The Athens Gate Hotel

10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attica, 11742, Greece
(4 star hotel)
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Excellent Customer Service, Value for Money!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 12, 2016

Back to Athens on a business trip where we spent 3 nights once again at this lovely city hotel.

LOCATION: It is right across the temple of Olympian Zeus in a unique location and on the doorstep of the historical Plaka. Only within a few metres from the beautiful Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrianized street which is adjacent to the south slope of the Acropolis and with Syntagma Square, a 7 minute walk.

CHECK-IN: The welcome was warm and did not exceed the 5 minutes waiting before we had the key-cards of the room. Guests are offered Turkish delights with some water upon arrival –a nice gesture!

STAFF & SERVICE:Highly trained, polite and helpful, making guests feel at home. They would go out of their way to please their guests. The list is long so, I decided instead of reeling off names, to thank the entire team with a big ‘Thank you’ for their devoted work. My thanks goes to the concierge, the reception, the bar and restaurant, the management and finally the housekeeping. Guys you are great!

AMBIENCE: Relaxed and pleasant interior, where guests can recline in the comfortable lounge on the ground floor. Here guests can rest, meet friends, watch TV, play a game of backgammon, read or do anything that pleases them.
There is another cozy space on the other side of the ground floor and this is the foyer. Although I spent most of my time outdoors this time, yet I remember the previous time we were here it was December, cold and raining outside and I found interesting books and guide books with lots of interesting tips to read while the rain kept falling nonstop outside.
WI FI: Provided free in the entire premises.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: Most room types have more or less the same dimensions and identical minimalistic touch of décor with the exception of the suites which have slightly bigger balconies but they are still up to this moment with no sunshade elements.

All room types provide hairdryers and minibars and this is wonderful.

Our own room this time was #402 and it overlooked the Temple of Olympian Zeus. I was one floor below this year and the noise was a bit more intense but being a traveler spending much time in different hotels the year round, I have always a pair of earplugs along just in case. This time, I had them on.

I want to point out how impeccably clean the room and bathroom was once again…and I mean truly clean. Thumbs up for the ladies of the housekeeping who seem to be doing an excellent job. Being an ex-auditor of mystery guest services, I make a habit of overhaul the room and bathroom first but also every space I enter whether it is the lobby, or the restaurant. Congrats to the team.

Cool crisp bright sheets, the down duvets, soft pillows, the extra comfortable beds with the amazing view, assured the most relaxing sleep. There was a safe in the wardrobe but no Coffee/tea facilities and this is one of the downsides I have to admit.

The night before checking out we had a few fruit brought to the room, but there was no wine, even a bottle of water this time like the previous other two stays!

BATHROOM:The highlight of the bathroom is the long glass opening for extra light with view that extends outdoors to the columns of Olympian Zeus. A bathroom with a walk in shower, well lit with a magnifying mirror, plenty of fresh towels, even tiny ladies’ towels that are missing sometimes even from 5-star hotels!
No bathrobes though, and the slippers are extremely thin but I always carry my own when I choose to come here. A complete set of Toiletries and the popular Greek Olivia Brand.

LOBBY BAR: It is on the ground floor but never even for once did I see anybody behind the bar’s bench serving anything only because the terrace bar attracts all the attention.

TERRACE: On top of the 8th floor there is the inspiring and cozy Roof Top Bar of the hotel and the restaurant, which regarding to TripAdvisor offers the 4th best view Roof Top in the world. Never been so closed to the Acropolis Hill or the Temple of Zeus from another hotel terrace in Athens.
The interior is simple with modern touches of elegance and it is the meeting point for several locals, even tourists from other hotels drop by for a drink, a snack, a cocktail, a tea or coffee.

BREAKFAST:Exclusively Mediterranean Greek, unexpectedly improved from my last visit a year back. With the new Chef Nikos Petroutsos and two Cooks in the tiny little kitchen they present an interesting and varied buffet with homemade cakes, local pies, yoghurt and honey, rusks and all kinds of dishes you expect out of a 4* hotel restaurant. (Served daily between 6:46 -10:30am).
Because the Chef had just the previous day of our arrival undertook his post I did not try the cuisine of the restaurant this time, but I will be back in a couple of months to check the new upcoming menu and certainly comment on it.

OUT AND ABOUT: The location of the hotel is such that guests can easily walk to the highlighted sights of Athens. The beautiful pedestrian street of Areopagitou and several others in Plaka and Anafiotika have been transformed into pleasant pedestrian walkways.

IN ALL: It is true that a hotel’s stay has to do with level of service, warm hospitality, and overall professionalism. This is what counts after all isn’t it? Repeaters like me know well how to appreciate all the above which I know I can find here. If you are as demanding as myself and you don’t want to spend much, then this is the unique place to stay. The overall experience proved the best choice for this recent business trip and our short break. Why not for you also?

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top class

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 26, 2010

This place is wonderful.

I arrived hungry and exhausted about 10pm (local) after a long and fraught trip from Scotland. I just dumped my stuff in the room and went straight to the rooftop restaurant. I then had my breath taken away by the stunning view of the floodlit Parthenon. Dinner could have been beans on toast for all I cared.

In fact the dinner was excellent. A light prawn & cheese (true...) salad. Really delicious. Then fish soup. Also superb. A couple of glasses of white wine to wash it all down, and I was feeling brand new.

The hotel location is ideal - round the corner from Acropolis and Plaka. The rooms are excellent - stylish, spotless and comfortable. The service is friendly, efficient and relaxed.

My room had a picture window (and full length balcony) with an astonishing view out over the Temple of Zeus to the Panathenaic (Olympic) stadium.

I liked almost everything about the room - the lighting, the bedding, the view, the balcony, the shower, the toilet...

My rate included the buffet breakfast - also complete with a daytime view of the Acropolis. The breakfast is also very good.

They charge for wifi, but offer a PC in reception for free use by guests.

DK’s “Top 10 Athens” guide rates it among the top 10 high end hotels. I’d go along with that anytime. I was about €100 per night booking a month in advance for late December 2010.

Only one slight drawback - it is on a very busy street so if you can’t cope with 24 hour traffic noise, it’s not for you! They may have some rooms at the back, but they may not have the views...

Unique Quality: Style, service, location, value for that enough to be going on with?

Directions: About 200m from Acropolis metro station, opposite the Temple of Zeus.

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Good Athens (Greece) hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 16, 2009

Although I recommend the Athens Gate Hotel and would stay there again, there were a couple of things that perhaps could be improved on. People say how good the breakfast was. Well, it was very average but compensated for by the fabulous views from the breakfast room of the Parthenon and other ruins. The wi fi should be free. You buy a wi fi card -- 5 Euro for 90 min., 10 Euro for 200 min. and a lot for the entire day. The other little problem was the elevators. There were two small elevators for something like 59 rooms. During breakfast hours this was a bit of a problem.
The good things include the hotel being very clean, very friendly staff (in fact I liked the Greek people, in gereral), super location, nice public area, a short block to the Placka area, near a metro stop, and fantastic breakfast room view. I liked the hotel and staff a lot. Also there was a stocked mini bar in the room and a safe.
The rooms without a view, most inexpensive run about $160/night for 2 persons. Other rooms run about $100 a night more
One suggestion, turn right going out of the hotel for about a block and there is a great restaurant set back a few meters in a green area. This was much better than any food I had in the Plaka. The food was great and the service even better and the cost was very well worth it.

Unique Quality: Fantastic view from the breakfast room of the Acropolis and Parthenon. Also great views of other ruins.
The location can't be beat. Short walk to the Plaka.
A very short walk to the new Acropolis museum and close to the Akropoli metro stop.
About 5 block walk to Syntagma Square. Bus X95 runs from the airport to Syntagma Square. The cost of the bus is 3.2 Euros per person.

Directions: About 5 blocks from Syntagma Square and a short block to the Placka.

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Beautiful Location with Rooftop Views

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 9, 2008

I thought this recently renovated hotel was wonderful. It was directly across from the Temple of Zeus and easily reached by metro from the airport. We were well received by the front desk and the room was spacious and the bathroom and shower facilities much to our liking.

Unique Quality: They have a wonderful rooftop view of the Temple of Zeus and the Acropolis. Their breakfast (included) is at this rooftop restaurant. It was a wonderful place to have cocktails in the evening and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings.

Directions: Temple of Zeus

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It is basic

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 12, 2006

It is budget type, decent room, right across street of Zeus temple, metro 1.5 block away. Has a bar at the top of the hotel, nice views (day and night) of the city and the Acropolis.

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