Spent one night here before a cruise. First of all, I was worried since we were arriving on day one of a two day strike. But let me tell everyone, don't worry. Yes, there are no taxis or trains and busses but the hotel arranged a car to pick us up at the airport. And the air traffic controllers usually strike from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. so plan accordingly (or expect a short delay). Got to the hotel easily and was welcomed the the great staff. As everyone else has remarked, the decor is funky, modern with cool lighting - I liked it very much. And the location is great but note, even with new windows, there is some noise (but you expect that in a city). Don't expect perfect quiet.
Also loved the cool motorized window shades. Being two blocks from Syntagma there was no disturbance from any protesters and the staff says it has never been affected. Don't be worried. Even on strike days, most stores and restaurants are open. Also, the Acropolis was open and the new museum (privately run) never closes. Go to Greece. This was my third time to Athens and found early November to be great with cooler temperatures and less crowds.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Olympic Palace Athens