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“Great hotel in Athens”
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Fresh Hotel
Ranked #33 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great hotel in Athens”
Reviewed 8 July 2012

We stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon - it's a great location, out of the full-on tourist centre of Plaka, but a short walk from the tourist spots. The staff were super helpful, our room was modern and clean and the bed was really comfortable. The rooftop bar is a great place to hang out and have a few drinks too.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

We stayed there after our visit to Santorini and had an amazing time. It's a modern hotel with all the amenities. The highlight was the fact that our flight back was in the evening so we went into the city all day. When we got back to pick up our bags we were allowed to take a shower in the gym with everything provided. It was not my first stay at fresh hotel and certainly won't be my last! The rooftop bar tops it all off, brilliant place to chill after the hustle and bustle in Athens

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Fresh hotel is cool, sleek design and truly fresh and clean. My family and I stayed in this hotel on our way to Paros and Mykonos. We had great time there. The hotel is one block to the center of Athens. I must say the roof of the hotel is the most interesting part of the hotel. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast is good.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2012

This is my second time to the hotel and everytime we go the service is top notch.
i cannot complain about anything . the neighbourhood has inproved in the recent years.
its perfect distance to the sights and travel.
amazing customer servic.
the hotel is clean bright and the roof top pool is bar far the best
i cant wait to book my 3rd year here =]

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

Small yet very comfortable and contemporary room in a cool hotel excellently located near main attractions in Athens.
Roof top pool and bar - restaurant and bar in the eventing - is a great place to chill after sight seeing. Staff is super helpful and smiling all the time.
A very nice place. I will be back.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Very nice design-boutique hotel in the heart of Athens. It seems a jewel in a poor looking neighbourhood. after dinner we returned to the hotel walking and had no difficulties. Perhaps we were lucky?! But it is very centraly situated, very near Athinis between the Omonia square and the Monasteraki square and near by the City Hall and the Central Market. The cute and charming areas Psirri and Plaka are within waking distance.
Very efficient and helpful staff. The beds are very comfortable, nice bathroom with rainshower, splendid and extensive breakfast (all kinds of bread, fresh orange juice, etc...)
Unfortunately our last night was completely spoiled by very noisy and undisciplined young Russians, arriving drunk at 2 a.m. on our floor and behaving like wild animals.
Top floor with nice loungebar and a small but most appreciated swimming pool (certainly after strolling in hot weather through Athens). Magnificant view on the Acropolis. We would certainly choose this hotel again at a next visit to Athens.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

Although it tries very hard to rise above it, as others have said, this class act is let down (only very slightly) by its location. It is in a rather gritty/insalubrious area, but not replete with drug users/drug addicts/prostitutes as others have suggested. At no time did I feel unsafe as I would have in similar areas in Australia or the UK (for instance). Just don't expect the hotel to be on a street similar to the Strand or Fifth Avenue. And nor does the hotel charge the prices of a hotel so located.

Again, as others have said the (standard) rooms are on the smaller side, but perfectly adequate unless you are morbidly obese and/or need to dance the foxtrot in your room. I found them to be nicely designed, with clean lines and although had vibrantly colourful touches, the decor was not over the top. Special mention also to the Korres bath/toiletry products.

The best features of the hotel are the pool and the attached Air Lounge bar/restaurant. The pool is, of course, overrun during the day with snoring Eastern Europeans (and Brits?) in the briefest of swimwear working on their Kentucky Fried tans so is best avoided until late evening, where you can take advantage of the lounges underneath the pool area and admire the cityscape with a glass of Metaxa after dinner.

The staff was professional and friendly and the reception staff in particular, always willing to assist and offer suggestions without being at all pushy.

Although I'm not a huge fan of buffet breakfasts generally, this was the best I had in Greece.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Fresh Hotel
Address: 26 Sofokleous, Athens 105 52, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Omonia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#21 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#22 Business Hotel in Athens
#22 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#23 Family Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Fresh Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downtown in the heart of Athens, Fresh Hotel is a stylish, urban resort, with unconventional atmosphere, cool and thoughtful service. With simple lines and vivid colors in a minimalist, sleekly designed sanctuary, the Hotel surrounds guests in absolute calm. The joy of life takes on a new meaning in Fresh Hotel. The Fresh Hotel is located right in the heart of Athens, next to the beautiful Town hall, and only a few minutes walk from Syntagma Square and the old market place. ... more   less 
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