Hotel in Detail:51 Buckingham Gate offers contemporary designed interiors with modern furnishings and fabrics, fine bone china, and original artwork. The inner courtyard garden is a main focus of the apartments and has won awards in the past. Boasts some of the largest junior suites in London.
51 Buckingham Gate is made up of three individually designed buildings, 'Kings', 'Minsters' and 'Falconers'.
The Kings town house features urban chic décor and hosts the junior and one bedroom suites. It features a floor of residences of up to seven bedrooms (with three lounge rooms) and a select number of three bedroom suites. Kings town house has its own private entrance offering discretion to all guests, whilst benefiting from the amenities and services of a five star luxury hotel.
Minsters town house offers contemporary and chic accommodation and state-of-the-art technology. It is the entrance to 51 Buckingham Gate and holds all of the hotel's signature suites, some overlooking the secluded Courtyard at 51.
The Falconers town house offers stylish and homely British décor and hosts one and two bedroom suites, which can form residences of up to seven bedrooms.
All apartments feature limestone floors and muted colour palettes to create an oasis of calm and style. Wireless and fixed high speed internet access in all suites and throughout the building.
Bathrooms come wiith Molton Brown bath oils and Egyptian cotton sheets. Amenities include Ivor Spencer-trained butler service, fully equipped kitchen, washing machines on request, DVD/CD player, in-room safe, two-line speakerphones, a private telephone number, fax/printer with laptop connection, phone with data port and voicemail.
The apartments feature 24 hour concierge services and 24 hour in-room dining and a twice daily maid service. Facilities include a High-tech Fitness Centre, Spa (Included In The Worlds 101 Best Spas By Harpers And Queen) and Twice daily retail shuttle to Knightsbridge and Bond Street.
Dining Options:Bank Westminister And Zander Bar (Evening Standard Bar Of The Year): This restaurant/bar offers classic British cuisine with a modern twist, as well as boasting the longest bar in Europe. Overlooks the Courtyard. Zander Bar specialises in cocktails all mixed using the freshest ingredients.
The Library Lounge: Intimate lounge. Exclusively for 51 Buckingham Gate guests, the style is informal. Serves organic breakfast and afternoon tea, with complimentary drinks and canapés served in the evening.
The Quilon (five star diamond award by the American Association of Hospitality Sciences also Michelin starred.): This contemporary restaurant combines imported spices and the freshest ingredients for its Indian cuisine. Brings southern coastal Indian cuisine from the villages of Kerala to the streets of central London. Signature dishes include Prawns byadgi to Black cod with tamarind.
Bistro 51: Offers a varied selection of international cuisine, with all produce being locally sourced and selected
The Hamptons Bar: Offers refreshments, afternoon tea/coffee, light meals, wines and spirits in an intimate and relaxing atmosphere.
Courtyard at 51: Award-winning Courtyard garden plays host to a beautiful ornate cherub ordained fountain (allegedly a gift from Queen Victoria). In the summer months, the Courtyard at 51 is open for barbeques and afternoon tea. Over-looking the Courtyard at 51 you will find the Terrace, our special hide-away serving the finest Champagnes and cigars by night.
Spa at 51 provides a range of treatments designed by Anne Sémonin. Each treatment begins with a full consultation. Anne Sémonin was the first brand to combine trace elements and essential oils within a complete spa range. Treatments include Purify & De-Stress for the face, Advanced Collagen Facial and Advanced Collagen Facial & Body Relax. There are three treatment rooms, all with mood-adjusting lights and ambient music. In addition to the treatment rooms, guests have complimentary use of the Spa's gymnasium, saunas and steam rooms. A dedicated team of personal trainers are also on hand to assist.
All guests have access to the gymnasium with the option of a personal trainer. Includes a cardio room, weights room classes from spinning to circuit training or yoga.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: St.James"s Park 299 yards (273 metres), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.4 miles (0.6 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.9 miles (4.7 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 6.1 miles (9.8 km).
The 51 Buckingham Gate apartments, next door to the St James Hotel, are situated a short walk from Buckingham Palace to the North and the Houses of Parliament to the east,making this an ideal location to visit many of central London's attractions. Within a short distance are numerous places of interest including London's number one attraction the London Eye (Millennium Wheels), Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and the home of the prime minister at Downing street.
Bedroom Numbers: 86 / 8 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.95 out of 5 by 2222 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.6 out of 5 from 235 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 14 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 5 out of 5 from 1987 reviews)
Parking:Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs £40 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 99% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 5th from 865 London hotels, and 3rd of 133 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.4 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 5 star Goring Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £370 and which has a 99% guest satisfaction rating.
Of course you might just want to stick with apartments, another option could be the Athenaeum Hotel And Apartments. It's 0.6 miles (1.0 km) (as the crow flys) away with rates from £324 with a satisfaction score of 89% and has: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Eccleston Square Hotel. 0.6 miles from the 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites (1.0 km), has been rated at 89% by past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £154 (theres free WiFi too).
Why not choose a hotel with a higher customer satisfaction score? If that is what your after then the 5 Star 41 Hotel is potentially a good choice for you. The 41 Hotel is only 0.3 miles (0.4 km) away. The 41 Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 100%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (51 Buckingham Gate, SW1 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.7 miles (1.1 km) radius. Consisting of 15 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 16 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 16 three star hotels (average rating 76%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 69%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated is 41 Hotel (5 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £174 per night. Starting from £49 at Victoria Inn Hotel (3 Star, 75%) with top rates of £505 at Ritz Hotel London (5 Star, 90%). Rate averages listed by star level: Five Star average: £280, Four Star average: £175, Three Star average: £91 and Two Star average: £73.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites 2nd (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 2nd (joint) for the 15 five star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 48th of 50 (14th of 15 five star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 12th of 43 for pure value for money (Victoria Inn Hotel was top).
Past Names: 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Apartments (2008)