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Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF, England (Westminster)   |  
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Fantastic stay at this hotel, great location, great service. Was upgraded on arrival and everything was perfect. The staff assisted us with restaurants, attractions, travel tickets, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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James S, Manager at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, responded to this review, October 1, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at 51 Buckingham Gate.

I was please to read that you were happy with your suite upgrade and delighted you enjoyed the great Taj Service we offer, as well as our central location.

I was delighted to read that you dined in our Michelin Star Restaurant Quilon and enjoyed our delightful afternoon tea in Hamptons bar.

We hope we have the opportunity of welcoming back again.

Kind Regards


Araceli Ruis-Perez Hotel Manager
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I am a huge fan of the Taj hotels having stayed at many around the world. Taj 51 is next door to the Taj St James Court. (Do NOT stay there.....very noisy and awful service). Taj 51 is a gorgeous property with lovely large suites. Our room was a King Suite and had a large bedroom, separate large living room, small modern kitchen, and a reasonable bathroom. (I would have given this hotel 5 stars if the bathroom had been as impressive as the rest of the room, but the bathroom was quite small).

The service is fantastic and they were always offering help with transportation, reservations, anything you need. Wifi is free. There is no parking.

They offer a full continental and made to order breakfast. My only complaint is that the continental breakfast, although offered a lot of options and was delicious, really wasnt work 20 GBP. It should have been included in the (extremely high) price.

The location is PERFECT. It is a 5 minute walk to Buckingham Palace; 7 minutes to Clarence house/St James Palace; 15 minute walk to Big Ben/Houses of Parliament/Westminster Abbey; 7 minute drive to Harrods (probably about 25 minute walk); 10 minute walk to Trafalgar Square.......everything is very close.

Try the attached, Michelin starred Quinlon restaurant. It is amazing south west Indian food. it is unlike anything you have tried.The flavors are unique with loads of both meat and vegetarian options.

Bistro 51 has a great Ahi Tuna Tartar and a lovely afternoon tea.

The price to stay here can be VERY high but is expected due to the room size and location.

Although this Taj property isnt as nice a some of those located in South Africa and India, it is still a very nice property and will not disappoint.

Room Tip: Request a room on a higher level to avoid any noise concerns.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I cannot say enough how much my wife and I enjoyed our stay at Taj 51. We were in London for four days celebrating our 15th anniversary and we had not been on a trip since our kids were born over 8 years ago. Without stating the obvious, this was a very special trip for us. You have probably read about the service at the Taj and because we read these with a bit of caution we were slightly skeptical that it would live up to our expectations. Well our expectations were not met, but exceeded with flying colors. We packed about seven days of activities into four and all of this was made so much easier by service unlike any my wife and I have ever enjoyed. From several weeks before our trip to our actual stay in London, the staff was on top of everything. I felt like a pest before our trip by emailing every random question and request and they responded with timely well thoughtout answers that made our trip planning especially effortless. We have been places where the concierge will tell you how do things or help point you in the right direction, but the concierges at the Taj would handle everything from event tickets to train tickets and even dinner reservations. They even knew our names from the moment we stepped in until we left no matter who was on duty. The accommodations were fantastic and they have a really nice canape and drink event nightly and the hotel location is fantastic. Staying at Taj 51 was truly one of the best experiences my wife and I have been apart of.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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James S, Manager at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, responded to this review, October 1, 2014
First Congratulations on your 15th Wedding Anniversary .

It is fantastic to read that you had a wonderful stay at 51 Buckingham Gate and you found the staff to be courteous and helpful. It is always wonderful to hear such positive feedback, which serves as a great motivator to my team. It shows them that their passion and efforts to provide exceptional service and go that extra mile are appreciated by those who receive it.

I was pleased to read that you were able to join us for complimentary drink and Canapes in the Library each evening.

We hope the memories you have of your stay will be with you forever and we hope to welcome back to 51 Buckingham gate.

Best Regards


Araceil Ruis-Perez - Hotel Manager
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Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

this hotel never fails to suprise me on each and every visit. the suites are beautiful the staff are charming, helpful and in abundence. we had a fantastic stay. thank you all again we will be returning very soon.

if your looking for a flagship hotel in london ypu wont be disapointed.

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James S, Manager at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, responded to this review, October 1, 2014
Thank you for posting a lovely review of your stay at 51 Buckingham Gate London.

We always enjoy welcoming back our guests, which is a compliment in itself. We are delighted to hear you will be back as we cannot wait to offer you our warm Taj welcome on your return.

Look forward to welcoming you back the Taj way.

Best Regards


Araceli Ruis-Perez - Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I stayed at this hotel to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We stayed in one of the Minister suites which was simply fantastic. The rooms were equipped with everything that we needed for a 3 day stay. The location was great and the breakfasts were lovely. The staff are so attentive and are a credit to the hotel. We were made to feel extra special and it really added to the weekend. We will definitely stay at this hotel again. I would go as far to say that this hotel is the best in London - Mr Thorpe

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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James S, Manager at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Dear Mr Thrope.

First may I congratulate you both on your 10th Wedding Anniversary.

Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us with other Tripadvisors.

I was delighted to read you enjoyed your stay in one of our Minster Suites and the facilities of your suite.

I was also pleased to read my staff made you feel special during your stay.

It is always wonderful to hear such positive feedback, which serves as a great motivator to my team.

We look forward to wecolming you back again soon.

Best Regards

Araceli Ruis-Perez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The service and the rooms were superb, is our first visit in London and they make this moment unforgetable..! Is close to the sub station, you have all the main attractions from London just by walking, they have a wonderful cafe cross the street, for a good breakfast before the tourist walk.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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James S, Manager at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate.

I was delighted to read you enjoyed your suite and our famous Taj Service. I was pleased to read that your first trip to London and my team created a nice memory for you.

We are within walking distant to many attractions around London includling Buckingham Palace, House of Commons, Ben Big and many more and with St. James Park Tube Station only 2 minutes walk away.

I hope that your next visit to London we will be able to welcoming you back to Taj London.

Best Regards

Araceli Ruis-Perez
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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44 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We have stayed here often and from our understanding the hotel was taken back by the Taj group following management by another hotel chain. The hotel is synonymous with the Taj chain, which is our favourite chain of hotel and renowned for its superb service. Same for this hotel, service was excellent and surprisingly personal for a hotel of this size. Nothing was too much trouble. We were in a junior suite so there was plenty of room with TVs in both rooms.
Beautiful courtyard with a fountain. Luckily the weather was great and we were able to enjoy lunches out there.

Wifi excellent – free and fast.

Perfect location and walking distance to Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Big Ben, Green Park, St James Park, Victoria, Piccadilly and many other top spots. The tube station is just around the corner.

Highly recommended

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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James S, Manager at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, responded to this review, October 1, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent Stay at the Taj London.

I was delighted to read that you not only enjoyed your stay but the service your received as well. The courtyard is an excellent place to eat during the summer months.

I hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back .

Best Regards


Araceli Ruis-Perez Hotel Manager
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Address: 51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in London
#3 Family Hotel in London
#5 Luxury Hotel in London
#6 Business Hotel in London
#13 Romantic 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 offers authentic luxury experiences in a bespoke and personalised environment a gemstone's throw from Buckingham Palace. It comprises three Victorian townhouses - Kings, Minsters and Falconers, each distinctly designed and beautifully restored to their iconic heritage. The 85 luxurious suites and residences with butler service offer the space and exclusivity of a private home each with their own separate kitchen and living area. Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences reflects the universally acclaimed warmth and personalised service that the Taj is recognised for as one of the finest in the world. Treading the path from tradition to tomorrow, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences redefines the meaning of luxury, creating a distinctive, customised and exclusive Taj experience. Make the most of complimentary wi-fi, the premier Golden Keys Concierge service, 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 and Kona, showcasing the colours, flavours and vibrancy of contemporary Europe. ... more   less 
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