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Review of Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences

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Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences
Ranked #5 of 1,089 Hotels in London
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“"What an Experience"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

I can see by the other reviews on here that i am only adding to what everybody else is saying. We were staying here this wekend in a three bedroom suite with a street balcony and a fully fitted kitchen - wow! The suite, the staff and the location are all worth mentioning as i couldnt fault any of them. We are that impressed that we have decided to go back in a months time. Once again thanks to all the lovely staff. The Steele Family were more than impressed.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

Stayed here for a girlstrip. We stayed at one of the two bedrooms suite. It was one of the nicest suites I've ever seen! The staff was extremly friendly and serviceminded! We ordred breakfast that was delivered to th room! A great way to start the day! I would defently stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a week over Christmas. Flawless, friendly, extremely helpful, outgoing staff who bent over backwards for ANY request or accommodation. A rollaway bed that was COMFORTABLE arrived for our daughter, a London college student at no extra charge. Outstanding concierge suggestions and seemingly impossible to get reservations materialized. Every staff member made us feel like welcomed extended family. Breakfast, high tea and happy hour daily in the beautifully appointed library-- all complimentary, all delicious. The gym and spa were clean and always available. Loved the location walking distance from several tube stops and Buckingham Palace. I travel a lot and would compare 51 Buckingham Gate with the best small luxury hotels in the world. A rave review for this well deserved staff and property.

Room Tip: We stayed in a King Suite that was like a luxury apartment: fully equipped kitchen, laundry machines...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

We stayed at the Taj Buckingham Gate for 7 nights over Christmas week (2 adults 2 teens). We had a suite with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining room and a kitchen. The rooms were large and comfortable. The staff was amazingly nice and accomodating. Rooms were serviced twice a day. Breakfast was great in our building. Guests has the option of going across the courtyard for breakfast if our area did not have tables available. Although the location was quiet and not in the "thick" of London life, we were down the street from Buckinham Palace and only a 3 minute walk from the St James's Tube stop.

Room Tip: The hotel is on a courtyard and very quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Eastford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

The Taj at 51 Buckingham Gate was our location for six nights during Christmas. Our large room had a well-equipped kitchen, a large bathroom with towel warmer, two sinks, a large soaking tub and shower. There was a radio, iPod player, choices of new and old movies, and even popcorn if you want to eat while watching a film.
The service was impeccable. From the concierge, to the front desk, the housekeeping staff, to the wait staff - everyone was helpful, friendly and gracious.
Everyday at 6:30 they serve drinks (anything you want), or tea, with hors o'deuvres. After walking the city all day long, this was a welcome respite.
There are several excellent restaurants attached to this hotel. Or, if you wish to eat in the room, you can order pretty much anything and they will bring it to you.
The location of the hotel was superb. And, it was in a quiet area off of a main street. You did not hear traffic during the night as you would in NYC.
The best of all was the bed. It was the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. The linens were very high quality. Each night there would be a bottle of water and a box of chocolates on our bedside tables. No charge. Also free was internet access, daily newspapers, a fruit bowl. A case full of umbrellas was in our hallway. We needed them everyday of our trip! Windows that open are always welcome.
On Christmas Day a stocking filled with fruit and goodies was delivered to our room. What a surprise.
We travel ALOT. This hotel will stand out with us as one of the best ever.

Room Tip: We did not have a view from our room. Normally, this would bother us. However, we were so busy see...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

Private car pickup at Heathrow, very early check-in, a wonderfully furnished and remodeled 7th floor penthouse suite, unfailingly courteous, prompt service. Pamper yourself with a stay at the 51. Manager Araceli Rius-Perez runs a tight, flawlessly performing ship.The multinational staff provide the level of service one only reads about. Half a block to Buckingham Palace, 10 minute walk to Parliament Square. Breakfast served 7:30-11:30; drinks and canapes each evening 6:30-8:30. A perfect way to savor Christmas Week in London. Do likewise.

Room Tip: Suite 1173 newly remodeled, overlooks Buckingham palace; rooms with courtyard views also great
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012

Having a young baby we decided to stay in a suite and the Taj were excellent in catering for baby's needs - nothing was too much trouble, with some lovely touches and thoughts and provided promptly.

The staff at the hotel are amongst the friendliest, most welcoming bunch I have met and this level of service was provided by everyone we came into contact with.

I feel a little churlish mentioning it in the title but yes the suite was dated and definitely tired. We stayed in a Falconers one bedroomed suite - at a good rate - and I wondered whether we had been given a less desirable room as a result? I felt a little disappointed on first arrival given the images I had seen online - however despite its amazing, very central location it was exceptionally quiet - we slept better than we had in months on a super comfy bed - and ordered excellent room service on both nights from the Michelin starred restaurant and another onsite.

Would I stay again? A little torn on this - the welcoming staff made all the difference when considering the review but I'd like to hear that there was renovation in the pipeline as maybe we were just unfortunate on our room allocation.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Property: Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences
Address: 51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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