From the moment we walked in through the door the staff couldn't have been friendlier or more professional. Helpful and courteous, they made you feel welcome and valued. We had come for afternoon tea, celebrating my mum's birthday. Plenty of tea choices, from breakfast tea to more exotic blends. The sandwiches were delicious and the waiter just kept coming round asking if we wanted more. Next, when we were ready, came the warm crumpets and homemade scones with a choice of lovely strawberry jam or delicious lemon curd. You get 1 crumpet and 2 scones each which was more than enough but I dare say you could have asked for more! A birthday fairy cake with Happy Birthday written in chocolate lettering on the plate arrived for my mum - beautifully decorated with a candle and strawberries. And then came the cake trolley groaning with home made gorgeousness. You can have what you like and several of them! I'm sorry to say I had fresh Victoria sandwich cake make with fresh cream, and a macaroon and a chocolate covered strawberry. The surroundings were delightful, quiet and comfortable. We rolled out of the hotel 90 mins later very happy and very full.
- 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