Having always stayed at the Intercontinental Athaenum in Athens for years and years, I decided due to the trouble in Athens right now, and the fact we were staying for only one night before boarding Oceania's magnificent new ship "Marina", we would stay in Pireaus and be close to the ship. If you read my reviews, then you know I am "somewhat" spoiled and like to travel only first class. We, therefore, booked the largest room (called a "triple", which would be a junior suite anywhere else), and hoped for the best. We arrived at the hotel on Sunday, November 13 at 9:30 a.m. To my surprise, the room was ready for us, and
the porter was prompt with our luggage. The room was enormous, and had a terrace at least 45 feet long, and another one with French windows, from which you could see the port.
The gentleman at the desk was extremely kind and helpful, and we were checked-in quickly.
After traveling all night from JFK (Delta business class - by the way, we're still waiting for all
those S shaped business class seats to be turned into flat beds........only Dubai and Mumbai so far have had them); we closed all the curtains, and fell into a blissfull sleep. The windows are doubled, so there is no street noise (plus I always take along a small European "fan" which I put on the nightstand and this always blocks ALL noise - good travel tip). We awoke just in time for dinner, and since it was quite chilly, we stayed in the hotel, and went downstairs to the restaurant. It was early by European standards - 5:30 p.m., so we were the only guests in the restaurant. However, the food was excellent - well prepared and the
waiter kind and courteous. Then it was back up to bed (very comfortable bed!) in order to be fresh for our cruise. The jet lag was over...........On Monday morning, our wake-up call was right on time. We went down for the lovely and huge breakfast. We departed early for our ship; a 5 minute ride by taxi. The cost for the "triple" was 210 eu, which was actually more than a "club room" at the I.C. However, we felt the convenience made it worth it. The suite was immaculate. I needed bath gel, and it was brought to me at once, along with a large bucket of ice for my decaf iced tea. If you are staying a few days in Athens, by all means do stay at the InterContinental - you cannot find better in Athens - but if you just want
to stay one night before your cruise, I can highly recommend this hotel, in every way. Opa!
We had a corner suite which provided the huge terrace.
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