My husband and I selected this hotel for our 10th anniversary trip and our first visit to Athens, and we're so glad that we did. The location is perfect. The hotel is just a block or two from Syntagma Square, where you can find the train station, a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus stop (if you're into that sort of thing), and lots of shopping. The close proximity to the metro made getting to and from the airport a breeze. No taxi needed. The Plaka area is right around the corner (with more restaurants that you could possibly imagine), Hard Rock Cafe is just a door or two down the street, and many of the attractions are within walking distance - especially if you don't mind a 20 minute walk or so.
The hotel is modern and fun, well designed and nicely decorated. The room was a bit small, but very well appointed. Still, it was the staff and service that put this hotel over the top. In particular, Violeta was an OUTSTANDING concierge. She was always there to greet us with a smile, help us plan our outings (especially important since we were in Athens during Greek Orthodox Easter when nearly everything was closed!), and follow up with us upon our return to the hotel. Violeta single-handedly took our stay in Athens from good to great.
Tip for other traveler - have a drink at the bar. The passion fruit martini is INCREDIBLE!
- 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