Hmm, a bit of a hit and miss. Easiest put in a pros / cons list:
* Very friendly and helpful staff
* Breakfast is cheap (€5) and adequate
* Very convenient location (halfway between Syntagma and Monastiraki)
* 24 hour reception
* Rooms are a bit grotty and the top sheet of the bed (i.e. the quilt) was very dirty and stained
* The electrics / wiring. I couldn't believe some of it - our phone was hardwired to a wire coming out of the wall with just twisted wires, no insulation (OK, low voltage, but still bare wires). The mains sockets are extremely old and do not grip appliances in meaning they spark almost constantly and whatever is plugged in loses power all the time. Also the TV is hardwired to the mains. I think this is a fire hazard, but I'm not an expert.
* With the above in mind, no fire escapes (or no obvious ones) and no smoke detectors?!
* Location is right by Athens main cathedral. Cathedral = bells. Starting around 6am and every 30 minutes until midnight. Forget sleeping if this sort of thing wakes you
* Lumpy pillows
All in all we'd have stayed somewhere else if we had the choice. We booked too late so were a bit stuck. Its not an awful place, but not great. I wouldn't stay again.
On the upside, the staff are amazingly helpful.
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- 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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