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16, Filellinon Str. & 1 Navarchou Nikodimou Str. Syntagma Square, Athens 105 57 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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About

#24 of 382 in Athens
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.5
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Located on Filellinon Street, next to Constitution Square (Syntagma Square), this contemporary design hotel, is perfectly positioned for the sights of Athens, including the ruins of Plaka, the Acropolis and its museum, the stylish boutique shopping district of Kolonaki, and the bustling business zone. Situated in the former Olympic Palace Hotel, New Hotel encompasses the heritage of its past by using recycled parts of the old hotel and reinterpreted local materials to create a complete work of art, where outstanding interiors, unusual custom-made furniture and handmade fixtures make guests feel that they live and breathe in a major art installation. Offering an entirely NEW approach this 79-room and suites establishment, is one of the city’s finest examples of modernist architecture and the first ever hotel project of award designer duo, Fernando and Humberto Campana.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Parking
Wifi
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Rooftop bar
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Hammam
Massage
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Greek

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326Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
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jose c wrote a review May 21
Williston, Florida24 contributions37 helpful votes
Staff was really good and the hotel was located in an excellent area. I wouldn’t say it’s a luxury hotel but it is adequate and the staff are very friendly, which goes a long way. Gym is decent and their breakfast was good. Overall a nice stay in a good hotel
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Elaine66UK wrote a review Apr 2022
UK85 contributions70 helpful votes
We have just returned from an enjoyable 4 night stay at the NEW Hotel. We arrived in the early hours of the morning after a late flight but were greeted by a friendly receptionist who took the time to explain all the information we would need to settle into our room. The room was small but adequate for a short stay. It was designed to accommodate the limited space fairly well with a decent wardrobe and drawers, TV and toiletries daily with fresh towels if required. The one thing I would mention is bathroom has a toilet and shower unit inside with the wash-hand basin outside (which was the first thing you see as you enter the room). The bathroom door is designed to use for closing off the shower also, which leaves the bathroom with an open door whilst showering – just worth a mention. The shower was lovely, very hot and powerful. I had noticed that Tea & Coffee facilities were not standard and requested that this would be available and was advised it would be in the room on arrival. It wasn’t and I had to request it again the next day. I got a kettle and plenty fruit/herbal t-bags but no coffee and no milk for the English Breakfast tea. There were some USB slots and sockets but not all located where I’d say for us was handy, a bit unusal in the current day and age when everyone needs to charge equipment daily, but we managed. The only main facility we used was the Gym which you book and get a swipe key to access. It is a small gym but it is clean and has sufficient equipment in my opinion as it was hardly used while I was there. We spent our days exploring and the hotel is very central for all facilities like bars and restaurants, shops and attractions. Overall a good stay, I can recommend and would stay again but can only justify a 4 star report as there was nothing ‘special’.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Vangelis Michaloudis, Guest Services / Front Office at NEW Hotel
Responded Apr 11, 2022
Dear Elaine66UK, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your detailed review. It gives us great pleasure that you highlighted our strategic location and the politeness of our staff. Please allow us to mention that New Hotel offers different types of rooms starting from standard to studio, junior suites and our penthouse suite depending upon our guests’ needs and taste. All of our rooms can be equipped with Tea & Coffee facilities upon request . Our guests’ comments are always taken into consideration and really mean a lot to us. Once again we thank you and we will be happy to extend our services to you in the near future. Best Regards, Michaloudis Vangelis Front Office Manager
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Gary H wrote a review Mar 2022
167 contributions113 helpful votes
For starters, fantastic location. Minutes walking distance from Syntagma station for easy metro access to city and airport and super easy 5-10 min walk to the heart of the tourist attractions and South Acropolis entrance. But also on the edges of the heart of Plaka and within easy walking to downtown areas. For a small boutique hotel, the service was fantastic. Very well trained team here. From front desk staff, to doormen, to F&B staff and housekeeping. All friendly, professional and do have attention to detail. Rooms were a surprise, usually design hotels are form over function. Surprisingly this one has a lot of functionality built into the design and it actually works. The pillows here are also super great. Yes, window noise insulation not so great, but that did not bother me too much. Great rooftop bar with nice angled views of the Acropolis. Over all would recommend as a nice comfortable base in Athens.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Natasa Papaefstathiou, Guest Services / Front Office at NEW Hotel
Responded Mar 31, 2022
Dear Gary H, Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your kind and appreciative review and for recommending New Hotel on TripAdvisor. Our aim is to offer comfort and hospitality to our valuable guests and we are happy that we passed on this warm feeling. It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed our strategic location, hospitality, as well as our rooftop Art Lounge restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and left the hotel full of lovely memories. On behalf of our entire team we thank you and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back on your next visit in Athens. Happy Travels Natasa Papaefstathiou Public Relations
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187147Rob wrote a review Mar 2022
Paris, France108 contributions91 helpful votes
Nice hotel, interesting furniture, welcoming service. However, very poorly isolated windows. Impossible to sleep through the night (even on a weekend). Also, having some possibility in the room to have a tea or coffee (without ordering) would be nice.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Natasa Papaefstathiou, Guest Services / Front Office at NEW Hotel
Responded Mar 8, 2022
Dear 187147Rob Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your experience at New. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our hospitality as well as our unique design. Kindly note that all of our rooms feature double glazed windows to keep noise at a minimum level considering the hotel's central location. Our aim is to offer our guests an unforgettable experience and we are glad we passed on this feeling. Kindly note that we offer our valuable guests 24 hrs room service so as to accommodate all requests. Should we have known you required a kettle in the room our team would be more than happy to offer with coffee and tea assortments. Our guests’ comments are valuable to us and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back. Happy Travels
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mokigrand wrote a review Feb 2022
Plainfield, Wisconsin106 contributions84 helpful votes
We stayed one night at New Hotel prior to boarding our cruise ship. The hotel is wonderful. The staff is friendly and exceptionally helpful. The rooftop bar is awesome with incredible sunset views of the Acropolis. The restaurant is excellent. We had outstanding service from the bar staff who introduced us to Greek liqueurs and wines. It was a fantastic experience. Great location, close to Plaka and Acropolis. Would highly recommend and if we are back in Athens we would stay here again,
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Feb 28, 2022
Dear mokigrand, Thank you so much for choosing New Hotel during your short stay in Athens as well as recommending us on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you especially enjoyed the sunset at our rooftop Art Lounge restaurant !! We are very happy to read that you appreciated our strategic location, design as well as our hospitality. Our aim is to offer our guests a “home away from home personalized experience “and we are glad that we passed on this warm “New” feeling. On behalf of our entire team we thank you and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back on your next visit in Athens. Happy Travels Natasa Papaefstathiou Assistant Hotel Manager
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Lynn T wrote a review Jan 2022
Grayling, Michigan158 contributions92 helpful votes
This is a small, stylish boutique hotel. Our room had a balcony, and overlooked the harbor. Very high ceiling, lots of artsy touches. The king sized bed was very comfy with great sheet; the windows had blackout shades, which was nice. The staff were friendly, polite and accommodating. When I asked for an extra hour on checkout, there was no problem. They have a really cool rooftop bar/restaurant. When one of the waiters saw me taking a photo of the Acropolis from the outdoor seating area, he took me aside and showed me a better view to photograph from. The breakfast was outstanding. I think I gained 5 pounds! We had lovely long conversations with one of the servers, who couldn't have been more personable. Also well located. Most of the restaurants I wanted to visit were within walking distance.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Natasa Papaefstathiou, Guest Services / Front Office at NEW Hotel
Responded Jan 16, 2022
Dear Lynn T, Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your detailed and appreciative review and for recommending New Hotel on TripAdvisor. Our aim is to offer our valuable guests’ comfort and hospitality and we are glad that we passed on this warm “NEW” feeling during your stay with us at New Hotel. We strongly believe our guests deserve the maximum of comfort during their stay. The ideal combination of Simmons pillow-top mattress & bed base, our first-class luxury hotel linens & pillows along with elegant duvets, promise you nothing but the best sleep you ever had. We are delighted to read that you have especially enjoyed our restaurant New Art Lounge, located on the 7th floor with panoramic view of Athens, the Acropolis and the Parthenon. We are very happy you enjoyed our homemade breakfast experience. Our chef takes pride and joy in cooking local recipes with the finest and freshest ingredients. We will share your amazing kind words with the rest of our team and we will be happy to accommodate you again in the near future! Happy Travels Natasa Papaefstathiou Public Relations
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FLGIRL2000 wrote a review Dec 2021
Fort Lauderdale, Florida148 contributions86 helpful votes
We visited New Hotel in July prior to embarking on the new Celebrity Apex cruise. What I liked about the hotel was how close it was to the Acropolis. This was a summer when temperatures were over 100 degrees F and the only way we could take the walk up there was to leave at 8 in the morning while it was still cool -- and less crowded. I had been there in 2019 but wanted to go back and I really enjoyed the lovely walk there from the hotel. There is also a restaurant/bakery across the street that serves cappuccino and breakfast to take back to the room which was convenient. We had dessert on the top of the hotel one day at sunset for spectacular views too.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: I enjoyed the view of the church across the street
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Response from Vangelis Michaloudis, Guest Services / Front Office at NEW Hotel
Responded Jan 7, 2022
Dear FLGIRL2000, Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your appreciative review and for recommending us at TripAdvisor. We are very happy that you appreciated our strategic location, design as well as our hospitality. Our aim is to offer our guests a “home away from home personalized experience “and we are glad that we passed on this warm “New” feeling. We are pleased to read that you have especially enjoyed our restaurant New Art Lounge, located on the 7th floor with panoramic views of Athens, the Acropolis and the Parthenon. On behalf of our team and especially myself we thank you and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back on your next visit in Athens. Happy Travels
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Corinne wrote a review Nov 2021
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We picked this hotel for location and it was a Marriott...well such a great choice!! Very funky and unique decorations. Modern, clean and the most amazing breakfast buffet ever. The staff super friendly and accommodating. We could walk to all the shopping and sites. Highly recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded Nov 9, 2021
Dear Cor1nnne, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your excellent review and for recommending New Hotel on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to read that we share the same enthusiasm about the hotel's unique design, strategic location as well as our homemade breakfast experience. Our primary aim is to always offer exceptional service at all times and exceed our guests' expectations. On behalf of our team we thank you and we would love to accommodate you at NEW Hotel and extend our services and hospitality to you on your next visit to Athens. Happy Travels
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Nicole D wrote a review Nov 2021
Austin, Texas7 contributions
My husband and I stayed at New Hotel for the last leg of our honeymoon and we enjoyed our stay SO much. The hotel is beautiful, modern and in such a great location (in walking distance to everything we wanted to do). The service absolutely blew us away. Everyone was so kind, friendly and attentive. As soon as we arrived, we had lunch on the rooftop with a perfect view of The Acropolis. The food was outstanding and our waiter (I believe his name was Mihalis) was the BEST. Not only did he make us some incredible cocktails, he was so fun to talk to! He was so passionate about food and wine and even brought us out some of his red wine to try because we simply mentioned that we were red wine fans in passing. We saw him again the next morning for breakfast and he made us some strong, delicious cappuccinos and gave some great suggestions to try from the breakfast buffet. New Hotel is visually stunning, but it's the staff that make the hotel really special. We are beyond pleased with our experience at New Hotel and are already discussing our return trip!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Natasa Papaefstathiou, Guest Services / Front Office at NEW Hotel
Responded Nov 8, 2021
Dear nicolededilectis, Thank you so much for recommending New Hotel on TripAdvisor and for taking the time to share with us your detailed and appreciative review. We are pleased to read that you have especially enjoyed our restaurant New Art Lounge, located on the 7th floor with panoramic view of Athens, the Acropolis and the Parthenon. We are also glad that you appreciated the NEW Hotel’s strategical location in the city center and within walking distance from all major city sites It is comments like yours that motivate us to offer our outmost. We believe in personalized service for each and every one of our valuable guests and we are glad that we could pass on this warm “New” feeling. We will share your amazing kind words with the rest of our team especially Michalis, and we will be happy to accommodate you again in the near future!! Happy Travels Happy Honeymoon!
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Vassilios B wrote a review Oct 2021
Athens, Greece8 contributions
Amazing Hotel with super interesting and beautiful design by the Campana Brothers, the epitome of Sense of Place connecting Greek arts and culture with upcycled & green design great staff with super smiles and attendance, gorgeous beds and mattresses called Heavenly Beds by Simmons (I asked the staff about my sweet dreams sleep) hot location in the heart of Athens one step away from constitution Square and the historic centre, plaka, Ermou, monastiraki, kolonaki, lycabettus Hill and others and a Fantastic Acropolis & Lycabettus Hill view roof garden for breakfast branch or dinner! A Hotel for people who love and appreciate good taste & Design and the small details that make life better! Kudos guys for doing such an amazing job! The hotel is owned by Dakis Ioannou (yes hotels group) modern art collector and successful entrepreneur, one of the leading figures in the world of Contemporary Art!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Natasa Papaefstathiou, Guest Services / Front Office at NEW Hotel
Responded Oct 20, 2021
Dear Mr. Vassilios B, We thank you so much for choosing New Hotel during your stay in Athens as well as taking the time to share such a kind review and we are delighted that your experience during your stay was a pleasant discovery. We are so thrilled you appreciated our hospitality, strategic location, design as well as our memorable Simmons Heavenly beds sleeping experience. We believe in personalized service for each and every one of our valuable guests and we are glad that we could pass on this warm “New” feeling. We are delighted to read that you have especially enjoyed our restaurant New Art Lounge, located on the 7th floor with panoramic view of Athens, the Acropolis and the Parthenon. We will share your amazing kind words with the rest of our team and we will be happy to accommodate you again in the near future! Happy Travels Natasa Papaefstathiou Public Relations
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PRICE RANGE
$201 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
olympic palace athens
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Olympic Palace Hotel
LOCATION
GreeceAtticaAthensPlaka
NUMBER OF ROOMS
79
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Frequently Asked Questions about NEW Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to NEW Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Loom (0.3 miles), Dimos Jewelry (0.2 miles), and Olive Tree (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at NEW Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at NEW Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at NEW Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at NEW Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to NEW Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Victory Cafe, V1935 Roof Garden, and Dickie Dee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at NEW Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is NEW Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Athens.
Are any cleaning services offered at NEW Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does NEW Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at NEW Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.