Hotel Electra Palace, Athens
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Electra Palace
Great Value all aroundfrom 2trvl
A wonderful stay in Athensfrom MTJTraveller
What a delightful surprise this hotel was. Staff was curteous and most helpful in obtaining a taxi, mailing cards home, deciphering my phone card and how to use it in Greece, and finding an open pharmacy on Saturday (watch out they are mainly closed!).
We stayed here at the beginning of a wonderful trip on the Windspirit ship to Venice and the Electra Palace was such a great beginning! We purchased our room on Expedia I belive, locking our rate in US dollars rather than Electra's website. Essentially we received an upgraded room (witha blacony view of the Acropolis) for the rate of a regular room by booking on Expedia. I would highly recommend the upgraded room, after all you are in Athens and what could be better than to see the Acropolis from your balcony?!?!?!?!?
Breakfast each morning was GREAT! I felt like the overindulgent American as we feasted on fresh mozzerella and olives, olives, olives...Fresh squeezed orange juice was a delight and of course the fresh fruit was great!
The location was wonderful, easy walking distance to everything. We even took the Metro from the airport and it was only a couple block walk from the station. Another plus!
Thank you Electra Palace for a wonderful stay! We will be back!
A wonderful Hotel!from A TripAdvisor Member
The food was great, service impeccable, and a great value for the money.
After being ripped off in Rome, Naples, Venice and Florence, we found Greece to be a far greater value for our $s, and the people seemed to be far more considerate, welcoming and genuinely friendly. They even drove inside the marked lanes! The Electra Palace exemplified this to a tee!
We will definitely return to Athens and The Electra Palace, but probably not Italy. (Well, maybe Naples...)
Location, Location. The Palace has it all! And, our thanks.
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to be recommendedfrom sarah351
We would definitely recommend the Electra Palace to anyone. The reception area is like a chic gallery. Probably a complete waste of space, but beautiful and welcoming nonetheless. The air conditioning is a godsend in the summer heat. Breakfast was excellent. The cornflakes were real, the fruit juice was real and even the milk was real and not UHT rubbish. I don’t know what it is about the Med, but it’s not often we find these ‘real’ items on offer, only their pour cousins. The only thing missing from the room was tea and coffee making facilities. Perhaps that’s just an English thing, but it would have been welcome, especially given the price we were paying per night.
The hotel’s location was perfect for us. Unlike other hotels that announce their closeness to a particular landmark only to have you walking for miles to actually get there, this hotel really is as close as it says to the Acropolis. The Plaka, the shopping and the restaurants are just down the road (turn right out of the hotel, walk a short distance down the road and there you have it). The Acropolis was a short distance away (and, if you get a chance during your stay, have dinner at a taverna called Strofi – the view of the Acropolis lit up is just spectacular from their terrace).
We didn’t get a room with a view of the Acropolis. I wasn’t going to pay extra to see it when it’s visible from pretty much everywhere when you step outside the hotel. And who goes to Athens to sit in a hotel all day? Save the extra money and use it to buy all those good and cheap products on offer in the streets outside!
Wonderful hotelfrom Mbethveg
t pay extra for an Acropolis view room!from A TripAdvisor Member
Very pleasant stayfrom Donn
What a wonderful trip!from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel is beautiful. Lots of marble and very high quality finishes everywhere. Very, very clean. The breakfast is classically american, not just a donut and coffee. The location is just on the edge of the Center City. Not in the noisy middle of the Plaka, but within an easy 3-5 minute walk. It is located in a very safe area all hours of the night.
We had a wonderful trip largely due to our choice of the Electra Palace.
Honeymoon in Greecefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Not value for moneyfrom MyriamS
It's impossible to switch off the light on the balcony and the curtains are too thin so that the light can enter all night!! The room at 1st floor (just above the restaurant) has no balcony (just 10 centimeters to let you open the windows), it is too noisy and it's too warm, in addition it's impossible to switch off the warmer ("If it is still hot you can open the windows a bit" !!!) .
Its position in Plaka is really really the best! you're just a step away from everything: 5 minute to acropolis, 2 minute from syntagma square and the metro, 5 minute to the old market and the most famous "tavernas".
All considered if I will be in Athens once again, I will stay there (just in winter, the summer is too hot and no roof pool) even if it is overall expensive for the services provided.
Top Local Tips for Athens
TRuly Excellent Its excellent and cheap - live and learn UK... The solution may not lie in taxing motorists to death when there is no viable alternative... You can get anywhere using bus or Metro for peanuts and the fare structure is simple.
t benaki museum excellent, opens til midnight on thurs and is free....well worth a visit.
Good food in the Plaka Try the Plaka Taverna on Kidathinion St in the Plaka. Take the time to relax and talk to the waiters (especially about football!) and you'll be rewarded with a trip to the kitchen to choose from real Greek food not on the menu. Class.
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- Address: 18 Nikodimou - Athens - 106 58 - Greece
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