I've been remiss in writing this as I've been a bit busy, but stayed at the 51 for a week on a business trip in March/April. I never tire of staying at the 51 because the service is so flawless and incredible. The welcome is genuine and warm and the standards are always of the highest.
Manageress Araceli Rius-Perez continues to lead with passion, innovation and integrity. Each guest gets the very best care and hospitality. As always, the staff are quite simply the best at what they do. I still believe they should be teaching others about hospitality. Perhaps the 51 School of Hospitality?
This trip was more business than pleasure, but the pleasure was knowing I could relax at the 51 every day I got back from work. I did have a business dinner in my suite one night and the food from Quilon was divine. My colleague, who resides in London, could not believe have wonderful the food was. The chef kindly accommodated food allergy issues for my colleague. Another day I met colleagues in the beautiful courtyard for drinks. The setting is lovely and hard to believe that you are in the centre of London. Our meeting went longer than we planned and so we progressed into the Library for drinks and canapes. Delicious!
As always the staff, from housekeeping, bellmen, butlers to concierges are friendly, but never intrusive. They make you feel welcome and that nothing is too much trouble. Vasi, Sergio and Iara are great butlers, dealing with whatever calamity you might have with complete calm and "can do" attitude. And then there's Nelson and Alex, concierge staff that handle all requests, no matter how wacky, with complete aplomb. I think Nelson might have magical powers, because I've never yet stumped him with any request I've had, even when I asked for a tape measure!
Stay at the 51, you won't be disappointed!
- 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:
- 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites And Residences Hotel London