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The Rubens At The Palace, London

5-star5 stars
39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, England, SW1W 0PS, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Victoria Palace Theatre
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Delicious food
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The Rubens At The Palace, London

from $309
  • Classic Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Royal Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Classic Room, 1 Double Bed, View (Royal Mews View)
  • Executive Suite
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, View (Royal Mews View)
  • Suite (Master)
  • Royal Room, 1 King Bed
  • Family Suite
  • Superior Room

What’s around The Rubens At The Palace, London


  • In London City Centre
  • Victoria Palace Theatre - 3 min walk
  • Apollo Victoria Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Buckingham Palace - 7 min walk
  • St. James Park - 10 min walk
  • Green Park - 12 min walk
  • Piccadilly - 12 min walk
  • Park Lane - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 37 min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) - 43 min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 81 min drive
  • London Victoria Rail Station - 3 min walk
  • London Charing Cross Station - 23 min walk
  • Vauxhall Station - 25 min walk
  • Victoria Underground Station - 5 min walk
  • St. James's Park Underground Station - 8 min walk
  • Hyde Park Corner Underground Station - 12 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 161 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built - 1911
  • Elevator/lift
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The English Grill - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

The Curry Room - This restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open select days.

The Leopard Bar - This Champagne bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

The New York Bar - This cocktail bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

Bbar & Restaurant - This bar serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

The Rubens At The Palace, London’s small print

Also known as

  • Rubens Palace
  • Rubens Palace Hotel
  • Rubens Palace Hotel London
  • Rubens Palace London
  • Rubens At The Palace London
  • The Rubens At The Palace Hotel London
  • The Rubens At The Palace London, England


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs GBP 46 per night

English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 22.00 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 500 per pet, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 870 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
My room was very comfortable and quiet. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. The location was fantastic! I could easily walk to Buckingham Palace, Royal Mews, Victoria station and theater! I will definitely stay here again!
Nancie, us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Close to everything
We had an amazing time at the Rubens. Paula the manager gave excellent customer service as did her staff. They remembered us by name and face after just one day. They were very accommodating and the service was outstanding. The location is walking distance to everything: food, drinks and there is even a hop on hop off stop steps from the hotel. We would definitely stay again in the future.
Erin, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
My husband and I have been staying at Rubens for years when coming in and going out of London. We have tried other locations but this is the best. The rooms are always clean and the service exceptional. Coffee in lobby early each morning and lovely dining and bar.
usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Great location but a little dated and cramped
The good thing about the Rubens is the location. It is an easy and very short walk to Buckingham palace, Victoria Station and many restaurants/bars and pubs. Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar square are totally walk-able form here too. This is what I guess would be called a grand OLD hotel though. Everything is quite small and dated. The lifts are tight with 3 people and the King Deluxe rooms are consumed with the furniture therein. The bathroom is one sink and a shower door that only covers a third of the shower/tub so a lot of water ends up on the floor. The A/C is tired and on a warm day does not quite keep up with the humidity. Front desk service is exceptional and so are the doormen. I suppose my problem is that I am used to American hotels and this is London. So, I got over it and had a great time. Last thing is the food in the hotel is crazy expensive compared to other restaurants in the area but clearly they are looking to provide a superior dining experience for those who can and want to shell out the extra cash. We ate in the hotel once (Bbar) and it was really good but I didn't think it was THAT good. FYI The English Rose Cafe across the street is absolutely fantastic for breakfast and had a very nice afternoon tea for about 1/4th of the cost of Rubens.
James, us6 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best London Hotel and experience
Fantastic stay. Great service staff and location. Thanks
michael, us1 night romance trip

The Rubens At The Palace, London

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