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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
Ranked #142 of 1,078 Hotels in London
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

A couple of days break spent in Central London as my wife's birthday treat. Found the hotel via "Secret Hotels" on Lastminute.com. The central location was perfect for all our activities/visits. The staff were particularly welcoming and friendly. The taster menu, at 2 for1 was excellent value; food, drink and service made the meal a real occasion. We had to rush off to the theatre and the staff were so accommodating; they served our cheese and brandy on our return, with customary smiles. The Wednesday cocktails and canopies in the Tea Room was a wonderful idea and helped to make the hotel feel like a family affair. It also meant that guests were able to talk to each other and staff. Drinks in the bar were expensive but the accompanying "free" nibbles, the ambience and attentive staff made it more of an occasion. We will definitely return - thoroughly recommended.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

You review has really made us smile! We are delighted that you felt so at home with us.

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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Again a wonderful experience and we will be back.Like the idea that they don't nickle and dime like most five star hotels. Free wifi minibars, weekly guest cocktail parties and great coffee in the room.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for coming to guest cocktails!

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Reviewed April 17, 2014

We were fortunate to book this hotel via last minute.com as a surprise 5* Top Secret hotel. We were very pleased with the room - location was ideal and we had a lovely view over Hyde Park. Only downside was the slight attitude of reception staff who appeared somewhat aloof at times. Would definitely return if staying in London again.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

Thank you for your review - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us! We pride ourselves on our fun and friendly team and value your feedback. We do get very busy but I hope you still felt as welcome at your London home.

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Spent a long weekend here with my wife in connection with London Marathon. This has always been my favorite hotel in London thanks to its location, room comfort, and quality of the breakfast buffet. However, the hotel has lost some of its edge over the last few years, particularly when it comes to service in the restaurant (difficult to get a table for breakfast and confused waiters/waitresses offering poor service). Also, I found the beds to be a bit too short.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manger at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

We are delighted that you chose us to be your London home during the marathon - its great to be so near to the finish line! We have a wide range of rooms that suit the needs of those lucky tall people so just let us know when you come back and we will find something to suit you! And sorry to hear that breakfast was busy, we are very popular! We would be pleased to book you a table in future and avoid any disappointment.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

My mum and I tend to always stay in this hotel during our stays in London.
The hotel is beautiful and so are the rooms and I must say the breakfast is extremely good.
The staff could be a little friendlier but as a whole, we love staying in this hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

We really value feedback from our regular guests and its wonderful to learn we are your home from home in London!

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

I recently spent 3 nights at the Atheneum Hotel with my daughter. I can't say enough about how great the experience was. From check in to check out the staff treated us like gold. Every evening when we returned we were welcomed "home". Duncan the Concierge was extremely helpful and with his guidance we were able to accomplish a lot without roaming aimlessly around London. I absolutely recommend this hotel. It's location is excellent; close to the Tube and in easy walking distance of Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St James Park and Piccadilly. Hats off to the Atheneum. A definite re-do for us

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

Thank you for the kind words - ware a delighted that you and your daughter felt so at home with us! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Alll the staff were fantastic from the minute we were greated by Jim the Doorman. The Reception Staff and Restaurant Staff were fabulous. The birthday cake for my birthday was such a surprise. Our room was spotlessly clean and well positioned with lovely views of the park. I would certainly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Marketing Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2014

We are happy to have been part of your special occasion Pete, thank you for recommending us!

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Additional Information about 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
#118 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: $301 - $676 (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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