Athenaeum - London

ex. Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments

116 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom, W1J 7BJshow map
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FabulousBased on  144 reviews
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Overview

The exquisite Athenaeum Hotel is situated in the theater district next to a gallery, a museum and a palace. Featuring original architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 1973.

The hotel has a stunning location in the heart of a green area as well as allergy-free rooms, a sauna and a hairdresser on-site. The vicinity of a bus stop let you explore Oxford Street and Palace Theatre with no difficulty.

Within walking distance of Lambeth district with a circus, pubs and bars.

Athenaeum Hotel is placed within a 20-minute drive from London City airport.

Rooms

Some of the 164 non-smoking rooms feature traditional décor and a spectacular view on the city. Marble bathrooms include a shower, a hairdryer and terry bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

The Michelin star rated restaurant serves dishes of British cuisine. Guests are invited to the Whisky bar to unwind with a drink. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Coya and Theo Randall are about 100 meters from the property.

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

Bicycle, car and limousine rental services are available on site.

Relax

Guests can benefit from Turkish steam bath, facials and massage at the hotel. The hotel offers a gym and a fitness room to ensure active guests' pastime.

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
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

GBP 42 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Turkish bath

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Jogging track

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Postal service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Park view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-out08:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Hyde Park CornerHyde Park Corner1400 ft
Victoria Train StationVictoria Train Station3300 ft
St. James's ParkSt. James's Park3000 ft
Victoria Palace TheatreVictoria Palace Theatre3000 ft
Apollo Victoria TheatreApollo Victoria Theatre3300 ft
Piccadilly TheatrePiccadilly Theatre3300 ft
KnightsbridgeKnightsbridge3000 ft
Saint James's ParkSaint James's Park3300 ft
Piccadilly CircusPiccadilly Circus3300 ft
Buckingham PalaceBuckingham Palace1800 ftBuckingham Palace Road
Carnaby Street Carnaby Street 3700 ftSoho
Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square 4600 ftCentre of the City
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey 4900 ft20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary
Shaftesbury AvenueShaftesbury Avenue4700 ft LondonEngland
Old Compton StreetOld Compton Street4900 ft LondonEngland
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Hard Rock CafeHard Rock Cafe500 ft150 Old Park Lane
Afternoon Tea at the athenaeumAfternoon Tea at the athenaeum0 ft116 Piccadilly
Trader Vic'sTrader Vic's200 ftThe London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel
citrus restaurantcitrus restaurant200 ftThe Park Lane Hotel
The Palm CourtThe Palm Court200 ftPiccadilly
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London ZooLondon Zoo2.1 mi
London BridgeLondon Bridge2.5 mi
Paddington StationPaddington Station1.4 mi
Euston StationEuston Station1.7 mi
British MuseumBritish Museum1.3 mi
Hyde ParkHyde Park4600 ft
The Royal Albert HallThe Royal Albert Hall1.3 mi
Embankment StationEmbankment Station1.1 mi
Notting Hill Gate StationNotting Hill Gate Station2.1 mi
Charing Cross RoadCharing Cross Road5100 ftCharing Cross Road, London W1
Houses of ParliamentHouses of Parliament1.0 miParliament Square
Big Ben Big Ben 1.0 miElizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster
London EyeLondon Eye1.2 miQueen's Walk South Bank
Lambeth BridgeLambeth Bridge1.2 mi LondonEngland
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)8.5 mi
Marham RAF (KNF)11.2 mi
Train
Victoria Train Station3700 ft
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  144  reviews

Rating by category:

9.7
Location
9.0
Rooms
9.7
Service
8.0
Dining
  • 10.0
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    i visited with my children and the attention to detail to make their stay fun was amazing. From homemade cookies and milk, free soft drinks and snacks from the mini bar to mountain bikes available and bird seed to take to the park, the detail was wonderful. It still felt like a grown up boutique hotel though and the staff were really friendly.

    We decided to eat in the restaurant the first night and were shown to a lounge area, as the restaurant was full. We waited over an hour for simple main courses, which for children is too long to wait.Disappointing.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The noise when I open the water at room 805 is unberable

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The hotel is in an excellant position for shopping, theatres and a walk in the park (across the road).

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Good location, excellent bar and very good breakfast.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    I had a room in a newer section of the hotel which were renovated flats. The room was very nice and I liked the location and direct street access. I also thought the food was very good at the hotel. Also, the staff were fabulous.

    Price is high but probably on par with other hotels in the area.

  • 10.0
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    I travel a lot for my work but i have never had such a good reception. The rooms are very nice designed (and very quiet for London) and you have a proper coffee machine in the room with free drinks in the mini bar. Location is excellent, 10 minute walk from Picadilly circus. I was truly impressed and would book it again. They even offer free bicycles, water after you went running in the park next to it, a fitness that is 3 months old...just super.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Very good staff, excellent service. Got an upgrade and had a beautiful spacious room with a park view. Stunning. Asked for some ice and got it delivered within 30 seconds. No joke, this is not cheap but this is the best.

    One serious complaint. The bath was blocked. Had a look, the drain full of hair. Worse than when I wash my dog. have a look staff, apart from that no complaints.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The very helpful staff and the little extras for my wifes birthday

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Staff were very helpful, rooms were well appointed altho a little smaller than I had expected. Bed was extremely comfortable. Nice atmosphere throughout the hotel.

    Supper options were limited for vegetarians and the sandwich wasn't particularly nice.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Staff very friendly and attentive, very clean hotel, the doorman a treasure.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    I liked the upgrade we had from a duplex room to a suit.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    All staff were extremely friendly polite and helpful, enquiring if your were pleased with the room and service and was there anything else they could do to make your stay better. The room was as you would expect v clean and the bed comfortable. The atmosphere was relaxing in the bars and nothing was too much trouble. I would love to revisit soon.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    From the moment we arrived nothing was too much trouble. The room was excellent, quiet and very comfortable (there was even a pillow menu!). We had afternoon tea at the hotel which was something special, it was well worth the money. The location was ideal, opposite the park and within walking distance to Picadilly Circus. I would definately want to stay here again.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    excellent location excellent servise very comfort hotel

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The doorman was jauntily friendly and the jelly babies were a nice touch.

    Check in staff had a poor attitude. The room was nothing like on the website - it was dark, gloomy and looked out on to a grim building. Also, there was a smell of smoking on corridor. Ghastly.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  144 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-out08:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)8.5 mi
Marham RAF (KNF)11.2 mi
Train
Victoria Train Station3700 ft
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