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May 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 22 hours ago

This hotel is ideal for visting the Palace . Kensington and the parks around the area, We walked to The Royal Albert Hall from the hotel.The staff were so very helpful in every way. From Jonathan on the door to the lovely ladies and gents in the Breakfast room. Which was very good.

Lesley B - Halifax, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

This was the first thing we booked when we were organizing our trip to London! I am safely say it did not disappoint! From the minute we walked in the door until the second we left we were made feel so welcome! The attention to detail in every single tiny thing in the hotel is amazing! The Afternoon Tea was wonderful and the most relaxing thing I have done in a long time! Again down to the smallest piece of cake everything was amazing! I will 100% be going back again for afternoon Tea the next time I visit London and it would be a dream to stay here!

Mary M


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

I visited Rubens with my mum, aunt and cousins in March of this year. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves from the start to the end, and we all felt that this venue offered us one of the best afternoon teas we have ever had. We were greated by a friendly doorman who was happy and welcoming. Then we were shown to our table and looked after fabulously. The staff were smart in appearance, chatty but professional. The seating area was comfortable and relaxing with cushions and soft chairs, relaxed lighting and a view over the palace out of the large windows. The teas offered were a good selection and the sandwiches were moist and filled generously. One tiny negative comment that the chefs will want to be aware of is that my mum pulled a fish bone out of her mouth from the smoked fish sandwich. Not a problem as fish contains bones and its great you use fresh ingredients. Obviously the chefs do attempt to remove all the bones but this one got away!, and I just wanted to make you aware. The cakes were beautiful. (More almond and pistachio needed in my almond tart, but then I love almond and pistachio so can take bold flavours!!!). I liked the eclair topped with icing. The scones were perfect and we were allowed to have more clotted cream when we asked for it which was great as some venues are a bit funny about offering extra toppings or sandwiches. Our teas were topped up throughout the afternoon and the staff even made us takeaway containers out of foil so we could take the cakes we couldn't eat home. We loved the jars of sweets on the table in the centre of the tea room too and all took some away with us to eat on the way home. A lovely finishing touch and we said that we would all love to return because of the great service and fair price we paid for our experience. Thank you team we had s lovely ladies day out. Emma, Freemantle, Southampton.

emmaj1986


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderfully located, within spitting distance of Buckingham Palace and walking distance to anywhere in Westminster. Very close to Victoria station from which you can get anywhere you need. I arrived very early and was warmly greeted by the staff who allowed me to check in early and drop my bag while I went out sightseeing for a few hours. My room was ready earlier than the 2:00pm time that is normal. The door staff and desk staff were very friendly every day and did not fail to great me. Highly recommend The Rubens at the Palace for your London holiday!

Matt M


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Thank you to the Rubens for the amazing visit. Each and every staff member was attentive, helpful and friendly. We so enjoyed the apt around the corner and the breakfast every morning. Thank you for all the assistance with plans and advice for how to spend our day. It was a great location, near train station, bus stops and parks. You can not go wrong here! I would hesitate to recommend this hotel to everyone!

Fishbaby1 - Wilmington, North Carolina


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