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Athena Hotel

110-114 Sussex Gardens | Paddington, London W2 1UA, England
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Ranked #736 of 1,052 Hotels in London
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Just returned from our trip to London and the Athena Hotel, which I thought was a very nice hotel. Had a lovely double room which was clean and spacious for a typical London hotel. The breakfast was small and basic, but you get as much toast, tea/coffee as you want. The only thing that let the hotel down again was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfriendly staff, not welcoming at all. They did not even provide with shower gel in the bathroom, first time this ever happens to me in a hotel, when I complained, the guy at reception simply said: "oh that's fine!". The swipe card didn't work properly either, we spent a couple of minutes trying to get into the room... Overpriced and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

In our previous stay in Room 7, we found thongs on the bed when we checked in. We were then given Room 13 on our return stay, this time my daughter was bitten by bed bugs. The room is extremely too small to squeeze in a double and 2 singles and called it a family room. Sigh :(

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

After too many hours spent online trying to find a reasonable hotel near a Tube station (and not knowing London), we decided on this place. It is in a several blocks long string of flats (?) converted into hotels, and walking by them on the way to Paddington Station, recognized several from our Internet search. It was clean and well... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

As I was traveling as a family with 2 older children, I specifically requested for a family room with a double and a twin bed. Upon arrival, my family was checked into Room 7 with bunk beds instead. Adding on, this is a room with no windows other than a skyline directly above the double bed. My daughter had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A good location near 2 underground stations and Paddington. Very clean and tidy room. Very good checkin girl and the man on reception was very polite and watchful, he kept an eye on the cars outside through the video cameras. The only let downs were the parking wasn't great (no proper parking spaces, just cars and vans squeezed together in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Small rooms but neat and clean. Main attraction is lift so you do not have to carry your luggage up narrow stairs as in other budget hotels near Paddington. Staff is friendly and you get decent English Breakfast in morning. Overall good for budget stay. Wi fi is paid and you can not use it on multiple machines. So if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I stayed here over several different times - every time was good. Breakfast is very good and included in the tariff. Renovated rooms and bathrooms - good heating heating and décor. Very close to Paddington Station and therefore great access to Heathrow - 15 minutes by train. Many tube lines at Paddington and also near to Edgeware Road/Lancaster Gate, Hyde... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I stayed here for 5 nights at a reasonable price ( around 60 pounds a night). I woundn’t pay more but at 60 pounds a night it’s not bad for a bed, shower and breakfast. It’s one of the better hotels of this type around Paddington. The location is good – near the Paddington station ( which is also where... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This hotel is kept clean and presentable The single rooms i have had on two four nights stays where spacious and clean and comfatable on both stays The staff where helpful and polite The hotel has got two tube stations close by and a few restaurants and pub

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