This is a standard business-type hotel located just outside of downtown Athens. The hotel was clean and had a nice lobby area.
I had an upgrade room which had a balcony and extra room. The bed was very comfortable and had good pillows. The view of the sunset from the balcony was very nice in the evenings. The room was very clean. The bath had nice amenities and big fluffy towels.
The hairdryer was the absolute worst hairdryer I have ever experienced in all my times of travel. It was some sort of dinosaur from 1970 and didn't really dry, just made my hand hot holding it. After the first day, I asked for a different one, and they happily brought me a better one.
I would agree that the mini bar prices were definitely expensive. The breakfast was OK. It would be nicer with an egg/omelet station as the scrambled eggs were too runny for my taste. They usually didn't have cut fruit except "fruit salad" which seemed to have sugar in it. The lunch buffet was very good. I ate dinner one night in the french restaurant. The food/service were good, but like most French restaurants, the serving was smaller than Greek restaurants. The lobby bar area is nice. Sometimes the service was good. Other times, it took quite a while to get a drink in the evenings before dinner.
The hotel is fairly near the sea, and there were nearby restaurants within a short walk that were very good.
The in-room wifi didn't work very well. I had trouble connecting my iphone to it. It worked sporadically on my ipad. Others I traveled with experienced similar issues in their rooms. Wireless in the lobby worked well.
All in all, I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The upgraded room was definitely nice with the balcony and views of the sea.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A city hotel, in front of the new Faliron Olympic coastal park very close to the city centre. Hotel offers daily complimentary shuttle service to town and back. Available in the vicinity one can find a variety of high street shops and restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Metropolitan Hotel Athens