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Acceptable Basic amenity during covid19 for a 5 star hotel. Bravo

Great personnel, big clean room. Very nice hotel. Surrounding buildings are shabby. Prices are on the high side.

Lovely property. Surrounding reflect economic Downturn fall out. However the Hotel is an oasis. Easy enough access by shuttle Or taxi to Nearby down town and Acropolis. Will stay there again on my next visit.

Pleasant experience at Athenaeum InterContinental. Well maintained hotel and friendly staff. Easy shuttle access to and from the tourist areas (Acropolis, Syntagma Square, Parliament). The location of the hotel though is next to a few less maintained abandoned buildings with graffiti.

We chose this hotel because I was familiar with Intercontinental in other parts of the world, because it was close to the main monuments and because they had a family room available. We were traveling with our 21 and 17 year old kids and weren't quite ready to get two rooms yet. We booked a family room and upon check in were pleasantly surprised to learn that we had been upgraded to an even larger family room with a balcony that offered beautiful partial view of the Parthenon. The hotel itself was beautiful, modern, well maintained and had professional friendly staff willing to help you with every detail. Our room was very clean and well equipped. There was a free shuttle to and from the monuments, syntagma square, etc and the drivers were accommodating (i.e. they would try to get you closer to your destination if on the general route). I am a rewards member of this hotel group so did not have to pay for wifi - would recommend signing up before you leave home to avoid charges. Our only complaint was the cost of food in the hotel - but after we paid 7-8 euros each for a coffee and juice - we just avoided the hotel. we used the in room equipment and then frequented the local restaurants/coffee shop in the area. Other than that minor irritation (pretty much the same with most hotels), the Intercontinetal exceeded our expectations.... (sorry we did not take photos of the room/premises).

Outside facade and lobby are 4 star, but rooms are very dated and more like 3 star hotels. Bad neighborhood with lots of graffiti. Staff are unfriendly. Breakfast is average, not many options.

Very nice hotel, but all extras are very expensive. Internet, TV, etc were all extra. Beverages at pool were all extremely expensive both alocholic and non-alcoholic.

I stayed on the Executive Floor and the service was very good. Great views of the Acropolis, with outdoor terrace a wonderful spot for evening cocktails and breakfast in the morning.

Excellent place to stay if you have a 1-2 day getaway in Athens.

The InterContinental lives up to it's brand - it's clean, modern, and the staff was wonderful. The location isn't too far from Plaka and the Acropolis - just a few minute cab ride or a 20 minute walk. But if you're looking for a hotel a vibrant scene immediately around it, this isn't it. Again, it's a great hotel and I really enjoyed my stay. I would definitely recommend it!

For the most part this was a great hotel. Unfortunately two dining spots in the hotel were unavailable for dinner. One was closed and the other had private function. I was very disappointed that the pool closed at 8pm. Room service food was good. Room was large yet uninspiring.

Excellent courteous staff and concierge. Large recently remodelled room, good business center and functional (but $) WiFi.

expected more from this hotel. Very loud, need shuttle to main tourist sites, not enough ventilation in the room. Staff was nice.

Good location. We were able to walk to plaka area and to the acropolis without a problem. it was very accessible to much of athens and the prime attractions

The hotel was great. Only issue was that the location wasn't central (wasn't walking distance to sites) but they have a free shuttle that takes you to Syntagma Square. Great service, wonderful views from the top floors.

I was only in Athens for a few days. The hotel was fabulous, but it was in the middle of the ghetto.It's a 5 minute walk from the metro, but you have to travel through a pretty sketchy neighborhood. The location is fine for business travelers or adults, but i would not travel with children here. The hotel staff was excellent and very helpful. The rooftop resturant is pricey but it has a perfect view of the acropolis. If you want to save money don't eat dinner and just get a bottle of wine to enjoy the view.

At first we got a smoking room that smelled, they moved us to a lesser room. We paid more for a room with a view. We got half a building on the seventh floor in the way of the view. Stay away from 740. The hotel is nice but I paid for a room with everything, with a view of the city and got a smaller room with a building in the way of the view that I paid more money for. Price for dinning where very high. Breakfast cost 45 dollar a person or 32 euros. Food in the city was very cheap. The hotel price where very high on food.

Great location to see all that Athens has to offer. A 10 minute walk, at best, and we were in the heart of the city, the Plaka, Acropolis, Olympian Zeus. The staff was super friendly, very courteous, and made traveling in a different country very easy. The rooms where very clean, large, and had everything a vacationer would need.

Spend the extra money and get the Business class rooms. It wasn't that much more, and the business class room was so much nicer than the regular rate rooms! Well worth the money. Excellent service, staff and very modern room. We would stay there again if we travel to Athens again.

Was very friendly staff, especially the concierge. We were disappointed that we didn't get tot eat at the restaurant on top of the hotel - must have reservation.

89-93 Syngrou Avenue Athens Attiki

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Neos Kosmos within a 5-minute walk of Onassis Cultural Centre, Athenaeum InterContinental is within a mile (2 km) of Acropolis Museum. This 5-star hotel has 563 rooms and welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and a 24-hour fitness center. Located centrally in Athens, it's connected to the airport and also close to Theatre of Dionysus and Museum of the Center for the Acropolis Studies.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Premier Rooftop, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Rooms

All 563 shared accommodations feature a separate bedroom. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests staying at Athenaeum InterContinental enjoy access to a full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Parking is available for EUR 21 per day (EUR 21 per day for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Presidential Suite

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Family Room

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Premium Suite, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Athenaeum InterContinental

Everyone (2) Couples (8) Business (1) Family (6) Other (2) Friends (1)
5
Partner Couples Business Business

Acceptable Basic amenity during covid19 for a 5 star hotel. Bravo

By on Jul 16, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 16, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens and for writing a review about your experience. We are pleased to learn that your stay with us was an enjoyable one and look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Yours sincerely, Martha Pallis Assistant Front Office Manager

5
Family

Great personnel, big clean room. Very nice hotel. Surrounding buildings are shabby. Prices are on the high side.

By on Sep 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 15, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Athenaeum InterContinental Athens for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. Guest satisfaction is our primary concern and we are delighted to learn that your stay was an enjoyable one, enhanced by the high level of service provided by our staff and the comfort of our rooms. With regards to your comment on our location, may we take the opportunity to inform you that our hotel is centrally located in a business and residential area close to historical sites and the city center. Concerning our pricing police, please, be informed that our prices reflect on the high quality of products and service offered at our hotel. We thank you again for your feedback and we look forward welcoming you back to our hotel. Yours sincerely, Clio Karakasoglou | Guest Relations Officer

5
Family

Lovely property. Surrounding reflect economic Downturn fall out. However the Hotel is an oasis. Easy enough access by shuttle Or taxi to Nearby down town and Acropolis. Will stay there again on my next visit.

By on Jun 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 29, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for selecting the Athenaeum InterContinental for your visit to Athens and for writing a review. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we are pleased to read that you enjoyed our facilities as well as the convenience of our location . We thank you for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to our hotel. Yours sincerely, Hara Alevizou Guest Relations Officer

5
Family

Pleasant experience at Athenaeum InterContinental. Well maintained hotel and friendly staff. Easy shuttle access to and from the tourist areas (Acropolis, Syntagma Square, Parliament). The location of the hotel though is next to a few less maintained abandoned buildings with graffiti.

By on Jun 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 14, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens and for writing a review about your experience. It pleases us greatly to learn that our facilities and service contributed to making your stay a memorable one. In addition we are delighted to learn that the personal attention you received from our staff met your requirements. We thank you for your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens Yours sincerely, Maria Argyropoulou Guest Relations Officer

5

clean,modern hotel;friendly professional staff

Everyone

We chose this hotel because I was familiar with Intercontinental in other parts of the world, because it was close to the main monuments and because they had a family room available. We were traveling with our 21 and 17 year old kids and weren't quite ready to get two rooms yet. We booked a family room and upon check in were pleasantly surprised to learn that we had been upgraded to an even larger family room with a balcony that offered beautiful partial view of the Parthenon. The hotel itself was beautiful, modern, well maintained and had professional friendly staff willing to help you with every detail. Our room was very clean and well equipped. There was a free shuttle to and from the monuments, syntagma square, etc and the drivers were accommodating (i.e. they would try to get you closer to your destination if on the general route). I am a rewards member of this hotel group so did not have to pay for wifi - would recommend signing up before you leave home to avoid charges. Our only complaint was the cost of food in the hotel - but after we paid 7-8 euros each for a coffee and juice - we just avoided the hotel. we used the in room equipment and then frequented the local restaurants/coffee shop in the area. Other than that minor irritation (pretty much the same with most hotels), the Intercontinetal exceeded our expectations.... (sorry we did not take photos of the room/premises).

By , from New York NY on Aug 18, 2016

Review comment responded on Aug 22, 2016

Dear Sherry, Thank you for having chosen the Athenaeum InterContinental for your family visit to Athens. As a valued IHG Rewards Club member, we truly value your feedback and are delighted to read that our accommodations, staff service and facilities exceeded your expectations. We thank you for sharing your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Yours sincerely, Martha Pallis Guest Relations Manager

3

disappointing

Family

Outside facade and lobby are 4 star, but rooms are very dated and more like 3 star hotels. Bad neighborhood with lots of graffiti. Staff are unfriendly. Breakfast is average, not many options.

By on Jul 23, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 17, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for selecting the Athenaeum InterContinental for your visit to Athens and for taking the time to share your feedback. Guest satisfaction is what we strive for and we are sorry to read that your stay with us did not meet with your expectations. May we begin by expressing our sincere apologies for the lapse in our usually high standards of staff service. We have also noted your comment about our breakfast selection and would like to advise you that while our breakfast buffet at Cafezoe offers a variety of over 100 breakfast items to choose from, your comments have been duly noted. With regard to our rooms, may we take this opportunity to advise you that though the majority of our rooms have been recently renovated, we are currently in the planning stage of our next renovation phase. We thank you again for your valuable feedback and trust that on a future visit to Athens, you will allow us the opportunity to restore your impression of our hotel. Yours sincerely, Martha Pallis Guest Relations Manager

4

nice hotel, but . . .

Everyone

Very nice hotel, but all extras are very expensive. Internet, TV, etc were all extra. Beverages at pool were all extremely expensive both alocholic and non-alcoholic.

By , from West Chester, PA on Jun 26, 2016

Review comment responded on Jun 30, 2016

Dear Jim, Thank you for having chosen the Athenaeum InterContinental for your visit to Athens and for writing a review about your experience. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and would like to take this opportunity to inform you that local and satellite television channels are free of charge, while a cost applies if one uses the Pay TV channels. With regard to our menu prices, we would like to advise you that they reflect the high quality of product and service provided. We thank you again for your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens. Yours sincerely, Martha Pallis Guest Relations Manager

4

one-night pre-cruise stay

Other

I stayed on the Executive Floor and the service was very good. Great views of the Acropolis, with outdoor terrace a wonderful spot for evening cocktails and breakfast in the morning.

By on Oct 9, 2014

5

great design + great location

Couples

Excellent place to stay if you have a 1-2 day getaway in Athens.

By on Sep 20, 2014

5

great, modern hotel

Couples

The InterContinental lives up to it's brand - it's clean, modern, and the staff was wonderful. The location isn't too far from Plaka and the Acropolis - just a few minute cab ride or a 20 minute walk. But if you're looking for a hotel a vibrant scene immediately around it, this isn't it. Again, it's a great hotel and I really enjoyed my stay. I would definitely recommend it!

By on Sep 24, 2013

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