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Orion Hotel
Ranked #140 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Nantes, France
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“N'importe quoi”
Reviewed 21 January 2011

I stayed there for 3 nights. The night we arrive they didnt have our room ready so they switch us to another one which it was not what we order. We order room with toilette and they gave us room with no toilette. Second day they didnt change the blankets and the room was undone. Third day the same so we complained but the receptionist said it wasnt his responsability but the responsability of the cleaning person.
N'importe quoi. What a joke!!!
It is a shame because the place location is very nice.

  • Stayed August 2010
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2 Thank spacerequin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2008

The hotel is in the Exarchia area, very central, on the map it would be ideal for visiting the city. Unfortunately the heroin junkies and other strange people that populate that area are not indicated on the maps! And, moreover, the hotel is on top of an hill. Therefore, I managed to call a taxi every time I had to come back to there: 3 Euro each time, but very well spent...
The rooms are acceptably clean, but bath towels show the first signs of their age... Breakfast is 6 Euro extra, I've not tried it because in the Exarchia place nearby you may find a lot of cheap small bars and fast-foods.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled solo
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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2007

Nice but not worth the Price.....

not the best location. Exarhia the area east of Omonia (which is considered to be the WORST area in Athens) and boasts loads of Anarchist and heroin junkies. The Hotel is at the base of Strefi Park (a haven for junkies and ratty kids) and the closest metro is 10-15 min walking. There are many cool bohemian boutiques and cafes in the area but they are often over priced.

Right before you reach the hotel you'll be confronted by the most daunting set of stairs you've ever encountered. not fun when you've got 50 pounds of luggage with you....

the bathrooms are dirty and outdated. the staff doesn't clean them half as often as they should. also, there is a problem with the hot water.......

the Kitchen on the roof is seriously nasty. First of all its completely unsanitary. the staff refuses to clean the dishes and maks the hotel guests do it themselves. most of the people staying there are models and don't have enough brains to wash the dishes before putting them back in the pantry. Also, don't keep food in the refrigerator unless you want it to get stolen. and NEVER steal anyone elses food. when i left the food stealing had become such a problem that one boy was putting eyedrops in his food.....

Breakfast is an additional 6 euros and NOT worth it. you could walk down to the street and buy everything for 2 euros yourself.

overall the place is okay but over priced. you can get the same accomodtion for half the price and a better location in Athens. My agency put me up there. Never going back. but its a nice place to meet up with other models to go out at night.

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  • Stayed September 2007, travelled on business
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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130 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2005

We have stayed in this hotel maybe 10 times, or more, over the last 20+ years. It's still the same great place. Pretty basic, small, very clean, no luxury, but with a great location (great view, and on pollution free days you can even see the Acropolis), rooftop terrace for your breakfast, and - important in the summer - it's cooler than in the center of town, because it's situated on a hill. Still only ten minutes or so to walk to, and twenty minutes from, Omonia Square (because of the hill). Lots of small tavernas in the area (the Latin Quarter of Athens), although the once famous Fondas has changed owners and isn't quite what it has been. And the junkies from the park across the street seem to have disappeared.

  • Stayed July 2004, travelled on business
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Property: Orion Hotel
Address: 105 Benaki Emmanouil | Lofos Strefi, Athens 114 73, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Exarchia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service
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Ranked #140 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Orion Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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