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Electra Hotel Athens
Ranked #36 of 326 Hotels in Athens
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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
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“Location, location, location in Athens (Plaka)”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Have just returned from the Electra hotel in Athens. Hotel was neat, clean and freshly renovated. It's quite traditional so for those who like traditional, it's perfect. Mattress is a Coco-Mat brand and extremely comfortable. Sheets crisp and very clean. Great breakfast, consisting of pastries, fruit, cereals, hams, cheeses, hot foods and juices. The front desk accommodated our wishes regarding a late checkout without fuss. Finally, the location was great! The hotel gave us very clear instructions, via email, regarding catching the bus 'X95' from the airport to almost the hotel door. Do not catch a taxi, you don't need to...bus 5 Euro, taxi 40 Euro, both take about 55 minutes. Bus and ticket booth are right outside airport exit (just look for one with X95 on it) and bus arrives at its final destination at Syntagma Square. Hop off bus, walk straight across the bus road, to the square, then head slightly left to the pedestrian lights that lead into Ermou Street, a pedestrian only street and the street leading away from the Government building at the top of the square. (The same bus at the same location (with a ticket booth) takes you straight back to the airport along the same route and leaves approx every 15 minutes). The hotel is number 5, one of the first couple of buildings at the beginning of the street on the left hand side! The hotel is 'smack bang' in the middle of food, shopping and attractions and easily reachable with luggage!

Room Tip: We stayed street side with a balcony, was still quiet!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Excellent location for walking to main historical sites, shops and Plaka. Next to tube, taxis and open top bus ride for getting around and to and from airport. Many excellent choices for eating in the area of the hotel.

Room Tip: Choose a room at the rear to avoid the possibility of street noise
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Hotel Electra is a short walk from Synthagma Square Metro station where you get off coming from the airport. Located on Ermou Street, it has an easy walking access to almost anywhere in the Plaka neighborhood. The breakfast at this hotel is wonderful, including cold and hot items. The room and the shower were clean and comfortable, and the beds were the most comfortable we had ever experienced. Although on a major and noisy street, the room was quiet. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. While at Electra Hotel, one can use the gym, indoor and outdoor pools at the sister hotel, Electra Palace. Absolutely recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

The best location one can imagine, right in the heart of everything, metro, airport bus, tram and bus, and right on the 'walking' street!! A very cozy hotel with great staff and super breakfast. Serafin, manager of the breakfast team, is most impressive. He works just as hard as his staff. We have eaten in at least 10 different hotels in the last 3 weeks and this breakfast is simply the best! Varity is wonderful, replenished timely, and the wonderful fresh orange juice is just the icing on the cake. This hotel will definitely be our choice the next time we visit Athens!!!

Room Tip: Ask for the higher floor with a balcony. The front of the building will be a little noisy so ask fo...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Excellent location, people working at the hotel are very friendly. All tourist places are within walking distance and is located on the main shopping street, Ermou. Rooms are rather small, clean though.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Monza, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 May 2014

extremely small room, bathroom even smaller.
Excellent breakfast and very good Terra bar.
Very super convenient location between Syntagma Square and La Plaka.
Subway to the airport is just in the square.

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

The hotel is located on the main street with easy access to all destinations. Very close to the Syntagma. Room was quite small but good enough for one/two persons. Staff really friendy. Good breakfast with fresh orange juice. I've stayed 2 nights and the breakfast has changed a little bit, so it is not dull.

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Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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