You may pay by cash in most major currencies which can be exchanged at the front desk. Credit and debit cards with the Visa, Mastercard, Amex or Diners sign are accepted. There is also an ATM cash machine in the lobby for your convenience.
In the commercial hub of Athens, around Hermou Street and Monastiraki, most shops open from 8 am to 9 pm. In most other areas, apart from the shopping malls, opening hours of shops (including pharmacies) are 9 am to 2.30 pm on Mon and Wednesday. On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, the times are 9 am to 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm. On Saturdays, shops open from 9 am to 3 pm, while on Sunday all shops are closed except for small convenience stores.
The electric current is 220 volts in Greece, as in the rest of Europe. If you are coming from North America or other destinations with 110 volts, please note that many small appliances such as laptops and chargers operate on dual voltage, but check the fine print on your charger or adapter to be sure. The room is equipped for different kinds of power sockets. If your plug does not fit, contact the reception.
The hotel is only an eight-minute ride from the airport. All the airport busses (X93, X95, X96, X97) stop very near to the hotel in both directions. The busses also take you to the suburban railway and metro lines at the airport. The Holiday Inn has an airport shuttle bus as well (please book in advance).
You can dial any destination in the world directly from your hotel room. For country codes please consult the room directory. For mobile/cellular phones, note that Greece operates on the GSM system. You can use your roaming phone in Greece or buy a SIM card from nearby stores by presenting your passport.
Access for the disabled
There is a ramp at the entrance of the hotel. There are no steps to the lobby, restaurant or elevator area making it easy for wheelchair access. In addition, there are rooms that are especially equipped for people with disabilities, making the Holiday Inn one of the few hotels in the city to offer this important facility.
Checkout time is at 12.00 noon. Please ask the reception if you want to extend your checkout time or if you want a room for day use. Check-in time is at 2.00 pm.