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
- 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
Overall, the hotel has a lot to offer and includes a convenient shuttle service into the main area. Both check in and check out took ages, with very long queues and people pushing in. My room was spacious and the bed was incredibly comfortable. However, I had a room with an interleading door and could hear everything that went on next door at all times of day! Was woken up more than once by cleaning service next door and other guests in their room which was quite annoying. Most of the staff were very formal and the cleaning service were the friendliest. The food in the hotel venues was good, but expensive. The location is odd and there are no easy to reach nearby restaurants or stores. I’m sure there are nicer rooms if you have the right loyalty points but apart from the very comfortable bed, I did not really enjoy my stay as much as I could have.
Nice choice of place to stay during a visit to Athens - quick check in / quick(ish) check out, spacious room (bathroom a little too small) and very good breakfast. Very small pool area and rather expensive / limited mini bar beverages. Excellent conference facilities but slow Internet. Hotel location ok but not great. Overall, a very good choice of place.
Stayed , 6 nights for business - when I made the reservation in February i pointed out that I would like a quiet room through noise sensitivity, once I entered my room I turned right away around it was right next to the main road and would be like sleeping next to the street outside this went on for 3 times until we found a room which was ok , the reason why that room still let som noise in was because the window was broken and didn’t close proper however it got repaired . The positive here the lady from the club room reception tried her best to find the room and made a good effort. However even the let’s more up to date rooms look bit old especially the bathrooms but apart of the noise it’s ok. The breakfast selection is very nice but the staff apart of one lady is not very enthusiastic, but quality is good . The rooftop bar is nice but the bar man is unacceptable his attire was dirty he was coughing while doing drinks , and taking visible some medication if not well fair enough but do it so is not seen by the guests. One night I ordered room service which was very good no complaints and the service on the phone to take order was excellent. The gym is ok small but got what’s need it . However at checkout the porter looked at me when my taxi came like if I should put the bags into the taxi , I said sorry but that’s what you there for but he still didn’t move so I did myself and bye bye , which sums up general there staff attitude . I will not stay again there even the location suites me for my work but just to pricy for what it is . The neighbourhood of the hotel is as well average.
Nice and clean hotel, walking distance from city centre and famous Acropolis.
Breakfast is very nice, with the option of eating on the terrace next to the pool. Rooms are very clean and comfortable.
Hotel staff are one friendliest I ever experienced, and I stayed in over 100, 4 ⭐️ and above hotels.
Intercontinental Athens is a centrally located property in Athens with shuttle service to Syntagma square which is accessible from all main attractions . The hotel is quite spacious with big rooms and bathroom . The breakfast is excellent with lot of veg and non veg options . Would love to stay in this hotel if I happen to be in Athens again.