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Taj 51 Buckingham Gate London

5 stars
51 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London, SW1E 6AF
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
15 reviews
Best place in London!

I took my daughter to London for her 16th birthday and we stayed at 51 Buckingham Gate, a Taj... See full review

  • Mom the world traveler
  • Jun 14, 2014
great service

The hotel is excellent. Service is excellent. One limitation is that they are not very good at... See full review

  • timbersdad
  • Nov 29, 2013
A royal residence in central London
For visitors looking for a "royal" London experience, 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences is the place to stay. The hotel is located in a quiet, narrow street off Victoria Street, in beautiful St. James Court. Graced with majestic Victorian-Edwardian stonework, this hotel is just steps from Buckingham Palace. Highlights here include evening entertainment in the hotel's courtyard where expensive liqueurs are served with a superb three-course meal. Operatic musical shows are performed throughout the summer. 
3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Located minutes from Buckingham Palace
  • Hotel received the 5 AA Red Star Award
  • Butler service available on request
51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences Rooms
51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences has classic, yet modernized rooms adorned with lime, chocolate-brown and neutral colors. The effect is an ambient and warm atmosphere for guests. The hotel has 86 deluxe suites with a choice of king or twin beds. Guests look forward to a fully-equipped sitting room featuring a fax machine, printer and DVD/CD player. Suites contain a kitchen complete with microwave oven, four-ringed hob, carving knives and sink area. Internet access is available (fees apply). Butler service is available upon request in all suites at 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences. The award-winning bathrooms contain separate showers and spacious bathtubs. Specialized suites are available for guests seeking a grander experience. Comfort and relaxation is the theme at 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences. 
Things to Do:
  • Houses of Parliament (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Big Ben (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Buckingham Palace (0.8 mi/1.2 km)
  • The London Eye (1.3 mi/2.2 km)
  • Harrods (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Hyde Park (2.2 mi/3.5 km)

Hotel Map

51.4987 -0.1379
Area served
Westminster, Victoria, Belgravia
Nearby airports
London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London City Airport, London Luton, London Stansted
Area description
51 Buckingham Gate is located in the heart of Westminster, moments from Buckingham Palace, and a short walk from many of London's most famous landmarks, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Tate Britain. It is the perfect location for business travellers, with most government offices located in close proximity.

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Taj 51 Buckingham Gate London Rooms

Falconers Suites
The stylish and homely Falconers One Bedroom Suite is approximately 64 square meters/688 square feet in size and features a bedroom with king or twin beds, a bathroom, separate living room and fully-equipped kitchen.

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Fitness Center
Spa

Nearby points of interest

  • Cardinal Place : 0.1 mi
  • Westminster: 0.1 mi
  • Guards Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Queen`s Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Cutty Sark: 0.2 mi
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Lambeth Palace: 0.2 mi
  • Crime Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Buckingham Palace: 0.2 mi
  • Victoria station: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Mews: 0.3 mi
  • St. James's Park: 0.3 mi
  • St James's Park: 0.4 mi
  • Houses of Parliament: 0.4 mi
  • Westminster Dragoons Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Cardinal Place : 0.1 mi
  • Westminster: 0.1 mi
  • Guards Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Queen`s Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Cutty Sark: 0.2 mi
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Lambeth Palace: 0.2 mi
  • Crime Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Buckingham Palace: 0.2 mi
  • Victoria station: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Mews: 0.3 mi
  • St. James's Park: 0.3 mi
  • St James's Park: 0.4 mi
  • Houses of Parliament: 0.4 mi
  • Westminster Dragoons Museum: 0.4 mi
  • St. Ann's Shopping Centre : 0.4 mi
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre : 0.4 mi
  • Westminster Abbey Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Green Park: 0.5 mi
  • Jewel Tower: 0.5 mi
  • National Army Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Palace of Westminster: 0.6 mi
  • River Thames: 0.6 mi
  • Big Ben: 0.6 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 0.6 mi
  • Piccadilly: 0.6 mi
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Admiralty Arch: 0.7 mi
  • Royal Academy of Arts: 0.7 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 0.7 mi
  • London School of Economics: 0.7 mi
  • Port of London: 0.7 mi
  • Tate Britain: 0.7 mi
  • Trafalgar Square: 0.7 mi
  • Royal Arcade : 0.8 mi
  • Nelson's Column: 0.8 mi
  • Canada House Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • National Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Westminster Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Benjamin Franklin House: 0.8 mi
  • British Optical Association Museum: 0.8 mi
  • British Music Experience: 0.8 mi
  • Pimlico: 0.8 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.8 mi

Dining

Quilon
Quilon is an oasis of calm and tranquillity in the heart of London SW1, with its beautifully understated interior and peaceful ambience.Chef Sriram Aylur is passionate about the philosophy behind Quilon - a passion for modern Indian South West coastal cuisine, a dedication to the freshest ingredients and a playful desire to blend traditional home-cooking with modern dishes for a thrilling and unique dining experience. Sriram imports more fresh Indian spices than any other Indian restaurant in Britain and grinds and mixes them carefully to create special recipes for Quilon. His goal of creating contemporary Indian South West Coastal fare, without compromising the soul of the cuisine has been achieved through a genuine love of food and a real understanding of the cultural and ethnic diversity of the region.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (15)

Ratings and reviews for Taj 51 Buckingham Gate London

Overall score

4.8 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
4.7
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.9
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.7

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Taj 51 Buckingham Gate London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Deluxtraveller
Business
Luxembourg
Jun 22, 2014

Business trip

Very welcoming and helpful staff. Good indian food experience at the hotel restaurant. Rooms would require shortly a renovation and bathtubs are really small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Taj 51 Buckingham Gate London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mom the world traveler
Atlanta, GA
Jun 14, 2014

Best place in London!

I took my daughter to London for her 16th birthday and we stayed at 51 Buckingham Gate, a Taj hotel. Everything was spectacular at the hotel. I could not have asked for anything better. The staff was unbelievably attentive. The room was beautiful and the bed extremely comfortable. My daughter brought her stuffed husky dog she's had for about 12 years and every night when we returned they had posed him in a new place and position after cleaning the room- this delighted her. Small touches like this are what makes this hotel more like a home than a hotel. One night we ate at a restaurant on the hotel property and we couldn't finish our meal. I asked for a to-go box- the staff instead had room service deliver it up to our room. I could go on and on. End result is that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We are planning to return to London next summer, and we will be returning to this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Hotel is central to everything in Westminster. Only a 5 minute walk to the tube (St. James Park) and Buckingham Palace is just down the street.

Review of Taj 51 Buckingham Gate London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
timbersdad
boston
Nov 29, 2013

great service

The hotel is excellent. Service is excellent. One limitation is that they are not very good at keeping rooms smoke free.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Taj 51 Buckingham Gate London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Steve Sale
Dorking
Jan 3, 2013

Amazing!

We were absolutely blown away by the service and the attention to detail of this hotel. We will certainly be returning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Taj 51 Buckingham Gate London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Distinguished Professor
Lubbock, Texas
Nov 26, 2012

Excellent Staff.

Outstanding. We will stay there again if we go there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Near underground and bus stations.

Review of Taj 51 Buckingham Gate London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ZDOUGLAS
VANCOUVER, WA
Sep 14, 2012

VERY HIGH CLASS HOTEL.

A LITTLE ON THE COSTLY SIDE IF A VACATION TRAVELER AND YOU ARE NOT IN ROOM OTHER THAN JUST TO SLEEP AND TOURING LONDON ALL DAY. SKIP THE BREAKFAST. RIDICULOUS PRICE CHARGED FOR COFFEE AND FRUIT. THIS IS AN EXPENSE ACCOUNT HOTEL. "THE DONALD" WOULD APPROVE.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Taj 51 Buckingham Gate London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ana Cris
Newton, MA, USA
Apr 15, 2012

Great Experience in a great place

I stayed at this hotel with my husband and 2 kids for one week. Everything was excellent. Upon our arrival, they sent us straight to have breakfast since we were starving and the staff came to us to do our check in. They also realized we were very tired having flown during the night plus a 5-hour time difference so they gave us a room to rest while our room was getting ready. When we got our apartment on the second floor, my husband didn't like the lack of a view and they upgraded us to another one on the third floor with a great view of the St. James Court. Our apartment was great: 3 bedrooms, living room and a full kitchen with a Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, washing/dryer machine. The hotel location is great: 2 min walk from the Buckingham Palace, 2 min from an Underground station, less than 10 min walk to the Westminster Abbey and Parliament. The staff could not be better. They made us feel like we were staying at a friend's house. The only reason why I gave a 4-star to Amenities was because in my apartment there was not an electrical outlet in any of the bathrooms which made it difficult when I needed to blow dry my hair and would make it hard for a man using an electrical shaver. But this would never prevent me from going back again and again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

For Indian food, don't miss the hotel restaurant Quilon. For a late afternoon drink, the lounge in the hotel's court. There is a Travelers Card you buy for one day, 2-days or a week to ride all buses, metros and trains without paying anything extra. Most of the museums are free.

Review of Taj 51 Buckingham Gate London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
r1ch12
Raleigh, NC
Aug 5, 2011

Wonderful Hotel and Location

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 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 am 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, which was very nice. 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. Overall 4.5 stars and would recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Taj 51 Buckingham Gate London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
r1ch12
Raleigh, NC
Aug 5, 2011

Wonderful Hotel and Location

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 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 am 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, which was very nice. 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. Overall 4.5 stars and would recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Taj 51 Buckingham Gate London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
jacksonville,fl
May 16, 2011

Best location and service in all our

Fabulous service from the front desk, concierge, restaurant and cleaning people. we have traveled to many large european cities but this suite was probably the best value, price, location and setting with its beautiful, relaxing courtyard.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

very close to buckingham palace, big ben and westminister abbey, the eye and london waterfront.

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