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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
Ranked #148 of 1,076 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 March 2014

My partner booked this beautiful hotel as a surprise for my birthday. I was certainly not disappointed . Our room had a lovely view overlooking the park..... The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom had everything you could need...The mini bar was excellent and the staff more than helpful..The only thing I could say that is a little negative would be the size of the changing facilities when we went to use the spa /jacuzzi...very small .. All in all I loved this hotel and hope to stay here again in the near future.

Room Tip: A room overlooking the park cannot be beat
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2014

Thank you for a beautiful review, we look forward to welcoming you to your London home again soon

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

This was our second visit in as many weeks for afternoon tea. The afternoon Tea was excellent the first time and it was equally good the second. A big thank you and much praise to hostess called Iuila. On our first visit she was incredibly welcoming and looked after us attentively throughout out afternoon tea. Nothing was too much trouble. She replenished the afternoon tea without being asked and refreshed our tea during our visit when she noticed it was running low.
The ambience in the afternoon tea lounge at the Atheneum was soothing and unhurried. The quality of sandwiches scones and cakes were top class. A lovely surprise was that once you have finished with the main tiers of sandwiches / cake the hostess brings around a separate cake trolley with a delicious assortment of gateux, cakes and pastries. Just in case you haven't quite had enough. It was lovely that Iuila recognised us on our return visit and gave us such a warm welcome back and once again she made our short visit to the Atheneum a memorable one. Excellent afternoon tea and amazing service. The best afternoon tea experience I have ever had and will definitely be back. I just hope Iuila will be there to look after us.!!!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Sebastian2009
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2014

We are delighted that you are becoming a regular guest Sebastian!

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

My friend and I stayed eight nights in March, 2014. We each had lovely base level rooms. I actually moved rooms to get closer to my friend, so I experienced two rooms. The rooms are very comfortable, with plenty of storage and nice fittings. The IPod dock was much appreciated.
The breakfast was fabulous, could not have been nicer. We were given astute advice regarding
Sunday morning, when the restaurant would be very crowded: we were told to have room service which was very fun and gorgeous. Hot and tasty! Each service person was warm and helpful.
We loved the weekly cocktail party for guests which is a very nice touch. All in all, a beautifully run hotel. We liked the high tea at the hotel so much we did it twice. The concierge was also
extremely helpful and efficient. I will long remember this lovely hotel and our stay. Location is
very central.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2014

Thank you for such a lovely review. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We stayed at the Athenaeum Hotel on 17 march for 1 night. Our room was on the 9th Floor and was very comfortable with good quality fixutes and fittings with nice touches like i-pod docking station, DVD player, free wifi etc.. Had a lovely buffet breakfast this morning. All the staff we met were helpful, pleasant and friendly. Location is good for shopping sight seeing and not too far from theatres being a 15 min walk. Pleanty of dining options within a 15 minute stroll including china town

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2014

Thank you for a lovely review Derek. We look forward to welcoming you back to your London home very soon ....

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

What more could we ask for!!??
There was big bag of games and toys waiting for our children...
Hung in the wardrobe was a bath robe to fit every one from my 2 yr old all the way up to adult size
everything in the room & minibar complimentary..
At night time a movie with popcorn & milk and cookies were bought to out room for us and the children!!!
We were even asked which type of pillows we preferred before we arrived and had the most amazingly comfortable night sleep!!
The staff even made my daughter a special birthday cake but we checked out early and missed this
Thank you so much for a fantastic stay!! We will DEFINATELY be returning to the 'home from home' Athenaium hotel!!!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Thank you Jade. We can't wait to welcome you back to your London home!

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

a last minute booking for a weekend break in London was not disappointing.The reception ,from doorman to desk was very personable.unfortunately there was decoration work going on so only one lift was working,which created somewhat of a back log of guests queuing for a lift to their rooms.
The free mini bar of snacks and soft drinks was greatly appreciated as was the IPod docking station.The staff really made the trip, except for the staff in the bar,which made us feel as if they were doing us a favour,rather than the fact we were paying guests.Having stayed in many London hotels we appreciate that drinks will be expensive,but the charge of 12.5% on top of the menu price was quite a shock.Duncan the concierge was brilliant and recommended the local pub in the Shepherds Market, which was great,thankyou.
Overall a very enjoyable stay.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Thank you Mel, we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

My daughter and I stayed at The Athenaeum on Saturday the 15th of March for one night as a birthday treat for her. I booked the hotel through Secret Escapes as it was good value for money for London. The Tripadvisor reviews were also good.
When we arrived John the doorman was there to greet us and he took our cases inside.Check in was quick and we only had a short wait until our room was ready as we had arrived a little early. We were taken to our room and showed where everything was and our cases were brought up soon afterwards.
The bedroom was very comfortable and clean.It had everything you could want in it and the mini bars soft drinks and snacks were included in the room rate which was great.The bathroom was lovely and clean and had REN products to use which smelt divine.
My daughter and I had afternoon tea at the hotel on the Saturday which was delicious apart from the scones which were hard. We told the waiter this and he had them changed and the next lot of Scones were beautiful.The Earl Grey tea is the nicest Earl Grey tea I have ever had. It really is wonderful. I have had the afternoon tea at The Athenaeum before and it really is excellent value for money particularly as you are having the afternoon tea in London. Well done to the hotel for this.
The beds were very comfortable to sleep in and we had breakfast in the room in the morning and that was very tasty and well cooked.
The hotels location is amazing as its across the road from Green Park and only a five minute walk to Buckingham Palace and less than ten minutes to Fortnum and Mason and the Arcades and a fifteen minute walk to Knightsbridge. It is also a five minute walk from Green Park tube station and less than ten minutes walk to Hyde Park tube station. The hotel couldn't be better placed.
The hotel has a spa but we didn't use this so I can't rate it.
The service at the hotel was wonderful and the staff were happy to help you at all times.
I would definitely stay here again and will be recommending the hotel to my family and friends.

Room Tip: Our room didn't have the best view but it was quiet and not near the lifts which was good. We st...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Thank you for a fabulous review! We hope to welcome you and your daughter back to your London home again soon ...

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Additional Information about 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
#122 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: £246 - £475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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