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!
- 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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