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Electra Palace Hotel - Athens
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Navarhou Nikodimou 18-20 | Athens, Plaka, Athens 10557, Greece (Plaka)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 327 Hotels in Athens
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Marietta, Georgia
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“Great location, friendly staff, exellent room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

The hotel's location near to the Platka, and the hotel's rooftop view of the Acropolis make this hotel ideal for a visit in Athens. The reception staff was accomodating, having mentioning our recent sojourns, they upgraded our room to a junior suite. The roof top pool, inside pool / spa and fitness room amenities afforded relaxation only steps away from your room. The room accomodations are 5 star, with the usual twin beds pushed together to create a king bed. We will surely stay here again when visiting Athens.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

We booked 3 nights at the Electra Palace because they had a very good special on at the time. it is a very elegant hotel with all the bells and whistles. The staff are fantastic and friendly and I can honestly not fault them at all. There was a few things I was disappinted with, however we got it at such a good rate I cant complain. If i was paying full price I would not return to the hotel. Firstly even though children under 2 stay free, they charge 15 euro a night for a baby cot. I found this ridiculous as this is the first hotel in all my overseas travel that wanted to charge for a baby cot. I didnt like this at all so instead my daughter slept on the bed between us. The beds are pretty uncomfortable, two singles pushed together, but they had some sort of plastic under the sheets which made a horrible sound every time you moved and made them all the more uncomfortable. I dont know if they were mattress protectors or just very starchy sheets.
Everything else about the hotel was great. Its well located in Plaka and a short distance from the shopping district. As mentioned the staff are wonderful in all aspects, the breakfast is lovely and there is a gorgeous garden to sit in and enjoy your meal.The rooftop pool is great, as is the indoor one. The facilities at this hotel exceed all other hotels in Athens and they really do cater to everyone. I would definately return again if the price was right as i thoroughly enjoyed my stay, but just wanted to make other families aware of their baby cot policy

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

We stayed at the Electra very briefly - we arrived in the evening and left very early the next morning in order to take the ferry to the islands. However, even in my very short stay, I was impressed with this hotel. The staff were very friendly and organised - all of our transfer tickets etc from our travel agent were presented to us on arrival. They were able to assist us with booking a taxi for the morning.

Unfortunately we arrived after sunset and the pool was closed. But nevertheless, we were able to enjoy the roof top views, which are great. I wished we had arrived earlier for a dip in the pool and to watch the sunset.

Our room was mid-sized and clean. Our juliet style balcony opened up onto a courtyard. I imagine there are some rooms with amazing views of the Acropolis, you should probably try to request one when you make your reservation.

All in all, a comfortable hotel that met our needs for a one-night stopover in Athens.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

We (myself, my husband, and 20-something daughter) spent two nights here and loved the location, the view, and the breakfast. The view of the Acropolis from the roof is absolutely incredible and not to be missed. The hotel itself is nice and very clean. The rooms were small but the location made up for it. We thought the hotel was very reasonably priced, also. The included full buffet breakfast was very nice as was the outside seating. We'd most definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

After visiting 2 stunning Greek islands and returning to Athens for 2 days, we did not expect the royal treatment at all in such a busy and crowded city, but that is just what we got at Electra Palace. I was a bit leery considering some of the reviews of the hotel were not favorable, but I honestly found nothing wrong with this hotel at all! In fact, we really LOVED this place and would highly recommend it to anyone staying in Athens!
Fantastic location in the Plaka, close to all the major sites, awesome breakfast bar, very clean and spacious rooms, and a helpful and friendly staff. It's a bit more expensive than other hotels, but seriously worth it.

The staff was so great that they let us into the breakfast bar at 4:30am since we had such an early flight out of Athens and would have missed the included breakfast that day. They really went out of their way with customer service! My family and I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

Stayed at this hotel in early August with friends in a triple room. The hotel is very clean and modern. The best feature is definitely the rooftop pool overlooking the acropolis.
This hotel is just on the outskirts of Plaka area so is close to everything but doesn't have the noise of some other hotels.
Negative is that the pool closes at 7pm so have to plan your day around getting home before then for a cool off swim. Gym is next to heated indoor pool so is really difficult to work out with that heat and only 4 machines.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2010

We spent a day in this hotel between flights. The staff is very kind and helpful, the location of the hotel can't be better, the pool on the roof is awesome with the view over Acropolis. It takes you 5 minutes to walk down to the new Acrpolis museum. This hotel should not be missed!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: Navarhou Nikodimou 18-20 | Athens, Plaka, Athens 10557, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Plaka
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 Family Hotel in Athens
#10 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#11 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#13 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):
Stately, with the air of an era long gone, the Electra Palace Athens, hospitable and aristocratic, awaits to welcome you in the heart of the city. Classical in its architecture and design, blending beautifully with the noble historical buildings of the Plaka area, the hotel’s elegant luxury is complemented by the majestic views of the Acropolis that can be enjoyed from the rooftop restaurant, pool, rooms and suites. Marble bathrooms; soft duvets; handmade carpets; custom furniture; these are but a few of the details that make the Electra Palace Athens luxuriously enjoyable. The amenities of our hotel will leave you wanting for nothing more: for your comfort and enjoyment, here you will find satellite T.V.s, laptop size electronic safes, Wi-Fi internet connection, and fully equipped bathrooms with hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers, magnifying mirror and more. Right in the city center and within walking distance from all major sights, easily accessible by car or public transport, the Electra Palace Athens is the ideal hotel for your stay in Athens whether you are here for business or leisure: spend a summer day at our outdoor swimming pool, soaking up the sun of Athens as it rises above the Acropolis – or spend it shopping in the city’s lively markets. Wander through the ancient Agora and visit the Parthenon – then wonder at its glory, all dramatically lit at night, from the balcony of your room. Stroll around the city under the autumn rain, then warm up in the hotel’s sauna. Relax after a day’s hard work - or blow off some steam - at the indoor pool or our gym. Enjoy our delicious contemporary greek cuisine at the award winning “Electra Palace Roof Garden” or at the “Motivo” in the lounge, or with a drink at the “Duck Tail”, our British inspired bar. For bigger celebrations or for business events in the heart of Athens, our hotel’s five-star service extends to our seven meeting rooms and ballrooms: fully equipped, air-conditioned and naturally lit, our halls can cater for up to 350 people for any event type, no matter how formal: host your business meeting here, or organize a successful conference. Or, have the reception or banquet of your dreams, tasteful and impeccable, a festive testament to your own sophisticated style. ... more   less 
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