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Electra Palace Athens
Ranked #12 of 284 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 August 2010

We had a suite on a top floor overlooking the Acropolis. Amazing view! Very comfortable room with a large sitting area and ample bathroom. We were greeted with a complimentary wine, cheese and fruit basket. The beds are not as comfy as an American chain but on par with European standards. The breakfast buffet was plentiful but leaned more toward the European tastes.

The location is fantastic. Close to everything. A short walk to the tomb of the unknown and steps away from the Acropolis.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 August 2010

Pros : Situation, infrastructure
Cons : Service !!!, noise (room's windows are bad sound-proofing and the street is near the hotel) and the swimming-pool (the deck one) was, during our stay, dirty.

Conclusion : Too expensive !

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Bibijomini
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Reviewed 14 August 2010

This hotel is a three star hotel in my opinion.Bad beds and pillows,old dirty carpets,and room smells of smoke.The breakfast was just ok.We couldn't wait to leave.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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7  Thank dymonicman
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

We stayed here one night when we had to leave Santorini a day early to avoid the scheduled air traffic controller strike. They were very accommodating and managed to come up with 8 rooms with very little notice. We got in very late and our only complaint was the very surly person who answered the room service number and hung up on us. Aside from that the views are wonderful and we'd stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2010

This hotel has a great location (although at first glance it doesn't appear to be the case.) The street is narrow, but the Plaka is only one block away and the Acropolis is about a 15 minute walk. The lobby is grand, but the rest of the hotel is not. Our room was spacious, but the carpet and bedding were showing their age. The mattress was VERY hard and the pillows were flat. We didn't get very good sleep the 2 nights we were there. Housekeeping was average. Wifi didn't work in our room so we had to go to the lobby for it to work--but at least it was free. The breakfast buffet had a large selection, but food was only so-so. Wanted to eat in rooftop restaurant, but it was not air conditioned and with tempeatures in the high 90's, it didn't seem like a good option. Next time we will probably try another hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank turtlez
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Reviewed 25 July 2010

This is a nice hotel in a very convenient location.
Yet some problems:
As mentioned in many reports, rooms smell smoke, even after 3 days stay.
At breakfast there is a nice machine which produces orange juice. Horror, there are worms (white, 5-10mm for those who may know what it is) who happily swim in it! I call the waiter who takes the glass without any comment, that's all...
No apology, no attempt to let us think that they will adress this problem...
After that a table next to us receives water from above (it is outside). The guy there seems to be very angry, asks the waiter (the same). He laughs and says that it is the swimming pool which is on the roof. Again no apologies, the guy left looking very unsatisfied.
So overall very nice hotel yet inapropriate service.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 July 2010

I had to spend one night in the hotel. It is well located, not far from Syntagma, a minute from Plaka. It is a 5* hotel, you really feel it at the reception. The rooms are clean, but somewhat old. There is are indoors and outdoors pools (both free) and a restaurant on the roof (overly expensive for my pocket especially when you can eat out for 1/2 of the price). The greatest thing is the view to Acropolis and the city from the roof! A negative surprise is that they placed me in a smoking stinky room without even asking me. When I entered the room, I complained, but they said that the hotel was fully booked. I do not believe it because I checked-in very early in the morning before the rooms were available and they had to be able to find a non-smoking room for me. This episode spoiled the entire stay as I really had a terrible night for a great sum of money.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Electra Palace Athens

Address: Navarhou Nikodimou 18-20 | Athens, Plaka, Athens 105 57, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Plaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Athens
#7 Business Hotel in Athens
#7 Family Hotel in Athens
#9 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#11 Luxury Hotel in Athens
Price Range: £132 - £240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Electra Palace Athens 5*
Number of rooms: 155
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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