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August 15, 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
SW1W 0PS
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 1 day ago

We needed a good quality hotel convenient to Westminster Cathedral which was hosting our sons graduation ceremony. The Rubens was exceptionally well positioned for this and much else. The reviews gave us some confidence but one always wonders when trying a venue for the first time. We had no need to worry. From the moment we walked through the door the sense of service excellence pervaded every moment of our visit. It's a traditional style of location but our room was well equipped and had a modern feel as did the bathroom. London rooms aren't enormous but we took a Royal Mews View and this was ideal for the two of us. My wife suggested a few sockets better positioned for mirrors would be an idea and I would say the same about bedside sockets but these are minor quibbles. Our big call out was to Eniko with whom we liaised to organise a celebratory champagne tea after the graduation (for 17!). Nothing was too much trouble for her and the team and both our guests and I had a wonderful experience. Frankly I'd try the tea whether a couple or a group. It was very good indeed. So, if you want to feel very well cared for, in a very good location you should definitely have the Rubens on your list. It's somewhere we are sure we will revisit.

Paul M


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

We met up with another couple to spend a few days in London before traveling to the Lake District and Scotland. We enjoyed the Calvary bar each evening with excellent service and pleasant cocktails and beer. Appetizers are also available which we did in place of dinner one night. The newly remodeled dining room with visible kitchen served an outstanding dinner ( we enjoyed beef Wellington for two well prepared and presented medium rare.) The full breakfasts were excellent and included with our rooms. The hotel is only a block from Victoria station and Buckingham palace...really convenient. We would stay here again.

JimboMalibu_CA - Malibu, CA


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Great location, close to Buckingham Palace. 5mins walking from the new Nova centre. The rooms are comfortable and clean. There's a boiler with tea and coffee in each room. Breakfast is served from 6.30 am to 10.00 am. I had the continental: good with variety of food. The staff is very gentle and was at my disposal, especially for my problems with WiFi connection, which is provided for free!

FrancescaL125 - Bologna, Italy


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Even the suites are small but they are in Europe compared to the US. Only enough room to walk around the bed. Thought it was pricey but it is right in the middle of everything. Probably would not stay here again. Staff 5 Stars!!!

howery2016 - Leslie, Michigan


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Close to many big London attractions, museums and shopping. This hotel is ideal for walking to destinations and great access to public transportation including the tube and buses. The hotel has the classic patina of old London, but the rooms have been recently renovated to a modern boutique hotel standard. Very friendly and helpful staff.

msR594UQ - Chicago, United States


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