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The Rubens At The Palace Hotel London

4 stars
39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
42 reviews
Rubens at the Palace

Excellent hotel, with outstanding service. Would defiantly return to the hotel. Great location. See full review

  • Pogats
  • May 24, 2014
Very good, but expensive

A great location, and generally excellent service as well. The price, however, was high, even with... See full review

  • Robertson
  • Dec 2, 2013
Regal residence in the heart of London

Located directly across from Buckingham Palace, The Rubens at the Palace offers guest a regal experience in London. Guests can watch palace guardsmen from the windows, or take a walk around London. Guests can explore Sloane Street, Oxford Street and King's Road for the ultimate shopping experience. Culture can be found at some of the most famous museums including the Natural History Museum.

3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Prime location across from Buckingham Palace

  • Located near some of London's famous museums

  • Hotel's South African-themed Bbar voted one of the top three bars in the world by British Airways High Life Magazine

The Rubens at the Palace Rooms

Rooms are majestic at The Rubens at the Palace with regal reds, royal blues, and patterned fabrics. Beautiful drapes hang over balconies with views of Buckingham Palace, and 24-hour room service adds to the overall theme of the hotel. Classic rooms have single, double, queen, or king beds – each draped in crisp white sheets for guests' comfort. These rooms are equipped with cable television and on-demand movies, air conditioning, tea and coffee-making facilities. All rooms have complimentary Internet access. There is also a selection of bath products and bathrobes. Suites at The Rubens at the Palace have additional facilities including a living area, king-size bed, entertainment unit and mini-bar.

Things To Do:
  • Buckingham Palace (0.3 mi/0.6 km)

  • Buckingham Palace Gardens (0.3 mi/0.6 km)

  • Westminster Chapel (0.3 mi/0.6 km)

  • The Guards Museum (0.8 mi/1.2 km)

  • Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms (0.9 mi/1.5 km)

  • Her Majesty's Theatre (1 mi/1.6 km)

  • The Natural History Museum (1.6 mi/2.5 km)

  • Victoria and Albert Museum (1.6 mi/2.5 km)

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The Rubens At The Palace Hotel London Rooms

Executive Suites
Amongst the Executive suites in our regal surrounds are the famed African Queen, Henry VII, and Queen Suites. Rich fabrics and fine furniture combine to create three unforgettably escapist moods. All three suites feature their own sofa sitting area allowing guests to relax. This is luxury on a royal scale.
Junior Suites
A hotel suite makes you feel special. It is not just the space but the thoughtful extras " marble bathroom, luxurious assortment of toiletries, evening turndown, soft bathrobes, and secure in-room safe " that make our Junior Suites so memorable. These magnificently decorated studio-style suites include a splendid king-size bed, a spacious seating area, and a comprehensive entertainment unit.
Master Suite
A master suite offers luxury on a lavish scale: a bedroom featuring a magnificent four-poster bed, plus a separate lounge with dining table, chairs, and an eye-catching animal-print sofa among the soft furnishings. There's even a Jacuzzi in the bathroom. There are antiques, paintings, books, and as much discreet technology as you could wish for. This is the ideal Central London hideaway.
Single Room
A classic room for single occupancy featuring a classic single bed (1 US Twin Bed) with stylish furnishings and all the modern conveniences you may need. All rooms offer individually controlled air-conditioning, voicemail, 24-hour room service and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
Double Room
A luxurious room with all the latest facilities to make your stay both enjoyable and comfortable. These rooms feature a queen size bed or for a twin room two classic single beds. All rooms offer 24 hour room service as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
King Room
A luxurious room with all the latest facilities, as well as a spacious desk working area with swivel chair and complimentary business stationary and equipment. All rooms are spacious in size and feature a king size bed. All rooms offer individually controlled air-conditioning, voicemail, 24-hour room service and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
Royal Room
Make the most of the regal location this property enjoys and check into one of eight Royal Rooms. These majestic rooms are all situated in an exclusively private wing of the property and capture the imagination with opulent designs inspired from great British monarchs of the past. Stretching from Queen Elizabeth I to Queen Victoria, these are the ideal rooms to envelop yourself in the grandeur and sumptuousness of their reigns. Each room is as unique and opulent as the era that inspired it.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Royal Mews: 0.1 mi
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Victoria station: 0.1 mi
  • Cardinal Place : 0.2 mi
  • Buckingham Palace: 0.2 mi
  • Queen`s Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Lambeth Palace: 0.2 mi
  • St. Ann's Shopping Centre : 0.3 mi
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre : 0.3 mi
  • Guards Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Green Park: 0.4 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 0.4 mi
  • Cutty Sark: 0.4 mi
  • Crime Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Mews: 0.1 mi
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Victoria station: 0.1 mi
  • Cardinal Place : 0.2 mi
  • Buckingham Palace: 0.2 mi
  • Queen`s Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Lambeth Palace: 0.2 mi
  • St. Ann's Shopping Centre : 0.3 mi
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre : 0.3 mi
  • Guards Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Green Park: 0.4 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 0.4 mi
  • Cutty Sark: 0.4 mi
  • Crime Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 0.5 mi
  • St. James's Park: 0.6 mi
  • St James's Park: 0.6 mi
  • Piccadilly: 0.6 mi
  • Houses of Parliament: 0.7 mi
  • Cadogan Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Westminster Dragoons Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Sloane Square: 0.7 mi
  • Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Westminster Abbey Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Royal Academy of Arts: 0.7 mi
  • Jewel Tower: 0.7 mi
  • National Army Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Arcade : 0.8 mi
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Palace of Westminster: 0.8 mi
  • Saatchi Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • River Thames: 0.8 mi
  • Park Lane: 0.8 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 0.8 mi
  • Pimlico: 0.9 mi
  • Big Ben: 0.9 mi
  • Harrods: 0.9 mi
  • Admiralty Arch: 0.9 mi
  • Tate Britain: 0.9 mi
  • London School of Economics: 0.9 mi
  • Port of London: 0.9 mi
  • Regent Street: 0.9 mi
  • Trafalgar Square: 0.9 mi
  • Nelson's Column: 0.9 mi
  • Canada House Gallery: 0.9 mi

Dining

The Library Restaurant
bbar & Restaurant, facing the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, is a South African themed venue also run by the family-owned Red Carnation Hotel Collection. It is just on your left as you exit reception at The Rubens. Sporting vintage photographs of big game, faux giraffe skin fabrics, ethnic carvings, leopard spotted lampshades and polished zebrano wood table tops it's a funky mix of safari chic and colonial cool. The menu is international, but with a strong South African accent lent by dishes like Springbok fillet, Grilled Boerewors Sausages and Bobotie Spring Rolls.The two bars serve an impressive 110 wines (over 50 by the glass) from an eclectic list of old and new world producers including Bouchard Finalyson, a vineyard in South Africa, also belonging to The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Passionate mixologists prepare over 60 cocktails, from the classics to the more exotic, while the warm and relaxed service creates an invitingly intimate atmosphere.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (42)

Ratings and reviews for The Rubens At The Palace Hotel London

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 42
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.4

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hayles
Business
Kent uk
Dec 8, 2014

Lovely friendly weekend away

The staff were wonderful so friendly and helpful, rooms were a little small but clean and comfortable, excellent value for money, overall it's the lovely staff who made the stay so pleasurable

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pogats
Business
Southgate , Mi
May 24, 2014

Rubens at the Palace

Excellent hotel, with outstanding service. Would defiantly return to the hotel. Great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
antonio guerra
Business
bogota
Nov 25, 2013

good

Good hotel but a little bit expensive it is located very near from victoria station

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rosalynne
Business
Florida
Sep 9, 2013

Weekend Getaway

Staff was very very attentive and always had smiles on their faces. Could not get any better than that. The room was very small. Pluses though were: Great Shower Nice amenities Super pillows Excellant breakfasts

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Maroush Restaurant = fabulous Lebanese dining

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
keyman
Business
San Diego, Ca
Jul 13, 2011

Fantastic Hotel Stay

We had a great stay. The staff were all super helpful. The room was clean and comfortable and you can't beat the location. This was our 2nd stay and we will stay there again. My 3 year old left her favorite doll in the dining room and when we got back back from sight seeing the staff had already figured it out whose it was and left it in our room. My daughter was thrilled. Also the breakfast was fantastic and again great service. Big Thanks

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
billwest99
Business
Boston area
May 16, 2011

Nice hotel well situated

Checked into room early no prob. Nice surprise. Very good service from all employees. Around corner from Buckingham Palace. Room very nice...amenities, solid, quiet. Walk to West. Abbey and other sites. Located in largely bus district so quiet neighborhood at night and esp weekends. Did not use hotel restaurant. Restaurants nearby - OK.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, New York
Apr 24, 2011

Sir Tophom Hat at the Reubens

Our stay at the hotet was especially memorable due to the congeniality and helpfulness of the staff. We were welcomed with a smile when we checked in and then each time we entered or left the hotel. [...] opened the door for us each day with a warm smile and a greeting. I would definitely return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

One block up toward the Palace, make a right and find a small deli/diner owned by an Italian couple. The prices are reasonable and the food was good.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Wilmington, Delaware
Mar 14, 2011

OMG!!! What a great location!!!!

Traveled with my adult child for a mom and daughter extended weekend away. Great location...large rooms for Europe. The Tube(aka-Train)is incrediably easy to use. One block from the hotel. It can get you to all the main attractions in London. The hotel was across the street from Buckingham Palace, down the block from the theater district and a few blocks over from Westminster Cathedral. Would return to this hotel without question. Loved the basket of apples that are always available at the front desk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Loads of small restaurants around the hotel. Any type of ethnic food can be found for a very reasonable price.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
London Times Three
Business
Stafford Springs, CT
Jul 15, 2010

Best Location in London

The hotel staff was very helpful, especially after we left and our daughter forgot her passports and documents in her room safe. Everything got to Heathrow with time to spare. Hotel breakfast was a wonderful buffet that filled you until tea time. The Library Restaurant had a wonderful Chatobriand for Two that was excellent. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful at all times. Would definitely stay there again. The ony bad thing was that the television channels did not have the selection we are used to having in the States.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
krazykatkb
Business
Greenville, SC
Nov 22, 2009

Top Notch

The Rubens provides the most excellent of accommodations. Superior staff and location are the highlights of the lodging. Rooms are finely appointed, but a bit small in comparison to US lodgings. Breakfast buffet is excellent. Food and drink from Calvary Lounge also very good. Room service is timely and finely appointed. Location cannot be beat. Right across the road from the Royal Mews, it is a very short walk to the front of Buckingham Palace. Not a bad stroll to Parliament Square and the Thames. Victoria Station is right around the corner, so transportation is not an issue. The Rubens cannot be beat for a carefree stay in London.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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