European Alumnae Symposium Accommodations

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All Symposium activities in Athens, including registration, will take place at the majestic Royal Olympic Hotel, where a number of rooms have been reserved for Mount Holyoke alumnae and guests.

The organizing committee has also blocked rooms at three additional hotels to offer options at different price levels, all located in the center of Athens and easily reachable by foot or by public transportation.

Most of these rooms can accommodate two people, allowing for sharing of the cost. Please note that if you are planning to share, you should make this very clear at the time of booking to ensure that there are two beds and two names registered. The sharing of a room is entirely up to you and would need to be coordinated by you. Hotel rooms must be directly reserved by you (or your roommate) either with the hotel or through the travel agency that we are working with. The reservation must be guaranteed by a credit card.

All hotel offerings include breakfast and free wi-fi.

A new accommodation tax is now charged per night. This is in addition to the hotel rates listed below, and the rate differs across hotels (2–4 euros/room/night). It will need to be paid separately at each hotel.

Looking for a roommate? Contact Dimitra China ’16 by email. Please mark your email request: “Looking for a roommate.” Dimitra will put you in touch with other alums looking for a roommate; however, we cannot guarantee that there will always be someone. You may also post a message to our Mount Holyoke European Alumnae Facebook Group.

Accommodation Options

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1. A once-in-a-lifetime experience

Royal Olympic Hotel
28-34 Athanasiou Diakou Str., 117 43, Athens, Greece
Telephone: +30 210 92.88.400
E-mail: info@royalolympic.com

The Royal Olympic Hotel is an extremely elegant, family-run, five-star property in the center of Athens. The hotel is situated just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and National Garden. It is underneath the Acropolis and only a two-minute walk to the new Acropolis Museum and to the picturesque district of Plaka around the Acropolis. The hotel is easily accessible by metro as it is only two minutes away from the Acropolis metro station.

The Hotel Roof Garden, recently opened, offers the ultimate dining and wining experience in front of the most spectacular view in Athens. It will host the Symposium Gala Dinner on Friday. You can enjoy your breakfast there as well.

Buses for our day trip on Saturday will also be leaving from the Royal Olympic on Saturday morning, and Symposium events will reconvene at the Royal Olympic on Sunday morning.

Allotments and Room Pricing

Rooms available until 20 August 2019 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Various room types (Executive, Deluxe, Athenian Panorama, Junior Suites, and Suites) are offered for single or double occupancy at the reservation link provided below.

Prices for Executive rooms:

  • Double room for single use: 170 euros/night
  • Double room for double use: 180 euros/night

See more options and prices at the reservation link provided below.

Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy

  1. For cancellations until 29 August 2019, no cancellation fees will apply.
  2. A one-night, nonrefundable deposit will be charged on 30 August 2019.
  3. For cancellations from 30 August 2019 until 72 hours prior to your arrival, you will be charged with one night’s cancellation fee (which amounts to the deposit charged to your credit card on 30 August 2019).
  4. For cancellations within 72 hours of your planned arrival or a no-show, you will be charged the full amount of your reservation as cancellation fees for the cancelled nights.

Reservations

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For any communications with the hotel, please use this code reference: 15 MHC Alumnae Symposium.

The Royal Olympic Hotel will hold our block of pre-reserved rooms until 20 August 2019.

2. Elegant and close to the underground

Titania Hotel
Panepistimiou 52, Athens 10678, Greece

Note: Please make your booking following the directions below. Bookings should not be made directly with the hotel.

Titania Hotel is a four-star hotel operating for 35 years in the heart of the historical and commercial center of Athens. It offers luxury accommodation to guests who seek to explore the city from a privileged spot. It offers rooms that combine luxury with convenience and it features an excellent breakfast buffet. The hotel provides easy access to world-famous monuments and landmarks. It is located within a short distance of modern shops and city malls, offering guests a wide variety of sightseeing and entertainment choices.

Located between two subway stations, the hotel gives access to a wide variety of public transport services. The distance to the Symposium venue is 30 minutes by foot or 15 minutes by public transportation (two subway stops).

Allotments and Room Pricing

Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Single room: 135 euros/night
  • Double room: 145 euros/night

Payment Terms, Cancellation Policy and Booking Information

Rooms can be booked through Escape2Greece. We have collaborated with this travel agency for reserving rooms in this hotel. Please download and review this form for Titania Hotel reservation information. You may book here based on the instructions on the form. Electronic signature on the form is accepted.

3. Modern and functional

Hermes Hotel
19 Apollonos, Plaka/ Syntagma, 10557 Athens, Greece
Reservations Telephone:+30 2103222706
Hotel Telephone: +30 2103235514
E-mail: hermes@athenshotelsgroup.com

The Hermes Hotel is a very modern, boutique, three-star hotel. It is small, stylish and functional, offering a synthesis of comfortable accommodations and quality service in a relaxing environment. All rooms were recently renovated with care for detail.

The hotel is situated in the city center, just five minutes from the exceptional and famous district of Plaka and a couple of minutes’ walk from Syntagma and Monastiraki square. Syntagma subway station is a two-minute walk, with direct access to the airport. The distance to the Symposium venue is 15 minutes by foot or 10 minutes by public transportation

Allotments and Room Pricing

Rooms are available until 30 June 2019 on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Single room: 105 euros/night
  • Double room: 130 euros/night

Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy

  1. Υour credit card will be charged for the full amount one week prior to arrival.
  2. Reservations are fully refundable for cancellations up to three days prior to arrival.

Rooms can be booked by sending an email to hermes@athenshotelsgroup.com, indicating that it is for the Mount Holyoke College Group.

4. Simple and brand new

Hotel ibis Styles Athens Routes (opening July 2019)
Leof. Vouliagmenis 109, Athens 117 43, Greece

Note: Please make your booking following the directions below. Bookings should not be made directly with the hotel.

This ibis Styles hotel, which will open in July 2019, is characterized by a vibrant contemporary design with modern art details, theme and personality. It offers fresh, easygoing and warm service and stylish comfort at a friendly price. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and an extensive breakfast buffet.

The distance to the Symposium venue is 15 minutes by foot or seven minutes by public transportation

Allotments and Room Pricing

Rooms are available until 10 June 2019 on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Single room: 90 euros/night
  • Double room: 100 euros/night

Payment Terms, Cancellation Policy and Booking Information

Rooms can be booked through Escape2Greece. We have collaborated with this travel agency for reserving rooms in this hotel. Please download and review this form for Hotel ibis Styles reservation information. You may book here based on the instructions on the form. Electronic signature on the form is accepted.

5. On a shoestring

Athens is a busy capital city and offers a good choice of accommodations for anyone traveling on a shoestring. Hostels listed below are located in the center of Athens.

Please note that these hostels do not pre-reserve blocks of rooms, which is why we do not have room blocks here. Also, we do not have details about their booking information and cancellation policies. Please be sure to look into these on your own if you are interested in staying in one of these hostels. Be sure to book early to ensure accommodations!

View a map of the accommodation options.

Airport Transfer and Additional Travel Services 

If you would like to book a transfer service from or to the airport, please complete this airport transfer travel booking form and send email it to info@escape2greece.gr or fax it to +30-2117909250. If you email, please include “Mount Holyoke Symposium” in the subject line. Please be sure to make your transfer service reservation by 1 September 2019.

For additional travel services (car rental, travel to and accommodations at other islands, booking cruises, airline tickets, etc.), you may contact Escape2Greece, the travel agency with which we are collaborating, via email at info@escape2greece.gr or by phone at +30-211-7902520 (during regular business hours in Greece). If you email, please include “Mount Holyoke Symposium” in the subject line and in your message.