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Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites and Residences

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Typical Taj experience. Everything was just perfect except of one thing. Great rooms, fantastic staff and service but the so called SPA (talking about Sauna, Steamroom and Showers not about the treatment facilities) was just horrible. They should not provide this to guests.

The location is phenomenal, but it's the staff who make this hotel. Outstanding service all around.

Staff bends over backwards to accommodate guests. The ultimate: a private butler handles your check-in while you sit comfortably in a luxurious lounge!

We loved our stay here. The room was huge and beautiful. It was more like a luxury apartment. In addition to the great room it was a great location on a quiet street. The service was exceptional as well. We will certainly stay here again the next time we come to London.

reasonable food prices. Big rooms! Even a kitchen. Very clean and nice service !

This is an exquisite hotel. The in-room amenities were amazing: the most comfy, plush, and cozy bed, beautiful kitchen with complimentary coffee/tea and creamer, and dimmer lighting. That's just to name a few... The cleaning and concierge staff were extremely accommodating and made our stay a once in a lifetime trip.

I had, by far, the best hotel experience. The hotel, staff and location were amazing. I will definitely stay at this hotel on my next trip to London

We couldn't have been happier. The apartment was spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. Not a single complaint. I would happily stay here again.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

My family stayed in a 2-bedroom suite that also included 2 baths and even a kitchen. Everything was just perfect. The service just couldn't have been better, from the minute we arrived until we checked out. The staff just bent over backwards to accommodate any request, but they even seemed to anticipate our needs before we had to make a request. An example: I arrived with a slight medical problem (turned out to be nothing). The concierge brought up to our room a "home remedy" that her grandma used in the past! How sweet is that? Rooms were spotless and well-stocked. We were welcomed with a plate of fresh fruit as well as fresh flowers in the room. There was plenty of FREE bottled water in the room (when does that ever happen these days?). We loved and appreciated every single minute of our stay at the Taj. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in London.

The staff at this hotel is superb. Our every need and request was catered to. The hotel itself is extremely clean and very quiet. Probably the best hotel we have ever stayed in.

51 Buckingham Gate London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Buckingham Palace and Big Ben
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in London City Centre, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites and Residences is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Buckingham Palace and Victoria Palace Theatre. This 5-star hotel has 85 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central London and also a short walk from Big Ben and St. James Park.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Bistro 51, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All 85 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with wired Internet and free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include washers/dryers, iPod docks, and minibars.


Property features

Renovated in 2014, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites and Residences offers a full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and a sauna. Transportation is made easy with limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Falconers)

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Kings)

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 2 Bedrooms (Falconers)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms (Minsters)

King 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Taj 51 Buckingham Gate

Everyone (1) Couples (10) Business (1) Family (6)
4

perfect hotel....... but.....

Everyone

Typical Taj experience. Everything was just perfect except of one thing. Great rooms, fantastic staff and service but the so called SPA (talking about Sauna, Steamroom and Showers not about the treatment facilities) was just horrible. They should not provide this to guests.

By , from Zurich on May 1, 2017

5

wonderful hotel

Couples

The location is phenomenal, but it's the staff who make this hotel. Outstanding service all around.

By on Oct 16, 2015

5

a perfect hotel

Couples

Staff bends over backwards to accommodate guests. The ultimate: a private butler handles your check-in while you sit comfortably in a luxurious lounge!

By on Sep 27, 2015

5

beautiful hotel

Families

We loved our stay here. The room was huge and beautiful. It was more like a luxury apartment. In addition to the great room it was a great location on a quiet street. The service was exceptional as well. We will certainly stay here again the next time we come to London.

By on Mar 10, 2015

5

best value

Couples

reasonable food prices. Big rooms! Even a kitchen. Very clean and nice service !

By on Nov 7, 2014

5

luxurious memorable trip

Couples

This is an exquisite hotel. The in-room amenities were amazing: the most comfy, plush, and cozy bed, beautiful kitchen with complimentary coffee/tea and creamer, and dimmer lighting. That's just to name a few... The cleaning and concierge staff were extremely accommodating and made our stay a once in a lifetime trip.

By on Sep 15, 2014

5

amazing!!

Couples

I had, by far, the best hotel experience. The hotel, staff and location were amazing. I will definitely stay at this hotel on my next trip to London

By on Sep 8, 2014

5

fantastic hotel

Families

We couldn't have been happier. The apartment was spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. Not a single complaint. I would happily stay here again.

By on Aug 11, 2014

4

business trip

BusinessTravelers

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

By on Jun 22, 2014

5

best place in london!

Families

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.

By on Jun 14, 2014