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

 Sports activities

Jogging track

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

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 for a fee
  • Lobby
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at GBP 38 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Jogging track
  • 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
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Park view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual 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
    1.5km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Victoria Station
    1.1km
  • Charing Cross Station
    1.5km
Underground stations
  • Victoria
    1.0km
  • Green Park
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Hard Rock Cafe (cuisine: American)
    130 m
  • Afternoon Tea at the athenaeum (cuisine: British)
    10 m
Parks
  • Green Park
    280 m
  • Buckingham Palace
    550 m
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    1.4km
  • Rushy Bay
    1.4km
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: 25m2
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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: 26m2
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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: 25m2
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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: 40m2
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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: 49m2
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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: Double or Twin beds or 2 Single beds or Double Bed
            Size: 55m2
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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
              Size: 105m2
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              • Free Wi-Fi
              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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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.

              Room facilities

                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
                  1.5km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Victoria Station
                  1.1km
                • Charing Cross Station
                  1.5km
                Underground stations
                • Victoria
                  1.0km
                • Green Park
                  500 m
                • Bus stop
                  300 m
                Restaurants
                • Hard Rock Cafe (cuisine: American)
                  130 m
                • Afternoon Tea at the athenaeum (cuisine: British)
                  10 m
                Parks
                • Green Park
                  280 m
                • Buckingham Palace
                  550 m
                Beaches
                • Shell Beach
                  1.4km
                • Rushy Bay
                  1.4km
                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 - 900 m

                Monuments and Landmarks

                Museums

                Parks

                Theaters

                Business areas

                • Financial District - 900 m

                Food and meals

                • Hard Rock Cafe London - 100 m
                • Icebar London by Icehotel - 900 m

                Underground stations

                • Green Park - 400 m
                • Victoria - 900 m
                • Victoria Street Station - 900 m
                • Knightsbridge - 900 m

                Local Attractions

                • The London Eye - 2.0km
                  South Bank of the river Thames, London
                • St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church - 1.5km
                  Trafalgar Square, London
                • Westminster Hall - 1.7km
                  Westminster, London
                • British Museum - 2.1km
                  Great Russell Street, London
                • Butler's Wharf - 1.5km
                  LondonEngland

                Near the hotelNear the hotel

                • Green Park - 280 m
                  close to Buckingham Palace, London
                • Apsley House - 370 m
                  149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London
                • Spencer House - 520 m
                  27 St. James's Place, London
                • Italian Cultural Institute - 640 m
                  39 Belgrave Square, London
                • Marble Arch - 360 m
                  Marble Arch, Mayfair, City of Westminster, London W1H, London
                • Buckingham Palace - 550 m
                  Buckingham Palace Road, London
                • Mayfair - 540 m
                  LondonEngland

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Hard Rock Cafe - 130 m

                  Address: 150 Old Park Lane
                  Phone: 020 7514 1700

                  75% likes this, based on 1108 reviews
                  Cuisine: American
                  Price Range: GBP 15 - GBP 47

                • Trader Vic's - 50 m

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

                  56% likes this, based on 222 reviews
                  Cuisine: Polynesian
                  Price Range: GBP 31 - GBP 38

                • The Palm Court - 40 m

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

                  67% likes this, based on 39 reviews

                • Afternoon Tea at the athenaeum - 10 m

                  Address: 116 Piccadilly

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

                • citrus restaurant - 50 m

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

                  72% likes this, based on 104 reviews
                  Cuisine: Italian
                  Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 23

                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
                  1.5km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Victoria Station
                  1.1km
                • Charing Cross Station
                  1.5km
                Underground stations
                • Victoria
                  1.0km
                • Green Park
                  500 m
                • Bus stop
                  300 m
                Restaurants
                • Hard Rock Cafe (cuisine: American)
                  130 m
                • Afternoon Tea at the athenaeum (cuisine: British)
                  10 m
                Parks
                • Green Park
                  280 m
                • Buckingham Palace
                  550 m
                Beaches
                • Shell Beach
                  1.4km
                • Rushy Bay
                  1.4km
                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