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The Athens Gate Hotel
Ranked #14 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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“Athens Gate one of my favourite hotels”
Reviewed 15 March 2013

I love the Athens Gate Hotel. Its just 300m from the Acropolis Museum and a short walk into Plaka where there are lots and lots of bars and restaurants. The rooms are clean and very functional - beds are comfy. The rooms on the 7th floor have quite large balconies and when the sun comes out you can sit at the table with 2 chairs and take in the view of the Temple of Zeus if you have a room at the front. The buffet breakfast is very good; the bacon, orange juice and coffee is excellent and the view of the Acropolis is fabulous. The bar and restaurant is essentially a glass box on top of the hotel, floor 8, and the views are stunning. There is a bit of road noise but it gets quieter after 10pm and it is in central Athens. Its a great hotel, very well located. I have included a iPhone panaoramic photo from my 7th floor balcony.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

The hotel is located in a very central area convenient for visiting the acropolis and the tourist part of the city. Very nice the bar at the top floor used also for breakfast with a great view of the acropolis.
The room was nice and clean. The staff was nice and professional.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

We cannot fault the hotel, it is great in every way except it faces an 8 lane main road. It has modern clean rooms, breakfast is very good with lots to choose from, staff friendly and location is ideal for sightseeing. It faces the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and from the breakfast room on the top floor (restaurant at night) there are fantastic views of the Acropolis and other nearby hills. We had a front facing room which was subject to traffic noise all the time. It did disturb us the first night but subsequently we got a bit used to it and slept reasonably well. For a light sleeper though it would be a problem. There are rear facing rooms so go for one of those! All in all we had a very enjoyable stay. We got a 4 night for the price of 3 deal which made it exceptional value.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Only stayed one night for a weekend break but wished we had longer! Lovely hotel. Perfect location: 3 mins walk to the Acropoli metro station / 10 mins walk to the Acropolis / 2 mins to the Temple of Zeus (right across the road) and 5 mins to Syntagma Square (for the changing of the guard etc).

As we were arriving late and leaving early we booked an 'internal view' room which was spacious, modern and very clean.

The other reviewers are right - the restaurant has one of the best views of any restaurant. Breakfast itself was adequate - the hot options were a bonus - but the view was spectacular.

Fast wifi internet was available in the rooms (4€ per hour / 16€ for 24 hours etc) but free wifi is provided in the lobby and the restaurant/bar as are two free computers in the lobby bar with a printer - good for printing boarding passes etc

Hotel was happy to secure our luggage whilst we went out sightseeing (stored securely - not in a pile in the lobby like some hotels!)

If we return to Athens we will return to this hotel!

Room Tip: All rooms appear good size. You largely pay for the views. Those at front mainly had shower only (ju...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Just stayed here again for the fourth year running - I teach out in Athens once a year and use this as my base for the weekend. The hotel is very clean, the rooms are good and views beautiful. I really can't fault it - the staff are so lovely and you get an excellent breakfast with an unrivalled view of one of the most amazing ruins in the world.

If you need to stay in Athens for just one night or make more a holiday, I would always go the Athens Gate. It's an easy walk to so many lovely places and some excellent restaurants just minutes from your door.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 March 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at the Athens Gate - Excellent in every way! As it was a 'big' birthday we had emailed the Hotel in advance to ask if we could upgrade our room so we could have a view of the Temple of Zeus which is opposite. This was accommodated and ALSO on arrival we found a bottle of wine and a fruit basket in our room with the compliments of the Management, what a lovely start. Breakfast in the morning from the Rooftop Restaurant is spectacular. Hotel is in a perfect location for exploring the Ancient city and on a Friday the Acropolis Museum is open until 10pm which helps when planning your itinerary (many sites close at 3pm on a Saturday so be careful what time you plan lunch). We hopped on the red sightseeing bus (blue line) to Pireaus and jumped off at Stop No 4 which was a great move as we ate lunch at one of the harbour restaurants and watched the fisherman hang out their nets. If we had hopped off before or later we may have been disappointed. Back in town we ate at a great little family run restaurant in La Plaka called Scholarhio (Tripodon 14, Plaka) which was superb and great value, some of La Plaka restaurants are a little of a rip off for tourists we reckoned. Stay at the Athens Gate you will not be disappointed.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

An amazing view of the city from the hotel's roof garden where we ate breakfast. The rooms were small and very average but very close to the Acropolis. We chose the hotel because of its proximity to the historic district of Athens.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Athens Gate Hotel
Address: 10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens 11742, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Thissio / Makriyanni
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Athens
#9 Family Hotel in Athens
#11 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#11 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#21 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Athens Gate Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Athens Gate Hotel is located in the historic district of Athens exactly opposite the Temple of Olympian Zeus. It is 400 m away from the Acropolis, 200 m away from the new Acropolis Museum, and on the doorstep of Plaka, the heart of the tourist district of Athens. It has recently been taken over by new Management, and fully renovated. Its style is modern and simple, as befits the area. New features include LCD TV in all rooms. In 2015 The Athens Gate Hotel was announced best case Hotel, under a research conducted by National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in order to identify energy consumption patterns and best efficiency in buildings in Attica Hotel sector. ... more   less 
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