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“Older hotel, stingy with ammenities”

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Divani Caravel Hotel
Ranked #51 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Older hotel, stingy with ammenities”
Reviewed 26 October 2010

I stayed at the Divani Caravel on a large group tour in October. The hotel is older and that shows in the rooms and bathroom layout. However, there were no real points of concern until I asked for an iron. There wasn't an iron in the room, so I called house keeping and asked if one could be sent up. I was transferred to the front desk where I was told that they don't provide irons, but I'm welcome to send out an item for laundering and pressing. I looked up this cost on the laundry list and it was 7 euros. I just wanted to quickly iron down a shirt hem that got rolled in the packing process before dinner. It just struck me as odd and a bit stingy.

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Reviewed 18 October 2010

I stayed Divani many times and never had a bad surprize.
Rooms are big and comfortable enough to get relaxed after long business meetings.
Although it's not very close to our office, yet it's the best business hotel I tried in Athens in very good rates, so I reccomend Divani.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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DivanisCollection, General Manager at Divani Caravel Hotel, responded to this review, 25 October 2010
Dear Sir

thank you for your continuous preference and support!

we hope that we will continue to meet your expectations during your next stays with us

thank you
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Maywood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 October 2010

This hotel is highly rated, but I am not sure why. The rooms were only average and the accomodations they made for 4 of us was barely adequate. The cot was old with a very thin mattress. The pull out couch was similarly shabby, The furnishings were old, the bed spreads as well...They were more worried about checking the mini-bar than seeing if we had enough towels. They were pushy on check in about adding the breakfast for all members of my party...it was expensive and frankly, the little coffee shops, bakeries and tavernas in the neighborhood were more fun to visit and offered far better value. The location is suboptimal for sightseeing. The only plus was the shuttle bus down to Syntagma Square...at least that way we could do some sightseeing. Not enough value for the dollar...they charged for internet access (but it was free if you knew where to log in!)

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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DivanisCollection, General Manager at Divani Caravel Hotel, responded to this review, 25 October 2010
Dear Guest
Tthank you for your email and for sharing your opinion on Tripadvisor.

Our hotel is 5 star luxurt hotel and also a member of the Leading hotels of the World

The location of the hotel is just 5 minutes from Constitution square, there is a shuttle bus which is offered free of charge for our clients which can transport them directly there and also the metro is just a few meters away which can transport our guest whereve he wants around Athens
We hope we will see you again during your next visit in Athens
Thank you
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Reviewed 8 October 2010

Good location - short walk to metro. Laundromat and excellent Italian restaurant just around the corner. Very relaxing stay. Spent 3 days there. Last room had an awesome view of the Parthenon.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Reviewed 8 September 2010

Amazing hotel with very good summer rates (around 100 eur/night)
The roof swiming pool is really great

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 8 September 2010

Our first time to Athens, will go again! Good location, great staff and food, spotless. Attended family wedding.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Swieqi, Malta
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Reviewed 6 September 2010

My friend & I were there for my sons Wedding, the reception was an experience I will never forget. The food & the service was excellent.
I wish to thank all the staff for organising such a wonderful event.
The rooms provided to our guests were clean & spacious, some with a beautiful view.
I wish to thank all the staff again
Marie DeBattista

  • Stayed August 2010
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Thank ABC063
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Property: Divani Caravel Hotel
Address: Leoforos Vasileos Alexandrou 2, Athens 16121, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Athens
#30 Business Hotel in Athens
#31 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#46 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#53 Family Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Divani Caravel Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 471
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Divani Caravel is a 5 star hotel ideally situated in central Athens. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Divani Caravel exemplifies refined luxury and exceptional service. Our hotel accommodation features 471 rooms (42 suites and 2 Presidential suites). Facilities: health club and spa, swimming pool and fitness centre. Divani Caravel also hosts memorable events and weddings in its elegant meeting settings and restaurants. ... more   less 
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