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Overview

A legend since 1936, The King George Palace has been home to kings, princes, presidents and Athenians alike.

The only hotel in Athens among the 75 Top Europe Hotels of the Conde Nast Traveler U.S.A. Reader’s Choice Awards, also honored on the 2005 Hot List and the 2007 Gold List.

Some people have status and some seek status from symbols.

The King George Palace was created for people who recognize quality and demand excellence in all they do.

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the King George Palace combines the grace and stature of a historic landmark with ultramodern amenities and personal service that puts guests’ comfort above all else – right down to a personal trainer in the state-of-the-art health club, exclusively for hotel guests.



History

The King George Palace was originally built as a small urban palais that served as an annex to the Palace, which then occupied the building that houses Greece’s Parliament on the square’s eastern flank.

Later, it served briefly as the prime minister’s residence before being acquired by a Greek businessman who added several floors and converted it into a hotel. 

One of its first guests was King George II, who made it his haunt.

In the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies, it was also the favourite hotel of international celebrities, magnates, world leaders, and movie stars like Aristotle Onassis and Maria Kallas, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Frank Sinatra, and Francois Mitterand.

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Check-in / Check-out Policy

Check-in: from 12:00 h
Check-out: until 10:00 h

Facilities

Indoor Swimming Pool Jacuzzi Gourmet Restaurants Indoor Heated Swimming Pool Massage Hammam Restaurants Swimming Pool Fitness Room Meeting Rooms Babysitting Pets Not Allowed Bar Internet Access 24 H Room Service No Smoking Rooms Wheelchair Accessible Sauna Business Centre / Services VIP Services

Conference Amenities

Microphones PC - Printer Slide Projector Xerox Copier

Services

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • 24 hours Concierge Services
  • Multi-Lingual Staff
  • Express laundry/dry cleaning service
  • Baby Sitting Services upon request
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Parking nearby
  • Car Rental
  • Cellular telephone rentals
  • Translation services upon request
  • Metro Station across the Street

Pool

  • Guests can also unwind in the indoor swimming pool.

Off-site Recreation

  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Jogging
  • Golf
  • Beach
  • Horse riding

Food & Beverages

“T” Palace

Located on the ground floor, is the best place for rendezvous, after work.

Here, intimate flirts with daring. Here, a place open to the city, to stay for hours, to drink, eat or listen to the music of the DJ’s. Here, a place where the city comes to you.

  • Horse lamps designed by Front for Moooi, and black baccarat chandeliers lighten up the royal blue sofas and the crown artwork by Dimitris Antonitsis, on the left.
  • Enjoy the exquisite Greco-French cuisine on the right side, sitting on the famous Moooi smoke armchairs in front of Konstantin Kakanias paintings.
  • Sip your caramel cappuccino in a golden cup in the library area with the golden Gun Lamps by Philip Stark, just above Scott Campbell’s wall tattoo: “I was very good at doing what I was told”.
  • Drink Athens’ most exotic cocktails at the Space Bar with the Mooi Dear Ingo hybrid lamp above.

Tudor Hall

On the 7th floor, The “Tudor Hall”, Athens most acclaimed gourmet restaurant, overlooks the Acropolis and boasts a Greco-French menu by galloping Gallic Gourmet Alain Ducasse formation.

  • This is a favourite rendezvous for politicians, diplomats, corporate executives, and international celebrities.
  • Beneath the stunning glass dome, deals are brokered – and wedding proposals made – over an imaginative menu and a panoramic view of the city.

Hours of Operation:

  • Breakfast from 07.00 to 11.00
  • Lunch from 12.30 to 16.30
  • Dinner from 19.00 to 00.00

Reservations recommended.

Dress Code:

  • Breakfast & lunch | smart casual
  • Dinner | jackets required

Accommodation

Guest Rooms & Suites

The King George Palace offers 78 guest rooms, 23 suites, and 1 Royal Penthouse Suite.

Every guest room and suite is individually designed and decorated for guests who seek exclusive accommodations to match their exacting standards.

The guestrooms and suites feature:

  • individual thermostat control,
  • complimentary toiletries,
  • down pillows,
  • duvets,
  • hair dryer,
  • in-room electronic safe,
  • hypo-allergenic foam pillows,
  • mini bar,
  • plush cotton towels and luxury bathrobes,
  • twice-daily housekeeping service,
  • TV set with satellite channels,
  • Pay TV.

Business Services in the Room include: multi-line telephone, voice mail, speakerphone, all-news cable network, laptop upon request, and high-speed Internet access.

Superior Guest Rooms Luxuriously furnished rooms overlooking the Hotel’s courtyard with its flowering plants and bubbling fountain.

  • These stylishly appointed rooms offer an average size of 29 square meters, have their own personal touches and unique interior details representing a turn-of-the century period.

Premier Guest Rooms Comfortably and uniquely appointed rooms that are ideal for the business traveller.

  • Most of them have in display rare collection of antiques.
  • Spacious working desks with hand made marqueterie and hand painted period armchairs.
  • Most of these rooms overlook the hotel’s courtyard and inner garden, while some offer views of the Parliament House and the famous Constitution Square of Athens and the Acropolis.
  • These rooms vary in size (an average of 29 square meters).

Deluxe Guest Rooms Elegantly appointed rooms that are located throughout the hotel and offer increased living space (aproximately 30 to 45 square meters , some with separate parlour, spacious working area and sitting areas with rare French antique furnishings.

  • Connecting deluxe rooms are also available.

Deluxe Guest Rooms, Acropolis View Offering the most privileged and gracious room accommodation in the hotel with luxurious French style interiors, impressive decorative wall moulding and ceiling medallions, rare antique furnishings, original artwork, custom upholstery fabrics in raw silk and satin-fringed drapes.

  • These rooms take advantage of spectacular views of the Acropolis with two large balcony doors and 35 square meters of space.

Junior Suites, Syntagma View Elegantly appointed suites, with interiors inspired by the Italian turn-of-the century “King George II” era, some with decorative fireplace and sitting area which offers views of the Parliament House and the Constitution (Syntagma) Square of Athens.

  • The 42 square meters of their space can be converted into two-bedroom suites by connecting to a Premier Guestroom.

Junior Suites, Acropolis View Luxurious one bedroom suites facing the Acropolis, with interiors inspired by the Italian turn-of-the century “King George II” era, some with decorative fireplace and sitting area with silk brocade sofas.

  • They can be converted into two-bedroom suites by connecting to a Premier Guestroom.

Deluxe Suites The luxuriously appointed Deluxe Suites, ideal for the business traveller, overlook the hotel’s courtyard and inner garden.

  • Carefully selected luxurious furniture provides unique ambience.
  • All suites feature a separate living room oversized writing desk and separate Bedroom.

Acropolis Deluxe Suite Overlooking the Acropolis and city of Athens, the spacious 70 square meters.

  • Suite features one bedroom, one living room and two bathrooms.
  • The Suite is decorated with period furniture, antiques and original art. Plasma TV and B & O hi-fi equipment.

King George Suite The King George Suite is a luxurious two bedrooms suite (98 square meters).

  • Located on the 8th floor at the front side of the hotel it offers stunning views of the Acropolis, the House of Parliament and the city of Athens.
  • This suite consists of two well-appointed bedrooms, a spacious living room with dining area and can be used also for private entertaining.
  • Rare antique furnishings, original artwork and fine fabrics create a rich residential atmosphere.

Royal Penthouse Suite The impressive Royal Penthouse Suite redefines the concept of luxury.

  • 350 sq.m. occupying the entire 9th floor with wall paintings by Konstantin Kakanias, create the perfect place for you to host a reception for 80 of your closest friends.
  • In such a lavish setting pravate elevator, Jacuzzi, separate entrances for guests and staff are considered standard amenities.
  • The piece de resistance: a private terrace with an unsurpassed view of the city, from the Parthenon to the Panathenaic Stadium, with a jacuzzi and a private swimming pool hand-laid with mosaic tiles.

In the room

  • Exquisite Designers Fabrics
  • Miracle King Size Beds & Twins
  • Down Comforters and goose feather pillows
  • Non-allergenic foam pillows available
  • Working Desk
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Separate shower cabin
  • Make-up & Shaving mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Luxurious Bathroom Amenities
  • Slippers & terry bathrobe
  • In-Room Safe deposit box
  • Maxi bar & Refrigerator
  • Multi-line cordless telephones
  • Voice Mail
  • Free high speed Internet Access
  • Satellite and Pay TV (movie channels)
  • Bang & Olufsen or Philips Plasma TV
  • DVD players
  • Hi-Fi CD Players
  • Individual thermostat Controller
  • Smoke detectors and Sprinkles
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Evening Turndown
  • 24-Hours Room Service

Business Services in the room:

  • 24-hour Business centre
  • Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
  • Conference Hall
  • Extensive Banquet facilities
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Laptop and printer available
  • Fax
  • Postage
  • Photocopying
  • Printer
  • Secretarial services
  • Speakerphone
  • All-news cable network

Room Amenities

Internet Access Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub Hairdryer Bathrobes & Slippers Satellite TV Mini Bar Safe Box Air-conditioning Telephone

Location

Ideally located on Constitution Square, this hotel is one of the most famous landmarks in Athens, in the heart of the business and shopping district.

  • Within walking distance from the Acropolis, the Old City (Plaka) and most of Athens sights and attractions.

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Hotel Score and Score Breakdown

8  / 10

Based on 6 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at King George Palace

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8   
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House Keeping
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Services
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Value for Money
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Guest Reviews

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    Anonymous
    Young Couple
    Aug 22, 2011
    11:12 am
    Overall Rating
    10   
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    10   
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    10   
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    Value for Money
    10   

    Great experience

    The user only rated the hotel without submiting a text review.

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    Sharon & Russ
    Mature Couple
    Jul 27, 2011
    12:54 am
    Overall Rating
    10   
    Rooms
    8   
    House Keeping
    10   
    Services
    8   
    Value for Money
    10   

    Excellent hotel stay

    We had a wonderful stay at the King george hotel in July for 3 nights. The hotel staff was fantastic. Only to be outdone by the amazing breakfast buffet upstairs with a view of the Parthenon. The room was spacious and very clean and comfortable with a great decor. The only downside was the tub only had a hand sprayer which made it a little more difficult to take a shower. We would reccomend this to any of our friends that our traveling there in the future. Thank you!

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    Anonymous
    Young Couple
    Jul 31, 2011
    10:52 pm
    Overall Rating
    4   
    Rooms
    8   
    House Keeping
    8   
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    8   
    Value for Money
    6   

    Extremely noisy. Everything OK... but being woken up at 9 by the housekeeping and knocked the door at 9:30 to clean the room.

    Extremely noisy room. After arriving at 2AM at the hotel, I was woken up at 9:00 because the room was extremely noisy and there were maids creating a huge noise with buckets, vacuum cleaning, things falling, hits, etc. To my extreme surprise, before 9:30 my door was knocked -and my wife awake- because maids were asking if we wanted to have the room cleaned. I must admit this never happened to me, and I travel a lot. Everything else, perfect, but the noisy room and very early wake up condition all the positive things I can also remember about your hotel.

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    Anonymous
    Friends
    Aug 18, 2011
    8:23 pm
    Overall Rating
    4   
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    4   
    House Keeping
    8   
    Services
    8   
    Value for Money
    4   

    Not great

    The staff were very friendly, but the room was sub-par. The TV had terrible reception at first, the iPod docking station simply did not work, the remote for the CD player also did not work, and there were not even enough outlets to have all of these appliances plugged in at the same time.

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    Anonymous
    Mature Couple
    Dec 21, 2013
    4:35 pm
    Overall Rating
    10   
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    10   
    House Keeping
    10   
    Services
    10   
    Value for Money
    10   

    They are all about service

    We stayed at King George Palace for 6 nights (Oct/3-9/2013) in a Grand Suite with Acropolis view (room # 501K). The check in process was fast. Iosif, at the reception desk/concierge was very courteous and professional during the process and throughout our whole stay. The lobby was very elegant and as there were few people staying, the hotel was quiet. The bellboy escorted us to our suite and showed it to us. The room was beautifully decorated and spacious. Everything looked new and fresh. A few minutes after we got to our room, the butler came in and delivered a very nice vase with roses. A few minutes later, he came again and delivered a bottle of sparkling wine and a tray of fruits. Later in the evening they delivered a delicious bottle of Greek almond liquor. They provide 1 liter of bottled water every day. That is a nice gesture and I find it very convenient. The bed was very comfortable but it is not a King size bed as noted in the web site (it is a full size bed). That did not affect us in any way but if you are big or tall and you are really used to a King bed that might make a difference. The view of the Acropolis from our suite on the 5th floor was extraordinary. Toiletries had exquisite fragrancies. The hotel location is perfect. Many Athens museums and attractions are within walking distance. Plaka is just a few blocks away. I think that management has done a fantastic job regarding the renovation process the hotel went through recently. In my opinion, I think the most remarkable thing is how everybody at this property, and I mean everybody, (reception desk, concierge, bellboys, doormen, butlers, chambermaids, waiters at breakfast place and dinner) cares so much about service. They strive to be the very best and they don't miss any opportunity to provide quality service. We had dinner at the restaurant on one night and again service was impeccable. The food was good, made with quality ingredients. Breakfast buffet has great variety. On our departure, Iosif, in a very nice gesture escorted us to our car and bid us farewell. In summary, this is a great hotel that provides outstanding service.

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    Michael B (Aust)
    Young Couple
    Nov 25, 2014
    3:04 pm
    Overall Rating
    10   
    Rooms
    10   
    House Keeping
    10   
    Services
    10   
    Value for Money
    10   

    Classic in every way

    This is a timeless classic. Location,service,cleanliness and atmosphere- this hotel has it all ! Each time we stay here the experience gets better. The same staff are there year after year, and their intent is to serve with efficiency and pleasure- always with a wealth of knowledge on any question and a willingness to find multiple answers to satisfy us. Front reception, concierge, room attendants, restaurant staff and doormen- Brilliant in every way. We cannot wait for a return visit. Bravo ! King George!

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