This hotel was quite a find for us. After reading some less than positive reviews of our "original" hotel, I changed the reservation to the Hermes in the Plaka and was so happy that I did so. From the moment I arrived the staff at the Hermes were courteous, friendly, and very accomodating. No request was too large or too small, and I received undivided attention no matter how many people they had to serve in the lobby. Service is always provided with a friendly "hello" and a smile. Honestly, after touring all over Europe and feeling as if I was only tolerated in some hotels with my English and American ways, this was refreshing (and a trait I found of the Greek people in general).
Additionally, the location is FABULOUS. Right in the middle of nearly every attraction, you can walk in nice weather or hop on the metro which is really close. However, because the hotel is on a side street you get very little street noise. We slept all three nights with the windows open and never heard a peep outside.
Breakfast was hot, plentiful, and very tasty. Try the Greek Yogurt--we don't get anything near as tasty in the states. Internet access was provided at 2 euros an hour, very reasonable, and the rooms were well stocked with toiletries, towels, extra blankets, etc. They were also air conditioned.
Only thing I could possibly say against this hotel is that the beds are rather firm for my taste, which is definitely something I have noticed across Europe so I chalk that up to regional differences in taste. However, since the Hermes provides extra bedding, you can use it as "padding" if you prefer a softer bed as well.
Book this hotel, you will have a fabulous stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Hermes Hotel Athens