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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
Ranked #150 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Afternoon tea”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Our 2nd time having afternoon tea at The Athenaeum. It did not disappoint. Staff are very helpful and can't do enough to make your visit memorable. You could have as much sandwiches, tea, scones and cakes as you could eat! They were all delicious! We have also stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions and can say that each visit has been excellent. We will definitely be coming to this hotel again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thanks Michelle. Really glad to hear that you will be coming back soon!
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

The Athenaeum Hotel just represents a lot of British charm kind of a mix between English hospitality and the whole Beatles Edge. The staff of the Hotel from the concierge to the doormen are extremely friendly and helpful. The location is fantastic, right opposite green park and a 10 minute walk from St. James Park and Buckingham Palace. Loads of shops/ places to eat around Green Park a visit to Fortnum and Mason is a must for all foodies. The rooms are extremely comfortable with a Nespresso Machine and the mini bar being free to use which is an interesting touch. Really nice spa area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Biren27
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for mentioning our wonderful staff!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

The hotel really looks after you and is a great location. Central hotel but has a lovely homely feel. The kids concierge is a lovely touch and you have access play stations, dvds etc for the kids if need be. They do nice touches on your birthday like a little birthday cake with candle! Great location for central London. My daughter had her own slippers (the usual white giveaways) but decorated them with felt pen to her own design!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sarjanj
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
We are delighted that you chose to spend your birthday with us Saranj!
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We received a warm welcome from the hotel reception staff and had a delicious lunch with very attentive staff in the restaurant The restaurant staff couldn't be more helpful with the pastry chef coming out to tell me how to create the mulled wine jelly so i could make it at home.The spa area was spotlessly clean although the changing area was small and a bit cramped.
Our treatment was really good and the beauty therapists excellent at massage and facials.
I really liked the free refreshments as some spas only have water fountains that i have been to.
We left feeling really relaxed and pampered.I would return again and contemplate an overnight stay next time.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Anita H
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us Anita and we hope to welcome you back soon!
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was our second stay at this hotel, it is just fantastic.
The staff food and service are 5*
Nothing is too much trouble.
The doormen are great and good on a wet night when needing a taxi!
Our luggage was taken to our room - which was an upgrade everything was perfect.
The meal in the restaurant - again, was 5* - Choices - wines- service are faultless.
Drinks in the bar are just so lovely
A few minutes walk to Bond St and all the great shops!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank 47mini
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review about us
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2014

We booked a mystery hotel and got the Athenaeum, I read the reviews and was excited to go as we were celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary and going to a show. We ended up not in the hotel but a room round the back, in a back street! The room was on the ground floor and you could not even see out, the room was cramped and very dated, basically I felt like a poor pheasant thrown round the back as I did not justify the hotel treatment as I booked a mystery hotel. Needless to say this has put me off ever retuning to this hotel in the future.

Room Tip: Don't book this as a special deal as you will be banished round the back probably
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
We are so disappointed to hear your comments Sue, and hope that we can restore your faith in us. Our guests are very important to us and it certainly does not matter how you book, just that you do! Our town houses on Down Street are very much a part of the main hotel, some guests even prefer them as they feel that its like having their own front door in Mayfair! Guests in our townhouses and apartments will receive all the same amenities such as complimentary WiFi and mini bar, plus maid service, laundry and room service! Hopefully you mentioned that you were unhappy during your stay and were looked after, and should you stay again, please let us know your preferences and we will do everything we can to meet them!
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

The stay began on a high when we were greeted at the door by a footman and had our luggage carried for us right away. Iced water is on the reception desk, which was much appreciated, as it was a hot day in July. The suite was immaculate and stylish. We had a turn down service in the evening, a lovely touch, and were greeted with a Daily Telegraph in the morning announcing the birth of Prince George. The breakfast was the best I've ever had, with absolutely everything you could wish for on the menu, and of the finest quality. The staff were pleasant at all times. Overall a brilliant stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chantelle M
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thank you for your kind words Chantelle! We hope to welcome you back soon
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Property: The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
Address: 116 Piccadilly | Mayfair, London W1J 7BJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Mayfair
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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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