Need Athens hotel recommendation

Jan 8th, 2001, 05:22 PM
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Marilou
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Need Athens hotel recommendation

We will be in Athens a couple of nights in March prior to taking a cruise and cannot find much good information on accommodations there. We've been told to stay in the Plaka but selections there seem to be not very good. Anyone have a recommendation? Would another location be better than the Plaka area?
 
Jan 8th, 2001, 11:22 PM
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You're right about the limited selection in the Plaka. If I were to go back I think I might look into the Electra Palace. There was a modern-style hotel across from the park by Syntagma Square that didn't look bad (although the people in the restaurant didn't seem very friendly) but I can't remember its name.
 
Jan 9th, 2001, 04:42 AM
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we also stayed at Electra Palace and it was lovely with an amazing view of the city, Acropolis, from the rooftop pool. Definitely would recommend it.
 
Jan 9th, 2001, 06:52 AM
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Stayed at the Electra Palace last August, I'd stay there again.

Modern hotel, lovely rooftop views of Acropolis. Good central location, easy walk to most of the key monuments & archaeological sites (except the National Museum). Reasonably quiet on upper floors (it's a few blocks away from the noisy major boulevards & Syntgama Square). Some non-smoking rooms available.

In August, Acroplis view rooms w/ balcony were being "rationed" to 1-2 days per guest; I didn't want to hassle with a room change during my 5 day stay. Shouldn't be a problem in March.

Front Desk staff was friendly & helpful (but agree that restaurant staff was a bit gruff in morning).
 
Jan 9th, 2001, 07:11 AM
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A few years ago we stayed at the Park Hotel on Alexandras St. opposite a large park. The hotel is very near the Archaeological Museum and a subway station. Check the following web site: www.globo.gr/park-hotel.
 
Jan 10th, 2001, 05:55 PM
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We stayed at St. George Lycabettus last summer. It is located in a residential area at the foot of Mt. Lycabettus. We walked or took taxis (cheap) everywhere. The room was very nice, staff helpful... we would stay there again. Take a look at their website.
 
Jan 10th, 2001, 06:59 PM
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Another vote for the Electra Palace. It was wonderful. Also a great included breakfast with superb FRESH SQUEEZED orange juice. The view from the roof is magical, especially at night.
 
Jan 10th, 2001, 08:28 PM
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I'd like to add, don't confuse the "Electra PALACE" with the just plain "Electra" hotel (same management, separate hotels).

The Electra is on a main street just off Syntagma, noisy location (at least outside), and doesn't have the Acropolis views nor the rickety charm of the Plaka neighborhood.
 
Jan 12th, 2001, 09:41 AM
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I appreciate the recommendations and have made our reservations at the Electra Palace. They will also arrange for our pickup at the airport, which pleased me. Thanks for your help.
 
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