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Stanley Hotel
Ranked #85 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Firstly, it is clean and that is what I look for above all else. Location, a bit out of the action but accessible by metro or a solid walk.

Rooms are very basic but clean and actually the best sleep I have had in Athens.

Lots of groups here including what appear to be school groups but no problems in the room.

Restaurant and bar overpriced. Not much on offer around the hotel itself.

68 euros is not much and I'm not whinging about paying it but I have had much better for much less but I did book this at the last minute.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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MICHAEL_PSYCHIAS, Public Relations Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us at The Stanley and for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community. We are happy to hear that you found the hotel clean, conveniently located next to the metro, and had such a great sleep while staying with us.

We would like to address your comments about both our location and our bars and restaurants. As you noted, we are located directly in front of a Metro station as well as taxi stand and bus stop, so our guests can easily get anywhere they would like to throughout Athens. We do regret that you did not find much to offer around the hotel, however we would have gladly recommend a number of bars, restaurants, or art galleries within just a few blocks of The Stanley. The areas of Keramikos and Gazi, which offer some of the best nightlife in Athens, are easily within walking distance of our property. In fact, Trip Advisor’s number one rated restaurant in all of Athens is a short walk from our doorstep.

We would also like to thank you for your comment regarding the pricing of our bars, restaurants and rooms. We do everything we can to keep the costs to our customers low, and can confidently say that our restaurant and bar menus are very competitively priced against the other 4-Star hotels in Athens. It is our goal for our customers to feel they receive a tremendous value at The Stanley, so we do regret to hear you did not feel this way. We take our guest feedback very seriously, and we would love any specific information you can provide us that made you think we were a bit overpriced.

Again, we thank you for staying with us at The Stanley and for taking the time to share your thoughts on Trip Advisor. It is extremely helpful for us to continue to improve our guest experience, and hope to see you again in the future.

Best Regards
Guest Relations Management
The Stanley

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Reviewed 25 May 2013

Having booked a Holiday with "The Travel Department " my Wife and I stayed here for three nights on a Bed and Breakfast basis. We were on the fifth floor but found it hard to sleep due to the noise of the traffic on the streets. I also had a problem with the lack of shower facilities even though there is a bath with shower mixer but no matter how i tried to hang up the head of the shower it kept falling down. I had no option but to have a bath and i found it very difficult to get out of the bath due to a hip complaint i have. My wife had to assist me to get out of the bath each time. Had i been on my own it would have been impossible ? I would have thought for a four star hotel they would have a walk in shower which would make things easier. This would be fine had i been twenty years younger but the age profile of the group of people i traveled with were over 55 and more.

On the positive side there was a good buffet breakfast with hot and cold food but can be extremely busy at times. Good size Bedroom also.Two English speaking Channels on TV. The room has a Safe and Fridge for storing bottled water which proved very useful in such a warm climate. This has been my experience of this particular Hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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MICHAEL_PSYCHIAS, Public Relations Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2013

Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We are glad to see that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet and found the amenities in your room convenient and satisfactory.

We would like to apologize for your experience with your bathroom and that you found your room on the square a little too noisy. We offer rooms with many different types of bathrooms and would have gladly switched your room to one that features a walk-in shower if you let our front desk know. In addition, while our rooms facing the square do feature double glazed glass, all city hotels experience some unavoidable traffic noise. We would have been happy to switch your room to one facing our courtyard to completely eliminate the noise from the street if you had expressed your trouble sleeping to us during your stay.

Lastly, you mention in your review that you had a problem with your showerhead in the bathroom. We do apologize for that as well. We take all of our guest’s feedback seriously, so if possible, please message us directly your room number or full name so that we can double check the bathroom to ensure we replace anything that is not working properly.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. We do believe we can provide you a much more comfortable experience should you return to The Stanley.

Best Regards,
Guest Relations Management
The Stanley

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Reviewed 22 May 2013 via mobile

The Internet connection was very poor and the bath was not equipped well! During our stay we enjoyed our breakfast and in general all the foods and drinks. Althoght the slow Internet was anoing and we couldn't work in the hotel!

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HotelStanley, Guest Relations Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us at The Stanley and for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet and our dining options overall.

We would like to apologize for your experience both with our WiFi and the issue with your bathroom. Due to other guest feedback we have begun a property-wide upgrade of our Internet equipment. We are also aiming to continue to offer WiFi service throughout our hotel free of charge, an amenity that many hotels throughout Athens do not provide. We do believe that should we have the opportunity to welcome you again, you will find no problem with our free WiFi service.

Additionally, we would like to understand further about the issue you had with your bathroom. If you have time, please send us a direct message with a bit more detail about what you felt was lacking. We take our guest feedback very seriously, and we actively make upgrades to our property as a result of the feedback. We believe this helps us continue to improve as a hotel and to offer better guest experiences in the future. We very much appreciate your help in this effort.

Thank you again for your comments and we hope to see you again in the future.

Best Regards,
Guest Relations Management
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

My friend and I liked this rather large hotel and found the staff, especially the bellman, Giorgios, very helpful with good English. Our rooms were quiet and we were able to use the hotel computers with some help.
Our first evening on the rooftop terrace was superb: the Acropolis gradually lighting up and a full moon rising. My friend's first perfect night in Greece - I couldn't have arranged it!
We did find the hotel noisy because of large (school?) parties, although the bedrooms were ok. Not a very inspiring location - e.g. no tempting neighbourhood tavernas or interesting shops - but convenient for the Hoppa bus which took us to the Acropolis and the new museum next to it.

Room Tip: Ours faced a courtyard which probably helped!
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1  Thank angelapage1055
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HotelStanley, Guest Relations Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for staying with us at The Stanley and for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community. It is wonderful to hear that you that you enjoyed our rooftop view, found your room satisfactory, and had such an excellent experience with our staff. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Giorgos.

We are also happy to see that you found The Stanley conveniently located next to public transportation, but regret that you did not have a chance to take advantage of our neighborhood. In just a short walk you can find some of the best restaurants and nightlife in all of Athens in the neighborhoods of Keramikos and Gazi. In fact, Trip Advisor’s number one rated restaurant in all of Athens is just a few blocks away from The Stanley.

We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again. Upon your return, we will be sure to recommend a number of excellent restaurants, bars, cafes, or art galleries within a short distance of The Stanley. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you soon.

Best Regards,
Guest Relations Management
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

it's big but friendly and the minute you land on the ninth floor terrace, you get the Parthenon winking at you. a few olives , a good white wine ; cool waitresses, the pool if you want to dip.., and that in the middle of the city . No hip hotel attitude or fees that make you feel like a tourist being taken.. I travel "economy" but I like to find the right spots.., this is one of them .

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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HotelStanley, Guest Relations Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for staying at The Stanley and for sharing your excellent feedback on Trip Advisor. We are so glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed our terrace and felt your received a great value for your money.

We hope to see you again at the Stanley someday soon. The terrace of all terraces will be waiting.

Best Regards,
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

This hotel is very clean, in a very convenient location, though old-fashioned. Good value for money. Custome service is impressive as it's the only hotel (for this trip) that sales manager and customer representative follow up with my booking before and after.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank PhoebeH258
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HotelStanley, Guest Relations Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for choosing The Stanley and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to read that you found us clean and conveniently located, and felt you received a good value for your money.

We are also happy to learn you appreciated our approach to customer service. We firmly believe that our relationship with our guests begins before arrival and lasts after checkout, so it is wonderful to hear this feedback from you.

We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again should you return to Athens. Please contact us directly and we will be sure you have an excellent experience once more.

Best regards,
Guest Relations Management
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

Stayed one night in the Stanley Hotel at the end of our Athens visit and was overall pleased with the value for money. The roof top restaurant provided a very good view of the city and of the Acropolis. Both the seafood dishes and wine selected were very good and fully enjoyed during our last evening in the city. The room was of reasonable size, clean and the balcony provided a nice view of the city traffic. Service was both friendly and attentive to our needs.

Room Tip: Nice roof top restaurant providing great view, seafood and house wine.
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1  Thank brhclw
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HotelStanley, Guest Relations Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us at the Stanley and for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community. We are so glad to read you enjoyed the food at our rooftop restaurant, were satisfied with your room, had a good experience with our staff, and felt you received a great value.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you once more the next time you are in Athens.

Best Regards,
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The Stanley

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Address: 1 Odisseos | Karaiskaki Square, Athens 104 37, Greece
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Region: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #85 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Price Range: £41 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Stanley Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 389
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Stanley Athens Hotel is a four (4) star hotel, located in Karaiskaki Square near the center of Athens. We are directly in front of the Metaxourghio Metro station, a taxi stand, and tour bus stops, making travel around the city easy and convenient. We feature a stunning rooftop terrace with views of the Acropolis, a swimming pool, bar, and restaurant. ... more   less 
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