A national treasure
South Africa’s most cherished hotel stands majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean & the iconic lighthouse.
Our residents-only hotel, with a prestigious Forbes Five-Star rating, has been recognised as the number one hotel in the UK for more than a decade.
Arrive at our private entrance overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, imbued with the subtle fragrance of Hotel 41’s own signature scent, and be welcomed with a personal check-in and a glass from our beautiful Champagne trolley. In your bedroom or suite, discover a selection of homemade treats created by our Executive Chef, along with a supremely comfortable, handcrafted Savoir bed. An unforgettable experience begins...
Enjoy perfectly mixed cocktails, delicious snacks, a Royal Afternoon Tea, exquisite dining in our English Grill or an authentic Indian tasting journey in our Curry Room. Discover a selection of extraordinary experiences, from sushi and sashimi in our intimate Leopard Bar to gin tasting in our striking New York Bar, with live music throughout the afternoon and evening.
Fine wine is an integral part of The Rubens experience, and our wine list is filled with fine vintages from around the world. Within it you will encounter a careful selection featuring the great names from the Old World – classic wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne – complemented by a wide range of wines from the New World, many of them offering outstanding value.
Foremost among these are the wines from the celebrated Bouchard Finlayson, our sister wine estate, makers of some of South Africa’s most distinguished wines. The Rubens at the Palace is proud to present a range of outstanding vintages from this prestigious marque.
Served in the Palace Lounge
Our delicious Afternoon Tea features mouth-watering pastries that were heavily influenced by the House of Windsor, and especially inspired by Her Majesty the Queen.Discover a Royal Afternoon Tea