My first night was in a cold and dated single room that looked nothing like the online pictures and the heating was not working properly. The cold and noise from the split unit kept me up all night. Two members of staff had tried to get it to work to no avail and I was too tired after a long day and late arrival to change rooms that night. Thankfully my room was changed the following morning to a much better room with a balcony and beautiful views of Athens and the Acropolis. This was a far better room and looked like the online pictures. The heating worked...hurray.... it was winter.
Never made it to the breakfast room to eat the hotel's fare but there are lots of restaurants about and the Metro is just a stone throw away. The location notwithstanding the hotel itself was an oasis of calm and the staff were helpful when asked questions. I visited the roof top bar and the views are indeed lovely at night though it was not busy when I visited. A nice hotel to stay in central Athens.
Hotel is in a great location, walking distance from many bars, restaurants, and attractions. Staff went out of their way to help in every way possible, from setting up our SIM card (instructions were in Greek), to setting up breakfast before out 5:30AM checkout. Room was clean, but minor issues with the condition of things.
I transferred from the Hilton Athens to A for Athens (work budget to personal budget) and yes there was a big difference in grandeur and the facilities available. That said if going back to Athens I would choose to stay at A for Athens. The hotel was comfortable and had an excellant location in the heart of the city making it very easy as a single traveller to get out and about in foot. When I first checked in there was a problem with my room with water coming in from the building next door. I was immediately moved into a new room. The receptionist was very friendly and could not have been more helpful. The rooms were a good size and the beds comfortable. My room had great views of the Acropolis. The bar / restaurant on the 6th floor served excellent food and was a very popular meeting venue for locals. The advice to reserve a table for dinner was good advice. I really felt like this hotel gave me a flavour of Greece. There was a lift but it was very small, pretty much one person at a time. There was free WiFi but every time my phone screen lock activated I had to relig on. I would definitely go back here.
Has all basic amenities, everything works! Staff is knowledgeable and really helpful. Good restaurants nearby. Walking distance to Acropolis, Sintagma square, Plaka. Enjoy a great wiee of Pantheon by night from the 5th level terrace.
This is a lovely small hotel with nice touches; bottles of water in the fridge, coffee and tea. The host is very thoughtful and the outside area is great. The location is great. Lots of bars and restaurants around the corner and all the sights are within walking a distance. It's a lively area but the room is very quiet. Great experience!
Below the Acropolis, at the foot of quaint Plaka, Monastiraki centres on a pedestrianised square with a Byzantine church and a metro station. From here, Ifaistou Street hosts a bazaar displaying leather goods, cheap jewellery, antiques and army surplus, while Adrianou is lined with open-air cafés overlooking the Ancient Agora. A flea market is held here on Sunday mornings.
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