May 20, 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
  • 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

The hotel and people were wonderful. It was a great place to stay right across from Buckingham Palace. We were also a few blocks from the Bus station where all the tours began. Great service, Great food, Great People


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

As we Geordies say "Nowt was the bother". Staff very curteos,friendly,from management, to doorman,to even the maintainence man.Felt like home after 3days. Superb position.Food very good.Rooms nice Complimentary cookies were very tasty! I have stayed at the sister hotel The Chesterfield as well and that was also very good. Not cheap but what is in London. Will definitely return sooner rather than later. Well done guys.

DJHUK12 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

We had the Master Suite, which lived up to expectation - nicely appointed, TWO walk in robes, TWO bathrooms (one was massive) and separate lounge/dining. Leopard print theming aside, we were very comfortable and great for entertaining if you're meeting locals. The staff were very personable and when they found out our planned activities, proffered complimentary items to make our stay more enjoyable. Lovely touch to leave us such thoughtful additions. Gym was the Fitness First down the road. Good location for Victoria Station (Gatwick Express) and renovation works wasn't noticeable. Plentiful English breakfast, with hot cooked options. We appreciated the Ā£50 credit for booking directly online.

TheQueenslander - Brisbane, Australia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

The Rubens is a lovely traditional hotel one block away from Buckingham Palace. Its location in Westminster is ideal for exploring the city with Victoria Station only a very short walk away. Nearby St. James Park makes for a wonderful walk that can take you to the Churchill War Rooms, the Horse Guards Parade, or even on to Trafalgar Square. The staff is exceptional in service and friendliness. If you want big, modern, and glitzy this isn't your place. If you want traditional, warm, and friendly then stay here.

Kimo6229 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

I can't say enough nice things about the Rubens! We stayed here this weekend for 2 nights and it was perfect! The staff were exceptional - friendly, polite, professional and were genuinely interested in each and every guest. We were made to feel so special and they took care of us as if we were their own family. Nothing was too much trouble for them and I would certainly stay here again. It has a 4* rating but I felt like I was in a 5* hotel. The room was charming and overlooked Buckingham Palace, the beds were very comfortable with crisp white linen, we had monogrammed robes and slippers which added a touch of luxury and we found every possible little extra that we might need was indeed already in the room! The breakfast menu was extensive, freshly cooked and tasty and again the staff were fantastic! Well done everyone at the Rubens - hope we see you again soon.

MaryMargaret01 - Leeds, United Kingdom

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