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“Peaceful oasis in the heart of london” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Kings Lynn
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Peaceful oasis in the heart of london”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Suite excellent. Staff could not have been more helpful - 5* service at all times. Loved the happy hour or two. Suite was great. Room service excellent Food in Bistro 51 superb.

A little noisy due to building work and school nearby - no double glazing, however these were only during the day and did not disturb our sleep,

The suites share facilities with the hotel next door which is also excellent.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Araceli-London, Manager at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and made the most of our facilities. Thank you for recognising our bedroom qualities and the service you received from my staff.

I am plased to let you know that all our building work has now been completed.

We hope to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind Regards

Araceli Rius-Perez - Hotel Manager
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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Huntsville, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

From check in to check out the team at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate made our experience wonderful. Upon arrival we were informed of an upgrade to a larger suite by a friendly and welcoming young lady at check in, it was roomy and well equipped. We enjoyed a welcome fruit arrangement in the living room as well as a basket of lovely snacks and staples in the kitchen. They even stocked the refrigerator with milk, eggs, and butter! They also include bottled water daily.

Vasi, the butler, was helpful and well informed. The concierge staff was absolutely amazing - Alex and Nelson in particular. They were a wealth of information and could not have been more friendly or helpful. We ordered room service and also enjoyed breakfast in the library. Room service food was just okay but service was prompt, library meals were excellent but a little pricey if it is not included in your package. Butler staff in the library were wonderful and attentive. The suite was serviced multiple times during the day. Housekeeping staff was excellent and our accommodations were spotless.

The hotel location was excellent - just a few minutes walk to Buckingham Palace and Big Ben & Westminster Abbey. St. James tube station two minute walk away, Victoria station 10 minute walk. My daughter and I felt comfortable by ourselves, even walking back from the theater (Wicked at the Apollo Victoria) at 10 pm - it took about 10 minutes. Just use the same caution you would in any large city.

The only somewhat negative comment I could make is that there was construction during our stay. The noise was limited to day time and minimal and a slight detour at the entrance was required. Did not diminish our visit in any way but if you have difficulty walking it may be a small issue for you.

I read so many positive Tripadvisor reviews before booking this hotel - believe them. Our experience was absolutely great and although the hotel itself was excellent the staff truly helped make our vacation memorable. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Araceli-London, Manager at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Thank you for revewing your recent stay at Taj 51 and many thanks for your kind words. it is great to hear that your experience with us was most enjoyable and that you truly appreciated every aspect of your stay.
I will be delighted to share your comments with the rest of my team and we very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind Regards


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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Wonderful hotel ! I am very much impressed by the wonderful location, fantastic food, extremely clean rooms and well maintained bathrooms. Stayed in this hotel for 5 nights, and they provided excellent service. I will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Araceli-London, Manager at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
I was thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and also the facilities of your suite. Our Location is ideal for sightseeing with Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament only a short walk from the hotel.

We hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back

Best Regards


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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at 51 Buckingham gate on Friday night. Our suite was spacious, with an amazing attention to detail from providing fresh fruit, excellent coffee making facilities, etc etc. The staff were gracious and considerate without being intrusive- a hard balance to achieve. The evening drinks and canapés in an intimate setting were a lovely prelude to dinner where we met some interesting guests. Would definitely stay again and recommend highly to the discerning traveller.

Stayed April 2014
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Araceli-London, Manager at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, although it was only for one night I was pleased you like the complimentary drinks and Canapes which are served in our Library every evening as well as the facilities of your suite.

Thank you for your comments on my staff, I have shared these with my team.

We look forward to welcoming you back

Kind Regards


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Senlis, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

we stayed for 3 nights at the buckingham gate (May 8 to 11 2014) and this was our first trip to london. We had a great time. The hotel itself is splendid and ideally located as very central. The suite was huge and full off little attentions that make a stay memorable. But the real experience was the staff. Everyone we met from the receptionist to the waiters and the concierges were extremely diligent and eager to help. We received plenty of good advice and suggestions on where to go and plans for the evening. So despite the weather, we had a perfect time.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Araceli-London, Manager at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and your experience of the Taj service, i am sorry the weather was not good during your visit but pleased this did not dampen your trip.

Wehopet o see you next time you are visiting London.

Kind Regards


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Grand Baie
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The Taj Hotels have always impressed me, even when I was a student and was visiting them to check out their facilities. Several years later, I am still impressed and have no hesitation to say that they are the best at what they do - create outstanding memories for their guests.
This hotel, I am led to believe, is a new acquisition for the Taj Group and they seem to have created another torchbearer for their shining image.
The Suites are perfect for long-stays and provide comfort and space in an otherwise cramped London.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Araceli-London, Manager at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
I am delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us. it is always wonderful and encouraging to receive such positive feedback. iI was particularly pleased to read how much you enjoyed the service provided by my team at Taj 51.

We look forrward to welcoming you back to 51 Buckingham Gate.

Kind Regards

Araceli Rius-Perez - Hotel Manager
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Southfield, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

If you read the reviews for this hotel, it becomes immediately clear that beyond the physical structure and other amenities, service is the key to this wonderful hotel. It's all true. From the moment you arrive you are taken care of in a way that's unusual at most other hotels. By your second day, everyone knows your name, but as importantly, your preferences.

The hotel's library offers a fine English breakfast in the morning, and tea later in the day/early evening. The service was impeccable and as you sat down, staff approached you to see if you wanted what you had the previous day, offered options, and were amazingly attentive.

The service extends throughout. On our last day we inquired about transportation to Heathrow. Our questions were taken care of, but many hours later, when walking through the lobby, the gentleman at the front desk sought us out to ensure that our ride will be waiting at the appropriate time. And it was.

While we were there, my daughter celebrated her birthday. We didn't inform the hotel (I think our travel agent did), and that evening when we came back to our room, a beautiful birthday cake with her name on it was waiting, with candles.

Speaking of the rooms, they are terrific - actually they are apartments. If you're staying in London for several days, it's the way to go. A full (beautiful) kitchen and living room, two bedrooms and bathrooms. And any questions or special needs that you have get taken care of immediately, and perfectly.

I could go on. In big ways and small, this is a truly outstanding hotel. London is a special city, and 51 Buckingham Gate adds to the excellence.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Araceli-London, Manager at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Thank you for your amazing review of Taj 51 Buckingham Gate. I am delighted that my team wowed you in so many different ways. We pride ourselves on our personalised service.

The breakfast team love to know their guests and the little touches like remembering your order from the previous day is just one of many.

I was also pleased to read that your daughter enjoyed her birthday cake. London is a very special city and your comments really mean a lot to us. We hope that you have some everlasting memories.

I have shared your comments with my team.

Thank you for recognising our bedroom qualities, exccellent location our little extras and wondeful staff.

We hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards

Araceli Rius-Perez - Hotel Manager
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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
#4 Luxury Hotel in London
#8 Romantic Hotel in London
#22 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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