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9.3

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular landmarks
Carrington Street Car Park 120 m
Embassy of Japan 150 m
Bomber Command Memorial 180 m
Alfie Turmeaus Tobacconist 190 m
Curzon Mayfair 190 m
Bill Amberg 200 m
Park Lane 210 m
Galvin at Windows 220 m
Windows Of The World Bar 230 m
Ye Grapes 250 m
Nearby landmarks
Buckingham Palace 540 m
National Gallery 1.43 km
Big Ben 1.65 km
V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum 1.94 km
London Eye 1.95 km
Madame Tussauds London 2.09 km
The British Museum 2.17 km
Natural History Museum 2.18 km
Tower of London 4.97 km
Tower Bridge 5 km
The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

"A plus was the fresh milk in the fridge, doorman was very friendly and helpful with great valet parking facility, overall a good stay with only a coup..."

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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom, W1J 7BJ - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Buckingham Palace
Within 540 m of property
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
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Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 390 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

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Value for money7.9
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport13.6 km

Rooms available at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.6
1 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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Green Park Suite
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  • Room size: 49 m²/527 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 105 GBP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences has a car park available for guests. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around London with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location, next to underground station Easy access to alot of areas."

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  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Location

    "Good location, 10-15 mins walk to Piccadilly and near to tube station."

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    November 12, 2017

  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Spaciousness

    "anyway it’s a good hotel and a very wide room and nice bathroom."

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    January 5, 2018

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Overall rating:
8.5
Excellent
188 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
8.1
Location
9.3
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More about The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

Embodying five-star luxury and an independent spirit, The Athenaeum is a family-run hotel, located in the heart of Mayfair. Contemporary rooms, suites and residences epitomise The Athenaeum’s proud heritage, with bespoke British craftsmanship and a nod to Art Deco roots. And with dining courtesy of the new restaurant, 116 at The Athenaeum, the hotel offers a taste of the capital like no other.

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Breakfast
3 mentions
Housekeeping
3 mentions
Internet
1 mention
Taxi
1 mention

What they offer

8.0
Very good

"The hotel is so nice that they upgraded our room with one wi..."

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Full English/Irish
Buffet

Restaurants on site

N/A
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116
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Nearby restaurants

British cuisine
British cuisine
Athenaeum
10 m British, European, Gluten Free
No. 4 Hamilton Place
190 m British, International
Wellington Lounge
200 m British
American cuisine
American cuisine
Burger & Lobster - Mayfair
290 m American, British, Seafood
CUT at 45 Park Lane
520 m American, British, European
Avenue Restaurant & Bar
640 m American, British, European
European cuisine
European cuisine
Sofra - Mayfair
170 m European, Halal, Mediterranean
Stanhope Bar & Restaurant
170 m European
The Colony Club
190 m European

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Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.1
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality8.6
Service8.4
Value for money7.9
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10.0
Exceptional
Janice from Indonesia
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Small Hotel with an Act of Big Chain Hotel”

I must say that I was very pleased with The Athenaeum Hotel. It was in a very good location; nearby the underground and so close with Pret-a-Manger; best quick breakfast place ever ! We had our check-in in the very early morning, instead that we have to wait for quite long, the staff was really kind and helpful as she sent us to have a shower in the Spa and leave our luggage to have them sent it to the room once it's ready. The room is quite small, but so pretty and clean ! It was modernly and glam decorated that made our honeymoon like money-well-spent with its great affordable price ! I would definitely come back to The Athenaeum Hotel whenever I visit London.

Reviewed August 09, 2017

Dear Janice, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with me. I am pleased that the team looked after you and and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Wayne Kerrin Hotel Manager

Responded September 13, 2017
The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
9.3
Exceptional
Hsu from Taiwan
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2011

Great service with great location”

The Green park is lcoated, right in front of the hotel and it is also very close and handy to the Green park under-ground station !

Athenaeum hotel has great location and you can walk to the green park , just accross the road, and 5 min. to the tube station ! Walking distance to Coffee shops, M&S food market and other supermarket which is so convenient to hotel guest. It is also very easy to travel to other direction or other main station to get out of the city and you can also just pop on the Big bus , right accross the road to have a great sightseeing of London city and the staffs are so friendly and supportive ! A greact and nice charmy hotel in the city area !

Reviewed October 10, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
BOYD from Canada
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

Mr. and Mrs. Schomaker ”

From the opening of a cab door on our first day, booking theatre tickets, opening the door to the private bar/lounge, good morning Mr Schomaker on our first morning as we exit from the elevator, suggestions on if one should use a taxi or the tube, guiding us to Mayfair district a block away ( a secret little district) arranging for a private taxi to the Heathrow. My wife and I thought they assumed we were some Sheik with his favorite wife that had arrived at he Athenaeum Hotel.

Reviewed November 24, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
YAWIN from Indonesia
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2012

Great hotel great service”

Lovely room

A very lovely hotel if you plan to stay a lot in your room. Very generously sized for a hotel in London. You can set the room lighting ambience via a console provided. An ipod speaker also provided. Bathroom is very well designed, and spacious. Location is not bad, walking distance to upclass Mayfair area. Overall a lovely stay for us.

Reviewed May 01, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Samantha from Singapore
Family with teens
Superior Room
Stayed 4 nights in November 2011

Fabulous Hotel!!!!”

Great Location, Cosy Room, Free Wifi, Free Coffee/ Snacks Bar, Great Service

this is a fabulous hotel, i stayed here for 4 nights and i will definitely return to this hotel the next time i'm in london! (it's on the same road as the ritz) love the free wifi and there is a nespresso machine in the room as well. to top things up, everything in the snacks bar (except for alcohol) is free. although i have to admit that the size of the room are pretty compact. after opening 1 luggage, there is barely any space left to walk around the room. that said, i still throughly enjoyed my stay in this hotel. the concierge is very helpful and provided dinner options/ reservations on 2 of the nights i was there. service with a personalised touch :)

Reviewed December 06, 2011
9.7
Exceptional
Josza from Germany
Business traveler
Superior Room
Stayed 4 nights in July 2010

Athenaeum you cannot ask for more”

Home away from home
gym not fixed yet, but you can use one in another hotel close by

It is always a pleasure to stay at the Athenaeum. Everyone one is nice and gives you a feeling like really coming home and not only staying in another hotel.

Reviewed August 26, 2010
10.0
Exceptional
henry from United States
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2010

Great London Hotel”

Great location, wonderful staff, fine renovation
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this is a wonderfully located london hotel for shopping, sightseeing or cultural acticities. it is well run and friendly, the rooms are well appointed and the public areas are beautiful. the cuisine is also first rate and the bar is most attractive.

Reviewed December 19, 2010
9.7
Exceptional
henry from United States
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 7 nights in September 2010

great stay in London”

superb staff, nice rooms, great location

This is a wonderful hotel, very well run, with a friendly and efficient staff and a beautifully renovated building. The rooms are large and well appointed and everything is done to make you feel at home. I would certainly stay here again on my next visit to London.

Reviewed October 10, 2010
9.3
Exceptional
SUSAN from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2010

Lovely hotel, great location, excellent staff”

Very helpful staff
Quite a long wait for cooked breakfast

We always enjoy staying at the Athenaeum, the staff are always excellent. Very good position for walking into Knightsbridge. Only fault - bit of a wait for a cooked breakfast (about 20mins.)

Reviewed December 10, 2010
8.0
Excellent
kalman from United States
Family with teens
Superior Room
Stayed 5 nights in December 2013

great location across from green park. easy access”

location, mini bar, parks

We had a wonderful stay at the Athenaeum hotel. Great location with easy walk to The tube. Ten minutes walk to the best sites and shopping in London.

Reviewed January 08, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Brian from United States
Family with teens
Superior Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2011

Great location and very good customer service”

The double-room in the adjacent apt.s was great, free snacks, coffee, soda was a wonderful treat.

The hotel and the staff were extremely friendly and courteous and the hotel is very well situated in a nice part of London. My family and I enjoyed our stay very much. The double rooms in the adjacent hotel-apts gave us extra room and put us on a quiet side street. The room had the feel of an apt as much as a hotel room. The only issues were minor ones (TV not working properly,some common areas looking a little worn or dingy). My wife and children were very pleased with the free snack, sodas, cocktail hour on Wednesday evening. I would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed September 02, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
Kim from Australia
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 7 nights in November 2011

Outstanding top-end boutique-plus hotel”

Excellent personal service, interesting funky modern decor and first-rate West End location.

The General Manager Simon runs a great ship. Interesting aspects such as the pudding club in the late evenings and some 270 types of whiskey to try. Location is excellent for Mayfair, the Bond Street shopping and the facilities around Berkeley Square and the restaurants in Shepherds Market. Easy walk to Green Park tube.

Reviewed November 30, 2011
8.8
Excellent
Heather from United States
Family with teens
1 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 5 nights in April 2017

Great upscale family friendly, conveniently located hotel”

Pros-Excellent kids concierge many little surprises in our rooms throughout trip (board game, soccer ball, wii, candies, fruit) that were a life saver after long days in tourist queues this was brillant. Apt was a great setup with full kitchen for flexible schedules and table and living room area gave much needed hang out space outside of a bedroom. Conveniently located near Piccadilly Circus buckingham palace parks and underground for easy commuting. Overall excellent hotel Cons - Alan at concierge was able to book our trips but not as knowledge or proactive as we are used to. We had to ask many questions to get important details such as ticket prices NOT being included in private tour prices meeting and drop off locations being different! Really just provided brochures - suggest your own research on what activities you want to hit before arriving. Bathroom in apt was also quite small for 4 to share (2 young teenagers and 2 adults was a little much) and half door was a challenge.

Reviewed April 17, 2017

Dear Heather, Thank you for your comments. I am pleased that both you and the family enjoyed your stay and found the kids amenities to be useful. I am sorry that Concierge were not very proactive and will ensure that retraining is provided to ensure this is not repeated in the future. I look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in London. Kind regards, Wayne Kerrin Hotel Manager

Responded September 13, 2017
The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
9.0
Exceptional
Victoria from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2009

Weekend in London at The Athenaeum Hotel”

The hotel have a policy that you don't pay for any of the extras so the mini bar and its contents (exc alcohol) were free which was a lovely touch. Gorgeous REN products in the bathroom that you're encouraged to take away were also a big plus. The best thing was THE most COMFORTABLE bed ever. So blissful!
The bar is very, very small and means you feel like you're virtually sat on top of anyone else. It's also full of tourists so people had lots of shopping bags which made a cramped space even more uncomfortable.

Our room wasn't ready when we arrived which was a bit of a disappointing start to our stay however this was quickly rectified and didn't sully our experience. Lovely hotel albeit quite small but makes up for it in character and impeccable service. The breakfast was especially delicious although massively over-priced, luckily ours was included in our room rate. A great stay, I'd recommend.

Reviewed November 28, 2009
6.0
Sofia from United Arab Emirates
Business traveler
Superior Room
Stayed 9 nights in October 2019

Amazing Location however not a very hospitable Hotel ”

This is my second stay in The Athenaeum, my first experience was much better than this time. 1. I spoke to the reception several times for better rates as I was planning to extant my stay for another week in london. Not helpful at all, they were very non schalant and did not bother. 2- I decided to use the Spa in the hotel, the spa staff are very unfriendly & rude. Horrible experience 3-The housekeeping do not clean the room properly & thoroughly. However, they were helpful with requests. The location is amazing, you can't go wrong with this address, however, the hotel staff needs to improve. The doorman & concierge were exceptionally welcoming & helpful. I can't say the same about the other hotel staff. I decided to move to another hotel and would unlikely chose The Athenaeum again.

Reviewed October 28, 2019
7.7
Very good
Nabeel from Kuwait
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2011

Geat hotel”

Modern, free Internet, good service

The hotel location is perfect, near Knightsbridge, Mayfair, and Piccadilly . The service is excellent and attentive. The rooms on the small size ESP the standard room, however, the rooms are high tech, the amenity are highend, and you have a high speed Internet for free. Overall the hotel is bombastic.

Reviewed December 06, 2011
9.6
Exceptional
Shyamal from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Perfect Christmas stay ”

This was our first time staying at this hotel and all I have to say is this is one of the best stays we have had. Staff are incredibly helpful and polite, from the always cheery doorman to the waiting staff in the restaurant. We also received a lovely free Fortnum and Mason Christmas gift and got a free upgrade on the room. Outstanding all the way through! Highly recommend this hotel!!

Reviewed December 26, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Chirakitti from Thailand
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 6 nights in January 2011

5 Star Accomodation”

Location

The hotel is located right in the middle of London, with easy access to all the transportation networks including buses, tubes and even for short distance walks. The atmosphere was well presented and recieved. Apart form tiny hick ups with the refilling of the complimentary refreshments, the rest of services seem upto the standard of the hotel of this magtitues.

Reviewed February 02, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
David from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Superior Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Best hotel in London”

I have stayed here and only here for every time I visit London for the past ten years. First name terms with all the doormen and a named welcome every time we go back. Worth the money for sure

Reviewed March 03, 2017
8.0
Excellent
bradley from Australia
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2011

great location ”

location was great, room was ok

overall the hotel was ok, not great for the price paid but thats london. rooms were small. bathrooms are hard work but the location was great. easy to get around london.

Reviewed September 26, 2011
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