We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights over 2 different stays in June 2010. The hotel is a bit out of the city center in a grungy area, but the free shuttle every half an hour is great (hotel very close to bus stops, a bit of a way from the metro).
As young travelers dressed like travelers rather than business professionals, we expected a slightly aloof reception, but to the contrary they were very pleasant and helpful, we were very impressed. The hotel itself is as you would expect from a 5 star hotel. The room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. Yes, the costs of the room service/internet etc are extreme, but they are seem within the range of their 5 star competition. Wake up calls, taxi ordering, luggage storage all went smoothly without a hitch. Swimming pool was also very pleasant and well maintained. Shuttle drivers were excellent, stopping to let us get off closer to the acropolis when we asked.
Overall, an excellent stay. The location is a drawback (despite the shuttle), but the price of the hotel reflect this, as compared to their more centrally located competition.
- 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 PlÃ¡ka. Metro and tram stations are also nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Athenaeum Hotel Athens
- Intercontinental Hotel Athens
- Intercontinental Hotel Athenaeum