Nice hotel in proximity to tourist area.
Posted Oct 11, 2016 on Hotels
I stayed at the hotel twice in the space of two weeks. On the first stay, I was upgraded to a premium room and on the second I had a standard room. The premium rooms were fine but the standard rooms were in serious need of renovation. Fixtures falling apart, peeling wallpaper, mold on ceiling in washroom, limited water flow in the shower, and so forth.
Hotel is located slightly off the main tourist area, but which is within 15 walk or accessible with hotel shuttle. High level of noise in some rooms from highway beside hotel coming from cars and motorcycles drag racing. Light sleepers beware! Area immediately around hotel is rather run-down, but did not feel unsafe when walking about.
Otherwise, main parts of hotel were excellent, particularly the rooftop restaurant/bar with excellent view of the Parthenon. Service was absolutely excellent. Breakfast buffet was good albeit a bit pricey at 22 euros.
I would go back to this hotel, but would certainly encourage them to update and refresh their older rooms.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 13, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for having selected the Athenaeum InterContinental for your stays in Athens and for taking the time to write a review. Guest satisfaction is our primary concern and any comments that help us maintain the high standards for which InterContinental is known are warmly welcomed. We have taken note of your comments regarding the quality of your room on your second stay and would like to express our sincere apologies for the disappointment we caused. May we take this opportunity to advise you that while a preventative maintenance schedule is followed for the upkeep of all of our rooms, we are currently in the planning process of our next renovation phase that will cover the portion of our rooms that have not been recently renovated. With regard to our breakfast prices, may we take this opportunity to clarify that our Athenaeum full buffet breakfast is priced at Euro 32 per person and our Continental buffet breakfast is priced at Euro 27 per person. Once again, we thank you for your valuable feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future.
Guest Relations Manager