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Zappion Hotel

4 Ironda St, Athens 116 35, Greece
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Ranked #74 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was my second stay at the hotel ZAPPION, since I was very happy with the first stay. More than anything the staff, particularly "George" could not have been more helpful. I had some special requests for Valentine's and they went out of their way to add special little touches beyond my expectations. It is by price a "budget" hotel,... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Greedings, The hotel was at a very central spot in a quiet pedestrian street. very good wifi access kai extremely friendly staff available 24/7. very satisfing breakfast and of course very low priced. The room was very clean despite the age of the hotel with elevator access and with a very period design (mirror walls etc). Thank you zapeion!!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I stayed here on a business trip and decided to prolong my weekend with two days of Athens sight seeing (which turned out to be a great plan :-) . My stay at Zappion was excellent. The room is airconditioned, the bed very comfortable and the bathroom clean (allbeit somewhat small). Special thanks go out to the staff who, I... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Not bad, considering that good hotels in Athens are either too expensive or poorly located. It's an old building, not very well preserved, with tolerable rooms and friendly staff. It was very well situated, within walking distance from syntagma and really close to zappion megaron and other sights. I would recommend it to low-budget travelers who wish themselves a respectable... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

We were arriving late and leaving early so we weren't looking for much. The taxi driver and the car rental company had a hard time finding the hotel. We had a 3 person room and it was a very tight fit! It was clean, but uncomfortable. We learned that most beds in Greece are uncomfortable.

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Mumbai
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2010

We had gone for a conference to Athens, my colleague and I when we stayed at this hotel...just 2 women! it was very neat, clean . the rooms very tastefully done and location was very central. Well connected by bus to major sightseing areas as well as our conference venue. Staff friendly

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2010

I enjoyed my stay. The hotel does have a distinct decor and the mirrors on either side of my bed encouraged me to think about losing some weight. It did smell of old smoke. The showers are very small but the manager said they were planning on some updating after the tourist season. The staff was very helpful. I was... More 

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Cardiff
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3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2010

The décor was reminiscent of a brothel with its furry zebra skin wallpaper and curtains, faux antique chandelier and candelabres, and large mirrors. I was quite excited to discover that my room had a balcony, until I saw it had become a store for broken electrical equipment and its only view was of a very deep hole. Allied to that,... More 

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Moscow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2009

Small hotel on a pedesrian street. Peaceful location, not far from Syntagma Square and main attractives. Rooms has a little bit strange and funny interior which reminds x-rated movies from the 80s with red colour and plenty of mirrors, but our rooms was very clean despite of small size. Rooms equipped with air conditioner and fridge. Staff was very friendly.

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Friuli
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2008

Horrible, dirty, there is a disgusting smell of cigarette smoke in the room. We paid the room the day before (we paid the agrred price), then the day after they asked us extra-money we did not understand why. I suggest to find another hotel.

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