This hotel was a real find. Nearly all the good things other reviewers have been saying about this hotel are true. The noise is not as loud as some reviewers wrote, perhaps in the doorway to the hotel you can hear the cafe society chat as it floats upwards. The balcony windows are thick glass and I believe soundproofed. I slept like a baby, but was not on a low floor near the entranceway. The cafes and bars on the pedestrian mall on which the hotel is conveniently located, is not full of rowdy drunks or hooligans, unless such types now drink pink flamingo mixed drinks and Baileys Irish Cream. The clientele are mostly Patras citizens socializing and mixing and sitting outdoors to be seen. The decor of the rooms are post-modernist and very interesting, like a Mondrian painting. I especially liked the clear one piece transparent plastic chair in the room. The flat screen TV in my room was the best that is possible to install. One little complaint, but which is typical of many hotels these days. When they say wifi in the rooms, they mean a weak connection. Often you have to go to the lobby or the breakfast room, to get a "very good" wifi internet connection signal. This was true of the Galaxy also. I highly recommend this hotel. In fact, I enjoyed the hotel more than the city. Nothing wrong with Patras, but nothing superlative either, about the city. It has many things to occupy your time and places to dine, but I think it is more a city for locals than for tourists. But it is worth one or two days exploration, rather than a few hours just waiting for the ferry. If you take the bus to Athens from here, I found the journey relaxing and scenic, coastal villages and farmland, and shepherds undisturbed, viewing them from your bus window. There are endless restaurants seconds away from the front door of GALAXY, but many are provincial minded with a local clientele wanting to be seen more than to be eating. So kebabs and french fries and calamari are served more than the pricey main meals on the menus. However, if you spend the time poking your head into all the eateries you find, the full spectrum of dining experiences can be found. The ferry port and the bus terminal are minutes by foot away! You are also only ten minutes by foot to the main plaza of the city.
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