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Hermes Hotel
Ranked #18 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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29 reviews
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“Great location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Great location and very friendly and helpful staff. I had a few demands such as late chck out, taxis, services to be delivered and they were always very nice and kind to me. There were wine and crips as compliements in the room and a cocktail at night at the sister hotel wich had an incredible view from the Acropolis. Close to many major atractions, small parks, cafes and shops. The lift is a bit small but eficiant. and even though Greece is on a very bad situation right now, the athenians were very friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Dorina S, General Manager at Hermes Hotel, responded to this review, 6 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at Hermes Hotel. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were impressed with our attention to detail. I am thrilled you were so happy with all aspects of the hotel... from the rooms, to the service and to the overall ambiance.
We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Warm regards
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

Great location , very close to syntagma square & the plaka area , in a nice & quite street restaurants and shops in the area .
Hotel was very clean , our room was very comfortable and clean, hotel breakfast.. was nice no more than that .

the reception staff sopke very good english , very very nice & friendly , always willing to help , with directions , & evrey questions we had . especaliy - MRS MARGARITA , this amazing lady in the reception ...she was full of great information of where to dine and how to get around.
BTW .. We took the metro from the airport , it took 40 mins to syntagma square & then we walk about 7 mintes...to the hotel . we stayed at 3/sep/2013 it coast 8 euro . one way tkt .


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Room Tip: high floor , room 606 . with balcony ... we loved it .
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank orih
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Dorina S, General Manager at Hermes Hotel, responded to this review, 2 October 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your nice review and your complimentary comments about our staff. I am glad that you were satisfied with the ''perfect'' location of the hotel and the service you received,as well as the cleanliness and the comfortable accommodation of your superior room.
Hope to see you soon in a future trip to Athens.
Best regards
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

Ideal location in Syntagma Square, we enjoyed our stay. Really friendly staff and very helpful. The hotel itself is nice, the breakfast was good and the rooms very comfortable. Good quality for the value.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Julia C
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Dorina S, General Manager at Hermes Hotel, responded to this review, 2 October 2013
Dear Guest,
It is always a pleasure to receive such a kind review after 5 months since you have stayed with us . Our aim is to make our guests’ stay an unforgettable experience and your appreciating comments encourage us to increase our efforts. We look very forward to welcoming you again.
Best regards
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

I happened to take a night halt in Athens before flying out of Greece at d end of my beautiful vacation! And i chose Hermes for its central location( its close to syntagma sq.) and i had also gone thru d pics and reviews on tripadvisor. The rooms were average and so was d buffet breakfast. But, what really touched me was the fact that whilst we were having breakfast we noticed that there was this sweet lady going from table to table talking to the guests very politely and helping them with what seemed to be their days itinerary. When she approached us, on learning about our scheduled flight departure from d airport and our havin to take a metro ride to the airport - she brought to our notice that some of the major tube stations are going to remain shut on account of a strike bcos apparently angela merkel, d german chancellor was coming to athens for d first time bcos of which a strike /protest was forewarned. And she also suggested as to which station we cud catch our tube from (namely monastiraki) which was also nearby. This gesture/timely help from the owner herself really touched us! And which is why i am here writing this review to recommend a hotel which made us feel safe and well taken care of in a foreign land! esp when one is traveling, in between transits one can easily lose track of following up on d latest local news...so this help coming from d hotel saved us a whole lot of trouble. Kudos to the lovely owner! :)

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Hermes Hotel, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Dear Guest,
We are glad that after a year of staying with us you still remember the exceptional service we offered you. Should you decide to come back, which I hope so, please check our superior room which I am sure it will match your expectations. If need it please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
With kind regards
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

My friend and I wanted a hotel close to the Plaka and within easy walking distance of the ancient sites. This hotel proved to be ideal. Apollonos Street is about five minutes away from Adrianou Street which is the centre of the Plaka. The theatre of Dionysos is about ten minutes away and the Temple of Olympian Zeus no more than a quarter of an hour's slow walk.

The hotel itself had all that we wanted: a comfortable bed, the luxury of a proper bathroom and enough plugs for phone charging. The breakfast was imaginative, with both Greek specialities and the usual items like muesli and scrambled egg. You won't go hungry! Also, the manageress and her colleague Eva made a point of chatting to guests about places they wanted to visit and this proved very useful if you wanted to see something a bit more off the beaten track - like Plato's Academy!

As a guest at this hotel you can go to the sister hotel, the Plaka. This has a roof garden with a bar and a view of the Acropolis. It is less than five minutes' walk from the Hermes and worth a visit.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a hotel right in the centre and near lots of lovely places to eat! Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Dorina S, General Manager at Hermes Hotel, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you so very much for your lovely comments about our hotel.It is always so nice to read such complimentary comments about the location,the variety of the breakfast and our staff as they aim to make every guests’ stay memorable.We are very happy to know that your stay at the Hermes hotel was a positive experience.Hope to see you soon!
Best regards
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

We stayed there for 4 nights. The hotel staff were very efficient and friendly. Our room on level 4 was a reasonable size. The location was great and we could get to the Plaka, Syntagma Square and the Acropolis easily. The nice thing about the hotel was the roof terrace from which we could see the Acropolis lit up at night. The hotel served complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits every afternoon in the downstairs lounge area. The breakfasts were also very good with lots of choice and during breakfast time the hotel's Manager and PR person would come and talk to guests to see if everything was OK and to answer any questions about getting around the city and places of interest. They seemed genuinely interested in their guests' satisfaction.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Vickym830
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Dorina S, General Manager at Hermes Hotel, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for posting your kind feedback following your recent stay with us.I was so happy to read your kind words and that you really did enjoy the great service and facilities we are all so proud of. I do hope that you will be able to come back to the hotel in the future so we can once again ensure you have a wonderful stay with us.
Kind regards
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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

... if you are not trying to go super budget travelling or something of that sort. A hop, skip and a jump from transportation options at Syntagma Square eg, metro and/or X95 bus to and from the airport. I walked. The usual caveat about room size, estimating mine was 23 feet by 10 feet including the bathroom insert, but what-the-heck, the beds were comfortable, the air-conditioning works well, a nice full-length mirror in the hall and a bathtub and shower I could move around in - although I would suggest some sort of non-slip mats for the tub or perhaps some sort of grab bar.

And was I surprised when Dorina S. showed up in the breakfast area to inquire about our stays. If I'm reading her card correctly she is the manager/OWNER of several hotels, when was the last time you had an owner show up to ask you how things were going? Sure, things go wrong sometimes, but I'm not going to believe any reviews here that might suggest indifference to a problem. ( Aside from that she gave us a terrific recommendation to go see the Benraki museum which I'll pass along - lots of color and variety - while still telling the story of Greece - a nice treat after visiting some monochromatic ruins and museums.) Additionally, notices are posted in the elevators etc that might be of importance to travelers. For example, there was a metro strike Wed Sept 18th, 2013 from 9:45 to 3:00 that might have been of interest if you were planning to use it to catch a mid-day plane... which I did several days later. Others were for concerts, plays etc. Breakfast was "ordinary" as someone else put it, but on the other hand there was a wide variety of choices. Maybe there are better deals out there, but this is the type of place one can reserve with confidence.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank James T
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Dorina S, General Manager at Hermes Hotel, responded to this review, 23 September 2013
Dear Guest,
I personnaly thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Hermes hotel on T.A
It is always a pleasure to receive such kind reviews. Our aim is to make our guests’ stay an unforgettable experience and your appreciating comments encourage us to increase our efforts in offering the outmost to our valuable guests.
Best regards
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Property: Hermes Hotel
Address: 19 Apollonos | Plaka, Syntagma, Monastiraki, Athens 105 57, Greece
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Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Plaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Athens
#16 Family Hotel in Athens
#17 Romantic Hotel in Athens
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hermes Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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