My friend had just passed away in the build up to the jubilee weekend. So my husband and I booked a nights stay away in London at the last minute, to help take my mind off the latest events.
I was feeling very low travelling down to London but from the moment we arrived we were looked after like royalty. This was truly going to be a royal weekend.
The doorman was very helpful as we had taken our dog Abbie with us, and welcomed her as much as my husband and I whilst assisting us with our bags to the reception.
The reception was understandably busy due to the fact that it was the Jubilee weekend but we didn't wait long to be checked in.
Once again all the staff fussed over Abbie and helped us to our room offering us help with any recommendations for good dog walks. ( The hotel also has their very own doggy concierge )
The hotel was beautifully decorated and had lots of character, which you would expect being situated so close to the Hotel.
Our room was nicely decorated, with really cosy bed. The whole room was spotlessly clean and extremely peaceful. Abbie our pet Lurcher had been loaned a cosy pet bed and dog bowl, which was a nice touch because that was one less thing to have to drag to London. She also very kindly received a big bag of treats and a nice toy which she loved! This all was very unexpected.
There was even a doggy menu which Abbie did sample and judging by the fact that it was licked clean I'd say she enjoyed every mouthful.
My husband and I watched the Jubilee concert in the park and came back for a night cap before bed. The bar area was wonderful and as were the staff who were now calling Abbie by her nick name. The staff truly made us feel like family. The pianist playing just set the atmosphere for what has to be one of the best stays I've ever had.
My husband and I had a wonderful breakfast the next day. There was plenty to choose from and we both felt very full. Abbie our Lurcher was allowed to eat her breakfast with us as she was allowed anywhere in the hotel with us. First class breakfast with more than you would normally imagine.
My husband and I check out that morning but stayed to watch the royal family prade. We were soaked as it rained and were in need of something to eat. We headed back to the hotel only to see that the hotel looked to be turning the public away because they were fully booked for high tea. We approached the steps and the doors opened and we were welcomed back in. They said no matter what that they would find us a table. We were so pleased!
High tea was exceptional and very filling and the service was amazing.
Overall I would say that this had to be the BEST hotel we have ever stayed in!
Mr and Mrs Kirk Wiltshire.
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- Traditional, Edwardian-era hotel, originally built as a debutante hostel for nearby Buckingham Palace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Rubens At The Palace Hotel London
- Rubens At The Palace London
- Rubens Palace
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