What We Love
- There’s an extensive fitness center open 24 hours
- Four restaurants and two bars, including one poolside
- Jaw-dropping Athens views from the rooftop restaurant Premiere
- The award-winning spa is impressive for an urban hotel
What To Know
- The outdoor swimming pool is only open from May-September
- The restaurant is closed Sunday-Monday
- There’s a small fee for wifi for non IHG members
- The hyper-modern exterior might not be for everyone
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
The gems of Athens may be ancient, but this 543-room behemoth is far from it. The sleek, clean-lined modern stay has everything an executive traveler could want – spacious rooms with workspaces, business facilities galore, a location close to the heart of town – along with plenty of diversions on hand when the work day is done. Sip cocktails by the pool, book in for a Deeply Detoxifying treatment to slough off the grime of the big city at the acclaimed I-Spa or settle in for an evening of dazzlement at the rooftop restaurant Premiere, which features Med cuisine and pulse-racing views of the Acropolis.
In the Area
Start your day the sweet way by taking the hotel shuttle to Syntagma Squareand admiring the neoclassical buildings lining Panepistimiou Avenue on your way to Aristokratikon, a chocolatier family that has been dispensing hand-made treats since the 1920s. Later, head to Kolonaki, a tony residential district on the southern slopes of Lycabettus hill where the big-ticket fashion houses and galleries congregate, mostly on Voukourestiou street. Check out the collection at the magnificent neoclassical Benaki Museum, which showcases Greek works from pre-historic times to contemporary artworks, then after dark dine on traditional Hellenic specialties at Dionysos, with its open-air terrace and rousing views across to the Acropolis.
How to Get There
My family and I stayed at Intercontinental Athenaeum during our visit to Athens. We had a wonderful stay! Even though the hotel is not the newest, the rooms are spacious and well-maintained. The friendly service was consistent everywhere, from the Reception to the Coffee House to the Housekeeping. I think customer service and the condition of the rooms are really important for a hotel and the Intercontinental doesn’t disappoint! A bonus is that they have a complimentary daily shuttle service to Syntagma Square. I will definitely stay there again the next time I come to Athens.
It was almost perfect stay concerning location and perfect view of Acropolis, quality of accomodiation, efficient and friendly staff, delicious food..but I could not use the swimming pool cause the opening hour was at 10 o'clock and my meetings and lectures started at 09. I would like to advice the management of the hotel strongly to reconsider the terms of usage of the pool, because it undermined all positive impression.
Its mostly a venue for congresses and meetings but can be enjoyed as well for just visiting Athens. Any location is easily achieved by taxi. We stayed at 7th floor and rooms were capacious with two kids. Breakfast could be better but I think they feel eat whatever you find and its not nice for sure. The guy who yaled at my daughter for she was touching a stuff on the lobby was ridicolous. After he noticed I was there he tierd to be nice but it was too late. I have the name but will not write it here for I dont know the consequences. The guys at door entrance were very helpfull. The pool is Ok but could be better with better service.