We spent 1 night in The Hera in August, enroute from Santorini to Italy. We read about it in Tripadvisor and it sounded just what we were looking for. We were returning to Athens the following week so we had booked for that stay at the Hera as well. We had booked a junior suite for both stays - or at least we think we did although it was pretty small. We needed additional space to allow for enough luggage for a 3 week trip through Europe. The room was very nice but there was barely enough room for the 2 of us, plus 2 suitcases. Athens was unbearably hot that night and the a/c struggled to cope. When we went up to the restaurant to enjoy a nice dinner the heat was almost unbearable, and there was nowhere else in the hotel for us to eat. The views of the Acropolis were stunning and on a cooler evening I'm sure it would be a lovely spot, but not that night. The following morning we went down for breakfast which was when we were really disappointed. There was a pretty meager buffet and virtually no service. My wife wanted decaf coffee and I had to go searching for someone to get it for us. This hotel sells itself as an upscale boutique hotel, and in many ways it succeeds, however it also let's itself down in a couple of areas. Based on that night we cancelled our subsequent reservation and made other arrangements.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hera Hotel welcomes its guests with the genuine warmth of definitive hospitality, combined with an impeccable service, comfort and the exceptional atmosphere of a boutique hotel.Conveniently located right at the foot of the Acropolis hill, the new Acropolis Museum and next to the interconnected archeological sites. Hera Hotel offers a unique opportunity to the visitor to enjoy an excellent stay at the hotel, right into the heart of the old Athens and to traverse through ancient times by strolling through the historic center of the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hera Hotel Athens