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“Athens, Greece ... good history, beaches and food ...”
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Oscar Hotel
Ranked #112 of 325 Hotels in Athens
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Athens, Greece ... good history, beaches and food ...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

The hotel has a good location in the city of Athens, a supermarket "Carrefour" in front and several places to eat nearby. It has a train station within walking distance and you can move toward the center of the city in a short time and visit major attractions such as the Acropolis and others. The hotel is not modern, the staff is friendly, the beds are not comfortable and the air conditioning in the rooms doesn't cool enough and the city is hot. If you open the windows the noise of cars won't let you sleep. The pool and bar are on the roof where at night you can see the acropolis it is a very nice view. The dinner did not taste good, but they offer a full breakfast it is very good. If you want to eat something tasty I recommend the "Gyros" and beers the restaurant's that are nearby are exquisite. Overall I would recommend this hotel for a one night stay only.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Melbourne
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2013

Oscar is nicely located near a metro station, though the service is average, food not the best, with brekky as basic as it gets.

Dated features across all fronts make the Oscar a lower priority choice if nothing else is available.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

The Oscar Hotel is ideally located, 50 meters from the metro station Larissa. Once the visits are completed, we have benefited from the rooftop pool with views of the Acropolis maginifique. Staff helpful but this property would need to work as it begins to be outdated.
good value for money

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

Got there after midnight after taking bus #95 from the airport to Syntagma square (€5 each) then a quick taxi. (€10 although it is cheaper during the day) If you take the metro it is 8€ each to Larissa Station. Front desk guy and bellman were very nice and told me I could find a bite to eat around the corner (1.20 € hotdogs weren't too bad) since it was almost 1 am. There is also a gyro stand there during the day. It is also across the street from Carrefour grocery store.

Rooms- I would say the room was average for Europe, bed was ok, air conditioning was really really lacking and it would shut off randomly. Some friends of ours didn't have A/C at all. We brought a fan because other friends staying at the hotel told us how hot the rooms were. It was very very hot in Athens when we stayed so be aware.

Internet- There is no internet in the rooms unless you pay for it. There is spotty internet in the lobby, but it was deliberately shut down on us one night to get us and some friends out of the lobby.

Pool on the roof is great, water was warm and about 12 meters long.

FYI...for those who are missing Taco Bell while in Europe there is one in the Athens Metro Mall at the end of the Red Metro Line :)

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

It was a pretty nice hotel. We spent a total of 11 nights there, studying the Classics for a college study abroad program. The rooftop restaurant was nice; on our first night there, we got a welcome dinner with delicious authentic Greek foods. I did not get a chance to visit the pool, but I heard from my peers that it was nice. It was also right across from a Carrefour (like a European Wal-Mart) and right near a metro station, which was how we accessed almost everything in Athens. The neighborhood was relatively okay (run down, and dirty, of course, but hey, it’s the city), I never really ran into trouble. I even dragged a bag of laundry a mile down the street (in daylight) and back and did not have any trouble from the locals. For inside the room, the beds were relatively comfortable. Even though I have indeed been to Europe before, I can still never get used to the small hotel bathrooms that are so popular there. My only qualms with the hotel was when my roommate discovered a cockroach in the bathroom, paying for Wi-Fi, and a lack of well-placed outlets (there were scattered throughout the room in random places such as by the door or behind the TV).

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Whitehorse, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

The hotel was probably the most modern that we had stayed in throughout all our travels in Europe. The staff were friendly, and the service was great. The location was good and bad. Good being that we were right next to the metro, which is the best way to get around Athens at a cheap price. Bad due to the fact that it was a run down neighbourhood and our tour guide told us to stay inside after dinner as he couldn't guarantee our safety in that location. The meals were satisfactory but room quality and services made up for it. A pool is located on the roof for people who enjoy a nice swim. Overall a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Mt. Pocono, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012 via mobile

We have stayed at the Oscar numerous nights over the past ten years. It has always been a clean, comfortable, safe hotel right around the corner from the Larissa Metro stop. However, traveling with student groups the food served to our groups was always lacking. Out of necessity we adopted a nearby taverna as our dinner spot when the Oscar's food failed to please. We were totally shocked on our mot recent visit when the usual slop had been replaced with fabulous Greek fare. Certainly not gourmet dining, but good enough and hearty enough to make those late night trips to the Tasy Corner taverna a thing of the past.

In a city sadly lacking in air conditioning, our rooms were adequately cooled. The in room fridge kept our daily water bottles cold as well. The bathrooms are clean and roomier than most European hotels. The front desk is knowledgable and helpful. Across the street is a nice, big Carrefours store loaded with cheap beverages and food.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Oscar Hotel
Address: 25 Filadelfias, Athens 104 39, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 Best Value Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Oscar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 164
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