Booked our stay of 5 nights as part of a package with Aegean flights with Lastminute.com as it was cheaper than booking flights and hotel separately. Although we booked a standard double had a nice room facing the Temple of Zeus. Took the X95 Bus from the airport as it was in when we arrived and it only cost 3 euros each but you have to get off at Syntagma Square and walk straight down Amalias Avenue for 10 mins to get to the Athens Gate Hotel - easy enough with light luggage. As we were late arriving had a meal our first night in the hotel rooftop restaurant. We were the only ones dining and enjoyed our chicken linguini, the special, but had a problem with the wine as it was definitely corked and the waiter refused to smell it and insisted it was fine. It was a shame as spoilt our first night a bit which was a birthday celebration but great view of the Acropolis though!
Loved the hotel - comfortable room, friendly and helpful English speaking staff, nice contemporary modern lounge areas and a cosy area by the fire for the cold days in January that we were there. Breakfasts were great up in the rooftop restaurant - plenty of choice hot and cold, but a bit chilly up there when the cold wind was blowing - probably fantastic in warmer weather.
Enjoyed all our sightseeing in Athens and more especially being near to Plaka where there are lots of tavernas,bars and shops to explore at night. Reception gave some restaurant recommendations but our favourite places were The Old Tavern of Psaras for food and Brettos Bar for a nightcap on the way back though Plaka (look out for all the brightly coloured bottles and old casks of brandy).
After trawling through the reviews on Tripadvisor we're very glad we booked the Athens Gate Hotel - great hotel and good location for all the sights - recommend it.
- 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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