this hotel was booked for us by our hotel manager in zakynthos after we decided to head home via athens. after booking it i read the reviews and to be frank was dredding it! the hotel isnt in the best area and just minutes away are gangs of drug adicts, prostitutes and rent boys. very intimidating. the hotel has been a grand hotel in its day and still has brass and marble public areas which were clean and spacious. we were lucky enough to stay on the 7th floor with a view of the acropolis. people staying on floors 5 or lower would get a view of social housing with washing hanging over the balcony. we were lucky. the room was carpeted which is unusual in warm countries. the room was clean but dated. the aicon was very noisy too. the staff were great (except one) and helped organise taxis etc during a strike day. for the price midsummer in a major city it wasnt too bad and i would stay again although i would as for a 6 or 7th floor room with a view!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Balasca is perfectly situated in the center of Athens, overlooking the Acropolis and the Lycabettus hill and within easy access in Athens’ major sites.Hotel Balasca offers 83 spacious and recently renovated rooms,all equipped with private bathroom and balcony,high speed free Wi-Fi access,fridge,satellite T.V.,A/C,phone,hair dryer,etcA tasty breakfast buffet is served every morning in the hotel's restaurant.The hotel has also a comfortable lounge and a bar area for guests to enjoy refreshments after a busy day or before a night out. The hotel restaurant provides Greek and International cuisine made of fresh and local products.Hotel Balasca is located between Larisa Station(metro,suburban,railway) and the National Archeological Museum which makes it an ideal base for exploring the city as you can reach Acropolis or Syntagma within 5 to 10 min.,using the subway ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balasca Hotel Athens