The Athens Gate is very well situated near the Acropolis but is located on a major thoroughfare. We were on the 6th floor on the Temple of Zeus side of the hotel and had a terrible time with the noise. The hotel seems to have no sound proofing at all! One night a concert in the nearby park went on until late in the evening and could be heard easily in our room. On another night the city decided to repair the street in front of the hotel and the noise went on all night. Even with nothing out of the ordinary happening, the noise level made a good night's sleep difficult.
It was also ridiculous that WiFi was free only if you used it in the lobby or on the rooftop (where it was not turned on until noon, after the breakfast service). We stayed at 15 different hotels during a 5 week trip through Europe and this was the only one that didn't provide free WiFi in the rooms.
On the positive side, the staff was helpful with restaurant recommendations, etc. and the breakfast buffet offered lots of choices. Also, it is difficult to beat the views from the rooftop.
- 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