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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
Ranked #161 of 1,068 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Devizes, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
285 reviews
105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Highly recommended! Fantastic location ”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a night in the spring, the concierge was brilliant, he was very welcoming and so helpful. High quality hotel, great rooms. Try the cocktails I has one with blackberries which was brilliant well placed for a walk to Buckingham palace.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We arrived at the hotel after a very long journey from Western Canada and all we wanted to do was sleep! The reception staff were fantastic in getting us a room immediately and dealt with everything very professionally alongside a fire alarm! We were upgraded to a Park View room on the seventh floor with a lovely view of Green Park. The room wasn't huge, but it was very nicely furnished and the bed was amazingly comfortable with wonderful pillows.
The hotel is walking distance from Regent Street and all the shops and restaurants one could wish for. This was our first night of a ten night trip around the UK staying in five different places - wish we could have stayed longer and that the subsequent hotels could have been half as good.

Room Tip: It's probably worth paying for a Park View room - road noise was minimal.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
It is wonderful to hear that you were looked after so well after such a long journey. Thank you for writing us such a lovely review!
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Redondo Beach, CA
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Top shelf...in Picadilly located amongst the greatest and finest hotels across from the green. Watched the Changing of the Guard, High Tea at the Ritz and a play with Angela Lansberry. Delightful and charming helpful people. Steve Margo sheparded us through a wonderful few days...thank you Steve

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for such a gorgeous review; we are delighted to have been your London home.
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We stayed at the Athenaeum overnight, it was a very convenient location for us given that we were attending Buckingham palace's garden party and this was just a stroll through green park opposite. We were first greeted by a lovely doorman, who was most welcoming and polite, we built a rapport with him immediately, he was very welcoming and helpful. The ambience of the hotel is what one would expect of a five star hotel and the room was very lovely indeed, marble bathroom, large bed and modern amenities and furnishings. Everything in the minibar is free! (Apart from alcoholic beverages). The staff were professional and friendly and all of that counts. It truly was a home away from home and I look forward to staying again. The only negative thing would be that I was not taken by the breakfast on account of the lack of choice for the continental selection and I found my eggs benedict bland and my husband found that his mushrooms were also the same, but that is a personal assertion upon my experience. I enjoyed my time at the Athenaeum and do recommend this hotel to others. I would like to add that it was my husbands birthday also and they very kindly had a birthday plate made up for him and we found that to be a much appreciated gesture! Thank you very much for that.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
We are delighted that you chose us to be part of your celebrations and we look forward to welcoming you back to your London home again soon!
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Aberdeenshire
Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

First time at The Athenaeum. Stayed for three nights with my husband and could not have asked for more. Fab location between Hyde Park Corner and Green Park so near to tubes, opposite a park and within walking distance of most of the sights. Our concierge also recommended going to Shepherds Market which is right behind the hotel and is a lovely, tucked away spot with lots of Mayfair pubs and intimate restaurants.
The staff were really on the ball and very friendly and helpful. The room was great. Lighting was a bit of a mystery to figure out but everything else was lovely. Free Wifi, a complimentary newspaper and complimentary non alcoholic drinks and snacks were a nice bonus (we were on the fifth floor - executive level).
Breakfast was lovely with some interesting choices such as rhubarb and pear brûlée! There was a good selection of both hot and cold options with everything tasting fresh and well cooked. The tea is real tea and not bags.
The whisky bar is a lovely spot with intimate lighting for a nightcap.
I loved 'Douglas' who sits by the front desk and, following this review, expect him to be packaged up and delivered to Scotland.......
The hotel is actually dog friendly too although I know our dogs would hate being in London!

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Hong Kong
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267 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Located at the quiet Mayfair area, very convenient and classy area, 5 minutes walking to Hyde Park. The room is clean, staff are helpful and efficient, some items inside the mini bar are free, there is a fresh water bowl for dogs next to the receptionist, so convenient. The hotel restaurant is good, there are other restaurants close to the hotel too.

  • Stayed May 2014
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for a great review and your pictures!
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We had a really lovely one night stay at this hotel. Fantastic location (easy on street parking and free on Sundays) ideal for Mayfair, St James and Knightsbridge.
Friendly staff, good room and facilities and an overall homely feel.
Highly recommend

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for a lovely review!
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Additional Information about The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

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
#130 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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