We stayed at Athens Way for 2 nights and were really happy with the hotel. It's a small hotel, and has more the feel of a pension or boutique B&B. For what you pay, the quality is outstanding. Our room was modern and spacious with a comfortable double bed, flat screen TV, free WiFi, and a small but very nice bathroom with both a rain showerhead and moveable massage showerhead. There was a small kitchenette with sink, fridge, hot plate and a set of 2 glasses, plates and cups and a cafe table with 2 chairs. Everything was clean, the air conditioning worked well, and there was a door that opened onto a small balcony.
We arrived late on a Saturday night and the hotel was able to rustle up a decent dinner for us in the 6th floor bar at 11pm. The staff could not have been more eager to please. We had a really nice greek salad, pasta with meatballs, and some delicious cold beers while sitting on a comfortable couch on the open air patio. There were many other guests up there enjoying the evening. Breakfast is served in the same area and is very nice. A buffet of pastries, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, sandwich meats, fruit, and some hot food such as scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausages.
My only complaint was that we could hear our neighbor's shower and the water rushing through the pipes very loudly in our room. The sound really amplified somehow. This would not have been an issue at all if the neighbor had not been taking a shower at 2am. We had no other issues and could not hear any voices or other noises. Street noise was minimal, but what you would expect in any urban environment.
The neighborhood was surprisingly nice. On Sunday nothing was open, but on Monday we discovered that the neighborhood was filled with charming cafes, hipster bars, vintage shops and bookstores. It had a very "SoHo"-like feel. We wished we could have stayed longer to explore the neighborhood more. It was an easy 10 minute walk to Syntagma Square and about 20 minutes to Plaka. We walked everywhere and felt very safe, especially since there seemed to be a lot of police present at night. When we first arrived, however, we could not find a taxi that was willing to take us from Syntagma Square to the hotel. I don't know why-- whether because it was too small a fare or just not a neighborhood where they were guaranteed a return fare. So be prepared to walk from the Metro to the hotel. Panepistimio is the closest, but Syntagma is also reasonably close, about 10-12 minutes. It's only up-hill if you turn east too soon and catch the climb toward Lykavittou. If you walk north to Ippokratous and then east, you'll avoid the hill.
As a side note, our friends stayed at the Fresh Hotel in Omonia, and we visited their room there. I thought the room we had at Athens Way was actually nicer, and half the price!
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