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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
Nearest Airport: LHR
Amenities for The Rubens at the Palace
- General Information
- 161 Guest Rooms
- 2 Restaurants
- 2 Bars
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Dining Room
- Champagne Bar
- On-Site Amenities
- Beauty Salon
- High-Speed Internet Access
- Chauffeur Service
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Bike Tours
- Cultural Tours
- Business Center/Services
- Children's Amenities
- Historic Sites
- Train Station
- Art Galleries
- Public Transportation
- Culture & Arts
Reviews for The Rubens at the Palace
I wish to add my thanks and gratitude to Receptionist Paula and your Concierge Team for making my stay comfortable and enjoyable last week. Paula was very friendly upon my check in, advising of your services as this was my first time staying with yourselves and following up with a call once I was in my room to check I was satisfied with my surroundings. When I came down to go out for dinner Joe in your concierge team was very helpful in advising me where I could go for a morning run the next day. Joe living near Battersea Power Station recommended I run along the river front in that direction to take in the sights and he was not wrong! I do travel quite a bit for work and these small differences do really make a stay worthwhile when you are used to moving from 1 hotel and room to another. I certainly will not hesitate to stay with yourselves next time I am in London Thank you for a pleasant stay
We got a very nice room (although on the small side) with a lovely view of the Royal Mews. I was told prior to arriving about some special "kids check-in" for my 10 year old but that never happened? I was also told that there would be no additional charge for my son but I booked through expedia and I think it charged me for an extra guest anyway. I tried to explain this upon checkout but it didn't make a difference. We had the afternoon tea and it was absolutely delightful. We also had the buffet breakfast in the morning-delicious! The doormen are very helpful and nice! Overall, we would probably stay here again due to its close proximity/within walking distance to many sights.
Doreen S - Ledyard, Connecticut
First time staying at The Rubens after many trips to London. Upon arrival we learned that we had been upgraded and things only got better from there. The service from every member of the staff went beyond our expectations and they were high after seeing the Hotel. The location was perfect and we looked forward to the Full English breakfast every morning. I would not think twice about staying here again and would recommend to anyone who asked.
amasuper - St. Petersburg, Florida
Very nice, clean, comfortable hotel with the best location for almost all London sights. A great value, will stay there on my next trip. Easy walking distance to Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park. We even walked to the Tower of London and Harrods.....little bit of a longer walk but doable for a couple in early 60's. Lots of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. A great find!!
Allie02 - West Warwick, R.I.
A wonderful and comfortable hotel.... staff are incredible, rooms are recently refurbished, since I was last here. Centrally located, close to all the stations etc. Wonderful for running in the morning, great parks close by... highly recommended, Iâ€™ll be back.
Eric W - Cape Town Central, South Africa