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Marble House
Ranked #24 of 285 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 July 2014

My partner and I stayed here for about 4-5 days and found it quite enjoyable. Here are some pointers about the hotel:
- Located quite near the metro (10min walk) and near the Acropolis.
- Clean and tidy room with daily house keeping
- Clean bathroom
- A balcony was provided
- A reliable safe to keep your valuables

The host Christos was very accommodating and provided us with local info around the place. The only inconsistency was that there was no air conditioning (you have to pay in order to obtain it) but there is a fan provided which was acceptable. Overall was a very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

This is my fourth time back to the Marble House as wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Athens. We use this hotel as base when visiting the City and the islands. The rooms are beautifully decorated with modern showers and are always immaculately clean. The staff - Nancy and Christos are so welcoming and kind - you couldn't ask for nicer hosts! The hotel is situated a short walk from the Plaka in a quiet street which is ideally located for the Metro. I can't wait to go back again.

Please ignore all negative reviews!

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

This is far and away the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. I am a seasoned traveler and am not at all picky. However, the rooms here were filthy, there were dead roaches in the shower, and the entire hotel was in need of an update. The horrible female manager in charge ended up screaming at me and my children because I would not leave a cash deposit for the days of our return trip to Athens following a cruise, even though she had our credit card on file. I would avoide this hotel at all costs.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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7  Thank Peter S
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MarbleHouseAthens, Owner at Marble House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2014

Dear Peter S,

We are very surprised from your review as non of the above complaints were brought up to our attention from your side during your stay.
We really apologize if your response was a matter of hotel update. The reason I'm surprised is that the entire hotel was renovated last winter. I can also ensure you that we are extremely sensitive when it comes to hygiene and cleanliness matters. If you had just mentioned to us we would have find a solution.
If your response was solely for the deposit requested, indeed, in order to make an alternative reservation we require a deposit either by credit card or cash payment, this is to guarantee your reservation, since our principle and concern as a hotel, is to make sure our guests will have a room reserved. We never make over bookings.

This was also mentioned in your confirmation document sent 2 months ago!

Definitely, noboby "screamed" or even argue with you.
Should you be unable to now your arrival date we always propose alternative ways of booking.

Kind regards,

Christos Nikoloulias

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We stayed 3 nights before a sailing trip to the islands. Easy to get to Athens attractions from Syngrou Fix subway station. Hard for taxi to find since you have to look down a dead end street that intersects Zinni Anastaslou. Clean rooms, friendly staff and excellent value.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Larry E
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We stayed at Marble House for a few nights on our arrival to Greece. We chose the hotel because it was in our price range and had read good reviews. We were not disappointed. The hotel is family run and Christos and his mother really care about providing the best service. We loved the location as it was within walking distance to all the attractions (especially Acropolis) but had a residential feel so we felt like we got a better feel for Athens outside of the typical tourist areas. For the cost it couldn't be any better and we stayed in one of the newly renovated rooms on the top floor which was nicely decorated and had everything we needed including a small fridge. We had our own spacious deck overlooking a quiet courtyard which was great to enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day. When we return Athens I will definitely be staying here.

Room Tip: We liked the top floor and didn't mind the stairs. If you don't do stairs just request the 1...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Melissa M
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Stayed in May - Great spot end of a peaceful safe cul-de-sac. For the price it was perfect, very clean & safe. A very clean small room & ensuite , it was great to havea fridge & a fabulous balcony & weather was fine. Did not have breakfast . Only worry (although we were quite fit) were the 3 flights of spiral stairs to climb, which didn't get easier during our stay. It would have been nice to have a hand with our bags when we arrived & departed.

Room Tip: Book early ask for a balcony. Great café around the corner-huge cheap meals & excellent coffee...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This is a gem of a hotel in a part of Athens that is quiet and residential, yet close to many big attractions. It's a great place to stay if you want to be out of the most touristy areas, but still want to be able to get around easily. I felt that the area was very safe, even at night, and the metro station at Sygrou Fix is just a short walk away.

This is a family run hotel, but it is absolutely run in a professional and friendly manner. Christos did a great job giving us tips on restaurants and the best way to get to Piraeus port (easy!), and promptly fixed a problem with the air conditioner in our room.

The hotel itself is nice, the furniture is modern, and all of the spaces are clean. My husband and I opted for a private bathroom. It was small, but on par with other (more expensive) hotels in other parts of Greece. I had read some negative reviews about the sizes of the rooms before we booked, but I think they are unfounded. My husband and I are larger individuals and we were still comfortable in the room, could move around easily, and had plenty of space to stash our stuff. We also had a balcony that was nice for relaxing in the evening. Be advised that there is no elevator, so make sure you don't bring luggage that is too heavy to cart up the staircase.

Overall, we enjoyed our six night stay, thought it was a great value for the money, and would highly recommend Marble House to other travelers.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Marble House

Address: Anastasiou Zinni 35 | Koukaki, Athens 117 41, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Athens
#19 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#40 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range: £33 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Marble House 1*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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