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“Beautiful view from rooftop, great location” 5 of 5 stars
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The Athens Gate Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens 11742, Greece (Thissio / Makriyanni)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 330 Hotels in Athens
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“Beautiful view from rooftop, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The Athens Gate is perfectly situated for a visit to Athens. It is in the heart of everything, 5 minutes from the Acropolis, across the street from the Temple of Zeus and near everything. Helpful and friendly staff, nice room (especially with the view of the Temple of Zeus), and the best view of Athens from the rooftop restaurant. Breakfast served on the rooftop daily - you can't get any better than watching the sun light up the Acropolis. Dinner at the restaurant was great too - absolutely can't beat watching the sun set and the Parthenon light up at dusk.

Room Tip: Definitely get a view of the Temple of Zeus!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Perfect location right next to the main sights meaning you can make the most of your time in Athens. The view from the roof is spectacular - Temple of Zeus on one side and the Acropolis on the other. A quick 5 minute walk to the Acropolis Museum and the Plaka area.

Good selection at breakfast, plenty of options to please all. Our room was at the back of the hotel so was nice and quiet but didn't have much of a view, however from speaking with other guests that no view equalled sleep free from traffic noise. Staff were helpful and assisted with airport transfers. Room temperature was great and aircon worked very well.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear of the hotel are quieter
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Fairfax, Virginia
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Rooms are a bit small, especially the bathroom....no free wifi in room is a real downer. The breakfast is great and you can't beat the location as it is central to all the sites, shops, restaurants, etc.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stayed two nights at the hotel and the staff and accommodations were excellent. Breakfast was included in our our room rate and there was a good selection of things to eat and the view is spectacular from the roof top restaurant. The hotel rooms are clean and have a nice selection in the minibar. It was very close to the Acropolis and the Plaka .

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Exceptionally well located, right across the street from Zeus's temple and a 10 minute walk to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. It is in the midst of literally 100's of restaurants of all types, and more souvenir shops than I ever imagined existed. It is located on a main thoroughfare so that taxis, buses, subways are all easily accessible.

About 30 minutes from the airport (a 35 Euro ride) it is also accessible from the airport by train.
Service is exceptionally friendly; everyone we encountered spoke fluent English.
Breakfast is included, and consists of pre-made scrambled eggs, pre-cooked fried eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage a variety of cold cuts, breads, fruits, cereals, and yogurts as well as coffee, tea and juices. Not the greatest breakfast, but certainly good enough. Breakfast is served on the Rooftop Garden which has amazing views of the Acropolis and Zeus's Temple and city views. You'll want to bring your camera there for breakfast and at night for drinks or dinner, when the sights are lit up. You can sit inside, or along the balcony outside.

The rooms are typical European, don't expect spaciousness. But it is clean, comfortable and we had no complaints at all. Minimalistic but comfortable. It includes a refrigerator mini-bar and our room (I think most rooms) had a balcony. Our balcony was facing a side street (that's OK, we weren't at the hotel for the views) but many face the Temple of Zeus. There are plenty of electrical outlets, decent lighting and the bathroom is larger than many European hotels with a good shower and vanity.

There is free wi-fi at night on the rooftop garden (watch where you sit, not all areas have good signal strength) and free wi-fi in the lobby (with good signal strength) all day long. The lobby is nicely appointed, large and comfortable. If you need a space to sit and use the wi-fi for a while, you will find the lobby accommodating. About the only negative (and you have to look hard for a negative) is that the elevators are small and a bit slow, but that's just nit-picking in an attempt to find something that is not right about this hotel.

We paid about $550 for 3 nights and I would consider this a great deal, especially considering the location (perfect) clean rooms and great service. Not the Ritz or Four Seasons; I wouldn't come here for my honeymoon or 25th wedding anniversary for example, but you definitely get your money’s worth and, as someone who typically stays at the Ritz or Four Seasons, I can say that I was very pleased with this hotel.

Room Tip: Definitely ask for a balcony room facing the Temple of Zeus.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Orange Park, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This hotel is exactly where you want to be in Athens. It offers great views from either side (with the Acropolis side winning--IF you are on a sufficiently high floor.) You are in easy walking distance of all the major center city sights.

The rooms are modern and relatively comfortable. They are curiously floored in cheap, imitation "wood" flooring that squeeks, and the furnishings are sparse and a bit worn. For a hotel that bills itself as a 4 star, the rooms don't get to that standard.

I sent an e-mail to the hotel to ask if they could arrange for a driver to pick us up at the cruise terminal. Reply: "We don't make travel arrangements."

Service at the rooftop lounge with a magnificent view of the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus was truly awful. While the food and drink at this wonderful site are quite reasonably priced, the service staff can't be bothered to serve anyone...you have to track them down and ask for what you want.

In summary, this is a nice, clean hotel just where you really want to be. The rooms and service are only "acceptable", but then, that's good enough for this stop on your journey.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 5th floor or above on the Acropolis side of the hotel. You will pay extra for...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights. Decent rooms. A bit small but clean and perfect location. The elevators were so small. The kids had so much fun all of us squeezing in. We had 2 rooms connected. Felt safe. It was walking distance to the aacropolis.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Address: 10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens 11742, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Thissio / Makriyanni
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Athens
#7 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#9 Family Hotel in Athens
#11 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#21 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:4 star — The Athens Gate Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 99
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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