Rubens at the Palace
Why We Love It
- One of its nearest neighbors is Buckingham Palace
- Reputation for excellent staff & award-winning food
- Unique living wall with 10,000 plants
- Charming, historic property
"Lovely gem of a hotel" -- Condé Nast Traveler
94% (16 Member Ratings)
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Rooms & Rates
OverviewThe 4-star Rubens at the Palace boasts a unique location -- one of its nearest neighbors is Buckingham Palace -- and offers views over the Royal Mews.
Built in the 1800s to accommodate debutantes attending royal parties, the property 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 2 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 69-foot-high Living Wall in 2013 has inspired a range of garden-themed drinks, featuring Bloom gin, elderflower and edible flowers.
There is no on-site gym, but free passes to the nearby LA Fitness are available, and Rubens also has a sports buddies program, where staff team up with guests to enjoy any number of sports.
- "Lovely gem of a hotel … Staff treat you like a VIP from the moment you step into the lobby" -- Condé Nast Traveler
- "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
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- Fitness classes
- 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
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Pay-per-view / movies on demand
- Sitting area
- Flatscreen TV
- iPod/iPhone docking station
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Luxury toiletries
- 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.
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