We were told by a travel agent this was a 4-star hotel. What a disappointment! The beds were uncomfortable and the pillows were gross--lumpy and dirty. The bathroom plumbing left something to be desired.
It was 'spring break' while we were there and many students were booked without enough chaperones to keep them under control. This poorly insulated hotel allowed us to hear not only the noise coming from other rooms on our floor, but from the elevator, and from other floors as well. We slept very little in 4 nights with the noise from these school groups and the city location.
The first night our room faced the street and we were awakened by people on the balcony of the vacant building across the street yelling, fighting, and dogs barking. It was frightening! Needless to say, not much sleep on this vacation!
The next morning, we tried to check out, but we had a limited budget and no refund was available since we had booked through a travel agent. We felt stuck. We did request to be moved to an inside room.
The view from our inside room was of a vacant building that people partied in at night--as evidenced by the new stashes of empty beer cans and bottles that appeared on the open window ledges there in the morning. The view from the front of the hotel and the breakfast room was of another vacant building that served as shelter for homeless and rowdy behavior at night.
We learned that Omonia Square is not a safe area--especially at night. Taxis had trouble finding this hotel more than once and the subway from the airport was not fully constructed or open on Sunday evening, so when we arrived it was a harrowing 3 hours getting to the hotel between the subway, city bus, and a taxi for the last two miles.
The only good thing was that the two desk employees were very kind. I felt sorry for them as several times during the four-day stay we witnessed people at the desk checking out and/or demanding a refund for the misery.
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