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“Clean, modern and efficient”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Our family of four (two adults, two kids) stayed here in two rooms for a couple of nights after our original hotel booking fell through. Each of our rooms had a small balcony with a table and chair. We were a bit disappointed we didn't get interconnecting rooms but it wasn't a big deal for us.

The hotel is well located near the centre of Athens and very handy to the markets, train station, etc. Rooms are a bit small but very modern and clean. Reception staff were very helpful with our various arrangements and provided good advice re laudromats, restaurants etc. Breakfast buffet is very good with ample variety to choose from. Appreciated the complimentary bottled water which was left for us every day.

Bathrooms were small but clever with a two way door that allowed someone to shower while the other person used the toilet.

Visited the terrace restaurant for a drink one night but sadly you don't get a good view of the Acropolis from up there ... but the wine was nice anyway ...!

Only downside of this place is the light switches ... there were more light switches in those rooms than in my entire house! It became quite a comedy each night trying to turn the lights off before going to sleep!

Room Tip: Rooms are well sound proofed and hallways are carpeted, so wherever you are on the floor you should...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share with us such a detailed review. We are glad that you enjoyed our location, services, hospitality and our homemade breakfast at our restaurant New Taste. 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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Reviewed 3 May 2014

We enjoyed our stay in this modern boutique hotel. Staff was friendly, food in restaurants was good, service was excellent. The cheerful staff always responded positively to our requests, and we ended up having quite a few dinners on the rooftop bar during our one-week stay. Good selection of wines there with great views of the city. We ended practically every day of walking and touring Athens and environs at the rooftop bar.
The rooms were comfortably equipped and clean, with a big in-room safe. The hotel is close enough to Syntagma Square that most major sites and museums are within easy walking distance.
A minor negative point is the proximity of the Russian Orthodox church next door with its loud periodic bell ringing, but these episodes are of short duration. I'm struggling to think of more negatives but frankly it's hard. Maybe we were just lucky and had a smooth stay here, but my impression is that the hotel administration puts a lot of effort into pleasing its guests. I would especially recommend this hotel if you are travelling with children, as the decor is unique, the staff is friendly, and there are some movies for children in the in-room entertainment.

Room Tip: No special tips for rooms. It seems there are "Acropolis view" rooms and those without.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your detailed review as well as your appreciative words. It is comments like yours that motivate us to offer our outmost to our valuable guests. On behalf of our team we thank you and we would love to welcome you back on your next visit in Athens.
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Dimitris Valyrakis
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We chose this hotel on the strength of the previous reviews and it was very good. The staff were welcoming and accommodating with our questions and we enjoyed the small touches such as a bottle of water in the room and fresh mini baked goods in the lobby. The reason I have not rated it 5/5 is that I was a little disappointed with the bathroom in our room - it was dark and had a damp smell about it after the shower was used. Not enough to request to move rooms as we only stayed one night. The balcony was a nice addition and as our room was on 6th floor had reasonable views over some of the city. We ate at the ArtLounge on the 7th floor, the food was okay but, we felt, fell short of the menu descriptions. Breakfast was very good - home baked breads and pastries, homemade granola and good coffee. The area around the hotel makes it ideally placed for walking and it is within easy walking distance of the Acropolis & Acropolis Museum. I would stay again but I would choose to dine out next time.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rhodes Town, Greece
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

It is located in the perfect spot to explore the capital and it is brand new! It has very nice rooms and a wonderful breakfast room with elegant choices. Its staff was really professional, without excessive intimacy or snobbish attitude. Although I had read some no so good reviews written by other guests, I can say that what we found was really surprisingly welcome. A big bravo to all of them.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights. We were a family of 3—myself, my husband and my 8 year old son.

The hotel is wonderful. Truly 5*. It reminded us both of staying in a W, but better. If you like W hotels you will love this. I don’t know what they pump through the ventilation or wash the robes and sheets in, but I swear, it smells like heaven must smell.

We stayed in a Jr Suite. It was a little on the small side, but I reckon that this room was actually quite big for a hotel in central Athens. It was stunning on the inside and out and the staff were fantastic. They organised our transfers for us and were very helpful with directions, etc.
The hotel is in such a fantastic location, I don’t know why anyone would stay anywhere else. We walked everywhere and when we were tired, we came back and then off we went again. It poured with rain one day and they gave us all umbrellas. Superb! Lovely fluffy robes and slippers and amazing bath products in the rooms.

The bar on the 7th floor offers magnificent views of the Acropolis and a great menu of drinks. The gym was excellent with a really good choice of machines and mats, weights, fitness balls, etc.

Every day, we had a fresh bottle of water and turn down service with little boxed chocolates. It was just the little touches that made it a wonderful stay. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and I would stay here again. It is a bit on the pricey side, but if you book in advance you can get a good deal and it is very much worth the money.

Room Tip: if you need a little extra space, a Jr Suite is perfect.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for choosing New Hotel during your family vacation in Athens. We believe in personalized service for each and every one of our valuable guests and we are glad that we could pass on this warm “New” feeling. 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!

Kind Regards
Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

This is by far, one of the finest city-hotels I have ever stayed in! …if not THE finest. The way this product is not only presented, but the unique and impressive level of service offered is head and shoulders above anything I have experienced in the plethora of premium hotels I have had the pleasure of staying in across the globe. The hotel staff should be incredibly proud of themselves for a job very well done!

Room Tip: On the other side of Syntagma Square will be a little quieter as a rule, however the rooms are incre...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Dear Guest,
On behalf of our team we would like to thank you for your kind and appreciative words. We are glad that you enjoyed our location, services and hospitality. Once again we thank you and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back in the near future.
Kind Regards
Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
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ontario
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This place was amazing,All the staff was beyond phenomenal.I have never been in a better place in my life.The location is great, we walked around safely even at night.Had breakfast downstairs every morning, great wait staff and food.We even got massages at the spa and the masseuse was the best, and was even from our country, transplanted and did a great job .desk staff and even the dorrmen were wonderful.if we ever go back to Athens, we will stay her for sure!

Room Tip: ask to face the acropolis if possible?
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  • Stayed September 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
#10 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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