I recently stayed here on a business trip.
On arrival Check-In left a lot to be desired. I arrived on a coach with 30 other people and the hotel only had 3 people serving on the front desk. Took 35 mins to get checked in. Staff seemed really annoyed to have to deal with guests - a theme that carried on throughout the week.
I was very happy with my room, which was of a nice size; it had a wooden panel floor, double bed, small sofa, bathroom with bath, shower and w/c, sliding cupboard, work desk and tv, safe, kettle & coffee sachets. But the view from my room was of the main road out the front. The only downside was that the mirror in the bathroom is edged with lights that don't turn off with the rest of the other bathroom lights. The apparent solution is to pull a curtain across to block the light from the bathroom!
Also, my safe door wouldn't lock. When I asked reception about this, I was told to go to my room and report it by phone.
The in-room mini-bar prices were unbelievable e.g. tube of Pringles (Euro 13.50), 35g tube of Smarties (Euro 7.00). It was far cheaper to go outside and find one of the little street kiosks for drinks and snacks e.g. 7.50 Euro for small bottle of Evian that you could buy outside for under a Euro.
Breakfast was held in the Byzantino restaurant, a large open plan area set in a rotunda. Food on offer was very extensive and included Japanese and vegetarian, as well as both western European and American items, both hot and cold. The quality of all the dishes was very good.
The Galaxy rooftop bar is a really nice place to go for a drink (with a view of the Acropolis), but it is rather expensive!
There are great restaurants within walking distance, so you are not stuck with the expensive Hilton restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Athens is not just a hotel. It’s a legacy in Athens. Consider the fact that a whole area is named after the Hilton and you’ll start to understand the immense name this hotel has had the past 48 years. Socialités, fashionistas, local and international celebrities, you see them here!An architectural marvel, the Hilton Athens has been fully renovated in 2003 to be able to cope with the next episode in its ever interesting life. The hotel boasts 506 spacious rooms and some of the best city views available. You can almost touch the Acropolis! Art is abundant and local artists are used throughout the hotel. Hilton Athens has the largest outdoor pool in the city center and features four restaurants and two bars. The Byzantino restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine in a renowned atmosphere. At the Milos restaurant, you can taste gourmet Greek cuisine at its best. Aethrion Lounge is where local celebrities and politicians meet for a coffee and the rooftop Galaxy Bar Restaurant truly is the most glamorous Athenian hangout to start out or end your night, to see or to be seen. Remember; people like to dress up here! Be the VIP you are while enjoying a citywide view. The hotel is just 25 minutes away from the airport by direct subway. It features 22 meeting rooms for 2 to 1300 people, a 24-hour Business Center and an Executive Lounge with Acropolis view. For a spa getaway or some pampering time away from the real world, you can visit the Hiltonia Spa, featuring an indoor pool, a fully equipped fitness room, a Pilates studio with natural light and an endless array of health and beauty treatments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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