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100% (10 member ratings) "Lovely gem of a hotel" -- Condé Nast Traveler
Quintessentially English dining

Rubens at the Palace

London
  • One of its nearest neighbours is Buckingham Palace
  • Reputation for excellent service & award-winning food
  • Unique living wall with 10,000 plants
  • The Daily Telegraph says it's in "an exceptionally convenient location for anyone who wants to explore the key sights of London"

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100% (10 member ratings)

4.7Location
4.9Staff/Service
4.6Ambiance/Design
4.1Rooms
4.1Value for Money

Location

39 Buckingham Palace Road
London, SW1W 0PS
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The 4-star Rubens at the Palace boasts a unique location -- one of its nearest neighbours is Buckingham Palace -- and it offers views over the Royal Mews.

Built in the 1800s to accommodate debutantes attending royal parties, today it is walking distance to the Royal Parks, Victoria Station and Westminster -- and has garnered quite the reputation for its delightful staff and living wall, home to 10,000 plants.

Commonly for a historical property, some of the rooms are on the smaller side, but all are quiet and charming. The décor is traditional -- cozy beds, elegant drapes, antiques and original art (including portraits of Henry VIII).

Families are well cared for, with interconnecting rooms, pull-out sofa beds in the more spacious Executive King Rooms, treats at turndown and even a 'Director of Fun'. Pets are also welcome (charges apply).

The Library Restaurant has been awarded two AA-Rosettes for its modern British fare, notably its Inverawe Scottish and Burren Irish Smoked Salmon (carved at the table), Gressingham duck breast with tarragon-stuffed mushrooms and the lauded honeycomb ice cream.

After dinner, retire to the Cavalry Bar for a cocktail. The addition of the hotel's 21-metre-high Living Wall in 2013 has inspired a range of garden-themed drinks, featuring bloom gin, elderflower and edible flowers.

There is no gym on-site, but free passes to the nearby LA Fitness are available, and Rubens also has a 'sports buddies' programme, where staff team up with guests to enjoy any number of sports.

From the press:
  • "Lovely gem of a hotel... Staff treat you like a VIP from the moment you step into the lobby" -- Condé Nast Traveller
  • "It's the sort of hotel that must reassure visitors that Britain can still do things well when it puts its mind to it" -- The Daily Mail
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General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Butler service
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Public car park (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Check-in

  • Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout

  • Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests

  • Children up to 11 years old stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cot/crib and extra bed available on request for children under 12: £30 per night, in Executive Kings and Junior Suites only. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout. Children aged 12 and over are considered adults.

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request. Charges will apply.

Cancellation

  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Victoria station, which connects to above-ground train connections to London Gatwick (the trip should take 40 minutes). Alternatively, take the Piccadilly Line from London Heathrow to South Kensington and transfer to the Circle or District Line for Victoria (the trip will take an hour).

Address

  • 39 Buckingham Palace Road
  • London, SW1W 0PS
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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