Athena Hotel - London

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110/114 Sussex Gardens, London, United Kingdom, W2 1UAshow map
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Overview

The family-managed Athena is just 1.9 miles from The British Museum. The venue comprises 38 rooms.

Location

The accommodation boasts a central location minutes away from Charing Cross train station. The hotel is situated 2.2 miles away from Westminster Abbey. The property is within walking distance of many of the city's attractions including St James's Sussex Gardens and Marylebone Tube.

The accommodation’ s close proximity to a train station means access throughout the area.

Rooms

Highlights at this venue include a trouser press, TV with DVD player and IDD phone in the rooms. These rooms are equipped with foam pillows and bedding.

Eat & Drink

Traditional English breakfast is offered each morning. Taj Mahal Indian Tandoori, The Monkey Puzzle and Roba Bar & Restaurant are 200 feet away.

Leisure

It also features a swimming pool.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation might be needed) at GBP 15 per day.

Number of rooms:   38.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 15 per day

Baggage storage
24-hour services
Elevator
Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Breakfast

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Free breakfast

Room features

  • In-room safe

Media

  • Television
  • Telephone
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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Hyde ParkHyde Park3000 ft
PaddingtonPaddington1000 ftPraed St
Mimos Cafe BarMimos Cafe Bar600 ft19 London Street Paddington
Micky's Fish and ChipsMicky's Fish and Chips500 ft29 Norfolk Place
Pappiland CafePappiland Cafe300 ft12 Norfolk Place
McDonald'sMcDonald's400 ft144 Praed Street
KioskafeKioskafe400 ft31 Norfolk Place
Bonne BoucheBonne Bouche500 ft129 Praed Street Paddington
La Tazza CafeLa Tazza Cafe600 ft143 Praed Street Paddington
Victors's CafeVictors's Cafe500 ft127 Praed Street
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Getting around
Airports
London City (LCY)9.6 mi
London Heathrow (LHR)12.5 mi
Train
Paddington Station700 ft
Metro stations
London Paddington1000 ft
Bus
Bus stop3300 ft
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
Reviews
6.2
Nicebased on 833 reviews
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The only positives for this hotel is the location and proximity to the Underground metro.

    This hotel is at best a 1 star hotel with very small rooms and dilapidated amenities. Heaters don't work and if they do turn on it sets off the fire alarms. The floor is dirty and the sheets have seen better days many years ago. The closet for a 5 person room is completely inadequate and the bathroom was moldy and the toilet permanently stained. The breakfast is the same everyday and at time we were served moldy bread and watered down orange juice that also tasted a bit rancid.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The location but there is many better hotels just next to it

    The hotel is bad bad bad. It doesn't worse a penny of what we paid... I regret choosing the hotel. Lady at the reception dull but can say polite but the other 2 men has no customer service what so ever asked them to guide us about city attractions they gave us a face like we don't know. Next day for breakfast it was owfull another lady who are serving the breakfast was tough and shouting around although there was 2 nice girls, food was 2 eggs, sausage and beens thats it..only one kind of juice cereal in a plastic box not a standard hotel breakfast. Regardless to all this the room is very old and the toilet was disgusting I couldn't take shower for 3 days and hardly goes to the toilet..the smell of the paint was too much while passing though the corridors.. I would never recommend it to anyone..it doesn't worse a 330 pounds for 2 nights by any mean.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The hotel had a good location near Paddington station and if yoy wanted you could walk to OXford street using 15 minutes. There were pubs and restaurants nearby. The hotel was clean (no carpets in the hotel room) and inviting. It was quiet even the hotel was filled with teenagers. The breakfast was good.

    The rooms were really small. The doublebed was at max 120cm wide and there was no floorspace. I would say this was a singleroom made in to a doubleroom.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    it was abolutely fine no problems whatsoever

  • 8.8
    Great

    I have very appreciated location of the hotel and very kindly and helpful staff. Also servis during breakfest was very good.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Awful breakfast, awful hotel

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Good location.

    Trash can was full of garbage. Dirty blanket with a hole. No shampoo. No phone. disproportionate price in relation to other hotels . Demanded an additional 5% on the internet price for credit card payment. Every step of the customers over us made terrible squeaking noise and waked from sleep . We asked reception to call a taxi to the airport and to our surprise we paid £ 15!!! more than the taxi price without .informing us

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    Travelling with a young family and having mobility issues myself this hotel ticked all of our boxes, the staff were some of the most pleasant and helpful people that we could of hoped to meet. Breakfast could do with a revamp, a small increase in room rate and a larger breakfast would have been most acceptable, however the breakfast as was, was well cooked and well presented. All in all thankyou for a comfortable weekend, and the offer to keep my luggage in storage till we had finished a days sight seeing, (after check out) made all the differance

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    It is being near to the Paddington Rail and underground station makes it easy for Heathrow connection and travelling pn London. Staff is friendly.

    The room I stayed was very small and it was not very comfortable. The towels and the room could be cleaner. When compared with the similar hotels nearby, it was expensive. I checked the rates of similar hotels on Sussex Gardens and compared the room quality with the rate they ask.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    everything was good from moment we walk in

  • 7.4
    Very good

    We were a family of 4 and was put in a room all together in an attic room which was very clean, bright and cosy, lovely big shower.

  • 6.6
    Nice

    Location, nice bathroom, convenient location, decent bed and breakfast for a quick stay.

    Front office staff needs to know more about London - transport and times attractions open. Bedspread a littel dirty.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Shops were close and train station was close Bathroom was modern.

    We kept finding hair in our room and beds and even our food!!! Staff were moody and made us feel unwelcome. Duvets covers were worn and ragged. Would never stay again.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Hotel Location

    They mislead by saying on the phone that will be a parking space arranged at the hotel for a certain ammount of money. When at destination,they increased the price for the parking. One word:misleading In the small room bad canal smell and cold during the night. Heater on but draft (wind) through the window.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The outside of the building and where it is is beautiful its clean as you go into the reception and the receptionist was polite. The room was compact but tidy and clean. Like the bright bathroom and the underfloor heating.

    Noticed one of the top bed covers had a stain on it which should have been washed and clean on the bed.

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FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The property is located 13 miles from London City airport.
Can I have a breakfast on site?
Yes, the hotel provides an English breakfast for the guests.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city center is 2.1 miles away from the hotel.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel provides laundry.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can enjoy your lunch or dinner at Mughal's, Mimos Cafe Bar and Angus Steakhouse that lie about 600 feet from the hotel.
How much does it cost to stay here?
The prices at Athena start from £147.
What room types are available here?
The hotel provides such room types as standard room and a single room.
Is there any public transport in the area?
Yes, there is Edgware Road subway station within 500 feet of the hotel.
Highlights
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
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Hotel Awards

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
London City (LCY)9.6 mi
London Heathrow (LHR)12.5 mi
Train
Paddington Station700 ft
Metro stations
London Paddington1000 ft
Bus
Bus stop3300 ft
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
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