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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

5-star5 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, England, W1J 7BJ, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with spa, near Hyde Park
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
Great location
Fantastic service
Delicious food
Wellness Area
Sufficient wellness & sports facilities

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Room with Park View
  • Suite
  • Luxury One Bedroom Apartment

What’s around The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences


  • In London City Centre
  • Hyde Park - 4-min walk
  • Green Park - 4-min walk
  • Buckingham Palace - 8-min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus - 13-min walk
  • Regent Street - 14-min walk
  • Oxford Street - 16-min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 20-min walk

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 39-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 86-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 22-min drive
  • London Victoria Rail Station 15-min walk
  • London Charing Cross Station 23-min walk
  • London Blackfriars Station 5-min drive
  • Green Park Underground Station 5-min walk
  • Hyde Park Corner Underground Station 5-min walk
  • Knightsbridge Underground Station 12-min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 162 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets stay free (dogs only)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1301
  • Conference space size (meters) - 121
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities 10
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Separate living room 1
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay films
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Spa has 2 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


The Galvin – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

The Bar – On-site bar. Open daily.

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences’s small print

Also known as

  • Athenaeum Hotel London
  • The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences London
  • The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences Hotel London
  • Athenaeum Hotel
  • Athenaeum London
  • Athenaeum
  • The Athenaeum
  • The Athenaeum & Residences
  • The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences Hotel
  • The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences London
  • The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences Hotel London


Tax ID – 208 2686 05

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds.

Long-term renters welcome.

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments, and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: GBP 100.00 per night

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs GBP 55 per day

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 65 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 27.5 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of GBP 105 per person (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

  • Are pets allowed at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?
    Yes, dogs stay free.
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is GBP 105 per person one-way.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • What is there to do near The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?
    Recommended spots to visit include Hyde Park (4-min walk) and Green Park (4-min walk), along with Buckingham Palace (8-min walk) and Piccadilly Circus (13-min walk).
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that serves British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include The Whisky Bar (1-min walk), Mercante (1-min walk) and El Pirata (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 130 reviews

Fair 4.0
Disappointing service
A reasonably nice, small hotel but with very poor service throughout or stay. To start with the service in the bar was dreadful, It took more than 45 minutes to get our first drink (after asking several times) and then when our food arrived we only had half of it, they then took another 10-15 minutes to get us the rest. Very much over priced for what we had, £115 for an average bottle of wine , glass of wine, bottle of bear an one lot of canapes. The room service was not much better, on an evening it wasn't too bad, but breakfast in the room was dreadful service. half an hour late on two occasions and on the one they only delivered half the order on another they charged almost £100 for 2 English Breakfasts, which we didn't get a bill to sign until we checked out. We did complain at check out and they did deduct the charges from the bill, but I'd prefer to pay the full price and get good service. The room was reasonable, not very big, but clean and modern, We had a terrible view overlooking a side street and a massive pile of rubbish, which never got moved. There are much better 5 star hotels in the area, Plus it's very much over priced for what you get. I'm sorry to say it's the worst 5 star hotel we've stayed in, you should expect a great deal more from a 5 star hotel in London.
nicholas, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful hotel in a great loction has a nice boutique feel to it, you could easily pay twice as much for a lesser hotel in this area.
duncan, gb2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fabulous fabulous fabulous service
Paula, gb1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
5 star with a 4 star service
Overall i was very happy hotel is in a brilliant location with loads to do all nearby hotel was very clean and well maintained staff also very helpful all up until i had checked out at that point i felt as the porter wasn’t too happy that I didn’t tip him because he had brought my car out to the front after i had already paid £55 for valet parking. Once i had checked out i was waiting at my car for somebody to bring my luggage but after a short while it seemed that nobody was coming so i had to go back inside to reception to collect all the luggage myself and then struggled to open the door with all my luggage as the porter wasn’t interested in helping overall a very disappointing end to such a lovely stay. Just to end i was going to tip the porter once my luggage had been loaded in to my car.
gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
A couple of nights in busy London
This hotel largely upgraded has some lovely rooms & faculties albeit pricey. Very well situated. We were lets say unexcited by dinner -Not much of a menu & rather slow service.
gb2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Not up to scratch given nearby alts
Location and common areas all good and to spec for Mayfair and £500+ per night. Frankly avoid if you value a decent sized bath or shower room, or care about visible pipework or strobing lights!
Daniel, gb3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel. Great location. Outstanding service.
Great hotel in great location. Room had clearly been refurbished recently . Food at lunch and breakfast was really good. Good bar. Jim the doorman was brilliant, the best we’ve ever experienced. Phillip who checked us in (and out the next day) was really friendly, professional and efficient. A wonderful stay. We visit London 2/3 times a year and until now have always chosen a new hotel. Next time though we will definitely rebook with The Athenaeum. Easily our favourite hotel in London now.
Paul, gbRomance trip
Fair 4.0
Spa is horrible!
We booked this place for a spa vacation. But we were literarily told my the spa to come back later because it was full! They sell packages to ppl not staying at the hotel so that ppl staying at the hotel can’t use it. Scandalous! But even if you could use it, it’s not a nice spa. There’s no relaxation area. Four seasons at parklane is a thousand times better!
Alexandra, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect restaurant downstairs but also decently priced room service. There was mulled pear juice and minced pies available at the lounge for our comfort. Only thing is the toilet was smelling a bit stale as with old buildings...
gb1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Not likely to revisit
Given a small double bed when booked a king size bed Breakfast cold but overcooked
Paul, gb2 night family trip

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