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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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