February 6, 2018 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
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
The staff was amazing and food was great even knowing we was even staying there they made our night out amazing the waiter Razvan was so helpful cause I have a disability plus all the staff was amazing
I recently stayed at The Rubens for a four night stay. What most impressed me about the hotel was its friendly and helpful staff. The hotel itself is very well located adjacent to Buckingham Palace. The Victoria tube station is a few minutes away and from there you can quickly get to anywhere in London. When I arrived, I was upgraded to a suite. My room was very comfortable and my bathroom must have been updated within the last few years. The hotel includes a nice restaurant (I had lunch) and a tea room. I would stay there again on my next trip to London.
This place is everything one could expect of newly renovated, old world charm. Location is superb, food and service is excellent and the rooms are really well laid out - despite them having to cope with an astonishing amount of furniture being put in there:-) But we loved it. The doormen are really nice and helpful too - and the hotel is dog friendly! As we are dog owners ourselves, it was an amazing experience to actually find a hotel that allows dogs in the rooms and in the bar, and we could see that it worked so well for them. The high-tea in the salon overlooking the entrance to the Royal stables (the Buckingham Palace mews) is a nice, however a bit pricy,, experience. We would absolutely stay here again when in London next time.
Kim S - Grevinge, Denmark
The Rubens at the palace was a lovely hotel. Unfortunately we only had a day to spend in London, but from this lovely and quaint hotel we could walk to Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey - two places we had to see in our short time frame. The hotel itself is simply darling and I could not imagine a more quintessentially British space. The room was small but well appointed and very comfortable, overlooking the Royal Mews. The restaurant served a large buffet for traditional breakfast and the food was excellent. If we make it back to London we will certainly stay here again.
trip2ws - Dallas, Texas
We can't say enough good things about the Rubens at the Palace. Conveniently situated near Buckingham Palace, St. James Park, with lots of restaurants near Victoria Street/station, two minutes walk away, it couldn't be located better to be able to enjoy all that London has to offer with Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square, the theatre district all well within walking distance. Last November, we returned to the Rubens Apartments for the 5th year in a row, and spent a fabulous 2 weeks enjoying London - a vibrant and exciting city. The Ruben's apartments have been like a home away from home for us. On arrival we we were welcomed like old friends, as so many of the staff have been there for us each year. The first week we enjoyed the one bedroom apartment, and then spent the last week in the 2 bedroom apartment - very spacious, well appointed, and quite frankly, our favourite. The Ruben's staff are always available, and are so friendly and accommodating, and our every request was met with prompt and courteous attention. They are the best!!! We also recommend the Afternoon Tea. We had a fabulous afternoon overlooking the Royal Mews, sipping champagne, then tea and wonderful sandwiches and sweets. We were treated like royalty. Hopefully, we will return this year. Thank you to all the staff at the Rubens. You made our visit happy and memorable.
Scotia-7 - Prince George, Canada