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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Poseidon Hotel Paleo Faliro
- Poseidon Hotel Athens