We stayed here for two nights in late June. The hotel is top notch, really luxurious. Breakfast is awesome! Reception was a bit cold when we arrived but the folks at the desk warmed up later on. The ladies seemed so much more welcoming than the gents at the front desk.
We were rudely awakened by a very discordant clanging of bells at the Orthodox church that is right next door. Admittedly it was at 7:30 am, but we had arrived late night and would have liked to have slept in. We were on the second floor and could hear the street noise, but not enough for it to bother us or keep us awake. Might be an issue for light sleepers, though, so I would recommend asking for a higher floor if it is available.
The location is very convenient and we had a nice walk to the Acropolis.
Overall, would recommend the hotel, if you can afford the price which is way up there.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Olympic Palace Athens