December 14, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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The Rubens at the Palace in London, England
The Rubens at the Palace is the closest you'll get to a sleepover with the Queen without a state visit invitation. The hotel is directly across from the royal residence on property that enjoys a colorful past – the Duke of Buckingham lived here in the 1600s, followed by an apothecary and a Court dressmaker. The Rubens, which was built in 1912, housed the Polish army during WWII and gave respite to exiled Charles de Gaulle. The hotel's decadent – and often equally colorful – rooms and suites are a comfortable home base in the epicenter of London.
Greet the day with a morning stroll across the gardens. Stop by the Queen's Gallery, which displays many of the best works from the Royal Family's personal collection. Roam Westminster, but be back in time for high tea – from the lounge you’ll see the Queen's stables and maybe even catch a glimpse of passing pageantry. As evening progresses, settle into an armchair by a crackling fire and savor a plate of grilled Dover sole with chive and butter sauce.
Location of The Rubens at the Palace
Nearest Airport: LHR
Amenities for The Rubens at the Palace
- General Information
- 161 Guest Rooms
- 2 Restaurants
- 2 Bars
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Dining Room
- Champagne Bar
- On-Site Amenities
- Beauty Salon
- High-Speed Internet Access
- Chauffeur Service
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Bike Tours
- Cultural Tours
- Business Center/Services
- Children's Amenities
- Historic Sites
- Train Station
- Art Galleries
- Public Transportation
- Culture & Arts
Reviews for The Rubens at the Palace
A beautiful old building lovingly looked after by the ever so friendly and attentive staff. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff at The Rubens and there is a genuine warmth to the service they provide. Very comfortable beds with lovely linen and pillows, probably the best nights sleep I have had in any hotel! Oh and quiet, you can easily forget you are staying in central London once you have closed those heavy drapes. Sky tv, USB charging points x 4, ironing facilities, illuminated vanity mirror and a hairdryer that blows out more than a mere puff of warm air are little touches that make the stay both easier and more enjoyable. Thank you for a wonderful stay and hopefully it won't be long before I return.
Stayed in the hotel for 4 dates with family. The location was excellent. Very close to Buckingham palace and St James park. The hotel being old had average facilties. Breakfast could have be better. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Also the stops of Hop on hop off bus being just outside we could use it to visit sight seeing places of London comfortably.
unni_nayar - Chennai (Madras), India
The staff at the Rubens are wonderful and helped make our overnight stay a memorable one [in a good way!]. It was the detail that made the difference, from the free upgrade to the lovely slice of chocolate cake and hand written note acknowledging my husband's birthday. We also had breakfast included, which was such a treat and one of the best hotel breakfasts we've experienced. Highly recommend this gem in the heart of London.
LimeyJo - Birmingham, United Kingdom
I'm just back from my second visit to the Rubens Hotel. Its a stunning property but for me the staff make this hotel 5 star. Their help and advice about how to get around London and the best places to see with children was invaluable. In saying that their kindness to my daughter in particular went above and beyond. I want to say a special thank you to Bastien, Ouzma and Lydia, and all the staff for everything. It's a trip that we'll never forget and the stay at the Rubens was the icing on the cake.
HilaryBlakeJones - Dublin, Ireland
What a fantastic hotel to stay at a beautiful traditional hotel in a convenient location right alongside the Queen at Buckingham palace. I could see her sitting on the throne from our room lol. From the moment we arrived to the time we left the staff and Manager were we're fantastic and went above and beyond expectations . Nothing was too much trouble for them . My daughter mentioned she loved curry ( we ate in The Curry room the first night in the premises ) next day when we got back to our room a comprehensive list had been left by Veronika the receptionist . Such a nice thought. The manager was what all hotel manager should be like attentive and personable talking to the guests. Over evening drinks he spoke to us and I mentioned the only thing wrong was the portrait of Prince Charles in our room ! He asked if we would prefer Harry or William ! the time we returned to our too there on the beds were pics of Harry and William with a little note each and a flower , such a thoughtful and numerous gesture . Loved every minute thank you Bastien and staff for making our holiday special. A must to stay at if your going to London . I'll be back.