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The Athens Gate Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens 11742, Greece   |  
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Ranked #8 of 324 hotels in Athens
Broome, Australia
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“Friendly and helpful, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Sep 13, the hotel is on a busy road but ask for a room at the back. Fantastic location, easy walking distance to the Paka area and Acropolis, and the best rooftop bar in Athens. The staff are extremely helpful in places to see and will explain and teach you any Greek words to help your stay. Just ask them - a little effort from a visitor and respect for their culture is greatly appreciated and goes a very long way.

Stayed September 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Only stayed one night on the return trip - but I loved this hotel. Super great roof - lovely view of the Parthenon - and it's fairly private. A great place to have a cocktail with your love pal. Really close to the Acropolis Museum (a must see), and the ruins themselves. Ask for a quiet room - you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed November 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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The athens gate hotel is in a terrific location and allows easy access to all tourist spots. However, it is very important that you pick which side of the hotel you want you bedrooms to because it makes all the difference as to whether you will get any sleep. In terms of the quality of service it was a terrific hotel with great staff. The owners do need to get out of the medieval ages and stop charging for internet access.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My wife and I stayed here at the end of our trip. The location, near the Acropolis Museum, is excellent! It was easy to walk anywhere in the old town from here. The rooms were clean and modern and comfortable, and we even had a great view of the Acropolis from our window/balcony. The staff was great, and breakfasts were good. Only downside: in-room internet was crazy expensive. You could use it for free in the upstairs restaurant, but that was inconvenient (and often slow or not working; it seems like maybe they turn it off during breakfast).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I haven't stayed here yet, but will definitely write a review after we get back. I wanted to let people know about their amazing help with pre-arrival stuff. We asked for directions from the metro station via email, and within 24 hours had a response in perfect English. Additionally, they let me know about the transfer they have which only costs 45euro from the airport to the hotel - you can pay directly with the hotel when you check in via credit card and the driver waits for you in the arrivals hall. Considering I've heard about how ripped off one can get by the taxi drivers in Athens, I was happy to hear about an adequately priced transfer option with the hotel. We booked it! Every time I have emailed them, they respond within 24 hours and that is something I love! We looked forward to staying there and I will be sure to give a review when we get back from our stay! -Rachael

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I stayed at this hotel with a group of 6 friends for 5 nights during the 2013 Athens Classic Marathon.

The location is excellent, close to metro and tram lines. Within 100m of the new Acropolis museum, Temple of Zues and other attractions. One caution on the location, the map on the hotel's website shows the correct location of the hotel, but when I visited, google maps had the hotel location about 6 blocks southwest of the correct location. The hotel is directly across the street from the Temple of Zues.

The rooftop bar and restaurant have fantastic views of the Acropolis and the Temple of Zues. In fact I'd say the view of the Acropolis is better even than the Acropolis museum. The breakfast buffet is good (better than most hotels), but the food I tried in the restaurant at other times is only average and quite expensive (as it tends to be in most hotels). Enjoy the views at breakfast or for drinks and snacks in the evenings but take your lunch and dinner somewhere else.

The rooms are a very good size for European hotels, including balconies. Bathrooms are spacious by European standards. My room had only a shower (which was fine for me) but other rooms had bathtubs. The housekeeping service was very efficient and thorough. Wifi was free in the lobby or in the restaurant but available for an extra charge in the rooms.

The friendliness of the staff is a major asset for this hotel, from the doorman to the reception staff to the servers in the restaurant to the housekeepers, everyone we encountered was professional, friendly and helpful. Really couldn't expect better service than we received here.

All in all, I have no trouble recommending this hotel to others and would stay here again on another trip to Athens.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Athens Gate one night after finishing our cruise in Athens. This was the best hotel we stayed in on our Europe Trip. We arrived too early to check in, but they happily held our luggage while we went sightseeing for the day.

It is a very modern and chic hotel, and very clean, which is a must for us when we travel. Our room had a great view of the Temple of Zeus as well. The bed was very comfortable.

Location-wise...it's very close to the main sites in Athens: Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Parthenon, Agora, Parliament Building, and Olympic Stadium.

The rooftop restaurant had a great balcony for pictures of the Acropolis. Make sure you go up there.

Hotel staff is awesome as very hospitable. Nice lounge area with couches and free wifi.

If you are arriving from the cruise port, caution! Taxis are expensive in Athens. Negotiate for a 20€ fare from Piraeus Port to the hotel. Don't pay a metered taxi. If you have trouble, consult with a Port Police Officer, and they will ensure you don't get ripped off.

You can take a train or bus from Piraeus too but we decided on a taxi because we've been on so many trains and buses already.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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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
#10 Family Hotel in Athens
#12 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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