My wife and I stayed at the Hera on Oct 6-7 2012. This was our third stay, as in 2008 and 2010 we got two connecting rooms for us and our son, who is now in college. This time we stayed in a non-connecting room, Rm 201.
The Hera Hotel is in the Makrigianni district, a block down from the Acropolis Metro station, and antoher block or so from entering the Plaka area. The New Acropolis Museum is a five minute walk up and around to the left, as is the Acropolis. Excellent location.
The hotel only has 38 rooms, which is a plus to us. The rooms (at least the regular ones) are small, but the beds are comfortable, there's good storage space, and the bathrooms are quite nice. And the air conditioning works! You have to put your key card in a slot to run the electricity and of course the air conditioning.
The staff at the desk were all friendly and spoke excellent English. The breakfast is in a very pleasant room and there are many choices...the breakfast is excellent. There is a conference room, where, when not in use, you have free access to a computer and the internet.
The Peacock restaurant is only open for dinner and has a nice view of the Parthenon. We didn't go this time, but the previous two times we did...the restaurant was good and fairly reasonable. Drinks can be expensive, so order ouzo, which is very reasonable.
We paid 136 euros a night with breakfast...pretty good value. Quite frankly, I spent a lot of time with guide books and on the internet and couldn't find another hotel that combined the location, the breakfast, a rooftop restaurant with Acropolis views, and overall value. We plan to return to Athens in 2014, and I'm certain we will be back at the Hera again.
- 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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