Athenaeum Hotel - London

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 42 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Turkish bath

Spa & wellness center

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

Athenaeum is a 10-story hotel in an entertainment area of London at a close proximity to Westminster Hall, BFI Southbank and The London Eye offering non-smoking rooms along with a sauna, a health club and a relaxation area. With accents of art deco architecture, the hotel was built in 1973 and renovated in 2006.

The hotel is notable for its stunning location in the heart of London, close to Victoria subway station. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.

Guests will find shops and boutiques within minutes of the hotel.

Athenaeum Hotel is within a 15-minute drive to London City airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Athenaeum Hotel are fitted with a bay window, individual climate control, a private balcony, a laptop safe and a fridge. Many rooms come with a spectacular view on the city. The rooms are decorated in traditional design and equipped with a stove, a microwave and coffee/tea makers as well as en suite bathrooms with terry bathrobes, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The Michelin star rated restaurant provides excellent meals. Guests are welcome to the Cosy Whisky bar to relax with a drink. A variety of dishes are served in Coya and Prezzo - Mayfair, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

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

There are a lift, currency exchange and a safe deposit box provided on-site.

Relax

Guests can make use of a Jacuzzi, a spa center and a treatment room along with massage, Turkish steam bath and facials. On-site fitness facilities include a fitness room and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

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

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of floors:   10.  Number of rooms:   164.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Service dogs allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Paid kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Turkish 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
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Separate living room
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

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

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • DVD player
  • 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 12 may stay at the price of GBP 60 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

116 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom, W1J 7BJ

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City Center
  • London
    1.5 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Victoria Station
    1.1 km
  • Victoria Train Station
    1.1 km
Underground stations
  • Victoria
    1.0 km
  • Green Park
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Hard Rock Cafe (cuisine: American)
    140 m
  • Afternoon Tea at the athenaeum (cuisine: British)
    10 m
Parks
  • Green Park
    270 m
  • Buckingham Palace
    540 m
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    1.3 km
  • Rushy Bay
    1.3 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    164

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Rooms and availability

Athenaeum photos Room Green Park Suite
Green Park Suite
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 49 m²
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    Athenaeum photos Room Green Park Suite
    Green Park Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 49 m²
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      Athenaeum photos Room Parkview Room
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      Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed or Double bed
      Size: 25 m²
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        Studio
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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        Standard|Studio

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          Parkview Room
          Bed type: King-size bed
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            King Suite
            Bed type: King-size bed
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              Athenaeum photos Room Mayfair Suite
              Mayfair Suite
              Bed type: Queen-size bed
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                Penthouse Suite
                Size: 105 m²
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                  Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
                  Size: 40 m²
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                    Athenaeum photos Room Luxury Apartment
                    Classic One-Bedroom Apartment
                    Bed type: Twin beds or 1 Single bed or Double bed
                    Size: 55 m²
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                      Superior Twin Room
                      Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed or 2 Single beds
                      Size: 21 m²
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                        Superior Connecting Double Room
                        Bed type: King-size bed or Twin beds
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                        1 king bed or 2 twin beds
                        226 sq feet (21 sq meters)

                        Relax - In-room massage available
                        Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, plasma TV, iPod dock
                        Food & Drink - Refrigerator, minibar, espresso maker, and 24-hour room service
                        Sleep - Premium bedding, blackout drapes/curtains, and turndown service
                        Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, bathrobes, and slippers
                        Practical - Laptop-compatible safe, free newspaper, and desk; cribs/infant beds available on request
                        Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
                        Non-Smoking
                        Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

                        Room facilities
                          Athenaeum photos Room Deluxe Room
                          Deluxe Room
                          Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or King-size bed or Twin beds
                          Size: 26 m²
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                          • Air conditioning
                          • Private bathroom
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                            Deluxe Room
                            Bed type: King-size bed or Twin beds
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                            • Private bathroom
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                              Residence Double Room
                              Bed type: Double bed
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                              Standard|Double Room Residence Special (Without Breakfast)

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                                Athenaeum photos Room Luxury Apartment
                                Residence Apartment
                                Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed
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                                • Private bathroom
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                                  Luxury Room
                                  Size: 51 m²
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                                    Athenaeum photos Room Luxury Apartment
                                    Luxury Apartment
                                    Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed or Queen-size bed
                                    Size: 55 m²
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                                    • Private bathroom
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                                      How to reach hotel

                                      hotel Athenaeum Hotel - London London location
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                                      Hotel Address:

                                      116 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom, W1J 7BJ

                                      Get directions
                                      City Center
                                      • London
                                        1.5 km
                                      Airports
                                      Train Stations
                                      • Victoria Station
                                        1.1 km
                                      • Victoria Train Station
                                        1.1 km
                                      Underground stations
                                      • Victoria
                                        1.0 km
                                      • Green Park
                                        500 m
                                      • Bus stop
                                        300 m
                                      Restaurants
                                      • Hard Rock Cafe (cuisine: American)
                                        140 m
                                      • Afternoon Tea at the athenaeum (cuisine: British)
                                        10 m
                                      Parks
                                      • Green Park
                                        270 m
                                      • Buckingham Palace
                                        540 m
                                      Beaches
                                      • Shell Beach
                                        1.3 km
                                      • Rushy Bay
                                        1.3 km
                                      Hotel information
                                      • Check-in:
                                        from  2 pm
                                      • Check-out:
                                        until  12 pm
                                      • Year renovated:
                                        2006
                                      • Number of floors:
                                        10
                                      • Number of rooms:
                                        164

                                      Hotel Awards

                                      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonAthenaeum

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                                      Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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                                      Athenaeum Location

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                                      What's nearby

                                      Tourist attractions

                                      • Buckingham Palace - 500 m
                                      • SW1 Gallery - 900 m

                                      Places of interest

                                      Shopping areas

                                      • Grosvenor House Antiques Fair - 600 m
                                      • Savile Row - 800 m

                                      Monuments and Landmarks

                                      Museums

                                      • Apsley House - 300 m
                                      • Guide Heritage Centre - 700 m
                                      • Royal Academy of Arts - 700 m

                                      Parks

                                      • Upper and Lower Grosvenor Gardens - 800 m
                                      • Saint James's Park - 800 m

                                      Theaters

                                      • Victoria Palace Theatre - 900 m

                                      Business areas

                                      • Financial District - 900 m

                                      Food and meals

                                      • Hard Rock Cafe London - 100 m

                                      Underground stations

                                      Local attractions

                                      • The London Eye - 1.9 km
                                        South Bank of the river Thames, London
                                      • Butler's Wharf - 1.5 km
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                                      • Holland Park - 1.6 km
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                                      • British Museum - 2.0 km
                                        Great Russell Street, London
                                      • Westminster Hall - 1.7 km
                                        Westminster, London

                                      Near the hotel

                                      • Green Park - 270 m
                                        close to Buckingham Palace, London
                                      • Marble Arch - 370 m
                                        Marble Arch, Mayfair, City of Westminster, London W1H, London
                                      • Spencer House - 510 m
                                        27 St. James's Place, London
                                      • Clarence House - 630 m
                                        St. James's Palace, London
                                      • Apsley House - 360 m
                                        149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London
                                      • Buckingham Palace - 540 m
                                        Buckingham Palace Road, London
                                      • Mayfair - 530 m
                                        LondonEngland

                                      Restaurants nearby

                                      • Hard Rock Cafe - 140 m

                                        Address: 150 Old Park Lane
                                        Phone: 020 7514 1700

                                        75% likes this, based on 1108 reviews
                                        Cuisine: American
                                        Price Range: GBP 15 - GBP 48

                                      • 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 39

                                      • 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 - 40 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

                                      Hotel information
                                      • Check-in:
                                        from  2 pm
                                      • Check-out:
                                        until  12 pm
                                      • Year renovated:
                                        2006
                                      • Number of floors:
                                        10
                                      • Number of rooms:
                                        164

                                      Hotel Awards

                                      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonAthenaeum

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                                      Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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                                      Athenaeum Reviews

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

                                      Average guest rating

                                      8.2out of 10
                                      Fabulous
                                      Based on 108 reviews

                                      Rating by category:

                                      Location
                                      9.7
                                      Rooms
                                      9.0
                                      Service
                                      9.7
                                      Value
                                      8.6
                                      Dining
                                      8.0

                                      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 Athenaeum Hotel - London London location
                                      Show big map »

                                      Hotel Address:

                                      116 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom, W1J 7BJ

                                      Get directions
                                      City Center
                                      • London
                                        1.5 km
                                      Airports
                                      Train Stations
                                      • Victoria Station
                                        1.1 km
                                      • Victoria Train Station
                                        1.1 km
                                      Underground stations
                                      • Victoria
                                        1.0 km
                                      • Green Park
                                        500 m
                                      • Bus stop
                                        300 m
                                      Restaurants
                                      • Hard Rock Cafe (cuisine: American)
                                        140 m
                                      • Afternoon Tea at the athenaeum (cuisine: British)
                                        10 m
                                      Parks
                                      • Green Park
                                        270 m
                                      • Buckingham Palace
                                        540 m
                                      Beaches
                                      • Shell Beach
                                        1.3 km
                                      • Rushy Bay
                                        1.3 km
                                      Hotel information
                                      • Check-in:
                                        from  2 pm
                                      • Check-out:
                                        until  12 pm
                                      • Year renovated:
                                        2006
                                      • Number of floors:
                                        10
                                      • Number of rooms:
                                        164

                                      Hotel Awards

                                      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonAthenaeum

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

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