February 13, 2018 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
  • Activities
  • 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 23 hours ago

This is an old fancy hotel in a lovely location. The lobby is gorgeous, the staff is solicitous, and the silverware is shiny. There is a lot to like. The elevator is tiny, but it is neither slow, nor noisy, and it works. Water pressure is excellent. The bed is the most comfortable, and linens are of excellent quality. The hotel offers electrical outlet adapters, provides a kettle with a nice selection of teas in the room, and makes a sewing kit available - just in case. However, this was the least comfortable hotel stay I've had in a while. The room was unbelievably tiny - barely enough space for an average-sized person to squeeze in between the bed and the rest of the fairly small-sized furniture. The armchair by the tiny mirrored desk is perfect for holding a bag, but very uncomfortable for a human to sit. The view out the window is interesting and historical, - and not really visible, due to the semi-sheer white cloth in-between the window panes. There is no apparent way to move the cloth, or pick through it. The room was full of crackling noise most of the time. It was winter time and windy most of the days. The English flag hanging right outside the window was flipping and flapping in the wind at all hours, hitting noisily against the wall, the glass window, and itself. All the electrical outlets are along the wall that is the furthest from the headboard. It is impossible to use the laptop while sitting on the only comfortable piece of furniture, the bed, and charge laptop's battery at the same time. When using the alarm clock on the smartphone, the options are either to have to jump out of bed to turn off the alarm, to put the phone next to the bed overnight and forgo charging the phone, or to sleep sitting in the very uncomfortable chair by the desk. Breakfast is served in a gorgeous dining room, on nice porcelain dinnerware. Yet the food is sub-par: watery smoothie, cheap and overly salty deli ham, tasteless square cheese slices. The Belgian waffle was thoroughly crusted in powdered sugar, and had no taste whatsoever.

janyap - College Station, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

I emailed the hotel to enquire about making a booking for a special occasion and to also enquire about bringing our dog with us. I had quite a few queries and requests Which were not straightforward, but I have been amazed at the positive and extremely response and helpfulness of the reservations person , Nikki Howard who has just been so quick at responding and also incredibly helpful and informative. So far this has created an amazing impression and as a result Inhavent bothered to look at any other hotels and I am so looking forward to our stay and a meal in the restaurant which also has great reviews. Thank you Nikki.

CP1Bristol - Bristol

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

We met Angelo our Gin Host for the tasting in the very cosy and intimate Leopard Bar. Angelo has a wealth of knowledge about Gin telling us about the history as well as talking about the different types of gin. Our tasting experience consisted of 3 very different gins and although we already knew 2 of them we saw them in a very different light on this tasting experience. We tried the gin neat, then with ice, then fruit was added and finally the appropriate tonic was added. It was great to taste the changes in the gin at each stage of preparation. Then finally the sharing platter came out and we found food that accompanied the gins perfectly. Such an interesting and informative hour with Angelo. We then went through to The English Grill and had a delicious meal followed by a cocktail in the Calvary Bar listening to the singer. What a perfect evening we had. Can't wait to go back.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a fantastic time for afternoon tea at The Rubens. Was taken for my birthday and Marcin and Melanie made sure i was very spoilt with champagne and my birthday cupcake. Would deffo reccommend to everyone. 5* service and felt like a princess

Debra D

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Everyone visiting London should stay here! It’s the perfect location to almost anywhere (its down the street from the Victoria Station) and you feel like royalty with the service. I loved our hot English breakfasts and our royal treatment during the entire trip. Thank you for being so accommodating and giving me a great first impression of London.

Clare S

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