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“Best value in town” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Best Western Dore

Best Western Dore
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Best Western Dore
Ranked #237 of 333 Hotels in Athens
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best value in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2007

My wife and I and another couple just spent 3 nights at the Dore. It's a small, quiet hotel in a family-oriented neighbourhood (warning: hard to find!). It's conveniently located just a few minutes walk to a main street which has frequent buses to the popular areas like Omonia and Monastiraki, not far away. Our double room had an excellent firm bed but a tiny shower. We asked for a non-smoking room away from the main street and found it to be very quiet and clean. No, there are no facilities/equipment for making tea or coffee, nor is there an internet connection. But, at a special internet rate (prepaid) of only 54 euros incl. taxes per night, we did not expect any frills and could live without the extras. Breakfast was adequate - again, we didn't expect much - but much to my chagrin, smoking was allowed, which can be annoying to those of us who are allergic to smoke.
We found the people behind the counters to be friendly and helpful.
In general, the Dore was a great little place to return for a good night's sleep after a tiring day of fabulous sightseeing in Athens.

  • Liked — very reasonable room rate
  • Disliked — no frills
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank DougNg
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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liverpool
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2007

just returned from athens best western dore although the room was ok it was very dusty, beds were comfortable and we did not have any problem with early morning noise we would of liked to enjoy an evevning drink in the hotel bar as advertised beer no vodka no, we had no tea making facilities in the room and when we enquired we recieved a kettle no cups or tea or milk! the location is not ideal yes there are close bus and tram links but it is really in area i would call downtown athens! athens is a beautiful place to vist but unfortunatley i would not stay in this hotel again

  • Stayed May 2007, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank quinnieLiverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2007

I stayed here in April and I agree with the previous traveller.
Breakfast is a big downfall especially if you are trying to enjoy cold coffee together with the cleaning staff who is shouting and smoking.
You also don't need a wake-up call. The cleaning staff will wake you up that is a certain.
If you look for a quiet hotel and you are up early (before 07:00) you might like it

Stayed April 2007
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1 Thank PeterUsa
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Timisoara
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2007

Contary to the previous two "reviewers", our experience with this hotel was not that nice. We stayed here 4 days between 7-11April 2007.
1. A criteria for choosing this hotel was also the availability of internet; however internet in our room was not working. After communicating this for several times to the reception guys, nothing happened.
2. Breakfast was poor and starting from 9.40 the buffet was not anymore refreshed. So, if you are the last minute breakfast type, just sleep until 11 ;-)
3. The rooms were not really clean, it was dusty everywhere.
4. The beds are, indeed, confortable. But the blanket/cover was dirty.
5. The hotel is not that near to the tourist attractions, but it's very close to an area full of bars and clubs, which is cool.
6. We had no problems with noise: during the night, if you close the windows - it's quiet.

  • Liked — The beds were confortable
  • Disliked — Breakfast
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank MiPa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2005

Nice little hotel with air conditioned clean rooms. Very good beds, TV, nice bathrooms and quiet location. Staff was friendly, helpfull and funny! Conveniently located for many lively bars and restaurants just round the corner. Basic buffet style breakfast - but you can't get it if you are catching an early flight...
Victoria underground station is about 15 - 20 min walk - but I would recommend using the metro to get around. Otherwise ask the receptionist to book a taxi for you - you won't get ripped off.

Stayed September 2005
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2005

I spend the first night in AThens at Hotel Parnon, but the bed was horrible. When we came back from the islands I decided to look for another hotel and found this one. The room was good, bed was excelent, breakfast was simple but ok and Pericles (the guy from the reception) was amazing.
The only problem was that the hotel is not so central. There is a bus station close to the hotel where you can take the bus and go to the main attractions, but the hotels located around Omonia Square are walking distance to the main places (but hotels around Omonia are quite noisy).

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 Thank ca_ban
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Additional Information about Best Western Dore

Property: Best Western Dore
Address: 7 Agias Zonis, Athens 113 61, Greece (Formerly Dore Hotel)
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #237 of 333 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Dore 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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