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“Could be great.....but.....” 3 of 5 stars
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Electra Palace Hotel Athens
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   18-20 N Nikodimou St, Athens 10557, Greece   |  
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Ranked #13 of 326 Hotels in Athens
McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
“Could be great.....but.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This should be a super establishment...great location, great spaces, great rooftop....but....
Most of front desk staff is arrogant, curt, not interested in guests, but rather in just moving folks through.
Same in dining room.
Suspect that this may be due to the fact that most of the staff is male and of a 'certain age', and does not seem terribly happy to have this job.
That said, the younger folks, and female staff, were most courteous and attentive, so a mixed bag.
We were told the restaurant was full the day we arrived. It was my birthday, and it would have been nice to dine there. So, we just ordered some cheese and wine and went up to the rooftop (above the restaurant -- go to 7th floor and walk up stairs) which had a SUPER view of Acropolis all lit up at night!!!.
We could clearly see the restaurant below us which remained empty for most of the evening, well, at least until 9:30 when we headed in.
Finally, we had asked for a queen or king bed in the room. We got two twin beds which had been shoved together, but without a connector, so, after falling through to the floor once, we made sure not to turn over during the night.
SO much potential, SO little rising to the opportunity.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Spent one night here on our way home back to NYC. Rooms are decent size, most have balconies and there's an indoor pool and gym. For the money great value but book your reservations early for dinner because the night fills up quickly.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay: comfortable room with great view of the Acropolis; scenic roof top pool & restaurant; helpful staff; and great location.
When we are in Athens again we will certainly stay at the Electra Palace.

Room Tip: Try & get a higher floor room with balcony and views of the Acropolis
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Doha, Qatar
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for three nights. One night was on the way to Santorini, and they tried putting us in a room which was quite bad and did not cater for smokers. We had booked a room with a king sized bed and on the smoking floor. The room was tiny, bathroom was so small that one can hardly move around. After complaining, they moved us to another room, which had two single beds. The staff apologised and offered to make it up for the inconvenience on the second leg of our trip. Remember, this is a five star hotel and not cheap. We had decided not to take any chances by sticking o a 5 star place for this special trip.

On the way back, we were put in a room with double bed, but the room was again tiny! We asked to be upgraded to a better room, but the additional costs quoted were in the range of a 100 dollars per night. Having already paid about 235 per night we decided not to pay anymore.
The location of the hotel is good but it was a total disappointment. The hotel is not worthy of its 5 star status. The rooms are of a budget standard with tiny bathrooms. Absolutely, not worth the money we paid! Had we not paid in advance, we would have walked out!

Room Tip: Avoid the standard rooms
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

N.American standard nice rooms. Soft beds, friendly staff, good breakfast buffet. The kids complained that the meats were cold but I didn't notice. I think it was because people left the tops open on the chaffing dishes. Walking distance to significant monuments and shopping - 10-20 min depending on where you are going. I asked for a recommendation for a light lunch and was sent to the very center of the tourist district to a mediocre, over-priced taverna where we got hit up by beggars and pushy street vendors while we were eating. Nice hotel but given our experience at 2 others I'm not sure that it is good value.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Good: Well kept, great location for 'real' Athens, excellent service, very comfortable beds, good hot water pressure, the view of the Acropolis is first class.

Bad: Old fashioned, pokey, uninspiring breakfast (poor choice of fresh fruit, no fresh juice, burnt pastries, long life milk), the gym has three pieces of equipment (bike, treadmill, weights bench) and the indoor pool is a paddling pool, you really don't want to go near it, the outdoor pool is tiny. Wifi cuts out every time you stop using your device, meaning constant re-entry of a code. It's not somewhere you want to spend your downtime.

If I went in expecting a three start I would be pleasantly surprised. Going in expecting a luxury 5 start in the heart of Athens has left me feeling undersold and pretty annoyed.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a bath - the ones without are basically cupboards.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Great location great front desk was very helpful Free wifi in lobby. Breakfast was included was okay.pool on top floor. The roof top terrace was overlooking the acropolis at night. The food was okay but nothing to write home about. Would stay here again

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Electra Palace Hotel Athens

Address: 18-20 N Nikodimou St, Athens 10557, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Athens
#9 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#10 Family Hotel in Athens
#10 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#11 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Electra Palace Hotel Athens 5*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ELECTRA PALACE HOTEL in Athens is a five star property, centrally located in the heart of Athens and the old town of Plaka and is within walking distance from Acropolis, all major historical sites and the business and commercial districts. Recently, the Electra Palace has been completely re-constructed, refurbished, expanded and outfit with the most contemporary equipments of the 21st century. The Hotel operates with 102 Standard guest rooms, 33 Superior Acropolis view rooms, 9 Junior Suites, 10 Suites and 1 Presidential Suite. In the property, one can find the "MOTIVO" restaurant, the "ELECTRA" Roof garden restaurant, the traditional English style "DUCK-TAIL" bar with its beautiful garden, a wellness area, an outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi and pool bar, an underground parking and a business centre. ... more   less 
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