We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Ultra modern with great staff”
Review of New Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 13 more sites!
New Hotel
Ranked #11 of 325 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ultra modern with great staff”
Reviewed 8 November 2012

My wife and I spent three nights in the New Hotel after finishing a cruise. We were a little nervous because it is on a very busy street near Syntagma Square and the room was ultra modern. But no problems. The room's sound proofing was more than adequate and after figuring out the mechanics of the shower, the room became very comfortable.

The best part of the stay was the staff, however. We arrived early in the morning and were checked into our room immediately. Recommendations for restaurants and requests for directions were given promptly and graciously. When we checked out at an awful hour - 4:00 am - there was coffee and breakfast items for us to take with us. The staff could not be more helpful and polite.

The hotel's restaurant was very good as well.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank daveofga
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us such a detailed review as well as your kind comments. Our aim is to offer comfort and hospitality to all our guests and we are glad that we passed on this warm “New” feeling. We will share your kind words with the rest of our stuff and we will be happy to accommodate you again in the future!
Kind regards
Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,439 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    1,002
    359
    53
    15
    10
See reviews for
212
743
68
140
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (295)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
New York
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2012

We stayed at New Hotel for three nights in mid-October on our way to and from Santorini and had a very enjoyable stay there. We arrived into Athens late on a long trip from the US and were instantly made to feel welcome at New Hotel. Check-in was quick and painless. The decor is fabulous, gives the whole place a fun, whimsical spirit yet everything works well in practicality. Our room was clean, smelled nice and fresh, and very comfortable. Bed was perfect-soft sheets and comforter. They have motorized, switch controlled blackout shades, which are great for jetlag. The room size is pretty good for a city hotel- definitely enough space for two people. The shower is not very hot, so if you're the kind of person who likes steamy showers (like me), know that the water will not get hot enough to make the shower steamy. That would be my only complaint, but everything else met or exceeded our expectations to make up for it. The breakfasts came complimentary with the room, and they were so delicious. The hotel has it's own bakery, so every morning, we got fresh-baked croissants, bread, and pastries. Not only that, we had a whole buffet of items to choose from along with eggs and sausages. We would have stayed at the hotel just for the breakfasts, never mind the nice room and amazing staff. People there were so helpful- they provided us with a map of Athens and pointed out where to go. We brought a guidebook with us but found that we didn't need one with all the pointers we got from the concierge. They also reserved a dinner for us at Kuzina (which is very good, highly recommend) and made sure we had seats with a good view of the lit Acropolis at night. The location of the hotel is great: very close to Syntagma square where you can take the train to and from the airport, which is definitely convenient if you want to save money on cab fare. It's also a short walk away from the Plaka, Monestiraki (good shopping), the Acropolis, Temple of Olympian, Stadium, Tomb of the unknown soldier, etc. Basically, all of the tourist places you want to see in Athens, except for the national museum, is within walking distance of the hotel. And if there are places you want to go outside of that area in Athens, it's only a short few blocks to a train station. The nicest thing the hotel did for us, among all the other nice things they did, was pack a delicious breakfast for us to go when we had to leave for the airport at 4am. We got in the cab, opened the breakfast bags they made for us, and found a full meal of fruit, yogurt, pastries, juice, milk, etc. I don't think anybody could ask for better service than that.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Maesha
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Dear Guest,
The team of New Hotel and myself would like to thank you for choosing New Hotel during your stay in Athens as well as your appreciating comments. We are glad that you enjoyed our hospitality as well as our services and location. It is always our pleasure to do our best in order to meet our valuable guests’ expectations and needs. We shall share your encouraging comments with the rest of our staff and it will be our pleasure to accommodate you again on your next visit in Athens.
Kind Regards
Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

the perfect location to explore Athens. Friendly staff. Cool art. Excellent food. Comfortable and luxurious rooms. Highly recommended. Just off Syntagma Square, half way between the vibrant districts of Kolonaki and Monastiraki (so right on the edge of Plaka), the NEW Hotel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city by day of by night.

Room Tip: side rooms are quieter
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Ben I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 7 November 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 and it will be our pleasure to accommodate you again on your next visit in Athens.
Kind Regards
Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Tempe, Arizona, United States
Level Contributor
37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2012

We loved the atmosphere of the New Hotel. Many of the sites we wanted to see were within waling distance.The hotel restaurant was terrific. The chocolate croissants were the best I've had in a long time. What more could you ask of a hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Shelly S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing New Hotel during your vacation in Athens. It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed our accommodation, location as well our freshly baked veinnoiserie at our restaurant New Taste. On behalf of our staff and myself I would like to thank you for your kind comments and it will be our pleasure to accommodate you again on your next visit in Athens.
Kind Regards
Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2012

My husband and I stayed at the New Hotel for about 9 nights in early to middle October. We can not say enough good things about this charming boutique hotel because it exceeded our expectations! It is centrally located yet VERY quiet. It is modern, clean, with outstanding, courteous service indeed. I agree 100% with the client who wrote that the personnel will go beyond the usual level of service to help. This was our experience as well. While in Athens my husband lost his cell phone. He was not sure where he had left it but Barbara, Fotinoula and Panos helped in retracing his steps in their efforts to help him find it. The star service of the hotel reflects the good judgement on the part of its management. It has amassed a great team! Of course the cherry on the pie is the fantastic breakfast served at its super restaurant, New Taste! Kostas and Fotini went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and well fed! I can not recall the names of all the people who helped make our stay a most pleasant one, but they all in their small or big way contributed. However, I must mention a few Barbara, Panos, Rania, Giorgos, and of course KOSTAS and FOTINI whose help, expertise and bright smiles we came to rely on. Our congratulations to the chef by the way! We attribute to him the extra pounds we both gained !! If and when we visit Athens again, the New Hotel will once again be our base. We found this gem of a Hotel via TripAdvisor, we will recommend it to our friends, and we hope more people will get to experience its wonderful hospitality.

Room Tip: The free WiFi was a little weak but it was not a problem for us.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank selene32607
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us such a detailed review as well as your kind words. It is always our pleasure to do our best in order to meet our valuable guests’ expectations and needs. We are glad that you enjoyed every moment of your stay at New Hotel as well as our restaurant New Taste. We shall share your kind words and mentions with the rest of our staff and we will be more than happy to accommodate you again on your next visit in Athens.
Kind Regards
Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2012

The design is very cool...of course by the Campana brothers....the location could not be better... but what was best was the service...since I've phoned from Mexico to book the hotel and a friendly voice named Barbara answered I knew it was going to be a great experience and it was...everyone at the front desk were extremely helful and friendly they allows us to check out at 4pm...from Zac to Rana to stephania to Barbara they are incredeble...At the restaurant we had the most amazing hostess she was so worried about us that she asked in advenaced what we liked and had it prepared for us before we arrived...at the end of our stay she gave us some pastries for us not to starve at the airport....just fabulous!!!! In all the hotel seems pricy but its not at all for all you get its a well desiged home away from home...thank-you for a great expirience...

Room Tip: 6th floor rooms and in a corner have great views...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ISAACMWA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 30 October 2012
Dear Guest,
The team of New Hotel and myself I would like to thank you for choosing New Hotel during your stay in Athens as well as your appreciating comments. Our aim is to offer comfort and hospitality to our valuable guests and make our accommodation an unforgettable experience. We shall share your kind words and mentions with the rest of our staff and we will be more than happy to accommodate you again on your next visit in Athens.
Kind Regards
Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2012

A real surprise. Lovely boutique hotel in excellent condition with clean modern rooms. Location was perfect and service was outstanding . The hotel has lovely designer pieces which makes it interesting.The breakfast is excellent with delicious pastries. The front desk staff go beyond the usual levels of service, they are friendly and very efficient. We have stayed in many 5 star hotels aroundf the world yet we have never had service as wonderful as this. (as an example of the way the staff go the 'extra mile', we had a very early flight and had booked a 5 am transfer to the airport. On our way out, the staff handed us 'breakfast boxes' with a lovely packaged breakfast for each family member. We had not requested this.)
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Athens - outstanding and real value for money !

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Mireille L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 30 October 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us such a detailed review. We are glad that you enjoyed every moment of your stay at New Hotel as well as our restaurant New Taste. It is always our pleasure to do our best in order to meet our valuable guests’ expectations and needs. On behalf of our staff and myself I would like to thank you for your kind comments and it will be our pleasure to accommodate you again on your next visit in Athens.
Kind Regards
Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Athens hotels
Plaka
Electra Palace Athens
Electra Palace Athens
#14 of 325 in Athens
4.5 of 5 bubbles 2,907 reviews
Syntagma
Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Syntagma
King George, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Psirri / Gazi
O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
Plaka
AVA Hotel Athens
AVA Hotel Athens
#2 of 325 in Athens
5.0 of 5 bubbles 1,629 reviews
Plaka
Plaka Hotel
Plaka Hotel
#12 of 325 in Athens
4.5 of 5 bubbles 3,173 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to New Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about New Hotel

Property: New Hotel
Address: 16 Filellinon | Syntagma Square, Athens 105 57, Greece (Formerly Olympic Palace Hotel)
Phone Number:
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
#9 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, LoveHolidays, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Priceline, Odigeo, Agoda, Bookgreece.com, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd, Cancelon, HotelQuickly and Hotel.de so you can book your New Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Olympic Palace Athens

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing