The Rubens at the Palace Hotel is one of the most famous hotels in London. It is located in the heart of the city. It's the closest hotel to Buckingham Palace in London and our room looked directly out onto the Buckingham Place Mews.
This is a perfect spot for those who want to experience London on foot. It’s in the centre of everything, nothing is out of reach and it's a five minute walk from Victoria Station.
We were greeted in our taxi by a friendly concierge and escorted from the street to the reception in the lobby while they took care of our luggage. Our bags were whisked away and we were escorted to our upgraded Royal Room.
Our upgraded room was of a good size, offering plenty of living space. The windows offered a great view of a Buckingham Palace Mews and were framed by lovely thick curtains. The décor was cream and gold throughout, and reflected the opulence we had experienced in the rest of the hotel.
The service we experienced while at the hotel was second to none. The concierge was excellent. He had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the city, where to visit, what to see. Everyone was courteous, friendly, approachable and well trained. We lacked for nothing, and nothing was too much trouble.
Everybody in the hotel, staff and guests, were well-dressed. This is a high-class venue where staff maintain a formal distance between themselves and guests, but not so much as it becomes cold.
There is no snobbery here, the staff has a genuine warmth to you, but at the same time, all the staff know their place.
Overall the hotel is a fantastic place to stay. You will pay well for the privilege, but sometimes it’s worth treating yourself to something exceptional.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- The Rubens At The Palace London, England