We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Rubens at the Palace

4.0 of 5 39 Buckingham Palace Road | Victoria, London SW1W 0PS, England
Hotel website
Click for phone number
Special Offer
4 nights for 3
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 12 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
The Rubens at the Palace
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Rubens at the Palace
Write a Review

2,379 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (474)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Manassas, Virginia, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our third stay at the Rubens and we've nothing but good things to say. Extremely helpful and professional staff, excellent amenities, a location that couldn't be better, and wonderful restaurants! Efficient check in, beautifully appointed room, modern bath. Love being two blocks from Victoria Station and literally across the street from Buckingham Palace Mews. We ate in both the Cavalry... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Little Silver, New Jersey
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently spent 6 nights at The Rubens. It is close to a main underground station, and across from The Royal Mews , the stables for Buckingham Palace. We watched carriages and horses go in and out every morning. Buckingham Palace was around the corner. The service at the hotel was outstanding, very personal. The breakfast buffet... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Retford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband booked this hotel for a two night break as we were going on a dining experience on The Orient Express, which departs from Victoria Station, literally a few minutes walk from the hotel. We were welcomed by the concierge, who was very polite and friendly and wished us a pleasant stay. Check in was quick and the reception... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Weymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The first impressions of the hotel were good but was then very disappointed in the room we were given. I'd specifically booked a superior room to have some extra space/quality but the room we were given was very small, dingy and tatty, nothing like the pictures. The bath and taps were old, covered in scratches and marks, the mirror had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I recently stayed at the Rubens at the Palace for one night to celebrate my birthday. We have been lucky to have stayed at many beautiful hotels around the world but this is the first time we have felt so strongly the need to leave a review. The whole experience was absolutely incredible. We were met with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Wales UK
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked The Rubens at the Palace from the excellent reviews I had seen on Trip Advisor, and decided to go for the executive king room to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. So many of the reviews state how excellent the service is at the hotel and this is one of the reasons I decided to book the hotel in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i stayed with my wife and family from Thursday 16th October until Sunday 19th October. On our arrival we were informed by a courteous member of desk staff that our rooms would not be available for approximately another 20 minutes and kindly invited us all to have a drink from the lounge bar at the hotel free of charge. Our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rubens at the Palace is across the street from the Royal Mews (i.e. combined stables, carriage house and, lately, the garage) of the British Royal Family. Hotel is situated in a very nice and comfortable area, no fears of walking about. Vicrotia Station is a few minutes away, as is (as one would expect from the name of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
San Francisco, California
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A three a night stay could not have better. Staff warm and friendly. Outstanding buffet breakfast. Spacious room with double pane windows. Restaurant, including bbar had excellent food. Would highly recommend this excellent location hotel.

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great hotel in a good location, near Buckingham Palace and Victoria Station. A small grocery store is nearby as well, plus a few pubs (though these were clones of each other). All staff--concierges, wait staff, reception personnel, doormen--were friendly and helpful. Breakfasts were generous and the dining area was lovely. Our room was small but the bathroom was well-appointed;... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
MalcolmHendry, General Manager at The Rubens at the Palace, responded to this review

Sorry that you were disappointed with your room, I have spoken with my Executive Housekeeper and re-iterated the need for a consistency of standards throughout our bedrooms. Kind Regards, Malcolm Hendry General Manager More

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Rubens at the Palace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Rubens at the Palace

Address: 39 Buckingham Palace Road | Victoria, London SW1W 0PS, England
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rubens at the Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 173
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, Agoda, Priceline, Venere, Escapio, Cheap Tickets, Despegar.com, TripOnline SA, EasyToBook, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your The Rubens at the Palace reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Rubens At The Palace Hotel London
Rubens At The Palace London
Rubens Palace
The Rubens At The Palace London, England

729 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (461)
Videos (2)
Hotel & grounds (65)
Room/suite (147)
Dining (28)
Bathroom (34)
View from room (21)
Other (164)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

All expert photos (250)
Amenities (3)
Classic Double Room (33)
Junior Suite (39)
Restaurants and Bars (37)
Superior King Room (37)
The Hotel (18)
The King's Suite (83)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (19)
Room/suite (8)
Dining (3)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Other (5)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay