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Central Athens Hotel
Ranked #30 of 325 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
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“Good Location”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

I only stayed one night and paid about eighty Euros in late January. This is a nice place in a good location. I actually took an upgrade to ensure I had a good view of the Acropolis. That was probably not worth it, because in my room (504) you could only see the Acropolis if you stood at the window and looked sharply to the right. There are a few good ethnic restaurants nearby if you want a break from the wonderful Greek cuisine. A couple of cool bars also. The hotel is near the metro, tram, buses, fast food, good food, etc.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

Actually, the location of the hotel is perfect. Everywhere you need to see is in walking distance. And the transfer from the airport is really easy and fast (you need to only take the express bus x95 which costs 5 euros). Syntagma square, Acropolis, National Gardens, etc all is only 5 minutes walk distance. Only National Archeological Museum is a little far, but you can take the subway.

"Free! Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge." This statement is definitely not true. They have free wi-fi only in the lobby. If you want to have internet in your room, you need a laptop and connect with wires. Breakfast was not that good either, but it was ok.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2011

We used this place for 2 nights, August 4-5. We chose it mainly for the location (the airport shuttle stops 5 minutes away) and we able to see all the main attractions in the city by walking the whole time. We ventured one day away from the hotel and we ended up around Omonia square which is a very scary place. We did shopping in Plaka (make sure that you take charge of the price, they will rip you off otherwise), and we enjoyed great food in the many restaurants in the area. It was safe to walk back to the hotel at night, but I would not recommend it, sometimes it is a matter of luck. The hotel is small, and the rooms that have a balcony don't have a view of the Acropolis. Our balcony overlooked a bunch of old buildings behind the hotel. Breakfast was average, and the drinks at the bar on the top of the hotel overpriced. The taxi driver that took us from the hotel to the bus terminal charged us triple (they ALL do that) despite the fact that I thought I could handle it after reading on the subject. I am surprised that the hotel called this guy, I am not sure if they work together or it was just a coincidence. The staff was ok, but they charged us for internet which I think it is ridiculous considering how much money we paid for the rooms. We loved Acropolis and Plaka, but we were not thrilled with Athens and its stupid cab strikes every other day.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

wie immer super - alles in Ordnung ! Kann man weiterempfehlen.
Just 200 m from Syntagma and the Metro Station and x95 Airport Shuttle Bus - Friedly staff - roof garden with Acropolis view - quiet hotel in a small street without many traffic in a very good location - big rooms -, good greek breakfast - etc . I would recommend this hotel to everyone. The price is good value for a double room incl Breakfast. The only point is the management should start a renovation of carpets and bathtiles - it they don't care about this soon, the hotel could become in bad conditions in the future.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

The location is very convenient as you can walk to nearly all the places of interest in Central Athens. The area is also safe and the hotel is within walking distance from the Syntagma square where Underground (Metro) trains and buses from Venizelos airport stop…The rooms average in size, simple and clean, relatively well kept with LCD TVs and basic décor.. nothing fancy . 401 has a double bed, window looking internally and a small bathroom. Very appropriate for single occupancy. Room 410 much bigger with much larger bathroom very good for 2 people. Note however that the floor in all cases is hard carpet (some people allergic to carpets might prefer tiles or wooden floors). The breakfast room is nice with part of it to act as a sitting area (kind of a living room with arm chairs and couches) and the buffet breakfast adequate with all the standard goodies. The view from this area is only to a small internal skylight nicely decorated. Personally, although winter, I used to take my coffee at the roof garden of the 7th floor where you can enjoy unobstructed view of the Acropolis rock. The reception is actually a small counter on the right as you enter the building and there are no large lobbies or sitting areas where you can sit and watch people passing by etc etc. there is a small sitting area right behind the reception which is kind of depressing since there is no view to anywhere but the comfortable furniture and the décor as well as the free wiFi internet compensate to the loss of view ! Referring to free wifi internet, you can get the signal only in the ground area not in you rooms ( at least I didn’t get it on the 4th floor). I believe you have to pay to get internet in your room. Reception people were very very polite.. ( I noticed that no matter what they were doing whenever a guest was passing by they would immediately stand up !!). There are many shops and all kind of restaurants in the area for all wallets!!! Including a noodle bar that stays open after midnight and is only few steps away..
Its definitely a value for money kind of a boutique hotel !!
PS. The elevator is small (good for 2 people or 1 with suitcase)

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2011

All in all, the hotel was clean and we had our own bathroom, which I believe isn't always the case in Athens hotels. Small rooms, a little noisy on the street front, bed was a small double and hard - what we have found to be the norm in Europe so far. Breakfast was included, OK if you want croissants, toast & cereal. Hot food was little sausages that looked like they came out of a tin and dry scrambled eggs- give those a miss. Staff were friendly and helpful. If you go up onto the rooftop you get a great view of the Acropolis. Free internet, front desk will provide you with a cable. Only wifi in the lobby. I guess it was a great location and for the inclusions and what you pay, a good all round hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2011

Yes, the room was cozy, but that would not deter me from staying at this hotel again. As a matter of fact, we canceled a future arrangement with another Athens hotel just to return here. I don't have a lot of experience with European hotels, but other posters have mentioned the compact rooms are not out of line with other similar hotels. The hotel was clean as a whistle, bathroom nicely lit and equipped. Shower spray was plentiful. The bed was comfortable and the small flat screen television did the job. The rooms in the back overlook a school yard and there will be students out there in the morning making children noises. We did not find it bothersome (and slept with the window open – coming to regret that due to mosquitoes, not the school). Looking out the window and to the right, the Acropolis is in splendid repose. It's that view – and the Plaka location – that brought us back. The staff was friendly and helpful at every interaction. The breakfast was very nicely prepared. It does seem that management needs to get with the game on internet. There is no wireless at all and they charge by the minute for connecting to the hard wiring. The front desk keeps a supply of DSL cables, so at least you don't have to go to the museum to find one. Other than that, absolutely no complaints. Would go back again if visiting – and proved it. We did!

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Central Athens Hotel
Address: 21 Apollonos, Athens 105 57, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Plaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#18 Business Hotel in Athens
#22 Family Hotel in Athens
#29 Romantic Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Central Athens Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a brief business trip or discover the Ancient Greek civilization in the area around the hotel and relax in our completely renovated rooms with the stunning views of the Acropolis. All rooms are designed to meet the highest standards of accommodation and feature upscale furnishing and decoration. ... more   less 
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