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Electra Hotel 3.5

Athens, Greece

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Pros

  • Upscale, modern hotel with pretty common spaces
  • Pleasant rooms outfitted with minibars and tea kettles
  • Free breakfast buffet including Greek fare served in stylish room
  • Convenient location within walking distance to the Parthenon and Acropolis
  • Cafe bar with sidewalk seating
  • Spa-grade toiletries in the bathrooms
  • On-site conference room
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout

Cons

  • Single Rooms are a bit cramped
  • No pool or fitness center
  • No parking on-site

Bottom Line

The Electra Hotel Athens is a solid three-and-half-pearl chain hotel with 109 modern rooms and three suites with balconies. There’s a bar/cafe on-site, Terra, with sidewalk seating as well as a free Greek breakfast served in a stylish room, but there isn’t a fitness center or pool at the hotel. Its location is ideal for tourists, as it's on a popular pedestrian street in central Athens close to restaurants and shops and within walking distance to the Acropolis and Parthenon. Guests willing to pay a little more may want to look into Hera Hotel, an upper-middle-range option in Plaka with pretty rooms and a rooftop restaurant.

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Scene

Classic hotel with tasteful decor and charming cafe

The lobby at the Electra Hotel has a classic, cozy feel with gold velvet couches and bookshelves lined with hardcover books. Breakfast is served in a modern room with wooden floors, geometric wallpaper, and tables set with paper placemats. Inside the cafe/bar, a glass display at the counter reveals dishes available for lunch or dinner and a shelf is lined with liquor bottles. Fresh roses add a touch of elegance on wooden tables, and a linen-covered table with tapered candles is available for a more elegant dining experience. High-top tables on the sidewalk offer guests a spot to sit and watch the lively pedestrian traffic on Ermou Street. Its central location near tourist attractions makes Electra Hotel popular with leisure travelers although the overall vibe is businesslike.

Location

On busy pedestrian street, less than a15-minute walk to the Parthenon and Acropolis

The hotel is located on the busy pedestrian street of Ermou which has boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. Syntagma Square is within a five-minute walk, and it’s less than a 15-minute walk to both the Parthenon and Acropolis. The hotel is under a 10-minute walk to a metro stop where guests can catch a ride on the Line 3 to Athens International Airport; the trip takes 45 minutes. There isn't any parking at the Electra Hotel. 

Rooms

Classically pretty rooms with comfortable touches

The rooms at Electra Hotel Athens are pretty with striped accent walls, classic wooden furnishings, and hardwood floors decorated with patterned rugs. Vivid floral bed runners and floor-length curtains in red or green add pops of color. Rooms include flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, tea kettles, and Wi-Fi (for a fee). Bathrooms are compact, but have shower/tub combos and luxurious toiletries. Single rooms are definitely on the small side. Roomier suites with balconies and jetted tubs are available for those who want more space. 

Features

Free buffet breakfast, cafe/bar with sidewalk seating, and conference room

The Electra Hotel offers a free breakfast every morning featuring continental classics along with some local specialties. There’s also a cafe/bar on-site, Terra, that serves coffee, drinks, lunch, and dinner and has sidewalk seating that's ideal for people-watching.  A medium-sized conference room with basic equipment is available for meetings. Expect to pay for Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. 

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Address

5 Ermou, Athens, Athens 105 63, Greece

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