The staff were mostly very courteous and helpful. The rooms were lovely. Clean, large, stylish, good temperature control. The decor in the rest of the hotel was very elegant. Made it a very nice and relaxing space to come home to after a day in the city.
The rooftop bar and pool were the place to be, though understandably very busy. During the day there were shady spots and sunny spots to relax. Always nice to have a bar next to the pool, especially one that dose nice cocktails! The pool was small, but you can expect to have a big rooftop pool, so this is fine. It was excellent for cooling down and playing. It would be nice if it was open earlier, before the kids wake up, to do some real swimming. I didn't mind the pool closing at 6 as the space is perfect for an evening drink or meal.
I was disappointed in general by the food and drink. The drinks were good, but very expensive even for a hotel. There were not many Greek options for food, and the other options were not that well executed e.g. Ceaser salad with some kind of cheese that's definitely not Parmesan, a mustard dressing and breaded chicken. And again, overpriced. The breakfast was very poor for the price charged.
I summary, a lovely hotel to visit, but I would recommend having breakfast and dinner out of the hotel, but saving a little money each day for a lovely G&T (€8) or cocktail (€12!) on the rooftop before bed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Melia Athens, member of the Melia Hotels International, is an oasis in the heart of the historic and business center of Athens. Here the Greek art of hospitality complements the legendary passion for service of the Spanish chain, creating a unique living experience. With the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill as a backdrop, Melia Athens provides magnificent facilities, spacious dining areas with views of the historic monuments and a modern health club with cardiovascular equipment. Located in the heart of Athens, only 200 m away from the central metro station, the hotel provides a selection of 136 luxury rooms and suites located on 8 floors, all decorated in warm and earthy tones with wooden panels and marbled bathrooms with Jacuzzi bathtubs. Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of our 37sq suites which separate bedroom and living room, a hydromassage bathtub and separate shower cabin as well as Nespresso Coffee Station. Live "The Level Experience" in one of our 13 rooms by enjoying a set of unique level benefits. In the 9th floor you may get a fantastic workout with a view of the Acropolis, relax in the authentic steam bath and sauna with natural day light or cool off in our 22m pool as well as in the outdoor Jacuzzi from Mid May to mid October. Have your breakfast in Vivendo Restaurant and enjoy your coffee or a light snack at our Mondo Cafe. Don't miss the chance to visit our Sky Lounge Dinning Bar, located in the 9th floor and enjoy a cocktail or have your dinner under the stars with breathtaking view of the Acropolis and the Lycabettus Hill, operating Spring to Autumn (weather permitted). Share your experience from Melia Athens with the free Wi-Fi Internet in all public areas and rooms of the hotel.Our hotel in cooperation with Polis Park across the street, provides parking facilities with special rates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Athens Hotel Athens
- Sol Melia Athens
- Athens Sol Melia