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Athens Center Square
Ranked #23 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Perfect location and great service”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed two nights here and had a lovely time. The hotel was easy to find after taking the metro from the airport. It is well signposted which is fortunate as the location would otherwise be hard to find. We were greeted by a very friendly lady at reception who was happy to answer any questions we had and offer her assistance. Our room was tidy and clean, nice modern bathroom, comfy linen and pillows. Breakfast was sufficient with eggs and bacon, cereal, cake etc. We were leaving early for the ferry the second morning and were able to have some toast and cereal for breakfast before the kitchen opened. A few noises from other guests the second night but nothing major. Great value for the price.

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Dorina S, General Manager at Athens Center Square, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear feathernz
Thank you for your high recommendation and favorable review. I am delighted that the staff was able to exceed your expectations and provide you with a memorable experience.
We look forward to welcoming you back and if I can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.
Warm Regards
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Excellent stay for one night with great view of Acropolis. Very good breakfast and very helpful staff. Location is very good close to metro but you must be very careful. You can loose all your money/travel documents in seconds. It's better to take a taxi from airport even though is more expensive(40-50€).

  • Stayed April 2014
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Dorina S, General Manager at Athens Center Square, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Dear Andreas P
It’s great to know that your recent stay was an enjoyable experience and you found the location to be convenient and close to all your points of interest. I am happy to know that you enjoyed comfort of our room and the Acropolis view. According your comment about metro safety, we always pay attention to the clients to be extremely careful as metro are hazardous all over the world. Thank you so very much for your review.
Best regards.
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Prior to booking - i read the other reviews and knew what to expect - I was happy to discover that all the positive things I read were in fact accurate and can honestly say that this hotel was ideal for our 4 night visit in late March. The staff were very helpful in every way possible. The room we received with a view of the Acropolis was perfect for our needs - the only problem we had personally was the water pressure in the shower was non-existant - (that being my only criticism). It was quiet, very central, very reasonable and the fact that it was in the middle of the Meat market was an attraction. We timed our visit with the Greek Independance day celebrations (unintentionally) and it seemed like all of Athens was on holiday for the week - wonderful few days in Athens - would definately go back to this hotel if i was looking for a low priced base - no hesitation in recommending to anyone thinking of a break in Athens - thank you Athens Center Square for your hospitallity.

Room Tip: Worth paying the extra for a high room with a view of the Acropolis - which is magnificent at night.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Athens Center Square, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Dear Ginabar
Thank you for the amazing review! I am delighted to hear that our team has provided you with great service and that the room cleanliness was to your. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Best regards.
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Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

You can sense from all the little details that this is a well run hotel. We spent a happy six nights here, and would have no hesitation in coming back.

I'd read about the area and must agree that while it appears to lack investment ( to be polite), it is certainly safe, interesting and quiet at night. Wandering around the various sections of the market on the doorstep was fascinating. The location is close enough to most of the main sites that we used public transport only once during our visit, when going to the coast.

The staff were all very pleasant, helpful and enthusiastic. You felt that they genuinely wanted to make sure your stay was a pleasant one. The free tea and coffee with biscuits during the day was a lovely touch, and the free use of the computer with wifi was much appreciated.

Breakfast was fine, although after a few days it became a bit monotonous. Only one item ever seemed to change: one day bacon, the next sausage. Also, the scrambled egg didn't seem to be appreciated - most of it was left on the plates.

The room was everything it needed to be. Not too small, a reasonable size bed ( a bit on the hard side, but I'm picky), tasteful, clean shower room with a great big shower enclosure. Loved it! Everything was clean and well maintained throughout. Even the mosquito we had to splat on the wall in the night was noticed and cleaned away by the maid the next day. (Sorry about that).

Just as someone else mentioned, our room number ended in 7 and was next to the lift and its associated noise. After the first night we got used to it. There was certainly no noise from outside that we could notice either day or night.

All in all, a really pleasant stay in a lovely hotel that deserves its many positive reviews.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Athens Center Square, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Dear PollyBeeLondon
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It’s great to know that we were able to create an exceptional experience and that your stay could not have been better. I am glad after experiencing yourself, you mentioned, that the location though it may looks shabby at night, it is indeed very safe and very close to all attractions. Thank you also for your compliments on our friendly staff. I am so sorry about breakfast and in order to improve I will pass your comments to the Kitchen staff. Thank you for your review mentioning details of the hotel room and hotel services as well as the low prices we offer. Hope to see you again soon.
Best regards.
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Don't be put off by the location of the hotel when you arrive, especially at night. Although it's only five minutes from Ermou Street, a main shopping area, by the time you walk up Athinia Street then find the hotel, you are away from the comfort of tourist shops and bright lights. At night when the markets and other shops are closed, the area looks a bit run down,with graffiti everywhere, but don't be alarmed. The hotel is in a small street opposite the fruit and veg market and when you go out the door in the morning the street is a riot of colour with vendors selling their wares.
The reception staff are welcoming and speak good English. I originally asked for a quiet room with an Acropolis view when I booked, but this request did not materialise, I suspect because I paid a very cheap Internet rate and the best rooms are reserved for those that pay full price, so I did not mind too much. I only paid 34 euro for a basic double room, but the price went up to 75 euro on 1 April. The room was fairly small, but very clean. There was a good shower, but again the bathroom was quite small. The room had a balcony but as we had an inward facing room there was no view. Instead they had erected a large colourful screen so you did not get a view of concrete, and had tried to made the balcony attractive with lots of plants in a raised area. We had room 107 and there was some noise from the lift which was close to the door of the room, but it wasn't too horrendous.
If you take the lift to floor 8, you can go on the roof terrace which has fabulous views of the city, including the Acropolis. I believe they have a bar open on the roof in the summer months.
Breakfast was served on the Mezzanine level, a basic serve yourself buffet with typical European fare including croissants, cheeses, hard boiled eggs, lots of fruit. There was also a dish of hot baked beans and very overcooked scrambled eggs. Lots of orange juice and also coffee from a machine, but you had to make tea with a bag and a cup of water.
We originally booked for one night, but decided to stay two additional nights. The manager on the desk could offer us one night only, but I then went on the Internet and booked two nights online for the same price he quoted, with no problems.
I would say this is an excellent value budget hotel ideal for an Athens break. In the evening we would recommend the Psyrri area close by, five minutes walk, where there are many tavernas and bars, and we thought much nicer than the Plaka district which is too touristy.

Room Tip: Ask for one away from the lift, so avoid those ending with 1 or 7, eg not 101 or 107. Not all roo...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Athens Center Square, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Dear Georgina M
Thanks for your wonderful comments, yes our location is great and close to everything. I see that you were able to explore Ermou street which offers great shopping. I'm glad to hear that you also enjoyed the room and found it clean and the staff was friendly and available to assist you.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Best regards.
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

When arrived the first day i found kind of weird the location of the hotel, just in the middle of the market, however the inside of the hotel is quite updated and the hotel is peaceful.The toilets were clean and new. The breakfast should have been better i think.
I would recommend it if you are staying for a couple of days in Athens as its very close to Monastiraki square and very easy to access the historical ruins.

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Dorina S, General Manager at Athens Center Square, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Dear ariap16
Thank you very much for choosing to stay in our hotel and for sharing your impressions. I couldn’t agree more about the location of our hotel. It is very convenient as it is very close to the city center and is situated in one of the safest areas of Athens. Once again thank you for choosing to stay with us and I wish to see you soon back in our hotel.
Best regards.
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

I expected this place to be better, much better. For a much lesser price we had a much more enjoyable stay in another hotel in Athens. Its just that, the behaviour of one front desk staff was enough to make our stay unforgettable in another hotel in Athens and the behaviour of one front desk staff in this hotel made us want to just check out of this place at the earliest.

The location is average because of the local market right at the doorstep of this hotel, although Monastiraki is close by. Breakfast is very ordinary. Rooms are decently sized and were the only good part about this place.

Would never book this place again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Athens Center Square, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Dear ChennaiChinai,
Your experience at the Hotel is not the type of service we pride ourselves on delivering to our valued guests. This is why I apologize once again, because the service issues you encountered during your stay is not indicative but an unfortunate incidence.
As for your comment about the difference of price with the other hotel, please note that we are a 3 star hotel and the other is a 2 star, but price is mostly a matter of availability of the hotel.
As for your point on our breakfast, I am surprised that you find it average (comparing to the other hotel), as our room price includes hot and cold buffet, plus Greek corner delicacies with Greek yogurt with honey, halva, daco etc plus nicely decorated breakfast room.
We value you as a guest and hope that you give us another opportunity to better serve you should your travels bring you back to the city.
Please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
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
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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#10 Business Hotel in Athens
#24 Romantic Hotel in Athens
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Hotel Class:3 star — Athens Center Square 3*
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