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InterContinental Athenaeum
Ranked #28 of 325 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
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131 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Relaxation and culture in 5 days”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Very good Hotel Welcome . The hotel is renovated , the employes are professional and obliging. The decoration is modern but cosy.The rooms and suites are luminous and very confortable. The Acropolis view is a must.Test the restaurant on the roof, it is also a nice experience.. The hotel is a little bit far aways from PLAKA or SYNTAGMA but we have a shuttle and the taxi are not expensive.
Nice stay!

Room Tip: Corners suite with terrace was wonderful
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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ICAthens, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Athenaeum, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Dear GABRIEL J,

Thank you for staying for choosing to stay at the Athenaeum InterContinental whilst travelling to Athens last November with your family. We are delighted to learn that your stay with us was a memorable one, in particular, due to the fact that you were able to enjoy our superb view of the Acropolis from your suite and from our award-winning Premiere restaurant. We thank you for your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the very near future.

Yours sincerely,

Martha Pallis
Guest Relations Manager
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Overall this hotel was very good. The outside appearance could use some renovating, looks pretty old. but the interior looks like an office building, but the rooms are very nice. The hotel staff were very courteous, helpful, and friendly. The location is not spectacular for the tourist, however, there is a free shuttle offered every 15 minutes or so that takes your right to the city center. The cost of food in the hotel lounge is overpriced, but that is to be expected at any large hotel in a major city. I stayed here the week before Easter and would have expected the pool to be open, but it wasn't, so that was a let down. But overall, I think it was a decent hotel, and would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank Intrepid_Traveller42
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ICAthens, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Athenaeum, responded to this review, 17 January 2014
Dear Intrepid_Traveller42,
Thank you for having chosen the Athenaeum InterContinental on your visit to Athens in April and for your recommendation. Guest satisfaction is our primary concern and we are delighted to learn that the service provided by our staff as well as, the convenience of our complimentary shuttle bus to Syntagma square, met with your expectations. We would like to thank you again for your valuable comments and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back to our hotel.

Yours sincerely,

Martha Pallis
Guest Relations Manager
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Alberta
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Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

A standard business hotel. Rooms are a bit out dated but spacious. Hotel is in good shape and employees are helpful.

Prices for restaurant are what to expect but prices in lounge are excessively high.

Nothing exceptional and would be willing to try an alternate hotel for future business trips. Would not stay here for personal visits.

Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Mark W
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ICAthens, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Athenaeum, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear Mark W,

Thank you for staying with us at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens. Guest satisfaction is our primary concern and it pleases us to learn that you enjoyed the spaciousness of our rooms and the service from our staff. We thank for your review and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel on a future visit to Athens.

Yours sincerely,

Martha Pallis
Guest Relations Manager
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

I stayed at this hotel in August 2008 and 2009 because the price was very reasonable for this class of hotel. The rooms, pool and people are friendly. The only issue is that you can't walk to Syntagma Square. Similar hotels in that area of the city are outrageously priced, so I would definitely recommend this place. Good value for your money!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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ICAthens, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Athenaeum, responded to this review, 12 January 2014
Dear 10021,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Athenaeum InterContinental when you visit Athens. We greatly value your patronage and the time you took to write a review. With regard to our location, while we are situated slightly out of the city centre, in a business and residential area, our hotel provides a complimentary shuttle bus service to Syntagma square on a daily basis. We thank you again for your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you and your family back to our hotel.

Yours sincerely,

Martha Pallis
Guest Relations Manager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

As all Intercontinentals, a superb hotel, with rooms and the club boasting a breathtaking view on the acropolis. Wake up with a view on 2500 years of history. Lots of artwork in lobby and rooms as usual with Intercontinentals. If you are a fan of the brand you must go to this one and if you are not yet, you will become one here.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ICAthens, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Athenaeum, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Dear FAU2409,

Thank you for staying with us at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens. It pleases greatly to learn that your stay with us was a memorable one. Indeed, a number of our rooms, our Premiere restaurant and our Club InterContinental lounge enjoy a splendid view of the Acropolis. We thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and look forward to welcoming you back to the Athenaeum InterContinental on your next visit to Athens.

Yours sincerely,

Martha Pallis
Guest Relations Manager
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Stayed here for a week-long business conference in early november 2013, and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Big, spacious rooms which were rigorously cleaned every morning, comfortable beds and bedding, nice, big bathrom with good shower and roomy bath. The breakfast and lunch buffets were magnificent with so much choice!! I found the location to be ok. It's about 20 minutes to walk into syntagma square from the hotel, and even though the area (sygrou) is a tad run down and seedy, it's safe and well-lit. The conference rooms were well laid out with decent wi-fi and equipment. Cofee breaks were well catered for with nice refreshments. The hotel offers a free shuttle bus service from the main entrance directly to Syntagma also, which is really great. I found the hotel staff to be extremely friendly and helpful, and everyone spoke excellent English too. The only negatives would have to be the absolutely hideous prices in the hotel cafe and bars. 8 Euros for a double espresso?! I would definately stay again though.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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ICAthens, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Athenaeum, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Dear Scaredy-Kat,
Thank you for staying at the Athenaeum InterContinental whilst attending a conference last November and for taking the time to share your valuable comments. Guest satisfaction is our primary concern and it is always a pleasure to hear from guests whose expectations were met. We are delighted to learn that you had a wonderful experience during the conference and have noted your satisfaction with our spacious and comfortable rooms, conference areas and our staff. We have also noted your comments about the prices in our café and bars and would like to inform you that our prices are in line with our competitors in Athens. We greatly appreciate your having taken the time to share your valuable comments and look forward to welcoming you back to the Athenaeum InterContinental on your next visit to Athens.
Yours sincerely,
Martha Pallis
Guest Relations Manager
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2013

As a frequent IHG hotels guest, i expected better service from a 5 stars hotels in the center of the city. The staff is very unhelpful, the rooms are just basic, internet is expensive, gym is outdated.

There is nothing to do around the hotel except strip joints, and you require a taxi for any short trip.

I checked in at 1 am, with 3 suitcases. No one offered to help. I ordered room service, and it took 55 minutes to reach.

I would strongly recommend to IHG an full audit of this property, they might want to downgrade it to a crown plaza or holiday inn.

Really disappointed with this 3 night stay.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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ICAthens, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Athenaeum, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Dear Toomuchtravel2013,
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens whilst visiting Athens earliest this month.
We were most concerned to learn about the inconvenience you experienced upon check-in as well as from our Room Service Department. Please accept our sincere apologies for the disappointment we caused you and rest assured that your comments will be discussed with the staff members concerned in order to avoid a similar occurrence in the future.
As far as the WiFi connection is concerned, I would like to take the opportunity to inform you that in our hotel exceptionally the internet is offered without a charge to all the levels of our IHG Rewards Loyalty program which is free to join.
Moreover, we would like to inform you that our hotel provides a complimentary shuttle bus service to Syntagma square daily, though one also has the option of using a public transport which is easily accessible from the hotel.
We thank you for your valuable feedback and trust that the lapse in service you experienced on your last visit will not deter you from returning to the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens.
Yours sincerely,
Martha Pallis
Guest Relations Manager
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Property: InterContinental Athenaeum
Address: 89 - 93 Syngrou Ave, Athens 11745, Greece
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Region: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Athens
#15 Business Hotel in Athens
#17 Family Hotel in Athens
#18 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#19 Romantic Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Athenaeum 5*
Number of rooms: 543
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
No wonder the Athenaeum InterContinental has been named Greece s leading hotel time and again. Athens largest guestrooms, award winning fine dining venues and a central location appeal to business and leisure travellers alike. Within a few kilometres are the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Temple of Apollo and the Pláka. Metro and tram stations are also nearby. ... more   less 
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