Hermanus, Western Cape
Cradled amid the hills of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley,
Bouchard Finlayson is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s leading boutique wine cellars.
With a terroir defined by both ancient soils and a cool maritime climate, the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson are famous for producing award-winning
Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay and terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc, while inspired blends showcase the depth of skill and innovation in our winemaking team.
The Bouchard Finlayson cellar is conveniently located a scenic 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, close to the world-famous whale-watching centre of Hermanus.
A five-star hotel with exceptional heritage
Overlooking Buckingham Palace and The Royal Mews
Moments away from London's most famous sights
AA Rosette awarded restaurants
Traditional and regally decorated rooms and suites
2 restaurants and 3 bars with a world-class team
An extraordinary collection of dining experiences
Home to one of London's largest Living Walls
Featuring exceptional dining experiences, overnight escapes, and thoughtful surprises: our vouchers create the perfect gift. From memorable experiences to the ultimate opportunity to experience the Golden Tips Tea in partnership with specialist tea merchants PMD Tea.
From mouthwatering Indian flavours served at the AA Rosette-awarded Curry Room, to the refined British menu of the elegant English Grill, Executive Chef Ben Kelliher creates gastronomic journeys that are truly outstanding.
Our impressive Afternoon Tea selection offers something for everyone. We cater for a range of dietary requirements and offer Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free Afternoon Tea menus. Celebrating the centuries old tradition of high tea, our talented pastry chef Sarah Houghting (who recently competed in Bake Off: The Professionals on Channel 4) has curated an innovative yet familiar menu of Afternoon Tea favourites with a modern twist. Champagne and bottomless Afternoon Tea options are also available.
At The Rubens at the Palace, our youngest guests are every bit as valued as our eldest. From children's check-in to complimentary mocktails, little ones also receive our five-star treatment and service. Family rooms provide a convenient solution for parents and kids can be kept entertained with our children’s Pastry Chef Experience or Little Prince and Princess Afternoon Tea.
We’ve put a great deal of work into developing our eco-friendly hotel credentials in recent years. We’ve cut food waste with partner Winnow Solutions, eliminated energy waste by moving to 100% renewable energy, we sustain a Living Wall of more than 10,000 herbaceous plants, and we’re continuing our efforts to phase out single-use plastics by 2022.
Rich, warm and filled with majestic silks, brocade and velvet, our bedrooms offer an elegantly regal experience. Each suite has a distinct character, with a dignified palette of naval blue, royal red and gold, Murano glass chandeliers and original oil paintings.
We are always delighted to discover our guests' photos and we love to share those stories and connect in a meaningful way. Nothing makes us happier than when our guests become part of our world...