delightful --- a welcoming entrance area with marble floors and chandeliers, a pretty lounge, The Garden Bar Terrace overlooking gardens and the more formal dining room serving good, traditional British meals. The afternoon tea is a pleasure. Bedrooms are nicely sized, with reproduction and antique furniture, while bathrooms are luxurious and well-equipped. Some rooms have private balconies overlooking the pretty gardens at the back of the hotel. This is a delightful place, old-fashioned in the sense of offering courteous service, yet up-to-date in terms of amenities such as high-speed Internet access, TV Internet and movies and music on demand.