Just checked out of Athens gate yesterday to our next leg of the journey. Excellent, excellent location! Really, we had just a day and a half in Athens and this location did everything for us! To begin with, Athens Gate has spectacular views of the Parthenon on one side and the temple of Zeus on the other; and even if you don't get a room with a view (like us), their rooftop garden is a great place to catch these views. Morning breakfast by these views is awesome too! Morning or night, the views are stellar. Especially for the temple of Zeus, I felt the rooftop view really captured its enigma and power (in photos, atleast) than being up close in its ruined, minimal state.
Other than these two monuments, the hotel is a stones throw away from plaka and monastiraki, which we strolled onto thrice over during our stay, and also went beyond till the central market, with little effort.
The rooms are clean, a little small for the price, but good nevertheless. Bathroom was clean and spotless. The staff was pretty helpful and nice, the man at the front desk was always courteous and polite (although I didn't get his name). He told us about all the timings and suggested an order to visit the places since it was really hot and there was also the impending strike.
Overall, great stay! Would strongly recommend it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Athens Gate Hotel is located in the historic district of Athens exactly opposite the Temple of Olympian Zeus. It is 400 m away from the Acropolis, 200 m away from the new Acropolis Museum, and on the doorstep of Plaka, the heart of the tourist district of Athens. It has recently been taken over by new Management, and fully renovated. Its style is modern and simple, as befits the area. New features include LCD TV in all rooms. In 2015 The Athens Gate Hotel was announced best case Hotel, under a research conducted by National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in order to identify energy consumption patterns and best efficiency in buildings in Attica Hotel sector. ... more less
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