It's was hard to recommend after our initial experience, even though its a good location and the rooms are modern and clean.
When we checked in we were told we were getting an upgrade.
If you haven't read already, the hotel has a cocktail bar / nightclub located on the top level and it also has roof top bar. Our "upgraded" room was located on the floor directly below (5th floor beware!!!). The music is loud, which we weren't told about at the reception desk. What was even worse, was the extremely loud noises from people moving about, and dragging tables and chairs around. Adding to the noise of the tables and chair/music combo, was a bonus flushing sound, every time the toilet was used. I was unable to sleep to the point I had to ask to move rooms. The noise was the ultimate reason, but the fact that the Internet wasn't working and a light in our room wouldn't stop flashing like a strobe even though it was switched off, was reason enough on its own! There were no other rooms available (upgrade-yeah right!), and when I requested the move, they asked if it was because of the tables and chairs making loud noises in the upstairs bar (so they are aware of the noises). I also told them about the light and the Internet, which their response was "we have a lot of problems we the Internet no working"!
The operators still have a lot to learn about operating their establishment, but they are aware of the issues they have.
My suggestion, make sure you are staying on the bottom 3 levels to avoid disappointment. We were up until 4am, because once the bar closes, they drag in more tables and chairs to setup for breakfast, when the noise starts all over again at 7:30am. Ended up getting 3.5 hours sleep the first night.
The next morning they were very accommodating and apologetic and we were transferred to another room on the second floor which was quieter and very nice. Internet for the remainder of our stay, and a discount off the cost of our two night stay because of the inconvenience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are proud to give an A to the best of Athens. A for Athens is the new city design hotel in Athens. Located just across the Acropolis and above Monastiraki Square, A for Athens offers a truly unique viewing experience to the city’s most famous monument. The hotel is next to Monastiraki station, which serves for easy transportation to and from the Airport and Piraeus Port and sets all the city’s excitements in walking distance. ... more less
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