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Cindy M
Chicago, Illinois

Nice, clean hotel, but poor location

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 May 2024
This was a pretty decent hotel, and I honestly go between 3 & 4 stars, but giving them 4 stars. The hotel is nice inside. The rooms are good and spacious. There's a refrigerator in the room which is good. The bathrooms are nice and big. Plus, it had a tub! My husband actually took a nice soak after our long flight over. But be aware, it's a pretty narrow tub, which is fine for us short people. We did notice that the tub is tall though, only because some friends we were traveling with commented, which made us notice it too. The husband had a knee injury, to it was too hard for him to get his leg over. I have to say, the towels were great too! Nice and big, plus they were soft. We only ate at the breakfast buffet, which had a huge variety. Yes, it was the same every day, but there were plenty of things to pick from.

Now, we didn't pick this hotel ourselves. We were there on an extension through a cruise. Saying that, it's why I ended up giving them the 4 stars. We didn't pick it, because if we did, I would have been disappointed with the location. There was nothing to go to or do in the area. When we did go to see things in Athens on our own, which was only 1 day, we had to take a taxi there and back, which was about €10 each way. And our guide at the hotel, from our cruise company, made sure to tell us this. She told us because some taxi drivers will want to "quote" you a price. She said to make sure they tell you an approximate cost, but also that they turn on a meter.

Some rooms do give you a view of the Acropolis. And, they have a rooftop bar, but unfortunately, it was closed when we were there, as was the outdoor pool.

Again, if you're looking for a nice, clean hotel, this is good. But if you're there to also tour the city, then it's not in the best location and you'll spend time traveling to get to the sites and restaurants.
Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Martha Pallis, Owner at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel, responded to this review
Responded 15 May 2024
Dear Cindy M,

Thank you for staying at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens and for writing a review. We are delighted to read that your stay with us met with your expectations and that you particularly enjoyed the ambience of our hotel, the spacious rooms, the cleanliness and the extensive buffet breakfast.

With regards to your comment about hotel’s location, may we take this opportunity to inform you that the hotel is situated in a business and residential area, close to the city centre and just 150 meters from the nearest tram station and 600 metres from the nearest metro station.

We thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future.

Best regards,

Olga
Guest Service Center

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Reviewed 8 May 2024 via mobile

We had a couple of days in Athens before heading to the Greek islands. I did a lot of research and watched several travel videos. At the end decided to book the Intercontinental and was not disappointed. The options closer to the Acropolis were expensive and clearly not as nice.
Yes, it is not inside the tourist part of the city and a taxi to and from will cost you around 6 euros and takes you 10 mins. However, not being inside the busy tourist neighborhoods allows some piece and quiet and a great stay with spacious rooms, good all-around service, and faster access to the airport. Overall, a better hotel at a much more attractive rate.
I would happily stay here again when visiting Athens again.
However…a small bottle of Coca Cola is 9 euros. This is the most absurd overpriced anything I have ever seen in my life! Very upset a hotel even has the courage to charge this amount when in any high scale restaurante in the city it is less than half that price!

Date of stay: May 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martha Pallis, Owner at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2024

Dear BrazilACA,
Thank you for choosing the Athenaeum InterContinental and for writing a review about your experience. We are delighted to read that you truly enjoyed our accommodations and that the convenience of our hotel’s location was suitable for your needs.
With regards to your comments about our beverage prices, may we take this opportunity to inform you that our prices reflect the high quality of product and service provided in the hotel.
We thank you again for your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Yours sincerely,
Pjerina
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Reviewed 29 April 2024 via mobile

The hotel is strategically located in the city. About a 45 minute drive from the airport. The rooms are very nice. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. The bar area is great. The breakfast is excellent, with a wide variety of options.

Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martha Pallis, Owner at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2024

Dear GTHockey13,

Thank you for your great review. We are truly pleased to hear your positive feedback. We hope to welcome you back to the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens in the near future.

Kind regards,

Aggeliki
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Reviewed 7 April 2024 via mobile

We are a family of three adults. We stayed there for 5 days. The package included breakfast but the food remained the same every day. The price performance was OK but it was not the same quality of other intercontinental hotels, not 5 stars at all. So don’t expect too much or any smile from the front desk, the restaurant or the concierge. When we were there, the swimming pool was closed due to not yet the high season. There were some other charges like room service and city tax €10/day besides the hotel tax. I thought if they should have to inform the guest before or during the check in, miscommunication would not be occurred. We ordered a burger which cost €25, we paid €5 for tips. Then during the check out, we found that they charged another €5 for service charge, which wasn’t shown in the bill before; otherwise we shouldn’t be paying total €10 for a €25 burger. Anyway, I would not rate high in this hotel. But it was not bad though.

Room tip: Don’t expect too much and it is not in the center of the city, not convenient at all.
Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Martha Pallis, Owner at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2024

Dear debesukhanp,

Thank you for choosing the Athenaeum InterContinental to stay in Athens and for writing a review about your experience.
Guest satisfaction is our primary concern and we are sorry to learn that on this occasion, we were unable to fulfil this commitment.

With regards to your comments about the food variety of the breakfast buffet, may we take this opportunity to advise you that your feedback has been noted and will be shared with our Director of Food and Beverage.
Regarding your comment about the 5 euro service charge when one places an order with Room Service, we would like to advise you that this charge is displayed on the Room Service menu.

We thank you again for your valuable feedback and trust that on a future visit to Athens, you will allow us the opportunity to restore your impression of our hotel.

Yours sincerely,


Olga
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Reviewed 1 April 2024 via mobile

The hotel is great. Nothing to complain about. Huge rooms, clean, and up to InterContinental standards. One thing to note, if you go to the airport, make sure you use Uber or FreeNow. Do not take the taxi from the hotel. The taxi charged me $50 while it would cost around $40 if I used Uber/Freenow. The meter showed $40 but the driver insisted that the hotel is outside of central Athens and the flat rate was $50 (the hotel is less than 1km away from the city center). The hotel concierge confirmed that the charge was reasonable. So don’t use the taxi to the hotel!

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Martha Pallis, Owner at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Dear Mike0315,

Thank you for staying at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens and for sharing your feedback. We are delighted to learn that your stay with us met with your expectations and that you particularly enjoyed the comfort and the cleanliness of our rooms. We have taken note of your comment with the taxi fee and would like to advise you that the official airport taxi fee of 50 Euro includes the transportation from the hotel to the airport, the luggage fee and the extras for the tolls. We thank you again for your review and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Athenaeum InterContinental on a future visit to Athens.

Yours sincerely,

Georgia
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Reviewed 15 March 2024 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay at the InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, my wife and I stayed here for 2 nights to celebrate her birthday. Reception was very efficient and friendly we were taken by guest relations to the Club Lounge for check in, this private check in at the lounge was a personalised welcoming experience.
Our upgraded room was a One King Bedroom Suite with living area it was perfect very spacious and in good condition although decor is slightly-dated it could do with some refurbishment to achieve a more modern, luxurious and stylish space. Everything was very clean and tidy. The bed and pillows were comfortable, excellent quality bedding. Air-conditioning worked well. The tv was an old model and took a long time before it worked, screen was blurred. The bathrooms were nice and a good size, good lighting and extremely clean with luxury toiletries by Byredo in the Bal D'Afrique scent, good sized towels.
The gift of a cake from the hotel for my wife's birthday was a lovely and appreciated gesture.
The Club lounge is temporarily relocated to the Premiere restaurant on the 10th floor, whilst upgrading the facilities at the Club InterContinental. The view of the Acropolis is spectacular, especially when it is lit up at night. The evening drinks reception was excellent and the service in lounge was fantastic.
Enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at Cafezoe offers an extensive breakfast experience featuring great quality food options both hot and cold, a bountiful feast including local Greek cuisine to standard international options. We had delicious omelettes made to order by the talented chef. Freshly squeezed juices and lovely coffee. Mouthwatering high-end desserts especially the Homemade Twix bars these caramel chocolate shortbreads were incredible. I highly recommend getting breakfast it was a highlight and the staff were outstanding extremely attentive and very friendly.
Location was excellent walking distance to a subway station. I would very much recommend this hotel.

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martha Pallis, Owner at InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, an IHG Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2024

Dear Jay L,

Thank you for having chosen the Athenaeum InterContinental during your recent visit to Athens and for taking the time to write a review.

Guest satisfaction is what we always strive for and it is truly a pleasure for us to read that you had a great stay in our hotel enjoying especially the cleanliness and comfort of our rooms, the bedding quality, the bathroom and the its amenities, as well as the facilities and views from the Club InterContinental Lounge and the breakfast buffet variety and quality of our Café Zoe restaurant.

It gives us great pride to know that the attentiveness, the service provided and the friendliness of our staff met with your expectations and all together contributed to make you love your stay with us.

With regards to your comments about the TV operation and the rooms’ décor, may we take the opportunity to inform you that our hotel is in the final stages of planning for its next renovation, that will begin with the lobby in the coming months followed by our guest rooms. As such, your feedback has been duly noted.

We truly thank you for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back to the Athenaeum InterContinental on your next visit to Athens.

Yours sincerely,

Vassilis Lysseas
Guest and Duty Manager

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