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“Happy to use again”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Athena Hotel

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Athena Hotel
Ranked #670 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Derby
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98 reviews
70 hotel reviews
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“Happy to use again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Stayed here after a day @ Lord's.arrived late and left early so cannot comment on anything other the room
Clean,and functional rather than luxurious but at the price i paid i'd be churlish to find major fault.
View (room 25) was non existent but see previous comment re arrival/departure
Bathroom is again functional and clean though somewhat cramped(but again, clever use of limited space)
Location very good for getting around (tube/train within 10 mins walk) and buses on tap
Lots of Pubs/Cafe's/Restaraunts within 5 mins walk
Overall, i'd be happy to use again
One small point, for the business traveller, VAT invoice is not available?

Room Tip: Location means veiws will be at a premium but this is a budget hotel so i suspect cost and convenien...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

Nice hotel, situated 4 minutes walking from Paddington Station in an quit street. Our familyroom (nr. 2) was nice, double bed, single bed and a bunkbed, tea and coffeefacilities, one chair, writingtable, closet, mirror and flatscreen TV. Nice and clean bathroom (great shower, double washbasin, toilet, towels). Breakfast: tea, coffee, orange juice, milk, cereals, toast (as much as you want), marmelate, boiled eggs, scrummbled eggs and full english breakfast.
Staff was kindly. We enjoyed our stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

We stayed 3 nights in a family room with our two children. The room was warm and clean, the staff were friendly and attentive and the location was perfect. We were within easy walking distance of Hyde Park and Marble Arch, and on several bus routes (more fun than the underground, which is also very near). The breakfast was good. All in all, excellent value for money.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Stay there for 2 nights, first time come in the room heating not working before I go out tell staff to get fix one hour later she said technician sorted it out for me it takes sometimes to heat up as long as the red button shows up that's fine. Coming back at 1.30 am waited until 2 am the red button still light up but no heating what so ever I have to put myself sleep in the freezing room. Complain to staff in the morning got the electric one for the second night then when I checked out of course I don't want to pay fully price for the first night and I asked for discount but no responsibility even their fault careless!

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Tipperary, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

Myself and my parents stayed here in June 2011 and I can say it was by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.
The room was tiny, the wardrobe and safe were broken in the room, the shower was leaky and made loud noises during the night.
The staff were rude and unhelpful and seemed uninterested in doing any work. We had asked they about the safe and shower during our 4 days and nothing was done about them.
The breakfast was ok but very small for the prices that were being paid.
The only positives is that it was in a lovely street and great location. If I went back to London I would stay in that area but avoid that hotel

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

My daughter and i shared a twin room here and agree with other reviewers about it being close to paddington station and around a 10 minute walk to oxford street ☺️ My only complaint would be the bath towels supplied are small ! the staff are friendly and attentive and because we catching our train late they let us leave our luggage for the day i would stay again

Room Tip: We had a room on the 2nd floor overlooking the back it was fine 😊
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Mirfield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights with my 19 year old daughter. Even though it stated a 2pm check-in we arrived at 12.00 and were offered 2 choices of rooms either a twin or double. We were actually given keys to both rooms so we could decide which we preferred which I thought was good of them. We chose a double room which although small was clean and comfortable. A very small bathroom but again was clean with plenty of clean towels. The reception staff were very helpful. There is a card key system to the doors and this is the only problems we encountered. The card didn't seem to like us and we had to replace it a few times. It's location is great for Paddington Station about a 5 minute walk and there is McDonalds, Costa, KFC and plenty other restuarants and eateries within walking distance. The full English consisted of a rasher of bacon, fried egg, beans and 1 sausage! Not my idea of a full Engish but sufficient with plenty of toast, tea & coffee, juice and cereal also available. Was quite sufficient for us. Its a great budget hotel, clean and comfortable with pleasant staff. Would use again!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Athena Hotel
Address: 110-114 Sussex Gardens | Hyde Park, London W2 1UA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #670 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Athena Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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