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.
All 1,075 London hotels

The Rubens at the Palace

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   39 Buckingham Palace Road | Victoria, London SW1W 0PS, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
One Night Free
Save Saved
You added The Rubens at the Palace to your Saves list
The Rubens at the Palace
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #42 of 1,075 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
ElisaCR2014 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Reviews (2,233)
  • Photos (835)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (427)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

2,233 people have reviewed this hotel

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 (427)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I got all the help I needed from the very nice and welcomming staff! The hotel is old and traditional with somewhat narrow rooms, but very charming with typical british charm. The hotel serves typical afternoon tea very excelent. I can recommend it to anyone.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Front of house service is great but beyond that some things in the rooms are a little tired or need better attention when cleaning. This is not the first UK hotel I have paid top dollar to stay at yet behind the scenes things are a little tired. We don't seem to be able to do it aswell as the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
26 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently had a meeting at the Rubens for a couple of days. Overall the hotel is very good. The reception and front door service is excellent. The staff is paying a true attention to each customers standing in the lobby. The bar service is "okay": several time, we asked drinks and snacks. The drinks will arrive without ice when... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
47 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Rubens on 19th April 2014 with my son and as always had a brilliant time. Hotel ticks all the boxes and rooms and restaurant amazing. Staff so courteous and helpful. Location ideal and short walk to tube

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly can I start by saying that I do not write reviews - genuinely! I have purposely joined Trip Advisor to write this so hopefully that will get your attention! I have worked in London for many years and have been lucky enough to have also stayed on numerous occasions for both business and pleasure and I can honestly say... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An enjoyable stay with very helpful staff and a great breakfast. Incredible location, proximate to almost every major London destination. Quite a bit of construction right outside hotel, so there may be some delays if one is in a car/taxi. The rooms are very small, so tough to open 2 suitcases at the same time. Par for course in London... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Colchester, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our friends came over to visit , not seen them for years. We all stayed at the same hotel. Very comfortable rooms, though a bit of a squeeze in the set up. Our friend walked into tv at night as close to bed. The staff are exceptionally helpful and polite. The hotel is very clean throughout and in a great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Dallas, Texas, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at the Rubens. We appreciate the attention to detail for our family. Our boys (ages 4, 7, 10) were pampered with gifts and treats and we had a private wing that allowed us to have two connecting rooms and a hallway. The English breakfast was great and the location was perfect. We were able to walk... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We very much enjoyed our stay at The Rubens. The location, right across the street from the Royal Mews and Buckingham Palace and walking distance to see Billy Elliot and Wicked were great pluses. The real treasure at The Rubens is the service—everyone is just lovely and any request is immediately addressed and with a smile. We felt very special... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had already stayed in 3 other Red Carnation hotels when we checked in here, so expectations were high. They were not only met, but we have now found a new "home" in London. Check in was smooth. The room was not as big as you might expect a junior suite to be, but otherwise very nice. It was facing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Rubens at the Palace, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
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  , Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rubens at the Palace 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Occupancy Marketing, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Agoda, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Splendia, Tingo, TripOnline SA, LondonMarketing.com, Cheap Tickets, BookingOdigeoWL, Despegar.com, Otel and Venere 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

835 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (441)
Videos (2)
Hotel & grounds (64)
Room/suite (147)
Dining (28)
Bathroom (34)
View from room (21)
Other (145)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

All expert photos (377)
The King's Suite (123)
Restaurants and Bars (51)
Classic Double Room (52)
The Hotel (27)
Amenities (5)
Superior King Room (55)
Junior Suite (64)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (18)
Room/suite (8)
Dining (3)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Other (4)


Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style
#22 Family Hotel in London #36 Luxury Hotel in London #40 Romantic Hotel in London #72 Business Hotel in London
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Traditional, Edwardian-era hotel, originally built as a debutante hostel for nearby Buckingham Palace. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer