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“Above and beyond my expectations - perfect location, amazing service.”

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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
Ranked #144 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 November 2009

Fabulous place to stay for adult travelers or families. Stayed with 2 kids (8 and 6)- children's concierge was amazing...brought movies, a Wii, Monopoly, kids' maps,...- gave the kids plenty of activities to be content after a long day of sightseeing.

Perfect location - across from park, quick walk to Buckingham Palace and walking distance (10 mins) to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and London Eye, short walk to tube stations. Staff was attentive and accommodating to every request.

Would absolutely recommend this hotel and stay again and again. A hidden gem!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 November 2009

What a truly Fabulous hotel, I booked this hotel on laterooms.com for a romantic break with my partner. We arrived at the hotel and the staff were very polite and friendly ( yes and the doormen! :O)

We were told that we had been upgraded to an apartment that was very nice with a bath, huge bed, living room and kitchen. The bed was so comfy that me and my partner had trouble getting out of it in the morning.

The nice late check out meant we could relax and use the sauna and spa rooms and well equip gym

As it was a fleeting visit we didn't have time to use the bar or restaurant but they looked fabulous.

I would recommend this hotel without hesitation. It was centrally located with a two min walk from Greens park tube station and a hop and a skip to Buckingham palace. We saw a show in the evening and again it is a 10 minute walk to theatrelands West End or 2 tube stops.

fabulous fabulous fabulous! stay at the Athenaeum hotel If you want to have a glorious time in London.

Georgina Hurcombe
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  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2009

This is how a hotel should be! As you arrive, the charming doormen give you the feeling that you are at home! They are extremely polite and friendly! Check-in was great, due to an early train, we were already able to check-in at 9 AM! The concierge is amazing, he can make any last minute reservations for you. The spa is very practical as well ,especially after a long day in London. I am always sad to leave, but I know that I will come back. Once you've stayed at the Athenaeum, you just don't go to another hotel, it is just too addictive!!!

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2009

This hotel is not to be compared against other 5 star hotels. It’s a unique boutique hotel which just gets better every time we stay there. We always look forward to being greeted by the loyal doormen, Jim or John and the reception staff, who always greet you with a smile.
We have stayed at this hotel on many occasions over the past 3 years. They have thought of everything to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. The Children’s Concierge is an additional luxury service, as they can organize activities; supply you with computer consoles and board games.

The staff uniform is also worth mentioning, as it complements all the staff and you don’t feel your ordering your breakfast with last night’s menu all over the waiter’s shirt.

The location is great as its only streets away from Bond Street and surrounded by an endless list of restaurants. However the lunch and evening menu options are great value with traditional classics, cooked with a modern edge served on fine china and silverware.
Breakfast at The Athenaeum is great way to start your day, with a wide choice of locally sourced healthy specialties. A personal favorite of mine is the Regents Park Honey. The cooked breakfast is just as it should be its spot on!
There is only one thing that spoils a good breakfast and that’s miserable staff, something you definitely will not find at this hotel.

The bar is a cosy area to enjoy a drink of any kind surrounded by people enjoying themselves. If you do have time there is a great choice of top magazines and newspapers available around the public areas.

The rooms have been recently renovated with soft light welcoming tones, which follow through and lead you to a welcoming luxurious bed with luxurious linen and perfect pillows.
The rooftop suites overlooking Green Park have dream views of London. There is a free mini bar on all soft drinks and free Wifi and an ipod docking station.
The white marble bathrooms in the suites have televisions and the sumptuous bathroom products by REN are a perfect choice to pamper yourself with.

The hotel just seems to get busier and busier every time we stay, Its the perfect choice for a London stay.

Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2009

How refreshing it is to be greeted with genuine warmth by friendly staff. From the cheery doorman to the cheerier( if this is possible) receptionist , this is the welcome you expect, but rarely receive, from a 5* hotel.

The rooms are spotless and a good size. If you can get a room overlooking green park you will be delighted. The bathroom is alsod size and tastefully decorated in marble.

Non alcoholic drinks and snacks are FREE in the minibar. Non alcoholic drinks and snacks are FREE in the minibar. This is true, pick yourself up off the floor.

What a lovely, friendly top hotel, in a top location. Handy for bus and tube and all the super Mayfair/ St James's shops.

Many other hotels charge similar rates, but only a couple nearby offer such genuinely friendly, helpful staff.

Ace.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2009

We absolutely loved our stay at this hotel. It was quiet luxury without any of the uptightness that can sometimes happen. We were greeted warmly, showed up to our fabulous apartment (an upgrade from the double room we had booked) and treated kindly the entire time we were there. There was so much to appreciate, from the courteous staff, to the cleanliness, to the artistic special touches and the intimate alcoves in the Whiskey Lounge and tea room. Even the ammenities were wonderful- and appreciated the free internet in the business room. Didn't have time to take advantage of the spa or restaurant, but we will next time! We had a fabulous stay All we can say is Thank You.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2009

What an awesome place to stay. Right on Picadilly in London across the park form Buckingham Palace. They treat you like royalty!

Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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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
#119 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: £232 - £477 (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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