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Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )   |  
Ranked #5 of 1,062 Hotels in London
New Delhi, India
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36 hotel reviews
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“The best place to stay for a week”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is a very well run hotel. The apartments are well maintained and great size. The location of the hotel is amazing with everything closely. The renovated two bedroom apartments are very well appointed. The kings block is tired and needs renovation so its best to ask for the renovated blocks. If breakfast is included in your price ( very rarely is) then make sure you go down to the cozy room with good quality food. Drinks from 6-7pm are on the house in the room behind the reception desk( they have a name but I cant remember it)

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

great hotel , great location , hotel staff was execellent. rooms r very good , hope to visit the same nextr time. execellent for families with childered.We stayed for 7 nights . staff was friendly and food was very good. london without Taj , cant imagine... will come back soon

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Excellent hotel with a fantastic location. the 1 room suite was well kept and equipped excellently. they certainly know how to treat their Indian guests well which includes a printed copy of the times of India every morning what more can one ask for... what london hotels should learn from them is that u dont ask for 2 quid for ice every time u call for it or charge for forks and knives come one if ur paying 300 pounds a night this should be complimentary as a courtesy... feels like home away from home

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We'd arranged to stay at the Crowne Plaza where we've stayed quite a few times now - we like the location and the ambience of the plave - nice un-stuffy place to chill out and relax. On checking in, the receptionist announced that we had been upgraded to a suite at 51 Buckingham Gate (which is right next door to the Crown Plaza, overlooking the central courtyard) – very nice!

Very pleasant young lady showed the way up to the suite which was pretty much a fully equipped one bedroom apartment – very impressive (I wished that we’d arranged to stay for the whole weekend rather than for just one night).

After an evening out (Jools Holland at the Royal Albert Hall) we returned to the busy foyer at the Crowne Plaza for a late night snack and drinks – food served very promptly and very nice (service was attentive without being overbearing). Nice way to relax and round off the evening.

Returning to the suite it had everything we could possibly require and more including three (!) televisions - huge bathroom with a big bath tub and separate walk in shower - very comfortable bed and slept really well (although the Johnny walker from the mini-bar probably helped a little with that). It was nice to be able to make tea in the morning using a proper tea pot.

Breakfast in the Bistro next morning was a busy affair (we somehow contrived to arrive at peak time) – the staff were rushed off their feet but coped really well with the demand for tables and in restocking the impressive hot and cold breakfast buffet.

Special mention to the staff at the hotel – the front desk, the waiters in the bar and in the bistro, the concierge and the staff attending the rooms – very personable, always a smile and a friendly greeting and always willing to help – this for us is what makes 51 Buckingham Gate and the Crowne Plaza really stand out.

A lovely stay and all too brief – we’ll be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights in November and had a great time! The staff was very courteous and the suite was very comfortable and luxurious-as you would expect. It was my wife's birthday and they were nice enough to send a plate of chocolates with Happy Birthday written on it. The location is superb. All in all I had a great time.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed in a two-bedroom suite for 5 days while in London for a family event and could not have been happier. The location is perfect; just a few minutes walk to Westminster and Buckingham Palace, and easy walking distance from Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, etc. The staff was extremely helpful, and the suite was beautiful. The kitchen was a real plus; it was well stocked with coffee, espresso, etc., and the ability to make a quick breakfast in the room let us get out early enough to avoid the crowds at places like the Tower of London. We would definitely come back again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Although we haven't yet stayed at this lovely hotel my husband and I visited for the second time today for champagne afternoon tea. The surroundings are impressive but comfortable, and it's not at all snoooty like some other london hotels. Staff are very friendly and welcoming, service was excellect and nothing was too much trouble.

We are planning to stay at the hotel for a special occasion and were shown one of the suite;, I can only say WOW!

Well located for site seeing, about a 15-20 minute walk from Westminster.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences

Address: 51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in London
#5 Luxury Hotel in London
#5 Family Hotel in London
#8 Romantic Hotel in London
#12 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences 5*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences is located in the heart of Westminster in Central London, minutes from Buckingham Palace. It's distinctly designed townhouses - Kings, Minsters and Falconers, have been beautifully restored to their iconic heritage. The 85 luxurious and elegant suites offer the space and exclusivity of a private home with their own separate kitchen and living area. Make the most of the premier Golden Keys Concierge services, tailored treatments at the Wellness Centre and a host of on-site dining options including Quilon, the signature Michelin star Indian South West coastal cuisine restaurant. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites And Residences Hotel London
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