Travelled with my 6 third year students from a hotel & tourism academy and we have the following comments:
The friendly 2 afternoon shift ladies, Ms.Evi and Ms.Maria tried their best in a somewhat difficult situation being alone employees in the hotel most of the time, The old morningshift man was very grumpy, shrugged his shoulders "what do I care" when I inquired about the non working WiFi (3 days out of order) and other things, I tried to order a second beverage at mealtime, he was not in the restaurant and when I found him he was rude and said "WHAT do you want??!!
Breakfast consisted of stale bread, green eggs, cheese, bellony, cereals, Juice, milk, Coffee tea and jam, tough for an active group. (08:00-10:00), I had to purchase 8 sandwiches (90 €) the night before a cruise when they would not open breakfast an hour earlier,(coffea and juice was put on a table however for our sandwiches)
The double beds are small but the rooms are comfortable and kept reasonably clean, although we had to make the beds our selves.
Bathrooms are ok, but the toilet refused to flush on occasion and when the repairman had done his job, he forgot to turn the water back on, 1 shower only cold water, 1 shower no pressure.
The aircons would not be turned on, It was explained to me that it is too expensive to run.
Location is good, albeit in a rough area.
Al in all a good trip but the hotel was a challenge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located on the quiet pedestrian street of Κaraiskaki Square, this hotel is next to Metaxourghio Metro Station and the railway station. The multilingual staff are available 24 hours each day.Housed in a fully air-conditioned restored neoclassical building, the guest rooms include minibar, satellite TV and private bathroom with hairdryer. Complimentary ouzo is offered to all guests upon arrival.The Bar-Restaurant on the ground floor provides the ideal place in which to relax enjoying refreshments, food and pleasant music. It serves many kinds of drinks and Greek specialities until well after midnight.Hotel Rio Athens enjoys a strategic location just 1km from Syntagma Square, 15km from the port of Piraeus and 35km from the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Wireless Internet Hotspot is available in all areas and is free of charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rio Hotel Athens