We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Incredible stay”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
The Athens Gate Hotel
Ranked #14 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Reviewed 10 December 2009

In general all my stay was perfect in the hotel. Is very central and we could reach easily the main turistic places. The hotel was clean, bed and bathroom were clean all the time, and the staff very friendly. The breakfast sections were in the roof terrace with an amazing view. And also in the same terrace there is a restorant/pub where you can have a very nice time with friends or just relax.

My room had a view to a small interior street, and we were facing a building, there were no problems with that, If we wanted to have an amazing view, we just had to go to the terrace. Sometimes we heard cars or trucks passing, but nothing annoying.

The hotel is just besides the ancient town of Plaka, that is working day and night, you can shop, eat and drink there, is the heart of Athens. We walked there all days of our stay.

I would stay here again many times, and definetly I would return to Athens!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank sk_viajando
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (3,941)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

3,025 - 3,031 of 3,941 reviews

Reviewed 8 December 2009

We stayed one night at Athens Gate Hotel and were very happy with it. We had only booked the cheapest room and we were upgraded to the 7th floor to a room with balcony and overlooking the Acropolis. The hotel is beautifully renovated and can recommend it. I think it would be the best place to stay in Athens. Restaurant on top floor has panoramic views of Athens. It is at the foot of the Acropolis, the Old Town and the new Acropolis Musuem. Rates were reasonable (we paid 125 euro with breakfast included).

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank SammyMelbourne
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 December 2009

We started to our honeymoon at the Athens Gate Hotel. We stayed just one night there, hoping to be close to the "must see" Athens sites before catching a flight to Crete the next day. We did not get in til later in the day, so it was already dark once we arrived off the metro. The hotel was very easy to find. We had a very nice bellman check us in, giving us many good pointers and the hotel and the city.
That evening, we dined at the hotel's roof top restaurant. The hotel is just a stones trow from the Acropolis, so at night, the view of the Parthenon is simply amazing! Plus on the opposite side of the hotels roof top terrace, you can view the Temple of Zeus...which is literally across the street. This hotel could not be in a better spot! Our meal was fantastic. We had a greek salad to begin, my husband had a beautifully cooked steak, I had a delicious chicken risotto and we had a bottle of wine as well. Our bill was only about 100 euro with tip. The view alone was worth that.
The following day, we had plenty of time to get to many sights and back to the hotel before leaving at 2:00. Everything was soooo close to the hotel! Our only regret is that we would have stayed at least one more night. You certainly need at least 2 days for a quick Athens trip. The new Acropolis museum was worth the visit.
Thank you Athens Gate Hotel for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank CharityC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 December 2009

Great Location and excellent food in their roof garden restaurant which has a superb view of the Acropolis and Zeus Temple...5 min walk from the Acropolis metro which makes it very convenient ....Good Hospitality....

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank sansanaonline
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 December 2009

For our 9 day long honeymoon in Greece, we first went to Mykonos for 3 days, then Santorini for 3 days, and finally Athens for the final 2 days before flying out of the Athens international Airport.

Athens Gate hotel is extremely convenient (by mass transit - buses/trains) and central to all the key tourist sites in Athens. Our first day after transferring from Santorini was to visit newly opened New Acropolis Museum, which was a short 5 minute walk from the hotel! The best part is that admission fee was only 1 Euro (until end of this year I believe) and we learned quite a bit about the history of the Acropolis. There is a nice and inexpensive "cafeteria" on site, with a direct view of the Acropolis (great photo op). Highly recommended. Then we walked over to Syntagma Square (10 minute walk), where the Parliament building is, to witness the hourly changing of the guards. That night we visit Plaka, which is just adjacent to the hotel, for souvenirs and other touristy things to buy. Again this hotel is close to EVERYTHING that you will need (walking distance). The next day we walked up the very popular Acropolis, which is a stone's throw from the New Acropolis Museum. Fun times.

Going back to the hotel, it is modern, clean, and provides excellent value. We stayed at the "internal view" room, which basically overlooks the side street (not the view of the Acropolis nor Temple of Zeus). We really didn't mind because the price is far lower than the other rooms with a view, but we still get the same amenities as those who paid far more than we did (such as the included breakfast on the hotel rooftop - excellent!). So for those traveling with a budget like we did, I highly recommend the cheaper internal room.

Our room was clean, comfortable, with a small balcony over looking the side street. Our bathroom was spacious with all the basic amenities. Our porter was very thorough (maybe too thorough) in explaining how to be safe in Athens and avoid being a target of crimes. However, I didn't see it being any more dangerous than where I am from (NYC). Our bed was comfortable and we slept very well in it, perhaps from our exhaustion after a long trip.

The daily complimentary breakfast is OUT OF this world, with table service and a great view of the Parthenon from the hotel rooftop restaurant. What a view!! I bet the view at night there when the restaurant opens for dinner is spectacular. The buffet breakfast was excellent and very filling!

One more comment, the hotel staff was Very friendly and helpful. They even allowed us to confirm our return flight in the manager's office and print out those boarding passes. A++ indeed! I "think" they have free Wifi but there was no standing computer for those without laptops to use.

Most people in Athens can converse in English, so we did not have trouble getting around at all! The mass transit system is also easy to understand and navigate IMO.

I highly recommend this hotel to ANYONE visiting Athens.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank garrett678
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 December 2009

This hotel located so ideally to everything was central to our enjoyment.
Even the hotel's discription does not present the value experienced.
The staff was very friendly, curtious and helpful to every big or little need.
From our room was a view of the Acropolis, at night this illuminated view is astonishing.
From the dining room inside and balcony is a view of The Temple of Zeus, I understand some rooms also have this view. Literally, around the corner and up the slope is the Acropolis and the Great Parthenon. Don't miss the new Acropolis Museum built over ruins and viewed inside and outside through glass floors. Ask for John and Michael.
Their infectious personalities will add much value to your stay.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank toscacatMaryland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 November 2009

I visited the Athens Gate with my husband for a belated honeymoon getaway. After our stay here, I cannot imagine having stayed anywhere else.

Located very near to Akropoli Metro, it's very easy to come in from the airport, even with bags in tow. It's at the bottom of the hill, right across the street from the Temple of Zeus and with a rooftop view of the Acropolis. Though it's on a main road, we hardly noticed any noise.

Upon our arrival, the staff greeted us with Turkish delight and ice water. Our room was not yet prepared, so they gave us vouchers to enjoy a drink on the rooftop while we waited. A very comprehensive buffet breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace every morning, and it makes staying here excellent value for money.

Our room was very clean and comfortable -- perhaps the most comfortable hotel bed I've ever slept in. Housekeeping came in each day while we were at breakfast to change the sheets and came in again in the evening to turn down the bed! The only places where the Athens Gate misses the mark are 1. not offering free wifi and 2. not having a swimming pool (though space does not really allow for this).

The hotel is right around the corner from the Plaka, by far my favorite part of the city, and is ideally placed for getting an early start at sightseeing. (It's about a 10-15 minute walk to the base of the Acropolis and right across the street from a City Sightseeing bus stop.

This is my husband's favorite hotel of all time. Whenever we go on holiday now, I ask where he wants to stay and he says, "The Athens Gate." Should we ever visit Athens again, we will definitely stay here!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank aleshiahowell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Athens hotels
Thissio / Makriyanni
Herodion Hotel
Herodion Hotel
#10 of 282 in Athens
2,436 reviews
Plaka
Plaka Hotel
Plaka Hotel
#12 of 282 in Athens
3,439 reviews
Plaka
AVA Hotel Athens
AVA Hotel Athens
#2 of 282 in Athens
1,743 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Plaka
Electra Palace Athens
Electra Palace Athens
#11 of 282 in Athens
3,263 reviews
Omonia
Pallas Athena Grecotel Boutique Hotel
Psirri / Gazi
O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Athens Gate Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Athens
#6 Family Hotel in Athens
#8 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#12 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#16 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range: £78 - £182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Southall Travel, Odigeo, Travel Republic (UK), Expedia, LoveHolidays, getaroom.com, Ebookers, Hotels.com, HotelsClick, Evoline ltd, Cancelon, HotelQuickly and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your The Athens Gate Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Athens Gate Hotel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing