We stayed at the King George for four nights in February and were vey pleased with the location as a base for walking the city and the amenities and service at the hotel. As far as location, it is perfectly placed as a walking base to see the main sites of the city. We had a 5th floor room with a great view of Syntagma square and the Acropolis. The road noise was not a concern this high up although we could hear a fair amount of noise on the Sunday evening when there was a huge political rally outside. This was mostly gone by 10:00pm and had completely dispersed by 11:00pm though. We were slightly concerned about the position of the hotel for this reason (some travel advice is to avoid the square during these turbulent political times), but there really was nothing to worry about even during the very crowded rally. At other times the square is nearly always milling with tourists and/or commuters and like all of Athens, is very safe. The patio doors are double glazed and have a security lock to prevent them opening more than a couple of inches, which was a disappointment until we asked at the front desk and they quickly sent someone to remove the lock.
Higher floors also have a great view of the changing of the guards at the tomb of the unknown soldier. If staying on a Sunday morning don't miss the special weekly 11:00am full display with marching band and parade - and make sure your door lock is off for this so you get a good view!
Our only slight complaint would be the price of the restaurant. We only ate here once but it seemed very over priced for the food they serve. For the cost of one main course here you can get a full meal for 2 almost anywhere in town - and the food is more authentic Greek. Service of course is excellent though and the staff is very friendly. Breakfast is excellent too, and there is a great view of the Acropolis from the roof top position of the restaurant.
Would definitely stay here again.
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- Also Known As:
- King George Palace Hotel Athens
- King George Hotel Athens