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“Cool vibe in central Athens”
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New Hotel
Ranked #10 of 326 Hotels in Athens
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“Cool vibe in central Athens”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

It was our first trip to Athens October 12-14. This hotel is perfect. Cool vibe, great interior decor, extremely friendly and helpful staff, perfect location to all the ancient sites in central Athens. Nice little fitness center in the basement. Wonderful rooftop bar and restaurant with views of the Acropolis (very romantic). Fantastic breakfast, with on-site freshly baked pastries and bread. Great value for all these attributes. Highly recommended. Will definitelt stay their again when next in Athens.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We just wanted a nice, clean little place in the heart of the city, like the place we had stayed the previous week. This place completely surpassed expectations- chic, modern, absolutely centrally located, and one of the coolest little rooms I've ever stayed in. They do a lot with small rooms, it really is a cool luxury boutique hotel experience.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing New Hotel during your vacation in Athens. It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed our hospitality, location, design and services. On behalf of our team we thank you for your appreciative words and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back in the near future.
Kind Regards
Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

This place is very trendy. The decor is super chic and it's a real scene.
The location is great. It's very close to Syntagma square and walking distance from all of the other sites.
The staff was top notch. They were very helpful and very professional.
The rooms are decorated in a really cool way -you can tell they put a lot into it. We were really impressed with how chic they were.
The rooftop patio was great - The view is amazing and the atmosphere is great too. I thought the breakfast was really good - tons of options and great quality too.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

My first visit to Athens last week, on business purpose. Hotel was booked by my Athens head office secretary, she suggested me to stay at NEW hotel - 2 min walk to main Syntagma square ( Metro st to go anywhere ) and 5 min walk to our Head ofice building, 1 min walk to gorgeous National Garden ans Zappeion park. Location best possible.
Design of hotel, details, cleanliness, entrance door man to help, profesional reception desk, since you enter you feel it is your home at Athens.
My first impression was very nice smell in hotel loby - nice fragrance I was suprised. Finally I realized the fragrance is all over the hotel.
Room 310 over sized with balcony sound and sun proof curtains, nice design, top clean, new towels, bath mantle etc.Third floor located - perfect.
Breakfast at New taste bar - nice with wide range - juices, fresh fruits and fruit salad, types of cheese, hams, cakes, desserts, teas, coffees....At same place has nice espresso coffee and evening drink with my business partner.
Turndown service before night with small chocolate gift on pillow.
At the end - New Art Lounge at the top - 7th floor , looks like a private penthouse with terrace and panoramic view on Athens, just been there to see, had no time to drink or eat , but my Athens colleaque was there on Sunday brunch - she said it was fantastic.
I received discount voucher for SPA treatment but had no time to use it.

Overall, I have stayed at many hotels, chains etc....so, New hotel in Athens I highy recommend for business or leasure stay.

Thanks to the all staff to make me feel relaxed and like at home.

See you soon,
Robert K.

Room Tip: if you want top smaller hotel at the top Athens location - New is for you.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us such a detailed review as well as your appreciative comments. It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed our services, location, design and accommodation. Our aim is to offer comfort and hospitality to all our guests and make NEW a “home-away-from-home” experience .Our scent “Black Tea” is custom made just for our Yes Hotels group and we are pleased that you considered it as an extra value to our services. We will share your kind words with the rest of our team and we will be happy to accommodate you again in the future!
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Dimitris Valyrakis
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Brasilia, DF
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

The hotel is very well decorated with modern thematic rooms. Acropolis, museums, Syntagma, monasteries, Plaka, everything in a walking distance. The breakfast is one of the best I had in a hotel, ever. They offer freshly squeezed orange juice. The restaurant is very good too. Try the rooftop bar/restaurant with a breathtaking view of Athens and the Acropolis. This hotel is neighbor to bars and downtown restaurants. Actually you will not hear any noise from those bars, but there is an annoying trash bin just outside at Lamachou St., where staff uses to discharge empty bottles from 1 AM.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing New Hotel during your stay in Athens. It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed our location, hospitality and our freshly homemade breakfast at our restaurant New Taste. We are glad that you had the opportunity to visit and enjoy our rooftop restaurant New Art Lounge. On behalf of our team would like to thank you and we will be more than happy to welcome you back on your next visit to Athens.
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Dimitris Valyrakis
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Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

The hotel is very well situation for easy walking distance to most places, Plaka, acropolis, parliament buildings and kolonaki. The hotel itself is a delight to the eyes from the leather-look finish to the walls to the eccentric array of the old bed frames on the wall. The restaurant " tree of bed spindles" was eye catching and outstanding as an art piece itself. The rooms were inspiring, clean fresh linens and very comfortable beds. The breakfast was substantial and the fresh baked goodies some of the best I have eaten in Europe . Well done!!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Orange, Australia
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Loved this hotel, all the quirkiness of the wall finishes, pictures and furniture. It's in a great location for sightseeing and restaurants. It is very comfortable. My only complaint would be that the mirrors are dim light it’s hard to see putting on makeup, but …. you’re on holidays so not so important to look glamorous!
We were on one of the higher floors so we had a view which was great.
Roof top dining was fabulous and we also sat up there for drinks and nibbles one night.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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