A great hotel in every way except they should have spent the extra money and bought decent beds.When you check into this hotel you think it is a little out of the way but in actual fact it is very convenient to the PLAKA area and parliament square is only a 5 minute walk, plus you can get on one of the red buses only minutes away to take you all around athens. The rooms are comfortable without being large and had a view to the acropolis, but oh the beds ,those bloody beds it was like sleeping straight onto a board. The first night i had no sleep and got up grumpy and tired with the sorest of backs and sciatic pain,i went down to recetion and asked if they had any other room, which they graciously accommodated but all the beds in the hotel were the same, it was funny as an american guy next to me started to laugh when he heard me talking to the reception and i said what was so funny and he told me he booked in for 4 nights but one night on his bed was enough he was out of there before he became a cripple , i laughed along with him. Because my friend had booked this hotel and prepaid i asked if they could do anything and they placed padded quilts under the sheets to try aleviate some of the problem. it was a good 4 star hotel,great breakfasts but until they spend some money on decent bedding i could not recommend it or even consider staying there
- 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