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Electra Palace Hotel Athens

18 NIKODIMOU STREET, , Athens, Greece

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Electra Palace Hotel Athens

OVERVIEW

Insider Tip

Electra Palace Hotel Athens oldest residential quarter, is packed with neo-classical buildings, erected after Greece won independence from the Turks in 1834. Though mainly designed by foreigners, they were intended to affirm the national identity and were inspired by ancient Greek design principles. After decades of neglect, rich Athenians and foreigners have began restoring them to their former splendour.

Hotel Overview

Convenient setting
Set in the district of Plaka on a quiet side street, this Athens hotel is near the new Acropolis Museum, Zappeion Exhibition Hall, The Roman Agora, and 500 metres from Syntagma Square's metro station to the Athens Airport.
Renovated rooms
In the heart of the old city, the hotel has 150 fully renovated rooms and suites, plus restaurant, bar, and garden.
Fitness, spa facilities
Extensive fitness facilities include indoor pool, steam bath, spa tub, sauna, gym, and massage room.

Amenity highlights:

Guests have use of the spa facilities, comprising an indoor pool and jetted tub, sauna, steam bath, massage (surcharge), and fitness centre. The hotel's restaurant serves Mediterranean dishes and looks out onto a small, walled garden planted with palms and geraniums. Athens' balmy Mediterranean climate can be enjoyed with an outdoor drink, either in the walled garden, or on the roof terrace, with its panoramic city views.

What to expect:

Glass doors open into a large, airy marble lobby with an oak reception desk, sofas and low-level tables where tourists and businesspeople congregate. The hotel facade has been restored to match the neo-classical style of the Plaka area.

Location

18 NIKODIMOU STREET, , Athens, Greece

Airport:

ATH - Athens El. Venizelos Airport

ROOMS

Overview

This seven-floor hotel has 150 rooms divided between two wings - the old and the new; room sizes and furnishings are the same in each. Rooms are decorated in muted tones of either misty green, misty blue or beige, with heavy fabric bedcovers and curtains, and sofas in a contrasting colour. Entrance lobbies have wooden floors, while the rest of the room is carpeted. Beds, wardrobes and desks are made of oak. Walls are adorned with oil paintings by Greek artists. All rooms have minibars, laptop-sized safes, high-speed Internet connections, and satellite TV with pay movies. Bathrooms of grey or cream marble have combined baths and showers, white bathrobes and slippers, hair dryers, and makeup mirrors. Some rooms have furnished balconies. Interconnecting rooms are available on request. Three floors of the hotel are completely non-smoking.

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Blackout drapes
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Child care (in room, surcharge)
  • Climate control
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Extra towels, linens, bedding
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Internet access - high speed
  • Internet access - surcharge
  • Makeup mirror
  • Massage - available in room
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pay movies
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Sewing kit
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Television
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens

DETAILS

Property Amenities

The spa features a fitness centre and indoor pool with jetted tub, plus cubicles for the sauna and steam bath, and massages (surcharge). It is open to hotel guests only. The hotel has three meeting rooms and a banquet hall, all with audio-visual equipment. There is small business centre, open 24 hours, next to reception. High-speed Wireless Internet is available throughout the building (surcharge). The underground parking garage can accommodate up to 120 cars.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Ballroom(s)

Policies

Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaways and cribs may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required upon check-in for incidental charges.
All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in.

Dining

Guests of the Electra Palace enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast each morning.

Motivo Restaurant
Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a Mediterranean menu and Greek wines. Chef's specialities include Pork Fillet in Cream and Mushroom Sauce, and Fresh Sole Cooked with Butter, Lemon and Parsley. The dining room has natural light from two sides, with the front opening onto the walled garden with palm trees; parquet floor, oak sideboards and green upholstered chairs.
Duck Tail Bar
Wide selection of beers, spirits, cocktails, coffees, and soft drinks; all-day menu of hot and cold sandwiches. Oak bar lined with high stools, plus oak tables and Chesterfield leather sofas, Persian carpet. Garden terrace open for drinks and snacks in summer.

Recreation

The spa includes a small blue mosaic-tiled indoor pool and jetted tub, sauna and steam bath, and fitness room with exercise equipment including a treadmill and weight machines. Massage and a personal trainer can be booked for a fee. The hotel lies six kilometres from the Apollon Coast, which stretches from Piraeus to Cape Sounio and offers beaches and sailing marinas. Ferries and catamarans to the islands depart from Piraeus port, eight kilometres from the hotel. The best beach for bathing and water sports is at Vouliagmeni, 25 kilometres from the hotel. There is an 18-hole golf course at Glyfada, 18 kilometres from the hotel. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
  • Golfing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba diving