My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights in April 2012 and were very impressed with the Center Square Hotel.
The location is great, as it’s right in the centre of the old town (Plaka district). It’s a 5-10 minute walk to Monastiraki Square, where you’ll find a metro station, which can connect you to the rest of the city. There are loads of nice restaurants and cafes within walking distance, where you can get a traditional souvlaki (highly recommended!), or a coffee. The acropolis and other historical sights can all be reached easily by either walking or hopping on the metro.
The hotel itself is very clean and modern and has all (if not more) of the comforts you would expect from a good 3* hotel in Europe: the bathroom has a good, powerful shower and the room was cleaned every day. The buffet breakfast was again very good for a 3* hotel. They offer free tea and coffee in the lobby until around 6pm and there’s also a nice roof terrace with views over Athens and the acropolis, which was a nice surprise. (We were a little weary when the cab dropped us off outside the hotel, as it’s located just off the main road in front of a busy, loud market and looks quite run down, but don’t let this put you off; the area seemed very safe and the hotel itself is very clean and modern.)
What really sets the hotel apart is the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff (especially Olga). They went out of their way to help us plan our trips around the city, recommended restaurants, bars, tours and pretty much anything else we asked for!
If you’re looking for a good, friendly budget hotel in Athens, then I’d recommend this hotel highly.
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