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Athens Gate Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

First and foremost, the staff were incredible. So friendly and very accommodating. The room was lovely. Very comfortable bed, spacious bathroom, huge balcony, and very clean. We stayed in the 7th floor overlooking the Acropolis. The view was exquisite! We ordered room service for dinner, and the food was so delicious! We had to check it very early in the morning to catch our flights, so we were going to miss the breakfast buffet, so the staff arranged to have breakfast bags ready for our departure, complete with sandwiches, fruit, cake, and juice! What an amazing touch! Only complaint (and not a huge deal) was that the Wi-Fi was a little slow, and we couldn't get the AC to work (called for assistance but was told it had been turned off. Luckily it wasn't too terribly hot, so it wasn't uncomfortable; I just like it a bit cooler). Two very minor things that did not detract from the overall phenomenal experience. Highly, highly recommended!

Great location and wakable to shops, restaurants, stores, train, plaka area is 1-2 min walk, your bus stop is 1 back away and a beautiful view of the acropolis from the restaurant hotel at the top, the staff was amazing.

great location! great view at restaurant! perfect english speaking staff! room PERFECTLY clean!

We so highly recommend this hotel! The staff were so helpful and kind. Location was perfect! View was stunning! If we make it back to Athens this is definitely where we will be staying Again! Loved it! Thanks! Kathy and family

Conveniently located to many attractions. The staff was very helpful and easy to communicate with. The rooms are small but clean. I felt they were a bit over priced. The view from the roof top restaurant was amazing!!

Let me just start by saying the staff at Athens Gate Hotel was awesome. They were so helpful in arranging transport, giving directions to various locations, and accommodating to all our requests. The hotel is located in a great place, walking distance to many of the city's sights. Our room overlooked the Temple of Zeus, which was beautiful. The rooftop restaurant has spectacular views of the city. The complimentary breakfast is the same daily but it does offer a good variety of food. One con to this hotel is that you can hear the street noise from the rooms that face the Temple of Zeus so bring ear plugs if you are sensitive to noise. The beds are not the most comfortable; a little hard for my taste. Otherwise the room is very nice and modern.

Great place to to stay in whole Island. Oia(Eia) has best views and more upscale with less crowding. Don't forget to ask receptionist about a fish restaurant on bay with sunset view. Reservations required. Does get very crowded at sunset .

Perfect location in the middle of sites. Extremely helpful staff. Comfortable modern room. Amazing views particularly from the rooftop restaurant and bar area.

Stayed 3 nights in late June. Hotel was nice - rooms clean. Bathrooms recently remodeled. Main complains include small, ancient (and uncooled) elevators and A/C in the rooms. Granted it was very hot, but the A/C just couldn't keep up. Of course it doesn't run when you are gone (requires key card to run), but even when back it would take 4+ hours to bring the temps down a few degrees. Complained to front desk a few times and although they had an attitude about it, they sent someone to look at it (or so they said - we were out). The last night we were there is couldn't get the temps below about 85 degrees even after running all night. I suspect there are better options.

The location couldn't be better. Within short walking distance of the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus and more. Amazing view from the rooftop restaurant. Hotel staff are incredibly nice. Very welcoming. Would highly recommend.

This hotel was in a great location where we were able to walk to a lot of the ancient ruins and the plaka district. The room was very comfortable, however, we had to call down to the front desk every night to get the air condition turned on. We were not able to turn this on from our room. This was a bit of a hassle. The daily breakfast was very delicious and we enjoyed the many traditional greek foods. The view from the roof top restaurant to the Acropolis is breath taking. We went to the restaurant for dinner and drinks a few occasions.Our only negative encounter with the restuarant was we went only for drinks one night. We were seated at a table, and the waiter made us feel as if we were not important since we were only having drinks and dessert. It took him quite awhile to come bring a menu, however, he did bring the dessert and drinks promptly. He brought our bill right away, then we never saw him for over an hour after. We had to flag someone down to pay our bill. He never checked to see if we wanted another drink, how the dessert was, or anything. I did email the hotel while we were there. The email reply only stated an apology, and the manager of the restaurant approached us about the situation. He was very friendly, but told us it may have happened due busy night and short staffed. As my fiancee and I both work in the customer service field, we understand how it can get busy, but customers should not be ignored.

Nice hotel,clean and updated .the free internet is virtually worthless.Spend the extra and get premium internet.

Except the location, there is not much I like about the hotel. Room is very basic and amenities not complete, the most terrible thing is the loud noises from the street which kept me up all night. It is impossible to sleep in rooms facing the Main Street and Temple Zeus. Staff was mostly not very service oriented and indifferent. Only one female at the reception was helpful changing me to a different room.

The hotel staff were so friendly and helpful. It was very refreshing. The location was great for the Acropolis and the metro but I found that I wanted to spend more time in the evening in the Plaka or Monastiraki neighborhoods. Consequently, there were several metro trips involved. The views from the restaurant, however, were amazing. It is definitely worth the time to have dinner or a drink in the restaurant around sunset to see the lights come on at the Acropolis.

Check-in procedures were straight-forward and smooth. Most helpful staff member assisted in planning a taxi for the next day during Independence Day celebrations, when most streets of central Athens would be closed from 6:00 AM until 1:00PM. The check-in staff offered many alternate means of getting to the airport, either via rail connection or taxi just beyond the perimeter of the parade district. But the true star of this property is the Roof Terrace Restaurant, where the breakfast (and other meals?) are served. One may dine inside or on the terrace with commanding views of the Parthenon, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Palace viewed up the road. An extensive breakfast of hot and cold options couldn't be beat! Would DEFINITELY return to this property without hesitation!

The rooms are huge. We loved everything. Clean rooms, Helpful staff. We were welcomed with traditional Greek Candy and water. Inside our rooms the manager left us a welcoming note with a bottle of Greek Wine and a bag of dried fruits and peanuts. The Elevators were small but that is normal in Europe. Breakfast lounge was in the roof with view to the Temple of Zeus and View of the acropolis. Breakfast was Delicious, with a great selection of Greek food. Loved Loved Loved their Breakfast.

Staff is very nice. They provide upgrade for us. Free breakfast, plus you can request breakfast to go if you have to leave early in the morning. Just a little noisy for us.

Room is small, but comfortable. Welcome bottle of wine was nice, but no bottled drinking water was provided. Needed to buy at Lobby Bar for 1 Euro each.

The hotel staff were extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming. Rooms are small but comfortable. The included breakfast was very good, lots to choose from. Regular menu in restaurant is pretty expensive (even by US standards) but it's worth one dinner just for the view. Waiters were not great (bartenders were helpful though). The location can't be beat if you want to do the Acropolis and other ruins along with the Old Town (Plaka). But everything is super touristy. If you have a week in Athens, consider staying a couple of days down in Glyfada closer to the nice beaches and trendy shopping and restaurants. Check out Brasil Suites if you go down there.

Great friendly helpful staff Perfect location with breath taking views

Room options

Standard Double Room, No View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room (Temple of Zeus View)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite (Temple of Zeus & Acropolis View)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Double Room (Temple of Zeus or Acropolis View)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Athens Gate Hotel

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5

fantastic location, great rooms, amazing staff!

Everyone

First and foremost, the staff were incredible. So friendly and very accommodating. The room was lovely. Very comfortable bed, spacious bathroom, huge balcony, and very clean. We stayed in the 7th floor overlooking the Acropolis. The view was exquisite! We ordered room service for dinner, and the food was so delicious! We had to check it very early in the morning to catch our flights, so we were going to miss the breakfast buffet, so the staff arranged to have breakfast bags ready for our departure, complete with sandwiches, fruit, cake, and juice! What an amazing touch! Only complaint (and not a huge deal) was that the Wi-Fi was a little slow, and we couldn't get the AC to work (called for assistance but was told it had been turned off. Luckily it wasn't too terribly hot, so it wasn't uncomfortable; I just like it a bit cooler). Two very minor things that did not detract from the overall phenomenal experience. Highly, highly recommended!

By , from Winnipeg, Canada on Nov 6, 2017

5
Everyone

Great location and wakable to shops, restaurants, stores, train, plaka area is 1-2 min walk, your bus stop is 1 back away and a beautiful view of the acropolis from the restaurant hotel at the top, the staff was amazing.

By on Nov 2, 2017

4
Everyone

great location! great view at restaurant! perfect english speaking staff! room PERFECTLY clean!

By on Oct 26, 2017

5

great location and view!

Everyone

We so highly recommend this hotel! The staff were so helpful and kind. Location was perfect! View was stunning! If we make it back to Athens this is definitely where we will be staying Again! Loved it! Thanks! Kathy and family

By , from MN on Sep 27, 2017

4

good location!

Everyone

Conveniently located to many attractions. The staff was very helpful and easy to communicate with. The rooms are small but clean. I felt they were a bit over priced. The view from the roof top restaurant was amazing!!

By , from Pennsylvania on Sep 16, 2017

4

nice hotel with awesome staff

Everyone

Let me just start by saying the staff at Athens Gate Hotel was awesome. They were so helpful in arranging transport, giving directions to various locations, and accommodating to all our requests. The hotel is located in a great place, walking distance to many of the city's sights. Our room overlooked the Temple of Zeus, which was beautiful. The rooftop restaurant has spectacular views of the city. The complimentary breakfast is the same daily but it does offer a good variety of food. One con to this hotel is that you can hear the street noise from the rooms that face the Temple of Zeus so bring ear plugs if you are sensitive to noise. The beds are not the most comfortable; a little hard for my taste. Otherwise the room is very nice and modern.

By , from San Francisco, CA on Aug 19, 2017

5

very nice room with superb view. best location.

Everyone

Great place to to stay in whole Island. Oia(Eia) has best views and more upscale with less crowding. Don't forget to ask receptionist about a fish restaurant on bay with sunset view. Reservations required. Does get very crowded at sunset .

By , from Dallas, Tx on Aug 6, 2017

5

absolutely perfect location. highly recommend.

Everyone

Perfect location in the middle of sites. Extremely helpful staff. Comfortable modern room. Amazing views particularly from the rooftop restaurant and bar area.

By , from New York, NY on Jul 21, 2017

3

nice hotel with great location - but a few issues

Everyone

Stayed 3 nights in late June. Hotel was nice - rooms clean. Bathrooms recently remodeled. Main complains include small, ancient (and uncooled) elevators and A/C in the rooms. Granted it was very hot, but the A/C just couldn't keep up. Of course it doesn't run when you are gone (requires key card to run), but even when back it would take 4+ hours to bring the temps down a few degrees. Complained to front desk a few times and although they had an attitude about it, they sent someone to look at it (or so they said - we were out). The last night we were there is couldn't get the temps below about 85 degrees even after running all night. I suspect there are better options.

By on Jul 6, 2017

5

great location, great staff!

Everyone
 View from the rooftop restaurant

The location couldn't be better. Within short walking distance of the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus and more. Amazing view from the rooftop restaurant. Hotel staff are incredibly nice. Very welcoming. Would highly recommend.

By , from E on Jul 6, 2017