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
I was staying at the InterContinental for two days and was very pleased with both - hotel itself and service.
The hotel is very elegant, as should be for 5 stars, very wide and with a lot of facilities. I enjoyed the outdoor pool a lot!
Everyone is extremely nice - from the receptionist Alexia to the housekeepers. I did not get the chance to have a breakfast there, but assume it will be as great as the rest of the service the hotel offers.
Location is great - 15 minutes walking from the Acropolis - very convenient.
Perfect for business and for leisure!
Definitely recommend it!
My first stay here in this group of hotels.. it was very good service and it was more then 5stars in my books... a amazing place to have your business meetings..... many tours are done from this hotel ..... 730am sharp...you got to be there...
We were only at this hotel for 2 nights. We had to eat breakfast there due to our schedule. The breakfast bar was 32 Euros a person. Way too expensive. We just ordered alacarte and it was a little cheaper. The hotel itself is extremely nice but there are not many other places to eat without a cat or taxi.
The Intercontinental Athens was a pleasant surprise. We stayed in a suite on the top floor. The views of the Acropolis were like I have I have never seen the Parthenon before, and I live in Athens. I especially enjoyed the 24 hour gym with nice technogym equipment. Also, the room was newly renovated, super clean and very spacious. The breakfast was very good, especially the small but fluffy pancakes. Clio at customer service was very polite.
Cons: the bathroom was very small and dated for a suite, and the room had a lumpy bed and kitsch miniature metal cars in EU countries flag colours on the wall. The ladies at the Club Reception on the 8th floor were not very polite, they looked bored and chatted loudly among themselves annoying the mostly foreign businessmen guests, especially Thetis.
Overall, a great city centre hotel for businessmen, families and couples to stay in. A lot of money has been spent on it and it shows. Staff need to be on top of their game to get top marks.
Stayed here recently on a family vacation. Staff is outstanding, bellman, front desk were exceptionally helpful. The Club access is the best we’ve experienced in a long time. Food was excellent and service was attentive and exceptionally professional. And the views are amazing.