October 17, 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

The Rubens at the Palace
39 Buckingham Palace Road
London, England

Nearest Airport: LHR

Amenities for The Rubens at the Palace

  • General Information
  • 161 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Dining Room
  • Champagne Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Chauffeur Service
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
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  • Bike Tours
  • Cultural Tours
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Family
  • Children's Amenities
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Train Station
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Parks
  • Theatres
  • Public Transportation
  • Monuments
  • Interests
  • City
  • Culture & Arts

Reviews for The Rubens at the Palace

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

Visited with a group of 4 friends as a treat for my 50th birthday .. treated like royalty itself for the whole experience. Staff were lovely and engaging , food was delicious and a special touch from the hotel a free glass of champagne and a special birthday cake 🎂.. was just perfect! We were not rushed , lovely piano playing in the background and lovely views of the palace. Traditional and very typically English but not 'stuffy'... yes it's pricey but worth every penny ! Thank you Rubens for a perfect afternoon 🍸🎂🍰🥂🍾!!

joycikins - liverpool

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Great location for Buckingham Palace/Houses of Parliament /Eye etc. Rich red colour dominates the decor with Royal themed rooms although these are quite small. High quality breakfast, good friendly service and atmosphere. Well worth choosing.

Kim E - Yeovil, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

I was only there one night, but it was not a pleasant experience. The location is great and made touring Buckingham Palace and St. James Park a breeze. Aside from that, the room I was in (classic twin) was not quiet (neighbor noise was a constant) and was a bit rundown. (I believe there are renovated rooms, but not all are, which I didn't know.) There was a loose hanging bulb, a toilet seat in need of replacing, broken floor tiles and dirty linens (see photos). I also discovered blood on my duvet and requested a clean one. 30 minutes later, I received a duvet made for a smaller bed. I asked for one that would fit the bed. 30 minutes after that, the gentleman returned with the same one, saying it was all they had. Upon checkout, I did receive an offer for a free upgrade should I ever return to the hotel. I don't think I will.

kristin t

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I attended The Ruben for Gin tasting with sharing platters which was absolutely amazing. Fabio our very own personnel "cocktail waiter" was very friendly he was also so knowledgeable of all the different gin's and which tonic went best (yes there are various flavoured tonics). This was bought for us as a gift and I would recommend it entirely.

SLO1957 - Rayleigh, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

We were part of a coach-trip on a visit to Buckingham Palace. We came from Worcestershire. We had lunch at The Rubens and we were there for a couple of hour. As far as I was concerned it was superb! It's fair to say some people were not happy.......but the way their staff treated these 'issues' was with excellence. It wasn't cheap but I thought it was value for money. I HAD A GREAT TIME.

JohnFJAllen - Rainow, United Kingdom

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