The hotel has a great location right in the center of the Plaka neighborhood (the walking area of Athens). We were able to walk to all the major attractions in Athens very easily. The hotel staff was always very pleasant and very formal. We requested a room with a view of the Acropolis. The view was amazing. The room itself was typical European - small but efficient. We did not spend much time in the room. There was only free Wifi in the Lobby Area (5 euro/day in the room). We traveled to Athens in early March and the A/C was not functioning at the time. The first night our room was so hot, even with the patio door open. The next day we requested a fan for the room which helped very much during the night. The spa/fitness/pool area was less than impressive but we didn't plan on using it during our stay. Hotel and the room was immaculately clean. Bathrooms were very nicely remodeled with great waterpressure in the shower. The included breakfast was very good with a very wide range of items. The rooftop restaurant also had an incredible view of the Acropolis. If I was returning to Athens, I would most definately stay in this hotel.
- 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