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“Great location, Good Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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The Athens Gate Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens 11742, Greece   |  
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Ranked #14 of 324 Hotels in Athens
Melbourne
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31 hotel reviews
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“Great location, Good Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

As we normally do we picked the hotel because of previous reviews and as normal we were not disappointed. We arrived early of a cruise ship and were given a room with no waiting, we had a room in the back corner so we had a view of the Acropolis and from the end of the balcony we could see the Temple of Zeus, the room was a good size and modern looking. The rooftop restaurant had great views, but was very crowded for breakfast especially if wet outside, we went for dinner there as there was a thunderstorm with pouring rain, the service was excellent and the meal was good.
Location is extremely good as walking to the tourist sites is easy. This would be our first choice of a hotel in Athens and would highly recommend it.
The only thing that the hotel room lacks is a electric kettle or jug so as you could make a hot drink.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Loved the location wthin walking distance of most all the major tourist locations . The views for the restaurant on the top floor were breathtaking! The Parthenon wAs almost in the backyard and the Temple of Zeus was in the front yard. We walked to the plaka shopping area, the agora, and the new Parthenon museum!


Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We chose this hotel because of the reviews and the location. We wanted something boutique and close to the Acropolis and nearby sites as we had only a full day before leaving on our cruise. The Acropolis gate was perfect! A good size, comfortable clean room, breakfast included, and the restaurant on the roof of the hotel has great food and an even better view. The staff was amazing! Very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The perfect location for seeing the sites and there are good local restaurants for lunch and dinner without having to take a cab. We didn't get to much other than the new Acropolis Museum and some sites nearby but I want to go back to Athens and stay longer and I would consider the Athens Gate again. It is not fancy or big, but it is comfortable, clean and a good bargain in a good location for touring and the staff is great.

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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Nothing but good words for this hotel....
Friendly efficient staff...nice bedroom and bathroom.
Traffic noise can be problem... try for room at rear.
The roof-top bar/restaurant is fabulous...breakfast there was a treat.
The location is second to none...with stunning views of the Acropolis...and the Temple of Zeus.
We would recommend this hotel and next time we're in Athens...we shall return here.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Stayed 2 nights at the end of October. Perfect location next to the Plaka old town if you are on a quick visit and want to do the tourist stuff. The staff were friendly and professional. The room was clean and modern, not 5* luxury but perfectly decent. To note, a personal bugbear, they charge a lot for internet access unless in the lobby where it's free. If you pay the OTT amount for access it is not a great connection. I personally would rather hotels put an extra 10 Euros on the room cost and told me I had free WIFI. I can't remember what we paid but it was over 20 Euros each for 24 hours for high-speed access which really riles me.

The view from the rooftops was great as promised. Breakfast was chaos. Everyone arriving at once, too few staff trying their hardest to turn around the tables and re-lay. Breakfast food basis but okay. We didn't eat there in the evenings as it seemed expensive and the ads we saw in the lift were for pasta when we wanted to grab as many Greek food opportunities as we could.

I would recommend the hotel but would recommend to them that they sort the internet thing. It's a rip off that leaves a bad taste when otherwise we had a good stay.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I moved to this hotel after a bad experience at the Royal Olympic...... my only regret was that I didn't book here originally.
I could not fault anything about this hotel. Dave the manager is fantastic and makes sure you want for nothing and your stay is the best possible.
Food at the roof top restaurant is superb... I actually called the chef over to thank him.... have the steak!!!
The view from here surpasses anywhere else in Athens, really something.
The rooms are beautiful, cleanliness is tops and everything there that you may need.
What more can I say... I shall definately be booking for my next stay and can't wait.
Thank you Dave & all your lovely staff .... see you again soon.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Hoersholm, Denmark
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Visited Athens in November with my wife and enjoyed both the city and this hotel. Had one of the small budget rooms but got if for for less than 200€ for two nights (in total) which I thought was a good price.
The breakfast is really good and the view from the restaurant is spectacular.
The Acropolis and the old part of the city is very close by.
Only downside - lived at the third floor and experienced a little traffic noice.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#10 Family Hotel in Athens
#13 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#26 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. ... more   less 
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