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Central Athens Hotel
Ranked #27 of 333 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Montréal, Canada
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

In the center of Plaka, yet quiet , modern and clean rooms. Some with balconies. Other with Acropolis view. One of the best terraces in the city. Pleasant staff. Excellent value. We havé been gong for many years and always enjoy going back.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
Thank you for your kind review on Central Athens Hotel. It is so nice to hear that people who visit us often are satisfied with our services. Come back soon for a nice coffee or drink at Thea Terrace Bar.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

We are a family with two young children and had never been to Athen before. We chose the Central Hotel for the location, the two bedrooms linked giving us one child room and a master bedroom and were not disappointed. We had sufficient space, the rooms were very clean and the staff made us feel welcome at all time. The terrace is indeed fantastic for a sunset on the Acropole and a drink in the night. Breakfast is reasonable though choice is rather limited. We walked to every site we had planned to explore and really enjoy a relaxing time.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
Thank you for your review on Central Athens Hotel. It is nice to hear that you were satisfied with our services, cleanliness and staff and you enjoyed a relaxing time. We will be happy to see you and your family back again soon for another memorable stay in Athens.
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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at Central hotel, the name speaks for itself it is central 5 minutes to synagma square 10 minutes to Monastiraki square that is the two lively squres of Athens and at the roof bar you get a acropolis view. The room is small but the balcony is bigger than the room. but it has a safe and is clean. for 216 euros breakfast incl is it very good value indeed. I must add the reception is helpful.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
Thank you for your review on Central Athens Hotel. As you describe it the name says it all since we are located so close to all major attractions. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back soon.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Great value, good service,incredible views loved sitting at the roof garden looking across to the acropolis..very central in Athens ..walk to all the main sites or hop on and off the buses red and blue.. Central is a very good choice.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Keryn H
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
Thank you for your nice review on our hotel. It is always nice to have satisfied customers who enjoy their stay with us. We look forward to see you back again soon.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

The male receptionists at this hotel react rather than interact – they helped us to book taxis when asked, but offered nothing of their own accord not even maps or greetings or smiles.

The triple room was simple but small like the other hotels we stayed in Athens. Cheap toiletries but nice smell so this was actually a plus point! We couldn’t connect to the wifi in our room. Breakfast was ok rather than good.

The rooftop terrace café looks very nice, and has the great views as touted. Location wise, the Central Hotel is near Syntagma Square but on Apollonas street off the larger roads. It felt a little deserted and dark in the 2nd half of October, but a short walk (towards Nikis street) brings you to several Asian restaurants - nice to have a change of tastes - and a decent grocer/fruit shop.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
Thank you very much for your review on our hotel. We are quite centrally located, within 5 minutes walk from Syntagma square, the National Garden, Monastiraki and Plaka where the area around is the new trend in the city’s night life with restaurants, local tavernas and wine bars. Our staff is usually the one praised by our customers for their friendly approach and willingness to help so it might have been a bad moment that you had encountered. We hope next time you are in Athens you stay with us and have a nice experience.
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Incredible value, great service, upscale rooms, incredible views, impressive bar/restaurant, close to everything in Athens. The reception staff was very helpful and courteous. Walk to the main sites in minutes. Walk to dining, shopping, this is the best location in Athens.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Thank you very much for your review on Central Athens Hotel. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you back soon.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

The internet was down when we checked in, which was disappointing, since that was part of the reason that I booked that hotel. The first room not only lacked internet, but the top comforter/sheet was stained with yellow splotches. (There seem to be multiple reviews with this complaint.) We asked to be moved to a second room because of these issues. Unfortunately, the second room also lacked an internet connection and the top comforter/sheet was stained yellow as well. The rug in the second room was stained. I had purchased slippers to walk in the room, so it wasn't terrible, but it was not pleasing to look at.

The shower in the room was nice and had good water pressure, but the door to the bathroom didn't extend all the way to the floor so that you could hear everything when the other person was using the toilet. (The door ends about nine inches above the ground.)

The breakfast was not good; the eggs and meat were very cold by the time we arrived at 9am. They were inedible. The milk that was sitting out was warm. The hotel charges an extra 20 euros per night for a second person on your reservation. That breakfast was in no way worth 20 euros.

Additionally, the "jacuzzi" on the roof should not be advertised as a jacuzzi. The American term refers to a very hot pool of water; the "jacuzzi" at the Central Athens Hotel was lukewarm. It had bubbles, but it was not warm at all. It was more like a very small pool.

On the other hand, the front desk staff, as well as the bartender at the Terrace Bar hotel were very friendly. The front desk staff tried very hard to get our internet working that first night and finally found a work around solution for us until the internet went back up in the hotel. The staff were always available to help answer any questions. The Terrace Bar hotel bartender was very friendly.

Given how costly the hotel is (especially when you are charged an extra 20 euros for a second person on the reservation), I would recommend staying at another nearby hotel instead, and going to this hotel to have a cocktail at the rooftop bar. The cocktails are not particularly good, but the view of the Acropolis at sunset is breathtaking.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Central Athens Hotel

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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