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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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Ranked #4 of 324 hotels in Athens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed at the New Hotel for one night. It was our last night in athens before going home. The hotel is in a good location, close to shops, restaurants and sights. The room was clean and the bed comfy. They did great use of the space and we loved the art work through out the hotel. Our only complaint is the format of the bath room. The door for the toilette also served at the door to the shower. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

The team of New Hotel would like to thank you for choosing New Hotel during your stay in Athens as well as your kind words. It's appreciating comments like yours encourage us to offer our outmost to our valuable guests and keep up our motivation. We shall share your encouraging comments with the rest of our staff and it will be our pleasure to accommodate you again in the near future.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed at the New Hotel for four nights in March 2013. The hotel is modern, clean, and comfortable, and very well situated in downtown Athens. The breakfast is plentiful and the food delicious; we also ate dinner in the hotel one night, and the food was very yummy. The complimentary WiFi worked great. The staff is helpful and attentive, and assisted us with making dinner reservations and other travel plans. Beware, however, that despite the double-paned glass and new construction the street noise is still very loud-- Athens is a busy city, traffic goes at all hours, and I had difficulty sleeping. I'm not sure other hotels in Athens can offer a more insulated sleep, however, and I would definitely recommend the New Hotel (with some earplugs).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 September 7, 2013

My husband and I bookended our trip to Greece with stays in Athens. During our first stint, we stayed at New Hotel (feel free to compare with my review of The Athens Gate).

Put simply, we really loved this hotel. The location is great; the staff is fabulous; the rooms are clean and comfortable; and the food is tasty.

Pros:
-Free in-room WiFi
-Helpful bell service, with full explanation of all features of room
-Water and sweets available upon arrival
-Funky and cool art installations in the room
-Very comfortable beds
-Excellent location near Metro stops and key attractions
-Gym available
-Hotel staff ready to help at any time
-Delicious free breakfast
-Rooms with universal outlets (fits all international plugs)
-Very reasonable room rates
-Interesting Art Lounge with great views

Cons:
-Our room did not have a view of any of the sites.
-Breakfast service could be spotty. Some days, we were offered juice, others days not. Some days, we were offered non-buffet items, other days not. But, certainly nothing make or break about that.
-Drink prices in the Art Lounge are quite steep.

Takeaway: This would be our top choice of hotel were we to travel to Athens again. The service and experience were unparalleled.

Room Tip: We asked for a quiet room. Even though there was a family with very small children across the hall...
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  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your detailed review as well as your appreciative comments. It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed our services, location, design and accommodation. Our aim is to offer our valuable guests comfort and hospitality and we are glad that we passed on this warm feeling to during your stay with us at New Hotel. Once again we thank you and we would love to welcome you back in the near future.
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Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The New Hotel is a great base from which to explore Athens. It is central, but not too near the very touristy Plaka area The hotel is modern, artistic and very cool. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms well-appointed and breakfast excellent. We couldn't fault it and if we return to Athens we will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 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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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing New Hotel during your vacation in Athens. On behalf of our team would like to thank you for your appreciative comments and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back upon your next visit in Athens.

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Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

In the centre of Athens, just a few minutes away from Plaka and historical museum.Very nice room and great breakfast with fresh baked bread from the house! Excellent service and very friendly and capable staff, thank you very much Stefania!

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed here in August and loved it. Great location--we walked almost everywhere, including to the main tourist sites (Acropolis, Plaka). Breakfast was delicious, and we enjoyed sitting on our balcony for evening cocktails. Room decor and the decor of the rest of the hotel was innovative, hip, and fun, without being too overwhelming. Gym was small but well equipped and maintained. Drinks on the rooftop were ridiculously expensive, although the view and ambiance were nice. Service was great all around, especially the front desk staff, who helped us with everything from taxis to where to buy a charger for our camera battery to where to find a good hat store. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We just checked out of the New Hotel after a four-day stay in Athens. It did not disappoint. A lovely, modern clean hotel with a nice twist--the funky artwork in the rooms and the clever use of old materials from the old hotel in the design of the current space. The rooms were clean, pretty, well-appointed. The staff couldn't have been friendlier and more accommodating. Good location and a wonderful view of the Acroplis from the roof terrace. The breakfast was fine. A bit pricey but would certainly go back there.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 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
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Athens
#4 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#4 Spa Hotel in Athens
#4 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#8 Family Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — New Hotel 4*
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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