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“Nice Hotel, Central Location, Beautiful Roof View” 5 of 5 stars
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The Athens Gate Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens 11742, Greece (Thissio / Makriyanni)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 328 Hotels in Athens
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“Nice Hotel, Central Location, Beautiful Roof View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My husband I and stayed here for 3 nights, it was the kick off to our honeymoon, which was mainly spent in Santorini. Athen's Gate was a very nice hotel, clean and very central to the main attractions. It's only two blocks away from the main square, where you can pay up to double for a hotel room. Breakfast was included and was up on the rooftop every morning. Yes the pictures of the view from their website are accurate, it is truly the most amazing view. We enjoyed their bar which is open to 12am and then would hit the pedestrian street right behind the hotel for some late night drinking. I can't remember the name but there was this cafe corner bar two blocks up towards The Acropolis (behind the hotel) and 1 to 2 blocks to the left. Good bar, it was open till 3am. Our room had a very nice view of the Temple of Zeus. We really enjoyed staying here, it exceeded our expectations.

Room Tip: We stayed in #212
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Arrived to be told we had been given a free upgrade so that we had a better view of the city. Room was amazing. Food in the restaurant was also very good. Breakfast was really good and lots of variety.

Staff were very friendly and would help you whenever they could. They also offered city maps and discount voucher books to us when we arrived.

Location is great too. Out the front is one of the stops for the city sightseeing tour busses which takes you everywhere and a short walk to everything else. Would 100% recommend and def stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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

Superb location..you can walk your whole visit from here.
Outstanding roof top bar/restaurant with one of the best views in the world.
Gorgeous room with terrace facing the Acropolis. Very helpful staff

Room Tip: Floor 7 with Acropolis view
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Little could beat the location of the Athens Gate. Right by the Plaka with easy access to all the major monuments and museums. Do be aware that "100 meters" in Greece easily means 200 and the metro stop is at least that far away.

The views are amazing. On one side is the Temple of the Olympian Zeus. On the other, one of the views of the Acropolis to be found. These views are best seen from the Roof Garden, but be prepared to make a meal reservation if you want to best seats.

I had the opportunity to experience two different rooms. My first night was in a suite for my birthday. The suite was large and well equipped. The views nothing less than stunning. At least the equal of the Roof Garden one floor up. The second night was in a superior double. The room was rather small. Also, the amenities were nowhere near as nice as in the suite.

Service at the hotel is good. There are two very small elevators. When there is a large group, you may have to wait quite a while for one.

Room Tip: Splurge on the suite.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The hotel is located very close to main Athens attractions and Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, Temple of Zeus and House of Parliament are within walking distance. Roof Top breakfast area offers amazing view of Parthenon. Though the rooms are not lavishly furnished they are OK. Morning breakfast is good and wish they had more vegetarian items. Front desk is very helpful and upgraded us on our late night return from Santorini. Overall very satisfied.

Room Tip: Book your room early as they get sold out.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Just got back from our trip to the Greek Islands and stayed in Athens at Athens Gate on the way in for one night and on the way out for one night. The first night we spent a bit more knowing we would be in town all day and might need to hang in the room for a while after spending all night on a plane, so we got the Superior Double Room. It was quite small, but nicely decorated, and was on a low floor. There was a balcony, but tiny, with really standing room only. Check in was easy but because we arrived so early our room wasn't ready. Totally fine, and they told us where to go to change. When we arrived later in the day, our bags were already in the room. Breakfast the next morning was good, pretty standard buffet breakfast fare (just a note- went on the way back for dinner because it was so late, and food wasn't so great, and either was service, think bc we came shortly before closing so maybe they weren't thrilled. I would only eat here for dinner if you have to-otherwise go explore elsewhere)
On the way back, we didn't get in until after 9 pm, and was leaving first thing in the morning so just got the standard double room. Oddly enough, this one was huge! On a higher floor too, think the bathroom was bigger as well. I wonder if maybe there was a mixup and we had the nicer room on the back end? We even had a bottle of wine and fruit waiting for us when we got in. So weird, but not complaining. Either way, room was very clean and staff were really nice. Bed was pretty comfy too. The only thing is the hotel is far from the airport, like 45 min far. But we were within walking distance to all the main sights and restaurants so I guess it's just a big city. Highly recommend!!

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

Perfect location! We flew into the Athen's airport which is about 40 minutes from downtown Athens and a $50 cab ride. We chose instead to use the Metro (the bus is good also I hear) and got off at Acropolis station. The hotel was all of one block off the Acropolis metro exit, no cab needed! We walked to the acropolis & museum, the touristy area around the acropolis where you can buy trinkets and such, as well as Hadrian's Arch and The Zeus' temple ruins from our hotel with no issues. This hotel is right in the middle of it all.Check in is wonderful with snacks and water when you walk in the door! They were prompt and it was nice and cool inside the hotel. The bellhop was super helpful and spoke perfect english, in fact every staff member was gracious and everyone seemed to know english. Our room was on the 6th floor and had an amazing view of the Parthenon! Breakfast on the roof was incredible! Can't say enough good about this place. The only bummer is that free WiFi is only available on the rooftop and in the lobby. Not a big deal since we just ate dinner at the rooftop restaurant and let our trip pics upload to dropbox while we were enjoying the view. P.S ALL rooms in the city of Athens are small.. this is not the US, so don't expect super spacious... these rooms however are actually very well designed and comfortable. The bed was very comfortable and anything you might lose in room size is made up for in the overall environment, which included a balcony in our case that was quite beautiful. They even kept our luggage safe and sound for free when we checked out the following morning but had nine hours until our ferry left. Would stay here again and 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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Address: 10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens 11742, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Thissio / Makriyanni
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Athens
#8 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#11 Family Hotel in Athens
#11 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#24 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Athens Gate Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 99
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. In 2015 The Athens Gate Hotel was announced best case Hotel, under a research conducted by National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in order to identify energy consumption patterns and best efficiency in buildings in Attica Hotel sector. ... more   less 
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