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“Central location and very friendly staff”
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Hermes Hotel
Ranked #19 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Surrey, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Central location and very friendly staff”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Just near Syntagma Square and walking distance to Monasiraki, Thissio and other areas.
Metro goes from here on blue line to airport - €14 one way for 2 people and very easy.
Price includes a buffet breakfast with lots of choice and variety.
Member of staff comes round the breakfast room every morning asking if you need any help with any part of planning your day etc - nice touch for people who haven't planned before travelling.
Coffee and other hot drinks served with biscuits free of charge in Reception most of the day on request.
Sister hotel - Plaka - close by and has great rooftop view of Acropolis.
Room - clean, tidy and good value. Fridge, hair dryer and safety deposit Box.
Fantastic powerful shower.
Would stay here again.

Room Tip: We had no view and the hotel is in a typical narrow city street so don't expect lovely views. Th...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Hermes Hotel, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear christough2107
Thank you very much for leaving a review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate you staying with us, as well as all of your kind comments. We do hope you will return to us in the future.
Best regards.
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Congleton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

Excellent hotel in good location. Rooms small as with most European City hotels, but modern and clean. Breakfast good and manager there each morning to help with days planning and help if any problems. Overall a good stay.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Hermes Hotel, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Dear Bryan N,
It is with great pleasure I read your positive review after a five days stay in Hermes Hotel. I thank you for your kind comments and I hope you will come back.
Best regards from all of us.
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Milan, Italy
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

I spent one night at this hotel. The room was very clean and although it was small but it had a very nice and quite big balcony. Breakfast was really good for a 3 star hotel. The staffs were the kindest I've ever seen. Another positive point of the hotel was its location since it is in the heart of city center and there are lots of bars and restaurants nearby.

Stayed February 2014
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Dorina S, General Manager at Hermes Hotel, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Dear Monamona86,
I thank you for you enthusiastic review and high score. I really hope that you will be able to stay longer on a future trip to Athens.
Best regards
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North Wales
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We booked this hotel as part of an easyjet package. We chose it because it had great reviews and we were not disappointed. First it should be stressed that this doesn't claim to be a 4 star hotel and the reviews are based on value. The hotel is perfect for anyone looking for a good value small hotel in central Athens. The location in Apollonos Street is great for anyone travelling in by bus or metro from the airport as it's just a few hundred metres from Syntygma Square. It's also just a few hundred metres from all of the major sites and the bars, restaurants and shops of Plaka and Monistariki. Within seconds of leaving the hotel you can be looking up at the Acropolis above you or sitting at a pavement cafe. Apollonos Street itself is really just a narrow lane (like so many "streets" in Plaka) - it's a bit run down due to Greece's economic crisis but felt perfectly safe - maybe that's because of all the church supply shops which dominate the street. The hotel itself is small and doesn't have a restaurant or bar. However, they serve a great breakfast (hot or cold buffet) and there are tea/coffee/biscuits available in the afternoon. Guests are invited to bring their own drinks in. The rooms are smallish but clean and comfortable. For British guests I'd compare them to a good standard/new Premier Inn. There is a free safety deposit box and good free wifi throughout the hotel. Above all the staff are really friendly and helpful - nothing is too much trouble and they are keen to give advice on where to eat / drink / visit etc. I was a bit disappointed that they were cheering for Olympiakos against United but understandable I suppose! Take the opportunity to visit the roof terrace at the sister Plaka Hotel just around the corner - enjoy an early evening drink with stunning views of the Acropolis. Wonderful even in the February rain. I would recommend the Hermes to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Gog1
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Dorina S, General Manager at Hermes Hotel, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Dear Gog1,
Your long and detailed review is mostly appreciated as well as your high score. I thank you and hope that on a future match you will come back and be even more satisfied.
Thank you again.
Best regards
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Milan, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

We came here as one night stay inside our travel in some cities of Greece and found the hotel super friendly and acceptable. The staffs are very friendly and cheering. The cleanness and the breakfast was also acceptable. Recommended!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Hermes Hotel, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Dear Amirha2013,
Thank you for choosing our hotel for your short stay and for your recommendation. We hope you will return and will be able to stay longer in order to explore Athens.
Kind regards
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2014

My daughter and I stayed at the Hermes mid october 2013. The bathroom had a sewage smell and was not ready for us when we checked in at 11 pm. The room was a good size( we were upgraded to a larger room due to booking mix up at the Plaka Hotel) Location was not ideal, we had to walk through dark lane ways to get back.Staff could not be bothered living.
We stayed 2 nights that was enough. Would not stay again. Overall the physical environment was ok . The vibe that we received was not welcoming. Very unusual for the Greeks.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Labrini S S
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Dorina S, General Manager at Hermes Hotel, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Dear Labrini S S.
I am really sorry to read that you did not experience the famous hospitality and friendliness of our staff. Plaka area is a very safe area and supposed to be the ideal place for tourists who want to visit the Acropolis and all sites on foot. Our hotel has the privilege to be on a quiet street and still be one street away from many restaurants, Ermou main shopping street and Syntagma with direct line to the airport. Should you decide to come back to Athens please do not hesitate to contact me directly and I will make sure to match your expectations.
Best regards
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Ellesmere Port
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Visited this week for the Olympiakos/United match with 5 friends. Hotel is in an excellent location - easily walkable to the bars and shops of Plaka or the nightlife in Psiri.��

Room was modern, clean, spacious and the bathroom excellent.��

Breakfast, whilst not the 'English fry-up' was pretty damn good - toast, bacon, beans, scrambled eggs, cheese and cold meats and all the cold stuff - fruit and yoghurt etc...

The main positive was the staff. Really nice people. This includes the reception, breakfast and cleaning staff. I personally had a medical problem whereby hospital attention was necessary - the staff were very helpful and genuine and for that I thank them.��

For the price this hotel is the perfect choice for couples, families, lads on a football trip - anyone.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Dorina S, General Manager at Hermes Hotel, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Dear Ross83,
All our staff really appreciates your enthusiastic review and high score. I am sure that your review will be helpful to other guests. We hope to see you again on a future match with a Greek team.
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hermes Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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