Athenaeum Intercontinental Athens
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OverviewLocated near the famed Parthenon, Athenaeum Intercontinental Athens is a modern hotel with spacious rooms, rooftop restaurant, views of the Acropolis, set in the heart of the business district.
The hotel helped us a lot to make that short New Year's holiday a special one.The outstanding features for us were:- utterly friendly and helpful staff- superquiet room which was spacious enoughWe stayed on the 8th floor which means in a Club Room (with that Akropolis view) - just gorgeous! The lounge was one of the things we also enjoyed a lot. 'Happy Hour' from 5 to 8 means you enjoy food and drinks as much as you like. Although the food is just advertised as canapees you might easily drop dinner and eat there. You'll find plenty of delicious food there. Breakfast at the lounge left nothing to be desired.If there were some things to could be improved, I could name three things (that didn't play an important role for us):- As the pool is only available from spring to autumn, access to the spa should be free at all other times. It is only free when you book a treatment, otherwise there is a 15€ fee pp.- TV reception was pretty bad. We didn't travel to Athens to watch TV but in the few instances we did so, it really hurt one's eyes, especially for the international channels.- The toilet flush in the bathroom is outdated and needs experience to operate. I am pretty sure that the existing ones can be replaced soon. The toilets on the lobby level show that it is possible.Anyway, we loved staying at the Athenaeum and were quite sad when we had to leave again.
The room was spacious, as was the bathroom and furnished well. The barman introduced us to some excellent Greek wine .The lobby seating area is shabby and not up to IC standards. While I understand some modernization work is going on ,I wonder why this has been left out.On one side of the Hotel, there are vacant Offices, with broken windows, and a lot of graffiti .
Stayed here for a week on a business trip recently. The hotel is beautiful. Continental breakfast is great, and the rooftop restaurant is amazing! Only thing that I wish I could’ve changed was the bed. It wasn’t the most comfortable (but I did hear that they are working on upgrading beds throughout the hotel).
Spend 5 nights on business in this property. Used the meeting rooms, the big ballroom, the room itself, the lunch area, the coffee shop in the lobby and the roof top bar. Overall the impression was good, for the quality of the service, the response time, the clarity of instructions and the helpfulness of the staff. A great exception was the rudeness of the roof top bar personnel (with the exception of a young man who was very polite despite the pressure) that in my opinion do not do Athens Intercontinental management a favor by working there. Arogant, rude and laid back.. I will not waste more time on them.Food is good in the hotel, prices are reasonable, taxis are easy to get.One remark: the frape coffees or cappuccino can not be charged 7 E in the hotel..that's 4 times more than any regular place in town,. I also used a transport service for our group..rented a van for a 5 km ride round trip and a 2 hour wait in between. Price for a 10 seated 200 E, which I found a bit steep. By taxi this route would be 6 E....We paid the amount for the convenience of not having to look for a taxi after our event. Overall OK, corresponding to rating of "average"
Stay Report - 12/28 - 12/30Location: The hotel is located on Leof Andrea Siggrou which is a main drag in Athens. It's about a mile south of the Acropolis and all its related sights and it's an easy walk to those attractions. There's a Metro station on the M2 line about a quarter mile away as well as some stations on the Light Rail. ATH is a 35 minute drive and a 40 Euro cab ride away. Hotel: I had just come from the IC Istanbul which is a typical 40 year old IC type property so I was very pleased for the change of pace here, this IC feels very modern. It has a large, sweeping lobby with a couple of restaurants and bars in it and because of the design it feels very open and airy. Check In: Handled quickly and efficiently. I was told I was being upgraded from a Superior Room to a Deluxe Room (whatever that means) and the hotel was explained to me. I was offered a late check out of up until 2 PM which was nice. Service was friendly but nothing overly impressive from the agents I dealt with.Room: A very nice room in fact. Large bathroom, large, comfortable bed and a big TV as well as a nice sitting area and a working area that made the room feel very junior suite like. Also, there were outlets near the bed which was a nice touch. I have to say though, soundproofing here needs some work, I could hear every word my neighbors were saying.Other: There's a Club on the 8th floor though I did not use it. I was told breakfast was 23 Euros for Continental and 30 Euros for full.My rate was 157 Euros and I was happy with this hotel. I like the modern design and it's a good place to base yourself to tour Athens.
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- 543 Rooms
- 5 Restaurants
- 2 Bars
- Fitness centre
- Outdoor pool
- Business Center
- Wireless Internet (fee)
- ATM/Cash Machine
- Concierge Services
- Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk
- Gift Shop
- Cable / Satellite TV
- Workspace / Desk Desk
- Direct Dial Phone
- High-speed Internet Access (fee)
- Coffee Maker
- Mini Bar
- Air Conditioning
- In Room Safe
- Iron / Ironing Board
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Athenaeum Intercontinental AthensAthens,Greece
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- Extra Info
89 - 93 Syngrou Ave, Athens 11745 Greece
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