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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

116 Piccadilly Mayfair, London W1J 7BJ England
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British craftsmanship, refined luxury and an Art Deco spirit collide at this prestigious five-star hotel in the heart of London. Occupying a prime Mayfair position, the West End, designer-lined Bond Street and Buckingham Palace are all just a short meander away. The Athenaeum itself exudes contemporary charm. Spacious rooms and suites cater to all of life’s luxuries, with views over verdant Green Park or character-filled Mayfair. Residences – the hotel’s luxurious serviced apartments – are found inside the adjoining Victorian red-brick buildings. These polished spaces offer a private entrance, separate bedroom and living areas, 24-hour in-room dining, plus full access to the hotel’s facilities. Dining comes courtesy of the hotel’s restaurant, 116 at The Athenaeum, with menus championing the very best British produce. The royally-inspired afternoon tea has become something of a London tradition, served with artisan tea, picture-perfect pastries and an array of sweet and savoury treats. Across the lobby, The Bar at The Athenaeum is a tranquil hideaway, promising cocktails created by an award-winning barman and more than 100 rare and intriguing whiskies. Sumptuous seating areas offer an insider’s look at The Athenaeum’s Living Wall – a vertical garden that covers an entire exterior wall of the hotel, from ground level right through to the top floor. Elsewhere in the hotel, the high-spec gym is accessible 24/7, while the spa has an inviting hot tub and an enticing menu of REN treatments. Guests at The Athenaeum can also gain exclusive access to The View when booking direct – an enviable London spot from which to enjoy a complimentary drink and nibbles in the evening.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Kids club
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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English, French, Russian, Spanish and 3 more

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116 Piccadilly Mayfair, London W1J 7BJ England
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cathleen_stagg wrote a review 25 Feb
Newbury, United Kingdom130 contributions55 helpful votes
For our anniversary, we arranged to spend a night at The Athenaeum and arrived around 2.30pm, giving us time to relax before our afternoon tea. We were going to a West End show so didn't want to have a rushed evening meal. We booked 1 savoury and 1 sweet high tea. Either would have been enough for 2 people but everything was so delicious and well-presented we kept on trying each offering. Fabulous! To get to the theatre by 7.30pm, the doorman flagged down a taxi for us at 6.30; it took about 40 minutes from 116 Piccadilly to the Adelphi Theatre; traffic in central London is hectic! After the show, we enjoyed discussing it over drinks and snacks from our minibar. The huge bed was super comfortable. Well rested, we had breakfast and enjoyed chatting to the waitresses who were always available but not intrusive. For anyone with mobility issues, the Atheneum is ideal: from the entrance to the stylish bedrooms, the walk-in shower in the glamorous bathroom and in any of the public spaces. There is quirky art on the walls and every aspect of the hotel speaks of individuality, this is no cookie-cutter franchise; you feel as if you've been invited into an up-market home-from-home. The doorman, as well as the reception and restaurant staff and even housekeeping were all gave superb service with a friendly manner. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alison k wrote a review 21 Feb
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We booked a spa, facial, massage and cream tea for my daughters 21st. What an amazing day. Treatments were lovely, felt so relaxed after. The Duty manager from the spa brought us prosecco and cake to celebrate. What an amazing treat...many thanks we had a really lovely day. Definitely will be booking again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Robert H wrote a review 19 Feb
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My wife and I were attending a dear friends 50th in Central London and decided to treat ourselves to a night at The Atheneum. We were not disappointed, a charming welcome by the doorman and receptionist proceeded our arrival into a room with arguably one of the best views over London, looking across Green Park. A fabulous stay, thank you!
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Siddyob wrote a review 5 Feb
Dublin, Ireland201 contributions34 helpful votes
We had the best stay at the Antheneum this weekend. The location was superb and had an fabulous view of the park. Daniel on the door was amazing, he made sure the 8 of us were well looked after. From taxis, to taking our luggage to giving us advise on how to get to our venue, he was a gem, really appreciated his ease and friendliness. Our rooms were great. The complimentary snacks and water were great and the room was roomy and very comfortable. The shower was fantastic. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Esmaa Sayed, Guest Services / Front Office at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a fabulous stay at The Athenaeum this weekend. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed our superb location and the fabulous view of the park. We're especially delighted to hear about your positive experience with Daniel. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to him. Providing exceptional service is at the heart of what we do, and we're delighted that Daniel went above and beyond to ensure you and your group were well taken care of. We're glad you found your rooms comfortable and that you appreciated the complimentary snacks and water. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the spaciousness and comfort of your accommodations, as well as the fantastic shower. Thank you for your recommendation, and we would be honored to welcome you back for another stay. If there's anything else we can do to make your next visit even more memorable, please don't hesitate to let us know. Warm regards, Esmaa Sayed Guest Relations Manager
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RobbieDoodles wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom20 contributions12 helpful votes
I’ve stayed at the hotel a few times now, and it never fails to impress. Even though a few of the faces have changed since COVID, the service is still top drawer, and our hosts couldn’t have been more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble - everything from parking our car and delivering our luggage to the room, through to room service you could set your watch to. The room was amazing - beautifully decorated with every home comfort we could imagine. The mirrored bathroom was exquisite, with the most powerful shower I’ve ever experienced. As the main mirror wall was heated, there was no need to dry it off with a towel after showering, as it didn’t steam up! New for us this time was the members lounge, (called The View), on the 10th floor where we were treated to canapés, champagne, and stunning views across Green Park. I couldn’t recommend the venue more highly and I look forward to visiting again.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you immensely for your continued patronage and for sharing your exceptional experiences at our hotel. It's truly heartening to hear that each visit continues to impress you, even amidst changes due to COVID-19. I'm thrilled to learn that our team provided you with impeccable service throughout your stay. Ensuring that every aspect of your visit, from parking and luggage assistance to room service, exceeds your expectations is always our priority. Your kind words serve as a testament to the dedication and hard work of our staff members. It brings me great joy to hear that you found your room to be amazing, with thoughtful touches and home comforts that enhanced your stay. Our team takes great pride in creating a comfortable and luxurious environment for our guests, and I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed the beautifully decorated room and the exquisite bathroom amenities, including the powerful shower and innovative heated mirror wall. I'm thrilled that you had the opportunity to experience our newest addition, The View members lounge on the 10th floor, and enjoyed the canapés, champagne, and stunning views across Green Park. It's moments like these that we strive to create for our guests, and I'm delighted that you found it to be a highlight of your stay. Thank you sincerely for your glowing recommendation. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable stay, and we look forward to exceeding your expectations once again. Warm regards, Esmaa Sayed Guest Relations Manager
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Анастасия wrote a review Jan 2024
Kyiv, Ukraine2 contributions
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Everything from the check-in until the check-out was absolutely amazing! Staff greeted us with open heart and extreme hospitality! We had astonishing amenities in the room prepared for us before arrival by beautiful Esmaa! In the evening we had a three course set dinner and the food was exceptionally delicious. Our waiters Sam and Amanda created a friendly atmosphere around us and made our evening very special. Overall, we had a great time and will definitely recommend The Athenaeum to everyone who wishes to experience a full spectrum of 5-star service!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Esmaa Sayed, Guest Services / Front Office at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
Responded 23 Jan 2024
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are absolutely delighted to hear that your entire experience at The Athenaeum, from check-in to check-out, was nothing short of amazing. I am so thrilled that the amenities in your room added to the overall enjoyment of your stay. It's wonderful to hear that you had a delightful dining experience during your three-course set dinner. Sam and Amanda, along with the entire culinary team, strive to create exceptional meals, and we're pleased to know that the food was exceptionally delicious. Creating a friendly atmosphere is a priority for us, and we're delighted that Sam and Amanda made your evening very special. Thank you for choosing to recommend The Athenaeum to others. We greatly appreciate your kind words and the trust you've placed in us. Should you have any specific feedback or suggestions for improvement, please do not hesitate to share. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back for another memorable stay. Warmest regards, Esmaa Sayed Guest Relations Manager
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Joel W wrote a review Jan 2024
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I stayed on a midweek with a friend and the hotel, room and in particular the staff were exceptional. Incredibly friendly, helpful and had a warm and welcoming attitude. Breakfast the following morning was lovely in a nice setting, again with an attentive team.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 23 Jan 2024
Dear Joel W, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your delightful experience at the Athenaeum Hotel. We are thrilled to hear that your stay with us was wonderful and that you found our hotel, room, and staff to be exceptional. Our team takes great pride in providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and it's truly heartening to know that their friendliness and helpfulness made a positive impact on your stay. We understand the importance of attentive service, and we're pleased to hear that our staff ensured your comfort and enjoyment. It's also fantastic to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast in a lovely setting. We strive to create a memorable dining experience, and your positive feedback is greatly appreciated. We truly value your patronage and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Athenaeum Hotel in the future. If there's anything specific you'd like to share or if you have any suggestions for improvement, please feel free to let us know. We're here to make your future stays just as exceptional. Thank you again for choosing the Athenaeum Hotel. Warm regards, Esmaa Sayed Guest Relations Manager
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Alexander D wrote a review Jan 2024
Cardiff, United Kingdom176 contributions127 helpful votes
It all started with the friendliest welcome from the doorman, who introduced himself by name and walked me to the front desk. My initial impression was how clean everything was, the place also smelled immaculate and was tastefully decorated. Check-in was really simple, quick and friendly. I requested a room on a high floor which was granted, the room was very spacious by London standards, spotlessly clean and the decor was again very nice, with some nice artwork. The bed was really comfortable, shower was powerful and the amenities throughout the room were great. There was a slight issue with our iron but we called front desk to request a new one and it was delivered to our room within 15 minutes. Above all - I had a great night's sleep. The following day I made use of the spa which was complimentary to hotel guests. It's quite small but had a nice jacuzzi/sauna and steam room. As with the rest of the hotel it was really clean and comfortable. Every single member of staff that I had any interaction with, from the door to reception to the spa to housekeeping were all extremely friendly and this made all the difference. I'd not hesitate to return in future.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 9 Jan 2024
Dear AlexRhysDavis, Thank you sincerely for sharing your delightful experience during your stay at Athenaeum Hotel. It brings me immense joy to read about the positive aspects of your visit, and I appreciate the time you took to provide such detailed feedback. I'm delighted that the friendly welcome from our doorman set a positive tone for your stay. It is our priority to ensure a seamless and welcoming experience from the moment our guests arrive. I'm pleased to hear that you found the cleanliness, décor, and overall ambiance of the hotel to your liking. Your recognition of our team's efficiency and friendliness, from check-in to housekeeping, is truly appreciated. I'm thrilled that any concerns, such as the issue with the iron, were promptly addressed, showcasing our commitment to providing exceptional service. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the comfort and spaciousness of your room, along with the amenities provided. We are pleased that the spa facilities added to the overall relaxation of your stay. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Athenaeum Hotel in the future. If there is anything specific you would like for your next visit, please don't hesitate to let us know. We are here to ensure your future stays are just as exceptional. Warm regards, Esmaa Sayed Guest Relations Manager
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Kate wrote a review Jan 2024
Reading, United Kingdom2 contributions
Wow! Incredible first stay here and we will definitely come back. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. The room was beautiful and we had a view over the park. We ate in the restaurant and went for the tasting menu and wine flight. Everything was exquisite, our server Debra was very knowledgeable with a lovely sense of humour and we had a wonderful evening.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 9 Jan 2024
Dear K9287KFkatet, Thank you for taking the time to share your incredible experience during your first stay at Athenaeum Hotel. We are thrilled to hear that your visit was memorable, and we sincerely appreciate your kind words. It warms my heart to learn that our team, from the friendly and welcoming staff to the knowledgeable and humorous server Debra, contributed to the success of your stay. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the beautiful room with a park view and that the tasting menu and wine flight at our restaurant exceeded your expectations. Your feedback inspires and motivates us to continue providing exceptional service and experiences for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful stay at Athenaeum Hotel. If you have any specific preferences or requests for your next visit, please feel free to reach out. We are here to ensure that every stay with us is nothing short of extraordinary. Best regards, Esmaa Sayed Guest Relations Manager
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Sheree B wrote a review Dec 2023
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Annual tradition for my mam and I to have a bottomless afternoon tea in London and this one was by far the best yet. Sandwiches were fresh, light and so tasty. Scones were *chefs kiss* and the desserts well they were out of this world both to taste and to look at! Debra was such a friendly and attentive waitress- what a star! Dan was also a gem. As were all the staff from arrival to departure. Thanks all - Merry Christmas xx
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 9 Jan 2024
Dear 517shereeb, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your annual tradition of a bottomless afternoon tea in London, and for taking the time to share your delightful experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that it was the best one yet! It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the fresh and tasty sandwiches, the exquisite scones, and the out-of-this-world desserts. We take great pride in offering a delightful culinary experience, and it's heartening to hear that our efforts were well-received. We are grateful for your kind words about our staff, particularly Debra and Dan. They truly exemplify the level of service we aim to provide—friendly, attentive, and dedicated to ensuring our guests have a memorable time. We will make sure to pass on your compliments to them and the entire team. Thank you for choosing to spend such a special tradition with us. We wish you and your mam a Merry Christmas and look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back for more memorable moments in the future. Warm regards, Esmaa Sayed Guest Relations Manager
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AU$575 - AU$837 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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162
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
What are some of the property amenities at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Polish.
Does The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.