We stayed here for four days prior to a cruise and could not have been more pleased. Before we left, I read a review that said to take the train to the Syntagma station. That works, but when you're hot, tired, and hauling a suitcase a better to choice is the Acropoli station which is less than 100 yards from the hotel!! The lobby was small but elegant. The staff, from the front desk to the doorman to the maids were extremely friendly and helpful (and they all spoke excellent English). The small elevator was an adventure but functional. The room was medium size and beautifully decorated as well as spotless. We had a room on the front facing the busy street and the Temple of Zeus. The Temple is lit at night and the view spectacular - you always knew you were in Athens. The street was only noisy if the windows were open. Since we were there in warm September, we kept the balcony door mostly closed and the doors were high quality and shut out most of the sound. It was not an issue at all, even for my light-sleeping husband. The included breakfast was a hearty American style buffet but included Greek and other European foods as well. The Plaka was just down the block and there were probably 100 restaurants and bars within a mile. My only objection was that wifi was not available for free when we were there - apparently that has changed but there was free wifi everywhere else so it was not a big deal. The charming staff made up a sack breakfast for us since we left very early in the morning without us even asking. They were also very knowledgeable and eager to help with any questions. I would (and have) recommended this hotel to everyone and will certainly stay there again if I return to Athens.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Athens Gate Hotel