I booked to stay over the August Bank Holiday and we were given a room on Down Street rather than in the main hotel which was fine. The room was newly refurbished and was clean however it certainly did not meet the minimum standard for achieving 5 star accreditation. The room had no wardrobe, simply an alcove similar to those you would find in a Holiday Inn or Travelodge. The bathroom was ridiculously tiny with and there was no bath, only a shower, in fact the total floor space of the bathroom could not have been more than 6ft x 4ft.
At first we were mystified by these shortcomings but it quickly became apparant that what we had been sold (Room 120) was actually the second bedroom of one of their 2 bedroom apartments and therefore it's occupants would, I guess, usually have access to the 5 star amenities in the main apartment! I cannot in all honesty recommend a luxury hotel that misleads guests and engages in cheap profiteering.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- By the Royal Parks Intimate and sophisticated, the fabulous 5-star Athenaeum is your home-away-from-home in Mayfair, central London. You're opposite Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace, just down the road from national museums and galleries, and close to world-renowned shops and theatres. Michelin-starred chefs For eating and drinking, there's afternoon tea (voted "Best in London 2012"), an restaurant run by Michelin-starred chefs, and a fine bar - home to a large collection of whiskies and signature cocktails. For a little "me-time", our spa offers relaxing treatments, relaxation room, wet area and a well-equipped fitness room. Free WiFi, iPod(R) docks All guestrooms are spacious with modern decor and premium bedding. You can catch a game on the plasma TV, stream tunes through the iPod(R) dock, and browse the Web with free WiFi, all while sipping an espresso coffee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Athenaeum Hotel And Apartments
- Athenaeum Hotel Apartments