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Melia Athens
Ranked #33 of 282 Hotels in Athens
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We decided to pick this hotel since the reviews were decent...the room was a good size and the rooftop pool was great especially since it was hot!!! The views from the rooftop were really nice especially during the night. The buffet breakfast had a lot of variety and was fresh. Its a walk to the nearest train station but it was not too far. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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meliaathens, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Athens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Dear cszlaien,

Thank you for choosing Melia Athens during your stay in Athens.

It is always our pleasure to read that our guests had a great experience while staying with us.

Thank you once more for choosing us and also for your positive feedback. Hope you will visit us again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Eftychia Koutsagoulaki
Guest Experience Manager-Melia Athens

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Great hotel, breakfast buffet is good selection caters for all sorts, great pool on the roof with a view of the Acropolis

The downside is one of the female reception staff is so rude with an attitude it's unbelievable I have never encountered staff like that and we have stayed in Meliã hotels all over the world, don't let that put you off as the rest of the staff are so polite and friendly.

We had to change room which was no fuss apart from the rude receptionist, in the end we did it the following morning and the reception staff were great and very helpful

Room Tip: Room 716 is a bit on the small side hence why we wanted to move plus we wanted twin beds and it has...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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meliaathens, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Athens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Dear Bigbearuk49,

Thank you for choosing Melia Athens and also for taking the time to share with us your thoughts through Trip Advisor.

It is with great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay and the Sky Lounge of Melia Athens.

We were concerned to read that one of our colleagues did not meet your expectations regarding the service, as the Melia Athens team has a passion for service.

Please be assured that all your comments have been forwarded to the relevant departments for review.

Thank you once more for choosing Melia Athens and I do hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back again, assuring you of our best of attentions and services at all times.

Kind regards,

Eftychia Koutsagoulaki
Guest Experience Manager – Melia Athens

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We recently spent three nights at Melia Athens. Since we had booked for three nights we had an upgraded room, spacious and with a jacuzzi.
The staff in the reception was friendly, check in efficient.
Melia is located within walking distance from all the major attractions of Athens.
The only thing we wonder about is why fresh towels are brought in the afternoon and not when the room is being cleaned.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank travellor022
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meliaathens, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Athens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Dear traveller 022,

Thank you for choosing Melia during your stay in Athens and also for sharing with us your comments.

It is with great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay and the service.

Please allow me to mention that during the afternoon we do offer to our guests the turn down service.

Thank you for staying with us and hope you will visit us again soon!
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Eftychia Koutsagoulaki
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Me and my Partner stayed here for 10 days, seeing sights, having some good food and visiting Islands.

After a few issues with a member of the Melia Reservations Team not booking a taxi, and denying all knowledge of receiving my email with my mobile number to confirm the transfer to the hotel, everything was in place for our stay.

The Taxis charge a fixed price of €45 when booked through the hotel from the Airport to the Hotel (we booked our own coming back and it was €35), the Taxi Driver informed us to not travel out of the hotel by foot after 8PM at night as the local area was a bit dodgy.

He was right - upon entering the room, we realised our room was on the front of the building, looking directly into offices/night classes, because the buildings were quite close together it did amplify traffic noise, however this was only in the mornings after 8AM and really not too noticeable. The large windows in our room allowed us to look down to the street below, it was quiet at night, but there were always people loitering for no apparent reason, so I would recommend getting the hotel to call a taxi for you, as there seemed to be evidence of drug use generally throughout Athens, and in the area.

The room was clean, decorated nicely, it could have done with a refurb in all honesty, I'm sure it would have looked perfect a few years back, but the carpet was tired and had a few stains, as well as the curtains, but besides that was great! The bed was very comfy and a great size, the air-con was very effective (and quiet) and the bathroom (with Jacuzzi bath) was also nice. Even though the curtains were tired in places, they had 3 separate layers you could use, and were so effective that you could easily think it was the middle of the night in the middle of the day!

You'll find free Wi-Fi in the public places and around the pool, however if you want Wi-Fi in your room, it's chargeable, you might want to remortgage your house first to pay for it. Or if you sign up to the Melia Rewards Scheme, and let the hotel know prior to your visit, or on arrival, you get free Wi-Fi in your room, and a complimentary bottle of water.

The roof top bar (only place to dine in the hotel besides the Cafe) called the Sky Lounge was nice, it really did manage to make you forget your in the centre of a city, however the view to the Acropolis is much more polluted with old greek buildings scattered across the view, than the website pictures let on, however still a great view generally.

Plenty of sun beds etc, the pool is unheated and can be pretty chilly, however if you're led in 35 degree heat, then it's a perfect solution to the feeling of being roasted alive!

The food was good, reasonably priced, obviously the quality and selection is better if you venture out, but we dined there probably 4 nights, maybe more during our stay.

The Maids are very eager, a knock on the door and immediate entry before you are able to say otherwise is the general routine, I would suggest placing the 'Do not Disturb' sign over your handle when in your room, they are cleaning rooms from around 9AM unless you have this on your door, the same goes for turndown, a great service to offer but once again they do tend to let themselves in!

Breakfast, typically Greek, a selection of cold meats, vegetables, pastries etc. The hot section alternated between 2 menus, so one day you'll find rice, small round omelettes, kidney beans, and potato puffs. The next day you'll find Baked beans, Scrambled egg, and the rest as above.

Be sure to confirm on arrival that breakfast is included (if this was included when you booked), as there was a little issue with it being noted that we were on room only when we had paid extra for breakfast.

The hotel is around 20 minutes walk to the Acropolis, if you walk up to Syntagma Square (where the Grand Bretagne hotel is located), and down from there through the shopping area, unless it's at night, walk it as it's a lovely walk once you get off the streets, and there is no point paying between €4-14 to get there.

The Acropolis is €12 per person to get in, but you get tickets to other similar attractions included to use whenever, so it's a pretty good deal. Worth checking out the Acropolis Museum which is opposite the Acropolis and is built over ruins, quite amazing and some fantastic artefacts. (If something takes your eye in the gift shop, you'll find the same article but about 50 times cheaper 50m down the road.)

YOU MUST visit Mount Lycabettus, it's not too far a walk from the hotel to the base, you can get a taxi up or try and find the entrance to the cable lift which is all very safe. The top has the most incredible view, 360 degree view of Athens, you can see the ocean, Acropolis and all other sights, it has an old church on top too, which is very quaint and lovely to light a candle and spare a few thoughts. A very much underrated place to visit in Athens!

If you like Markets and trinkets, visit Monastiraki Flea Market, during the week it sells clothes and everything else you'd need, but Sunday it has people setting up their own stalls, be aware that a lot are still traders and prices can be high on antiques and collectables! It's definitely worth visiting, especially if you get there before 11AM, otherwise the crowds become unbearable. There are plenty of people though that bring a table and sell unwanted items, plenty to buy and an interesting place to look around.

TAXIS - My top tip, ask how much before you get in the journey will be (roughly), they know the score, and always ask to go on the meter if they can't predict it. We got had twice, both times knowing it full well because I didn't ask until we were moving on a busy road! Taxi's will wait by Tourist hot spots, not all but some prey on tourists, and the moment they heard my accent they thought they could pull a fast one.
They were forever claiming there were demonstrations meaning all the roads were closed, and traffic was bad, however we know this wasn't the case, these demonstrations also meant they couldn't turn on their meter either..
- Ask how much BEFORE you get in
- Don't believe the stories about having to go around long ways
- Tell them to turn on their meter
- Try not to get the taxi's outside the hotspots

We got one taxi to the hotel from the Acropolis that cost €4 and one that cost €14, it ranged that much!

The hotel brought an iron to the room for me to iron a shirt, without realising I applied it to a shirt (one of my most expensive), melted plastic that was stuck to the iron melted onto it! I immediately called down to reception, however decided to take it down to see what they could do, the receptionist told me to return to my room and they would arrange for a maid to come by. The maid did, but had no luck removing the stain, so a few minutes later I get a call from the Manager on duty apologising and asking if they could get the shirt laundered for me, which they did - they dealt very well with it and placed the freshly laundered shirt back in the room.

If you fancy getting out of the city, Island visits are recommended.
There is a Travel Agents who deal in tickets for Hydrofoils and Ferries etc just above the hotel, we booked Ferry tickets from their to Aegina, at between €7-9 per person each way, it's not bad for a day or if you plan on staying longer, amazing harbour where you land with millions of pounds in yachts, and lovely restaurants! We chose to go via ferry as it's very calm compared to a 'Flying Dolphin', and an hour 15 instead of 40 minutes.

We hired a quadbike on Aegina for €25 for the day, road along the coast, loads of beaches and bars, a nice place to visit, and definitely try the pistachios!

For what we paid it was a fantastic deal, maybe I would visit Athens again in 20 years time, but it's one of those places that when you've seen it all, it's done. After 10 days of sunbathing, island hopping and visiting attractions, there's nothing else to do except sit in a Shisha Bar by the Acropolis and have a cold drink. (If you like Shisha, My Moon Pipars is cheap and great).

Enjoy!

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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meliaathens, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Athens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Dear Stretchoutandwait,

Thank you for choosing Melia Athens and also for taking the time to share with all with us your thoughts through Trip Advisor.

We were very glad to read that your overall experience at our hotel was positive. It is with great pleasure to read that any issues you may had were finally solved with the succesful assistance of our colleagues.

Please be assured that all your comments have been forwarded to the relevant departments for review. .

Thank you once more for choosing Melia Athens and I do hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back again, assuring you of our best of attentions and services at all times.

Kind regards,
Eftychia Koutsagoulaki
Guest Experience Manager – Melia Athens

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We stayed at the Melia Athens twice in June in between island travels and it was an okay place. Our rooms were upgraded but they were still nothing special. Most importantly, the customer service was very average. They were not rude or anything but we didn't feel like they really cared about their customers.

It was a good value for the location though. It is very close to the metro and there plenty of places close by to eat. It looks kind of ghetto because there is graffiti all around but I think it's like that everywhere in Athens for the most part.

The view of the Acropolis from the restaurant on top was nice but there was a lot of ugly buildings in front of it so it's not as good as you think from their website. We never used the pool because it closes fairly early (6 PM I think).

Overall, It's not a bad place to stay for the money but don't expect great customer service or anything more than an average room even if it is upgraded.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Matthew P
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meliaathens, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Athens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Dear Matthew P

Thank you for choosing Melia Athens and also for taking the time to share with us your thoughts through Trip Advisor.

We were sorry to read that your overall experience did not meet your expectations, as the Melia Athens team has a passion for service.

Please be assured that all your comments have been forwarded to the relevant departments for review.

Thank you once more for choosing Melia Athens and I do hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back again, assuring you of our best of attentions and services at all times.

Kind regards,

Eftychia Koutsagoulaki
Guest Experience Manager – Melia Athens

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

I enjoyed a very comfortable stay at the melia. Staff was helpful, although the fact that there was no wifi in the room was irritating. The free access wifi on the roof and the lobby was erratic. The rooftop bar and pool was the best feature with a wonderful view of the acropolis. Nice gym and sauna area. It's not in the best part of town at the minute but I never felt uncomfortable or threatened in Athens.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank JohnMac15
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meliaathens, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Athens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Dear JohnMac15,

Thank you for choosing Melia during your stay in Athens and also for sharing with us your comments.

It is with great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay, the Sky Lounge and the Health Club of Melia Athens.

Plese allow me to mention that your points regarding the Wifi have been noted and forwarded to the relevant departments.

Thank you for staying with us and hope you will visit us again soon!

Kind regards,

Eftychia Koutsagoulaki
Guest Experience Manager – Melia Athens

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Address: 14 Chalkokondili & 28th October, Athens 106 77, Greece
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Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Exarchia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#31 Business Hotel in Athens
#31 Romantic Hotel in Athens
Price Range: £68 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Athens 4*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Meliá Athens a contemporary hotel in Greece is located in the heart of Athens, near the National Archaeological Museum, the Greek Parliament, the National Library, the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill. Amongst its services and facilities, this Hotel provides modern rooms, an outdoor swimming pool on the rooftop with stunning views of the Acropolis, exquisite cuisine with Greek specialties, a gym, and wellness facilities. The Melia Athens stays true to its passion for service, delivering authentic experiences to its guest. It is perfect for visitors from all over the world who want to immerse themselves in the ancient Greek culture and admire the beautiful temples and buildings that have endured over time while enjoying the Greek hospitality during their stay. ... more   less 
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