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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Filellinon Street | Syntagma Square, Athens 10557, Greece (Formerly Olympic Palace Hotel)   |  
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“Perfect location !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Great location in Athens, walking distance to the old sites and historic locations. Next to a park and many restaurants. Excellent service from the front desk, really friendly and attentive people. The room was very nice and clean. Interior design is impressive. Got a tip for a terrace garden restaurant next to the acropolis, fantastic, must do in Athens.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I cannot recommend the New Hotel enough for those visiting Athens. It is probably the best hotel I think I have ever stayed at.

Many others have commented on the decor so I wont go into that, but some of the other selling points include:
- Sound proof rooms: often difficult to get in hotels in European cities
- Great Central Location: 2-3 minute walk from main city square where bus goes directly to airport
- Fantastic breakfasts: the hotel actually has their own pastry chef
- Terrace: overlooking Acropolis and good for an evening drink
- Functional Gym: The best gym I have ever seen in a hotel with machines that actually work
- Staff: always really helpful and friendly
- Clean

I actually cannot think of any negatives regarding this hotel except for perhaps not having a pool although if you are only staying a few days you are likely to be too busy sight seeing anyway.

It's a shame there isn't a 'New Hotel' in every city.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

It does not get any better than this hotel -- I wish that it was in a city that I got to more often!
It's that good!
Staff are amazing, check in simple and friendly (one of the few instances in Greece where we felt welcome) rooms gorgeous and so well appointed and the location close to Plaka and The Acropolis was superb
Breakfast was lovely and imaginative
We had only one day in Athens and this hotel was the anchor for a magical day
Would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Easy stroll to the Acropolis/Plaka/Syntagma Square. Perfect location if you're going to explore Athens for a day or two. The room was really nice: new, clean, living space and bathroom, lovely balcony. Free wifi worked well. The breakfast was good. Not too exciting: a buffet with fried eggs if you wanted them. The staff we encountered were friendly, from the concierge to the waitstaff. The upstairs restaurant on the roof has a money maker view of the Acropolis. Definitely a great place to unwind. We did encounter a dud employee up there who acted like we were an imposition, but everyone else was so very nice...Finally, the hotel has a small spa. The massage I had was sublime. It was a perfect way to end the vacation.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Great to experience a fresh and bold hotel in Athens. Regular visitor to the city and have been incredibly impressed by the decor, cleanliness and above all, service. It is among the best of any I have encountered in Europe. Will stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I stayed in Athens for 5 nights and I think selecting New Hotel was one of the best decisions ever. The hotel was centrally located near Syntagma metro station and the shopping district. The hotel was well furnished with contemporary interiors, room was clean and inviting. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast were sumptuous.

The "rooftop lounge" - Art Lounge has a nice evening view of Athens.

If you are in Athens, I would highly recommend New Hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The hotel is almost comparable to 5 star hotel rooms expect the size is slightly small. The rooms are unique with amazing interiors. The location is perfect, near to all the tourist places in athens. Violeta Pappa at the reception is so much helpful and nice. The hotel is very very good. They booked the taxi for us to pick us from the port. In all ways the hotel is super. Acropolis and shopping streets of kolonaki and ermou street is just 5 min walk.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 16 Filellinon Street | Syntagma Square, Athens 10557, Greece (Formerly Olympic Palace Hotel)
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Athens
#2 Business Hotel in Athens
#6 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#6 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#6 Family Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — New Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Hotel is located 200 meters from Syntagma (Constitution) Square, the most central part of Athens, a center point to the daily activities of all Athenians. An ideal location to get the best of Athens, from ancient to modern times. New Hotel, a deluxe property totally designed (with exclusive furniture) by Campana brothers. 79 rooms & suites in total, featuring a strong and authentic Greek design concept within the rooms under the perception of the Campana brothers. ... more   less 
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