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“Just a place to rest your head”

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Best Western Ilisia Hotel
Ranked #226 of 325 Hotels in Athens
London, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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“Just a place to rest your head”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The best I can say about this place is it’s in a great location close to the metro stop. So, it’s convenient, not beautiful, but just know that going in. The breakfast buffet was fine with breads, eggs, ham, cheese, etc. about what you normally get at a Best Western. Rooms were nothing to write about and staff were not overly helpful nor rude. One room had good Wifi connection, while one room didn’t. It was just.....average. If I was here with our family, I just might stay again for convenience, however, if I were with friends or alone with my husband, I’d definitely look for something better.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Oran, Algeria
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Very disappointed during my stay. No restaurant in the hotel. Close to metro station. A lot of restaurants around. Bad room conditions. Very old room and not very clean. stuff was harm and welcoming..

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

A Best Western Smartbox voucher led us to a two night stay in this hotel. The location within Athens was ok (3 metro stops from Monastiraki). The hotel itself is located between a strip club and a starbucks, which I didn't find very intriguing from the beginning. Our room had a bad smell (like it hadn't been used or cleaned in a long time). The minibar was empty and, like someone commented before, the door to the balcony could not be closed. Also the rooms have no safety boxes, so that we ended up carrying our valuables around Athens The only ok-ish thing about the room was the shower, which seemed a bit newer than the rest. Walls were very thin, we could hear our neighbor texting with someone for the most part of the night.
Breakfast was horrible, both the setting (in a dark room with small plastic tables) and the quality of the food offered. We tried the coffee and the orange juice (brown and orange water, respectively), and the decided to skip the meal...
Only good thing: people at the reception were friendly.
Not corresponding to a four star hotel at all.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Little London
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We booked this hotel blind needing an overnight in Athens on the way back from the Pelopponese. Our main criteria was that it was close to a metro station on the direct line to the airport and the Ilisia did not disappoint.

Situated behind one of Athen's premium hotels, The Hilton, it's a 5 minute walk to Evangelismos metro. It's also set back from the street and is therefore quite quiet. The room was perfectly clean and made up with nice bedlinen, air conditioning worked perfectly well and came with a small balcony.

One room had a great shower (no bath), the other a bath/shower with shower curtain. Of the two, I'd definitely ask for a room with a dedicated shower.

The staff were very friendly and helpful with directions.

Breakfast is a reasonable combination of cereals, breads, cold meats, cheese and cooked bacon, fried eggs and some small sausage thingies.

If I had two minor things I'd like to see the Ilisia do to improve, it'd be:-

- provide fresh milk for tea/coffee (we were in a hurry and didn't ask, but couldn't see any)
- WiFi signals were good but the actual internet connection was a little sketchy at times.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a dedicated shower. I suspect these rooms have been renovated more recently.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Limassol, Cyprus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Small rooms, poor breakfast... Very good service, clean hotel, very close to the centre. Not very strong wi - fi in our room but it was free unlike other hotels! I'm not sure if I will revisit the hotel, but it's not bad for few days in Athens.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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DIMITRIOS T, General Manager at Best Western Ilisia Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear maris-Christos,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on Trip Advisor.
Our aim is to offer a positive experience and a pleasant stay to all our guests. We will certainly look into our Wi Fi connectivity and take into consideration your comments about the breakfast.

We hope we will welcome you back to our property in the near future!

Best regards,

Dimitris Tsekouras,
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Really nothing bad to comment, an excellent choice. Very conveniently situated at the center of the city, near to two subway stations and to Kolonaki and Likavittos. Breakfast is average but sufficient. Wi-fi signal isstrong to all rooms, unlike other hotels, even more expensive than this.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

After a short stay of two night I can say the Hotel is nice and well equipped, clean and no noise at all inside the rooms if you close the big and strong windows, nothing "super" but it is ok for business and cheap enough for tourists visiting Athens. Now they have WiFi in all the rooms. The staff is kind and professional.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Best Western Ilisia Hotel
Address: 25 Michalakopoulou Street, Athens 115 28, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#85 Luxury Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Ilisia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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