Our stay at the Taj Suites was 6 nights at the end of our Europe honeymoon. The three most important things from our perspective were quality of sleep, food and service. Taj scores 10/10 on all three. From the moment we arrived, nothing was too much trouble, the breakfast in the library and the happy hour in the evening that we didn't get to enjoy as often we would have liked were relaxing, great quality and always attentive polite service.
A couple of really minor things can be improved. The lighting in bathroom was poor for makeup/shaving, and the addition of more storage shelves would have made our unpacking/stay easier, and I only offer this as the rooms are quite big and can provide for that without making them feel small.
The Nespresso machine and the washer/dryer were extensively used. The housekeeping was incredibly precise and attention to detail was great. After we got home, we agreed that bringing the bed from the Taj home would have been a good move (That's a first for a hotel).
Location as many others have mentioned was great. Walking distance to many attractions, and Tube, Bus routes within 3 minute walk and major Train station 10 minute walk.
Internet and the computer printer were used a lot.. printing maps etc and was a nice addition we've not seen elsewhere.
The trap we fell into as some others have is that the picture shown by Taj 51 you can't see from the road, so our taxi driver drove past and it took a minute for us to see the Taj flag... easier navigation is to just look for Crowne Plaza and walk down the lane on the RHS to the Taj 51 reception.
The only thing that would prevent us returning here is budget. It's not the cheapest option, but it surely must be one of the very best.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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