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The Rubens at the Palace
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Greetings from the Hotel General Manager
A very warm welcome to The Rubens. We would be delighted to welcome you to our hotel overlooking Buckingham Palace’s Royal Mews. (Immerse yourself in) Enjoy the magnificence and splendour of a bygone age, whilst enjoying the latest in modern technology and comfort.
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- Guests celebrating special occasions can arrange private dinners or cocktail parties in one of the hotel's elegant function suites. Dedicated event coordinators are available to take care of all the details.
What to Expect:
- Overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, this charming Edwardian hotel features public areas lavishly decorated with antiques, paintings, and fresh flowers. Both business and leisure travelers appreciate the hotel's central location and traditional British hospitality.
- After a day of sightseeing, guests can enjoy traditional afternoon tea at the Palace Lounge or cocktails at the Cavalry Bar. The Old Masters' Restaurant features traditional British dishes while the Library Restaurant serves international cuisine in a formal setting. Room service is available 24 hours.
39 BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROAD
London, SW1W 0PS
- Buckingham Palace
Airport:London Heathrow Airport LHR
The Rubens at the Palace, London, features 161 air-conditioned guestrooms, all of which are elegantly decorated with antique-style furniture and prints on the walls. All accommodations include cable TVs with pay movies, high-speed wired and wireless Internet access (surcharge), direct-dial phones with voice mail, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms feature complimentary deluxe toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers.
- Single -
Single Rooms at the Rubens contain fine furnishings and thoughtful extras to ensure that you still get the luxury of the hotel as a single traveler. Rooms are all en-suite with luxury toiletries and all the rooms have a sophisticated high speed Internet TV package that includes a music centre and a substantial movie selection, as well as a complete Window package (Available at an additional charge to be paid direct)
- Double -
Catering for our guests who have business needs and for those who are simply here to relax, The Rubens at The Palace has two different approaches to its Double Rooms. Whilst all rooms have double sized beds and are all en-suite, the Business Ready Rooms have larger desk space, luxury office chairs and thoughtful business extras. Our Leisure Rooms focus on storage space and relaxing scaling areas where guests can kick their shoes off and relax.
- Superior King -
Stylish and chic, the King rooms are available with additional business desk space or for leisure guests, extra room for storage. In several different styles, the king rooms offer pure luxury for all of our guests.
- Executive King -
Executive King rooms are the perfect combination of space and comfort. Each room features a king bed, sitting area with sofa and spacious working desk with swivel chare, complimentary business stationary and equipment. The sofa can be converted into an additional bed for one adult or two children, making this an excellent category for families.
- Royal Room -
In a privately secure wing of their own, eight themed rooms in honor of past British Monarchs allow our guests to feel like royalty. Choose from Queen Elizabeth I or II, Henry VIII, and more. All rooms offer the cultural heritage of their reigns and are reflected in the design and furnishings which cleverly transport you to their era. All Royal rooms offer flat screen TV's not only in the room but also in the luxurious marble bathrooms.
- Junior Suite -
Traditionally decorated and individually appointed with sumptuous fabrics and elegant furnishing, each suite provides the ultimate in luxury, style and comfort. Junior Suites are studio style with one large king bedded room that has a spacious seating area, entertainment unit and a luxurious marble bathroom with an assortment of fine toiletries.
- Executive Suite -
Three individually appointed suites, two of which are split level, and all are lavishly decorated in a grand style following a theme including The African Queen Suite, Henry VII, and The Queen Suite. All rooms are equipped with the latest technology, are business ready, and feature a well stocked mini-bar.
- Master Suite -
The hotel offers one Master Suite. The Monarch. This suite has a separate lounge, en suite bathroom in the bedroom, and a guest toilet off the lounge. This is the perfect room for special occasions featuring a four-poster bed and Jacuzzi tub. The lounge area is furnished in custom made fabrics, antique furniture, paintings and a selection of books. Private in-room dining is easily arranged making use of the dining table which comfortably seats up to four guests.
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom telephone
- Bottled water in room (complimentary)
- Cable/satellite TV
- Climate control
- Clock radio
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary toiletries
- Cribs (infant beds) available
- Direct-dial phone
- Hair dryer
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- In-room safe
- Internet access - high speed
- Internet access - surcharge
- Iron/ironing board
- Non-smoking rooms
- Pay movies
- Rollaway beds
- Trouser press
- Turndown service
- Voice mail
- Wake-up calls
This boutique hotel is located in the heart of London within walking distance of popular attractions including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and St. James's Park. Amenities include in-room massages and beauty treatments (surcharge), concierge services, and 24-hour room service. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel (surcharge).
The hotel welcomes pets and provides a full range of pet-friendly amenities including custom-made pet beds, pet menus, and dog sitting and walking services (surcharges apply, advanced reservations required).
The amenities listed below are available on site; fees may apply:
- 24-hour front desk
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Audio-visual equipment
- Banquet facilities
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Business center
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Concierge services
- Conference room(s)
- Dry cleaning service
- Internet access in public areas - high speed
- Internet access in public areas - surcharge
- Laundry facilities
- Multilingual staff
- Parking (surcharge)
- Parking (valet)
- Restaurant(s) in hotel
- Room service (24 hours)
- Safe-deposit box - front desk
- Secretarial services
- Shoe shine
- Wedding services
Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in, cannot be guaranteed, and may incur additional charges.
- Pets not allowed
- 2 PM
Old Masters' RestaurantBuffet-style restaurant with an open fire, high ornate ceilings, and chandeliers. Serves traditional British dishes such as Prime Rib of Aberdeen Angus Beef with Yorkshire Pudding and Horseradish Sauce. Also offers salads, fish, and vegetarian options.
Library RestaurantIntimate restaurant with patterned wallpaper, an open fire, large armchairs, and richly embroidered fabrics. Serves a selection of international dishes such as Whole Grilled Dover Sole with Chive and Butter Sauce and New Forest Woodland Mushroom Risotto.
Cavalry BarBar decorated with military and historical artifacts. Serves a range of beers, wines, and spirits. Adjoining the bar is the Palace Lounge, where guests can enjoy views of the city over afternoon tea.
The Queen Mother's Sports Centre, located about a 10-minute walk from the hotel, features a fitness center, a pool, a sauna, and steam rooms (surcharge). Running paths are available at St. James's Park, located 600 m (656 yd) from the hotel.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Running track/path
- Yoga classes/instruction
European Riches 2013
- European Riches 2013
- Daily English breakfast
- Welcome drink for two on arrival
- 15% dining discount in the restaurant or from room service throughtout guest stay, excluding beverages
- Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability at check-in. Guests staying in a Suite also receive an arrival transfer from Heathrow or Gatwick Airport
- European Riches with Best Available Rate
- The best available rate
- Daily English breakfast for two
- Welcome drink for two on arrival
- 15% dining discount at the Hotel Restaurant or from room service during stay (beverages excluded)
- Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability
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