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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 )
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Ranked #44 of 1,073 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband & I just recently returned to our home in Boston, after celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary in London & Paris. It was a wonderful trip. We started out w/ 5 nights at The Rubens at the Palace, which was one of the hotels recommended to us by our travel agent. Anyway, he definitely didn't steer us wrong!... More

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Dublin, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at the Rubens for three nights. We had one of the smaller rooms but it was clean, and nicely appointed. The bathroom had a lovely tub.The Hotel is a very old building, and so the floors are creaky, and the elevators are extremely small (like just barely fitting 4 people). The breakfast buffet was nice and had a variety... More

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Dallas, Texas
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21 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staying at The Rubens is like coming home. An old hotel built for visiting debutantes while attending royal functions, the Rubens, updated, is in full swing with business and pleasure travelers alike. The Rubens location is convenient being just around the corner from Victoria Station, an 8 minute walk from Buckingham Palace, 13 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey and the... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Myself and my husband visited the Rubens for a weekend stay. From start to finish the level of customer service from the staff is top class. The rooms are clean and provide most essential items. The breakfast has a great choice and served in lovely surroundings. We experienced the afternoon tea which was absolutely delightful, a lovely selection of sandwiches,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend took me to the London for the first time and we stayed at the Rubens which is literally soooo close to the palace (how cool)! We arrived about an hour earlier than our checkin time but it was not an issue since our room was already available. We stayed in a royal room, "Mary Queen of Scots" ,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had the privilege of supporting a friend at his recent investiture at Buckingham Palace. Not only was the hotel a superb location for Palace and stations and comfortable but had the best of staff. I was so impressed at Doorman, Concierge and waiters. They were not in your face but seemed to anticipate your needs, remember your choices and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 4 nights while traveling alone in London. The hotel is in an absolutely idea location near Victoria station. The service was wonderful and the rooms were a really good size with very large bathrooms. It was clean, quiet and a good place to hang out if you wanted to relax for a few hours and watch... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this hotel.....I will be staying here again in August, 2014....You can not find a more charming hotel.....The restaurants are fantastic.....Afternoon tea is delightful.......The location is outstanding......Yes, the rooms are on the small side, but what hotel in Europe has large rooms?

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the rubens in July and had one of our BEST hotel stays ever. The staff was always cheerful and whenever there was an issue it was remedied immediately. We stayed for our anniversary and will stay again if we visit London

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited whilst attending a function at a different venue so we did not have a meal and cannot therfore comment on food. However, we did have breakfast which was pleasant but fairly standard fare. Service at the bar was excellent and the bar itself was spacious, well furnished and comfortable. The bedroom was quite small but certainly good enough for... 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  , Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rubens at the Palace 4*
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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
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#23 Family Hotel in London #39 Romantic Hotel in London #39 Luxury Hotel in London #62 Business Hotel in London
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Traditional, Edwardian-era hotel, originally built as a debutante hostel for nearby Buckingham Palace. ... more   less 
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