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Athenaeum Hotel

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5 out of 5 stars
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Athenaeum Hotel

A five-star hotel opposite Green Park.


Venue name: Athenaeum Hotel
Address: 116 Piccadilly
Transport: Tube: Hyde Park Corner
Price: £287.00 to £899.00 per night
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A while ago I bought a Time Out voucher for 2 for the Atheneaum Spa. It covered use of facilities and an hour's worth of treatments plus a glass of sparkling.

This week I finally managed to pin my busy mother down and get along to use the voucher. It was so delightful. The spa is in the bottom of the hotel which is on Piccadilly - between Green Park and Hyde Park tube, All the staff - from concierge to receptionist to therapist to bar staff were friendly and welcoming. The spa itself is tiny but has a great vibe.

We were welcomed, given water and forms to fill then taken to changing area. This is the only area that needs improving - its tiny. It has a single shower and toilet and a small amount of space to actually change in. As soon as there are than 2 people in it, it is very awkward. 

That said we were given easy to use lockers and deliciously fluffy dressing gowns. I had managed to forget my swim wear but they were very relaxed. Telling us we could use some facilities in towels but not others - in  a completely friendly and kind way.

The treatments themselves took place in the same room. I had visions of that Gilmore Girls scene where Lorelai and Emily spa together and drive each other crazy - this was not like that. We had our own space, there was lovely relaxing music playing. We got to choose our treatments on the spot. I had a detox seaweed wrap and facial, my mum a full body massage and facial. Blissful is all I can say. After that dreamy hour we were able to drift around drinking water and using the steam room and sauna. Sadly lack of swimwear meant no jacuzzi. 

My treatment required me to shower - the shower was lovely -shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotions all provided  though no shower cap. As we exited we were offered our prosecco - we requested these in the bar and they were happy to agree. The bar is lovely - also in the basement but set in a way that feels like you are in a garden.

I will definitely be looking out for more special offers as it is one of the nicest urban spa experiences I have had.

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