London’s The Rubens at the Palace hotel, located just opposite Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews, is celebrated for rolling out the red carpet for families with a robust collection of family-friendly offerings. The property, which was recently named one of the “Best Family-Friendly Hotels for 2016” by TripAdvisor’s sister family site Family Vacation Critic, caters to children of all ages and children under 12 stay free.
Cribs, feeding bowls, high chairs and bottle warmers are provided for babies as toddlers, as well as other essentials like children’s toilet seats and baby monitors. Older children enjoy a special evening turndown featuring a glass of milk and kid’s treat, their own stickers and coloring books, and a variety of kid-friendly books, games and movies as well as a Nintendo Wii console. Nanny services are available for parents wishing for a night on the town, and children love touring the main and pastry kitchens to meet the chefs and learn how to decorate their own cupcakes to earn their “Master Chef in the Art of Pastry” certificate.
The Rubens’ resident Director of Fun and his knowledgeable Concierge Team advise the best activities available for each family, from the major tourist attractions just a few blocks away to the lesser-known gems that many visitors overlook. Special theatre packages are available to Rubens guests and families can prolong their vacation getaway with a “Three for Two” offer on suites. Finally, the Rubens also offers several apartments ideal for families planning an extended stay in London, offering one or two bedrooms and a shared outside terrace.