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Electra Palace Hotel Athens - Athens

5 star Hotel Athens

18 - 20 N Nikodimou Street - Athens

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 174 .01
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The Athens Electra Palace hotel is centrally located in the heart of Athens and the ancient Plaka, within walking distance of the Acropolis, all major museums and historic sites. It is situated in the business, entertainment and commercial districts, and is near the Syntagma Metro station, which connects to the Athens Airport. Nearby attractions include the New Acropolis Museum and Zappeion Hall. The tram to the coast of Athens is also nearby.The property has recently been totally reconstructed, and the building's facade changed completely to a new classical-style. Outfitted with the most contemporary equipment, this smoke-free hotel offers outstanding services and facilities, plus luxurious accommodations. There are also 2 on-site restaurants: the Motivo restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; and the Electra Roof Garden Restaurant, with a view of the Acropolis, serves meals and requires reservations. Additionally, there's a bar/lounge, The Duck Tail Bar, and a poolside bar at the seasonal outdoor pool. The on-site Electra spa (has a small indoor pool, a sauna, and a spa tub, and provides massage/body treatments/facials (surcharges apply). A fitness room with exercise equipment is also available for hotel guests.For a surcharge, wireless Internet access is available in public areas. There is also a modern 5,382-square foot 24-hour business center with 4 meeting/conference rooms, an Internet Point and secretarial services.

The hotel's unique position under the shadow of the Acropolis hill and just a three minutes' stroll from Syntagma square and the Greek Parliament makes it the ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers. Secure covered parking (surcharge), a safe-deposit box at front desk, limo or town car service and tours/ticket assistance are available.Please Note that children under16 must be accompanied by an adult to visit the spa. The hotel also offers an accessible path of travel. 
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Guest Rating 8.3 Very Good
Based on 38 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Electra Palace Hotel Athens

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

Facilities at Electra Palace Hotel Athens

  • Bar
  • Pool bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Currency exchange
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Secretarial service
  • Business Center
  • Hydromassage Jacuzzi
  • Health club
  • Medical service
  • Spa/Wellness Centre
  • Massages
  • Steam bath
  • Sauna
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Limousine service

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.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information 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.
  • 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)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 10 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 12 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 15 per day

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

Electra Palace Hotel Athens is also known as

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8.8

Clean

8.7

Location

7.9

Quiet

8.2

Spacious

8.6

Service

Electra Palace Hotel Athens reviews

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very impressed with the location, views, swimming pool, rooftop restaurant, breakfast, and quietness of our room. The reception was great, we were in our room within 5 minutes of arrival, which was at 10 AM! Aside from a room on the smallish side, we could not have been more pleased.

5.5 Ordinary
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Sweden

The whole of Greece, including Athens is in a state of decay. Paying more than 100 Euros per day living in a such enviroment is too much if you compare what you can get in more civilized European cities. And please remember that at one time for 59 years ago I was born and grown up in this city. So sad!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Was upgraded to a Junior Suite - was very pleased with this hotel. It may be a little pricey, but with Athens economy at this time, it was perfect- close to Acroplis and had shopping and restaurants within a 2 minute walk. Hotel bar and restaurant was fabulous, the view was perfect, and pool was perfect after a hot day.

7.2 Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Great buffet breakfast and view from the roof-top pool. Shame the pool was too cold to swim in!

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We had an excellent stay at the Electra Palace. Breakfast in the garden each morning was a perfect way to start the day. We were sorry that we only tried to roof top restaurant for drinks on the final night after packing but Athens has so much to offer that we hate to limit ourselves to one place. The location was perfect. We're walkers so walking to all the major sights was always a treat anad a great way to burn some the extra calories we consumed. My only disappointment was the beds. The waterproof mattress pad made sleeping very uncomforable; it felt more institutional than luxury hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel lives up to its 5 stars. Location is perfect - walking distance to most major attractions, shopping areas and a variety of restaurants. The staff is very friendly and helpful. When checking in, we were upgraded from a superior room to a junior suite. The breakfast buffet had a wide selection which we enjoyed. Upon returning late one evening -- a half hour before the restaurant closed -- the staff in the restaurant were pleasant and willingly offered to prepare our dinner even though it meant they had to stay beyond closing time. Our room was quiet and clean. The only negative during our entire stay was the glass shower door would not stay open and had to be wedged to keep it in the right position. We would highly recommend this hotel and would certainly stay there again upon our return to Athens.

7.5 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

walls are a little thin between rooms (we heard our neighbors get into a fight at 7am). food's very nice. service isn't all that friendly at the upstairs bar/restaurant, especially if you just want a drink. but otherwise, lovely.

7.9 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

First time in Greece and were traveling with friends. We stayed 3 nights post cruise at the end of a 2 week vacation. The location is excellent for what we wanted. The views of the Acropolis were great. The courtyard is a very nice place for a cocktail in the evening. The rooftop pool area has spectacular views. The hotel restaurant was a complete and wonderful surprise. The food and service there were both exceptional! What a way to end a two week vacation but with a wonderful meal on a terrace with a view of the acropolis! The service at the hotel itself was very professional. Breakfast was good, even better since it was included. We were very pleased with this choice of hotel and would definitely recommend it.

4.9 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Taiwan

Although the hotel is in a perfect location near the Acropolis and Plaka, the "Acropolis View" room is actually in the "BACK" of the Acropolis. As the Acropolis was low in the front, the view is not special. The over-300-euro room is not worthy. However, this hotel still a nice hotel to stay, aslong as you don't expect to see spectacular view.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

A very nice hotel in the very heart of down-town. Friendly professional staff (for instance, I had an early departure at 3:30 a.m. and the hotel provided me with a nice breakfast with hot coffee, fruits, sandwiches and pastry). The Roof Garden restaurant offers a splendid view of Acropolis together with the author cuisine and the friendliest service. The room was pretty, but the Acropolis view was in fact a "side" view: from the balcony only. One more disappointment - the hotel SPA (I was asking about massage) closed at 8 p.m. Except for these two "clouds" the stay at the hotel was a real peaceful pause in the middle of a long traveling, with a plenty of carefulness, smiles and little pleasant favours offered by the hotel staff. I wish I had more time to spend at this wonderful place and will definitely choose the Electra Palace for my further stays in Athens.

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

I have rated relationship between price and quality quite highly as this hotel is listed as 5star, but was very reasonable for a true 5 star. It was not a true 5 star, it was perhaps a good 4 star, in my opinion. You get what you pay for, and this hotel had smart shiny public areas, well maintained rooms, quite large, but less service and the breakfast was less good than other 4 star hotels we have stayed in in the past.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We only stayed one night but the hotel staff were wonderful. We were celebrating our anniversary and they gave us a perfect room with a balcony that gave us a great view of the Acropolis. They had a bottle of wine and fruit in our room when we got back from sightseeing and also sent up breakfast to have in the morning because we were catching a very early flight out. They were terrific and the hotel was beautiful.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Our room was located at the front of the hotel and had a small balcony.The hotel was ideally located near to the plaka and its many shops restaurants and bars.It was one of the few hotels to have a rooftop swimming pool with views of the Acropolos

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel's location in the Plaka is perfect. The balconey in the room provided a good view of the Acropolis. The buffet breakfast was excellent. The previous comments about the staff appear to be related to the guests' lack of Greek language skills and the front desk staff's lack of English.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

You can't beat the Electra Palace for beauty, location, amenities and room size. This was my second trip to Athens and was not disappointed that I chose this hotel. I will always stay at the Electra palace when staying in Athens. Outstanding facility!

7.4 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Les chambres proposés sur le site sont toujours les chambres doubles (lits twin) des étages inférieurs, donc avec vue sur une petite cour qui donne sur des immeubles d'habitations, dommage car c'est à partir du 4ème étage que l'on bénéficie des chambres avec vue sur l'Acropole...Autrement, très bon hôtel dans sa catégorie, les prestations sont à la hauteur de la classification...le concierge a d'ailleurs été parfait pour toutes les demandes annexes que nous avons formulé comme les réservations à la dernière minute de restaurants que nous avions préalablement séléctionné.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

Location is fantastic, as it is in the heart of Plaka and is walking distance to majority of important sites. Travelling with two young children and hotel was accomodating by ensuring we had adjoining rooms. All staff spoke English and were very helpful with directions. Good gym facilities and pools.

6.0 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Hotel close to everything. Walls are quite thin and you can hear people in the next room.

8.6 Excellent
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • India

7.7 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Romania

7.3 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

7.0 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • India

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9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Argentina

7.3 Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Greece

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

5.2 Ordinary
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

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Room Details

Book your luxury accommodation at Electra Palace Hotel Athens, offering 155 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. 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 Plaka visit.

A good night's sleep in supportive Select Comfort mattresses with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday 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. A turndown service is available. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Direct dial phone
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Electra Palace Hotel Athens

By car
Coming from the north: from Larissis Central Railroad Station, take Deligianni street and turn left into Ipirou street. Drive for about 1 km, until you reach 28th Oktovriou. Turn right and drive for 500 metres. At the end of this street turn left in Stadiou ave., that leads to Syntagma square, about 300 metres from the hotel.
Coming from the south: from Eleftherios Venizelos Domestic and International Airport, take the Attiki Odos highway (pay toll) and follow the sign to Katehaki ave.. Take the K2E exit to the elevated road. From here, take the 16K exit, which leads to the route named Ymittos ring for Katehaki ave.. Follow this road straight until exit Y1 for Katehaki and Messogeion avenue. Turn left in Messogion ave. and go straight following the sign to Vas.Sofias. When in Vas.Sofias ave. drive straight for about 1 km until you find Syntagma square.
Coming from the east: from Piraeus Port, take Akti Miaouli street and turn right in Vas.Georgiou ave.. After 200 metres turn left into Iroon Politehniou ave. which leads to Possidonos ave. and then to Syngrou ave.. At the end of Syngrou ave., turn on the left into Syntagma square.
Coming from the west: from Kifissos Central Bus Station, take Kifissos ave. and turn left in Athinon ave.. Drive for about 2 km, until you are in Omonia square. Take Pireos ave. which leads, after about 500 metres, to Stadiou ave.. Drive for 700 metres and you are in Syntagma square.

By train
The Larissis Central Railroad Station is about 5 km away from the hotel. A frequent bus service and underground line provide easy connection with the property. The underground stops in Syntagma square, only 300 metres from the hotel.

By airplane
The Eleftherios Venizelos Athens international airport is approximately 35 km away from the property. The airport is well connected to the city's centre by an express bus connection service and an underground line, which stops in Syntagma square only 300 metres away from the hotel.

By boat
The port of Piraeus is located about 10 km from the property. From the port, the hotel is best reached by taxi in about 15 minutes. Taxis are easily found at the end of the wharf.

Distances from Electra Palace Hotel Athens

Museum of Greek Children's Art - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Greek Folk Art Museum - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Jewish Museum of Greece - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Metropolis Greek Orthodox Cathedral - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Athens National Garden - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Monument of Lysicrates - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Hadrian's Arch - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Temple of Olympian Zeus - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Parliament House - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Old Acropolis Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Athens Gallery - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Syntagma Square - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Pandora Gallery - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Roman Agora - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Electra Palace Hotel Athens 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 Palace Hotel Athens

  • Limousine service