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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 #14 of 325 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sacramento, California
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Great location and wonderful staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I'm not going to complain about the slow internet service or the tiny elevators (makes me very claustrophobic) -- I just take the stairs whenever possible anyway. (for exercise)

We had a 2nd floor "standard" room, fortunately it was on the quiet side of the hotel, it had a balcony but no views. There was some background noise that was quite annoying, but we discovered that the "key card reader" inside the door made a buzzing noise that was very audible in the middle of the night. We simply took our key card out of the slot, but that also disables the lights, TV, and climate control systems in the room. Hopefully, their techs can work on this very insignificant issue. (Rm 210)

However, the location was top notch, close to the Metro Line as well as most significant Bus and Trolley lines. We had a week-long Metro Pass ($14 Euros per person) which we used quite extensively on Subway, Coastal Tram, and Bus/Trolley Lines throughout Athens.

Furthermore, we have to say the all-inclusive buffet breakfast on the rooftop was the highlight of our stay. Those two young gentlemen who were so efficient and polite, they gave great service and we loved the rooftop views.

Some guests (Irish, perhaps) complain that the breakfast buffet gets "monotonous." Well, we would just switch sides of the rooftop, changing our view. One morning, we would both stop eating the eggs and bacon, and the next we would eat fruit, cereal, and croissants. The variety
was incredible. We kept on trying different items on different days. Everything tasted good, including the coffee (once I discovered that capuccino coffees were on the menu).
5 stars for the breakfast food & service.

The room itself was somewhat small by US standards but when you know what we paid for our room rate (it was "off season")---the bed was comfortable, sleep quality was good (once we disconnected the buzzing contraption), and the maids were attentive and very personable.

Did I mention the staff was excellent? There are too many names to mention. They have done excellent hiring at this property.

We would most definitely return to this hotel should we return to Athens again some day (very possible).

Room Tip: There is a "quiet" side and a "noisy" side. Room 210 is a quiet room, once they...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This hotel is a very short walk to both the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum. The rooms themselves are nothing special, but they're adequate. There is a rooftop restaurant with nice views of the Acropolis. Breakfast there was pretty good. The dinner menu was rather limited. Overall, this is a decent hotel, but it's the location that makes it worth a stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Nice and clean rooms, friendly staff, one of the best restaurants on rooftop and best location to visit all touristic places I can't say anything more it deserves to be rated 10 over 9 just one thing wish we had internet access inside our room to be more than perfect

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Hotel is in a great location and the rooftop view is incredible. Breakfast was great and the staff was very helpful. Would stay here again and would definitely recommend. Free WiFi in the lobby and rooftop terrace.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This hotel must be in one of the best positions in the world for a city hotel.
Although we didn't have a view from our room, the view from the rooftop restaurant made up for it. There is a 360 degree view of Athens, with the Acropolis being the most prominent feature. You can sit outside in good weather. The view is great in the morning, at sunset and after dark.
Breakfast in the restaurant is fresh. I particularly liked the fresh fruit salad and Greek yoghurt and the olive bread. You can have evening meal there or just a drink.
The hotel is close to the Akropoli metro station and easy to get to from the airport.
It's between the Acropolis and the Temple of Olympic Zeus, and within walking distance of the major sights.
It's on the edge of the Plaka district, much of which is pedestrianised, so with easy access to restaurants, bars and touristy shops.
The hotel is modern, clean and comfortable and the staff are helpful and friendly.
What more could you want?

Room Tip: If you want a view then the front has a view of the Temple of Zeus and the top 2 (I think) floors ha...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The hotel had a nice style and staff are helpful, really great location for sites, bars and restaurants.
Had a superior room but it was very 'compact' crowded if you have luggage and you can't close bathroom door with bath mat on floor. Despite being on 6th floor the traffic noise was really very intrusive and made the room even more claustrophobic especially during the week evenings although thankfully lighter at the weekend.
The balcony had no furniture but with the traffic I suppose they would not expect anyone to sit out there.
Breakfast very average but with wonderful views.

Room Tip: Get as high up as possible to try and avoid road noise, If you want the Temple of Zeus view I sugges...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Splendid location and view in all directions. Exellent service, helpful personnel even with phone calls to museums or elswhere. Very comfortable rooms and spacy bath rooms. Luxorious breakfast with a breathtaking view. WiFi connections in the lobby and roof terrace and computers in the lobby with a possibillity of printing. What you don´t have here, you don´t need either !

Room Tip: Higher floors are more quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
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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:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#12 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#12 Family Hotel in Athens
#30 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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