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New Hotel
Ranked #10 of 326 Hotels in Athens
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

We get so impressed with the excellence of the New Hotel: location, cleanliness, functional, value, breakfast very yummy, design, space, sleep quality and services… all: 10/10. We will be back in the future for sure and also recommend the place for our friends.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time for sharing with us your kind review as well as your appreciative words. We are glad that you enjoyed every moment of your stay at New hotel and we look forward to welcome you back in the near future.
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Dimitris Valyrakis
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london
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

This hotel has been pulled apart and bits recycled from it's previous incarnation but all in a modern and way. It appealed to my sense of reusing/recycling what you can but also to my modern demands and needs.
We arrived late and the reception staff were friendly and greeted us with refreshments - good start. The room itself was large with a modern bathroom behind frosted glass and a large walk in shower, the shower was powerful and hot and much needed and the bed.. ah the bed, large and firm yet with pillows you could sink into and surround yourself with.
The rooms are climate controlled so not too hot or cold so we didn't realise just how hot it was till we left the hotel the next day!
The hotel is very central, within walking distance to 'Plaka' and 'Monastiraki' the old parts of Athens, and also to Ermou street with it's shopping. We also visited the Athens museum which was very interesting (and air conditioned!) as well as the Acropolis.
The hotel has good wifi and we had both breakfast and lunch here one day and the food was very nice.
This is a great place to stay and I would do so again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Larnaca
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

This was my second stay here after two years. I was so glad to see that the standards are just as high, the staff just as friendly and helpful, the food as delightful, and still spotless!! Super comfortable beds in fun and stylish rooms. The Wi Fi worked a treat too!
For the money this hotel is great value. Considering its location, and the high levels of service etc it offers, you will find it very hard to find better: unless of course you pay another 100€ plus per night.
There are lots of nice little touches that make the visitor most welcome without smothering them. The staff are young and offer genuine hospitality. Perhaps it is they that ought to receive the highest commendation from this review.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Guest,
On behalf of our team we thank you for showing your preference towards New. Our aim is to offer comfort and hospitality to our guests and we are glad that we are able to pass on this warm feeling to each and every one of your stays. We thank you and we would love to have you as our guest again in the near future.
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Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
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melbourne
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

This hotel is centrally located within walking distance to the Plaka area and the Acropolis. It was an old hotel but fully renovated and the walls of the plastered with bits of wooden furniture from the renovation. It was quite interesting. The rooms are small and little snacks and fruits are provided in the lobby all through the day. Our room had a balcony and even though it faced the building next door, it was quire lovely to sit outside. We have an issue that we don't seem to get enough bath towels or they were not provided. We had to ring up to get them delivered and they were 'warm', fresh from the dryer. Our theory was that there were not enough towels to go around. Wifi is free. For breakfast, if you would like to have eggs, you need to order. The danish pastries were extremely good. There is plenty of eating places around especially in the Plaka area. If you don't feel like walking to the Plaka area, there are also eating places around the neighbourhood.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share with us your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed our location, services and hospitality. It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed our welcome treats and sweets that are freshly cooked daily by our pastry chef. Once again we thank you and we would love to welcome you back in the near future.
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Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

I arrived in Athens after a long journey from NYC. The team at the New Hotel could not have been nicer. We received a beautiful junior suite room with views of the neighbors garden rooftops. The area surrounding the hotel is lovely with small stores, streets and sidewalk restaurants. The hotel concierge recommended a lovely rooftop bar for a cocktail that overlooked the Acropolis which was all lit up at night. The concierge also recommended a local restaurant near the hotel that was amazing. There was a complimentary breakfast included and it was fabulous - so much to choose from. A great stay, a great hotel and a wonderful staff!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Stayed in this hotel for the first time. Reception was kind and efficient. The lobby is amazing, walls are full of mainly wooden legs of tables, chairs, beds, ... very impressive. Room was fantastic. Very comfortable, clean, operational. Go to the bar at the roof. Views are very nice and it is a perfect venue to have a drink and relax. Breakfast was also superb. Had to be careful not to overdo it... When it comes to the location, it is unbeatable. You get downtown in a few minutes walking distance. Personnel was very kind and helpful at all times. I can only recommend this place. I will definitely stay there again next time I am in Athens.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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YesHotels, Manager at New Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing New Hotel during your vacation in Athens as well as your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed our services, hospitality, location as well our rooftop restaurant Art Lounge. On behalf of our team we would like to thank you and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back in the near future.
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Dimitris Valyrakis
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london
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Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights in November. Great weather for this time of year at 22 degrees c made the whole experience lovely. Our room was lovely, modern, clean and comfortable. We had a little view of the acropolis which was nice but not necessary as we spent little time in our room. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food is great for lunch and dinner although could be better being that it's a buffet there's not much to choose from in the fruit section and so on. And we were told that if you have more than one coffee for breakfast we would be charged which I thought was a little cheeky.
I had a really lovely massage in the very small spa but very relaxing with a complimentary discount on arrival. Amazing!
On the whole I thought the hotel was pretty prefect for our city break with so much going in the area from ancient ruins to shopping and hundreds of coffee shops filled with people at the weekend. Street dancers and flee markets. What a great place. And if you can get to a bouzoukia a Greek night out usually with a famous Greek singer and entertainment, it's a great way to spend the evening the way the Greeks do. Be warned night life doesn't start before 12-1:00am.
My husband and I were very much impressed with Athens and our very funky friendly hotel.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: New Hotel
Address: 16 Filellinon | Syntagma Square, Athens 105 57, Greece (Formerly Olympic Palace Hotel)
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Syntagma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Athens
#3 Business Hotel in Athens
#5 Family Hotel in Athens
#6 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#8 Luxury Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — New Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Hotel is located 200 meters from Syntagma (Constitution) Square, the most central part of Athens, a center point to the daily activities of all Athenians. An ideal location to get the best of Athens, from ancient to modern times. New Hotel, a deluxe property totally designed (with exclusive furniture) by Campana brothers. 79 rooms & suites in total, featuring a strong and authentic Greek design concept within the rooms under the perception of the Campana brothers. ... more   less 
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