Sunday, 1 March 2015

Hotel Wishlist: The Rubens at the Palace

(all photos taken from the hotel's website)
There are so many beautiful hotels around the world and it would be impossible to visit them all, but that's not to say I can't at least attempt to cover a decent slice of those that have caught my eye on A Glass Of Ice!  On this cosy Sunday afternoon, it dawned on me I could share my latest aesthetically-pleasing hotel finds via a series of occasional blog posts under the umbrella of 'Hotel Wishlist' and there could be no better start than with the incredible Rubens At The Palace hotel.  Located on London's Buckingham Palace Road, the majestic 4-star luxury hotel is opposite Buckingham Palace and is just a short walk away from Westminster Abbey.  The hotel claims to exhibit a 'traditional elegance' that blends seamlessly with the latest modern amenities and if the TripAdvisor reviews are anything to go by, I'd say that's accurate!


Palace Lounge, overlooking Bucking Palace Mews
Apartment's private balcony
The Rubens boasts 143 deluxe guest rooms, 8 royal rooms, 10 luxurious suites and 2 'beautifully furnished' self-contained apartments.  I've shared my favourite photos from their online gallery, although a quick visit to their website will also bring up a couple of videos.  Personally, I have always gravitated towards a neutral colour scheme that offers earthy colours and interesting textures, so the Chic Executive Suite (as shown above) is ticking so, so many boxes!    


This luxury hotel is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Group and is indisputably sumptuous in appearance, from the intricate floral arrangements to the beautiful bedding and from the impressive exterior to the afternoon tea that awaits inside, The Rubens at the Palace refuses to do anything by halves and by doing so, remains firmly on my hotel wish list!


With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. Hi Gabrielle, that afternoon tea is so tempting and the Rubens Hotel looks so elegant.

    Thanks btw for leaving nice words on Say Cheesy Cake , I really appreciate it.

    Kisses…

    Jo | Say Cheesy Cake
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    1. I was sold as soon as I set eyes on that afternoon tea as well! You're more than welcome, Jo!

      Gabrielle x

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  2. Nice! I look forward to more posts like this :)

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    1. I'll be sure to continue the series!

      Gabrielle x

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  3. Beautiful Pictures!

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    1. They really are - congrats to the photographer!

      Gabrielle x

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  4. The shots are very magazine worthy!! Great job on that!! ♥

    New post on the blog sweetie!
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    1. Hi Michael, as stated in the post these photos weren't actually taken by me! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  5. The décor in that hotel is so incredibly beautiful. Excellent photos too :)

    Lizzie Dripping

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more, Lizzie!

      Gabrielle x

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  6. Wow, that hotel is so beautiful, I wouldn't mind to visit that hotel, haha ;)

    xxx

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    1. That definitely makes two of us, it was the perfect way of starting a Hotel Wishlist series!

      Gabrielle x

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  7. I love the Hotel wish list series idea. I have a similar list in my mind about places I want to travel to. This hotel looks amazing.

    Deedee

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    1. That's really great to hear, and I would love to read more about your dream hotel locations as well! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  8. Love this place & the photos, compliment!

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    1. It sure is a beautiful hotel!

      Gabrielle x

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  9. Awesome! Love this so much. Hope you have an awesome new week (and month) :)

    xoxo;
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    1. Thanks very much, and you too!

      Gabrielle x

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  10. I guess I need to pay the lottery to be able to visit all those beautiful places around the world. Gorgeous pictures.
    xox
    Lenya
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    1. My fingers are crossed that an opportunity will present itself to you, Lenya! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  11. This hotel looks amazing and very luxury, I really like decor of it and I have no doubts why you add it to your wishlist hotels, I hope that your dream will come true someday. :)

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    1. The decor really is very sumptuous and beautiful! Thanks so much, I hope so too haha! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  12. Wow! This is a dreamy hotel!! I really love its style <3
    xx

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    1. Decor is so incredibly important when choosing a hotel, after all!

      Gabrielle x

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  13. wow.. that's beyond amazing and beautiful!! :D

    Happy March!
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    1. Glad you think so as well!

      Gabrielle x

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  14. Wow! This hotel looks so luxurious. The decor is really breathtaking! I so enjoy these posts Gabrielle, it gives me a chance to relax and envision myself somewhere beautiful...a great way to spend a Sunday.

    Keisha xo
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    1. It's so lovely to hear that you enjoy this kind of travel post, Keisha, and hopefully you'll enjoy more of my hotel wish list series in the future! Happy daydreaming! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  15. This looks beyond beautiful! And as for those purple macaroons. Wow! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. Oh yeah, the food looks so, so dreamy!!

      Gabrielle x

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  16. It does look very luxurious and definitely on the classic side. You're very lucky to discover them. Thank you for sharing this with us =)

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    1. Classic hotels really are so appealing as their decor doesn't age so dramatically! You're more than welcome :)

      Gabrielle x

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  17. those are some beautiful hotel interiors! wow :)

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    1. This certainly is a spectacular hotel!

      Gabrielle x

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  18. What a lovely blogpost idea! Love the exterior of the hotel Xx

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    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate that - it's nice to know you've enjoyed this post!

      Gabrielle x

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  19. What a gorgeous place, amazing :) xx

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    1. It's never coming off my hotel wish list!

      Gabrielle x

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  20. I'm a sucker for afternoon tea! Not many places here do it well, unless you pay crazy prices. I've got a few spots picked out in London for my next trip :)

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    1. I feel the very same way, hotels always seem to provide such extravagant ones as well! I hope London's afternoon teas live up to your expectations, Lorraine :)

      Gabrielle x

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  21. Awesome post!! Love all pics!!
    Kisses dear!

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  22. Such a great idea to start a series on beautiful hotels. I wish I could go to this one. Looking forward to next posts on hotels.

    Jasmine xx

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    1. Thank you Jasmine, I have a feeling they'll continue to be a lot of fun to blog about!

      Gabrielle x

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  23. Now that's a hotel I definitely want to stay in one day! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures with us :)

    Fashionably,
    Patricia
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    1. That makes two of us and you're more than welcome, Patricia :)

      Gabrielle x

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  24. Sumptuous indeed! What an exquisite hotel! Every spot of it is lovely.
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    1. I couldn't agree with you more!

      Gabrielle x

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  25. Elegant and beautiful! I wish you a wonderful day! :)
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    1. Thanks very much Priscilla and you too

      Gabrielle x

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  26. This hotel looks first class all the way. I wouldn't mind staying for a day and just partaking in all the lovely food and amenities. Heck I'd be happy to just pop by afternoon tea :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, it would be worth visiting for the food alone!!

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  27. Stunning, as always, darling! Makes me wanna visit ASAP!! :)
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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    1. Thanks so much Vanessa, I would so love to visit this hotel as well!

      Gabrielle x

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  28. stunning hotel! i allmost fainted when reading this!! happy week to you dear! noora / www.noorajatuukka.blogspot.fi

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    1. Haha that's so sweet, have a lovely evening!

      Gabrielle x

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  29. These hotels are gorgeous, the ones I have been in were nothing like these haha :)

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    1. The Rubens is certainly a hotel to admire!

      Gabrielle x

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  30. Gosh, looking at all these pictures making me yearn for a holiday getaway. Haven't really had one since my little one was born and I doubt I'll get one anytime soon. LOL!

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    1. I feel the same way, I've got a Champneys spa break booked for next month and I am SO eager to be there right now haha. I hope you find the time to enjoy a break some time soon, Shireen! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  31. OMG..Heavenly is the word for it :O

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    1. The perfect word to describe this hotel!

      Gabrielle x

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  32. Beautiful place, very luxurious!

    Edita
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    1. It really is very beautiful, the food alone looks amazing!

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  33. Hi, Gabrielle!
    Amazing place! Gorgeous hotel!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely night

      Gabrielle x

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  34. It's nice to dream about a hotel like this!! :))

    Rosa
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    1. Dreaming is always a nice idea! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  35. so beautiful
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      Gabrielle x

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  36. My travel dream now = this.

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    1. Yay! Thanks for your comment, Elizabeth

      Gabrielle x

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  37. Wow, yes, I agree with you on this one - I'd definitely visit!

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    1. That's great to hear, it has to be one of the most incredible hotels I've seen in a while!

      Gabrielle x

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  38. This place looks absolutely gorgeous, always fun to dream, and then one day make it a reality!!

    xx 365Hangers

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    1. That's a wonderful way of putting it!

      Gabrielle x

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  39. looks stunning. would love to see that place in person!
    xo,
    nancy

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    1. You and me both, I can imagine it's even more impressive in person!

      Gabrielle x

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  40. Wow, this hotel is so beautiful. *__*
    Have a nice week...

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!

      Gabrielle x

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  41. That hotel looks absolutely stunning!

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    1. Glad you think so too!

      Gabrielle x

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  42. Wow, what an absolute dream place to be at <3 it's now on my wishlist too heheh

    Serene xoxo

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    1. Yay! It's staying on my wish list until I set foot in that place and force my way into one of their rooms haha :)

      Gabrielle x

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  43. OH WOW! IT LOOK SOOOOOOO LUXURIOUS! absolute dreaaam!

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    1. It really is very luxurious!

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  44. Such a fun post, wishing you a happy first day or March, beautiful! Xo.

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    1. Thanks Nicole, really glad you've enjoyed it!

      Gabrielle x

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  45. These places look incredible! Thanks for sharing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. You're more than welcome!!

      Gabrielle x

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  46. This place look fabulous! Great post!
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    1. Thanks very much, Andrea

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  47. Wow this hotel is just jaw-dropping beautiful! I would love to stay there one day!

    Tina
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    1. That makes two of us, I have a feeling it would make for a truly memorable stay! :)

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  48. oh my, you Always find the most Amazing hotels!

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    1. Thanks so much, sweet of you to say!

      Gabrielle x

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      Gabrielle x

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  50. There are so many beautiful hotels in London and I have a couple of favourites! This one looks very elegant and in an excellent location which is so important. The afternoon tea looks extremely tempting too.
    I have my eye on those lavender macarons!

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    1. The lavender macarons are definite eye-candy and I completely agree, London is a gold mine for beautiful, luxurious hotels!!

      Gabrielle x

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  51. These are all so gorgeous! On the rare occasion that I actually do stay at one of these hotels, I always want their decor and even the minor details. Like maybe I can walk off with a small, decorative pillow and no one would notice haha! These are all such great and gorgeous choices!


    Denise
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    1. I feel the very same way, I've even gone as far as to decorate my room in a similar style to one of my favourite hotels haha! Oh my gosh, Denise.. you'll have hoteliers everywhere keeping an eye on you! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  52. This hotel looks like an absolute dream :) Every single detail is perfect

    Rachel xx
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    1. I second that! Have a lovely evening, Rachel!

      Gabrielle x

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  53. Hi Gabrielle...it's me again :) I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog :)

    Keisha xo
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    1. Hey Keisha, thanks so much for thinking of me - you're so lovely! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  54. Love afternoon tea time with all those yummy delis ;)

    Greets from Greece :)

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    1. That makes two of us - cucumber sandwiches, mmm!!

      Gabrielle x

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  55. Fabulous!
    Kisses from Miami,
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  56. Everything looks so beautiful

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