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InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel

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Syngrou Avenue 89-93, Athens 11745 Greece
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#63 of 382 hotels in Athens
Location
3.5
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.4
Value
4.0
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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Grade: 96 out of 100
70Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
13Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Aaron Clement wrote a review Aug 15
Mumbai, India29 contributions11 helpful votes
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Amazing Director of sales 👏 great cuisine at breakfast..great chef serving the best scrambled eggs along with a wonderful spread of international cuisine and local sweets ..even housekeeping staff super friendly and efficient. Very comfortable 😌 ☺ stay ..would like to come back again
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Nothing to complain..excellent services and great views with sumptuous breakfast..the manager at...
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Response from Martha Pallis, Guest Services / Front Office at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel
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Dear Act59, Thank you for having selected the Athenaeum InterContinental hotel for your stay in Athens and for sharing your feedback. Guest satisfaction is what we strive for and we are pleased to learn that you particularly enjoyed the quality and variety of our breakfast cuisine and that our housekeeping staff service met with your expectations. We thank you again for taking the time to share your kind comments and we are looking forward to welcome you back to our hotel. Yours sincerely Eleni Guest Service Center
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hungryforcake wrote a review Nov 2021
London, United Kingdom119 contributions61 helpful votes
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Really clean, big rooms. We stayed in 2 huge inter-connecting rooms, which was perfect for our family of 4 adults and had a lovely big relaxing area to all relax and spend time together. Excellent house keeping staff and thank you to Gianina for tending to our rooms daily. Staff were so helpful when we accidentally locked ourselves out! Room service and restaurant food was delicious , although menu bit limited and not many veggie options but view of Acropolis from Premiere was absolutely amazing. Menu on website seems to suggest a wider range than was actually available at the restaurant eg website shows tasting menus and veggie menus so would recommend that is removed if no longer up to date. Hotel is about 20-25 minute walk to many of the main sights along a main road, one of the road crossings is a little difficult but there are lots of nearby cafes to grab drinks or snacks and the walk into Plaka and the sights is very easy. Hotel is really big, staff including bell boys, reception staff and room service and restaurant staff are so helpful and friendly and we loved it as a base for our first visit to Athens. Would very happily stay here again when I visit again in the future and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Athens.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Martha Pallis, Guest Services / Front Office at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel
Responded Nov 18, 2021
Dear hungryforcake, Thank you for selecting the Athenaeum InterContinental for your visit to Athens and for writing a review about your experience. Guest satisfaction is our primary concern and we are delighted to learn that your stay was an enjoyable one, enhanced by the high level of service provided by our staff and the comfort of our rooms. In addition, we were delighted to learn that you enjoyed the quality of our food in our restaurants and that the convenience of our location made your stay with us a memorable one. We thank you again for your positive feedback and look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit to Athens. Yours sincerely, Artemis Karava | Guest Relations Officer
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Maaya wrote a review Aug 15
22 contributions2 helpful votes
Positive: 1. Good selection of choice at breakfast. 2. Downstairs lobby bar offered good selection of drinks. 3. House keeping was good on 2nd to floor. 4. Some of the staff in Cafezoey, especially Ria were amazing. Negative: 1. The club lounge offered nothing special at breakfast. Just a mini duplicate buffet which was same as Cafezoey. In fact, Cafezoey had way more to offer. 2. The pastry and cakes were the same as breakfast downstairs. 3. Very poor selection of vegetarian options. I did request them from the staff. On 7th June they gave me a duplicate of what was on the buffet. It was stale and cold. I could not stomach it. 4. On the 8th June, a member of your staff presented my with a plate of unseasoned grilled vegetables. I could not eat plain vegetables. They are normally come as a side in restaurants. Unfortunately, the lady confronted me In front of all the guests demanding an explanation to why l did not eat the vegetables. She was so aggressive and rude. I felt so embarrassed, l had to leave the lounge at 8pm and did not return. I checked out downstairs to avoid further confrontation by the club lounge staff. 5. The mature staff in club lounge only offer personal service to men who seem to tip them €20. 6. They never clean up the dishes for at least two hours. 7. On the 4th June, the hotel was full capacity, all members were working so hard to keep the hotel running. However, in the club lounge at least 7 female staff members were gathered by the buffet doing nothing but gossiping. When l did go to approach the buffet, they just split into 2 groups and carried on gossiping. 8. The club lounge service was very poor and not worth the extra money. Rooms on the 8th floor was no different to the 2nd floor. 9. Do not waste your money in club lounge your better off going downstairs to the main bar or Cafezoey.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Dear Karen S, We truly thank you for staying at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are happy to receive your positive comments about our Housekeeping, as well as our breakfast and our waiters. However, we are sorry to learn of the level of service you received at our Club InterContinental and are very sorry for the disappointment we caused you. Please rest assured that the necessary measures will be taken to ensure that such incidents do not reoccur. We thank you for your review and trust that on a future visit you will allow us the opportunity to restore your impression about our hotel. Yours sincerely Eleni Guest Service Center
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Dave M wrote a review Aug 4
Orange County, California12 contributions4 helpful votes
Very spacious lobby with multiple seating areas and bar / eateries. One bedroom suite was affordable and very spacious, beds comfortable. Bottle of wine in room was a nice touch. Breakfast is great and abundant. The one 'heads up' is the hotel is about a 25-30 min walk to the Acropolis and all the nearby shops / restaurants, otherwise, kind of isolated on its own, but still highly recommend
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Martha Pallis, Guest Services / Front Office at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mr Dave M, Thank you for staying at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens and for your positive feedback. It is a pleasure to learn that your stay with us met with your expectations and that you particularly enjoyed the spaciousness of our hotel and the convenience of our location, as well as the high quality of our extensive breakfast buffet. We truly appreciate your taking the time to write a review and look forward to welcoming you back to the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens on a future visit to our city. Yours sincerely, Maria Guest Service Centre
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craigvassie wrote a review Aug 4
High Wycombe179 contributions209 helpful votes
I stayed here recently using IHG points. As an IHG Rewards member with Diamond Ambassador status, I was upgraded from a Classic Room, to a Classic Room City View, which is all fairly pointless on the 5th floor where all you can see is the blocks of apartments next to the hotel. On my last stay before the pandemic I was given a Club Room with Club access, so that quite a downgrade and leaves you to question the validity of the rewards scheme. The room itself had seen better days, but it was OK for a short stay. I note another reviewer's comments about the tired old Club rooms, which are I guess still just as rundown as they were on my last stay, so perhaps I didn't miss anything other than the lovely terrace for breakfast. I certainly wasn't paying €80 for Club access when my status gave me free breakfast anyway. That breakfast was OK, but it was like eating in a zoo. I emailed the hotel GM after my stay, but got a useless and almost hostile reply from a minion who clearly thinks the hotel is wonderful, when its just not. The changes to the IHG loyalty scheme mean that, at the moment, travellers who have been loyal customers for years are being fobbed off with "fake" room upgrades, and a refusal of Club access, all freely given in the past. We're going through a stage where lots of Diamond members simply won't get enough stays in before the end of December, and where Milestone rewards are inaccessible for most until business travel really gets going again. With no respect from the hotel, I voted with my feet and ate out at the Vassilis restaurant, just 3 minutes walk from the IC. I can't wait until the Hilton reopens, when I know I'll be treated with respect.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear craigvassie, Thank you for having chosen the Athenaeum InterContinental for your recent stay in Athens and for taking the time to write a review about your stay at our hotel. We are sorry to read that your stay with us did not meet with your expectations. Concerning your comment about the room upgrade, we would like to advise you that as a Diamond Ambassador member you are entitled to a one level upgrade from the room type reserved. As you had reserved a Classic room, you were upgraded to one of our Classic rooms with City View which is the next room category at our hotel and is priced higher that the Classic rooms. With regards to access to our Club InterContinental lounge, may we clarify that this is not one of the benefits of the Diamond Ambassador members who stay at an InterContinental hotel. Also, we would like to assure you that our hotel fully complies with the terms and conditions of the IHG One Rewards and Ambassador programs. Regarding your comment about the status of our Club InterContinental rooms, may we take this opportunity to inform you that the hotel has already renovated several of our Club InterContinental rooms and is currently preparing for the renovation of the remaining of the rooms as well as the Club InterContinental Lounge. We thank you again for selecting our hotel for your stay in Athens and we look forward to welcoming you back on a next trip to our city. Yours sincerely, Maria Guest Service Center
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Michael L wrote a review Aug 2
Nicosia, Cyprus67 contributions16 helpful votes
Excellent stay. Great for the family. Near the center of Athens. Amazing breakfast. Wish we had a late checkout but hotel was full. Clean and good service. We had a great time in Athens knowing we did not have to worry about the quality of accommodation
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: There's a bus stop right outside the hotel and busses go straight to Syntagma or to the metro...
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Response from Martha Pallis, Guest Services / Front Office at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mr Michael L, Thank you for selecting the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens and for your accommodation. It is a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed the convenience of our location as well as our extensive breakfast buffet and the high level of service provided by our staff. We thank you again for your review and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. Yours sincerely, Maria Guest Service Centre
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samanthajoanne1974 wrote a review Jul 2022
Melbourne, Australia241 contributions82 helpful votes
This hotel from a service prospective is a real five star experience. The rooms just need to be gutted and redone that’s all. Excellent t check in staff, great buffet breakfast, amazing roof top view of the acropolis and nice pool. The location is good, about 7 euros from all major attractions and 20 to the beach side. I was here for work so it was close to our Athens office as I’m the city Always easy with the doorman to get a taxi, drivers know where it is to return, Thank you to the staff who got my breakfast fresh from the kitchen every morning it was appreciated. For the location, service and price I’d choose to stay again in a deluxe room. If they start refurbishing the club rooms that are the same as 20 years ago we would upgrade and spend more here as the bones of the hotel are excellent. They know and understand what real service is…
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear samanthajoanne1974, Thank you for staying at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens and for sharing such a wonderful feedback. Guest satisfaction is our primary concern and we are delighted to learn that your stay was an enjoyable one, enhanced by the high level of service both by our Front desk and restaurant staff. Moreover, that you particularly enjoyed the convenience of our location, as well as our extensive breakfast buffet and the panoramic view of the Acropolis from our rooftop Premiere restaurant. With regards to your comment about our Club InterContinental rooms may we take this opportunity to inform you that our hotel is currently planning the renovation of our rooms and your feedback has been duly noted. We truly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens. Yours sincerely, Georgia Guest Service Centre
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Karen L wrote a review Jul 2022
33 contributions4 helpful votes
A first stop off on our first holiday after COVID. 4 night stay. It's 25 min walk into the tourist areas but that shouldn't deter you from stopping here. Clean hotel, fully air conditioned which is a great relief after a day visiting the attractions. Plentiful breakfast buffet selection with lots of variety, fresh fruit was delicious. Just off a busy road but no sound from the road. Pool area clean and pool nice for a dip, food available. Tea and coffee in room however not topped up which was a disapointment. Room cleaned daily, however on the penultimate day it wasnt which I thought odd. Consierge is helpful arranging taxis and recommending places to eat nearby. Overall a good stay, not given full marks due to no extra tea and coffe and the room change.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Martha Pallis, Guest Services / Front Office at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Karen L, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens during your first holiday after the difficult period of Covid-19. We greatly appreciate your feedback and are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us overall, particularly our pool and our extensive breakfast buffet. We have noted your comments on the oversight from our Housekeeping team and we would like to extend our sincere apologies for the disappointment we have caused you. May we assure you that the necessary action will be taken to ensure that a similar oversight on our part does not reoccur. We thank you again for your valuable feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Yours sincerely, Georgia Guest Service Centre
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mnm001831 wrote a review Jul 2022
Richmond, Virginia84 contributions60 helpful votes
We stayed here at the beginning of a Viking Tour. There was plenty of staff to provide assistance and a bank ATM in the lobby. Staff was there to greet us and take luggage to the room. The WIFI was very strong. Our room was nice and housekeeping came every day. US hotels could learn a lot from this hotel. There is also a very nice rooftop restaurant, a pool, a regular restaurant we found that offered excellent breakfast and service in the morning
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Martha Pallis, Guest Services / Front Office at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Mark C, Thank you for staying with us at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens and for sharing your positive feedback. Our guests’ satisfaction is what we strive for and we are happy to learn that your stay with us was a memorable one. More specifically, that you enjoyed our staff hospitality, our Premiere rooftop restaurant with the spectacular Acropolis view and found the breakfast to be excellent. We thank you again for your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back to the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens. Yours sincerely, Rea Guest Service Centre
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ReadB4UGo wrote a review Jul 2022
RSA93 contributions92 helpful votes
This is not a perfect InterContinental and it is slightly out of the main sight-seeing zone, but I found the professionalism and warmth of the staff generally outstanding. Breakfast is also excellent, however, the servers here are a bit hit-and-miss. Pool is of adequate size and was clean and refreshing. Value is also good, with favorable rates and large rooms. To those reviewers who complain about long walks to the sights or less than brilliant views, do your research! Or stay in dingy hotels for twice the price with posters of the Acropolis in the lobby. Taxis are abundant and the metro is a 10 minute walk. Lots of local restaurants and coffee shops to choose from. This is a busy business hotel as are most InterContinental's, but still a highly desirable option for Athens in my opinion.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dear ReadB4Ugo, Thank you for staying at the Athenaeum InterContinental during your visit to Athens and for taking the time to share with us your feedback. It’s a pleasure to read that your stay with us met with your expectations. We thank you again for your positive comments and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the near future. Yours sincerely, Olga Guest Service Center
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Which popular attractions are close to InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Virtual Room (0.2 miles), Val Goutsi Workshop (0.3 miles), and Tintinnabulum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include BiteBox, Jaipur Palace, and Grandpa Trattoria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG 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 InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Parthenon (0.9 miles), Acropolis (0.9 miles), and Herod Atticus Odeon (0.8 miles).