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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
Ranked #157 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
england
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“glad to be back”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

It has been 5 years since my last stay here so nice to return for a two night break.
Hotel is superb on many levels, namely staff,decor and amenities.Afternoon tea was good and plenty of it,Like the bar lounge area for relaxing and having drinks with nibbles. Special mention to the 3 lounge staff on duty Thursday night(2 lads & a polish girl) they were attentive & extremely friendly without being too informal,they were that good we had extra drinks! so everyone is a winner! Having said all that there were a couple of little niggles that prevent a 5 star rating tho nothing that detracted too much from the overall experience. Would recommend to anyone who prefers their service a tad more intimate than the norm. Looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
It is lovely to hear from a regular guest, thank you for writing such a positive review. We would be very interested to learn what more we can do to ensure your experience is perfect, so please write in and let us know!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We booked this hotel mainly because of it's location, and because of the price we paid we 'knew' it would be good!
Upon arrival we were pleased with what we found in reception, really helpful staff and the place looked lovely.
We were shown to our room which was at the top floor of one of the apartment blocks - we were very excited to see our room having checked out the website, and been pleased by the images on show.
What a disappointment. Very small, and tired looking. The bathroom had seen better days, not what I would expect from a '5 star'. The bath was tiny, and not the cleanest looking (a stray dark hair sitting in the bath was a little off putting to say the least). The sinks taps were either cold or boiling hot! The bed looked massive and inviting, but unfortunately the bedding was lumpy and smelt like bleach, as did all the towels. The free snacks and soft drinks in the mini bar was a nice touch, as were the slippers and bathrobes. Just such a shame the overall room let it all down.
Even more frustrating is the email I sent to the hotel on the Monday morning following our return, outlining our disappointment - to which we've had no reply. Customer service at it's very worst! We wouldn't stay here again, or recommend to a friend.

  • Stayed March 2014
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Thank you for your positive comments about out staff, and we are pleased you enjoyed the complimentary amenities that come as part of the experience at The Athenaeum. Your feedback about the bedroom is disappointing and surprising and will be reviewed further to the email that you sent to us. I look forward to restoring your faith in us,
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Bothell, Washington
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

I have stayed several times, a regular destination for me on Business trips to London. Right of the corner of Hyde and Green park. Not a ton of amenities within walking, but the place is great. Rooms are a little small, but good quality, nice finish, great amenities. Gym was small. Top tip. If you are a runner, head out and do some laps of Hyde PArk. They have laminated maps at the front door of the routes to take with distance and lanyard cables to sling over your neck. Lovely touch. I recommend the Rotten Row, a 4.8m loop takes you around the outside of the park. Perfect way to start the day.

Room Tip: There isn't a bad room. Its the Athenaeum :)
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, its great to hear positive feedback from a regular guest
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

This was a birthday treat for my wife.. and what a lovely treat it turned out to be.
Spot on three o'clock we were shown to our table in a lovely private alcove in the garden room salon.
The maître d' brought us menus and serviettes etc and we we not rushed into our choice. .. we chose the Evergreen tea with a Glass of Lanson Black label Champagne.
Tea was selected from a rather impressive wooden menu with disks showing samples of the
actual leaves - Plenty of choice 4 Black Teas, £ green teas a white tea and a couple of Herbal Infusions .
The Cake stand, when It came, gave plenty of choice, delicious sandwich selection , Fresh Scones and Home made Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream (or home made lemon Curd)Plus Cakes.
Anything could be reordered from the very helpful waiting staff - but save a bit of room for the Cake trolley !..Amazing selection :-)
Relaxed, leisurely, private special and totally delicious ... an essential afternoon London Experience.

Go hungry and savour every moment !

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Strummer07
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
We are delighted that you chose us for such a special occasion! Thank you for a lovely review
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Booked an evening at The Athenaeum and would strongly recommend that you do likewise! Wonderful views of Green Park, the rooms were very comfortable and the service was second to none. The breakfast was one of the best we've ever had on our travels and where do I begin with the choice of whisky in the bar, heaven for whisky lovers! From the moment we arrived to the moment we departed, no fault to be found in any area. Within walking distance of Knightsbridge, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and Theatreland. We will definitely be returning and soon!

Room Tip: Go for a room with a park view
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Anna P
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Thanks for such a wonderful review! We hope to welcome you back again soon ....
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Stayed in a Green Park Suite with connecting room for kids. Amazing views (saw fireworks over the London Eye). Location is walkable to many sites and green park tube station close by. Very kid friendly. Bar and restaurant just ok. Booked thru Amex and got great add on amenities (car to/from Heathrow).

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank J K
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review.
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Our stay at the hotel just got better and better. Some highlights at the hotel are great room facilities, luxurious bathroom, spa facilities, beautiful decor and super comfortable lounge/bar with extensive whiskey menu. Great, attentive service and helpful concierge really made things extra nice. It has a really central location, in walking distance of popular attractions and great views of Green Park. At the end of a very, very long week, I was able to celebrate my birthday in a really special environment. Thank you Athenaeum!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank J0andMatt
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
We are delighted that you chose us for such a special occasion! We hope to welcome you again soon ...
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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
#127 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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