August 10, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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
We spent a week in London to do all the touristy things. The hotel is ideally located for traveling with ease to all the places we wanted to go. Subway, buses, taxis are easily accessible and many places were within 30 minute walks. Each staff member we interacted was friendly and helpful and appeared to like their work. The hotel had a nice charm and coziness to it. Our room looked over the Mews; it was small but very comfortable and quiet and easy to unwind in after a busy day. We had a few meals in the Library dining Room which were exceptional in taste, ambience and staff courtesy. And there are pubs and restaurants within walking distance if you don't feel like venturing too far out. The Afternoon Tea was particularly enjoyable for the treats and people watching out the Palace Road. We would be glad to stay at the Rubens again if our travels return us to London.
MACY149 - Munhall, Pennsylvania
It was our honeymoon stay at Rubens. The manager was very nice and sweet to prepare us a cake with blessing. Honestly the room is quite old. However, I think it is a very "classic" hotel which made me feel London and Palace. The room is small and there are two steps in room which is not suitable for elderly or child. Hope I can stay at a higher class/ larger room next time as it's fully booked last time. Thank you again for your sweet honeymoon cake!!
BearWong - Hong Kong, China
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon. From the moment we arrived, the service was spectacular. The staff was able to make reservations for us and checked-in to make sure that everything was perfect. We were in a Royal Mews View Double room. Although the room was somewhat small it was clean, nicely decorated, and quiet. The location was very central to all the sights. We would stay here again!
Matt2140 - Dallas, Texas
I stayed at The Rubens this weekend just gone and had a truly fantastic stay. From start to finish I was very impressed with all aspects, from the very efficient and friendly staff all the way through to the lovely bedroom which had the added bonus of having Sky Sports available on the TV (I'm not sure my partner was so pleased with this though!). Its been a few years since I last stayed in the Victoria area and the transformation near the hotel location is quite amazing which has only improved what was already a great location for The Rubens. Last but not least we decided to eat in their new restaurant (English Bar and Grill) and again I was left very impressed with the quality of the food and the extremely attentive waiting staff. I have never really bothered with writing reviews before but I have to say that I did feel compelled on this occasion due to the really enjoyable stay I had. Thanks to all the team. Sam
SamH3087 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
We stayed three nights a the palace. The location is great. The subway is very close and convenient. The staff is beyond helpful and they do their best to help when they can. I asked for late check out and the front desk was helpful in granting my wishes. Thank you Eveilyn. The breakfast room is so beautiful and the floral arrangements are very tasteful. Guadeloupe was especially helpful and very sweet. The staff are very helpful with breakfast and helping in making the experience quite wonderful. We had an evening desert and drinks in the bar area and it was equally lovely and the staff was very attentive. The hotel room was very small and that was slightly disappointing. It was impossible for two people to pass the bed at the same time. There is a safe in the room and the closet is large. There are very few drawers in the room. The mattress was very comfortable and there were many lovely extras in the room. For example lindt chocolates, sparkling water, spa items, the bathroom is quite a good size and it was modern. There is a large window in the bathroom and the counter allows you to store your items easily. The elevator is quite small and there are two of them. We preferred to take the stairs to the second floor. The concierge is okay, I found him to be quick to dismiss our questions. He was helpful in sharing the adaptors when we asked for them. Our luggage was delivered by the airline and brought up to our room very quickly. Overall an excellent choice, we will return. I will ask for a larger room.
dmorcareers - Toronto