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Review of The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
Ranked #164 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

Amazing hotel with very friendly staff. Beautiful views over green park (park view rooms only). Right next to hyde park corner so very central too. I would recommend this hotel beyond any other in central london.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

My friends and I booked two rooms at the Athenaeum for a birthday surprise on 26th October. From the moment we arrived we could not have asked for more. The staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. We were show around our rooms and all the amenities were fully explained. The rooms were amazing - spotless and with everything needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We also booked an afternoon tea which was superb - no wonder it was awarded best tea 2012! I would highly recommend the Athenaeum to anyone looking for that something extra special in Mayfair. We would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jkolatsis
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent one night at the Athenaeum as part of my birthday. The staff were very friendly and the room was great too. It used to be part of an apartment, it was converted into two rooms. This meant we had an external door onto a side street so we didn't have to go through the hotel. Which was lucky, as the route through the hotel to the reception took you through the worlds smallest lift, which seemed like a service lift, and through the dining area with all our luggage. That wasn't particularly nice! That's the only down side to a lovely hotel. It's right next to both green park and Hyde park and walking distance to most London attractions.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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wiltshire
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

In my experience this is the best of the hotels in the Mayfair area. Excellent facilities and more importantly very attentive, capable staff who make you feel welcome and looked after without being in any way stuffy. It's also very well positioned with lovely views if you choose one of the "Park View " rooms.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 1028
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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127 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

Great stay in London here - we stayed in one of the apartments, and could not have been happier with our choice.

Pros:
Quick check-in and friendly service with helpful directions, luggage storage, etc
Rooms well appointed and well sized
Large bathrooms by European standards
Very clean
Free snacks and drinks in the apartments
Quiet
Less than a 5 minute walk to the Piccadilly line and right on many major bus lines
Right across from Hyde Park and Green Park - close to many sites like Buckingham Palace, etc.
Quick walk to Cut for a great breakfast!

Cons:
Pillows not very comfortable
European hotels never seem to let you check in even a minute early, which is always a bummer when you are coming in from overseas

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank cj_minneapolis
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
Dear cj_minneapolis,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on tripadvisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your enjoyed your experience in our luxurious apartments.
Next time you visit, please do let me know so I can offer you one of our many different types of pillows that we keep in our housekeeping department. I am sure we will find one that you will enjoy.
I look forward to welcoming you back to the athenaeum soon.
Best wishes,

Wayne Kerrin
Assistant to the General Manager
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Wonderful hotel that feels like a real treat. Rooms are great. Nicely decorated and feel sumptuous. Staff are extremely friendly and attentive. Nice little touches such as a book to read in the room, escorted to your room, free mini bar etc. all looking perfect until it came to breakfast in the morning. We had to wait 20 mins just to be seated in the half empty room, weren't served for ages and when we were we were brought the wrong things. The breakfast finally arrived with eggs like bullets and fish over cooked. Disappointing as rest of the stay was spot on.

Stayed October 2013
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courbevoie
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49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

hotel very well located close to the underground Green Park, 10' by walk to go to Fortnum and Masson and 15 to Picadilly Circus.
The doorman James is very welcoming always smiling.
Receptionist are efficient and quick.
Room very confortable and clean (bath tub, Mirror in the bathroom is heating, and there is also heating for the towels, fridge full of nice things also Chips and Mars ...)
Bed is very soft and you sleep very well.
TV with plenty of nice radios (i recommand MAGIC and HEART)

THE ONLY BAD POINT :
==> Breakfast very expensive and it's too expensive for what it is. Go to Café Concerto if you like Full English Breakfast 5' BY WALK FROM THE HOTEL ... and you will pay 08 £ 95 instead of 26 £ in the hotel ...
Concerning the Afternoon Tea i eat better specially scones ... they are not fresh ... what a pitty

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Tchouffy
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Property: The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
Address: 116 Piccadilly | Mayfair, London W1J 7BJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Mayfair
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#32 Business Hotel in London
#56 Family Hotel in London
#85 Romantic Hotel in London
#129 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences 5*
Number of rooms: 164
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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