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“Great hotel, location, service”
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Ranked #8 of 282 Hotels in Athens
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

My husband, 12 year old son and I just returned from a trip to Greece, which we took because our son is studying ancient Greece (in California). This hotel was fabulous! We could see the Acropolis by leaning out our balcony, our direct view was of an old and beautiful church and a park. We loved the modern bathroom and unusual modern touches. The breakfast was amazing, with fresh squeezed orange juice (my son had several glasses), pastries, homemade omelets to order, and delicious yogurts, fruits, etc. We walked to the Plaka and the Acropolis and ancient marketplace very easily. My son loved that there was a McDonald's between the Syntagma Metro (a few blocks away) and the hotel. This metro stop is a straight shot from the airport, which was very handy. The staff was incredibly helpful with renting a car and finding our way around, there was a nice computer/business room in the basement and also a fitness center. This is one of our favorite hotels anywhere!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2012

Dear Guest,
It is always our pleasure to receive such kind reviews making your stay memorable. We will be happy to accommodate you again in the future!
Dimitris Valyrakis
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

We were delighted by the staff from arrival to departure. Our requests were met with smiles. The New Hotel has a modern flair, and the rooms are very inviting; with an unusual light up art on the wall of the rooms. The location was spot on for walking to sights, restaurants, and shopping. Breakfast the next morning was a bonus, and well done.

Room Tip: We had booked two rooms and to be honest the views from either room were ordinary.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank JHawk5
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2012

Dear Guest,

We appreciate your kind comments! It is our dedication to serve our guests in the best way possible and make their stay memorable! We are looking forward to accommodate you again in the future!

Dimitris Valyrakis
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

We stayed here for a few nights before and after a tour. The staff were so helpful and friendly, everything we asked for was no problem. The rooms are very funky, with each room having it own unique design. We stayed in the postcard room and the wedding shadow theatre room - both very fun! The hotel is only 2 blocks from Syntagma Square so it's really easy to get around. The breakfast was amazing and they have an espresso bar with real milk! My friend and I changed our hotel reservations so we could come back here. I would DEFINITELY recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: Some rooms face the main road, try to get a room that faces the side street as it is a bit quieter...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Ozziechic362
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2012

Dear Guest,

It is always our pleasure to receive such reviews and know that you had an excellent stay with us! We will be happy to share your encouraging comments with the rest of our staff and would love to accommodate you again in the future!

Dimitris Valyrakis
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We just arrived from the New Hotel. Everything is new and trend. The service is wonderful and the team is very attentive and kindly. The location is perfect and the restaurant inside the hotel is very good also. I really recommend!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2012

Dear Guest,

We are happy that New Hotel met your expectations! We will more than happy to accommodate you again in the future!

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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Don't let the ordinary exterior fool you, this hotel is a class act. Completely refurbished in the summer of 2011, it looks and feels new. The staff is easily the best I've experienced in Europe, attentive but never intrusive, who went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Rooms were very unusual yet functional, excellent shower (a must), sheets are changed daily unless requested otherwise and towels twice a day, Clarins toiletries (much to my wife's delight), fast & free wireless Internet through own laptop or via room's Internet TV with wireless keyboard (why do expensive hotels always charge a fortune for Internet access???), the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in, I even photographed the label so I can buy one for myself - alas I think its an exclusive hotel model. Good breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice, cappuccino coffee and eggs made as you like to order. If I could change a few things, I would add a swimming pool on the roof top, expand the choice of TV channels and add tea and coffee making facilities. EXCELLENT HOTEL - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED easily better than most 5 star hotels.

Room Tip: Road below is busy so opt for upper floors if available. Windows are double glazed though which hel...
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2012

Dear Guest,

We appreciate your kind comments as well as taking the time to share your experience at “NEW” hotel in such a detailed review! Kindly note that your suggestions regarding our TV channels as well as the coffee & tea facilities in the rooms, are seriously taken into consideration.
We will be happy to accommodate you again in New Hotel!

Dimitris Valyrakis
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Great hotel. Love the design. Funky room. Felt like I was in a gallery.
Loved it.
The personal are very friendly. The only thing I missed was a bath tub but the shower was great.
If you are planning a trip to Athens this is the hotel to stay at.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing New Hotel during your last visit in Athens, as well as your kind words.
Receiving such kind comments as yours encourages us to offer our outmost and increase our efforts.
We will be delighted to accommodate you again in the near future!


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Reviewed 26 March 2012

I've stayed in many hotels in AThens including the Periscope (same group) Grande Bretagne, King George, Hilton etc. This new small place can easily compete with all of them as there is a lto of attention to detail and the staff areextremely proffesional and attentive. Had a basic room which is quite small but so functional and well designed. Everythign was hospital clean, have never experienced such a clean room before. Welcome drinsk and sweets while you check in downstairs, and snack and note in the room. Had snacks at restaurant as well as breakfast and they were realyl tasty and well cooked, they even make their own bread on the premises. I checked otu the gym which is well equpied for the size of the place and very modern.
THis place has the most contemporary design in Athens while keeping its old Greek character with a hint of nostalgia. Even if you don't stay here (great value for what you get) do try out the restaurant for fodo or a drink. Expect helpful and friendly stuff, with treats and smiles.

You might be wonderign why the 4 stars then and not 5? SOund insulation. Not sure if it applies to all the rooms, but even though i was nto on the lowest floor and was actualyl facign the side street, the noise from the dreadful nosiy city of Athens coudl not be kept outside. Pity. But I'll be back if it is for a short break. Such a treat (+ free wifi and amazing location)

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your kind words for New Hotel and the YES group. Such positive words of appreciation are the best reward to keep us motivated.
We shall share your encouraging comments with the rest of our staff.
It will be our pleasure to accommodate you again in the near future.

Kind regards

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Dimitris Valyrakis

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Address: 16 Filellinon | Syntagma Square, Athens 105 57, Greece (Formerly Olympic Palace Hotel)
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Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Syntagma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Athens
#2 Business Hotel in Athens
#5 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#7 Luxury Hotel in Athens
Price Range: £138 - £235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — New Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Filellinon Street, next to Constitution Square (Syntagma Square), this contemporary design hotel, is perfectly positioned for the sights of Athens, including the ruins of Plaka, the Acropolis and its museum, the stylish boutique shopping district of Kolonaki, and the bustling business zone. Situated in the former Olympic Palace Hotel, New Hotel encompasses the heritage of its past by using recycled parts of the old hotel and reinterpreted local materials to create a complete work of art, where outstanding interiors, unusual custom-made furniture and handmade fixtures make guests feel that they live and breathe in a major art installation. Offering an entirely NEW approach this 79-room and suites establishment, is one of the city’s finest examples of modernist architecture and the first ever hotel project of award designer duo, Fernando and Humberto Campana. ... more   less 
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