I really, really wanted to like this place. It was - in theory - exactly the type of place we wanted to stay in Athens: inexpensive, family-owned, cozy, and very very well-located. We stayed one night passing through on our way to other parts of Greece, and had a decent night. That first room was sparse and the bed not very comfortable, but it was fairly quiet, and mostly clean. We had a balcony we could step out on, and it was cool enough to sleep with the door/window slightly open.
When we passed back through Athens for three nights more nights, we were put in a different room - which they were very proud of - that did in fact have a view of the Acropolis from the balcony - as I had requested. There was a very musty smell to the room when we first entered, and I couldn't find the source until I opened the door to the bathroom. BAM - the most terrible mildewy I-don't-know-what smell poured out. We stayed the night, because we had already paid in cash for it and were exhausted, but I held my breath to go pee and refused to step foot in the shower. This time, paying cash worked in our favor: we had only paid for one of the three nights we reserved, so we just gave them a heads up we wouldn't be staying another two nights and left early the next morning.
The breakfast was a big joke, compared to what "breakfast included" means at other hotels. There was tea, coffee, water, hard-as-rock toast, pieces of fruit, and boiled eggs. That's it.
Everyone was very nice, and they are very proud of their little hotel. We didn't want to offend anyone who worked there, but it just wasn't up to our standard. With my sensitivity to mold, we simply couldn't tolerate it for another two nights. If it hadn't been for the awful awful smell, we might have tried to make it work. The location is terrific though, it's just a few blocks from the best parts of the Plaka, and also very easy to walk from the subway station if you're needing to get to/from the airport. I wouldn't stay here again, but I can see why some people think the low cost and great location is worth it.
Pros: front desk is very friendly, they accommodated our requests for "special rooms," there was wireless in the lounge, views of acropolis, cheap for a good/safe location right on edge of plaka, easy to get to from airport via train, will store your luggage.
Cons: breakfast is a joke, the mold in our bathroom was so bad, beds are old and hard, sheets and pillows are thin, internet does not work well in rooms, cash payment was slightly inconvenient.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Acropolis House is a preserved mansion of the last century, in excellent condition. It is consisted essentially of two different buildings together. The oldest of these is a stone manor house about 120 years old and the other is well-built four-floor building of 75 years. In 1965 it was modified to a hotel from the family Choudalakis, which operates since. Generally the hotel is a two star family business with character, providing security and full service to both families, and unique people who respect the identity of the hotel. In total the hotel has comfortable single, double and large rooms for families. The Hotel Acropolis House has a non smoking policy in all areas. Guests may smoke in the terrace of the first floor. Hotel Acropolis House is located at the gates of Plaka having so the advantage of being close to all the interesting places without the disadvantage of the hustle of the people and vehicles visiting the site. It is situated in a stunning location, either for professional or tourist as it is a 10-minute walk from the monument of Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum, 3 minutes from Syntagma Square and the metro / bus and 2 minutes from the commercial and business center of Athens. Near the hotel there are parking, museums, pharmacies and the tourist information office. The hotel has a breakfast room, which served continental style breakfast very early in the morning for early morning flights (from 07.30 Until 10.30). There is luggage storage and safe for customers. Finally, Hotel Acropolis House has a library, with a rich collection, to borrow books from. This is himself occasionally enriched by the customers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Acropolis