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Best Hotels in Athens

Old Jun 25, 13, 8:30 am
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Best Hotels in Athens

I'll be traveling to Greece later this fall with the significant other. We would like to spend a couple nights in Athens to see the city and experience the restaurants and nightlife.

I'm looking for a couple hotel recommendations. A good location is key.
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Old Jun 25, 13, 2:26 pm
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I know you are asking for hotel recommendations but I can thoroughly recommend Funky Gourmet for dinner.

Believe it's it a Michelan star and their tasting menu is special and well worth the money if you are looking for a treat.
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Grande Bretagne, great for walking to all sights, roof top restaurant outstanding and at night you can watch lights go on at Parthenon.
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I stayed at the Hilton Athens last year and thought it was great. As as Diamond, I received an upgraded suite. The Executive Lounge was pretty nice (with complimentary alcoholic drinks from 5-7pm or so). Easily walkable to the metro and some nice restaurants nearby.
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Headed to Athens in October and am looking for a nice hotel with a Pool that we can use in October. A friend suggested Marriott. Anyone has stayed at this Marriott? Any recommendations?

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Originally Posted by ACC2008
Headed to Athens in October and am looking for a nice hotel with a Pool that we can use in October. A friend suggested Marriott. Anyone has stayed at this Marriott? Any recommendations?

The Marriott has a very poor location outside the center of Athens. The Grande-Bretagne and the Hilton both have a great indoor pool, with the Grande-Bretagne being located on Parliament Square and the Hilton being somewhat farther from the city center. I have never tried the King George, so cannot comment on an indoor pool there.
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Old Jul 2, 13, 11:56 pm
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IIRC Grande-Bretagne and King George are both Starwood and before SPG were AmEx FHR, so they probably still are. They might also participate in Virtuoso. Before Starwood, I think Grande-Bretagne was a member of Leading Hotels, but that was a long time ago.
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Old Jul 11, 13, 12:59 pm
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Glad I did a search, I was having a difficult time deciding on a hotel to stay at for an upcoming trip. I didn't realize the Grand-Bretagne was in the SPG program. It's actually a fantastic cash + points redemption too, one of the few I've found since the devaluation.
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Old Jul 15, 13, 10:15 am
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I've recommended Matt many times on here before - he writes an invaluable guide to Athens, Greece and the islands.
Highly recommended.


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Old Dec 26, 19, 11:50 am
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Can I reanimate this thread, instead of creating a new one? I will be in Athens in early February and I find IHG and Hilton prices a bit on the high side. I like the Electra Palace, which is clocking €159 on most nights (less an 8% discount which would make for an €11 discount but would exclude me from collecting hotels.com reward nights). I have a big list of Lonely Planet recommendations, which I will begin to trawl through. I usually find LP quite dependable, if not downright good on occasion. About where to stay, I would say somewhere reasonably central. It's my first time to Athens, so I will be happy in most areas and will simply explore whatever the area has to offer. I very much like Matt's guide above!
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Dusting off an old thread. Any recommendations for hotels to stay at in Athens, particularly using AMEX FHR? Is the Hotel Grande Britagne still the way to go?
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