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Electra Metropolis Hotel

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Electra Metropolis Hotel

Contacts

Country: Greece

City: Athens

Address: Mitropoleos 15, Athina 105 57, Greece

Phone number: +302141006200

Photos

The outdoor pool on the 10th floor of the @electrametropo...
The outdoor pool on the 10th floor of the @electrametropo...
One of the most beautiful buildings in town..
One of the most beautiful buildings in town..
Top view from the rooftop of @electrametropolis
Top view from the rooftop of @electrametropolis
Greek retro-chic •
Greek retro-chic •
Acropolis view at breakfast #greece #electrametropolishotel
Acropolis view at breakfast #greece #electrametropolishotel
Electra Metropolis Hotel, lobby. Beautiful wall decoratio...
Electra Metropolis Hotel, lobby. Beautiful wall decoratio...
View of the Acropolis from our hotel room almost 2 weeks ...
View of the Acropolis from our hotel room almost 2 weeks ...
Room service Cheers <br />
Welcome to Greece
Room service Cheers
Welcome to Greece

Reviews

#1
Very disappointing
We have stayed here previously and it has been great but this visit was mildly disastrous. I am working overseas and my husband made the booking for a romantic catchup. He emailed it to me but when I arrived 7 hours before he flew in, the reception clerk would not let me in the room, despite clear documentation of the payment and the booking until my husband verified it. I explained he was in the air but they shrugged and said there was nothing they could do, so my long awaited shower was still hours away...
Finally when he arrived I was allowed into the room.
The balcony door lock was broken so a man with a drill arrived and pulled it apart to repair it. Then the toilet wouldn’t stop flushing and maintenance came again but the fix only lasted for a few hours and it’s now not flushing at all. Normally I’d ask for an upgrade, complain etc but you know what? I’m just going to leave, never come back and warn others that this hotel is not what it used to be.
Review by Emeritus01

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#2
Real 5 Star hotel
I stayed at this amazing place in the beginning of February while I was in Athens for business. Right in the heart of Athens, luxury and not such expensive.
I was welcomed by a smily young lady and the check in was so fast. The room was big enough and modern style decorated. The bathroom had all comforts, amenities etc.
The view from the window was very nice, what most of us, the tourists search for...Acropolis! But when I went for the breakfast on the top floor, then the view to Acropolis became better. All people was taking photos. The variety of the Breakfast....huge.
The swimming pool....bit big enough but gave a nice picture to the whole area.
I don't know if it is ok at the summertime, because of its size.
The Spa was interesting but there wasn't enough time for using it.I left it for next time.
Review by Antonisefi2003

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#3
Room was spotless but small. Amazing view from the roof restaurant
Stayed for one night end of January 2019.

The room was small but was modern, in perfect condition and spotless/very clean. The bathroom was the same.

The view from the hotel restaurant at the top is probably one of the best views in town on the Acropolis.

The roof swimming pool was closed in winter (not heated) but there is also a small swimming pool in the basement, with sauna etc.

Communal areas were also well decorated and spotless.

Hotel staff were very polite and helpful.

Included buffet breakfast had a large range of cold and cooked choices.

The hotel is very well located in the town centre, close to the parliament, the main shopping streets, the subway and walking distance to Acropolis and its museum.
Review by LondonSeb

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#4
Perfect location
Lovely modern hotel in great location for exploring Athens. 2 minutes walk to main square/metro line, 10 minutes walk to the acropolis and next to the main shopping streets. Breakfast was delicious with a wide selection available, and is on the 10th floor with absolutely stunning acropolis views. We also enjoyed a delicious meal in the restaurant on our last night. It isn't cheap but I don't think the views can be as good anywhere else in the city. The spa was small with only 4 loungers but luckily was not busy during our trip in January so we were able to enjoy the facilities after long days of exploring. Staff were friendly and attentive throughout our stay. We would highly recommend this hotel.
Review by Sian R

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#5
Very clean, central and very well designed.
A wide room, very clean, very kind staff. Excellent location, right in the center in the middle of Athens. A lot of the important sites are a short walk away. Breakfast was very rich, beautiful view from the roof garden. The hotel was all decorated for Christmas, just lovely. they also had a decorated central table in the entrance with Greek cookies typical for the holidays.
Review by Voula K

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#6
Spectacuar Hotel!
At the end of a long climbing trip in the Peloponnese, we treated ourselves to a few days at the Electra Metropolis while wandering around Athens.

What a delightful hotel! Our rooms overlooked the Acropolis, which we fell asleep and awoke to each day. It was my son’s first trip to Athens, and this view, while expensive, permeated our visit and provided an ambience and sensitivity to the splendor of the ancient city that was priceless. The bed was amazingly comfortable and the rooms are sound proofed and extremely quiet. Every night produced a long and satisfying slumber after long days of walking the city. The breakfast spread each morning in the rooftop restaurant was an amazing feast. There was no breakfast choice missing in the entire spread that I could see. From omelets to eggs prepared any way you like, to yogurt and fresh fruits, to fresh breads, cakes and croissants, to sausage, bacon, prosciutto, juices of every kind, machiattos, etc., the selections were sumptuous and delicious. When the sad time came for us to check out, we had to catch an early taxi to the airport before breakfast was served upstairs. The friendly concierge arranged for us to have a small breakfast waiting for in the downstairs bar at 5:15 am.

While we greatly enjoyed our visit and will stay here again on our next visit, this is an expensive, luxury hotel and there are one or two things they could do better. The reception staff and most of the other staff, with a few exceptions, were polite and professional, but rather cool and not very welcoming. In my initial interaction with reception, the woman told me that I had not already paid for the room, which I had. It took calling a manager to confirm this, and the receptionist barely registered her error. “Oh. OK.” One exception to the cool staff demeanor was the manager on duty the night before and the morning we left. He was engaging and warm and the hotel would provide and even better experience if it would clone his enthusiasm to the other staff. The hotel greeter and bellmen were also pleasant and helpful, as were the spa staff. Another minor issue is parking. There is none at this hotel - it is at the sister hotel, the Electra Hotel. While that hotel is only a few blocks away, driving there can be a challenge. If a truck is blocking the turn you’re supposed to take (drivers apparently park anywhere in Athens) or if you miss a turn, it can be a harrowing 15-20 minutes to drive to the parking! Driving in Athens can be challenging (hint: rent a small car), especially when tired after a long road trip to get there. Having someone at the hotel park the car would be a welcome service. Another option is to do what we did the next day and drop off your rental in Athens. A car is much more of a liability than a convenience in the city and many rental agencies have drop offs in the city so you don’t have to drive all the way to the airport.

I want to be clear that the few minor points described above did not affect our overall enjoyment during our stay. The pool, sauna, and spa in the basement were very enjoyable. One of the many memorable highlights staying here were cocktails in the roof top bar each evening while enjoying the lit Acropolis a kilometer away, with a stunning beautiful infinity pool bathed in a serene blue light. The Electra Metropolis is centrally located and very convenient walking distance to the ancient sites and innumerable amazing restaurants. Unfortunately, our climbing trip this December/January was cut short by unseasonable rain and snow(!). We will be back for a rematch next fall and when we stay in Athens we will be staying here at the Electra Metropolis.
Review by NickCafe

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#7
A top pic for a 5* stay in Athens
Although an Athenian, I stayed there for one night to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a touch of style and glam.
Even though that our stay was only for one night, they were in position to give us an upgrade and honor our privileges with their partner airline (they always do so).
I have often sent friends and colleagues to stay in this hotel (and they were always happy to do so) but it was the first time for me. I was very pleased with the room, the quality of the materials, the design and the service. The spa area is more than adequate for a city hotel. The rooftop restaurant is of course outstanding! This along with its’ perfect location is what makes it for me one of the top pics for a 5* stay in Athens.
What is also important, is that because of its architecture most of the rooms (including std rooms) have are exterior (there is also a small number of internal rooms called art rooms).
Review by kampy

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#8
Wonderful Hotel!
We have just returned from a fantastic stay at the hotel. The whole place was immaculate, the room was spacious, quiet, clean and modern. Nice toiletries, superior bed linen , robes and slippers, coffee and tea, water and Turkish delight were all included. The bed was huge and very comfortable.
The SPA was welcoming and spotless. The indoor pool was really warm and the girls who gave us a couples massage were superb professionals.
The highlight for us was the rooftop view from the restaurant of the Acropolis which was simply amazing . The breakfast served in this restaurant was fantastic as it offered a huge range of foods for all tastes. Guests were served freshly squeezed orange juice and newly brewed coffee on sitting down. The buffet had a wide range of Greek bread, superior quality smoked salmon with a crushed caper accompaniment and some local filo pastry dishes in addition to the selection of cold meats, local cheeses and the Great British fry up!
The location was simply wonderful, just a few steps from Syntagma Square , the main shopping streets, lots of restaurants and cozy bars. You could easily walk from the hotel to the Acropolis, Parliament building, National Gardens and the markets and local restaurants of Plaka and Monastiraki.
Review by UkEileen

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#9
Beautiful views of the Acropolis, friendly and efficient service and a delicious cuisine.
Four of us decided to spend a chilly Winter's evening on the Tenth Floor restaurant and we spent such a good evening that four hours just flew by. We had a beautiful Aromatic Lobster Soup to start with, then two of us a the wild Asparagus Risotto and the other two had Homemade Ravioli. This was top up by a heavenly Pavlova with ice cream for desert. Two of us enjoyed wine whilst the other two were served bottled water. The bill came to Euros 168 - just over Euros 40 per head - excellent value for the ambience and view. There is a lovely verandah area which must be very romantic in the beautiful Greek balmy Summers!
Review by jacec382

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#10
Not a 5 star. It’s a 4 star.
We booked a superior room!!! And.....

Good breakfast- But people seriously queing outside as they can’t handle to volume.
Very noise-Windows not sound proofed
Shower leaking all over bathroom floor.
Superior room not as picture, shown classic room.
Got questioned if staying in hotel when wanted coffee on roof in evening - not nice.
Lighting control is very poor in room.
Moody over pumped security guards walking around in stab vests, who don’t get out of your way.
Charging over priced : for one coffee €7. And forget sugar spoon and side biscuit. No attention to detail.
Bin men 3am. - wake up every morning at 3am !!!

Shame as the Athens people are very nice and welcoming. Nice town.

Yes I know you are sorry. No apology wanted/needed. JUST REFUND ME MY MONEY !!!
Review by Parish R

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Description

Location
The new Electra Metropolis Hotel is a part of modern-day Athens, one of the essential places to visit in Greece. It is a bridge between the city’s glorious history, lively present and promising future.

The “Electra Metropolis" is a brand new 5 star hotel in the heart of the city. It is situated at the beginning of Mitropoleos Street next to Syntagma Square, the most famous square in Greece, and has been welcoming business travellers and holiday makers to Athens since September 2016. This Athens luxury lifestyle hotel is near many Athens tourist attractions and other places to visit in Athens, Greece.

Rooms
This new jewel of Athens is founded on the values ​​of “Electra Hotels & Resorts”, and has 216 luxurious and fully equipped suites and rooms with views of the Acropolis and the old neighbourhood of Plaka.

Food & drink
Breakfast, served on the 10th-floor roof terrace, comes with a side of stunning Acropolis views. The buffet, a fairly standard spread of eggs, bacon, sausages, cereals, fruit and pastries, includes plenty of Greek specialities: local charcuterie and cheeses, yoghurt and honey, and delicious fresh bread.

The roof terrace is divided into two areas: the glass-walled Metropolis Roof Garden for fine dining and M Bar for decent cocktails. The fiddly dishes at the (very expensive) restaurant are hit and miss —tuna tartare, asparagus risotto, and fillet steak are safe bets, and desserts are excellent — but the views, especially at sunset, are magnificent. The ground-floor Library bistro is a quiet but rather soulless spot for a coffee or light lunch.

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