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Central Athens Hotel
Ranked #30 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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Edmonton, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Comfortable stay, great location, phenomenal view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

This hotel is in a great location - minutes away from the syntagma and monastiraki metro stations, in the heart of the plaka neighborhood. There are lots of great little restaurants nearby, nice streets to walk on, and shopping (both flea market style and high end). The hotel room was small, but clean, bright and well equipped (mini fridge, toiletries, safe, closet, desk, t.v. etc.). The 24 hr reception was friendly and helpful. The rooftop bar is a stellar addition to your stay - the night time view of the acropolis should not be missed. The included breakfast buffet was great! - great variety, hot and continental options, and the options changed slightly from day to day. The only negative during our stay was the wifi connection in our room was very temperamental and most often did not connect. We did get wifi at other locations in the hotel (e.g., lobby, rooftop, breakfast room).

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Thank you very much for your review and your nice comments on Central Athens Hotel. We are in the perfect location for walking around in the city centre and we always try to offer high quality services to our customers. We hope that you will be back soon to enjoy another stay with us …the view to Acropolis from Thea Terrace Bar will be there to admire.
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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

We loved our stay here. We took the metro from the airport and got off at Syntagma at around 9 pm. With the assistance of our GPS, we walked right to it and felt pretty safe doing so at that time of night. At check in they knew exactly who were and we were checked in about 2 minutes. The elevator is hilariously small, but given where we were, to be expected. We did manage to get 2 adults and 3 pieces of luggage in there. The view of the Acropolis from our room and the rooftop terrace and close proximity to awesome shopping (Ermou) and the Acropolis/Parthenon make this a win - win. The hotel is modern and quiet. No road noise or neighbor noise at night. Breakfast was adequate. I'd stay here again absolutely. Our "double bed" was two twins made into a king. Perfect. This was our first time in Greece and we only speak English and this was not a problem at the hotel now anywhere else.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Thank you for your review and your comments on Central Athens Hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope that you will be back in Athens, soon for another memorable trip.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

I just returned from a trip to Greece with my daughter, girl friend and her niece. We stayed in a family room (two rooms connected together) and it proved to be a great hotel choice for our three nights in Athens. The location of the hotel is ideal for exploring the sights in Athens by foot and close enough that we were able to stop back for a break from sight seeing mid day.

Although the elevator is very small as mentioned by many reviews, it was not an issue since we only used it for our luggage at the beginning and end of our stay, otherwise we took the stairs. The rooms are fairly small, but the time we spent in the room was limited, only to sleep and get ready in the morning. The rooms were clean and the air conditioning was also a welcomed feature since it was quite warm during our visit. The rooms also included a safe, hair dryer and small refrigerator.
The breakfast had many options and satisfied everyone in our group. The best feature of the the hotel is the roof top terrace, a great spot to enjoy the view and a drink at the end of a full day of sightseeing.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Thank you very much for your review and comments on Central Athens Hotel. We are happy to have satisfied customers that enjoy their trip and their stay with us. We will be very happy to see back again soon for a nice coffee or drink overlooking the Acropolis from Thea Terrace Bar.
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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Seating at the roof top bar sipping ouzo while watching a mesmerizing sunset behind the hilltop of the Acropolis is a life time memory that we were able to enjoy at the Central Hotel. That experience alone is worth the price of the rooms, which happen to be very reasonable.
You can walk to Syntagma Square, the Plaka, and to the Acropolis via a route through a quiet residential neighborhood. We would stay there again.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Sunset overlooking the Acropolis is the experience of a life time. We all love this view from Thea Terrace Bar on the last floor of Central Athens Hotel. Even if you see it once it worths the case to see it again during another trip to Athens. Thank you for your review.
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights before flying from Athens airport. We had a car with us so needed somewhere we could park for free and was quite central so we could explore the centre of the city.

The hotel is in very good condition and nicely decorated.

Our room was a bit on the small side, especially as we had three suitcases, but it was very clean and well decorated. The bathroom was also small. The room was comfortably air conditioned and mercifully the air conditioning was very quiet

Our room was on the fourth floor and it had no balcony but did have a partial view of the Acropolis.

The hotel has a Jacuzzi and a bar on the roof with great views of the Acropolis.

The hotel is in a very convenient location with the Plaka with its restaurants and small shops just a few minutes walk away. It was also near to the larger chain store shopping area too.

We walked to both the Acropolis and the Agora from the hotel, both of them were less than 20 minutes walk away.

Breakfast was a very good hot and cold buffet which starts at 0700. There was also a reduced breakfast available from 0500 for anyone needing to catch an early flight or ferry.

Staff were helpful and they helped us get the car in to a tight spot in the garage underneath the hotel.

Tip: If you are bringing a car, the garage is immediately before the hotel (you are in a one way street) so make sure you turn off the road onto the small driveway or you will have to try and find a way back to the hotel. The street is very narrow and you cannot park on the road.

We left very early in the morning and were able to get to the airport in under 40 minutes.

We can really recommend this hotel for exploring the centre of Athens

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Thank you very much for your detailed review and nice comments on Central Athens Hotel. We are really happy that you had a pleasant stay with us and we hope that you will return in Athens soon to enjoy our city once again.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Neat, tidy clean rooms greeted us upon our arrival. The staff were friendly and helpful and the view from the rooftop bar was great! Great location as well, easy enough even for the laziest person to get around!

Apart from the tiny lift and the fact that the walls seem paper thin, this was a great place. We spent 3 nights here and enjoyed walking around Athens and the convenient location of the hotel. the feeling of watching the sun go down and the Acropolis light up at night was incredible- watch out for the pigeons though, they're very persistent!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Watching the light up of the Acropolis right after the sun goes down, from Thea Terrace Bar on the last floor of our hotel, is the highlight of a nice day walking around Plaka and Monastiraki on foot. We would be happy to see you back soon to enjoy it once again and we thank you for your review on Central Athens Hotel.
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Ocean Grove, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Stayed here 3 nights at the start of our holiday and one night when we finished our island hopping, the breakfasts were the best! Plenty to chose from. The location was perfect. Central to everything, the Acropolis was only about 20mins away and the view was amazing from the roof top terrace. This hotel is within walking distance to all the site seeing in the Plaka. Athens is spotless and very safe and the Greek people are so nice. There isn't a pool but we were so busy site seeing we didn't really have time to waste lounging around a pool. The room was a bit small but we were only there to sleep. We spent all our time walking around the Plaka from morning till night. The bed was very comfortable and the reception staff were very helpful. We would certainly recommend this hotel. Loved it. Thank you to all the staff at the Central .

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Thank you very much for your review and nice comments on Central Athens Hotel. It is always nice to know that our customers have a nice time while visiting Athens and staying in our hotel. We hope that you will be back soon to enjoy our city.
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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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