We recently stayed here for 2 nights in early September. It's a very good hotel and the location is perfect, just off the posh Plaka area. The hotel is a smallish hotel and has a lovely garden outside the breakfast area. The rooms are good - we had 3 rooms on the 5th floor. We had upgraded to superior rooms and it was worth it, as the rooms had balconies and glorious Acropolis views (amazing particularly at night). The rooms are good, smallish for the rates, but that's to be expected in Europe. The beds were hard but I understand that's the way it is. One minor issue was that the tub in the bathroom had only a half glass door so at the time of a shower, the water would spray all over the bathroom floor - not the best design. Breakfast is very good, fresh eggs and orange juice, very lavish. The best part of staying here is the location - you are literally 2 minutes walk from the main shopping and eating district of the Plaka, with wonderful shopping and many restaurant choices, some overlooking the Acropolis. While I agree it's not on par with U.S. five-stars, I think it's an excellent choice for its good rooms and super location, and compared to other five stars such as the Hilton and NJV Plaza which are more far off, it's one of the best places to stay.
- 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