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3.9 out of 5

"Location is fantastic. Paddington station is a very easy walk of maybe five minutes. Hop on, Hop off bus stop is also just around the corner which was ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 07 Oct 2019

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Hotel Description

Athena puts you in the heart of London, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Highlights at this hotel include free in-room WiFi.

TVs, coffee/tea makers, and portable fans are featured in all 36 rooms. Additionally, safes, hair dryers, and phones are available. Housekeeping is available on request.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Additionally, you'll find express check-in, multilingual staff, and a fireplace in the lobby. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this 3-star London City Centre hotel include Oxford Street and Marble Arch.

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Athena ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Athena

Everyone (5) Couples (1)
4 out of 5
Location is fantastic. Paddington station is a very easy walk of maybe five minutes. Hop on, Hop off bus stop is also just around the corner which was very convenient. Easy access to restaurants and short walk to Hyde Park. Room was small but adequate. A really convenient and comfortable place for those looking to have somewhere to rest at the end of a day of sightseeing.

Posted by on 7 Oct. 2019

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4 out of 5
I checked in before 2.00pm as a solo traveller and was very kindly allowed to move straight into an empty room designed for a family! That lady at the front reception desk has my enduring thanks. The Athena Hotel is minutes from Paddington Station, a good Japanese takeaway with sushi, tempura and noodles - and a Marks & Spencer's supermarket contained within Paddington Station itself. Trains take you straight to Oxford Circus.

Posted by on 15 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5
Was lovely hotel friendly staff helpful breakfast was good but not outstanding rooms nice but a little small but comfotable grest location

Posted by , from australia on 9 Jun. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Jun. 2018 by Aniella

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Athena Hotel, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

5 out of 5

Good hotel close to Paddington Station

Pros: Location, good staff, clean and comfortable. Lots off other hotels nearby, but I'd happily return here.
Cons: For the price, not much.
Location: It's about five minutes' walk from Paddington. The hotel is in a long old terrace of buildings, many of which are hotels.
Really happy with stay here. My room (double, 4th floor) was fine and reasonably spacious. The fact that there is a lift helped with luggage. Staff were lovely, breakfast fine. Sure, there are some things that could be improved (fresh fruit instead of canned fruit salad at breakfast etc) but for the price, in London, a fine hotel representing good value. One little thing- be careful with the room safe. The instructions were micro-small print and crumpled. I thought I had changed the code but hadn't. Locked passport, cash etc in the safe, without a code to get in. Bad. You can imagine the stomach drop when I realised. Thankfully they have a back-up master key and cheerfully got me back in. Lesson- after changing the access code, try it once without any valuables inside!

Posted by , from Melbourne on 16 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 May 2018 by Aniella

Thank you kindly Sir for your review, we appreciate your feedback. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again in the future!

2 out of 5

Very very small rooms

Pros: Fairly Clean
Cons: Shower shelf for soap etc. Also for tooth brush
Location: Ok location
Very small rooms no room for cases. No room in the bathroom for even a tooth brush or soap in the shower. Receptionist has a don’t bother me attitude. The breakfast takes a long time as you have to order eggs and bacon. Very small meals. Tables crammed together. Then the lift broke and they wouldn’t call out to fix it until the morning that was not helpful as my daughter had a sprained ankle. Also cases up on the fourth floor. Would not recommend his hotel and want be back

Posted by , from New Zealand on 18 Oct. 2017

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4 out of 5

Close to Paddington station

Nice and central to get around. Walking distance to Diana's memorial and Kensington Palace in Hyde Park complex. Station is only a block away and once you work out the tube is very good location. Breakfast was good and there are heaps of eateries nearby and also a laundromat.

Posted by , from Victoria, Australia on 9 Oct. 2017

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Property Features

Athena offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and concierge services. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Athena also features a fireplace in the lobby, express check-in, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star London hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 36 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Heathrow Airport (LHR) (27 km / 16.8 mi)
  • Train station: London Paddington Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Paddington Underground Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Athena offers 36 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. This London hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include portable fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered on request and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 72 hours


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: GBP 15.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Athena Hotel London
  • Athena London
  • Athena Hotel
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  • Athena London
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