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Electra Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Ermou St, Athens 10563, Greece   |  
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Ranked #51 of 324 Hotels in Athens
Manama, Bahrain
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This hotel in "palaka area" is in a fantastic location. Its walking distance from all the nice hotels and bazars.

The hotel is 20 minutes max from the airport, 2 minutes from little palaka bazars, 5 minutes walk to the shopping district and Center square "where the subway/metro" is and just few minutes away from so many places to eat at.

Its clean, cozy and makes you feel home. Staff are friendly and so helpful. The place is safe and you may keep your stuff at the hotel to store when you are away touring around the islands or even traveling away from Athens for couple of days.

You may find one of the best restaurants next to the hotel called "pisirass", do not leave the area without tasting its food. Believe me you will never forget it or regret it.

Note: there are tow Electra Hotels in the Center. Choose the one in palaka and not the shopping district "its more quiet and away from all the noise at night and in day time".

Room Tip: Do not stay at the 5th floor as the noise of the coffee shop may reach to your room and not next to...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I travelled with a group and stayed 2 nights at this hotel, Sept.22-23 2013, in a single room. The room is small but is very functional, has all one needs, the furniture is very nice and everything is of good quality. The bathroom, with shower only, is also small, but well provided. Both are very clean and pleasant. The location is excellent and the service good. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The location is great, but the rooms are impersonal, small and less comfortable than they look at first sight. Buffet breakfast is included but disappointing. It is also very easy to confuse "Electra Hotel" with it's five-star sister Hotel "Electra Palace", which plays in another league altogether. So if you saw great pictures of rooftop breakfast tables with acropolis views, forget it, you're on the wrong webpage. Go find some of the great independently owned, more affordable and charming little hotels instead.
You supposedly do get access to the swimming pool and spa at Electra Palace, but for me it was just too uncomfortable to get there, change, etc, so I didn't bother in the end.
Final word of warning: WI-FI IS NOT INCLUDED and is a total rip-off! Yes, I'm talking 2013, here.
My conclusion: there are better hotels out there... but they're cheaper.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
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39 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

this hotel is right on the doorstep of Syntagna Square and the Ermou pedestrian street. Just a 20 min walk to the Plaka. Some of the rooms have balcony looking out on the street. The metro is right there in Syntagna Square so a great location

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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San Francisco, California
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I stayed 2 nights at the Electra Place (see separate review) but really think the Electra on Ermou Street delivers a great value. First it is close to the transportation hub at Syntagma Sq. Easy in and out from the airport. It is a short walk to Plaka, Monastiraki, the Acropolis and Kolonaki. The service is very helpful. There is a nice buffet included for breakfast. Also the Terra bar/restaurant feels unusually comfortable for a drink at the end of the day and the food is good too. The rooms are nice, maybe a little cozy. All the conveniences, air conditioning, TV, wifi. So there is no pool and no Parthenon view but it has all you will really need for your visit to Athens

  • 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Great location. Great rooms (would love a bigger room but for downtown area the rooms are excellent).
Very service orient hotel.
Great breakfast buffet (not great selection but for what they had it was tasty).
Very clean and overall is probably the best run for your money !
3 stars hotel will cost you maybe 10 euro a night less but here you will get much more - and the next level 5 stars is way more for 50 euro a night.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

If you want a very safe spot in Athens where you can get to the Plaka quickly and enjoy shopping, restaurants, cafes, etc....this is a great spot. The staff was great and most accommodating. They have a great cafe downstairs and the cafe staff are equally great. And don't worry if you don't know Greek as the staff speaks English. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Rooms facing Ermou have a view of Syntagma as well.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Electra Hotel

Address: 5 Ermou St, Athens 10563, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#29 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#39 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#49 Family Hotel in Athens
#51 On the Beach Hotel in Athens
#51 Spa Hotel in Athens
#60 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Electra Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern 8-story Hotel located just off Constitution Square, convenient to the Plaka (the old city). ... more   less 
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