I chose Hotel Metropolis based on it's great location and excellent reviews and I am very happy that I did. Kostas, Thomas, and Inder were great hosts. Kostas was especially helpful. Every question we asked Kostas, he was immediately able to answer. Kostas speaks fluent English, Romanian, Greek, and Italian, and speaks a little of everything else. He was amazing.
The room was small, but adequate and very clean. We didn't have a balcony, but I don't know when we would have had a chance to use it anyway. The roof, which you can visit at any time, has great views of the Acropolis, and is a great spot to take some photos from. The shower was great--with very hot water and plenty of water pressure. The A/C worked perfectly when we wanted to cool off or dehumidify the room after a shower. There was a TV in the room, but we never used it.
I have no complaints about our stay at Hotel Metropolis. The restaurant downstairs is decent. There is a small grocery store right around the back side of the building. We had our laundry done (washed, dried, and folded) at National, just two blocks over, for 4 euro per kilo. My husband also had a shave at the barber shop near National for just 10 euro.
The Hotel is across the street from the cathedral. The bells ring. I like it--doesn't bother me a bit, but if bells bother you, look elsewhere (fair warning--there are churches everywhere). The cathedral is under construction, so we heard construction noise a couple times too.
Apparently sometimes reservations get lost. It isn't the hotel's fault. This is because some of the booking websites only send reservations by fax, not also by email, and we all know faxing isn't reliable. I honestly can't remember what booking site it was.
I would highly recommend this hotel as a great value for the money, with exceptional staff and location. I'm not sure when I will be able to return to Greece, but if I do, I'll make sure to stay at Hotel Metropolis.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Metropolis Hotel Athens