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Electra Hotel - Athens

4 star Hotel Athens

5 Ermou Street - Athens

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 135 .00
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The Electra Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Athens on a quiet pedestrian street, near Syntagma square and the university, facing the Greek Parliament, and within walking distance of all major historic sites and the old town of Plaka. The property has been successfully operating since 1965, and was recently completely renovated. Today, the hotel presents a completely new face, combining the excellent traditional Greek service with modern and comfortable facilities.

Given its privileged position, right next to the city's commercial areas and business district, the Electra Hotel is the perfect choice for both business or leisure stays, with a full-service health spa, fitness center and swimming pool located nearby. Guests staying at the hotel on business can make use of the hotel's complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas, a 24-hour business center with Internet point and technology helpdesk, and the hotel's multilingual staff can help arrange a limo or town car service.

The property is wheelchair accessible. Smoking is not permitted in the hotel (fines apply for violations). 
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Guest Rating 8.1 Very Good
Based on 41 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Electra Hotel

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

Facilities at Electra Hotel

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Cafeteria
  • Snack bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Currency exchange
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical service
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 10 per day (rates may vary)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 15.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Electra Hotel is also known as

Electra Hotel
Electra Hotel Athens

8.9

Clean

8.9

Location

8.1

Quiet

7.2

Spacious

8.7

Service

Electra Hotel reviews

4.7 Ordinary
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel welcome has not been as good as expected because the hotel staff assigned us a smaller room than the ones booked. Only after our protests, the room was changed. The room facilities (bahroom, air conditioning, etc.) are poor.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

very well located, absolutely central, but tiny rooms. Internet connectivity only in the lobby, but free.

7.9 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Very nice business class hotel, one block from Syntagma Square and #95 Airport Express Bus. Location is excellent. Shops like Tiffany and Prada 2 blocks, historical sites like Plaka and Acropolis 15 min. walk. Windows open, best rooms face pedestrian only street for atmosphere--if noise bothers you-get a room in the back.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Love staying at this hotel for the convenience and the friendly and helpful staff.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

I was travelling with my Mum so wanted a central location. The hotel is just off Syntagma Square so I had been a bit concerned this would make it noisy as central Athens is always busy but it was fine. Rooms were spotless and the staff were really helpful and friendly. I know Athens quite well and this was one of the best hotels I've stayed in.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Nice property with a great location. This was our 3rd stay here and we will return again in the future. Clean well presented property, professional staff and a very nice breakfast is included.

6.9 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

At our arrival, the officer at the reception has tried to argue that the rooms, booked months in advance, were not available; trying to send us to another hotel in a different area of the city. Fortunately the incident was resolved with a lively discussion and after a short wait.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Turkey

A nice hotel in the very center of Athens.

7.1 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

We visited this hotel due to the excellent feedback on Venere. Although the hotel is in a superb location, and good value for money, unfortunately the staff made a mistake with our booking which spoiled our stay. I wouldn't let this put anyone off though.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

This is the perfect location for the hotel if you want to shop, eat great and within walking distance to centre, metro and roof top dinners staring up at the acropolis!!! Staff was excellant as we had to check out at 5am and they had breakfast fready for us before we left. Bell staff immediately took our bags up to our room and check in was at 9am when it was supposed to be after 11am. Excellant service and quality. This hotel is definitely a 4 star hotel!!

7.7 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great central Plaka location. Helpful Staff. Nice breakfast. Our second stay at this property and we'll return in the future.

5.2 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Very noisey - I could hear the people in the room next door having a shower late at night and people talking in the corridor sounded very loud. The location was good but the room was very small and the decor did not match the photos on the website - I've stayed in nicer looking travel lodges. Also had a an awful view of another wall of the hotel. Location was good, and most of the staff were helpful and welcoming but I do not think the price refelected the accomodation or facilities.

7.5 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

The location could not be better. It is central to everything - shopping, dining, Acropolis and other tourist sites, subway to the airport or the port (literally 1 block away), etc. The room is not huge but bigger than Paris or London rooms so if you have stayed in those cities you would find the room spacious in comparison. The bathroom is also small and you have to almost step in the toilet to open or close the door but it is very clean and modern and again I have seen smaller in other European cities, so really it is 'above average' by European standards (unless you really want to pay a premium rate for an expensive hotel). The service was good and staff were friendly and the rooms we had were in the 'middle' of the hotel (neither facing the street nor the alley) so they were absolutely dead silent which is awesome given the hotel is right in the thick of things. The breakfast buffet was quite extensive (included) and the service in the buffet room was excellent. The hotel is very basic in that there are not a lot of amenities but if you just want a comfortable, quiet place to sleep in a modern hotel in an awesome location and a decent breakfast included, this is the place! I would stay there again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The rooms were fab! and the location was great... near shopping and sights. My friends wanted to stay somewhere nice and this definitely fit the bill. A bit to pricey for my taste. Overall, great rooms and location.

6.4 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Room was small,only one ceiling window.. but staff were great-- accommodating and eager to assist for directions, etc. Rather "gruff" and almost unpleasant when I first checked in, but warmed up after the days went on!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Excellent location for tourists to Athens with a short walk to Plaka restaurants and the Acropolis. First timers but we would be rebooking Electra for our return trips.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Only there one night, but great location, helpful staff, good (free) breakfast. Rooms were clean and decent size for large city in Europe. Would stay again if I return to Athens

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

The hotel has a perfect location, you can go on foot to Plaka and Akropolis and also to Kolonaki and its shops. Rooms are clean, bathroom too small and nice breakfast buffet.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Perfect location, very helpfull staff, nice breakfast included. Very clean hotel. Only negative was small bathroom. The staff help us with reserations to a singer (my wifes favorate greek singer) that was sold out and she got us in. We will stay here on future visits to Athens.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

the reason we chose the electra was proximity to sindagma station and monastiraki price was more than we wanted to pay but at least everything was done to make us feel welcome and staff were polite and helpful at all times We had 2 rooms 1 for my 2 teenage children and 1 for my wife and I so the 4 nights we stayed cost us dearly. on the same holiday my son and i had travelled from the islands to athens to watch the soccer and stayed in ommonia (3 times) and found it to be dirty and sleazy so the electra has much nicer surroundings for the females nice shops etc and much cleaner

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great local. In the Plaka, at Constitution Square, five minutes from the metro. A good buy for the local and accomidations.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Japan

We had a great stay in this very chic hotel in the center of Athens. Very clean, spacious room with bathroom, quiet and nice. We had a great walks in the surroundings, very good connections by subway or bus to Acropol, Museums, Pireus and Airport. Breakfast is just gorgeous with fresh orange jus and choise of everything you need to have a good start of the day. Of course recomended.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

Quality hotel in an excellent location in Ermou street near Syntagma Square.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Arab Emirates

We stayed 2 nights in this lovely hotel, located on a pedestrian street in Athens near Syntagma Square. Upon check in, were were told that the only room available had 2 twin beds. We were celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary here. I indicated this on our reservation. They congratulated us, but I had to ask about changing rooms so we didn't have to sleep in seperate beds on our anniversary. Instead, the front desk manager told our front desk clerk to upgrade us to a suite on the top floor. IT WAS FANTASTIC! We were however told that we would move to a standard double room the next day. The suite had a very large balcony overlooking the pedestrian street below with views to Syntagma Square and the Parliment Building. It was quiet, lovely, and we had a beautiful and modern sitting area with french doors that opened to a large bedroom. The bath was small but nice with toilet, bidet, jacuzzi tub and shower and nice sink. The next day, we packed and left our luggage in the sitting room so the hotel could move us while we were out touring the sites of Athens. Upon our return later in the afternoon, we were told they did not move us and we were keeping the suite. The breakfast area is nice and had a super nice breakfast with fresh juices, coffee anyway you like it, hot items like scrambled or fried eggs, bacon and sausage, cereals, breads and the like. Really, the hotel is nice and you can't beat the location. The fact that we lucked out with a suite upgrade really set it apart. This was the most expensive hotel we stayed in during our 8 country, 2 month vacation, but it was worth it!

4.1 Ordinary
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

The bathroom was so small that I couldn't close the door when I was in. I couldn't open the window, in spite of the warm temperature of the room, because of the terrible view, noise and smog. The good thing was the location.

5.8 Ordinary
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

While the room was a nice size and very clean, the bathroom was very tiny! If you turned around too fast you could run yourself over! The room was overwarm when we arrived, and the air conditioning was less than effective. Thank heavens the outside temps were comfortable. The personnel were very nice. The breakfast buffet was good, although the fried eggs tended to be cool. The convenience of the hotel to the various sites of Athens was perfect. While we enjoyed our stay very much, the rooms were a bit more expensive than I felt they should have been.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Norway

7.7 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

7.8 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • South Korea

7.8 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Malaysia

7.3 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • El Salvador

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

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8.3 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

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Room Details

Electra Hotel has 109 guest rooms, all with designer toiletries and climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with satellite channels. Business travelers will have access to wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as laptop-compatible safes and direct-dial phones during their Syntagma Square visit.

A good night's sleep in Select Comfort mattresses with premium bedding and down comforters will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers and hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include minibars, soundproofing and air conditioning.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Direct dial phone
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Electra Hotel

By airplane
The Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos domestic and international airport lies approximately 35 km away from the hotel. The airport is well connected to the city's centre by an express bus service and an underground line. The nearest underground station is in Syntagma square, about 200 metres away from the hotel. Buses and taxis can be easily found at the airport bus station.
Upon leaving the airport, take the Attiki Odos highway (pay toll) and follow the sign to Katehaki avenue. Take the K2E exit to the elevated road. From here, take the 16K exit, which leads to the route named Ymittos ring for Katehaki avenue. Follow this road straight until exit Y1 for Katehaki and Messogeion avenue. Turn left onto Messogion avenue and go straight following the indications to Vas. Sofias. When in Vas. Sofias avenue drive straight for about 1 km until you reach Syntagma square. The hotel is located 150 metres from the square.

By boat
The property lies about 10 km away from the port of Piraeus and is best reached by taxi in about twenty minutes.
On leaving the harbour, take Akti Miaouli street and turn right onto Vas. Georgiou avenue. After 200 metres turn left onto Iroon Politehniou avenue, which leads to Possidonos avenue and then to Syngrou avenue. At the end of Syngrou avenue, turn left onto Syntagma square.

Distances from Electra Hotel

Pallas Theater - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Parliament House - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Syntagma Square - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Hellenic Parliament - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Metropolis Greek Orthodox Cathedral - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Numismatic Museum of Athens - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Aliki Theater - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Athens National Garden - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museum of Greek Children's Art - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Greek Folk Art Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Jewish Museum of Greece - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Museum of the City of Athens - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Tzeni Karezi Theater - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Athens Gallery - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Electra Hotel is Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos) - 19.3 km / 12 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Electra Hotel

  • Limousine service