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June 18, 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

I've just returned for a gorgeous stay at the Rubens hotel. Firstly, the location is amazing, directly opposite Buckingham Palace and so handy for Victoria Station. Admittedly the rooms are on the small side, but that's quite usual for Central London. The staff couldn't have been warmer, friendlier or more professional and really did go the extra mile to make our short stay very special. I look forward to returning very soon and would recommend this gem of a hotel in a heartbeat.

Claudia C - County Dublin, Ireland


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 23 hours ago

Really fine hotel, small room but great bed, good linens, great bath. Everyone was friendly helpful. They bring ice, room service quickly. Great doormen and staff. And the location across from Buckingham is superb!

patricia8 - Louisiana


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

The minute we walked in the door, we were greeted by such a fun and friendly staff. This was out first trip to London and were nervous about the rooms and location. Let me just say, the room we got was renovated, really pretty, chandelier, red striped walls, and super great shower. The location is amazing! Victoria station is one block away and Buckingham Palace is two blocks away! We talked to the manager Bastien. What a nice guy! Wow. He is truly so amazing.

clark2023 - Houston, Texas


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Rubens in every way! The staff were welcoming and helpful throughout our time there. The walls of the room were upholstered with a crewel fabric - beautiful, cozy, and soundproof! Our room looked onto the street, and we never heard any noise. At breakfast we enjoyed some of the best smoked salmon we have ever eaten, and the eggs on the Eggs Benedict were perfectly delectable. The evening turndown service was something we looked forward to! Great location, literally just around the corner from Buckingham Palace, with quick access to Victoria Station, and many fine restaurants within two blocks. This was our second Red Carnations Hotel. Fantastic!

Frank R - Richmond, Virginia


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent few days at the Rubens in March 2017. We had a great time and were upgraded to a more spacious room with our <2y old daughter. Service throughout the hotel was professional and extremely friendly, all over from staff at the reception to the door man. We had asked for some advice on restaurants upon arriving and feedback we received was prompt and reliable. Compared to other hotels we did visit, I would rate it between 4 and 5 stars (and I think it’s ranked as 4 stars?). We also tried BBAR restaurant one night, the food was great and again, service very friendly. Location is super, no street noise, close to the tube and close to major sights. It’s a perfect place to spend a weekend with the family, especially as they are so child-friendly. I see some room for improvement with breakfast options – we thought that the choices of salty breakfast options which didn’t have to be ordered from a menu (such as salmon) was limited with a basic selection of cheeses and ham. That could be improved. Apart from that, we enjoyed our stay in this nice, child-friendly, professionally managed boutique hotel a lot and would certainly return.

Nicole08 - Basel


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