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amazon or amalia ?

what do you think about hotel amazon and hotel amalia in athens? good location? clean? any other hotel in this area and this budget (euro 100) that i should consider. i am traveling alone and will be in athens in may for 4 days. thanks.

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1. Re: amazon or amalia ?

Have not stayed at either of your suggestions but have inspected the Amazon on a previous visit and it appeared perfectly acceptable. Both are in close proximity to the centre of town and metro stations.

The Athens Cypria has strong support from several regular TA contributors and is also well placed.


A general search of previous postings should provide a, probably bewildering, range of options -good luck with your choice and enjoy your trip..

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2. Re: amazon or amalia ?

Amenities wise, Amalia is a better option. Front rooms offer views to National Gardens ( may be noisier though ), side rooms face side road ( will be quieter though ). Location is a block from Syndagma sq. and airport bus, on a main avenue. Hotel is newer and offers a roof top terrace with views to Acropolis.

Amazon is an nice option too. Rooms are older ( still new and very clean though, it's just that hotel was refurbished in 2004, while Amalia in 2007 ). Bathrooms are smaller. It's a quieter spot, two blocks from Syndagma sq. No roof top terrace.

If you are looking for a newer hotel and more modern style is high in your list, go for Amalia. If you are looking for a quieter option, gor for Amazon. Overall, i would consider Amalia a much better hotel ( in comparable price though ) with one only possible con of some road noise in front+lower rooms.

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Hi --

I haven't stayed at either hotel, either - but my vote goes with the roof terrace - there is nothing more Greek than a roof terrace - and one where you can see the Acropolis - why are we even discussing this. Get some ear plugs and stay with the roof terrace. It will be one of the most lasting memories of your life.

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4. Re: amazon or amalia ?

Hey again ndonthu:-) Havin stayed at both (albeit Amazon prior to renov), hands down head to the Amalia..for all reasons already mentioned:-) Great rate for Amalia! Enjoy!

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I've stayed at the Amazon and while the location is great the hotel itself is not. The room was ok but the bathroom was tiny if that matters to you. Also the hotel is devoid of any charm. You could do better.

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6. Re: amazon or amalia ?

If you can get the Amalia at the price of the Amazon,

or my old fav, the Cypria...go for it. Its a very nice hotel..Stayed there years ago, but checked it out on my last trip. Nicely redone. Have fun!

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7. Re: amazon or amalia ?

Amalia...: )

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