This hotel is exactly where you want to be in Athens. It offers great views from either side (with the Acropolis side winning--IF you are on a sufficiently high floor.) You are in easy walking distance of all the major center city sights.
The rooms are modern and relatively comfortable. They are curiously floored in cheap, imitation "wood" flooring that squeeks, and the furnishings are sparse and a bit worn. For a hotel that bills itself as a 4 star, the rooms don't get to that standard.
I sent an e-mail to the hotel to ask if they could arrange for a driver to pick us up at the cruise terminal. Reply: "We don't make travel arrangements."
Service at the rooftop lounge with a magnificent view of the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus was truly awful. While the food and drink at this wonderful site are quite reasonably priced, the service staff can't be bothered to serve anyone...you have to track them down and ask for what you want.
In summary, this is a nice, clean hotel just where you really want to be. The rooms and service are only "acceptable", but then, that's good enough for this stop on your journey.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Athens Gate Hotel is located in the historic district of Athens, exactly opposite the Temple of Olympian Zeus. It is 400 m away from the Acropolis, 200 m away from the new Acropolis Museum, and on the doorstep of Plaka, the heart of the tourist district of Athens. It has recently been taken over by new management, and fully renovated. Its style is modern and simple, as befits the area. New features include LCD TV in all rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Athens Gate Hotel