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The Rubens at the Palace

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Brisbane, Australia
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We had the Master Suite, which lived up to expectation - nicely appointed, TWO walk in robes, TWO bathrooms (one was massive) and separate lounge/dining. Leopard print theming aside, we were very comfortable and great for entertaining if you're meeting locals. The staff were very personable and when they found out our planned activities, proffered complimentary items to make our...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very fortunate to be treated to this hotel by my fabulous friend Who wanted to pay for it for our wedding anniversary and my birthday included in the package was a three course meal and a full English breakfast the next morning. I emailed the hotel to let them know it was our anniversary and upon arrival in...

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MalcolmHendry, General Manager at The Rubens at the Palace, responded to this review

Dear jadeywoos, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, and for taking the time to share your experience online with other travellers. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your trip and visit to the Hotel. It is lovely to first of all know that you were recommended for your wedding anniversary. It is always so special...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Rubens is a lovely traditional hotel one block away from Buckingham Palace. Its location in Westminster is ideal for exploring the city with Victoria Station only a very short walk away. Nearby St. James Park makes for a wonderful walk that can take you to the Churchill War Rooms, the Horse Guards Parade, or even on to Trafalgar Square....

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't say enough nice things about the Rubens! We stayed here this weekend for 2 nights and it was perfect! The staff were exceptional - friendly, polite, professional and were genuinely interested in each and every guest. We were made to feel so special and they took care of us as if we were their own family. Nothing was...

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MalcolmHendry, General Manager at The Rubens at the Palace, responded to this review

Dear MaryMargaret01, Thank you very much for your fantastic comments following from your recent stay with us at The Rubens at the Palace. I am so happy to know you enjoyed your visit to us, and felt even as if you were staying in a 5* Hotel! I know my team will be over the moon to read this! Thank...

Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for her Birthday during a two night trip to watch the 'Harry Potter' play and we couldn’t have enjoyed the hotel more. We've stayed in a few hotels in London over the years and this one really blew us away. The location was spectacular. The walk from the Palace Theatre takes you past Trafalgar...

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MalcolmHendry, General Manager at The Rubens at the Palace, responded to this review

Dear Chris2017M, Thank you so much for your brilliant feedback following from your birthday stay with your wife. It is lovely to know that we provided such an exceptional stay for you, and to know that we stood out from other Hotels you have visited! Thank you for further recognising the friendly and inquisitive nature of my team- we take...

Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is ideal for visting the Palace . Kensington and the parks around the area, We walked to The Royal Albert Hall from the hotel.The staff were so very helpful in every way. From Jonathan on the door to the lovely ladies and gents in the Breakfast room. Which was very good.

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Dear Lesley B, Thank you very much for your brilliant review following from your stay with us. It is great to know that we were in a superb location for your sightseeing, and to know that you enjoyed the short walk to Kensington and the Royal Parks. I am delighted that Jonathan my outstaning Doorman cared for you so well!...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was the first thing we booked when we were organizing our trip to London! I am safely say it did not disappoint! From the minute we walked in the door until the second we left we were made feel so welcome! The attention to detail in every single tiny thing in the hotel is amazing! The Afternoon Tea was...

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Dear Mary M, Thank you very much for your kind review following from your Afternoon Tea with us here at The Rubens at the Palace. I am so pleased to read that we were the first property you booked for your experience of London, and that we could provide a lovely afternoon for you! I am thrilled by you noting...

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I visited Rubens with my mum, aunt and cousins in March of this year. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves from the start to the end, and we all felt that this venue offered us one of the best afternoon teas we have ever had. We were greated by a friendly doorman who was happy and welcoming. Then we were shown to...

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MalcolmHendry, General Manager at The Rubens at the Palace, responded to this review

Dear emmaj1986, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a brilliant review following from your family visit to us in March. I am delighted to read that you felt our Afternoon Tea to be one of the best you have ever experienced! This is outstanding feedback, and my team are absolutely thrilled. Thank you. Please however...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderfully located, within spitting distance of Buckingham Palace and walking distance to anywhere in Westminster. Very close to Victoria station from which you can get anywhere you need. I arrived very early and was warmly greeted by the staff who allowed me to check in early and drop my bag while I went out sightseeing for a few hours. My...

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MalcolmHendry, General Manager at The Rubens at the Palace, responded to this review

Dear Matt M, Thank you so much for your fantastic review following from your visit to us. I am very pleased to read that we were in a perfect location, and that you were able to benefit from our very close proximity to London's main sights. We are indeed very fortunate to have Buckingham Palace just on our door-step! It...

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thank you to the Rubens for the amazing visit. Each and every staff member was attentive, helpful and friendly. We so enjoyed the apt around the corner and the breakfast every morning. Thank you for all the assistance with plans and advice for how to spend our day. It was a great location, near train station, bus stops and parks....

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Dear Fishbaby1, Thank you very much for your kind review following from your stay with us. I was so happy to read you describe your experience as 'amazing', and I know my team will be thrilled when they read your review too this weekend. It was absolutely our pleasure to have taken care of you, and I am so happy...

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Staying in Westminster

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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of 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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Address: 39 Buckingham Palace Road | Victoria, London SW1W 0PS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
Price Range: $266 - $440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rubens at the Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 173
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Rubens At The Palace London
Rubens Palace
The Rubens At The Palace London, England
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#39 Green Hotel in London
#64 Romantic Hotel in London
#79 Luxury Hotel in London
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“The more expensive rooms in the front offer a view of the Royal Mews but they are currently wrapped in scaffolding and tarps.”
Kimo6229, 2 days ago | Read review
“Our room had a fantastic view of Buckingham Palace.”
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“Our room was at the back of the hotel on the second floor over looking a back street. It was very quite.”
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“The apt is fantastic”
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“The King Henry 7th Suite is beautiful and very spacious.”
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