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St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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9 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Front Desk staff was really good. The young lady was very professional and very descriptive on amenities location and restaurant. The Bell Desk guy was also very professional. I wasn't a fan of the rooms. Bathrooms are dated. TV is small. That said, staff was good. And so was the location. Got a great rate and was overall happy.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My nephew and I stayed here for a week during Thanksgiving week. We got room 567, which has a nice view of the newer/modern buildings in back of the hotel. It was pretty quiet; we did not hear any of our neighbors. We got a classic king room and the size of the room was sufficient for two people. The... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Classic double room which was a good size and equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable stay, and it was lovely and quiet with a view of the courtyard. Breakfast was good with a choice of English and Indian cooked items and some lovely pastries, although the buffet area was a little cramped. Good to be served both... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The icing on the cake for my wife's birthday. Every thing was topnotch - complimentary upgrade and birthday cake ! The staff were welcoming friendly, helpful and courteous. the room was welcoming and well fitted and the hotel itself was quite special. No hesitation in going again.

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zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tired rooms, with broken fixtures and fittings and draughty windows. The service at the front desk is good and the public areas are great but if you choose one of the non-refurbished rooms don't expect anything like Taj standards of quality. Peeling wallpaper with patches, stained marble and the sense that you are in a 25 year old room with... More 

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Richmond, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Historic Luxury Hotel is in great location. Catch a double-decker to anywhere just blocks away. However, this is not most comfortable place to stay: mattresses, squeaky floors, weird hallways with stairs, and tiny room-size with minimal soundproofing will detract from experience. Staff is very courteous, but don't expect to check in early. Location near restaurants and Victoria Station plus new... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having stayed at the Taj Boston with an excellent impression of it I made a reservation at St.James' Court, also a Taj hotel, for a week-long visit with my sister. It is a beautiful hotel in an historic building with an amazing inner courtyard. The service was extremely efficient and professional and most notable was Naveen Sikka whose friendly smile... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been visiting this hotel for years, the staff are brilliant, the location is great for business and leisure. The hotel continually looks for ways to improve but still keep its traditional heritage. Whilst I did not eat this time the standard of food completes the picture. A 4 star hotel with 5 star service it is always my... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very helpful and efficient staff and general hotel amenities, although I didn't have any meals in the hotel. Be prepared for a few twists and turns in corridors to find your room. Only slightly disappointing aspect was the steam / sauna area (part of the Wellness Centre) which was quite small and in need of a makeover.

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Beverly, United States
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Loved the people, the concierge group was unbelievably helpful. The location in the best so close to many attraction in London and an easy walk to many. Food is good. Bar area very nice and relaxing. Piano player at night adds to the atmosphere. You won't go wrong staying here....

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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: $223 - $514 (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
Hotel Style:
#40 Spa Hotel in London
#91 Business Hotel in London
#127 Luxury Hotel in London
#129 Family Hotel in London
#139 Romantic Hotel in London
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“Higher floor, facing inner courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles DollyGoldCoast, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Executive suite adds more room when travelling with a companion.”
 of 5 bubbles , 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms over-looking the courtyard add a nice touch, ours was very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Yve-Hudson, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do not use your hotel room phone to make phone calls as I was charged for making a LOCAL phone call in London.”
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  • Heated Towel Rack.
 of 5 bubbles rosemarya944, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard is loud, if you can avoid the external rooms facing that area.”
 of 5 bubbles jda1022, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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