Hotel Phaedra
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Hotel Phaedra

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4.0
#121 of 336 hotels in Athens
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal budget friendly hotel in Athens does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Hotel Phaedra, a nice option for travellers like you.

The rooms offer air conditioning and a desk, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Hotel Phaedra features 24 hour front desk, a rooftop terrace, and baggage storage.

While staying at Hotel Phaedra, visitors can check out Herod Atticus Odeon (0.2 mi) and Monastiraki (0.4 mi), some of Athens' top attractions.

If you’re looking for a pub, consider a visit to Korova, The Flappers, or Minnie The Moocher - Bar, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Hotel Phaedra.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Acropolis (0.2 mi), Acropolis Museum (0.2 mi), and Plaka (0.3 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

Hotel Phaedra puts the best of Athens at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Telephone
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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1.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Greek, Italian

Location

Cherefontos 16, Athens 105 58 Greece
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 100 out of 100
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Athens Intl Airport
Akropoli
6 minAthens Metro
Syntagma
9 minAthens Metro
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PaulB wrote a review Feb 2020
Maastricht, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hotel Phaedra is centrally located in the Plaka, both Sygmanta and Monastiraki Square are only on ten minutes walking distantce, while most of the ancient sites are also just a few steps away.
Rooms are comfortable and include a private bathroom, a nice balcony (in our case, overlooking the opposite Saint Catherine's Church), AC, TV, a small fridge and Wifi.
Staff is very friendly and helpful.
They also have a rooftop, from where yiou can see the Acropolis Hill and the sourrounding.
Phaedra is not a four star hotel, but their rooms are okay, clean, well affordable and good value for money.
So an excellent choice in the middle segment.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Tom H wrote a review Feb 2023
Halifax, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was in a great location, the staff were welcoming, helpful and lovely and the rooms were clean.

I write this review as someone who will come back and try a 'non-budget' room.

The room we (me and my twelve year old son) were given, was a budget room with separate private bathroom. The room only had space for a wardrobe and double bed, nothing more. The bed was comfy and the room was clean. The adjacent but separate bathroom was spacious and spotless. We had a view of the Acropolis from a small balcony, albeit the surrounding wall side of the monument which was equally spectacular. For the money we paid and to use it as a place solely to sleep, the room was adequate.

The walls were very thin and we could hear others using their keys to unlock the toilets in the night. We could hear people talking in the corridor, as if they were in the room and foot traffic from outside was also very audible. Because of this, we had two nights of very broken sleep.

The location, lovely staff and value for money will entice me to come back and stay in this hotel, but I will not choose the budget option next time. External noise is not the sole fault of the hotel, but unfortunately we had very little sleep with the walls and windows being so thin.

This is a very good choice of hotel for a stop gap tour of Athens where lots of desirable attractions are within walking distance 😊
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lucas wrote a review Aug 2023
United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel in an ideal location with an amazing view of the acropolis. As the price would suggest it ia a very basic hotel, you have a fridge, a single, one wardrobe and a double bed and thats pretty much it. The bathroom and shower is private but is outside your room. Being along the street was not nice both me and my partner could barely sleep and where awoken multiple times because of the street and paper thin walls thar you could hear people talk. Hotel breakfast is not included we were charged €8 for bread, ham, cheese, yoghurt and small slice of cake buffet (coffee, tea also). I would recommend going elsewhere as most Cafés do a full breakfast for €8.
When we checked out they said no card and then ended up shorting me change. I would not stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kristin M wrote a review Sept 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I almost hate to give this secret gem away. Phaedra is a phenomenal place to stay in Athens. I believe I located this property through one of the many guidebooks that I skimmed and I am so happy that I did.

I popped in and out of Athens during my time in Greece and stayed in a few different spots — Phaedra’s location was by far the best and absolutely phenomenal.

The property has a lift in case you have heavy luggage or cannot walk up stairs.

There is breakfast available that you can preorder the night before (I did not take advantage of that, as I am an early bird.)

The property is surprisingly very quiet for its central location.

The roof deck is amazing! One morning that I had a lie in, I watched the sunrise from there instead of going to one of the nearby hills.

The location was so convenient that I was able to pop in and out during the day if I needed to drop things off.

The staff (Marianna and her associates) were absolutely phenomenal.

What matters most to me: cleanliness! And this property was so, so clean!

Thank you for a great stay.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Brilliant location and amazing roof terrae 24/hour reception
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nomadofthecentury wrote a review May 2023
Makati, Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at a single room for three nights in March 2023 and it was fantastic. Location is unbeatable—it’s just 250 meters away from the Akropolis Metro Station. There are plenty of dining options and souvenir shops right down the street. Reception is open 24 hours with very professional staff. You need to leave your room keys at reception whenever you go out. Room is on the small side (10 square meters), but it was no-frills, clean and secure. And who wants to stay indoors anyway when you’re in Athens? The absolute showstopper here is their rooftop terrace with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis. Smoking is allowed at the rooftop terrace. They can also store your luggage for free if you wish to venture out of Athens. I left my luggage here for three nights when I went to Santorini. Overall, I had a perfect stay as a solo traveler, but I can imagine how the small space can be challenging for couples.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: great
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Jose-Luis G wrote a review Oct 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
For many years I have traveled 100 or more days a year. In SEP-OCT 2022, I traveled for a month in Greece staying at 12 hotels (and on an overnight Ferry).
In this context Phaedra Hotel was about average.
PROS: Extremely well located in Plaka withing easy walking of the Ackropolis and several others attractions. The hotel was clean and had an elevator (Travel very light in Greece)
CONS: Not very friendly service. Double room small. The bathroom was private but across the corridor. The view from the balcony not inspiring.
Parting remarks: Greece is wonderful, except the touristic islands which were crowded even in October and I may skip them altogether next time. The Peloponesse resulted better than expected. Athens was safe anytime anywhere I moved, even after midnight. Get a Metro Card. Travel light because not all hotels have elevators and in ancient towns you will climb many stairs and walk over cobblestones. Missing church number 59 is OK, sitting in a café watching people go by and doing nothing was fine even for hyper me. This was an amazing trip
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Date of stay: September 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Leah M wrote a review Sept 2023
Palm Harbor, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a very good value. I really enjoyed the proximity to all of the major sites, restaurants and shopping in the central area of the city, as well as the walkability of the area. The room was clean and well-kept, if plain. I had everything I needed to be comfortable, although I would have liked a blanket for sleeping instead of just 2 sheets. The staff was reserved, but helpful and friendly. Thank you to Mariana for your company and conversation!
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Mairwen1 wrote a review Nov 2023
United Kingdom
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Phaedra is a basic hotel with an incredible location. It is located hotel in the heart of the popular Plaka area.
LOCATION: It could not have been more central. We walked everywhere. It is a 4 - 5 minute walk to the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. The beautiful 10th century Church of St Catherine is across the road, Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus are just around the corner. It is located at one end of Adrianou Street, a lively, fun street full of restaurants and souvenir shops. Brettos Bar (which I highly recommend) is just 2 - 3 minutes away.
ROOM: The best feature of our room was the small balcony that looked across to the Parthenon and Acropolis. The room itself was of average size and was simply furnished with tiled floors. It lacked charm but was clean and comfortable and did the job. It was perfectly adequate and was very good value for the price. We had a strange arrangement of having a separate but private bathroom with a key. This was OK but it was across the corridor and the key was a little sticky so not ideal. There was an additional basin in the room which was handy for cleaning teeth and getting a glass of water in the night. No problems at all with wifi. There is an elevator which is helpful if you have large suitcases.
SERVICE: Email communication before we arrived was good. They replied quickly and they gave us good instructions for arrival. They allowed us to drop our bags early than the check-in time so that we could go and explore and come back when our room was ready. The desk is manned 24/7 but during our stay, service was patchy and was very dependent on who was manning the desk.
FACILITIES: This is a good but basic hotel so if you want a range of hotel facilities, then this is not for you. The best part was the rooftop balcony which had a beautiful view across to the Acropolis and Parthenon. We took drinks up there a couple of evenings and we were the only ones there. Breakfast was offered but there were very short breakfast hours of 7 - 8am which did not suit us and we got breakfast elsewhere. There is a very small kiosk around the corner called Salt N Sugar where we usually grabbed a coffee and something sweet.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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crazyglue007 wrote a review Jan 2009
San Francisco, California
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I read about this hotel from a few sources including Rick Steve's... whose advise I used to cherish (until I really followed his advice on this trip... his accommodation suggestions are SO WAY OFF). The hotel was supposed to be a good budget option right in the plaka. I was quoted 60 Euros for a double room with balcony and a view of the acropolis. I thought I found a hidden gem!! Boy, was I wrong.

Upon checking in, we opened the door to find the SMALLEST double bed (which is ok, bf and I can fit on a twin easily) but it was jammed against a column in the MIDDLE of the room (see photo). There is almost no way to walk pass toward the balcony doors. The whole room had an eerie feeling of a women's detention center... Ok.. I thought the room is nothing to look at but maybe the acropolis view balcony will be decent. Once I squeezed passed the column and open the door only to find a dirty ledge with an ac unit (check photo). It's SUCH a joke of a balcony, they should not even bother mentioning it as an amenity. It's really more like exterior storage for the hotel.

The final kicker was.. our bathroom which was located across the hall. The tiled room was quite large. But between the flickering florescent light and the sound of dripping water from a dirty faucet, I felt like at anytime some dead zombie girl with long dark hair will pop out from the dark open air shaft window and pull me down the sketchy looking drain for believing in Rick Steve's precious advice.

We tried to switch rooms but the managers were completely unhelpful. They hardly spoke any English and after a while, I gave up and went back to my sad little room to ponder how I ended up with such a crap excuse of a hotel.

So my advise?? If you stay here... I am sure there are rooms that's not total crap (I saw some bright options). Just send them the pictures I posted and tell them you do NOT want this room (I think it was room 14, but 13 would have been a much more appropriate number).
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Date of stay: September 2008
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brian S wrote a review Jul 2015
Santa Cruz
1.0 of 5 bubbles
DO NOT GO to this hotel if you are a single women or have a daughter traveling with you. They only gave us one key. I came home early and went to bed our last night there. When my 25 year old daughter returned (her local friend had escorted her to the hotel entrance) she asked for the key to get into our room and the night clerk rode up the elevator with her and repeatedly grabbed at her private parts and fondled her. She had no way to escape in the tiny elevator. He was scary and pushy and grabbed her repeatedly. I reported this to the manager who denied that her "nice employee would ever do this". If we were home in the US I would have reported this to the police, of course.
Since I am a business owner and rely on TripAdvisor, I will say that - other than the pervert night clerk- , the room was fine but tiny and the location very good for being near the Acropolis and metro and the view was great. DONT GO HERE IF YOU ARE A SINGLE WOMAN or have children.
TripAdvisor screened out this review but I am trying again. I would not wish what happened to udon anyone. I rely on TripAdvisor reviews myself and hope this one sticks.
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Date of stay: June 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from HOTELPHAEDRA, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Phaedra
Responded 19 Jul 2015
Dear Madam, Thank you for giving me a very nice opportunity to introduce ourselves. We are a family hotel which my father and his brother founded back in 1963. We have accomodated hundreds of thousands of visitors since then and we have a really good reputation among our friends who keep on coming for years and years bringing their children and their grand children. Our employees work with us for many years and they are fully trusted, especially our night employee who additionally has excellent reviews everywhere. We only give one key per room and we accompany someone in the room if its needed- common practice in hotels. Thus we don't accept the accusation as it is totally sladerous. Never before has there been such an offensive report for our Hotel. We are confident that the preference of our customers as well as all the reviews we have received over the years can speak for us and our quality. With regards, Marianna Manolatou
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Byron C wrote a tip Oct 2023
Greater Sydney, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The lift is helpful if you have luggage, and there is a safe storage area if you need stuff stored. Byron & Dawn, Sydney"
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Kristin M wrote a tip Sept 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Brilliant location and amazing roof terrae 24/hour reception"
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nomadofthecentury wrote a tip May 2023
Makati, Philippines86 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"great"
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Deadelf wrote a tip Oct 2019
Kansas City, Missouri59 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a balcony with Acropolis view."
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Pearsob1 wrote a tip Jun 2019
Swannanoa, North Carolina102 contributions156 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get 3rd floor or higher with balcony."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Phaedra
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Phaedra?
Nearby attractions include Parthenon (0.2 miles), Acropolis Museum (0.2 miles), and Acropolis (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Phaedra?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a rooftop terrace, and baggage storage.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Phaedra?
Conveniently located restaurants include Victory Cafe, Symposio Resto Bar, and Elaea Dine & Wine.
Is Hotel Phaedra located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Athens.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Phaedra?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Phaedra?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parthenon (0.2 miles), Acropolis (0.2 miles), and Herod Atticus Odeon (0.2 miles).
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