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Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences
Ranked #5 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
virginia, USA
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“Wonderful experience!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

This is a very overdue review for our stay at 51 Buckingham Gate in October 2012. Everything about the hotel was perfect. We visited with our two young children, aged 4 years and 7 months and we wanted a place that was convenient, had a kitchen, and had enough room for us to not feel cramped after a week long stay in London. It was a perfect place to stay with kids. First of all, the very nice concierge stocked our kitchen with bread, milk, eggs, orange juice, tea and coffee, biscuits etc. Breakfast was included in our price so we ended up eating in the dining room most days. On the second day we realized that in addition to the regular menu, there is a special "Indian breakfast" each day. It was invariably delicious. The staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating of our children. They seemed to genuinely care if we were comfortable and made sure our children enjoyed the food as well. Afternoon tea in the dining room was actually quite nice as well.
The location was perfect--easy access to the Tube, a quick walk to St James Park (the dining room staff gave our daughter a bag of bread to feed the ducks), and a stone's throw from Buckingham palace.
The apartment itself was very comfortable. It was not quite as high end appearing as other Taj properties we've stayed at, but it is spacious, clean, comfortable, and the bathrooms and kitchen were very nice.
We had a 2 bedroom apartment and it was probably bigger than we'd be living in if we actually lived in London! The wifi was fast and easy to access. The kitchen was fully stocked with pots, plates, and utensils. It truly felt like a home away from home and we would certainly try to stay here on any future trips to London.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Went there for a special week end with my partner and that place is truly 7 star service all the way. Hidden away from the city busy roads, it is a world apart. The staff are real professionals and yet most friendly and helpful.
If you are lucky enough to have afternoon tea in the library, go for it. Its a great experience.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

You will not find a better hotel in London! From the time we checked in until we left, we were treated like we lived down the street at Buckingham Palace! The service was 5 stars, people were friendly and helpful. It is a great value for the dollar. Luxury, location and service. The perfect start to our European Vacation!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This hotel deserves the accolades it has received. The accommodation, facilities and service are excellent. The location means that most major attractions are within walking distance. I have difficulty in judging value for money, not being used to such luxury. However if you can afford the best, considering it is about twice the price of 'ordinary' hotels in Central London, this is good value.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2013

From the moment of arrival to the time you leave, the service at this hotel is out of the world.

There is literally nothing to criticise and everything to applaud.

The size and standard of the rooms is wonderful. The free canapes and drinks early evening are a pleasant surprise.

I won't hesitate to make this hotel my first choice on future London trips

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I can't say enough about this hotel and the staff. It is gorgeous and truly 5* quality. The service was outstanding and they were excellent with our kids (ages 4 and 8). They upgraded us upon arrival and made the boys (and me and my husband) feel special from the time we arrived. They provided special gift bags for the kids (which they are still using and carrying around), the movies with drinks and popcorn was also a nice touch, and the breakfast was phenomenal. They very much exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend! It is worth every penny.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed with my family and the staff at 51 Buckingham Gate were superb and attentive throughout.
We have five year old daughters and informed staff before we arrived, and they laid out mini dressing gowns, slippers and Hamleys gift bags for the girls. My wife got some time in the spa while we occupied ourselves with the toys in the gift bag. It's a shoes throw from Buckingham Palace ad the staff are the most courteous I have ever experienced. I travel for work around 20 times a year and have stayed in some of the best hotels in the world. This was the best, most accommodating experience of staff I've had, especially as we were a young family.

Without a doubt the best family hotel in London. We didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences
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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in London
#5 Business Hotel in London
#5 Luxury Hotel in London
#8 Family Hotel in London
#20 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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