I've just returned after spending 3 nights on a room only basis with my daughter at Dyades. I booked online. We arrived around 10pm. The man at reception was very kind and helpful and made an effort to speak English to us, he must have noticed how bad my Greek was! He didn't have our booking but dealt with the situation in an impressively calm and professional way. We had booked the budget room with no balcony. We were given a delightful room with 2 balconies and a wonderful view of the Acropolis at no extra cost. He also called the room to check that our heating was working, not that we needed it, but nice to know that it is of concern.I'd read that there was a communal kitchen so wasn't expecting much in the way of facilities in the room, so again was happy to find a fridge and kettle and all the necessities for making a hot drink. Small things make a difference like the cups and saucers were very pretty and slightly unusual. The general decor was quaint and attractive and the plasma TV was great too! We couldn't have been more comfortable. For a 2 star hotel and at such a reasonable rate I would thoroughly recommend it. Policy must have changed since the previous reviews because we were given a password for free wifi.
All the staff we had contact with were charming and helpful. When we asked for taxis to be ordered they also informed us that there were buses we could take. We felt very well looked after and secure which is important for us as we are not familiar with Athens.
The day we left we were able to store our cases after checking out and we were given a courtesy room to change in before finally setting off...another unexpected touch. I felt the hoteliers could not have been more helpful.
The area is amazing! Saturday morning there was a colourful lively fresh produce market on the street below the hotel. We easily found good places to eat within walking distance. It's a great base for exploring the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on Strefi Hill in the center of Athens, this particular location offers a tranquil and verdant setting that boasts natural light and endless views of the city. All this in an authentic Athenian neighborhood that is very convenient since it is close to public transport, historical monuments, shopping and entertainment hubs.With a 24 hour reception and WiFi Internet available in all areas, breakfast room with amazing view and fully-equipped shared kitchens.The ideal choice for all those in search of a familial atmosphere, cleanliness and quality at exceptionally low prices.There are several choices of rooms to fit all requirements, so all you have to do is select the one for you! Enjoy your stay… ... more less