Wonderful Hotel and even better location. Right next to Buckingham Palace, about a 8 minute walk to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and London Eye and very close to both St. James and Victoria subway stations, so getting around very easy.
Our room was on 1st Floor (would have preferred higher level room) and only problem was their was construction of a new building across street and also some light construction outside of our room where they were repairing the elevator.
We were in a suite that was nice but don't know if I would call it 5 star. I have stayed in many 5 star hotels and in Paris right now and we are in a true 5 star Suite that 51 Buckingham doesn't compare to. I'd give it 4.5 though.
They do have a 6:30 - 8:30 happy hour where drinks are included--nice touch. Hotel staff and concierge were very nice and had no issues with service, except for a brief miscommunication at check-in with another person with same last name. Could happen to anyone.
Wifi is an extra $15 a day and not included. Just FYI.
Overall 4.5 stars and would recommend.
- 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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