Very good nice hotel in the great location of Glyfada, a quite posh suburb of Athens. Lots of nice restaurants, coffe bars, tea rooms and very nice shops. A place where the Greeks come to relax away from the city, but the incredibly friendly and relaxed Greeks are very welcoming to tourists/foreign visitors. Location of hotel in Glyfada very good close to main centre with very short walk (less than 5 minutes) to get to closest restaurant and supermarket. Restaurants are catering for the what the Greeks like rather than tourists, so not so much Moussaka and Souvlaki around, but still very nice food.
The tram that runs just outside, and does cause a little noise in the room, takes you all the way into centre of Athens for 1.20 EU and takes around 45 minutes.
The hotel is in places a little tired (carpets on the 3rd floor), but is actually spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Double bed in our triple room a little on the small side (and quite hard!, but I find all beds hard). Very nice newly refurbished bathroom with a good shower. Fridge in the room, not very cold. Not much storage space for 3 people. Safe in one of the wardrobes. Fixed hairdrier in the bathroom. Nice little balcony with a couple of chairs and a table. Airconditioning.
After reading reviews here regarding the location of the rooms and the noise caused by the main road just outside, we asked for a quiet room away from the main road which they were very happy to accommodate. However it is worth being aware that if you are not facing the main road, you are facing the pool and the tramline! The trams ran from around 6 in the morning until midnight, and they did wake me up in the morning, but it wasn't a big problem even though I am a light sleeper.
Free wi-fi in the entire hotel (even worked by the pool) with quite good connection in our room and other areas of hotel.
Breakfast in the main dining room very nice with a reasonable selection. If you are interested in a huge breakfast you may find this a little sparse, but for me and my family's taste it was perfectly adequate. Tea, Coffe (I heard some getting hot choc by request), toast, croissants, pain au chocolate, preserves, cereals with fresh cold milk, small hot selection of eggs and some days sausages some days bacon, greek salad items, greek yogert and fresh fruit. Do you really need any more for breakfast?
Small pool area outside, very clean and nice, but probably no more than 15 or so sun loungers + tables and chairs. There was a poolbar but it wasn't open during our visit. Pool menu of standard greek lunch items, baguettes, club sandwich, omelettes, some pasta dishes + alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Staff absolutely fantastic, knowledgable and helpful throughout the entire hotel.
We had a really good stay and I would go back to this hotel again.
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