Hotel Review: Athens Gate Hotel

14 Jan

I simply loved this hotel. For starters you’d be hard pressed to find another, at the same value, in such a perfect location. The Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch sit right opposite; while the magnificent Acropolis is to the rear, a comfortable walking distance away.

On this particular visit, service was pretty fast and friendly, with welcome refreshments served while my details were being taken. I’d booked a standard, economy room, but was instantly upgraded the next level up–a gesture that was certainly very much appreciated. A bar exists in the lobby area as well as a couple computer stations for complimentary use, should you need to Facebook status update or send that all important tweet.

My room was pretty spacious and clean and, I found the in-room amenities adequate — bed comfortable, bathroom neat with all the necessities, and in-room safe handy. It also had a flat panel TV with local area channels and standard international news offerings. The honeymoon suite (which my friends happen to be staying in) had a terrace with clear unobstructed views of the Temple of Zeus and Acropolis to the side.

Breakfast came included with my reservation (which I believe is standard across the board) and was served at the roof-top restaurant with picturesque panaromic views of the city, with the Acropolis as a great backdrop. I like a good breakfast buffet and Athens Gate didn’t disappoint. The spread consisted of your standard continental offerings, with Greek specialties, in addition, and a hot buffet with omelets and the like.

For accommodation in Athens–at a great value–look no further than Athens Gate Hotel.

Note: Please stay tuned for an upcoming post, 72 Hours in Athens, my article on things to do and see in this energetic city.

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