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Hotel Metropolis
Ranked #54 of 325 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place, great location”
Reviewed 30 August 2011

The hotel is located in the best and safest area in Athens. Close to all the archaeological sites and next to the bussiest shopping street. We stayed in room 42 and had very good view of the Acropolis, our room also had balcony with table and chairs. Hotel was clean, towels were sealed and slippers too. Staff was welcoming and helped us find things to do in Athens. Breakfast on the roof was worth the extra 5 euro. Roof stayed open 24 hours.
Hotel Metropolis is a very good choice if you want a budget hotel in Syntagma Square.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2011

Small, budget hotel in the best area of Athens.
What we liked the most is the location, easy access to everything, 10 minutes to the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum, 2 blocks from the metro to the airport and parallel to the biggest shopping street in Athens. The rooms were "european size" but comfortable. Double glazed windows to keep out the noise and an excellent AC, balcony and view to the Acropolis ( which we only realized in the evening when we came back all lit up ).
The staff was helpfull and they seemed to know Athens really well.
We enjoyed our stay and definately reccommend it.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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7 Thank Sarah B
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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2011

We were originally trying to book into the Phaedra, another small hotel in a good central Athens location. It was full , so we've never stayed there and can't compare the two. However, we were very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the Metropolis, our "second choice" accommodation. The location, on the street of the same name (or Mitropoleos) and half way between Syntagma (Syndagma) and Monastiraki Squares, was ideal, across from the old cathedral, with many small local restaurants nearby and in easy walking distance to the Greek Agora and Roman Forum, Hadrian's Library, the Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum, and so on. The rooms were basic (80 euro/night for a double), clean and adequate, and ours had a window opening onto the street and the cathedral, and the breakfast was standard, for an additional 5 euro/person. Besides the friendly Tsiaktanis family, one of the highlights of this hotel is the gorgeous bougainvillea that covers the front of the hotel. Not only could we see the Acropolis from our hotel, we could pick out our hotel, by the bright pink bougainvillea, from the top of the Acropolis!

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Great litle hotel in Plaka, 10 minutes walk to all the POI.
Room was comfortable and clean, our room had a view to the Parthenon and a balcony.
Staff was welcoming and friendly and gave us all the information we needed for the city.
They had open parking for our car just outside the reception.
We loved the hotel and we definately reccommend it.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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10 Thank Mathagru
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Milano Marittima, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2011

Very nice hotel at reasonable rates right in the middle of things.
My room had view to the Acropolis and a balcony with table and chairs.
Room was comfortable and clean. The location is the BEST for sightseeing and shopping.
Staff was always available and helpful.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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11 Thank Eugkats75
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2011

Nice hotel maybe in the best location.
Rooms are nice and comfortable we had one on the 3rd floor and it had great view to the Acropolis so I guess higher up you would get even better view.
Breakfast served on the roof top at an extra 5 euro but well worth it.
Staff is available 24 hours and are very helpfull.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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11 Thank Konrad02
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North Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2011

Perfect for a night or 2 in Athens before heading to the islands. We had a large balcony with a great view of the Acropolis. Grab a gyro from the restaurant next door.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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11 Thank ezraz
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Property: Hotel Metropolis
Address: 46 Mitropoleos Str. | Plaka, Athens, Greece
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Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Syntagma
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#35 Family Hotel in Athens
#40 Romantic Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Metropolis 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Metropolis Hotel is a small intimate hotel with an Acropolis view in the prime central location of the Plaka district and 2 blocks off Syntagma Square. The Metropolis provides all amenities and comforts that a traveler has come to expect. Warm hospitality and attentive service will help make your business or leisure stay in Athens extremely pleasant. ... more   less 
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