Have just arrived in Santorini having spent 4 nights in Athens. The Electra Palace is a very good hotel in the Plaka area the old part of the city, close to the sites like Temple of Zeus, National gardens and not far from the acropolis. Our communication in the run up to our stay were very good and it continued into our holiday. We went for the standard double and found it very good for our needs, good size room with dresser and seating area, and the bathroom a good size with nice shower. The breakfasts were of a good standard with everything you need to start your day. The lovely parts are the roof top restaurant, bar and pool area, all which have nice views across Plaka and the Acropolis. We had dinner twice at the roof top and both times the service and food were of a very good standard. Of course the views at night of the city are an added bonus. I would recommend the Hotel due to location and the service.
As for Athens we found the people very friendly and going into shops you were always welcome but they were never pushy. The city transport system is very good, the underground very clean and we felt safe were ever we went. Taxis are numerous and I think all yellow takes are equipped with metres but if in doubt arrange the price before using. We used some taxis via the front desk at the hotel but you pay for the convenience so we would recommend seeking one yourself.
- 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