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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
Ranked #152 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Hebron, Illinois
1 review
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“The Athenaeum Hotel”
Reviewed November 5, 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, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2009

Just spend a wonderful night in a rooftop suite. A bed like sleeping on downy air, fantastic views over the park, breakfast in bed, intermingling with sitting on the balcony in the fluffy robe. It was my 60th birthday and this was a wonderful surprise. I could hardly sleep after an evening with bubbly and friends in the suite and then dancing at the Dover St jazz bar. The Athenaeum staff were absolutely charming. Standing on the balcony looking over at Big Ben and the Wheel, with all the wonderful autumn colours of the park was just the best. If this is 60 give me more of it!!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2009

I have stayed in the Athenaeum apartments twice in 2009 and would recomend them to anyone staying for a few days or more in London. The location is great for sighseeing or business and the apartments are wonderfully fitted out. Service from the staff is excellent particulalry at breakfast in the restaurant. I will always stay there when in London

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed November 3, 2009

The Atheneum Hotel is PERFECT.
It was our "home" for 6 days, while in London the last week of October.
Customer service is impeccable - from doorman, to bellman, to front desk, chambermaids, concierge. Everyone is happy, friendly and polite no pretenses.
Our room was amazing - luxurious and comfortable bed, linens, towels, robe, slippers. Lighting, A/C & heat control right next to your bed.
Bathroom has all the luxurious amenities one may desire for and more. They provide REN bath products, mending kits, shower cap, cotton buds, facial cotton. Heated towel rack a huge plus.
Stunning view of Green Park, extremely lovely in Autumn when colors are changing.
5 stars for free Wifi and unlimited free supply of beverages (cola, water, coffee - Nespresso machine to boot, teas, hot cocoa), snacks of nuts, crisps and chocolate bars.
A skip hop and a jump away to Green Park underground and an M&S - grocery store. A stroll away from various high-end shops and restaurants.

The Atheneum is sheer perfection, a hidden gem in London.

Thank you Atheneum staff and management.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2009

This hotel is perfect in every way. The staff are the hotels secret ingredient to a superb stay as they are welcoming, friendly, efficient, helpful and professional. The decor is really interesting and a bit quirky with artistic touches that make me smile. the rooms are comfortable with heavenly beds and pillows, lighting that can be adjusted to bright, for people like me who are not seeing as well as they used to, or muted for a more romantic touch. They are well equipped with free soft drinks, snacks, nespresso coffee ~(or instant if preferred) slippers and lovely warm bathrobes. Good REN bath products including both shampoo and conditioner (so much better than the all in one variety) big fluffy towels, powerful shower, good bath and, for a change, free wifi. What could be better than a good nights sleep in a lovley bed with a fresh cup of good coffee and the paper in the morning, in a room kept beautifylly clean and fresh by wonderfully efficient chambermaids and people who seem genuinely interested in your having had a good day/night and then after wandering back after the theatre to be greeted with "welcome Home". This hotel is heaven.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 31, 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Athenaeum sadly only for one night on the 17th October.We have stayed here a few times before for a treat and never been disappointed,our last stay was no exception.
We were checked in speedily and also greeted by name which i thought was a nice touch.As it was our wedding anniversary the hotel very kindly upgraded us to an Apartment!!!! WOW it was the size of our house! very very comfortable and made our stay all the more memorable
The one thing that makes this hotel is that its family run and all the staff are so helpful and friendly.We cant wait to go back

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2009

My family and I recently stayed in a 2 bed apartment at the Athenaeum. In short, the apartment we were allocated was situated directly above a very popular tapas bar (open 11.30am-midnight). The noise from below was very bad, and continued throughout the day, totally unsuitable for our young family (particularly our baby who was sleeping in the lounge area). Despite the promise of toys suitable for our children, a box of lego and 2 colouring books were provided for the first nights stay (we later requested a DVD which promptly arrived complete with popcorn).
The 2 bed apartments are situated at the back of the hotel and have yet to be refurbished. The decor is dated, but the beds were comfortable. Upon arrival there was a small leak in one of the bathrooms which was quickly addressed. Unfortunately the same could not be said for the entry cards which continually did not work (we ended up needing 6 replacement cards for our 2 night stay).
The kitchen was very handy and the inclusive mini bar a great idea (though it wasn't restocked during our stay). We ended up ordering breakfast in the room - arrived punctually, however, both mornings a couple of items were missing.
On the whole, the staff were very pleasant, it was more the accommodation that was very disappointing. Certainly the 2 bed apartments are not suitable for anyone who has young children, or light sleepers. Needless to say, we won't be returning.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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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
#78 Luxury Hotel in London
#85 Romantic 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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