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“Lovely setting. Great service” 5 of 5 stars
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Electra Palace Athens
Ranked #11 of 336 Hotels in Athens
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“Lovely setting. Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here as part of a large group pre and post cruise. The rooms are small but very well equipped. The service is impeccable as is the food . The setting of course is the plus point. Meals in glorious sunshine overlooked by the Acropolis are what holiday memories are made of. The grand lobby and pool areas were lovely places to chill. We were a large lively bunch of travellers of mixed origin, but the staff were always courteous and polite. I would definitely choose this hotel when visiting Greece on another occasion and recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in Athens. A proper 5*gem.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

From outside you can't tell that ther is a 5 star's hotel in this small street.
Inside it's a luxury large hotel, classic one with a realy great stuff, located in a walk distance from everything you need.you see the Acropolis very close with glorious view especially at night wehen it is illuminated.very recommend hotel if you look for a quiet very good hotel in the middle of the Palka.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at this hotel from every point of view. The location is perfect, in a lovely area within walking distance of all the main tourist sites and with many tavernas and restaurants very nearby.From our first warm welcome we found all the staff charming and helpful. we were very grateful to be upgraded after mentioning a problem with the heating in our room. The room and the hotel as a whole were tastefully decorated and very clean and comfortable.The rooftop restaurant was spectacular. The view of the Acropolis was amazing and it was an unparalleled gourmet experience. The indoor swimming pool and spa were a welcome bonus after a winter's day's sightseeing.
A tea/coffee corner in the room would be welcome.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We have enjoyed staying in this hotel. Everything 5star, room, buffet breakfast, the reception and lobby, staff, rooftop view, accessibility but only downfall was the indoor swimming pool has cold water. Lovely pool but the water temperature quite disappointing. but if you're not going swimming, I will definitely recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is fun to find, but when you do it has good breakfast, elegant decor and a view from your little balcony that you can't wait to tell people about. As expected the rooms aren't huge, but they are very well done... And what are you doing in your room all day anyway? :) head out a couple blocks away to streets filled with stores and restaurants.
On a side note, most stores close at 9pm, and I mean close. So metal gates down and lights off. So be cautious of where you are, otherwise it starts to feel like that scene in 'Ghost' when shadowy people randomly start coming out from everywhere. :) stay near the restaurants and run to the light!

  • Stayed September 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

stay here and enjoy your vacation to the fullest; we had a large corner suite with a balcony facing directly on the acropolis with a panoramic city view. hotel is 5 star in every way yet comfortable and understated. magnificent lobby, no stuffy old world look.we were here at the
end of oct. for 4 nights and had the included full breakfast in the garden or inside as well as
a great dinner in the rooftop restaurant again with a stunning view. concierge service as far as arranging tours , recommending restaurants and all else was very helpful. also, hotel location is tops, near the plaka and walk to syntagma square etc.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

This was our first stay in Athens. The Electra Palace was very nice and well located in the Plaka. Our room had a balcony and view of the Acropolis. It was really cool at night when lite up. Our room was quiet and clean. The staff and breakfast were outstanding. It's too bad Athens is a bit run down, but we still had a good time. Easy to walk to all the major sites.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Electra Palace Athens
Address: Navarhou Nikodimou 18-20 | Athens, Plaka, Athens 10557, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Plaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Athens
#9 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#11 Business Hotel in Athens
#12 Family Hotel in Athens
#12 Romantic Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Electra Palace Athens 4.5*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stately, with the air of an era long gone, the Electra Palace Athens, hospitable and aristocratic, awaits to welcome you in the heart of the city. Classical in its architecture and design, blending beautifully with the noble historical buildings of the Plaka area, the hotel’s elegant luxury is complemented by the majestic views of the Acropolis that can be enjoyed from the rooftop restaurant, pool, rooms and suites. Marble bathrooms; soft duvets; handmade carpets; custom furniture; these are but a few of the details that make the Electra Palace Athens luxuriously enjoyable. The amenities of our hotel will leave you wanting for nothing more: for your comfort and enjoyment, here you will find satellite T.V.s, laptop size electronic safes, Wi-Fi internet connection, and fully equipped bathrooms with hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers, magnifying mirror and more. Right in the city center and within walking distance from all major sights, easily accessible by car or public transport, the Electra Palace Athens is the ideal hotel for your stay in Athens whether you are here for business or leisure: spend a summer day at our outdoor swimming pool, soaking up the sun of Athens as it rises above the Acropolis – or spend it shopping in the city’s lively markets. Wander through the ancient Agora and visit the Parthenon – then wonder at its glory, all dramatically lit at night, from the balcony of your room. Stroll around the city under the autumn rain, then warm up in the hotel’s sauna. Relax after a day’s hard work - or blow off some steam - at the indoor pool or our gym. Enjoy our delicious contemporary greek cuisine at the award winning “Electra Palace Roof Garden” or at the “Motivo” in the lounge, or with a drink at the “Duck Tail”, our British inspired bar. For bigger celebrations or for business events in the heart of Athens, our hotel’s five-star service extends to our seven meeting rooms and ballrooms: fully equipped, air-conditioned and naturally lit, our halls can cater for up to 350 people for any event type, no matter how formal: host your business meeting here, or organize a successful conference. Or, have the reception or banquet of your dreams, tasteful and impeccable, a festive testament to your own sophisticated style. ... more   less 
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