The Athenaeum Hotel - London

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116, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom, W1J 7BJ  show map
 5 stars
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The Athenaeum Hotel - London

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Editorial review:

This spot has an amazing location close to the Knightsbridge shopping district and Green Park. There is impeccable service, a 24-hour health club with a Jacuzzi, and a great whiskey bar. However, the peaceful and contemporary rooms with nice bathrooms are too small for some. The apartments in the Edwardian townhouses are bigger, though.

Verified Reviews:

  • Lots of gadgets - Bed was extremely comfortable - Service was excellent - Breakfast is pleasant
  • Room was very nice - Staff were helpful and ready to please - Easy access to the 'tourist' type activities
  • In close proximity to buckingham palace, green park - Great bar - Hotel offers a breakfast to go service
  • Opposite green park - Great rooms - Bed was very comfortable - Spa was small
  • Very impressed with our executive room - Excellent afternoon tea - Very convenient location

Overview

Centrally located, the five-star Athenaeum offers a stay in the cultural heart of London.

This modern hotel is packed with free Wi-Fi and fitness center.

All 164 stylish rooms are complete with flat screen TVs and mini-bar with free drinks.

Whiskey bar offers an upscale selection of whiskeys and an award-winning afternoon tea is served daily.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   164.

Rooms

All rooms are spacious and luxurious and include telephones, flat screen televisions, mini-bar, and private baths.

Dining options

Continental breakfast buffet is served between 7am and 9am at the dining room.

Dining room is designed in traditional style and features extensive wine list.

Rathskeller bar is a stylish dining venue with traditional atmosphere and a selection of drinks available on Monday through Thursday from 5pm to 9pm and Fridays from 5pm to 10pm.

Hayman Lounge is decorated with portraits of famous people and it also offers a choice of cocktails on Monday through Friday from 4.30 pm to 10pm.

Main Lounge features comfortable seating and fireplace to enjoy a cup of coffee.

Private dining is possible on request.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of GBP 22 per person per night.  The hotel offers a full english breakfast at the price of GBP 27 per person per night. 

Services

The conference rooms feature AV equipment.

A business center is at your disposal.

Free Wi-Fi is provided through the hotel.

Leisure

Fitness center, Spa & Health Club, massage, hot tub, Turkish/steam bath – all are available for your relaxation.

Additional features

Babysitting is possible on request.

The hotel is friendly to guests with disabilities.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Lobby
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Carte blanche

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 42 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Paid kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Park view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Separate living room
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking hob
  • Espresso maker

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

116, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom, W1J 7BJ

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City Center
  • London
    5000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Victoria Station
    3700 ft
  • Charing Cross Station
    5000 ft
Underground stations
  • Victoria
    3300 ft
  • Green Park
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Hard Rock Cafe (cuisine: American)
    500 ft
  • Afternoon Tea at the athenaeum (cuisine: British)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Green Park
    1000 ft
  • Buckingham Palace
    1800 ft
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    4500 ft
  • Rushy Bay
    4500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of rooms:
    164

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Rooms and availability

All rooms are spacious and luxurious and include telephones, flat screen televisions, mini-bar, and private baths.

The Athenaeum Room Assigned On Arrival
Room Assigned On Arrival
Bed type: Double Bed or King or Twin beds or Queen or Twin beds
Size: 270 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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You will be assigned the best available room upon your arrival.

Room facilities
    The Athenaeum Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or King or Twin beds or Double or Twin beds
    Size: 280 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Spacious and light room has luxurious furnishings. It offers a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

    Room facilities
      The Athenaeum Parkview Room
      Parkview Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or King or Twin beds or Queen or Twin beds
      Size: 270 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Spacious room offers a work area, a sleeping area and a small rest area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

      Room facilities
        The Athenaeum Mayfair Suite The Athenaeum Mayfair Suite
        Mayfair Suite
        Bed type: Queen Size bed or Double or Twin beds or Double Bed
        Size: 435 sq. feet
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        Spacious room offers a work area, a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

        Room facilities
          The Athenaeum Green Park Suite The Athenaeum Green Park Suite
          Green Park Suite
          Bed type: King Size bed
          Size: 530 sq. feet
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has all modern amenities.

          Room facilities
            The Athenaeum Luxury ApartmentThe Athenaeum Luxury ApartmentThe Athenaeum Luxury ApartmentThe Athenaeum Luxury Apartment
            Luxury Apartment
            Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or 1 Single bed
            Size: 595 sq. feet
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            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            This suite comprises a spacious lounge, a cozy bedroom, a fully fitted kitchen and a contemporary bathroom.

            Room facilities
              The Athenaeum Roof Top SuiteThe Athenaeum Roof Top SuiteThe Athenaeum Roof Top SuiteThe Athenaeum Roof Top Suite
              Roof Top Suite
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              Luxurious room has a large balcony, three bedrooms and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has all modern amenities. The suite can be divided into two separate suites.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel The Athenaeum Hotel - London London location
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              Hotel Address:

              116, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom, W1J 7BJ

              Get directions
              City Center
              • London
                5000 ft
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Victoria Station
                3700 ft
              • Charing Cross Station
                5000 ft
              Underground stations
              • Victoria
                3300 ft
              • Green Park
                1700 ft
              • Bus stop
                1000 ft
              Restaurants
              • Hard Rock Cafe (cuisine: American)
                500 ft
              • Afternoon Tea at the athenaeum (cuisine: British)
                100 ft
              Parks
              • Green Park
                1000 ft
              • Buckingham Palace
                1800 ft
              Beaches
              • Shell Beach
                4500 ft
              • Rushy Bay
                4500 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  12 pm
              • Year renovated:
                2006
              • Number of rooms:
                164

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonThe Athenaeum

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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              The Athenaeum Location

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              What's nearby

              What's nearby.

              Buckingham Palace, a royal residence is near the hotel

              Big Ben, a famous clock is located in the nearest vicinity

              Houses of Parliament, a political heart of London

              Westminster, a historic area with diverse and exciting venues to visit

              Hyde Park, one of the largest green spaces in the city

              Green Park, a beautiful green area in central London

              Apsley House, 300 m, former London townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington

              Buckingham Palace, 500 m, the principal residence and office of the British monarch

              Royal Academy of Arts, 700 m, an art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly

              Tourist attractions

              Places of interest

              Shopping areas

              Amusement

              • Play 2 Win - 3000 ft

              Monuments and Landmarks

              Museums

              Parks

              Theaters

              Business areas

              • Financial District - 3000 ft

              Food and meals

              • Hard Rock Cafe London - 400 ft
              • Pacha London - 3000 ft
              • Icebar London by Icehotel - 3000 ft

              Underground stations

              • Green Park - 1400 ft
              • Knightsbridge - 3000 ft
              • Victoria Street Station - 3000 ft
              • Victoria - 3000 ft

              Local Attractions

              • The London Eye - 1.2 mi
                South Bank of the river Thames, London
              • St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church - 5000 ft
                Trafalgar Square, London
              • Butler's Wharf - 5000 ft
                LondonEngland
              • British Museum - 1.3 mi
                Great Russell Street, London
              • Westminster Hall - 1.1 mi
                Westminster, London

              Near the hotelNear the hotel

              • Green Park - 1000 ft
                close to Buckingham Palace, London
              • Marble Arch - 1300 ft
                Marble Arch, Mayfair, City of Westminster, London W1H, London
              • Spencer House - 1700 ft
                27 St. James's Place, London
              • Italian Cultural Institute - 2100 ft
                39 Belgrave Square, London
              • Apsley House - 1300 ft
                149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London
              • Buckingham Palace - 1800 ft
                Buckingham Palace Road, London
              • Mayfair - 1800 ft
                LondonEngland

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Hard Rock Cafe - 500 ft

                Address: 150 Old Park Lane
                Phone: 020 7514 1700

                75% likes this, based on 1108 reviews
                Cuisine: American
                Price Range: USD 20 - USD 63

              • Trader Vic's - 200 ft

                Address: The London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel
                Phone: 44-207-208-4113

                56% likes this, based on 222 reviews
                Cuisine: Polynesian
                Price Range: USD 41 - USD 51

              • The Palm Court - 200 ft

                Address: Piccadilly
                Phone: +44 (0)20 7290 7328

                67% likes this, based on 39 reviews

              • Afternoon Tea at the athenaeum - 100 ft

                Address: 116 Piccadilly

                61% likes this, based on 87 reviews
                Cuisine: British

              • citrus restaurant - 200 ft

                Address: The Park Lane Hotel
                Phone: 0044 (0)207 290 7364

                72% likes this, based on 104 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian
                Price Range: USD 1 - USD 31

              Getting around.

              Private parking costs GBP 38 per day.

              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  12 pm
              • Year renovated:
                2006
              • Number of rooms:
                164

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonThe Athenaeum

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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              The Athenaeum Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Athenaeum

              Average guest rating

              8.2out of 10
              Excellent
              Based on 108 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Location
              9.7
              Rooms
              9.0
              Service
              9.7
              Value
              8.6
              Dining
              8.0

              Individual guest reviews

              • Older travelers
                8.2

                The freshness of the room, helpfulness of the staff and no extra charge for wifi or water in fridge

              • Couple
                8.8

                the staff was very helpful, housekeeping was excellent, the location was great, the room was not too small, very clean, great shampoo, conditioner etc, free beverages, nespresso coffee maker, also free, interiour of hotel nicely stylish

                The fact that the spa was closed and customers were not told in advance. the walls are quite thin for a five-star hotel. you hear your neighbor's TV.

              • Single
                10.0

                Location was very good stafff were very helpful, rooms were excellent

                Gym was closed

              • Single
                9.6

                A boutique hotel is always different, but that one is perfect ! The staff, the food, the room, the breakfast (even if a little bit pricey), everything was absolutely perfect. I will definitely come back !

              • Couple
                10.0

                Great staff, good location, newly decorated room. There is nothing not to like, really.

                Drinks in the bar are expensive, as is breakfast. If that's a problem for guests, though, it is easily solved locally.

              • Single
                8.8

                Location , Cleanleness, Room facilities, and staff

                It was pricy especillay the food! when I checked in they did not give me a room immediately I had to wait for more than an hour!

              • Single
                10.0

                Friendly staff. Clean room. Great bed linen and wonderful pillows. Lighting bright enough to read without strain and straightforward controls for the lights and room temperature.

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                Our stay at the Athenaeum was fab!!!! from beginning to end....staff super nice and friendly, mainly Nicoleta, Fabiano and chambermaid.....my husband, the cats and I had a great time there.....yes, my cats went too....I chose the hotel because it is pet-friendly since we never travel without our little angels....

                The location is superb...we went everywhere on foot....the room was really comfy....sheets were the best and they were changed every day....I highly recommend it!!!!

              • Single
                8.2

                I was in one of the apartments and loved the room.

                Little details such as poor wifi signal and water pressure. Spacious, light, nicely decorated, comfy bed.

              • Older travelers
                7.8

                The hotel has two (quite good) bikes that we were able to take out for a long ride.

              • Older travelers
                9.6

                Great location and service. Complimentary mini-bar (soft drinks and snacks + milk for hot drinks) and fridge space for personal use. Complimentary pastries in the afternoon.Fabulous breakfast. Front rooms overlook Green Park, large windows. Very comfortable room, bed, lighting - even side of curtains velcroed to block light.

              • Group of friends
                9.6

                excellent service, very comfortable room and good location

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                This is the second time we have stayed at the Athenaeum for a weekend break and would thoroughly recommend it. The hotel has a very friendly atmosphere, where nothing is too much trouble for the staff.

              • Older travelers
                7.4

                The hotel has a quirky feel, with modern art in abundance. The afternoon tea is to die for!

                We weren't asked initally if we wanted a room with just a shower or a bath. When we were shown to our room it had disabled facilities and just a shower. They simply moved us to the room next door to have a bath. I think we should have been told it was one of the rooms with disabled facilities and asked us if we wanted to take that one or another one.

              • Group of friends
                8.8

                The rooms were really comfortable and the staff was very nice and helpfull.

                Considering the price paid, the breakfast could be a little better and have a little more of diversity.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel The Athenaeum Hotel - London London location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              116, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom, W1J 7BJ

              Get directions
              City Center
              • London
                5000 ft
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Victoria Station
                3700 ft
              • Charing Cross Station
                5000 ft
              Underground stations
              • Victoria
                3300 ft
              • Green Park
                1700 ft
              • Bus stop
                1000 ft
              Restaurants
              • Hard Rock Cafe (cuisine: American)
                500 ft
              • Afternoon Tea at the athenaeum (cuisine: British)
                100 ft
              Parks
              • Green Park
                1000 ft
              • Buckingham Palace
                1800 ft
              Beaches
              • Shell Beach
                4500 ft
              • Rushy Bay
                4500 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  12 pm
              • Year renovated:
                2006
              • Number of rooms:
                164

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonThe Athenaeum

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

              Use Badge