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Hotel Solomou Athens
Ranked #178 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Reviewed 14 November 2011

This hotel is located in a not so nice neighborhood, I stayed there for a congress and it had a very good price and it was near to a metro station.
However, only by the time we were already there, we found out that Omonia, once known for being a very nice neighborhood, was now popular for the prostitutes and drug dealers.
Anyway, we stayed there for 10 days and we used to walk a lot by night, and nothing happened.
I wouldn't recommend it if you are travelling with children or on a honeymoon, but as i said, it's not as dangerous as it seems, so if you are planning on saving a few bucks and you are travelling in a large group (we were a party of 7 by that time) it  shouldn't be a big problem.
Overall the hotel is really nice. Rooms are comfortable, the bathrooms are clean and the staff is very helpful.
In addition to that there is a really nice restaurant nearby, where they serve the perfect Greek food.
The staff of the hotel can help you arrange some trips but I would recommend you to get some information before in order to save a few bucks. We took the tour for Aegina, Poros and Hydra, and we found out (when the boat left us in Poros for being late), that there were other options to visit the islands (like the Flying Dolphins)

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed 8 October 2011

We could not have been happier with this hotel, especially for the money (about $50 USD/night). The desk clerk was very helpful in getting us information about the sights to see, and calling us a cab to the cruise ship port (the Metro was on strike that day). The included breakfast was very good. As mentioned elsewhere, there are some seedy-looking cafes with some seedy-looking folks hanging around, but only in the daytime - we never saw them at night, and were not bothered during the day. It's just north of the Omonia Metro station, so within relatively easy walking distance of the Acropolis and Plaka district.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

Having lived and worked in youth hostels in Athens back in the early 90's, I am aware that when booking hotels there, websites doesn't always reflect the hotel 100%, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that the hotel rooms are as shown in the pictures online. The rooms are large and the hotel has high cleanliness standards. The bonus was the little fridge in the room and there are few supermarkets around, so you can stock up on your essentials.

The staff are great and the bed was very comfortable and the breakfast is good (for a budget hotel). The only disappointment was that the lovely roof garden was not open. However, if you ask the staff nicely, they do allow you access the view of Lycabettus Hill at night time from there is beautiful.

Also, a lot of online reviews say that Omonia Square is not a good area... which is technically true, but it is roughly the same as staying around the Earl's Court area of London, so please do not let this put you off this little gem of a hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 December 2009

  • Stayed: December 2009
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Reviewed 10 November 2009

We booked this hotel for one night based on it's close proximity to an office we needed to visit the following day. The area it's in is very rough - we went out for dinner and had to weave our way through drug addicts and prostitutes. However, more research may have warned us of this.
The bigger issue for me though was the hotel itself. Our room looked nothing like the photos on the website - it was dirty and tired. It looked like it had not been redecorated since the building went up. It certainly was not refurbished (at least our room wasn't) as some reviews suggest. I was very glad to check out the next day.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 May 2009

Last weekend we spent with 7 people 1 night in hotel solomou in Athens. It was a very nice hotel for not much money!!
The owner was very friendly and so was its entire staff!
even breakfast was ok and included in the price. On Sunday morning we were sitting on the roof terrace with a view on Lycabettes Hill that we had visited the day before.
It was a very enjoyable stay and we can highly recommend this hotel which is nearby a metro and also on walking distance to plaka and other interesting sites. Neighbourhood is not so nice!!! But we took that for granted for the one night we stayed in this friendly clean and really cheap hotel!!

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Reviewed 30 July 2008

SO-So. Bathroom pretty trashy. Close to station though.

Stayed: June 2008
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Address: 72 Solomou, Athens 104 32, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #178 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Price Range: £32 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Solomou Athens 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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