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The Rubens at the Palace

4.0 of 5 39 Buckingham Palace Road | Victoria, London SW1W 0PS, England
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Wantage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

we spent one night here and had booked a superior room. On arrival we were upgraded and whilst enjoying a cafetière coffee in our very pleasant room had a phone call to ask how we liked our room. I did comment that the bathroom was a little small and we were immediately offered the choice of 2 junior suites, one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Rubens was my favorite hotel on my 9 day trip across the UK and Ireland. We stayed for two days and they treated all three of us like queens. The rooms were beautiful, the beds were comfy, and the water pressure in the shower was out of this world!!!! It is in a great location, with friendly and knowledgable... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely birthday present from my husband Staying in yet another hotel in the Red Carnation Hotel made me even more impressed by this hotel chain. The lady, owner and designer behind these hotels Bea Tollman is a remarkable woman. There is a thought behind every detail. Everything is so beautiful ! This Time we stayed at Rubens at The... More 

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Kidderminster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Picked this hotel because of its location - right by Buckingham Palace, walking distance to Knightsbridge, Westminster and Piccadilly. We wanted to be close to the Victoria Palace Theatre where we were seeing Billy Elliot. The hotel is very nice. Greeted by doormen, friendly reception staff and concierge. All bedrooms are different. We booked a Mews View one. Not large... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel, with great service. The concierge was very helpful in arranging a couple of site seeing visits, as well as recommending dinning locations. We originally had a king room, but found it very cramped to wal around with our suit cases. We upgraded to a larger king room that was very spacious. Can't get over the walls in... More 

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed, with our two young girls, for a recent weekend away. The rooms were lovely and well fitted and the adjoining rooms perfect for a family group. The breakfast was plentiful and offering a quality selection. The staff however are what differentiates this hotel from others. In all areas the staff were attentive to details, friendly and accomodating of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here with my wife and two teenage daughters in late December last year. The hotel reservation staff were very helpful in answering all of our questions before we arrived. At the hotel the staff were also very friendly and provided very good service. Breakfast was included in our room rate and had a wide range of food from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was treated to afternoon tea it was great in all aspects definitely recommend if your near Buckingham palace to go there for a real treat. Staff were attentive, lovely and so cheerful really nice staff, made us very welcome. Food was great good quality food and cakes and such fluffy scones. I am quite fussy so would recommend this treat... More 

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Yorkshire
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42 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice hotel, close the Buckingham Palace. The staff are very accommodating, professional and helpful. Breakfast was very good and served in a nice location. Had a upgraded room, which had some distinctive charm, but was quiet small for the cost.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights in early January so we could see The Lion King - my brilliant birthday treat. Part of privately owned group of hotels ( here and abroad) called The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. All staff very caring from beginning of stay to the end. Room and bathroom well fitted and very clean. Breakfast excellent with large choice.... More 

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Address: 39 Buckingham Palace Road | Victoria, London SW1W 0PS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Rubens at the Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 173
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