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“Great beach hotel, awesome location ( can see some of the nearest greek islands!)”

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Athens Poseidon Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Paleo Faliro
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Toronto, Canada
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“Great beach hotel, awesome location ( can see some of the nearest greek islands!)”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

My two girlfriends and I checked in on May 2nd- 5th. Great hotel, awesome location. Well stocked and a variety for breakfast (including me a vegetarian!).
Front desk staff were polite and helpful, except when I asked where the nearest grocery store was so I could pick up a few snacks, they told me we were NOT allowed to bring in any outside food. This I thought was stupid, am I supposed to order your over-priced mediocre food from the restaurant for any and all meals? dumb dumb dumb. we brought our own snacks and got beer from the vendor across the street for sooooo CHEAP! ( do not get beer from hotel mini fridge, go to street vendor!) Unless of course you're on the awesome roof top patio, where you have to get drinks from them...they are over-priced but this was a given).

Beach and beach front restaurant was soo nice, absolutely beautiful. Loved everything about it, especially the helpful beach staff and security that did a phenomenal job of keeping the beach vendors away!! Avoid them at all cost, they will harass and try to steal and swindle from you!

TIP** the street vendor sells large Mythos bottled beer for 1.30 Euro a bottle....beach bar sells cans 2 for 3.80 Euro or 1 standard sized bottle for 4.80 Euro... my advice... walk up to the street vendor( 1 minute away) and get your beer there! You will get so much more bang for your buck. Especially if you are a recent University grad like myself that was on a serious budget for this trip.

The number 5 tram will take you right into the city centre of Athens, from there only a short walk to the acropolis, restaurants, monostriaki (awesome market area for purchasing just about everything). DO NOT TAKE A CAB. It's a waste of money that could be spent elsewhere and you miss out on the real Athenian experience of taking their metro system. As a Torontonian, I can appreciate a good, long or short bus/metro ride. It's a real travelers way of experiencing and seeing the culture and lifestyle.

Room Tip: ** if you seek out a quiet and tranquil vacation, this hotel is NOT for you!! The roof top bar opera...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

The hotel is located on the beach across the main street.
Hkidmiim rooms amazing views of the sea, the marina, Piraeus etc..
In these rooms there is a problem for those sensitive to noise.
The rooms are simple and small TV.
The dining room on the seventh floor amazing - we ate there 4 out of 6 nights we were in the hotel.
The pool on the eighth floor and the view from great.
Excellent hotel service.
Gabriel at the entrance to the hotel was amazing.
Angelika reception was great.
There is no free internet.
Expensive price who uses a lot.
I wrote them that they must secondly it.

Room Tip: The front rooms noisy but with amazing views. This is suitable for those who want the sea of Athens...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Great hotel on sea front and only 25 mins by tram to Athens (1 euro 20 cents currently), much more fun and less packed than buses. Big free all you can eat breakfast, rooms clean and everything works. Staff excellent (special thanks to doorman Gabriel who helped us get our first tram ticket when ticket machines broke). You can get tickets from mini shop aside platorms. restaurant and had scraping chairs each morning from 6am. Carrefour local supermarket and bank adjacent to hotel. Will definately go back next spring

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper take ear plugs as main road (7 lanes) goes past hoptel and is a bit noisy...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

Poseidon is a nice hotel on the beach in Athens. We chose it as we didn't want to be in the city centre and preferred to be by the sea instead. The staff was friendly and professional, check-in and check-out fast, our room had a balcony facing the sea, free parking near the hotel. Very good breakfast with lots of options - maybe 10 hot meals, fresh fruit and vegetables, different yoghurts, several cakes... Would happily stay at Poseidon again.

Room Tip: I believe there is less noise on the higher floors.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Beautiful decorated Hotel, in the Piraeus port area. Very clean and confortable. Nice view of the sea from the rooms. Very nice and courteous staff available 24 hours. We just stayed for a night but I wish we have known this hotel before. Free breakfast included in the rate. We definitely are coming back.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

we stayed at Poseidon hotel with our 3 years old child for 3 nights. the room wasn't as big as I saw at a site photo, but it was nice furniture and a clean' white bathroom. the breakfast tables had many thinks but not in a very good quality.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

I was delayed one day and the staff pushed my reservation forward without a penalty. Most appreciated! Location is excellent but hard to find a room that's quiet if you are noise sensitive. Front desk clerk Angeliki excellent. Buffet breakfast is very good. I am very sensitive to noise so rooms facing the coast road (six lanes of traffic) were not an option. Back rooms face other apartments and a loud exhaust system. Very clean hotel. I'd like to have Greek traditional music in the bar areas, not western music but I'm old fashioned.

Room Tip: I am very sensitive to noise so rooms facing the coast road (six lanes of traffic) were not an optio...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Athens Poseidon Hotel
Address: 72 Poseidonos Avenue, Paleo Faliro, Athens 175 62, Greece
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Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Paleo Faliro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Paleo Faliro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Athens Poseidon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Athens Hotel Poseidon is ideally located in the seafront of Athens, in a walking distance from Alimos & Flisvos Marinas, next to Centre. Bus & Tram stops by hotel entrance provide direct, indisruptable, easy & quick access to historical Centre, Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) & Piraeus Port. Specially awarded Buffet Breakfast (incorporated in the price),including 80 different homemade dishes (from traditional pies to sweets & pastries).Services include restaurant on the top floor, famous Sky Cocktail Bar, Swimming Pool, Pool Bar, Beach Tavern, Beach Bar & Sun beds. Wise business and city break choice offering proximity combined with undisruptable city access. ... more   less 
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