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Apollo Hotel
Ranked #145 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Svendborg, Denmark
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“Close to every thing!!”
Reviewed 25 May 2012

The Apollo hotel is what i think of a nice place to come and go, by that i mean that this place is close to every thing, and i mean every thing. Just down the street you can catch the turist bus and for only 18 EOU, you can go and se all the turist places in Athen for 2 hole days. Just around the corner the metro is found. This hotel is clean and tidy with fresh towels every day. The view from the roofbar is amacing, you can se the Acropolis. It is a safe hotel with good service that allways service you with a smile.

Room Tip: Get the rooms in top then you can see the Acropolis
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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Reviewed 19 May 2012 via mobile

The Apollo was clean and handy to the Metro. The shower didn't work that well (flooded the bathroom) but that was minor. Basic breakfast and lukewarm coffee but was fine for the price. Desk staff was helpful in suggesting access times and direction to sightseeing. Overall it was a good visit in Athens.

Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2012

Basic hotel in a central location, only just around the corner from the Metaxourgio metro station. We paid less than £30 a night for room & breakfast. Some days we walked to Acropolis area in 20 mins.
Clean with towels arriving daily wrapped in plastic. Additionally we had a balcony facing the front. We had a safe in the room as well.
The only downside was that with marble floors in the corridors, it could be noisy from about 8am when cleaning staff seemed to start working.
Staff were very friendly with a very good standard of english.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 31 March 2012 via mobile

Upon arrival at the hotel late evening, I found the staff to be very welcoming and helpful. I had Pre-requested a room with a view of the Acropolis, as this is one of the positives this hotel boasts. I was given a room without a view but the staff had no problem in offering me an alternative. The view of Acropolis was wonderful. I had booked in for 4 nights.

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Very clean; clean towels every day ( in sealed plastic bags, which was a nice touch); everything working - fridge, air con, hairdryer, Tv (but only 1 English speaking channel); safe; balcony; phone in room; room service; writing desk/chair; free wi-fi. No problem getting wifi connection in room.

The not so good stuff:
I have stayed in many Greek hotels/accommodation and there were TWO main gripes with Apollo - 1. The constant loud door banging in the morning was very unsettling and frequently woke me up. Often this was the cleaner going in and out rooms, with little respect for guests who were sleeping. Although the cleaner knocked on my door, she just opened it anyway without waiting which was extremely annoying. The hotel would benefit from addressing these issues. (eg get rubber door trims to prevent banging on bedroom doors?)

2. The quality of the breakfast was extremely poor, the same every day. This consisted of tasteless cheese/ham, cornflakes, watery orange juice, cool hard boiled eggs, cold scrambled eggs, and only margarine for the bread! The coffee was barely lukewarm and just awful. The only chance of a hot coffee is if you order one and pay for it (€2.50). Breakfast staff could be more friendly as they often looked bored and did not engage with guests. Again, it would not cost the hotel much to make the whole breakfast experience better for guests. It would be much better too if you had the option of having tea/coffee making facilities in your room.

In general:

The Apollo has excellent reception staff. The hotel is well situated right next to metro station Metaxourghio. I stayed previously in Omonia area of Athens which I felt much less safe in as a solo traveller. I did not find this the case at this hotel. No problems at all that other reviewers have reported about it being a dodgy area. The hotel is basic but clean. Although the shower is small, I have seen a lot worse in other basic Greek accommodation. The view of the Acropolis is great. Note that the rooftop restaurant is not open in March/April. The hotel is value for money in general. An added bonus is the little cafe directly across the road open 24hrs. I found the noise from the busy main road outside horrendous, but found that when the double glazing patio doors were fully closed, street noise was not a problem. Rather, the constant door banging IN the hotel was a problem!

This is not the type of hotel you can sit out and relax on the balcony, due to road noise, but this is understandable if you want a city hotel close to the sights at a budget price.

Yes, the beds are very firm but after you've viewed all the sights in Athens, you should still get a decent sleep. The lift is very small ( hardly wheelchair accessible), but a welcome addition for heavy suitcases as stairs are narrow, steep and marble. Finally, there were no problems in luggage storage once you vacate your room. I would return to this hotel for a short stay, mainly due to value for money and hotel location but what would make this hotel excellent for a 3-star is to address the issues I mentioned earlier.

Stayed March 2012
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Prerov, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

I stayed in Apollo Hotel for 4nights.Location is really perfect, few metres from metro station and who likes walking,very easy can reach city center. Reception staff was really kind and nice,especially blond lady with smile any time ;o) Room was clean,only TV control and hairdryer should be cleaner, towels were changed every day. Another positive was available computer with free internet. Two negatives in the end - uncomfortable mattress on the bed and quite poor breakfast. It was noise from outside main street, but this you have to expected,when the hotel is located in city center.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Apollo for 3 nights. It is a great base for discovering Athens, a 1 minute walk from the metro station. We had a room on the top floor with views of the acropolis. The room was very clean and the towels changed every day, plenty of hot water. The breakfast is continental with a good selection. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Although it is on a busy road there is no road noise in the room because of 2 x double glazing and I am a light sleeper but had no problem. There is a safe, air conditioning, a fridge and a hair dryer all inclusive of the price. Our only criticism was the coffee could be a little hotter at breakfast. A tip for people travelling to Greece or anywhere for that matter, learn at few words of the language, at least hello, please and thank you it goes a long way.

Room Tip: high floors have great views.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vilseck, Germany
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2012

The staff was very friendly at first and we got our room fast. Cozy room and the close proximity to the metro was great. The safe was good for storing passports and important stuff. Hot water was sways there. Breakfast was good. My wife and I would stay here again. The price was also good. The neighbor hood is nice, but the traffic is a little noisy. We feel very safe walking wound.

Room Tip: We took the blue line metro from the airport. 15 stops get off at the Syntagma station and take the...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Apollo Hotel
Address: 10 Achilleos Street | Metaxourghio Square, Athens 104 36, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#30 Best Value Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Apollo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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