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King George A Luxury Collection Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3 Vasileos Georgiou A' St. | Syntagma Square, Athens 10564, Greece   |  
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Ranked #6 of 325 hotels in Athens
Melbourne, Australia
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“Fit for a King”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

we had a suite at the King George and it was amazing with views over Syntagma square and the Acropolis which are fantastic especially at night when teh Acropolis lights up.

Unfortunately they have made some changes to the hotel which I believe have not enhanced it.
When I first stayed at the King George Palace, when you entered the hotel, you walked into a breataking lobby area which was realyl amazing and made such a statement in keeping with a hotel of this standing. They have ruined the lobby by cutting it in half and putting in a bar and the lobby area now is dreadful and very down market,
Also the room top restaurant which was all open now has a canopy which has ruined this beautiful space. i dont know why they made changes to something which was perfect.
despite this I would higly recommend a stay at the King George the rooms are beautiful. I just wish they would change it back to the way it was.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We were at the hotel Nov 5-6 during the recent Greek protests and strikes. The hotel took excellent care of us and we are very grateful.

First of all, they emailed us on Nov 2 to let us know that the taxis would be on strike and they could arrange a private transfer. That saved us a lot of problems. We later heard from fellow cruisemates that they had terrible problems trying to get from the airport during that time.

Next, they put us in a room facing away from Syntagma Square so we didn't have to deal with the noise and teargas smells from the protest. We did try to eat in the dining room on the night of the main protest and I really couldn't stand the slight odor that seeped in through the windows on that side of the hotel. The only way we saw any evidence of the riot was on CNN!

The concierge was very helpful in calling places to find out what was open during this time.

Outside of safety concerns, our room was upgraded and very nice. Breakfast was wonderful - eggs to order and champagne and all sorts of pastries and other hot items on the buffet. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast. Staff was always accommodating and showed no signs of stress even though we heard that many other businesses were short-staffed in the area due to transport problems.

Location is ideal, we walked everywhere (we has to!)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The hotel is conveniently located in Syntagma Square which is on the direct line from the airport.

Check in was quick and efficient from the Head Concierge and I was lucky enough to be upgraded to a better room.

The hotel is classic in terms of decor and look. The room was nicely laid out with a desk area, bed and chair. The closet was in the hallway section of the room.

It was the bathroom which impressed me, an enormous bath on the right with lovely tile work. A separate shower with its own sitting area on the left. The amenities were good and plentiful for both shower and bath.

The rooms go through a turn down service in the evening with a different sweet treat offered each night.

The breakfast in the restaurant on the seventh floor is the real treat. There are amazing views over the Parliament square below but the view of the Acropolis is beyond amazing.

I found the hotel really convenient and within walking distance of the Acropolis, the Plaka, the national gardens and amazing restaurants and cafes nearby.

Overall a really great stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We are on our way home from holiday. I just have to tell you about our Visit to the King George Hotel. From the time we walked in the front door to the time we left 6 days latter. We were treated like Royalty. The staff were great. The room was Ist class. The breakfast was 5 star. The position of this hotel was great. Even the doorman could be depended on for directions. Best hotel we stayed in out of 4 countries. Will be returning again in 12months.

Room Tip: We booked the standard room. It was large,en-suite was great. Plenty of drawers and hanging space. G...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Absolutely exceeded our expectations. The staff was helpful and attentive. The room, facing constitution square, had 2 balconies and was simple yet elegant and extremely comfortable. Breakfast on the terrace included a buffet that was so elaborate we wished that we had planned to spend more time that morning for simply eating and enjoying the view. When we ordered champagne to toast the morning properly, we were most surprised to find it included in the price of the breakfast. From this very central location we were easily able to walk to all of the main historical sites and enjoyed some great local style restaurants at the recommendation of the hotel Concierge. We had considered many hotels for this trip to Athens and took the time to visit a few of the alternative choices to find that the King George Palace was the best of them all and a fantastic value!

Room Tip: Higher floors facing square were great.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The location is excellent. Very central, walking distance from the center. The breakfast is very rich with a great view on the acropolis. These are the positives. On the negative side, i think it really needs some refurbishment and the service is below expectations : we had to beg for night service and with that, we only had it done for one of the rooms and not everyday. Grande Bretagne which is next door is a safer bet however more expensive.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view on the Acropolis. But here you're faced with a dilemma : either it...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Service seemed poor when we checked in and it seemed our reservation was cancelled by the bookingsite, although it was already deducted from the creditcard. At first the reception told us that we should get in contact with the agency or to go looking for another hotel. After some persuation they agreed to look into it and guess what; the hotel made a mistake. All and all it did cost more then an hour te get things sorted out. We eventually got a room at the fourth floor, with a tiny window, no daylight looking out in a lightshaft. Not really a five star feeling.
The next day,we asked for another room and without any question we got a lovely airy room with balcony right on Syntagma square. Wonderful.
Service was great, lovely and helpful staff. Breakfast on the seventh floor, with views on the Acropolis was a great experience.

Room Tip: ask for a room with a view
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Also Known As:
King George Palace Hotel Athens
King George Hotel Athens
Address: 3 Vasileos Georgiou A' St. | Syntagma Square, Athens 10564, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#7 Business Hotel in Athens
#14 Family Hotel in Athens
#14 Romantic Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — King George A Luxury Collection Hotel 5*
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