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Electra Hotel Athens
Ranked #36 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 September 2013

The location is great, but the rooms are impersonal, small and less comfortable than they look at first sight. Buffet breakfast is included but disappointing. It is also very easy to confuse "Electra Hotel" with it's five-star sister Hotel "Electra Palace", which plays in another league altogether. So if you saw great pictures of rooftop breakfast tables with acropolis views, forget it, you're on the wrong webpage. Go find some of the great independently owned, more affordable and charming little hotels instead.
You supposedly do get access to the swimming pool and spa at Electra Palace, but for me it was just too uncomfortable to get there, change, etc, so I didn't bother in the end.
Final word of warning: WI-FI IS NOT INCLUDED and is a total rip-off! Yes, I'm talking 2013, here.
My conclusion: there are better hotels out there... but they're cheaper.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

this hotel is right on the doorstep of Syntagna Square and the Ermou pedestrian street. Just a 20 min walk to the Plaka. Some of the rooms have balcony looking out on the street. The metro is right there in Syntagna Square so a great location

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

I stayed 2 nights at the Electra Place (see separate review) but really think the Electra on Ermou Street delivers a great value. First it is close to the transportation hub at Syntagma Sq. Easy in and out from the airport. It is a short walk to Plaka, Monastiraki, the Acropolis and Kolonaki. The service is very helpful. There is a nice buffet included for breakfast. Also the Terra bar/restaurant feels unusually comfortable for a drink at the end of the day and the food is good too. The rooms are nice, maybe a little cozy. All the conveniences, air conditioning, TV, wifi. So there is no pool and no Parthenon view but it has all you will really need for your visit to Athens

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

Great location. Great rooms (would love a bigger room but for downtown area the rooms are excellent).
Very service orient hotel.
Great breakfast buffet (not great selection but for what they had it was tasty).
Very clean and overall is probably the best run for your money !
3 stars hotel will cost you maybe 10 euro a night less but here you will get much more - and the next level 5 stars is way more for 50 euro a night.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

If you want a very safe spot in Athens where you can get to the Plaka quickly and enjoy shopping, restaurants, cafes, etc....this is a great spot. The staff was great and most accommodating. They have a great cafe downstairs and the cafe staff are equally great. And don't worry if you don't know Greek as the staff speaks English. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay here. Incredibly convenient (right near Parliament) and close to so many great little restaurants. It's a great combination of in the heart of things while maintaining a sense of being out of the city. Great breakfast and excellent service. Good value considering you're in the heart of Athens. Many great things are within walking distance. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

It is on Ermou Street close to all major shops, near Plaka, Monastiroki & Psiri close to metro & taxi station it is the ideal hotel to explore Athens. Very clean, good rates (not as expensive as other hotels in the neighborhood). Rooms are nice ( a bit small though). Breakfast is ok ! Stayed there 2-3 times and as it has the ideal location it is more than likely to stay there again! I do recommend it!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Electra Hotel Athens

Address: 5 Ermou | Athens, Athens 105 63, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Syntagma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #36 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Price Range: £117 - £198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Electra Hotel Athens 4*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inviting and welcoming, the Electra Athens, in the city's commercial district is the place to stay whether you are here for business or pleasure. Subtle and elegant and just off Syntagma square, our hotel rooms and suites are ideally located to host your city break or business trip without sacrificing the style and comfort you are used to. Designed with the busy traveler of the 21st century in mind, and operated, as all Electra Hotels and Resorts are, under the philosophy of warm, heartfelt Greek hospitality, the Electra Athens features cozy rooms, supreme amenities and delicious breakfast and meals. In our well-appointed hotel rooms and suites, the comfortable beds, muted décor and carefully chosen details create an atmosphere of soothing comfort, while in the breakfast restaurant and all day café, tasty dishes complete the delightful experience. If in town for business, you will find that the hotel's business facilities, natural lit conference hall, business services and staff make Electra ideal for your business stay - plus, since it is so centrally located, you will be able to have some non-business downtime as well, enjoying the sights and vibrant Athenian scene. Situated in the beginning of Ermou Street, the city's main shopping area, the Electra Athens hotel is conveniently located within walking distance from Plaka, Monastiraki and the Acropolis, as well as from the upscale district of Kolonaki with its wide choice of shopping and dining options. With the Athens metro just a few steps away, most of the city is within easy reach too, making the Electra Athens your perfect base for venturing about the city, doing business, discovering the Athenian treasures and enjoying your time in the capital of Greece. Welcome to the center of Athens. Welcome to your ideal city center hotel. Welcome to Electra Athens! ... more   less 
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