We separate fact from fiction when it comes to making a direct hotel booking with The Athenaeum.
31st December 2018
Lowest rate guaranteed
Many people wrongly assume they’ll be able to get a better rate for hotel bookings from search comparison websites and booking engines. In fact, at The Athenaeum we guarantee that you’ll get the best rate when you book directly with us. This means we display our best prices on our website. And if you happen to find a better rate elsewhere, let us know, and we’ll match it.
Another benefit we offer for booking directly with us is that we’ll give you a complimentary upgrade whenever availability allows us to do so. As a family-run hotel, loyalty means everything to us, so we’re happy to include perks like this for those who book directly with us.
Unless you have booked a special offer with a non-refundable rate, you can cancel or amend your booking on rooms and suites up until 6pm one day before arrival. Or if you’re staying in one of our residences, you can cancel or amend your booking seven days prior to arrival. When you book via a third party website, your cancellation and amendment rights sit with that website and not with the hotel.
Private members-style club access
One of the newest benefits we provide for those making direct bookings is complimentary access to The View, our brand new top floor lounge. This private members-style club with floor-to-ceiling windows offers panoramic views of London and is a place to relax amid the bustle of the city. We’ll serve you a complimentary drink and nibbles there every day too.
No additional fees
Sometimes booking via third party websites can incur additional fees, which you often only find out about when you get to the checkout stage. At The Athenaeum, the fee you see on our website is the fee you will pay – and not a penny more.
15% off lunch and dinner
Booking directly with us also gives you a benefit that is sure to whet the appetite – 15% off lunch and dinner when you eat in our restaurant, 116 at The Athenaeum. Expect inspiring, seasonal menus that champion local producers and use only the very best ingredients.
A cocktail to say ‘hello’
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a tipple to make you feel welcome. That’s why we’ll treat you to a complimentary cocktail when you book our best available rate directly with us. Our newly refurbished bar is one of the best places in London to enjoy a drink too. With a cocktail menu designed by award-winning barman Gennaro Schiano and intimate seating overlooking our living wall, it’s time to say ‘cheers!’
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