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“A fine hotel close to Athens centre”

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InterContinental Athenaeum
Ranked #28 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Luton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
764 reviews
232 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 769 helpful votes
“A fine hotel close to Athens centre”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We were welcomed as Ambassador IHG Members and directed to the Club Lounge where we were checked in and notified of the services offered by the hotel. We had booked a Club Room and we were upgraded to a room with Acropolis view.

The 9th Floor room was spacious and nicely decorated in shades of blue with comfortable bed and a sitting area with sofa and armchair and work desk. There was a large TV with large range of domestic/international channels, tea/coffee facilities and a good deal of storage space.

Bathrobes and slippers were provided as well as a welcome platter of fruit and bottled water, we also received an Ambassador welcome gift. The bathroom was ideal with combined bath/shower and a good selection of toiletries.

We had use of the Club Lounge which was spacious and a great place to relax with a large buffet breakfast available in the morning, lunchtime canapes and evening selection of appetisers with good range of alcoholic drinks available; snacks and soft drinks were also offered throughout the day. The Club terrace was a nice area with a good view of the Acropolis where a telescope was provided for better viewing of the temple.

The pool area although on the small side was pleasant with a good amount of sun loungers available and staff members always on hand to replenish drinks.

This is a fine establishment not too far from Central Athens with courteous staff members; we would stay again when in the area.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ICAthens, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Athenaeum, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear paullegate,
Thank you for staying at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens and for taking the time to write a review. As a valued Ambassador member, we greatly value your feedback and are delighted to learn that our Club InterContinental accommodations and facilities met with your expectations. 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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Boston, MA. U.S.A.
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Awesome hotel for a week long visit to Athens (two days for a conference and five days for touring). Stayed in a recently renovated room on the sixth floor with a great view of the Acropolis. Very modern style with great color scheme. Marble bathroom was spacious. Superb breakfast buffet is room off the pool. Good size pool and lounge area. Extensive gym open 24 hours to guests. Best dinner option is the Premiere on the 9th floor with view of the Acropolis. Its bar stays open to 2 PM Lobby restaurants are also good. Hotel staff is knowledgeable and helpful. Concierges were excellent at recommending tours, sites and logistics. Some tours pick up at the Hotel. Hotel runs a free shuttle bus to the shopping and tourist center. Otherwise, it is about 3/4 mile walk.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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ICAthens, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Athenaeum, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear kevlarw,
Thank you for staying at the Athenaeum InterContinental whilst visiting Athens earlier this month. We are delighted to learn that your week long stay with us was a memorable one. In particular, that you enjoyed the comfort of our newly renovated Deluxe rooms as well our facilities and restaurants. We thank you for your valuable feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens.
Yours sincerely,
Martha Pallis
Guest Relations Manager
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Powder Springs, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We were just there the last week in June, 2014 for 10 days. It is a lovely hotel in all ways. The employees could have not been more helpful. The price is great too for the rooms! Large room with a large sitting area. However, I must say our room looked better then some of our friends. Ours had nice furniture with neutral colors but theirs was old furniture with old green colors, even the sofa. So, I would ask about that when making a reservation. Also, being from the U.S., I was shocked at smoking rooms. I have asthma and had to be switched to a non smoking floor. I was also shocked to see so much graffiti around Athens! There was none on our hotel. I would have thought we were in a bad neighborhood if I had not already noticed ALL of Athens had graffiti! (Not a fan!) the hotel seems to be in a very safe neighborhood. I even walked to a little store as well as a pharmacy by myself!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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ICAthens, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Athenaeum, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Dear hahahajeanne,
Thank you for staying at the Athenaeum InterContinental on your recent visit to Athens and for your recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed the spaciousness of our rooms as well as the service provided by our staff. We have also noted your comments about various room categories and we would like to confirm that indeed we provide a variety of rooms in terms of decoration and smoking or non-smoking facilities for various guest requirements; however, all public areas in the hotel are strictly non-smoking. We thank you again for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.
Yours sincerely,
Martha Pallis
Guest Relations Manager
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El Mirage, Arizona
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

This hotel is great for service and the rooms are very spacious and very easy on the eyes. I found the staff extremely helpful and pleasant to speak with. It was a good location for restaurants and general stores. Also the restaurant in the hotel served very good food with a wide variety to choose from.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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ICAthens, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Athenaeum, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear DonnaB2020,
Thank you for staying at the Athenaeum InterContinental during your recent visit to Athens. We are delighted to learn that the service from our staff and your dining experience at the hotel contributed to making your stay a memorable one. We thank you for your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back to the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens on your next visit to our city.
Yours sincerely,
Martha Pallis
Guest Relations Manager
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Located in the heart of Athens
Staff very helpful and accomodations very comfortable. Has a wonderful view on the top all over the City and the Acropoles. Did not offer free Wifi. The Breakfast was particularly rich, greek specialties were so good.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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ICAthens, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Athenaeum, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear fred684
Thank you for staying at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens and for taking the time to write a review. Guest satisfaction is our primary concern and we are pleased to learn that our service and accommodations were to your satisfaction. We thank you for your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back to the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens.
Yours sincerely,
Martha Pallis
Guest Relations Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This hotel knows Service!
The club rooms are very spacious and clean. The clientele are generally businessmen you do get people partying in the hallways which we experienced in a hotel down the road with people slamming doors at all hours of the night. The staff are courteous and very helpful for ideas of places to visit. The bar on the 9th floor has the best night view of Athens landmarks without being in the heart of the city. The hotel has courtesy buses to take you in or a taxi is only around 4 euros.
I believe it is the best value for money in Athens. I would recommend this hotel for anyone even families. It has a great gym too.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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ICAthens, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Athenaeum, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Luxury_Butterfly,
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Athenaeum InterContinental during your family trip to Athens this month. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our Club InterContinental facilities and in particular, the breathtaking view of Athens and the Acropolis from our Premiere rooftop bar. We thank you for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future.
Yours sincerely,
Martha Pallis
Guest Relations Manager
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223 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

From some of the low scores on Tripadvisor we were expecting a lot less...what a pleasant surprise was in store for us. This hotel far exceeded our expectations. We stayed a week in June & July in room 567...which was the size of a small suite. Spotlessly clean...with a small refrig and coffee/tea pot. Maid & laundry service was consistently excellent. Two small but nice on site gift shops. Hotel has a very nice pool & spa

The restaurant Zoe is top notch in service and food quality. We had not one complaint...and we ate at there breakfast and dinner buffets quite frequently. Never tired of their variety of food choices. But the roof top restaurant was very very expensive. We ordered drinks there ONCE. The nighttime view of the acropolis is stunning and worth a visit. It's free to look! There is an extended balcony for an even better view if you want. Lots of photo ops. Taxi's are right outside the hotel doors and rates are cheaper than cabs you would call on your own. There is also a hotel shuttle that will drop you near the Plaka and other major sites. We will definitely stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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ICAthens, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Athenaeum, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Dear california,
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens and for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to learn that your stay with us ‘far exceeded’ your expectations. In particular, we have noted how much you enjoyed our food choices at Cafezoe as well as the service in this restaurant. We are also pleased to learn that our accommodations and facilities contributed to making your stay a memorable one. We thank you for your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.
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
#19 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#19 Luxury 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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