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St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2015

I spent hours trying to track down a hotel somewhere quiet in central London with a twin room which included breakfast. We were planning a hangover for the Sunday morning, so wandering the streets searching for a fry-up was definitely not going to be an option! St James' is only a 5 minute walk from Victoria Station. From arrival onwards,...

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MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth_Darcy, Thank you for the review and feedback following your recent stay with us. The team and I are delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us with the only disappointment being the fact we were unable to provide a room with a courtyard view. We are pleased you enjoyed the service provided by the team...

Miami, United States
Reviewed 5 December 2015

A couple of years ago my wife and I stayed at the Taj Bengal Hotel in Kolkata and was truly impressed by the excellent service and accommodations. The other day on our last visit to London we learned about and stayed at your St. James Court hotel which was not only excellent in all regards but the elegance and class...

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MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ray C, Thank you for the review for your recent stay. I hope that you father is keeping well and that he will soon be on the mend and back to a normal life soon. We are delighted that you are happy with the service provided by the team, notably Sunaina during your hours of need and that you...

Londonderry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2015

The Taj demonstrated a welcoming yet professional approach to its clients. The foyer has an excellent ambience and a hum of human interaction. Rooms and food of an excellent standard. The hotel is convenient to Westminster and Victoria - for onward access to Gatwick

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MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gerard D, Thank you for the review and feedback from your recent stay with us. The team and I are delighted to read that you enjoyed this experience and found the hotel and the service by the team very much to your liking. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in 2016 and festive greeting to...

Reviewed 4 December 2015

Loved the hotel. Location. Staff. Great room. Bar. Food at restaurants. Prices. Will stay here for sure again. I was booked in here by a colleague. And was very pleasantly surprised by the high quality.

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MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Saurav A, Thank you for the review and feedback following your stay with us. We are delighted to read that you had a great experience and found all aspects of the stay to be good. We hope to be your hotel of choice on a future visit to London. Thank you again for sharing this experience. Yours sincerely, Edward...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 3 December 2015

In short: the hotel is fine but the rooms are somewhat short of the standard that you would expect. An upgrade or a renovation of the standard rooms would not be unwelcome. The free wi-fi is not that fast so expect to pay for an upgrade. The lobby, the concierge and the restaurants are all up to the standard that...

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MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lars1437, Thank you for the review and feedback for this recent stay with us. The team and I are pleased to read that you generally enjoyed this experience and found the hotel and the location in particular to be to your liking. There are some improvements that need to be made and so the room and wifi will be...

Washington DC, United States
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Unpleasant front desk staff. The "deluxe" room has dated furniture, worn carpets, and a 24 inch television. If you want a reasonably modern room, it's a 25 UKP upgrade. I have seen much nicer furnishings in most Holiday Inns and Marriott Courtyards. A five star hotel should be ashamed of itself for this behavior

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MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan J, Thank you for the review and feedback. Following your stay with us we have already corresponded regarding your stay and in particular the interaction with the team member. I appreciate the feedback on the room and if any corrective work is required, this will be carried out. We hope to welcome you back again soon and thank...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2015

A great find,a most imposing building, this tastefully renovated hotel has a superb location ,in central London, has a very high standard and superb restaurant.Staff very friendly and helpful. Superb breakfast.

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MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kevin M, Thank you for the review and feedback following your recent stay with us. The hotel team are delighted to read that you had an enjoyable stay and found the room comfortable and the breakfast enjoyable. We hope to welcome you back next time you are able to visit London. Yours sincerely, Edward Riches Hotel Manager St James'...

Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a family weekend. The hotel is luxury and the staff are so attentive and friendly. The concierge at the font of the hotel are happy to help with any request. The rooms are so comfy and very spacious. The food served in the 5 restaurants all serve the highest quality. This a great quality hotel and I...

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MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Josh M, Thank you for the review and feedback for your families stay with us in September 2015. The team and I are delighted to read that you enjoyed the hotel and the service provided by the team. We hope to be your only hotel of choice when returning to London in the future. Thank you again for the...

Reviewed 1 December 2015

The hotel location is perfect and the staff and service are incredible. The lobby and other common spaces are also very nice. We stayed in a Classic King room, and while the room was large and clean, it could have used some updating in two areas: the shower and the bed. The shower was not very hot, had low water...

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MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear andrewsB8173GB, Thank you for the review and feedback for your stay. We are pleased to read that you generally enjoyed this stay, but there is clearly some room for improvement in the room. We have already received this feedback and this is being addressed. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and enjoy our hospitality...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 December 2015

The only thing good about this hotel is its location. Attitude and service orientation of staff needs an overhaul. The first room that we were offered had a cracked basin and a coffee kettle that kept throwing up dirty water. It then took us 2 hours to get another room! If you are planning to travel by Tube while sightseeing...

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MGR_SJCTAJ, Manager at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RotRI, Thank you for the review and feedback. The team and I are disappointed to read that you were not entirely happy with the stay and the service you received as well as the initial room. I have already written to you regarding this stay experience and expressed my apologies for the disappointment. The issue in the initial room...

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In a country that values understatement, St. James' Court is an English classic typifying the concealed charm of one of Britain's finest hotels. The custom of St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel is the distinctive choice for more than service with a smile. With a distinguished pedigree shaped over more than a century, this discreet Victorian masterpiece with its famous Shakespearean Courtyard is perfectly placed between Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament in a historic enclave marking the centre of power. Crisp and elegant, with an easy charm that’s reserved, yet attentive, we strive to make each visit more pleasurable and memorable. Exceeding the expectations of today’s discerning traveller, St. James' Court is a slice of the past served up on a contemporary platter. ... more   less 

Additional Information about St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel

Address: 54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF, England (Formerly Crowne Plaza London - St. James)
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
Price Range: $306 - $585 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 338
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Also Known As:
Crowne Plaza London - St. James Hotel London
London Crowne Plaza
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#40 Spa Hotel in London
#91 Business Hotel in London
#128 Luxury Hotel in London
#129 Family Hotel in London
#139 Romantic Hotel in London
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“A quiet area with not many rooms facing the street”
Stig1960, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“Confirm the size of your room conforms to your expectations at check in.”
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“Whille this was our first stay,, our courtyard facing room was quiet and peaceful all during the day or night.”
BNCoh, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Check view, Check A/C, Don't expect a tv from the 21st century.”
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