Right in the nicest part of Athens, this hotel is a gem. While the room decor is uninspiring, the service makes up for it. We had booked a single room by mistake (over the internet) and when we arrived the hotel was full. They offered to phone other hotels for us. As the room had a queen size bed we decided to stay as it was for only one night. Within minutes of getting to our room, housekeeping staff arrived with extra towels, slippers and bathrobe. We had drinks from the minibar and upon checking out I told them and also said they should charge us for the extra breakfast as we were two guests. To our surprise, they said the minibar items are complimentary because of our inconvenience. So was the buffet breakfast, which by the way was extremely satisfying (I don't know why one reviewer commented negatively as to it being 'European'; it had everything including eggs Benedict!) A lovely shady courtyard was great to take an early breakfast. You didn't know you were in this bustling city, it was so tranquil. Also noteworthy is the terrace restaurant. Fabulous food, including lobster and other fresh seafood, great wine selection and a view to die for - the Acropolis in the evening sun and later all lit up after dark. In all, a great stay. I can put up with rooms that may lack the modern decor of luxury hotels, because this hotel knows how to make guests comfortable.
- 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