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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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Clare, Australia
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“WOW . . quirky, modern, fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

WOW, What a modern, quirky hotel.
If you want traditional don't go, but if you like something "left of centre" this is it !
We had a junior suite with a triangular bed room, bamboo timber bathroom, a chair that resembled a Shitzu dog, and a upstairs bar/lounge overlooking the Acropolis. Great for sunset drinks/photo.
Bit pricey but it had it all so enjoy ;-)

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  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing New Hotel during your stay in Athens. The hotel team and myself would like to thank you and it will be our pleasure to accommodate you again in the near future !

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Dimitris Valyrakis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed in New Hotel for 3 nights and it was amazing! The location is very very good! You are very close to the metro station which goes you anywhere and you are about 5 min walk from the center of the town. Super friendly staff and very very nice rooms. If i ever come back in Athens i will totally stay here again!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Just booked out after 4 nights at The New Hotel , this is a really nice hotel with comfortable beds, quiet rooms and a great location near Syntagmatos Square.
From here you can walk to most of the tourist attractions including the Acropolis.
There are many restaurants in the area, the main shopping street, the markets etc.
One cafe we really enjoyed was Avacado, a vegan restuarant just around the corner in Nikis Street,if your not a vegetarian don't be put off this place is excellent , best coffee.
The hotel, it's a little expensive, but throw in the free breakfast which is excellent and the service and funky set up its a nice place to stay.
We ate in Taste restuarant in the hotel one night food was excellent, also visit the 7 th floor bar for a great view , you can also eat here.
if you want a good hotel this is the one.

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  • Stayed October 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 October 6, 2013

This is my fourth time to Athens and this is the only hotel I will ever now come back to!!! Service is warm and friendly - breakfast is of a high quality (eggs are cooked fresh and cappuccinos made by a barrista trained by the champion of barristas were great - esp as I'm from Melbourne - coffee capital of Australia), rooms have lovely quirky features, the rooftop has a great view of the city and hotel location close to Syngtama, Ermou Street, Plaka and Acropolis is top notch. There's a number of great restaurants in the area. Turndown service included chocolates every night - what more could one ask for!!!!
The only down side is the traffic noise and our bathroom door doubled as the toilet door - but this is well outweighed by the positives!!!

Room Tip: We booked a suite for the extra room.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for taking the time to share with us your kind review as well as your appreciative comments. It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed our freshly homemade breakfast at our restaurant New Taste, our location and hospitality. On behalf of our team we thank you and we will be delighted 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 October 6, 2013

Great location as you can walk to almost about every major tourist destination (acropolis hill, square, etc) we felt very safe within the neighborhood and to top it all, service is impeccable. We love the hotel's unique design and it is spotless clean. We could not ask for more. One of the best in terms of service in our whole 2 weeks trip in europe.

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The New Hotel is a great little hotel located centrally in Athens. The staff are extremely friendly and provide top quality assistance. The breakfast is great, definitely the best and freshest selection of food we had during our trip to Europe. Rooms are very comfortable and a decent size. Location is great - just around the corner (5min walk) from Syntagma square where you can get the bus or metro (bus from the airport stops here too). Approx a 15 walk to Plaka and the Acropolis. The roof top bar is a must - with a great view of the Acropolis. GReat location, staff and facilities - I would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest,
On behalf of our staff would like to thank you for sharing with us your review as well as your appreciative comments. We are glad that you enjoyed our location, hospitality, as well as our homemade breakfast at our restaurant New Taste. Once again we thank you and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back on your next visit in Athens.
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Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
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Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Browsing through the various websites like, booking.com and of course Tripad, you are spoilt for choice, and its not that easy to make the "where do we stay" decision. We decided on this hotel for its location, and we were glad for it.
We booked a hire car with SIXT including satnav but, on pick up at the airport, we were told that none of their cars have sat navs! The nightmare was, how to find our way to the hotel with no satnav, few road signs, and a barely readable road map, in rush-hour Athens. To cut a long story short, we made it, and only asked for directions once. Even under these circumstances, the hotel was easy to find.
The front desk persons were very helpful and polite but, a hint of indignation was noted when I questioned the €15 car parking fee / 24hrs. Perhaps one shouldn't do that whilst forking out over €300 / night? Well, at least the plumbing functioned very well, the beds were deliciously comfortable, room and inventory impecable, and the balcony big enough to admire the traffic chaos below. We even found time within our itinerary to visit the roof top restaurant. Food was good, service flawless, wine mediocre, views across and around Athens beautiful.

Room Tip: All the rooms are delightful.
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  • 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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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 Spa Hotel in Athens
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#8 Family Hotel in Athens
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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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