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The Athens Gate Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens 11742, Greece   |  
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Ranked #9 of 324 hotels in Athens
New York City, New York
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“Warm welcome to the hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This hotel is modern and pretty. The location is nice. I can walk to most of the attraction without any problem. The closest attraction is the Acropolis Museum and the temple of Zeus. The metro train station is about 2 minutes away.
I had the room facing the Hadrain's Arch/Temple of Zeus on the first floor. I had no problem sleeping although hearing some cars pass by. The room is clean and modern. The hotel provide free Wifi on the lobby only.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Try the Acropolis side rather than the Temple of Zeus side of the hotel.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The Athens Gate is a lovely hotel! We were in Greece for a week and only stayed there for our first two nights. Upon returning from Mykonos we wished we had rebooked with Athens Gate for the rest of the week. We asked for a room with a view and at no additional charge the hotel gave us a room with a view of Zeus' Temple which was beautiful at night. The roof top view of the Acropolis is absolutely stunning. The free breakfast every morning was amazing. Everything you could want for breakfast. The hotel is in walking distance from everything from shopping to dessert shops, cute curbside bars to wonderful affordable eateries. You can also walk to the bus stop which will take you directly to the airport for $5 Euro instead of taking a taxi. Just leave the airport and take X95. The final stop is Syntagma Square and the hotel is a 7 min walk from the bus station. We also walked from our hotel to tour the Acropolis and it's surrounding tour sites. Athens Gate is the place to stay and the reviews helped us to make our choice to stay here. I'm glad we did!

  • 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 September 25, 2013

The Athens Gate is perfectly situated for a visit to Athens. It is in the heart of everything, 5 minutes from the Acropolis, across the street from the Temple of Zeus and near everything. Helpful and friendly staff, nice room (especially with the view of the Temple of Zeus), and the best view of Athens from the rooftop restaurant. Breakfast served on the rooftop daily - you can't get any better than watching the sun light up the Acropolis. Dinner at the restaurant was great too - absolutely can't beat watching the sun set and the Parthenon light up at dusk.

Room Tip: Definitely get a view of the Temple of Zeus!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Perfect location right next to the main sights meaning you can make the most of your time in Athens. The view from the roof is spectacular - Temple of Zeus on one side and the Acropolis on the other. A quick 5 minute walk to the Acropolis Museum and the Plaka area.

Good selection at breakfast, plenty of options to please all. Our room was at the back of the hotel so was nice and quiet but didn't have much of a view, however from speaking with other guests that no view equalled sleep free from traffic noise. Staff were helpful and assisted with airport transfers. Room temperature was great and aircon worked very well.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear of the hotel are quieter
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Rooms are a bit small, especially the bathroom....no free wifi in room is a real downer. The breakfast is great and you can't beat the location as it is central to all the sites, shops, restaurants, etc.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stayed two nights at the hotel and the staff and accommodations were excellent. Breakfast was included in our our room rate and there was a good selection of things to eat and the view is spectacular from the roof top restaurant. The hotel rooms are clean and have a nice selection in the minibar. It was very close to the Acropolis and the Plaka .

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Athens Gate Hotel

Address: 10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens 11742, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#9 Spa Hotel in Athens
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Athens
#10 Family Hotel in Athens
#11 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#19 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Athens Gate Hotel 4*
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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