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Attalos Hotel
Ranked #31 of 326 Hotels in Athens
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“very nice,comfortable room”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed here for a night only at the end of our trip and it was a last minute booking as the hotel I wanted to stay was fully booked but I guess we were lucky to get this one. I wished I stayed more :) the room was good with twin beds and a small balcony overlooking the city. Its situated at the city center and very near to the Monastiraki station. All we had to do was walk about 100 meter straight from the station and voila...the hotel!

I didn't try for any of the facilities as we stayed only a night and next morning we checked out and left Greece...but it was pleasant night with a quite and beautiful night view of Athens city and and the acropolis.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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attaloshotel, General Manager at Attalos Hotel, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Dear janakiragawan
Thank you for choosing Attalos hotel during your small stay in Athens.
We very appreciate your Review on Tripadvisor and we hope next time you will visist Athens, to choose again Attalos hotel! It will be a nice opportunity to try our facilities specially our roof garder bar with the breathtaking view to the Acropolis!
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Kostas Zisis
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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Athens is a wonderful city. The sights are incredible, and the people are friendly. My wife and I went there for a couple of nights this past week, and we stayed at a wonderful place, the Attalos Hotel. We would recommend the Attalos Hotel for future travelers for three main reasons.

First, the hotel is in a prime location. It is located in the Monastiraki neighborhood just a couple of minutes from the metro station. We found the Monastiraki neighborhood to be lovely. There is a great flea market nearby with all sorts of souvenirs and knick-knacks. The hotel is also located in the midst of a bunch of reasonably priced restaurants. Also, we were able to walk to the major sights including the acropolis, the ancient agora, and the national archaeological museum. We were essentially able to walk everywhere. The only time we used the metro was coming to and from the airport.

Secondly, the hotel offers great service. The gentlemen at the front desk always wore a smile and helped us in any way they could. They provided directions when we were unsure. They offered helpful tips on dining and sightseeing. Mostly, I just felt that they were genuine. It didn't seem like it was all about the money to them. They seemed to try their very best to make sure we had a great time in their wonderful city.

Last, the hotel offers a rooftop bar with the best seats in the city. You can go to the top, grab a drink, sit down, and marvel as the Parthenon lights up the night sky. It's truly a sight to behold.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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attaloshotel, General Manager at Attalos Hotel, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Dear markmcgahajr
Thank you for the great 5 star Review on Tripadvisor!
We are so glad to hear that you totally enjoyed your stay, the location, our Services and the roof Top bar. All staff try hard everyday to offer a pleasant stay to the guests. Thank you for the recommendation!
We will be very happy to welcome you in our hotel again soon!
Honest regards
Kostas Zisis
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The hotel itself is really close to the whole Acropolis area, restaurants and shopping so, for the price, it was a solid choice for us as a couple. The room itself is quite small (including the bathroom) and average in decor and comfort. It was clean and so I do recommend it if you plan to do what we did, spend little time in the hotel and are looking for great location and price (94 euros). If you need more space or prefer a little more upscale hotel, I would recommend looking elsewhere. The rooftop bar of the hotel is really cute and quaint and has a nice view of the Parthenon at night. While we didn't really use the balcony, there was one with a so-so view.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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attaloshotel, General Manager at Attalos Hotel, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Dear Kabecka
Thank you for choosing Attalos hotel during your stay in Athens and for the Review on Tripadvisor. We are liitle disappointed with your comments that show you didn't enjoy the room as much. We are on program to do changes in the rooms, so will really be happy to welcome you again in the future!
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Kostas Zisis
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Stayed 3 nights in April 2014 as part of a wider 51 day trip through parts of Europe. Paid €69 pn for a basic double but were upgraded to a double with balcony at no extra cost (both times we stayed). Rate did not include breakfast.

We stayed 2n in Room 412 (queen or king bed in room) then left our luggage for 2 days whilst we took off with a day pack for an o/n stay at Nafplio (metro to Piraeus Port, fast ferry to Poros Island, small people ferry to Galatas on mainland, hired small car then drove coastal road then up central road, via Epidavros Ampitheatre, onto Nafplio. Next day drove Nafplio, across middle to NE coast and back to Galatos and caught last ferry back to port, metro back to Attalos. Very easy).

The third night (once we had returned to Attalos Hotel) we stayed in Room 411 (twin beds pushed together). Was next door to our previous room.

Both had balconies (okay size with table & 2 chairs but nothing else) that looked up b/w buildings to the Parthenon lit up at night. Room 411 had the better, unobstructed view (room 412 you look ‘around’ 411’s balcony as such).

Staff very friendly & spoke English. Room was clean & serviced daily.

Room had: AC, Heating, Fridge, Desk & Chair, Mirrors, Wardrobe, small old style TV. Luggage rack in both rooms, Side tables, Bed lamps, etc.

Small private ensuite. Toiletries provided were soaps, shampoo/conditioner combo. Hairdryer in bathroom affixed to wall but very old style tube that blows hot air and rather ineffective (on my very thick hair). Hot water shower and good water pressure.

Rm 412 had shower with base. Rm 411 had a small bath that you then had a shower head in up on the wall like a proper shower as well.

Parking out on street if lucky enough but we also noted Parking lot buildings around the area as well. We didn’t hire a car or motorbike here so can’t help further with this aspect.

WiFi: free. Speed: Average. No pool if that matters for you. Neither room had a kettle or tea/coffee making facilities.

Nice rooftop bar with reasonably priced drinks to sit and watch Parthenon lit up at night.

Close to: Monastiraki metro stn (Athinas St exit) is literally 100m or so from Attalos. So easy to get to airport and Piraeus Port using metro (watch your belongings although we had no issues on any metro ride we took). Monastiraki Square & Flea Market are just across the road from the station so another few steps across the road is all. Also Psiri area is literally 5 min walk at back of hotel. Plaka district & Syntagma Square all easy walking distance. Easy walk to top of Acropolis & Parthenon from Attalos too. We also walked from Attalos up through the morning meat market to Lycabettus Hill (& up the hill). This took about 45 mins to 1 hr and the hill itself was very steep. If you don’t want to walk that much catch a taxi for a few euro’s to the funicular at base of hill and go up the easy way (€3.50 per ticket).

Overall, we would give this 4/5 stars. Really found this the perfect location as a first timer to Athens. Room looked liked photo's on the internet so truthfully represented.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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attaloshotel, General Manager at Attalos Hotel, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Dear wishtago
Thank you so much for choosing Attalos hotel during your stays in Athens and for the nice Review on Tripadvisor.
We are glad to read that you enjoyed both stays and the upgrated room with no Extra charge. Thank you for the mention that the photos in our site appears the truth and not something else......(it is very important to us).
We will be very happy to welcome you again soon!
Honest regards
Kostas Zisis
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

I would classify this as a great bargain hotel. It has very simple amenities and it is centrally located. We were able to walk to most of the major sights in Athens from this hotel. If you are on a budget but want a private place to stay I would highly recommend it. Though it is a bit old and the area becomes sketchy at night, we felt relatively safe. The man at the front desk and the rest of the staff are very friendly. We just needed a cheap place to sleep in a good Athens location and Attalos Hotel did the job nicely.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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attaloshotel, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Attalos Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Kristin C. Thank you for choosing Attalos hotel during your stay in Athens and for the review on Tripadvisor. We notice that you didn't feel comfortable during the night in the area but we have to mention that it's very safe as it' s very central and touristic location. We will be happy to welcome you again in the future! Honest regards Kostas Zisis
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Fredrikstad, Norway
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

The Attalos Hotel is a stone's throw from the Monastiraki metro station, which connects with the airport. It is also close to the main archaeological sites and the delightful Plaka area. The hotel has a roof garden with panoramic views of the city. The staff are efficient, helpful and pleasant in every way. The rooms are not hypermodern, but what you get for the price is very good. I have stayed there five times in the past three years, and will be returning.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank 657David
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attaloshotel, General Manager at Attalos Hotel, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Dear 657David
It was a great pleasure seeing you again! The best prize for us is your wonderful High score Review! Thank you very much!
We will be happy to welcome you again next year!
Honest regards
Kostas Zisis
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

It was my 3rd time in Athens and this is the best hotel I've stayed so far. Perfect location near all the tourist's attractions, archaeological sites, restaurants and more and a great budget hotel!

Thanks very much to Sakis Papias who help us a lot during our one-night stay at the hotel by upgrading our room because it was the first time in Athens for my boyfriend. We had a suite with a great balcony with a view to the Acropolis.

We've passed a wonderful stay in Athens and recommend warmly this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Bibiane S
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attaloshotel, General Manager at Attalos Hotel, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Dear Bibiane S
Thank you for choosing Attalos hotel during your stays in Athens!
Thank you for the High score Review!
It is nice to hear that you enjoy our hotel everytime you visit!!
Sakis is Perfect! He always give his best for over 25 years!!!!!!
We look forward to welcome you again next year ;)
Best regards
Kostas Zisis
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Property: Attalos Hotel
Address: 29 Athinas | Monastiraki, Athens 105 54, Greece
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Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Psirri / Gazi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in Athens
#26 Best Value Hotel in Athens
#30 Family Hotel in Athens
#32 Romantic Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Attalos Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Management and Staff invite you to enjoy hospitable surroundings and all the pleasures of Athens within easy reach! The Attalos Hotel, situated in the historic district of Athens, has a history of its own. With its tradition of classic, comfortable accommodation, a friendly staff and atmosphere, the Attalos has created a name among a host of international visitors and repeat guests as "a home away from home in the heart of Athens". All of the hotel's 78 rooms are air-conditioned and fully equipped with central heating,Direct-dial telephone , Satellite TV , Mini refrigerator , Safe box , Private Bathrooms with hair dryers, slippers and bath amenities and of course Free wi-fi access internet. A charming roof garden/bar provides the perfect setting for enjoying a spectacular view of the Acropolis! ... more   less 
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