In September, my wife and I traveled from the US and were married in Athens at the rooftop terrace of the Herodion Hotel; the experience was nothing short of magical. I don't know if my review will be able to truly capture the enchantment of the evening, from the illuminated Parthenon as a backdrop to our ceremony, to the delectable dishes prepared by the chefs, to the exemplary & immensely friendly staff. Every aspect of our wedding was perfect, thanks to the Herodion.
The entire staff of the hotel provided my wife and I the most warmth and professionalism that we've experienced in quite some time. Every whim was accommodated with a smile. Every single person working in the hotel by the second day of our stay knew my wife and I personally and went above and beyond to make our stay special. Everyone.
By comparison, earlier this year we spent a few nights at the Ritz Carlton in Toronto, a brand recognized for service, and they could not hold a candle to the staff at Herodion. Panos Z. was our wedding liaison and on top of being extremely efficient and prompt with his responses leading up to the wedding, when we met in person his calm demeanor kept my wife and I completely at ease. We quickly realized that no matter what curve balls were thrown our way that we would be well taken care of with Panos managing our affair.
I've noticed a few people posting that the rooms were dated, which is somewhat true. I'm sure room renovations are scheduled for the not too distant future since the rest of the hotel was modern and stunning. And having stayed in Athens at the Lledra Marriott prior (a very nice American-style hotel) I can attest to the importance of location, since the Marriott as well as a number of other hotel chains are located about 2 miles away from Plaka in a graffiti-riddled section of Athens that, while may or may not be dangerous, certainly warrants one to be aware while walking around later at night.
The Herodion helped make our wedding even more special than I thought was possible. My wife and I plan to visit Greece as often as we can and will never spend a night at any other hotel. They're our family now.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FAMILY HOSPITALITY AMID MONUMENTAL VIEWS Hotel HERODION, a superior first class hotel , the only with sweeping views of both the Acropolis and the acclaimed New Acropolis Museum, distanced only a few meters from its south entrance. Right in the heart of the upscale Acropolis residential neighborhood, part of the pedestrian walk unifying the most important archaeological sites, it is also near to the Plaka and Thissio districts as well as to the trendy areas of Gazi and Kerameikos. Framed by a museum-quality modern sculpture at the entrance, it is a superior, first class hotel with elegant contemporary look, classic in character and discreet in artistic touch, it is strategically located close to the metro station connecting to both the international airport and Piraeus port a gateway to the Greek Isles, two stops away from the city centre Guests of the HERODION Hotel enjoy a host of modern living amenities. The service is attentive and the 90 guest rooms are tastefully appointed, some with a spectacular view to the Acropolis. From rooftop lounges rich in sunbathing facilities, outdoor Jacuzzis and a unique outdoor bar and restaurant with breathtaking views, to the winter garden atrium and spacious dining areas – it’s easy to sit back and take it in all the surrounding beauty and history – well-equipped for executives and vacationers alike. POINT α , our roof top Bar-restaurant is a breathtaking experience. It is the closest you can get to viewing the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Serving Greek/ Mediterranean Contemporary cuisine with a summer brisk, drinks and cocktails prepared by our professional bartender, is open from May to Oct, 19:00 to 00:00/ [option of private dining] ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Herodion Hotel Athens