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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
Ranked #159 of 1,067 Hotels in London
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“Simply perfect”
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

I can't recommend this hotel enough. The whole experience from the minute you're greeted by the doorman on arrival, to the time you check out, this hotel offers exceptional service and quality.
ALL the staff are helpful and welcoming.
Book without hesitation. We're already saving for our next visit.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Only stayed for 1 night but would definately recommend and would stay again.
Excellent location for all areas, rooms clean and the extras in the mini bar are great when dropping off shopping to help re-vitalise before the next trip out!
Staff very professional but friendly - make you feel welcome.
Only negative is the brick wall outside the window if you are down the side of the hotel - not a major issue as how long do you spend in a room in London and as we booked this as a Top Secret hotel we did not expect to get a room with a view so was not a problem for us.
Look forward to visiting again next time in London - thanks everyone!

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the park as the brick wall down the side is not too amazing!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Blackburn, England
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Just stayed here for a few days and couldn't wait to write a review. As you enter the hotel you just get a feeling of dependable, solid quality, which continues through check-in, through to your room, and throughout your stay. I don't mind a bit of style over substance in its place but this has both and it really shows. The hotel is well positioned on Picadilly, edging into Mayfair, 10-15 mins easy, level stroll from Picadilly Circus, Regent Street, and Shaftesbury Ave, and Buckingham Palace a pleasant 10 min stroll through Green Park directly opposite, and Green Park tube about 5 mins away too. The hotel has all the features of a larger chain five star but with the decor and attention to detail of a boutique. It's a family hotel and the pride shows. The bars and restaurant are beautiful and the tasting menu was superb in value as well as quality. The rooms are large enough, immaculate, and equipped to a standard you'd expect, with a free soft minibar extending to snacks and juices, replenished daily, rather than the token bottle of water and can of pop each that these free mini bars can tend towards. But what I really want to talk to you about is the service. To me perfect service isn't stiff and starchy - who wants to feel like their headmaster's serving them? - or grovelly and subservient (ie creepy and awkward), but that pitch-perfect balance of utterly professional, personalised, capable, experienced, warm, friendly and genuinely interested in making you comfortable whatever the situation, and we felt that from every member of staff we interacted with - and there were plenty, as they really make the effort to interact, be it the restaurant staff suggesting menu options, the reception staff asking about your plans, or the doorman murmuring 'have a good day, Mrs Leech' as he opens the door for you. A lot of five star places can either make you feel as though they are doing a favour by allowing you to frequent them, are so fawning that you don't even want to meet their eye, or offer 'five star service by numbers' - it's all there, just very 2-dimensional and wooden. Here it is effortless and comes as second nature to every staff member. Excellent accommodation in every sense of the word! I'm emphasising this point because we find it surprisingly hard to find the genuine article, but The Athenaeum has it in bag-loads. All the other benefits of this fantastic hotel slot perfectly into place around that core of quality, and that reason we'll be back whenever we are in London. Can't wait.

Room Tip: I'd say ask the hotel, as with everything I'm sure they'll accommodate you.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

We're just about to enjoy our third visit to The Athenaeum for afternoon tea - it's become a regular birthday treat.
Unlike other hotels, The Athenaeum provide silver service with the friendly waiting staff bringing a tray of sandwiches to the table and serving them with tongs. If you have anyone fussy, as we have, you can contact the hotel ahead of your booking and request an alternative to one of the fillings - the restaurant manager is extremely helpful.
After you have had enough sandwiches, a cake stand with scones and hot crumpets arrives complete with clotted cream and home made preserves. But the piece de resistance is the cake trolley with around 20 different cakes and pastries to choose from. The best thing is that they do not restrict you, you can have as much as you like - if you've got room!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Having looked at better known hotels I plumped for the Athenaeum for a special wedding anniversary stay. I had been there for lunch and recalled it being good then. From the moment Jim, the concierge, welcomed us to when we checked out with such speed the service was faultless. The room was large and well equipped and the location just perfect for exploring London.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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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
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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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