Athens Hotels at Syntagma Square

Old Apr 17th, 2012, 08:01 PM
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We stayed at the Athens Gate and the O&B 2 yrs ago. They're both very nice but not close to Syntagma. Last year, we tried a new boutique hotel, the Athens Diamond. It was really 5 minutes away and on the same street as one of our favourite restaurants, Tzitzikas kai Mermigas.
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Old Apr 17th, 2012, 10:05 PM
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The special offer that you saw on the website does not apply to every reservation that is being made before 30/4, even if the text gives you this impression.

The hotel is selling the non refundable rate that i mentioned in my earlier post, without breakfast for 200 Euro.. ( to be precise 199...)

IN any case i would never pay a non refundable rate, no matter how good this rate would be.... in all the years that i am traveling in Europe for both business and leisure i only did it once..
Glad you managed to get a good price from GB, which is one of the top Athenian hotels.

You are absolutely right....
Liz probably had the presidential suite, so i am not surprised that she liked the hotel..
It is really annoying to pay 600 US for a tiny room.... but all these hotels have also rooms on the backside, or less privileged rooms, so be sure that the lowest rate always apply to these rooms.... unless the hotel is empty and can provide an upgrade. ( happens in Athens often during July and August, which is low season)
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Make sure you go to the Grande Bretagne's rooftop restaurant. The view of the Acropolis is spectacular. I took photos at breakfast in the full light and then in the evening over cocktails at dusk and then later at dinner in full dark.
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Old Apr 18th, 2012, 02:15 PM
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I would ask to see your rooms at The Grande Bretagne before you settle in. Between us, my husband and I have stayed there many times, and our feeling is that they definitely try to book the less appealing rooms first. If you don't like what you see, ask if there's anything else available.

Also- don't miss a visit to the pool area on top of the hotel. There's a small bar/restaurant there, and they make the most wonderful smoothies and mixed drinks with fresh fruits! Plus, there's a really nice view of Athens.
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Old Apr 19th, 2012, 05:55 AM
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The Electra Palace is NOT a very busy hotel, even it is located near Syntagma Square, it has a quiet location.

The Electra Hotel, it's sister hotel located at Syntagma Square is the busy one.....

What all this has to do with the Dunloe Hotel in Ireland?
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