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“a charming building, an excellent location, helpful staff”

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Hotel Acropolis House
Ranked #81 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Reviewed 12 July 2014

I stayed in this Athens mansion turned hotel for six nights at the end of June and the beginning of July. Its location is excellent: in the old Plaka district a short walk away from the Acropolis. Plaka is at the heart of tourist Athens, with restaurants nearby, but I chose to eat in the Psyrri district, which is within walking distance of this hotel. The Monastiraki district, with its craft and antique shops, is also not very far away.

The hotel is in a Neo-Classical building. As a single guest I was offered a choice of either a single room with an en suite bathroom or a small double room with a separate bathroom. I chose the latter, which consisted of a good-sized bedroom and a small toilet/shower room across the corridor.

This hotel does not have a lift, but I did not find the two short flights of stairs to my room a problem. The room was air conditioned, with an easy to use, effective and quiet system. The mattress on the bed was not the most comfortable that I have slept on, I found it thin and hard, and the sheets seemed somewhat small for the bed.

My room overlooked a pedestrianized road. I did not find this to be noisy, as has been reported. The only exception to this being when a loud cheer went up when the Greek football team scored the winning goal in a World Cup football match; it would be somewhat churlish to complain about this, especially coming from England, where winning World Cup goals were somewhat lacking! I did not find the other guests noisy in the night, a complaint made by another reviewer.

The room key has to be left at reception when you go out, a fact noted by a previous reviewer. I do not feel that this involves any inconvenience; most hotels have access to the rooms, and the spare key held by the staff was useful when I locked myself out of my room, as I usually do!

The breakfast was very good, and included in the price of the room. One report has pointed out that the breakfast room is small, but this is an old building and I found the size perfectly adequate. For breakfast there was a range of foods: cereals, meat, cheese, bread, rusks, olives, croissants and pastries, along with tea or coffee. I found the orange juice too sweet, as did another guest, but this is only a minor complaint.

To sum up, I think that this hotel was excellent value for money. The building had character, and the friendly and helpful staff provided a personal touch. My only complaint of any note would be about the comfort of the bed, but I should like to send a big 'efharisto' to Jasmine and her colleagues.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

The location was the best. Staff really helpfull and nice. The rooms are just crazy and in a good way crazy! Sealing is so high and small old details in rooms and sealing was amazing. We really enjoyd aur stay in there. If I can go to Athens again I willd efenately stay there again!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

My room was single, very very small, without air conditioner. The bathroom was outside the room, just crossing a halfway!
the manager was ok. the ocation is great, and I felt tha bill was to much, but is the cheaper around.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

..we arrived at choice of this property via trip adviser just before the departure, turned out to be a very good one...facilities are basic, but so is the price
Location is awesome, walkable from almost anywhere in central old city, which is awesome to soak in the feel of Athens on your own
Jasmine and Andreas were super helpful, friendly and charming - their tips & suggestions made our daily excursions and restaurant selections easy - they helped organize cab for our out trips and also kindly stored our extra luggage, while we went away to the islands

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Reminded me of one of the shabbier hotels in Paris - perfectly good and fit for purpose and full of character but maybe a bit past it. Several niggles - we had booked en suite but got a separate (but private) shower room and toilet, no fridge (communal fridge available on floor below), insisted on cash despite booking saying they took credit cards. We knew about the lack of lift but carrying our own luggage to the third floor after as long journey was hard work. On the positive side it is in a wonderful location, the room was pleasant and clean, and the breakfast was fine. A good price for the location but might pay a bit more another time.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

The first night's stay, we had a very large cockroach in our bathroom. Room was basic, the beds are very uncomfortable, and the bathrooms are horrible. A week later, we stayed again (against my better judgment) and they put us in a terrible room less than five feet from the front desk with no air conditioning and water stains on the walls - we asked twice to be moved and they refused. Don't be fooled by the comments about a "pedestrian street"....it is noisy late into the night. Breakfast is lackluster, but it's free so you can't really complain about free. The hotel is walking distance from the major sites and the metro, but that is it's only redeeming quality. And if your plans change (and whose plans don't change on vacation?) you will pay anyway - they will not work with you at all. Take your money somewhere else. WARNING: they do not accept credit cards.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Acropolishouse, Διευθυντής at Hotel Acropolis House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

The hotel was disinfestated on 27th of APril and on the 21th of june.The cerificate is glued on the lobby so everyone can see. However cockroachs may come from an open window and you can od nothing about it! i am sure it is global!!
Our 'House" is a 2 star hotel and this is why (among other reason ..) we call it Acropolis House and not Acropolis Palace or Acropolis Boutique!
Mattress are new ...made from a reputable and very known company especialy for the hotels! Of course it is a matter of taste ...my father order a same mattress for him and my husbend wants a softer one! Some clients claim it is hard ..others it is fine and few it is ...soft!
For those who leave in the country ....it is noisy...anywhere will be noisy..It is in the city! in the capital!! you are not in the country or in an island. However it is much less noisy than anywhere else in the city! because of the pedestrian street.
Breakfast has home made bread,home made cheese pie and cake or rise pudding , croissant, toasts , honey, marmalade, praline, cookies, hard boiled eggs, yogourt ,cereals, olives, fresh fruits and orangade. Of course cofee tea or whatever you drink in the morning. And it is a 2 star hotel!!
To survive in the economical crisis that the banks created for all of us we ask you and strongly prefer to pay in cash. And we say so in every confirmation or request of reservation....
Just remind to everyone it is a family business for 40 years in a old mansion with fresquos or old patesseries...that can not be replaced or painted over!

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Address: 6-8 Kodrou, Athens 105 58, Greece
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Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Plaka
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #81 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Price Range: £36 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Acropolis House 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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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