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“The most unusual hotel.”
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New Hotel
Ranked #10 of 326 Hotels in Athens
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“The most unusual hotel.”
Reviewed 15 June 2012

The pictures on the website are true pictures. The decor is an experience not to be forgotten. This hotel exceeded our expectations in every way. My family finished our 10 day trip to Greece with the last two nights spent in Athens at the New Hotel. The breakfast was wonderful with the best pastries I have ever eaten anywhere! Don't skip any of them. The hotel staff, from check in to check out, and everything between were so very helpful and accommodating. They arranged our transportation to the airport and included the cost in our hotel bill. We did not have to worry about getting more Euro at the last minute. The location is very convenient. One block away we took the hop on hop off bus tour and used it as transportation too. Easy walk to shopping and flea market. I'm 55 and my mother is in her 70's, we both thought the location was very good. The New Hotel really made our trip to Athens a great experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your kind comments. It is our dedication to serve our guests in the best way possible and make their stay memorable. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time in New Hotel and hope to have the pleasure to accommodate you again in the near future.
Yours Sincerely
Dimitris Valyrakis
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

I stayed at the New Hotel in Athens in June 2012. I booked this hotel based on the previous reviews placed on Trip Advisor.
The hotel is situated about 2 minutes from Syntagma Square where there are good transport links to anywhere in the city. There is a sight-seeing tour bus stop at the square which is very convenient for jumping on and off when required.
The hotel is also very close to the Plaka (10min walk), which is a delightful area with many restaurants and shops, and comes alive at about 10pm at night.
The hotel staff were incredibly efficient, friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a well situated hotel in the heart of Athens.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2012
Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience during your stay at New Hotel. We appreciate your kind comments and we will be more than happy to accommodate you again on your next visit in Athens.
Yours Sincerely
Dimitris Valyrakis
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NYC
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights and very happy with our stay. Would 100% recommend to anyone and would stay here again!

- Convenient - walking distance to train to airport in Syntagma Square, 10 minutes to Acropolis/Parthenon, and 5 minutes to Plaka district (cafes, boutiques) & Flea Market
- Great service - friendly staff, great included brunch, can arrange airport transfer with taxi if you don't want to take train from airport to Syntagma Square
- Accommodations - Rooms are a little small but very modern, clean; gym downstairs has basics

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2012
Thank you for choosing New Hotel during your last visit in Athens as well as your kind comments. It will be our pleasure to welcome you again in the future.
We remain at your disposal.
Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

My husband and I spent the first leg of our honeymoon at the New Hotel. Having never been to Greece, we were not sure what to expect. We were so so pleased with the facility, our cool yet very comfortable sleeping room, the *excellent* breakfast, and the warm and helpful staff. They gave us recommendations on where to go in the area and were so kind to help us figure out a few of our tours and transfers. The hotel is located central to everything - Plaka, the Acropolis and the new Museum, Syntagma Square, the gardens Temple of Zeus... the list goes on. We walked everywhere and didn't need a single cab. We will be back!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your kind comments. It is our dedication to serve our guests in the best way possible and make their stay memorable. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time in New Hotel and hope to have the pleasure to accommodate you again in the near future.
Yours Sincerely
Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
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Jakarta
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2012

Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in Athens.

First of all, love the design of the hotel! very swanky, very design-y. And amazing attention of detail. From the lobby, the breakfast area, even the corridor.

As a designer, I love their rooms. Very clean, modern design, spotless, funky interior, complete amenities, even iphone dock/stereo thingie.
Love how they use gold chrome/ glass combination, and the cool looking chairs in each room.
Bathroom - shower only, no bath tub. Very clean and spotless too.

Location - it's good. just a little walk to the city centre, and we can even walk to the acropolis too.

Service - very friendly, and good. They even have turn down service at night time. Placing little box with almond biscuit . Love this small gesture.


Breakfast is great, although a bit confusing sometimes - since we order them to the waiter, and they bring the food (rather than buffet style).

The only downside is just the noise. The hotel is located in busy streets, and you can hear the traffic humming. Doesn't bother me too much though. Had great sleeps in this hotel.

Overall, a very enjoyable stay for us. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 11 June 2012
Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience during your stay at New Hotel. We appreciate your kind comments and we will be more than happy to accommodate you again on your next visit in Athens.
Yours Sincerely
Dimitris Valyrakis
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Great location. Within walking distance of all the sights. Rooms are smaller than some hotels but very nice. Modern and very clean. Maid service includes turn down and biscuits on the pillows.
Breakfast was the best I have ever had with home made bread, croissants. Found some good restaurants on tripadvisor. It was very hot in June so a/c was essential. Wifi was ok, cut out a couple of times but was back the next day. It is free.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 11 June 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing New Hotel during your recent visit in Athens as well as your kind words. We will be delighted to accommodate you again in the near future!

Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2012

The New Hotel in Athens is in a fantastic location as it is walking distance to the Acropolis, Plaka area & Syntigma Square... All the staff were fantastic! The staff at the front desk, the staff in the restaurant, the cleaning staff everyone was wonderful! Breakfast is amazingly good. WiFi works well! We all loved this hotel & will return. Rooms are funky & very comfortable. It was perfect! I can not fault this hotel or it's staf! Eugenia R Australia

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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 7 June 2012
Dear Guest,
It is always our pleasure to receive such kind reviews and know that you had an excellent stay with us!. Our aim is to offer comfort and hospitality to all our guests and make New Hotel a “home- away-from-home “experience. We will be happy to accommodate you again on your next visit in Athens.
Dimitris Valyrakis
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Property: New Hotel
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
#3 Business Hotel in Athens
#5 Family Hotel in Athens
#6 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#8 Luxury Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — New Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Hotel is located 200 meters from Syntagma (Constitution) Square, the most central part of Athens, a center point to the daily activities of all Athenians. An ideal location to get the best of Athens, from ancient to modern times. New Hotel, a deluxe property totally designed (with exclusive furniture) by Campana brothers. 79 rooms & suites in total, featuring a strong and authentic Greek design concept within the rooms under the perception of the Campana brothers. ... more   less 
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