The Gore Hotel

190 Queen's Gate, London, England
Kensington

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Hotel Description

If you need a respite from the corporate efficiency of London’s modern mega-hotels, you’ll appreciate the uniquely English spirit of the Gore. This charming boutique hotel is packed with history, its six floors abloom with Victorian eccentricity.

Sisters Ada and Fanny Cooke opened the Gore on this scenic tree-lined street in Kensington in 1892. Today it’s a bit of an exception in the hyper-luxe London hotel scene, as it seems to prize character well above luxury — which is not the backhanded compliment it sounds like, but a genuine one.

The Gore’s 50 guestrooms are individually decorated with exotic fabrics, antique furniture and period prints. Judy Garland was a past patron of The Gore, and when you stay in her namesake room you’re guaranteed a night’s rest in her old gilt wood bed. The Miss Ada room, named after one of the hotel’s founders, has a four-poster bed draped in crimson velvet and a bathroom with a toilet shaped like a throne. Though luxury-hotel devotees may find these rooms a bit sparse, wi-fi access and flat-screen televisions are standard throughout.

In-house you’ll find the well-regarded Bistro One Ninety Queen’s Gate, as well as the similarly clubby and intimate Bar 190. Unlike many modern London boutiques, The Gore plays up its classic Englishness, and its location in central Kensington only exaggerates the effect. Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall and countless other museums and attractions are within close walking distance, and the Gloucester Tube station is blocks away.

Please note: The hotel's façade will undergo renovations through August 2017. Work will take place daily from 9 am to 6 pm; every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 50 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

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3pm,

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  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 1 ft²/0 m².
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  • Classic Double

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 226 ft²/21 m².
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    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • Penhaligon's bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Classic Room - 1 Queen Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 226 ft²/21 m².
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    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • Penhaligon's bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior Double

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 247 ft²/23 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • Penhaligon's bath amenities
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior Double Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 247 ft²/23 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • Penhaligon's bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior Twin Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 247 ft²/23 m².
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    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
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    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior Twin Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 247 ft²/23 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • Penhaligon's bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 269 ft²/25 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Triple Room

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 269 ft²/25 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette bath amenities
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • The rates shown for this room category are for 3 guests.
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Miss Ada Signature Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 301 ft²/28 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • Penhaligon's bath amenities
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Judy Garland Signature Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 301 ft²/28 m².
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    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • Penhaligon's bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Lady Blessington Signature Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 301 ft²/28 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • Penhaligon's bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Dame Nellie Melba Signature Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 301 ft²/28 m².
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    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • chaise lounge
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • Penhaligon's bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Miss Fanny Signature Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 301 ft²/28 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • Penhaligon's bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Double Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 301 ft²/28 m².
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    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • Penhaligon's bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • The Tudor

    • Fits 2 people
    • 807 ft²/75 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • gas fireplace
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • Penhaligon's bath amenities
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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