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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Fantastic hotel in the heart of Plaka! Close to everything you would want in Athens. Rooftop restaurant was great for breakfast, but a bit expensive and not a great selection of Greek food or dinner. I recommend going around the corner where there are plenty of choices. Highly recommend the top floor with Acropolis views and NOT near the elevator.

Room Tip: Top floor Acropolis view
Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

Great location - Very nice and comfortable and clean hotel in Athens on the edge of the Plaka. Lovely, friendly and helpful hotel staff. The top floor of the hotel has a roof garden and restaurant, with a great view of the Acropolis. The breakfast served there was excellent! Will stay at this hotel again !

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Convenient to all the historical sites and an easy walk to Plaka and Monastiraki for meals and shopping, the hotel was a perfect choice for our family! The Roof restaurant/bar was great for dinner one night and breakfast each morning. Stunning views day and night. The rooms are nice, clean and comfortable although not overly spacious. Best AC we have ever had in Europe. We loved that they put us in two rooms next each other with an option of leaving our doors open and closing one that led to the hall. Tiny elevators but we never waited long since there were two. Only downside was poor WIFI but that may have been a function of the corner room location and, since we were on the busy road, pretty major road noise so we used earplugs. We would stay there again and, in fact, stayed there twice on the same trip.

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled with family
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Thank jsjanicki
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

This review is missing the 5th star only for the sub par view from pricy room. Let me explain, it is a good review.. I’ll start from the top:

We arrived around noon on 9/8/18. Our room was not ready. Yes disappointng, but being we paid for the Parthenon view room (on 6th) floor, I felt it would be worth it. We went ahead and stored our bags and did a private tour we had prearranged (on another review - Athens Best Private Taxi Tours) and had an amazing experience.

We got back pretty exhausted. As we went to get our room key (room 614) our luggage was already in our room. Nice surprise! As we entered our room there was bottle of bubbly on ice waiting for us! All those little things helped deal with the following:

Room was very small. We had twin beds and with our luggage, it was hard to get around. Well, note there was two women who were on a 7 day crusie with before and after days. This was our last day. So yes, we had many bags!!

Next, the view was a bit damaged by an ugly run down building directly next to us. So we really had to look beyond that and look up to see the view of the Parthenon. Once it got dark, the view was AMAZING!

But let me get back to the Roof Top Bar. We hit it immediately after our tour and seeing the room. It was starting to rain so we could not sit outside, but still enjoy the view! We started off with a bottle of bubbly they had delivered to our room. Their menu Looked pretty good so we ended up eating dinner there. Worth every EURO!! For the food and the bartenders service! While we were enjoying the amazing meal, a rainbow started and finished right before our eyes!

This hotel is Walkable to many other restaurants and shopping. It is also .2 miles from the oldest distillery in Europe called Brettos. We had some trouble finding it but it was fun to say we did!!

Bottom line: great views, great food, conveniently located for exploring the local food and shopping. Great customer service. Amazing night time views. Negative small rooms and look past the next door buildings.

Sorry I did not take more pictures of the actual hotel. But the roof top bar was the highlight!

Stayed: September 2018, travelled with friends
Thank SuePotter67
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

When we arrived at this hotel the guy on Reception, Michael, was brilliant and continued to be so for the whole of our stay. He was always courteous, helpful and smiley. The lift up to the room was, as other reviewers have said, a little small but we coped with two of us and two large cases. The Concierge were also very helpful, moving luggage and carrying it to and from taxis. The room was bright and airy with a balcony overlooking the Temple of Zeus. As other reviewers have mentioned, there were no chairs on the balcony but there were chairs in the room if you wanted to move them and listen to the sound of the traffic down below! The hotel is on a very busy road and there was a lot of traffic at most hours of the day but we did sleep well and the black out blinds were amazing. Perhaps if you have a problem sleeping it might be a good idea to ask for a room which is on the side or back of the hotel, giving views of the Acropolis. The roof top bar and restaurant is well worth a visit if only for the view and is where breakfast is served if you have chosen this option. We tried the bar on the first night and sampled the excellent cocktails, the price of which were on a par with London. We would have tried the restaurant but they wanted to charge us 32 Euros for a piece of Sea Bream with no accompaniments. When I asked if this came with any vegetables or potatoes, given that another dish on the menu came with mashed potatoes, the Restaurant Manager asked the Chef who was sitting in the bar. The Chef was very surly and replied that he did not serve fried potatoes with his food. I took this to mean that because we were English he assumed we wanted chips which we most certainly did not. Despite the Restaurant Manager's attempts, the Chef flatly refused and so we did not sample dinner in the restaurant as a matter of principal and were able to try out other little restaurants near by, most of which were very good and much cheaper. Breakfast was excellent - a very good choice of food to suit all tastes. The staff at breakfast were always kind, friendly and helpful and the Restaurant Manager, Aris, was very efficient and always friendly and chatty. The cleaning staff kept the bedroom beautifully clean and maintained and on 3 of our 5 nights stay we received a turn down service and sweeties to see us off to sleep! We concluded that Greece is inconsistent and much more laid back than the UK but once you take that on board, you will have a great stay. A perfect example of this was on our last morning there. There had been thunder during the night and when I brushed my teeth the lights flickered on and off. Worse was to come however, when the water just went off completely. I called Reception and a very calm gentleman informed me that this was not a fault of the hotel but of the whole water system in Athens and not to worry as it would be up and working again in about 5/10 minutes. It actually took 25 minutes but we were reassured and just kept calm about the incident - that's the Greek way! All in all this hotel was brilliant for our stay - a great location for the Acropolis and al the many other fantastic archaeological sights there are to see in Athens. Just around the corner there are many many lovely little restaurants and tourist shops. A fabulous stay - I would not hesitate to return to the Athens Gate.

Stayed: August 2018
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