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“At The Centre of Everything” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of A for Athens

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A for Athens
Ranked #3 of 66 Athens B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“At The Centre of Everything”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

You'll see the hotel as soon as you step out of the Metro station;right in front of the Monastiraki Square.The receptionist on our arrival was very accomodating,helpful and friendly.He gave us a map and marked the attractions(ruins) that would be of interest to us.When he knew that it was our fist time in Athens,he gave us a big room with a balcony (for a few additional Euros-found out on checking out but it was ok,not much) and view of the Monastiraki Square and the Acropolis.The views,day or night, were breathtaking.

However,the "room with a view" has its downsides: Monastiraki Square is always full of people,activities, noise.If you are a light sleeper then ask for a quiet room.Although the windows and doors are double-glazed the sounds of drums,shouting people,car honks and everything else can be heard from the room.It usually quiets down at around 2-3 in the morning.

Breakfast was enough to keep you going all morning til lunchtime, at least for us.There were differrent choices of breads,cereals,eggs,cold cuts,cofees and teas,orange and peach juices,butter,jams,Greek yoghurt,fruits.I loved their sausages!The best part was the view of the Acropolis from the breakfast room which is on the top floor.It is also a bar at night,which can be really noisy.We could hear the music and noise from the bar outside our room,but they close the hallway doors at night to keep the noise away from rooms.

There are many cafes/ restaurants ,bakeries,ice cream shops around the hotel,and it is along the high street so if you are "ruined-out/templed-out" you have the shopping option.Syntagma and Plaka are just a few minute-walk from the hotel.

They also booked a taxi for us on our check out day,going to the port (cost 20 euros).

Overall I would recommend this hotel for a decent price,location,cleanliness,staff service.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

Ok. If you want a central spot to work from this hotel right on the edge of Monastiraki will give you that. If you want newly renovated, clean, functional rooms you'll get that too. If you want to wake up looking at the Acropolis, that is also available from street facing rooms. The2nd floor provides the views. The staff are accommodating, helpful and can even take your laundry away in the morning and for a small fee, deliver it washed and folded that same evening. However, the rooftop bar is very busy as it offers the best views. The square can also get very noisy and although the rooms are somewhat soundproofed, if you are a light sleeper, you may find the noisy environment a bit difficult to handle. Good value hotel. Walkable for the city sights.

Room Tip: At least 2nd floor and unfortunately facing the square.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

This hotel is really on the best location of Athens, you can get into the train station metro station acropolis , and many other places in just 3 steps, the rooftop bar is excellent! the restaurant has an amazing view ! the food is great! the service everything about this hotel is just perfect

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

We were on the 2nd floor facing the Acropolis. Large and wonderfully spacious rooms. Breakfast and staff were amazing. However, the nightlife in the Syntagma Square was extremely loud, not good for a goodnights sleep !!!

Room Tip: Miss the view for a quiet room at the back of the hotel and enjoy the view with breakfast !
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 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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Beijing
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

The hotel is right on a square by a Metro station, so it's very easy to get to, but not too noisy (we were on the 4th floor). We had a wonderful view from our room, which was large, clean, and well designed. Breakfast was decent - obviously the view is one of the main draws, but the staff are friendly and helpful as well. One downside would be that the lift is very small (like many Athens hotel lifts?!) so it would be a bit of a pain if you were travelling with lots of luggage or a horde of children... Decent value for money.

Room Tip: Personally, rooms with the Acropolis view are worth it! Light sleepers may need ear plugs, but I th...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MsSmithBeijing
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Milan, Italy
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

This hotel provides excellent value, with a convenient location close to the metro and an amazing view of the Parthenon.

The rooftop bar is very crowded and noisy, so you should ask for a room on a floor not too close to it. A part from this, everything was perfect.

The breakfast (excellent) is on a terrace overlooking the Parthenon-- best breakfast-view ever!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Wonderful view on the Acropolis (even from the shower cabin!), rather large and pleasant room, good bed, nice guy at the reception desk... I really enjoyed the stay at this hotel. Fashionable bar on the top floors with 360º view on Athens. The location is ideal, half-way between Gazi nightlife and Syntagma square.

I didn´t suffer at all from the noise, but I can't really tell as I was on the 3rd floor, I spent only 1 night on a Tuesday and went to bed around 4am. BUT the street (Ermou) is noisy and I wouldn't recommend a room on the 5th floor, just below the bar.

Very recommendable for night owls, not so much for families or those looking for a relaxing place (Athens is not relaxing anyway).

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: A for Athens
Address: 2 - 4 Miaouli, Athens 105 54, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Psirri / Gazi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 66 B&Bs / Inns in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — A for Athens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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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