THE ATHENAEUM

116 Piccadilly, London W1J7BJ United Kingdom (GBR)
5.0 Star Downtown Hotel
51.50443 -0.14749
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4.5/ 5

Based on 1728 guest reviews

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  • Airport shuttle available
  • Avg. Group Discount of 7.3%!
  • Fitness center on property
  • 164 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 10 floors
  • Check out: 12:00
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 2.6/10
  • 3 meeting rooms in property

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Check Rates Daily Rate Incl WiFi Minibar Deluxe Room King or Twin Bed 236 279sqf 21 26sqm Free WiFi Free Minibar
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Local Attractions

Green Park and is a very short stroll to Buckingham Palace, the chic-est shops and West End theatres.

Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 357 verified reviews

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Very Good

Very good family hotel. Close to Knightsbridge. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation. Well priced restaurant and bar. Good minibar. Popular among couples.

“Excellent for families” “Staff was very friendly and approachable”

Good Overall Ranking Top 34% in city
Excellent Family Hotel Top 4% in city
Great Luxury Hotel Top 14% in city

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Very accommodating and helpful staff” “Staff was very friendly and approachable”

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “Comfortable atmosphere” “Lovely welcoming Hotel”

  • Small rooms

    “Very small bathrooms” “Room was too small”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean and comfortable room” “Room was always clean”

Review highlights

Location

96/100
101 reviews

Great location with good access by car. Good shopping and sightseeing. Close to public transport.

“Near the sights” “Amazing location” “Perfect location for our stay.”

Breakfast

85/100
11 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Superb English breakfasts” “Superb breakfast” “Great breakfast”

Service

81/100
150 reviews

Friendly and somewhat professional staff, great at reception but subpar in the restaurant.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Fantastic staff” “Concierge staff excellent”

Bar

78/100
33 reviews

Great, affordable bar with good drinks.

“Whiskey bar was great” “Fresh milk” “Well appointed bar lounge”

Wellness

76/100
9 reviews

Great wellness & sports facilities.

Room

61/100
130 reviews

Average rooms with standard beds. Old, small rooms with cramped bathrooms. Tidy rooms and great minibars. Bad view.

“Without a shower” “Lovely little space for smokers” “Limited park view”

Amenities

59/100
55 reviews

Pleasant hotel grounds and decent amenities. Poor buildings and an uninspiring entrance area. Unspectacular architecture.

“Excellent facilities” “Lift was out of order” “No bikes”

Value

53/100
43 reviews

Fairly good value for money. Well priced restaurant and bar.

“Complimentary chocolate strawberries” “Complimentary mini bar” “Free non-alcoholic beverages”

Ranked top 30% by couples, with a score of 85

Good to know

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean and comfortable room” “Room was always clean”

  • Great reception

    “Concierge staff excellent” “Friendly check in”

  • Bar is awesome

    “Whiskey bar was great” “Fresh milk”

  • Bad view

    “Limited park view” “No views”

Review highlights

Location

96/100
24 reviews

Great location.

“Near the sights” “Amazing location” “Perfect location for our stay.”

Food

86/100
10 reviews

Delicious food.

“Restaurant is also excellent” “Complimentary chocolate strawberries” “Home made pastries”

Service

80/100
38 reviews

Adequately professional and very friendly service with good reception.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Fantastic staff” “Concierge staff excellent”

Bar

72/100
6 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Whiskey bar was great” “Fresh milk” “Well appointed bar lounge”

Room

64/100
36 reviews

Clean, decent rooms with standard beds, but bathrooms are lacking. Tiny rooms with no view.

“Without a shower” “No thermostat” “Lovely little space for smokers”

Value

53/100
8 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Complimentary chocolate strawberries” “Complimentary mini bar” “Free non-alcoholic beverages”

Ranked top 51% by families, with a score of 81

Good to know

  • Great location

    “Near the sights” “Amazing location”

  • Friendly service

    “Very accommodating and helpful staff” “Staff was very friendly and approachable”

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff and facilities faultless” “Fantastic staff”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
15 reviews

Great location.

“Near the sights” “Amazing location” “Perfect location for our stay.”

Service

79/100
17 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Fantastic staff” “Concierge staff excellent”

Vibe

72/100
7 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Intimate lobby” “Quirky but stylish decor” “Rooms are nicely appointed”

Amenities

62/100
8 reviews

Average hotel building.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Building around the corner from” “No bikes”

Room

60/100
15 reviews

Small, but acceptable, rooms.

“Without a shower” “Lovely little space for smokers” “Limited park view”

Value

52/100
7 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Complimentary chocolate strawberries” “Complimentary mini bar” “Including ice cream”

Ranked top 71% by solo travelers, with a score of 75

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff and facilities faultless” “Fantastic staff”

Review highlights

Service

81/100
9 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Fantastic staff” “Concierge staff excellent”

Room

59/100
10 reviews

Room is all right.

“Without a shower” “Lovely little space for smokers” “Limited park view”

Amenities

54/100
8 reviews

Ordinary amenities.

“Excellent facilities” “Lift was out of order” “No bikes”

Comfort

51/100
4 reviews

Comfortable.

“Shower room separate” “Constant road noise” “Mattress comfort was a bit tired”

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Very accommodating and helpful staff” “Staff was very friendly and approachable”

  • Stylish Hotel

    “Quirky but stylish decor” “Rooms are nicely appointed”

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “Comfortable atmosphere” “Lovely welcoming Hotel”

  • Small rooms

    “Very small bathrooms” “Room was too small”

Review highlights

Location

95/100
72 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Good shopping and sightseeing.

“Near the sights” “Amazing location” “Perfect location for our stay.”

Breakfast

86/100
7 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Superb English breakfasts” “Superb breakfast” “Great breakfast”

Food

86/100
37 reviews

Affordable restaurant with great food, especially the desserts and snacks.

“Restaurant is also excellent” “Complimentary chocolate strawberries” “Home made pastries”

Service

81/100
112 reviews

Friendly and somewhat professional staff, great at reception but subpar in the restaurant.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Fantastic staff” “Concierge staff excellent”

Bar

76/100
29 reviews

Great, affordable bar with good drinks.

“Whiskey bar was great” “Fresh milk” “Well appointed bar lounge”

Wellness

75/100
8 reviews

Great wellness & sports facilities.

Vibe

71/100
46 reviews

Awesome vibe. Friendly atmosphere. Stylish Hotel. Unpleasant entrance area. Relatively modern hotel.

“Intimate lobby” “Quirky but stylish decor” “Rooms are nicely appointed”

Room

61/100
96 reviews

Average rooms with standard beds. Old, small rooms with cramped bathrooms. Tidy rooms and great minibars. Bad view.

“Without a shower” “Lovely little space for smokers” “Limited park view”

Ranked top 45% by couples, with a score of 83

Good to know

  • Delicious food

    “Restaurant is also excellent” “Complimentary chocolate strawberries”

  • Great reception

    “Concierge staff excellent” “Friendly check in”

  • Bar is awesome

    “Whiskey bar was great” “Fresh milk”

  • Friendly service

    “Very accommodating and helpful staff” “Staff was very friendly and approachable”

Review highlights

Location

95/100
15 reviews

Great location.

“Near the sights” “Amazing location” “Perfect location for our stay.”

Food

86/100
6 reviews

Delicious food.

“Restaurant is also excellent” “Complimentary chocolate strawberries” “Home made pastries”

Service

79/100
24 reviews

Adequately professional and very friendly service with good reception.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Fantastic staff” “Concierge staff excellent”

Cleanliness

73/100
6 reviews

Clean.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Everything clean” “Room was always clean”

Bar

71/100
5 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Whiskey bar was great” “Fresh milk” “Well appointed bar lounge”

Room

63/100
23 reviews

Mediocre, small rooms and beds with terrible bathrooms.

“Without a shower” “Lovely little space for smokers” “Limited park view”

Ranked top 50% by families, with a score of 83

Good to know

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Lift was out of order” “No lobby”

  • Awesome vibe

    “Intimate lobby” “Quirky but stylish decor”

  • Great location

    “Near the sights” “Amazing location”

  • Friendly service

    “Very accommodating and helpful staff” “Staff was very friendly and approachable”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
11 reviews

Great location.

“Near the sights” “Amazing location” “Perfect location for our stay.”

Service

78/100
14 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Fantastic staff” “Concierge staff excellent”

Vibe

72/100
6 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Intimate lobby” “Quirky but stylish decor” “Rooms are nicely appointed”

Amenities

60/100
4 reviews

Average hotel building.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Building around the corner from” “Lift out of order”

Room

59/100
10 reviews

Small, but acceptable, rooms.

“Without a shower” “No thin walls” “Lovely little space for smokers”

Value

51/100
6 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Complimentary chocolate strawberries” “Free non-alcoholic beverages” “Including ice cream”

Ranked top 84% by solo travelers, with a score of 72

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff and facilities faultless” “Fantastic staff”

Review highlights

Service

80/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Fantastic staff” “Concierge staff excellent”

Room

58/100
4 reviews

Room is all right.

“Without a shower” “No thermostat” “Lovely little space for smokers”

Good to know

  • Pleasant hotel grounds

  • Comfortable beds

    “Good nights sleep” “Bed too big”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
8 reviews

Great location.

“Near the sights” “Amazing location” “Perfect location for our stay.”

Service

84/100
11 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Fantastic staff” “Concierge staff excellent”

Room

67/100
16 reviews

Great beds in okay rooms.

“Without a shower” “Lovely little space for smokers” “Limited park view”

Amenities

64/100
11 reviews

Pleasant hotel grounds and decent amenities.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Building around the corner from” “No bikes”

Comfort

61/100
7 reviews

Relatively comfortable, with good beds.

“Shower room separate” “Good nights sleep” “Bed too big”

Ranked top 43% by couples, with a score of 87

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff and facilities faultless” “Fantastic staff”

  • Great location

    “Near the sights” “Amazing location”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
4 reviews

Great location.

“Near the sights” “Amazing location” “Perfect location for our stay.”

Service

83/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Fantastic staff” “Concierge staff excellent”

Room

66/100
7 reviews

Room is all right.

“Without a shower” “Lovely little space for smokers” “Limited park view”

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Very accommodating and helpful staff” “Staff was very friendly and approachable”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
8 reviews

Great location.

“Near the sights” “Amazing location” “Perfect location for our stay.”

Service

83/100
11 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Fantastic staff” “Concierge staff excellent”

Vibe

71/100
5 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Intimate lobby” “Quirky but stylish decor” “Rooms are nicely appointed”

Room

64/100
6 reviews

Room is all right.

“Without a shower” “No thermostat” “Lovely little space for smokers”

Amenities

64/100
9 reviews

Average hotel building.

“Staff and facilities faultless” “Building around the corner from” “No bikes”

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Customer Reviews of The Athenaeum

4.5 out of 5. Based on 1728 guest reviews , Very Good

Property Description

The fabulous 5 Star Athenaeum is your London home from home. It overlooks leafy Green Park and is a very short stroll to Buckingham Palace, the chic-est shops, national galleries and museums and West End theatres. Small and family-owned, it has 156 rooms, suites and apartments and all the hotel rooms have opening floor to ceiling windows so you can enjoy even more of the view. Every aspect of the design and service helps you feel relaxed and at home: as standard in your room there’s a Bose docking station for your iPod or MP3 player, large plasma screen TV with multiple channels and pay per view films, mini bar soft drinks and snacks on the house. The look and feel everywhere is creative and contemporary, warm and friendly. Delightful surprises include the colossal Living Wall Garden, all the way up the side of the building. There’s all day dining in the Restaurant, where the surroundings are as gorgeous as the food. Don’t miss the exquisite award-winning Afternoon Tea in the Garden Room… and enjoying your favourite tipple in the Whisky Bar. Downstairs there’s even a small but perfectly formed Spa with Gym, Hair and Beauty Salons too.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 14:00
Check Out: 12:00
Year of Last Renovation: 2009
Floors: 10
Rooms: 164
Corridors: Both Interior and Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 164
Handicap Rooms: 2
Suites: 12
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 3 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 262 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 50 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 1.0 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 12:00 - 22:00
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Rooms & Suites - 6pm on the day prior to the arrival; Apartments - 7 days prior to the arrival; Groups bookings - 1 month prior to the arrival
Nightly Parking: £38
Typical Group Deposit: 25% prepayment
Total Taxes: 20.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Currency exchange
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Central heating
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Sauna
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Spa
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

27km from Heathrow (55 min. by public transport to the centre of London)

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

Breakfast Information

£27.50pppd for English (plated) £22.50pppd for Continental (buffet)

Previously known as:
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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The Athenaeum

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at The Athenaeum.

Feel free to use the The Athenaeum meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in London event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Meters)
Size
(sqm.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Hyde Park Room 13 x 6 x 2 78 40/-- -- 24 -- 36 32 --/-- 55 80 1
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Hyde Park Room

Luxury meeting rooms in central London There’s everything you expect and need from our luxury meeting rooms. And something unexpected too: lovely natural daylight, thanks to our stunning Mayfair location. The Green Park and St James’s Park rooms go even further with wonderful tranquil views of trees. In all, you have a choice of three luxury meeting rooms giving you many different options. An intimate dinner for six… a board meeting for thirty… a cocktail reception for one hundred… we can set out the rooms differently to give you whatever you need. * People feel more alert, happier and at home with natural daylight * Hyde Park, St James’s Park and Green Park – our three rooms give you numerous layout options * Five star atmosphere, original art and design * Tailored menu of food and refreshments from business breakfasts to working lunches, buffets and canapés * All the facilities you need to run your meeting or event Look at the floor plans, check out the delegate packages and offers and ask about a site visit. Large screen plasma TVs, video conferencing, DVD and Wifi are all standard. Whatever you need – just ask. We’re here to help and believe that nothing is too much trouble.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
78 Sq. Meters
Dimensions:
13 x 6 x 2 Meters
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
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