We arrived at 2am worried that our room would be given away or that they would have forgotten about us. T the contrary, they welcomed us with cold water, Turkish delight and a seamless check in. We weren't there for probably all of 5 minutes and then taken to our rooms so we could pass out after a days work and evenings travel. The hotel is modern and clearly been refurbished recently, the rooms are a decent size and the bathrooms are a decent size too. I believe each room has a balcony and our room faced the Temple of Zeus which was directly opposite us - so much so that we very nearly did not go visit due to the uninterrupted view of its ground. Makes for great photos. The only difficulty facing this side is that you will get a fair amount of road noise - we were tempted to ask to be moved but we just kept forgetting to ask until we were already trying it I go to sleep.
The restraint upstairs (reviewed separately) also had rival views of the same temple Gardens and on the other side, the Acropolis. It is perfect for night time shots (with review in due course). The breakfast is pretty good with cooked options and some continental options including Greek pastries, yoghurt, honey and fruit.
The service / staff here is very knowledgeable and friendly. On more than one occasion they made reservations for us, they told us when we did not need bookings, gave us directions, helped organise ferries to Santorini, called taxis - it's hard to think what we would have done without them.
We would definitely return and the price of the rooms we thought were very competitive given the quality of the hotel. The location is also very central with about a 5-10 walk to the Plaka, same to the Parliament, about 15 to the entrance of the Aropolis and the same to Monastriki/Roman Agora. Great restaurants nearby and bars too.
- 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