Beautiful hotel. The rooftop pool is spectacular as is the rooftop restaurants. The breakfast buffet is somewhat less spectacular but is adequate. The location in the Plaka is ideal.
On the downside, the air conditioning is marginal at best. I had a junior suite with an Acropolis view. A beautiful, large, and well maintained room, but only the entryway got cool. I had to have a fan brought up to cool the room down. Not what one would have expected from a 5 star hotel. Also, there were not enough outlets. In this day when we all have smart phones, laptops, batteries to charge, and other electrical appliances, I had to unplug the lamp at the desk to get an outlet. I also had to unplug the television for a second outlet. The view also was a side view. You had to go out on the balcony and turn to see the Acropolis. You could not see it from the room-in fact, you saw another building across the courtyard from the room. It should more properly be sold as a "side Acropolis view."
The elevators were antiquated and slow. The Spa was adequate, but quite affordable.
Additionally, the parking, though quite reasonable, was closed in the evenings and was not truly affiliated with the hotel. The bill had to paid in cash separately from the hotel. I was not informed about this when checking in. If you have figured out your last Euro, you would be out of luck.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stately, with the air of an era long gone, the Electra Palace Athens, hospitable and aristocratic, awaits to welcome you in the heart of the city. Classical in its architecture and design, blending beautifully with the noble historical buildings of the Plaka area, the hotel’s elegant luxury is complemented by the majestic views of the Acropolis that can be enjoyed from the rooftop restaurant, pool, rooms and suites. Marble bathrooms; soft duvets; handmade carpets; custom furniture; these are but a few of the details that make the Electra Palace Athens luxuriously enjoyable. The amenities of our hotel will leave you wanting for nothing more: for your comfort and enjoyment, here you will find satellite T.V.s, laptop size electronic safes, Wi-Fi internet connection, and fully equipped bathrooms with hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers, magnifying mirror and more. Right in the city center and within walking distance from all major sights, easily accessible by car or public transport, the Electra Palace Athens is the ideal hotel for your stay in Athens whether you are here for business or leisure: spend a summer day at our outdoor swimming pool, soaking up the sun of Athens as it rises above the Acropolis – or spend it shopping in the city’s lively markets. Wander through the ancient Agora and visit the Parthenon – then wonder at its glory, all dramatically lit at night, from the balcony of your room. Stroll around the city under the autumn rain, then warm up in the hotel’s sauna. Relax after a day’s hard work - or blow off some steam - at the indoor pool or our gym. Enjoy our delicious contemporary greek cuisine at the award winning “Electra Palace Roof Garden” or at the “Motivo” in the lounge, or with a drink at the “Duck Tail”, our British inspired bar. For bigger celebrations or for business events in the heart of Athens, our hotel’s five-star service extends to our seven meeting rooms and ballrooms: fully equipped, air-conditioned and naturally lit, our halls can cater for up to 350 people for any event type, no matter how formal: host your business meeting here, or organize a successful conference. Or, have the reception or banquet of your dreams, tasteful and impeccable, a festive testament to your own sophisticated style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Tulip Athens
- Electra Palace Hotel Athens Greece