The Athenæum is that rare London thing -- a family-run hotel one mile from busy Regent Street but just across the road from leafy Green Park. Plus, it's home to an award-winning afternoon tea, one of the Great Whisky Bars of the World, and a 'living wall'.
Condé Nast Traveller praises the "eye-popping decor and statement furniture", while The AA Hotel Guide, which awarded the hotel its top prize of five Red Stars, says "this well-loved hotel offers bedrooms appointed to the highest standard". Even the smallest rooms have Nespresso machines and free soft-drink mini bars, and many have views over the park.
Highly recommended is the Regent's Park Honey Tea in the Garden Room, with views of the 8-storey vertical garden that grows up the side of the building. The hotel was named the Top London Tea Place in 2012 by the Tea Guild -- the tea is themed around honey gathered from the bees of London's Royal Parks; try the honey champagne and honey-roasted ham sandwiches.
The intimate spa is another highlight, and the honey theme is continued here, with a manuka honey facial, and nectarine and honey-blossom salt scrub on the treatment list, as well as a number of Elemis and REN treatments.
Free bike rental, kites and blankets are available for guests to use in one of the three Royal Parks nearby. For families, there's a dedicated children's concierge, and team of nannies who will stock up on necessities and favourite items before you arrive.
From the press:
"This well-loved hotel offers bedrooms appointed to the highest standard" -- The AA Hotel Guide
"Great value for elegant setting" -- Fodor's
Newspaper / magazines
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
DVD / CD player & library
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm
Standard checkout time: 12.30pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12.30pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Breakfast fee: GBP 27.50 per person (approximately)
Airport shuttle fee: GBP 105.00 per vehicle (one way)
Valet parking fee: GBP 38 per day
Pet deposit: GBP 1000 per stay
Pet fee: GBP 1000 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
Deposit: GBP 100.00 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
Take the Piccadilly Line from London Heathrow to Green Park. The journey should take about an hour and will take slightly more time in a taxi. From London Gatwick, take the overland train to Victoria station and the Victoria Line one stop to Green Park. This journey will also take an hour.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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