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the location and value for money and staff
The location cannot be beat. You are right in the middle of most of the main attractions. The breakfast is very good. The shower was a bit small in my room, and the bed was a little too firm, but other than that it wa an excellent hotel.
The staff were very attentive, especially in the restaurant. The choice of food at breakfast was excellent. This hotel offers really good value for money, and its location is perfect for business people,shopping and sight seeing. Best of all, the hotel is within easy reach of the Plaka and Monastiraki. The bath is far too small, even for petite guests! The fittings in the bath do not allow for any room to wash yourself. Otherwise, a nice bathroom.
I liked the location of the hotel which was pretty easy to all transportation, within the commercial center and shops but also very quiet and peacefull to the well known and noisy Athens. Personel was very polite and always ready to answer or help at any querries. I dont have anyting that I didnt like except the room which was at the back and there was no actual view
That it was so near the center and the metro station It should be a fitness center there
very handy for the sites, close to airport bus & metro breakfast was good The carpets in the hallways were stained, as was the room plus the curtains were marked,
Clean room, no noises around, very good bathroom, comfortable bed, tasty breakfast...In general i'm satisfied There was no window at my room that should open. Only one which was locked, so no fresh air from outside in. There was no wireless internet above third floor, only wired. A staff member told me that the internet wasn't free (actually it was), after a while he came to correct his statement but never apologized. I used the PC at the lobby.
- great location: next to Syntagma square, all the main tourist places are within walking distance - great breakfast: very good variety of savoury and sweet dishes, - Nice, large, clean and comfortable room: room and hotel are well maintained - we booked a double room and added "double bed" in our request, but for some reason, it was not communicated to the hotel (too many intermediary agents?) - so we were given twin room. The hotel was full and couldn't change our room. Make sure to email the hotel directly after booking!
Great location, friendly environment overcharge for late check out
Location, very good food for room service Poor breakfast, deteriorating with time... Difficult to order room service
Service was impeccable, food was delicious, especially upstairs on the rooftop. Killer view. Oh, and the mattress and bedsheets are of high quality - you'll sleep very well. The wifi is kinda slow, shower design will leave your floor soaked
I had a noisy room on the street.
The Plushness of the hotel. They allowed us into our rooms at 9:00 a.m. on our arrival day. Wonderful!! We could sleep and then hit the town.
Location and American Breakfast. Some, but not all, of the reception desk staff did not seem too interested in helping out of towners. None had ever heard of Continental Airlines and were not too interested in helping me get in touch with them.
The location of the hotel was great. It is very close to the Acropolis, which was the reason for us to visit Athens, Greece. The view from the roof of the hotel was stunning.
Well situated hotel.
Very nice hotel, great location. The room was quite big and the bed was sooo comfortable. I was impressed by the design. They could improve breakfast. It's ok to have the same breakfast everyday but food that should be warm was cold constantly.
The location, in a quiet central street; the common premises (lobby, terraces, swimming pool, restaurant, breakfast room, with the exception of the spa which is disappointing) more than the rooms themselves; the professional staff; quality and variety of breakfast; restaurant is good, but too expensive compared with Athens standards. Only one problem, but major: our room was overheated because of the amazing heat coming from the minibar, to the point where the air was almost unbreathable. To be fixed urgently!
The hotel was great. Perfect location and a great example of a 5 star hotel. Staff were very friendly, spoke excellent English and helped in every way possible. No negatives whatsoever. If I'm in Athens again this is where I'll be staying.
During previous stays in winter, the rooms were centrally heated and it was impossible to get the temperature below 25 degrees Celcius without opening the windows. During this stay, I was able to switch on the airo . They told me they changed thear heating policy after receiving complaints. Bravo! No reason to avoid this hotel any longer.
the pool the pool the pool it was so refreshing after a hot day of travel or site seeing a true treat! the big fluffy extra pillows were a bonus, was properly air conditioned and plenty of room to bounce around. breakfast was great, fresh OJ and Greek Frappé coffee yumerola!!! the pool and deck gets a bit crowded at peak times as it is quite small and overly chlorinated so bring your goggles!
Definitely the location is outstanding! Don´t have separate twin beds. All rooms have double beds, that can be a limitation.
the location was ideal, our room had a magnificent view & the room was a great size and very comfortable nothing
Location is central and the balcony of our room gave views of Syntagma, the Parliament building and the Parthenon. Short walk to excellent Benaki Museum and roof-top restaurant, Theocharakis Foundation and first-floor cafe, Numismatic Museum (Schliemann's house) and cafe, fashionable Kolonaki and funicular to Mt Lycabettus. Close to Get-on Get-off city tour bus. Handy for shops and restaurants.
The location of the hotel is perfect, very much in the city center and able to go every where walking. External noises: the isolation of the rooms is not very good and therefore during the night we could hear the external noises.
Good value for money ,excellent location,frienly staff no
Comfort of rooms. The soft mattress was appreciated! Also their willingness to accomadate our late check out. Front desk personnel were not particularly friendly in person. Prices for breakfast and laundry service were outrageous. Cost for pressing should of been complimentary since no iron provided in the room.
very classy, comfortable, elegant the closets need more hangers
Very nice place located in the heart of the city with a good value. The staff was always there to help and made excellent recommendations for our stay. Would've loved to have a single queen bed in stead of two twins but this is not that unusual in Greece.
The rooms are big and the location is great next to shopping and restaurants. Nothing
Location Street side rooms are very noisy from vehicle traffic
Location, friendly staff Walls are not well isolated
Location of hotel
Great view of Acropolis from breakfast room. Breakfast was very generous. Single rooms have no view. Window is opaque and when opened revealed a wall a few feet away.
The location was really great and it was easy to get anywhere we wanted to go. There were really loud college kids running around at 4 in the morning which made it difficult to sleep.
Location is superb. Breakfast is ok and the view from the breakfast room is the best! Astor is very cosy and comfortable, easy. Nice bar. Hotel Astor has no environmental programme, or at least nothing such was visible. Service in the breakfast room was quite slow (cleaning the tables, filling up the cheese trays etc.).
The view at the hotel's restaurant is simply wonderful.. I think this maybe the highest point in Athens! While having breakfast you could see the Acropolis & almost all of Athens, the restaurant also has a terrace where you could enjoy your morning coffee & cigarette with a marvelous view :) I like my hotels to have a 24 hours of room service. Or at least fill the minbar in the room with water!
The location was perfect for us The small towel in my bath was a rag-- torn edges all around. i expected better quality.
Location is good, only!
The friendly, helpful response of staff and the wonderful view of the citymade it all work. The Bar could use some work as far as liquor available. And the breakfast seating was limited--but that was the fault of the birds. Great breakfast. Not great dinner--we should have gone out.
Great location, nice room, polite and helpful staff. Great view to Acropolis and Athens from roof restaurant!
The beautiful view and location. The restaurant in the roof was bad. The vegetables atbreakfast were not fresh at all. And in the evening the food I ordered was not tasty. The waitress was sweet and kind.
Location, room size Street noise
Loved the elegance of the hotel, service and roof top dining. Nothing, just perfect!
Very pleasant and knowledgeable concierge We didn't like the room first provided but after complaining received smaller but with much better view. Why not to provide the better room initially?
close vicinity to all sights
The hotel as name suggests was very Grand the design was very beautiful
Excellent service, good location, excellent spa & fitness center. Nothing
the service and rooms were all exactly as advertised this is truelly a 5 star hotel.
Location is very nice.
The comfort and service were of the highest quality. We enjoyed our stay, and were made to feel welcome. The food and beverage prices were extremely high, so we availed ourselves of these to the very minimum!
Room is well appointed and very comedienne. Staff is friendly and helpful. A beautiful well decorated old hotel with modern conveniences. Service in restaurants was a little sporatic. Water pressure in shower a little weak. No check out on TV, and in person checkout was slow.
Fantastic foyer, great roof top garden restaurant, luxurious.
Staff very friendly and accommodating. Room was lovely. Bathroom was very nice, shower was excellent, shampoo/conditioners etc were very good quality as i didn't want to unpack, so just used them. Location is excellent, just around the corner from the Plaka area and very safe. Near the metro also. The Roof Garden bar was lovely although, closes at 11pm. View of Acropolis was lovely from there. Can't find any faults. Probably wouldn't pay the extra againf or a room with a view of Parthegon or Acropolis, as the roof garden made for a nice view anyway. In all, a very nice hotel with lovely staff who come across as genuinely friendly people.
Excellent location. Cleanliness of room - & everything worked! Staff were knowledgeable & friendly. Very good food, including breakfast. The rooms are on the small side, & also quite noisy at night.
The location was terrific and we enjoyed our room. The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom was sleek, clean and modern. We especially enjoyed breakfast in the Roof Garden with the wonderful view. The staff was friendly and courteous, and the service was very good. Our room was a little small, but this was not a big problem. The marble stairs felt a little dangerous - it might be good to install hand rails on the upper floors.
Helpful staff. especially John the Concierge, who had good tips on where to eat.
Fabulous views, good location, small but stylishly modern room with all amenities. Lots of traffic noise.
The food and the view from the roof top restaurant were fabulous. The elevator was unusually small and handling luggage was very difficult.
Everything was outstanding
The hotel is in an ideal position to visit the major sites of interest in the city.We were always made most welcome by the staff and the breakfast buffet was very good.
Fabulous views Breakfast was okay, but could be better (would be nice to have fresh juice, more selection)
the sights from the room and the restaurant are great
Superb staff, incredible views, and wonderful service. It really makes you feel as if you're home while in Athens. Next time we're back in Athens, we'll be staying here.
Staff was very friendly. For example, when the manager at the reception learned that it was my wife's birthday, he sent a bottle of red wine and fruits to our room.
Excellent customer service, modern and spacious room I will definitely come back and stay with Electra.
Friendly, courteous, helpful staff, great location, clean, attractive facility
Excellent location, at 2 minutes walk from stop of X95 bus from airport; around corner from Akropolis. Good room, friendly staff, great breakfeast No complaints
Location, comfort, cleanliness and value for money
Convenient location, very comfortable double room for single person! No
fine location, in the middle of shopping center. breakfast was excellent.staff willing to help. cleaning service was excellent no terrace restaurant
location, staff, and enviornment
The location is the main advantage of the hotel. I didn't like the small bathroom in which it was difficult to move.
Room was tiny, bathroom was tiny, staff was incredibly rude. Make sure you state the number of guests (e.g., 2) and not just that you need one bed or they will try to give you twin bed.
Very convenient location, very comfortable.
good location One staff in reciption was not polite in giving info about additional taxes and wanted me to just sign the credit card bill quickly!
We loved the hotel Arethusa. It was in a superb location, convenient for every where. The staff were very helpful and the breakfasts were lovely. Very good value for money. The beds were a little hard. Our room had floor to ceiling windows directly opposite an office block about 30 feet away. The windows did not have nets and I am not sure whether we or the office workers were more surprised by our appearances in the nude.
good location near metro stop, complementary breakfast ok rooms face main street and without AC switched on it was necessary to open windows- very noisy all night long, very small bathroom/shower.
The excellent location, close to the parliament square and the subway stations and various shopping and dinning options within walking steps The furnitures inside the room are not function well
central to everything
Location Everithing. The olny thing it has, is the location. The rest is unbelievable. The shower broken, no A/C, they didn´t allowed us to take one towel to de beach!!!!, breakfast horrible.
We stayed for 2 single nights, on both end of our sailing charter out of Athens. The staff was helpful and the location was good for walking to sites like the Acropolis. The room was not fancy, but was clean and the breakfast was good. If you're high enough, and on the street side of the building, you can even get a view of the Acropolis. Great value for a 2 Star.
the location and breakfast although the breakfast could have changed over a week stay it was difficult to regulate he heat The bathroom was small and he shower was tiny
Excellent location, friendly staff The room needs renovation, especially the furnitures. Room 509 was noisy when the window was open. I didn't like the coffee and the orange juice, the rest of the breakfast was ok.
location kind of warm in the room during the day. No A/C in April.
Cannot beat the location, right off Syntagma Square Functional Very good breakfast Great view from the roof 150 yards from X95 bus to airport Shower head constantly leaked Rental lockers were difficult to access and use No view out window Bathroom and room were cramped Only one outlet available in room In and out of elevator was tough with luggage
Location is good, close to Metro and bus stop for airport bus Hotel is of one to two star quallity only. Bathroom door cannot be closed, no electric socket, room smelled, toilet was dirty
The location Hotel staff was not very helpful
Great location of hotel
Central location. The new rooms. The old lower standard room.
the friendliness of the staff as well as the location (in the center of Athens)
very easy walk to the acropolis, nice view of the acropolis from our balcony, good buffet breakfast included in price, very helpful staff.
central position no
Simplicity and grat location
i always choose room 604 because I can look at the parthenon of which I adore. the curtains ar very dirty and the curtains extr. dirty.they need renovation
The helpful and friendly staff, the air conditioning, the internet availability, the cafe Explanation card of the electrical power usage and turning on the television and air conditioning unit for foreigners like me would have been nice.
Breakfast. Excellent location couldn't have been better. Very clean Room kind of small. Small bathroom. But very clean. Nice staff.
convenience, accessibility. no hot water bottle, no specific instruction about the central market or other visit suggestions at the front desk. Staff courtesy can be improved.
Nice rooms,nice breakfast, helpfull staff, not too big.
The rooms were amazing!!!
No kettle / coffee maker in room. First room very very small and bed was two singles pushed together. I fell between the two !
Fantastic restaurant £40 for breakfast for 2. And we only had cereal!!!
it was amazing,excellent,very clean
Exceptional hotel and service. The staff went an "extra mile" to make sure that our stay would be great. Thank you!
The kind staff, cleanliness of the hotel and the design/decor.
The design and quality of the room was wonderful.i liked a lot the lighting and the bathroom. i didn't like that instead of a queen bed there were two separated beds and the thing that there was an inside door that was separating my room from the next one,so i could hear the other persons talking.
Location was good. Expensive for the value.
small poorly designed bathroom
Great shower head, and super water pressure. Breakfast was great with view of the ruins. Our room faced a courtyard with trash in it.
very good location in the center of Athens
the good, quiet and very central location..+ exceptional view on the Acropolis
Proximity was very good as I like this area of city. Wish they had heated pool.
Situation and nothing else Very small pool, non-smoking rooms just smoking rooms with apple scent sprayed, tired decoration, lack of porters. Living on its name. Avoid.
The hotel is great, very modern and rooms have a lot of space. The bathroom has a jacuzzi and a shower with many shower options. The bed is very large and confortable. The restaurant on the roof is so wonderful and has a very nice view. Staff has been very kind to us, helping with our luggage that didnt arrive. The relation cost/benefit is perfect.
Nice view from bar / restaurant Very disappointed. No way is this a 5 star hotel. Spa, Sauna, swimming pool etc. close on Marathon weekend. Couldn't care less attitude from staff.
The location The rooms are very small and this was uncomfortable
great deco, lovely bar and the resturant food was excellent the sound proofing in the room was very poor and you can hear people's conversation from the corridors.
Very helpful and friendly staff, they were attentive to all our needs and requests. Excellent view of the Acropolis and overall Athens. The restaurant-bar at the top floor is also a wonderful place for dinner or a drink. The boutique room (suite) is very overpriced. Small for its price, and without any distinctive features, apart from the balcony with the beautiful view.
Good view Location to tourist and restaurant areas
good hotel good location good price no
Free wi-fi, the friendly personal Very small rooms.
Location, accessibility to public transportation, especially if you need to early check in your morning flight (before 6:00am).
Great location and great air conditioning! especially in the 40 degree heat of Athens
The rooms were maintained to a very high standard, and the housekeeping was spot on. The shower fixture was mounted at waist-height which wasn't the most practical.
The hotel's location is perfect just a few minutes walk from Syntagma Square - bus (Euro3.20) and train (Euro5) from the airport take you there. You are situated within walking distance of all the major tourist sites that you will want to visit. Syntagma is the hub for the Athens transport system which makes it easy to go to all other areas in Athens including the train to Port Pireas if you want to go to one or more of the Islands. A 7 day ticket for all public transport (tram, bus, train) costs Euro10 and is great value. So many places to eat around that part of the city and English is readily spoken. The hotel rooms are typical in European size (small) but a far higher quality than most you experience in Europe - true 3+star rating. Breakfast is good value and provided over a 2.5hrs period. The cleaniness of the hotel was all that you could desire. The only negative feature is a shower designed without side walls or curtain which gets the floor extreamly wet after use - you need all the towels provided to mop up . TV is all Greek with the exception of CNN (there is only so much you can take of CNN!!!) and CH 5 with an English movie accompanied with Greek subtitles each night. Would be the first hotel we would go back to if visiting Athens again. Excellent in value and location. If only the rest of Europe's hotels were like the Amazon.
It was a cheap stay for 1 night during transit. The location was great and it was easy to be able to walk to all the sites in Athens downtown (i.e. Syntgama square, Monisteraki market and Plaka). Breakfast was good and starts early. I am a vegetarian and I had few options but plenty like fruits, cereals, bread and some dessert. They have juice, coffee and tea. For meat eaters, they had lots of options like eggs, some cured meats, fish, omelette, etc. The carpets were outdated and looked overused. The bathroom was too small and compact. Had a stuffy smell in the room which I guess was because of old carpet.
The Internet connection was very comfortable to use. The noise, eraly in the mornings, at about 04:00.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. Perfect location. Very clean room + bathroom Breakfast could be improved adding some fresh fruit/vegetables. In my room the wi-fi signal was very weak, but working. Small bathroom
Good area near lots of restaurants and major sites. Hotel is very basic with very small rooms. Good to rest and shower but far from luxury. Basic tourist level 2/3 star spot. AC was very good. Towels need an upgrade. Very thin and overused. Bed was very hard and small.
Everything was excellent. Good room, clean, airconditioning, movies etc The staff were really helpful. Location wass perfect.
Very close to plaka
The staff was excellent & extremely helpful, we were given a room with a view of Acropolis, every day the room was cleaned and the breakfast though basic was ample! The only thing that could be improved is soundproofing in the room as you could ,at times, hear someone moving outside.
friendliness of front of house staff. cleaners and breakfast room girl Lack of window screens - thus mosquitos! Shower curtains sticks to us when showering Fridge not cold enough for the contents would be lovely to have medzes offered - even a dip/biscuits on roof - better to eat a little when consuming alcohol!
The staff is excellent, and the location is very good. The bathroom is to small.
It was central and enabled us to access historic sights, shopping and delightfule eating. all good
The area was very near the city center with a great view of the Acropolis. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Room was on the small side and the breakfast was mediocre at best. Avoid the charge and eat out. Plenty of good places nearby.
Roof top patio/bar with excellant view of Acropolis makes staying here a must. This was our 5th visit. Helpful staff, free internet, and convenient location are also major pluses.
We stayed only for one night to discover Athens. The hotel's location is great. Nice restaurants are around, city center and metro is very close and easy to reach when you walk. The rooftop bar has a amaizing view to the achropolis!
Leaving The location. We did not like Athens City at all.
Close to airport metro link. Rooftop Bar
Staff was very helpfull and location was great. It needs to be renovated. Room was too small and all furnitures were very old. I had a view of the wall of the next building.
only a 2min walk from the metro. Fabulous view from the rooftop garden/bar of the acropolis. basic but clean and convenient
3 minute walk to the metro station and a 5 minute walk to the center
location, clean, balcony with view over the Acropolis, roof terrace, discount for parking