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“Good location and staff. Rooms not clean”
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Hotel Athena
Ranked #84 of 126 Hotels in Rhodes Town
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good location and staff. Rooms not clean”
Reviewed 18 September 2010

I had an insect problem in my room - silver tails crawling out of the wardrobe and a green cockroach on the bed (I didn't know green cockroaches existed until this hotel and google). Also I always clean the toilet seat with a wipe at every hotel and this one left the wipe with a brownish tinge.
The hotel is located about 2 minutes walk to the beach - but on the windy side. It is about 15 minutes walk to the nicer beachside (Elli beach) and to Old town. But close to bar street (which was not such a positive in my mind as I found the bars in old town much nicer).
The staff were extremely friendly and went out of their way to help.
Wifi and breakfast are not included.
Overall, cheap, decent hotel. They just need to be cleaner.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Athens, Greece
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2010

fantastic holidays i rutern back for sure again and i recommend it to all my friends

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Trowbridge Wiltshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2008

We stayed at the Athena in the middle of June. The weather was gorgeous without being too crowded.

The hotel is spotlessly clean. Our room looked out over the street which wasn’t overly noisy but allowed for plenty of people watching.

The pool area is fairly small and can be quite shaded. Apart from sometimes in the middle of the day you could always find a spare sun bed. We used to often come back to the hotel around 4pm and enjoy a swim and a relax on the sun bed with no problem at all.

We were B&B and found the breakfast perfectly adequate as Greek breakfast go.

The hotel is about 5 mins from the “windy” beach and about 15mins around the peninsula from Rhodes towns other beach where the wind just disappears? We thought the beaches “ok”.They are very steep and can be very pebbly ,not brilliant for young children.

If you want a much more sandy beach that gently shelves into the sea try Falaraki beach . We used it several times and again found it relaxing , yes Falaraki relaxing !! plenty of beds available with terrific beach bars just behind you.. Falaraki is a 35min bus ride away and cost 2euro each way.

Rhodes Town is large. We were there for two weeks and we were still finding new streets and shops each day. You can crudely divide it into 3 areas. The Hotels , tourist bars and restaurants , a modern town with all the large shops you could want, and the old town.

The Old town is stunningly beautiful. You walk around all these narrow streets with numerous bars and restaurants . Again it’s easy to get lost as you walk down a street you think you recognise only to find it leads you to an area you haven’t seen before.

A word of warning....... The old town can be a lot more expensive (14 euros for 2 drinks) than the main town restaurants ,but after all you’re paying for the surroundings ,

We can recommend the boat trip to Symi and a day trip to Marmaris Turkey all bookable at the harbour , take the fast ferry its worth the couple of extra euros

Steve and Dawn (49 & 47)

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — shaded pooll
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Christos P, Διευθυντής at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 24 October 2015
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Broome, Australia
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122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2008

Basically more the adequate for the job.
Rooms basic, self catering is a squeeze as converted hotel room but functional. Showers etc great. Location excellent. Staff excellent, pool okay (shady sometimes) Food cack but you're surrounded by great restaurants anyway! Cleaners good, Lifts scarey but working okay.
Overall don't be frightened to go for this one its good value and comfortable enough to make it a winner. Enjoy Rhodes its mint!

  • Liked — The location next to Rhodes Town
  • Disliked — The breakfast was gopping
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Christos P, Διευθυντής at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 24 October 2015
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Southampton
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2008

We have just returned from a early break and found the Athena to be great value for money. Staying in one of the smaller apartments it was fine for the two of us & it had all you needed for preparing snacks/breakfast & with Taverna's & bars close by. Although we had two small problems, (the kettle did not work & balcony door would not lock) on reporting them to reception both where fixed within hours. The staff where friendly & helpful, with the beautiful Old Town & harbour (cheaper to book boat trips direct in the harbour than with the rep's) just 10 minutes walk away & the beaches (not sand) even nearer. We look forward to returning maybe trying the end of the year.

  • Liked — central, freindly, good value
  • Disliked — no sea veiw
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, England
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2007

This is an aparthotel, only a couple of minutes from the excellent beach, and surrounded by the many bars, restaurants and shops of the new town.

We had an apartment, so there was a very small kitchen area with kettle, electric hobs and fridge. However, it was pretty greasy and the size makes it OK for making a salad or sandwiches, but not much else. There was enough cutlery and crockery for the two of us.

The air conditioning was not on for 24 hours during our stay, but thankfully we didn't need it as Rhodes in October is a little milder than the height of summer. Note that you can't have it on if you are out of the room as you have to put your room key in the slot to get electricity.

The bed was comfy enough, and the bathroom had lots of towels and hot water. There was a good size balcony with table and chairs.

There is a swimming pool which is a decent size, and a good bar in the hotel, too. But such is the choice of food and drink nearby, we rarely used it.

The location is very good, but we were above the main entrance, facing the nightlife and you do get some noise at night. But that's the downside of having lots to do close to you!

Rhodes Town is a very good resort, and this was a decent place to stay.

  • Liked — Close to the beach and shops
  • Disliked — Grubby kitchen area
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank MancMan78
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Chelmsford
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2007

The hotel Athena is a good priced basic hotel in a great location 5 mins from beach and almost on top of lots of bars, cafes and restaurants. We had 2 rooms both were clean, towels changed whenever you left them on the floor and beds changed twice a week. Reception were very helpful, even finding a kettle for us as I thought they were provided in the rooms. Kettles are usually only for apartments. Fridge provided. Showers were nice and hot. Small balcony overlooking other hotels. Breakfast were basic, cereal (like cardboard), toast, croissants, eggs, bacon sausage and beans, greek yogurt and fruit. Could have done with more variety. There is a small pool area that is nice but is shady for most of the day. We preferred the beach although my teenagers did prefer the pool. There is lots to do in Rhodes Town and so many shops! Old Town is lovely with lots of history as well as tourist areas.

  • Liked — Good location
  • Disliked — Pool area too small
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Athena
Address: 27, G.Leontos Str, Rhodes Town 851 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Rhodes Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #84 of 126 Hotels in Rhodes Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Athena 3*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Athena Hotel is a beautiful three star hotel in the center of Rhodes Town. Located only fifty meters from Elli beach and in short distance from the luxurious Casino, the Medieval city of Rhodes, the Hydro-biological Aquarium, the Museum, the Palace of the Knights, and the nightlife of Orfanidou Bar street. ... more   less 
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