The Athenaeum

116 Piccadilly, London, England
Mayfair

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Hotel Description

The Athenaeum is a hotel that resists easy categorization. On the one hand its roots go back to the mid-nineteenth century, so it’s quite distinct from the garish modern baubles built for London’s new capital-flight class. As a hotel, though, it’s been in operation only since the Seventies, which means it’s equally far from the trapped-in-amber timelessness of some of its counterparts, in Mayfair and elsewhere around town.

During the Eighties it was more or less Hollywood East, but as the American film stars have spread all over London, the Athenaeum’s clientele has diversified. There’s a strong current of modernism running throughout, which of course plays well with the Art Deco elements, and the overall impression is perhaps more contemporary than you’d expect. A vertical garden wall by Patrick Blanc adorns the corner of the façade, and the rooms are urban through and through, without a hint of country-house kitsch — though the views, especially those of Green Park, are surprisingly verdant.

And then there are certain charms which are more difficult to photograph. It’s a tremendously well-located hotel, at the bottom of Mayfair just across from Buckingham Palace, a rather athletic stone’s throw from Hyde Park and Kensington. Tremendously well provisioned, too: Galvin at the Athanaeum piles more glory on that surname with patriotic flair, tugging haute cuisine's needle back across the Channel with a strident focus on British specialties. Meanwhile THE BAR slings an impressive list of whiskies and craft cocktails by Giancarlo Mancino, and the afternoon tea service perennially makes those best-of-London lists. Can a luxury hotel remain a secret in today’s London? This one can be just between you and us.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 164 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Small dogs are allowed at The Athenaeum (charges may apply). Baby cots/extra beds are available on request and may require a supplement. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Superior Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 215 ft²/20 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD library
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Park View Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 258 ft²/24 m².
    Amenities

    Views: park.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD library
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 258 ft²/24 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD library
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
    Amenities

    Views: park.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD library
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Residence

    • Fits 4 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 550 ft²/51 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • kitchenette
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Small dogs are allowed at The Athenaeum (charges may apply). Baby cots/extra beds are available on request and may require a supplement. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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