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.
- 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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