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New Hotel
Ranked #11 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Had an excellent experience. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms truly terrific. The location is beyond perfect and more importantly, the staff are super kind and helpful. Thank you for everything - Stephania at reception was a joy to meet.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

This is THE hotel to stay at in athens. The rooms are modern and the beds are extremely comfortable. The space is creative with contemporary art installations running throughout. The hotel is spotlessly clean and boasts friendly staff that go out of your way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for something fresh, exciting and very well executed in the centre of athens.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Athens is tired, worn out from austerity drives, massive tax burdens, little bright lights at the end of any tunnel and it has shown over the last 18 months in many of the hotels and restaurants, where staff are disillusioned. Against this backdrop, the New Hotel still reflects good humour, good service, good food and a good place to stay. I stayed here shortly after it (re)opened and was happy to come back. The rooms are well laid out, the beds very comfortable, the Art Lounge a great place to work/have a drink/have dinner in the evening, with great views in almost every direction. Being close to the Parliament, Syntagma Square, the Botanical Gardens, the Acropolis and much more, it is a great location for business and pleasure. I will return....

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for showing your preference towards New Hotel during your stays in Athens. It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed our hospitality, bedding experience and our centralized location. We are glad that you had the opportunity to visit our rooftop restaurant New Art Lounge conveniently located at the 7th floor of our hotel with a panoramic view of the city of Athens as well as the Parthenon. On behalf of our team we thank you and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back.
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Dimitris Valyrakis
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Minsk, Belarus
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

The New Hotel in Athens is a complete departure from traditional hotels in the sense that the hotel uses materials that other hotels desist from using. For instance, the bathrooms are provided with brass washbasins. The floors are laid with bamboo. Similarly, the tables too are with bamboo. The staircase boasts marble stairs of 1940 vintage. The hotel also features floor to ceiling windows. The furniture too is designer and is unique. In short, the design elements are Greek, and guess designed by whom, a Brazilian designer. While the design is unique rest assured everything is functional. The restaurant is quite famous in the area serving Mediterranean fare. The location is quite central and close to business district, Constitution Square and Kolonaki shopping area. The other good feature of this hotel is the great service rendered by the staff. The hotel offers free Internet access.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

This hotel is fab - centrally located, spotless, friendly staff.

We arrived late in the evening to be met with a smile and an upgrade for our anniversary (lovely!). First impressions of the hotel were great, I booked it because it was quirky and it certainly was!

Our upgraded studio room was spotless, well appointed and the bed super comfy! Yes the traffic is quite noisy but you're in the middle of Athens so am not sure what else you'd expect - the windows do keep out a lot of the sound.

Breakfast is good - plenty of choice and the pain au chocolat amazing! Slight gripe is we didn't get offered orange juice until the last day and my coffee never got a refill - I think the service was slightly lacking as they weren't busy.

The hotel is in a great location - we walked to everything (and it's only a 3 min walk to the metro). There are lots of restaurants nearby, especially looking up at the Acropolis.

The hotel also has a business centre where I was able to check in to our flight and print boarding passes. The spa looked nice but we didn't get chance to try.

If I returned to Athen this is where I would stay.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for choosing New Hotel to celebrate your anniversary. We believe in personalized service for each and every one of our valuable guests. Receiving such positive comments as yours encourages us to offer our outmost. On behalf of our team we thank you and we will be delighted to accommodate you again on your next visit in Athens.

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Dimitris Valyrakis
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

First impression was the decor in the common areas was a little old and tired, a little like the city. They could use some work. The rooms are redone and I had a clean, bright, spacious, and well lit room. It was a case of form over function for the bathroom but everything works. Bed was very comfortable and the temperature control was spot on. The only problem for me was the noise. The large window, or balcony door, was single glazed with paper thin glass. I could hear the full conversion from people talking on the street. My room was already facing the side street but the noise from the main street just echoes. Service was exceptional. You get the sincere, friendly, and helpful services without the intimidation you may get from a larger hotel. I couldn’t have felt more welcomed. Location was good but you can’t really go wrong if you stay in Plaka or Syntagma. Everything was within walking distance. I can’t say this hotel was the highlight of my trip to Athens but the services there will bring me back to them, every single time.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Great hotel in Athens. We arrived at 11 pm from Santorini and were promptly checked in. The hotel is beautiful and well-maintained. The vibe is very modern & chic. The restaurant upstairs is pricy but is to be expected. Enjoy the view while you are up there for some drinks. Breakfast is served downstairs and is buffet - very nice.

The hotel rooms are clean, cosy, and well decorated. We had no issues and everything worked fine (water, electricity, wi-fi).

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your kind review as well as your appreciative words. We are glad that you enjoyed our hospitality, services, design and our rooftop restaurant New Art Lounge. Once again we thank you and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back in the near future.
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Dimitris Valyrakis
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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
#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 
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