Chose this hotel over the Hampton Inn, Athens, mainly due to the attitude of the front desk staff. the guy at the Hampton Inn was rather snooty, while the ladies on the front desk at the HIE were incredibly warm and friendly. The price was almost the same, so we stayed at the HIE - and very glad we did.
The king room was a decent size, well decorated, with a modern bathroom. The bed itself was super comfortable and the choice between soft and firm pillows very welcome. The internet was fast but one small annoyance was the fact that the password had to be re-entered every so often.
The staff continued to be very helpful and the free breakfast was excellent - especially the pancake making machine!
The only real downside was the fact that the laundry facilities were out of order (the washer) which meant having to go up the road to do the washing (it was laundry day on a cross country motorcycle trip!)
Would totally recommend this hotel.