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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 )   |  
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Berea, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

An absolutely amazing expirence...nicest staff (very friendly and helpful but give you your space), very large 2 bedroom falconer flat with a full kitchen and 2 baths made this feel like a home away from home. Very central 2 minutes from buckingham palace. Was worth every penny and would stay here again!!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences for three nights. From the moment we checked in, tired and weary from travel, until they graciously helped us depart, hurriedly and early, we were treated like royalty. Immaculate and comfortable. Location was wonderful. We walked to many attractions, and the on/off bus (a must for first-timers) was just a few blocks away. Hotel bar was inviting. Service was at-the-ready for anything you needed. Breakfast was fresh, plentiful with a nice variety. A wonderful place.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

51 Buckingham Gate is part of a complex of old mansions that includes the Crowne Plaza St James London. It operates as a B&B, but provides excellent service with great concierges, a bar with a very nice happy hour and wonderful staff. The hotel is quiet and provides mostly suites. A hidden gem in a central area near to Buckingham Palace and Westminster.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My partner and I chose this hotel based on prior trip advisor reviews. I must say they are correct. We spent nine nights at the hotel. We had the one bedroom Kings suite. The suite was nice and roomy. Upon arrival we received a welcome basket and fruit. Thomas and Alex assisted us with most arrangements. The service was spectacular. The suite had a washer/dryer and kitchen!

The highlight of my vacation was meeting Martin, the best sports massage therapist in the world! I mean he is the BEST! You can tell caring about people comes natural for him. He is true healer. I had an awful knot in my shoulder for more than one month. I had 3 massages in my home town with only some relief. After Martin was finished with me, the knot disappeared. I am usually skeptical about getting massages from hotels. I like deep tissue massages. Most hotel therapist do not know the appropriate techniques for healing muscle tightness and knots. I would recommend seeing Martin even if you are not staying at the hotel! If I lived in London he would be my full time therapist. Everyone needs a good massage!

I also recommend staying at this hotel the service we received was excellent. Every staff member was kind and knowledgable. We will definitely be back-Thanks to all of the staff at 51 Buckingham Gate!

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
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Savonlinna, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Super service from the first moment we arrived. Complimentary newspaper at your own language was a nice surprise. The staff was very helpfull. The location of the hotel was very good but a little bit hard to find for a firstimer because the entrance is in the inner courtyard.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We stayed for three nights in a Kings Junior Sweet. The hotel itself is located off the main road of Buckingham Gate in a beautiful little courtyard. The Crown Plaza hotel is what you will see from Buckingham Gate and the gated entrance for the courtyard is just to the right. Both hotels seem to be associated as you can eat breakfast at either the library of 51 or in the cafe at the Crown Plaza. We got the rate with breakfast included and it was fantastic. Very professional and attentive service in the Library starting with a basket of fresh pastries and a full menu of available hot breakfasts from the kitchen. Do not miss out, it was a perfect start to a long day of touring every day. The hotel staff in general was excellent and attentive. The concierge had long hours and helped us plan our days and evenings. Upon arrival we were showed to our room and given an orientation to the room and area. The room itself was very spacious and way more than we needed. A full living room and kitchen (not kitchenette, a full size eat in kitchen overlooking the church next door). Very clean and modern with an excellent bed. The location of the hotel could not be more central. Very quiet safe neighborhood at night literally a half a block from the palace. Pretty much everything else you would want to see on the short list of destinations was no more than a 10 min walk away. This place is obviously not a low budget option, but the comfort, convenience, and overall feel of the place was well worth it for us on such a short stay.

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  • Stayed October 2013, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed in numerous city centre hotels, but this is by far the best balance of location, quality, service, space and price. At check in, I was advised that this is the only Taj Group hotel in Europe, which surprises me, as they would go down a storm in Europe. The main thing that hits you is the quality and service you get here. James, my butler for my stay was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble - but you got the sense that he enjoyed his job, unlike the usual fake pleasantries you usually get. I encourage you to stay here if you are in London, don't be put off by the location, which I think is miles better than the West End or City - a 3 min walk to St James' Park tube then you're in the West End or City in no time.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences

Address: 51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF, England
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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
#2 Family Hotel in London
#5 Casino Hotel in London
#5 Luxury Hotel in London
#10 Romantic Hotel in London
#13 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences 5*
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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