There are very few cons to this hotel. It's a very good location, though your initial impression from a ton of graffiti might suggest otherwise (know that that's Athens) - it's an easy walk from Syntagma metro which is on the airport line, and walking distance to all the sites and most tour group meeting areas. It's very close to a lot of restaurants themselves, and also the Plaka area. Too, even as a single female traveller I never felt unsafe walking back later at night. The front desk staff were very helpful, and spoke fluent English if your Greek is as bad as mine.
The lift is tiny, but that hardly matters unless you want your whole family in there together (at least the hotel has a fully functional one, after lugging my suitcase up many a flight of stairs elsewhere in Greece). The rooms were standard European size - even bigger than some. The bed was incredibly hard, but like graffiti, you're going to have to accept that that's Greece (as I learned later). The views were lovely from the rooftop patio, and their free wifi worked perfectly throughout the hotel and the roof - enough to stream video or make a facetime call. All amenities were as described (in room safe, etc).
The only real downside I can truly mention was the lack of soundproofing through the doors to the hall, and even to an extent adjacent rooms, though it wasn't enough to detract from my sleep or stay. I found everything very clean, which is of huge import to me, from in room to the housekeeping staff even cleaning the carpets in the halls as I found on my arrival. Relative to the price for Athens, I found it a very good choice and would have stayed on my way back through Athens if they hadn't been fully booked.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Athens Central Hotel
- Central Hotel Athens