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Electra Palace

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • gorgeous rooms
  • great location
  • outstanding service: early check-in available

    Cons

  • pricey

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Electra Palace Review

If you want simple elegance, excellent service, and a great location, this is the hotel for you—rooms from the fifth floor up have a view of the Acropolis and in summer you can bask in the sunshine at the outdoor swimming pool as you take in the view of Athens's greatest monument or catch the sunset from the rooftop garden. Located on an attractive backstreet close to the area's museums, its renovated guest rooms are comfortable and beautifully decorated, with ample storage space. Before setting out in the morning, fill up with one of the city's best buffet breakfasts—sausage, pancakes, and home fries. In the evening, relax in a steam bath in the hotel spa, have a drink in the shady garden or enjoy a greek dinner.

    Hotel Details

  • 135 rooms, 20 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 12-19-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    In the heart of the Old City, with great service

    What more can you ask from a hotel when you are on vacation? A lovely building steps away from all the main sites, and astoundingly good service. Add to these basics, a nice breakfast in a charming courtyard, access to knowledgeable and friendly guides, and the ability to get you the best table at any restaurant you might choose - and you have the Electra Palace.

    There was one more thing that won my heart: Our first room was by the elevator and the noise cost me our first night of sleep. The next day, the front desk transferred us to a glorious suite with an incredible view of the Acropolis off a very large terrace. Really, what more can one ask?

    I will say that the lower floors have a very limited view of the Acropolis, but you will be happy on the 4th thru 7th. Enjoy!

    by judyzone, 8/29/13
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    Electra Palace Review

    We stayed at this hotel Oct 1st - Oct 5th. Our Superior View Room was on a higher floor (6th?) but not the top floor. The Acropolis view from our balcony was spectacular and worth the extra cost of booking this room type. We enjoyed a cocktail their every night before dinner watching the gorgeous Athens sunset. The rooms were wellappointed and smart. They had all the usual bells and whistles. Our only complaint about the hotel were the hard beds. But that is not uncommon in Europe so not a big deal for us.

    The staff were charming and very helpful with directions or arranging a guide. We would certainly stay here again and highly recommend the location on the edge of the Plaka and central shopping areas.

    by ragout, 11/6/09

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