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Athens Center Square
Ranked #19 of 333 Hotels in Athens
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5 reviews
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“Modern, comfortable and excellent location for heritage and eating out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

Modern hotel in the Monastiraki area of Athens. The staff were welcoming, helpful and yet, unobtrusive. Our room, on the 8th floor, had superb views of the Acropolis, particularly when the Parthenon was lit up at night. Although minimilastic, the room had everything we needed - small fridge, comfortable bed and excellent shower. The room was cleaned every day ensuring a fresh and comfortable place to relax in. Many reviewers have commented on the location - next to the fruit and vegetable market and close to areas where there appeared to be "undesirables." Although the area was badly lit and full of graffiti, this was no different to many other areas of Athens and presented no problem. The hotel's location was, however, close to the restaurant and cafe area and only a short distance from all local transport. The busy, cosmopolitan area was a wonderful place to see all of the archeaological sites and museums and an excellent centre for shopping, eating and meeting local people. GO/CHAT tours, the hotel's recommended tour company, was excellent. Knowledgeable guides and pristine coaches provided us with opportunity to visit Delphi and Mycenae. Other trips were available - including two to four day excursions. We learned a great deal more about Greece's history and culture. To complete our visit, we would recommend Sun Transfer taxis. The firm provided an excellent service - even anticipating the delays caused by a protest march to make sure we got to the airport on time.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Spent a long weekend in this hotel and must say: it was a very pleasant stay. We, a group of 7 persons, arrived early while the staff was still busy cleaning the rooms. The receptionist did her very best to give us rooms on the same floor and brought this to a succes within a short time. For three nights we enjoyed the absolute clean rooms and good facilities. Great breakfast buffet, nice roofterrace (although the bar didn't open because of the wind). Living in Amsterdam we did feel safe in Athens all the time, even in the metro & stations.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

We are currently at the Athens Center Square Hotel. We want three things at any place we stay: Clean, Quiet, and Safe. The room and lobby are spotless. With the window closed the room is quiet. Otherwise there are city noises. Athens is a city of two millions? For a large city this neighborhood is fine. We stayed out to 11 PM listening to a band. As we walked home we felt no discomfort. I find Chicago's loop more intimidating.

For the reviews that describe the area as seedy or frightening, they have obviously not been to large cities. Immediately n front of the hotel is a large fruit and vegetable market. If that scares you, stay home.

By the way, the shower is a nicely executed design.

Wayne iNWI

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wmcca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

Nothing against the hotel, they were great and I was really happy with the room and all of the provisions. It is clear that they just restored the hotel and it was really a quite pleasant stay. The only disadvantage was the neighborhood around the hotel which was to be frank a bit unsafe. Regardless, if you rely on taxis and dont walk to the hotel at night, you should be fine,

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Sam O
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

For a budget hotel this was of an excellent standard. Very clean & comfortable, & although my room was not large (single booking) it had all I needed. Fridge, tv, large shower, toiletries, hairdryer, view of the Acropolis too! One of the biggest plus points for me was the amount of usable sockets, there were 6 of them without having to unplug the tv, fridge or hairdryer, amazing! In this day & age, with cameras, phones, laptops etc all needing charging it was a very welcome consideration, I have stayed in some places where there was only one & everything had to be charged in shifts!
A bit too early in the year to spend much time on the rooftop, but I did go up for a while & enjoy the all round view.
The staff were among some of the best I've experienced, all 4 reception staff that I met or dealt with during my stay were helpful, friendly, even interested in how my day had been & what I'd done!
Breakfast is a great selection with some hot food, various breads/toast, yogurt & choice of toppings, cake, cheeses & meats, fruit, croissants, tea, coffee & juices among the choices.
Location: While I realise this is not for everyone I loved it & know it would be ideal for many. In the heart of the market, just off Athinas Street, you are right there among the day to day shopping & life of Athens. Noisy, busy, buzzing & real during the day, the area is almost empty at night. I did walk back to the hotel alone at various times of night (including 2am) & felt completely safe, something that may come easier to a repeat visitor or couple/group. Probably the best night's return was after Karnivali celebrations on the Sunday night, by then it was the early hours of Monday (Clean Monday) & the whole area was lit up, with the fish market in full swing, several of the nearby shops, the local souvlaki places & some fruit & veg stalls, magical! I sat & enjoyed a beer & watched lots of people shopping :)
For transport the hotel is equidistant to 3 metro stations, Monastiraki, Omonia & Panepistimou.
This is most definitely on my list of places to stay again, brilliant!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Yiassas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

We first got to the hotel after almost getting mugged on the trains (WATCH OUT on the airport line heading into the city. Don't have anything in your pockets, lock zips where you can), so our arrival wasn't in the best of moods. the counter staff were friendly and sympathetic though. she told us that this happens often in athens.

the lifts are tiny, just enough to fit two suitcases and two people. the hallway to the rooms felt a bit like dorm rooms, but the rooms were pleasant and clean. good location - we basically walked everywhere, except when heading to the ferry terminal. the area can feel slightly unsafe at night with all the shops closed and groups of young men walking around.

breakfast was great - good selection of cold meats and warm breads.

good option for if you're on a budget.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Janani J
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

Four of us stayed here in Aug. 2012 on a Euro trip. As we got closer to Athens we told the cab drive where we were staying. (Name of hotel, intersection etc.) He gave us the double take and said "don't go out at night". The cab driver would not drive to the front of the hotel, between the fruit market. Many shady characters hanging around this market... Rooms were very small, bed was terrbile. Two singles as a "king". View from room was decent as it is Athens after all. There were signs that stated "take pictures of our rooftop and post them on tripadvisor!" pretty sad attempt at getting better reviews...

Anyhow, I would never stay there again. If you're on a super tight budget.. go for it.

Room Tip: All the rooms we saw were the same... 3 rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank djandria
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Dorina S, General Manager at Athens Center Square, responded to this review, 30 January 2013
Dear Guest,
I am sorry to read that unlike other clients you were not satisfied from your stay in our hotel.
It is well know that taxi drivers are trying to accommodate tourists in other hotels where from they will receive commission. Our hotel is in front of the fruit market where many people are around. Many clients are finding it interesting and colorful.
As for the beds, we do not advertise that we offer "king" size bed. Our doubles are 160X200 or 180X200. Referring to your comment on our signs, we encourage clients to write reviews and submit pictures on our property so that future clients are better informed.

Best regards
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Property: Athens Center Square
Address: 15 Aristogitonos | Monastiraki / Plaka/ Psyri, Athens 105 52, Greece
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Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Omonia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Athens
#24 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#29 Family Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Athens Center Square 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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