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Alma Hotel
Ranked #272 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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“Don't stay there!”
Reviewed 2 January 2010

I know this is a budget hotel. But the place was exceedingly shabby, the beds were rock hard, the breakfast consisted of a slice of dry bread and watered down juice or coffee. The area was the worst we have ever encountered - drug addicts lying about on the pavement outside with syringes and prostitutes plying their trade right outside the door. The receptionist was friendly but seemed to lack any knowledge of the area and wasn't keen to help anyway. I agree with a previous reviewer - the place spoils your experience of this amazing city - avoid it!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2009

Overall, complete dissapointment. We reserved two beds got one. There were fights outside of our hotel I had a gold rosary, which I had never taken out of the hotel room but when i got back home I could not find it apperantly is was stolen from me from the hotel room. My friend had money in the room which he did not want to take with him and left it inside his suit case. He had told me money was missing and I dismissed it as his overspending but after I realized my rosary was gone I figured he must have been telling the truth. I would never recommend this place and am upset that I stayed here. We even decided to check out the evening before and stay at the airport instead of staying in that awful place.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2009

This hotel was worst than some hostels I have stayed at. Although the price was one of the cheapest we found in Athens it was not worth the price for us. We didn't expect much and we didn't get much. It was in a very sketchy neighborhood, and barely offered the minimum essentials one would expect from a hotel. The beds were so rock hard and shorter than normal- my 6 foot husband's legs dangled over the edge. The bathroom felt like we were in a port-a-potty. It was a close walk to the subway, if you didn't mind walking through drug dealers, prostitutes and homeless people. I would not recommend this hotel - but especially not to women traveling alone and families with children. If you are looking for just a cheap place to crash for the night it could do the trick for you so long as you have low standards.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Brighton
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2009

Stayed at Alma for 3 nights, linen and towels changed every day, room cleaned every day! Great bar around the the corner with cool staff, it begins with an E but could not pronounce it. Ok so Breakfast is not great but what do you expect for the price. Its very central ,easy access to the metro, staff varied from really helpful to grumpy - just like most employees!!! would recommend it for a cheap place to stay for a short break, after all you only sleep there!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 August 2009

The hotel Alma is in a very convenient place for sightseers and students. Just off Omonia square, this hotel has easy metro access and for just 30 Euro per night provides fantastic value. As a student I found the price most reasonable. I only stayed for one night as I was setting off elsewhere in Greece the next day, so I can't comment on the maid service (if there is any).
I found the hotel acceptable, the decor was rather dated but not falling apart. Shampoo, soap, and shower gel was provided, but I wasn't sure whether towels or sandpaper was provided in the bathroom. Breakfast wasn't great, but remember the price. It consisted of bread rolls, cheese, ham, and marmalade.
I would recommend this hotel to persons with low income or for people just wanting to rest their head for the night.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 August 2009

We stayed here for a one night stopover in Athens, it is Athens so what do you expect, the area is pretty grim and maybe a solo woman traveller might want to spend the extra on somewhere nicer, but a few nice places to eat nearby and pretty handy for transport, the staff at reception are not rude or anything but are definitely not happy to be there. The room was pretty gross feeling and the hotel didnt have a traveller's vibe. We booked on Hostelworld and the directions were incorrect because the red metro line was closed so we spent 2 hours getting here, pretty peeved about that. air con works good and we had a balcony which on waking early the next morning was beautiful to watch the sun rise over Athens, even if the balcony was a bit dodge....I would not stay here for anything more than a quick stopover between flights or ferries

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alma Hotel
Address: 5 Dorou, Athens 104 32, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Omonia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
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Ranked #272 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Alma Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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