Electra Palace Athens

Athens, Greece

3.1 K reviews
Excellent city hotel. Close to Parliament. Great pool. Great location.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Radio
    • Central Heating
    • Bathroom
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Minibar
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Carpeting
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
    • Balcony/Terrace
  • Facility
    • Elevators
    • Laundry Service
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • Café
    • Currency Exchange
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • Air conditioning
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
  • Food
    • Breakfast Served
    • Breakfast Buffet
    • Half Board
    • Sun terrace
    • Jacuzzi
    • Outdoor Pool(s)
    • Indoor Pool
    • Number of Pools
    • Massage
    • Sauna
    • Pool bar
    • Children's Entertainment
N. Nikodimou Street 18-20 105 57 Athens


This luxury hotel is situated directly on a picturesque Plaka, at the heart of the old town of Athens; only a few minutes walk from the Acropolis. An array of shops (within 500 metres), lively bars (within 50 metres), various restaurants (within 50 metres) and Syntagma underground station all lie in the immediate vicinity. The famous sights of Athens, such as Syntagma square and the Parliament as well as the commercial district are all easily reached, being just 3 minutes away on foot. Piraeus Airport lies some 10 km away whilst Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is approximately 35 km from the hotel.


The hotel was built in 1974. Guests are welcomed at the accommodation, which has a total of 150 rooms. A lobby and a reception are available to travellers. Most storeys are accessible by lift. Amenities include a safe and a currency exchange service. Wireless internet access is available to guests in the public areas. Among the culinary options available at the establishment are a restaurant, a dining area, a breakfast room, a café and a bar. There is also a garden. Travellers arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the garage (for a fee) or in the car park. Additional services include room service and a laundry service.


Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning, central heating and a bathroom. The standard amenities of most rooms include a balcony. A safe, a minibar and a desk are also available. Guests will also find a tea/coffee station included as standard. Little extras, including internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio and WiFi (no extra charge), contribute to a great stay. Guests will also find slippers in their rooms. The bathrooms are fitted with a shower and a hot tub. A hairdryer and bathrobes are available for everyday use. The hotel offers non-smoking rooms.


A refreshing dip in the indoor or outdoor pool is an enjoyable way to cool down on hot days. The terrace is a great place to while away the time. The hot tub is the perfect place to relax. The poolside bar serves a selection of refreshing drinks. Leisure options at the accommodation include a gym, a spa, a sauna and hammam, or for a fee, massage treatments. Additional services include an entertainment programme for children, offering numerous activities.


The establishment offers a wide range of bookable catering options, with bed and breakfast and half board. Available meals include breakfast and dinner. The hotel also offers snacks.


Major credit cards are accepted as payment at the accommodation.


  • Location
    "Great location"

    Location was fantastic. Stunning views of the Acropolis. Amazing view of the acropolis.

    "Good location, close to public transport." "Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping." "Good car access, but so-so parking." "Parking should be cheaper."

  • Cleanliness

    Rooms were clean. Hotel was clean. Room was comfortable and clean.

    "Clean hotel facilities." "Rooms are clean, but bathrooms are not."

  • Breakfast
    "Tasty breakfast"

    Superb buffet breakfast. Breakfast was delicious. Fabulous breakfast buffet.

    "Great and affordable breakfast."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Superb staff. Excellent helpful staff. Excellent service reception.

    "Friendly staff and excellent housekeeping, with fun entertainment." "Great reception and very professional service, but only average wait staff." "Room service is average." "Pool bar needs better service." "Concierge service is average." "Booking process is sufficient."

  • Amenities
    "Great amenities"

    Terrific roof terrace. Excellent 5th floor. Beautiful roof top garden.

    "Facilities are old, but the terrace is lovely." "Hotel buildings are impressive, particularly the entrance area, and surroundings are beautiful." "Beautiful architecture." "Elevator in need of updating."

  • Pool
    "Great pool"

    Brilliant swimming pool. Amazing rooftop pool. Excellent pool.

    "Great pool."

  • Wellness Area
    "Great wellness & sports facilities"

    Fabulous pedicure. New spa. Great spa staff.

    "Great wellness and sauna facilities." "Fitness area can be optimized." "Great wellness staff."

  • Room
    "Room is all right"

    Aircon didn't work. Very small toilet. Broken windows.

    "A/C is deficient and the rooms need more maintenance, but overall okay." "Wonderful beds and great balconies with good views, but mediocre furniture." "Small, outdated, but clean rooms with less than ideal TVs." "Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms." "Shower was ok."

  • Beach
    "Reasonable beach"

    "Reasonable beach."

  • Comfort
    "More comfort would be nice"

    A/C did not work. Noisy corridor. Loud street noise.

    "Small rooms with comfort and noise issues." "Lovely beds, but substandard room maintenance with poor A/C."

  • WiFi
    "Complaints about WiFi"

    Wi-fi never worked. Poor wifi signal. Spotty wifi.

    "Wifi quality could be improved." "Internet is affordable."