I had chosen this hotel in March 2012 based on my stays in 2008 when it was a Holiday Inn and it was pretty dull in those days. Location was however quite good for business. It is not exactly in the tourist hub which is good at time but yet central enough with couple of decent eating out options at a walking distance. THis time as Crowne Plaza, it bore a new look, more colourful and more dignifed. Lobby was plush but what was mising was the buzz and this is no surprise considering the state of Greek economy. I would have thought that they would be more competitive on price but were not with a std room being charged at EUR 150 inclusive of breakfast and taxes. I was however upgraded owing to my Platinum status on priority club to a really nice room , tastefully done. So I cant really vouch for the rest of the rooms and their decor and quality. Moving, I must record the quality of breakfast which was superb with a fine choice of hot and cold items.
Service was good and the reception staff courteous. I did not have a chance to use their gym or sauna. In all , I would say this is a defnitely good choice for those who follow the priority club associated hotel (IHG). WIsh the rates were 10-15% lower and then I would have called it a great choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre hotel is situated in the heart of Athens, very close to the historical sites of Athens,only 10min. from Acropolis, the traditional Plaka area (old town) and Syntagma (Constitution) square. Its excellent location attracts both business and leisure travelers.Being outside the restricted traffic zone provides parking facilities and becomes a favorite meeting place.The hotel is only 5min. walking distance from metro station 'Megaro Moussikis' and 30min. by car from El.Venizelos International airport. All rooms (standard, club rooms and suites of elegant comfort), are equipped with wireless highspeed internet access. Also the Business Centre which is located at the lobby area offers to all registered guests half hour free internet access per day.The 14 renovated convention rooms with wireless connectivity are suitable for professional and social gatherings.'Ambrosia Restaurant' with Greek and international kitchen promises moments of tasteful enjoyment and ultimate relaxation.'Nectar Bar' located on the ground floor is the perfect meeting place to enjoy your favourite drink or snack. In the summertime at theroof garden pool (complimentary use), you may enjoy the panoramic view of Lycabettus hill and the Acropolis. You may begin or end your day with a refreshing workout in our gym, or have an appointment for massage or sauna. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Athens
- Holiday Inn Athens
- Crowne Plaza Hotel