Sofitel Athens Airport
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The concierge was a guardian angel!
While I stayed in a city center hotel for my brief visit to Athens, I booked a room at the Airport Sofitel for the night before an early departure back to the States. Unfortunately, I broke my leg during my Athenian adventure and my travel insurance company provided less than stellar service. I asked them to arrange a early check in at the Sofitel and everything went smoothly from that point. Cab ride to the hotel, wheelchair and handicapped accessible room, my prescription...all was provided.
Room service food was fabulous, brilliantly presented, delivered at the promised time and a value for the quantity and quality of the food provided.
New rules for me:
1) When travelling where you neither read nor speak the language, a 5 star hotel should be considered. (Your Lingo just won't handle every situation.)
2) Do not purchase travel insurance from an AIG company.
Unique Quality: Airport hotels are often advertised as 5 star, but some take advantage of their "captive audience." This was a 5+ star experience.
My only caution is the fact that the subway station at the airport is closed and a cap ride into the city is 40 minutes to an hour.
Directions: right across from the airport arrival area
My young son and I had an overnight here in about 2002, when the hotel and new airport were not long open.
I like the Sofitel brand, and this place is certainly no exception. Good quality, good value.
You can get the metro into the city from the airport if you have a bit of time on your hands - we didn't unfortunately, so I'm still waiting to see Athens after 4 visits to the airport!
Unique Quality: Location - I love a genuine airport hotel where you walk across the road to your room.
I hate getting on a shuttle bus and getting a tour of the surrounding countryside in the dark for 20 minutes...
Directions: It is just opposite the terminal - walking distance (50m)!
Excellent hotel except for service.
I stayed at the Sofitel Athens Airport for one night after coming from Santorini and before returning home and enjoyed it very much.
The hotel is situated right in front of the arrivals, you just have to cross the street. So, if you are going to catch and early flight you won't waste any time with traffic. Athens city center is still far from the airport.
The Sofitel Athens is very modern , has beautiful large rooms, with comfy beds, a desk , sofa and TV has lots of channels to choose from. The bathrooms are also gorgeous, with good toiletries, separate toilet and separate shower , with bathtube as well.
Restaurants are very expensive here but if you want to eat something and don't want to spend much I recommend you to cross the street and go and buy some food in one of the bars at the airport.
I had breakfast in my room and it was excellent. several types of breads, pastries, good coffee, fresh orange juice, jams, butters and honey. Expensive though, 22 euros per breakfast. It came in a nice tray with a flower vase. You can also have breakfast from the buffet downstairs.
The hotel is very expensive but you can get a much better rate by booking in advance at its webiste with the "early rate", full prepaid and non refundable.
The only negative I had with the Sofitel Athens was its bad front desk service. Not friendly or helpful.
Unique Quality: Two minutes from your check in or from collecting your luggage at arrival.
Directions: Right in front of Athens Airport.
Hotel near the airport
Located opposite El. Venizelos airport Sofitel hotel is about 27 km from the center of Athens (35km from Acropolis) with 332 rooms,13 suits,2 bars,2 restaurants and indoor pool
Why Rush to the Airport?
There is nothing as nice as walking from your hotel directly to the check in counter at the airport. At most airports and with most airlines you need to check in for a flight from Europe to North America two to four hours ahead of flight time. If you add to this the time needed to get from the city center to the airport (in Athens the Metro ride takes 45 minutes, but the trains to the airport only leave about once every 30 minutes; by the time you get to Monastraki or Syntagma to board the line to the airport you need to allow at least 90 minutes) you can find yourself needing to leave your hotel at sunrise to make a noon flight. An easier option is to stay at the airport the night before you departure. Sofitel is the only hotel at the airport in Athens. We did not find any other hotels that were really close to the new airport. The Sofitel is very, very nice; first class in every sense of the word. The room was very large, very quiet, very comfortable, and had a wonderful view. It is a 5 minute walk across the street and into the arrivals level of the airport (take an elevator or escalator up one level to the departures area.) Yes, the hotel is expensive, but what is an extra 2 hours of sleep worth before you leave on a very long airline flight? Look for internet specials (friends of ours found an online special for around 100 Euros, we paid about twice that and still consider it worth it.)
Unique Quality: The only hotel at the airport.
Very comfortable and quiet.
5 minute walk into the terminal.
Less expensive restaurants can be found in the airport terminal (in the public areas of the building.)
Directions: Next to the Metro station at the airport, just across the street from the terminal
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Sofitel Athens Airport
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Address: Athens International Airport, Athens, Attica, 19019, Greece
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Amenities at Sofitel Athens Airport
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Room Service
- Fitness Center
- Business Services
- Pets Allowed
- Bar / Lounge
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