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Great location. Great staff. Nice attached lounge. Cafe in hotel is a little light on ambience.

We stayed in one of the apartments and it was perfect for a longer stay.

The location of this hotel is convenient for leisure and business alike, and the staff is incredibly helpful. However, I was not told before arrival that the lobby, bar, and restaurant are under construction. The guests are asked to use a side entrance to enter the hotel.

My fiancee and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. On arrival, we got an upgrade to a park view room which was a wonderful way to start our trip. The staff - from housekeeping, the bellman, front desk, the waiters to the concierge - were all so pleasant, helpful and accommodating. The location is fantastic; a 10 minute walk from the hotel in either direction will take you to Harrods in one direction and to Piccadilly Circus and the Theater District in another. The Hotel while older had a great English feel which is something we were looking for in a London hotel, and really enjoyed. It is small, and all staff seemed to know our names, which helped made the hotel feel very cozy and intimate. The restaurant had great food, including a very nice Thanksgiving turkey dinner, and if you like whiskey, the bar is the place to be as it seemed to have more times there than I knew every existed. All in all a great trip.

Great service and dream location with Green Park across street, Shepherd's Market around corner, a tube stop barely 10min's away

I stayed at the Athenaeum over the Christmas holiday and cannot extend enough compliments to the hotel and staff. The location cannot be beat, the room was very clean, stylish and comfortable (I was upgraded when I checked in), extremely quiet and the staff were a pleasure. On Christmas eve they even delivered a Christmas gift to my room (a small box of spa products). How lovely! The hotel is small which I found added to its charm. I've stayed at so many wonderful hotels in London and consider the Athenaeum to be at the top of the list.

Bad: Small room, over-heated with no way to cool it off. Good: mistakes rectified with a smile: free WiFi: free water: fast elevators; pleasant staff. Still, one would expect more for the money.

Very difficult to fault this hotel. Conveniant location and staff couldn't be more helpful. Rooms clean and a good size plus free internet and soft drinks/snacks from minibar just make it feel less penny-pinching than others. Won't stay anywhere else next time I'm in London.

116 Piccadilly London England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in London City Centre, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Hyde Park and Green Park. This 5-star hotel has 162 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, a full-service spa, and a 24-hour gym.


Dining

This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a fine-dining restaurant that specializes in British cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

The 162 soundproofed accommodations afford space to spread out with a separate bedroom and living rooms. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 40-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus ensure a restful night. IPod docks, minibars, and espresso makers are other standard amenities.


Property features

Renovated in 2019, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences offers a full-service spa, a 24-hour gym, and 2 spa tubs. There's limited parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for GBP 105 per person one-way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Superior Double Room

1 Queen Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double or Twin Room

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Superior Double or Twin Room (Townhouse)

1 Queen Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Suite

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

Everyone (3) Business (1) Couples (2) Other (2)
4
Everyone

Great location. Great staff. Nice attached lounge. Cafe in hotel is a little light on ambience.

By on Sep 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 16, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am pleased you liked the location and fount the the team to be great. I hope to welcome you back to The Athenaeum in the near future. Kind regards, Wayne Kerrin Hotel Manager

4

apartment

Everyone

We stayed in one of the apartments and it was perfect for a longer stay.

By on Jun 19, 2016

3

great location, under construction

Everyone

The location of this hotel is convenient for leisure and business alike, and the staff is incredibly helpful. However, I was not told before arrival that the lobby, bar, and restaurant are under construction. The guests are asked to use a side entrance to enter the hotel.

By , from Atlanta on Feb 22, 2016

5

great stay

Couples

My fiancee and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. On arrival, we got an upgrade to a park view room which was a wonderful way to start our trip. The staff - from housekeeping, the bellman, front desk, the waiters to the concierge - were all so pleasant, helpful and accommodating. The location is fantastic; a 10 minute walk from the hotel in either direction will take you to Harrods in one direction and to Piccadilly Circus and the Theater District in another. The Hotel while older had a great English feel which is something we were looking for in a London hotel, and really enjoyed. It is small, and all staff seemed to know our names, which helped made the hotel feel very cozy and intimate. The restaurant had great food, including a very nice Thanksgiving turkey dinner, and if you like whiskey, the bar is the place to be as it seemed to have more times there than I knew every existed. All in all a great trip.

By on Dec 3, 2013

4

unbeatable location

Other

Great service and dream location with Green Park across street, Shepherd's Market around corner, a tube stop barely 10min's away

By on Dec 6, 2012

5

perfect stay!

Other

I stayed at the Athenaeum over the Christmas holiday and cannot extend enough compliments to the hotel and staff. The location cannot be beat, the room was very clean, stylish and comfortable (I was upgraded when I checked in), extremely quiet and the staff were a pleasure. On Christmas eve they even delivered a Christmas gift to my room (a small box of spa products). How lovely! The hotel is small which I found added to its charm. I've stayed at so many wonderful hotels in London and consider the Athenaeum to be at the top of the list.

By on Dec 28, 2011

3

cheaper, but not cheap, for a reason

Couples

Bad: Small room, over-heated with no way to cool it off. Good: mistakes rectified with a smile: free WiFi: free water: fast elevators; pleasant staff. Still, one would expect more for the money.

By on Nov 20, 2011

5

perfect

Business

Very difficult to fault this hotel. Conveniant location and staff couldn't be more helpful. Rooms clean and a good size plus free internet and soft drinks/snacks from minibar just make it feel less penny-pinching than others. Won't stay anywhere else next time I'm in London.

By on Apr 1, 2010

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

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