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“Kitsch and average” 3 of 5 stars
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Saint George Lycabettus
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Kleomenous Street, Athens 10675, Greece   |  
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Ranked #99 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Kitsch and average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

This is a self styled boutique hotel, which may explain the rather kitsch decorating style which seems to consist of oddly placed costume jewellery and voile. The basic infrastructure is starting to show it's age, and in places one can't be sure if one is in the early 21st century or the 1980s in a nightclub. The rooms are small for a hotel of this class, but the beds are recent and offer a good night's sleep. We had a view of the Acropolis which is indeed very impressive, and lifts one up and out of the urban sprawl which is Athens.

The wifi is exhorbitant. I've paid less than that for the top end premium Swissom service in Germany, and even though it is a key part of my work I wasn't willing to do so here. Free wifi is in the lounge on the top of the hotel, and also the lobby. It was a good service. The TV in the room is an early flat screen and doesn't accept any external inputs. The channels were Greek plus CNN and BBC World.

The staff were very pleasant. What they are not is proactive. This hotel has a very reactive culture, it doesn't explain, show, invite or draw you in or inform, but when you ask for something they are very happy and nice about providing it.

The buffet breakfast was standard for any hotel. The restaurant is remarkably over priced, as is the bar, but then again this seems to perform a role as a high end destination for local business people, and as such I am sure they charge what the market can bear. The cuisine is oddly international, but well prepared and tasty.

The pool was closed when we stayed, it opened 2 days later, but I was able to spend one morning sunbathing on the decking on the very top of the hotel. It's a well maintained and smart area, the pool (as might be expected on top of a tower block) is small but would cool you down between sunbathing.

The hotel spa is so expensive as to make your eyes bleed, so we can't report on that.

So, in summary. An average hotel that may meet the exact definition of 5 star but which is fading, has had a rather half hearted and incomplete kitsch restyling.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

I've stayed at this Hotel many times since the 1980's. It is not the fashionable place it used to be. But the rooms with the view of the Acropolis are still unbeatable for an experience of Athens. Nearby Kolonaki square is full of good restaurants. The hotel staff is very pleasant and trying to do their best to attend your needs. And you can get good rates because of the curretn higky competitive environment. So take advantage.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

I have visited Lycabettus quite a few times, most of them for business reasons, and each time it was getting better and better. Clean and tidy rooms with helpful service and great view to the Acropolis are the things that make this hotel fabulous. I suggest having a dinner at the Grand Balcon Restaurant. The view of the restaurant is even better during the night, where you can see Athens from the Lycabettus hill. A great suggestion for romantic dinners. Overall it is an excellent choice for your accommodation in Athens, I highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Ask for Acropolis view room. the view is outstanding
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Stayed for 19 nights. Room on 4th floor, although quite small was clean and well appointed and the bed was fantastic. Had a Balcony on the queiter side of the hotel and the view of the Acropolis from this and the roof top breakfast room was stunning. Certainly had a great calming effect while having breakfast chosen from a large variety of dishes. The staff were very polite, friendly and welcoming. Internet was free in the Lobby for 2 weeks then suddenly this was changed to the 6th floor. Ear plugs could be needed if a light sleeper as sometimes the music from the reception room on the 6th floor, when there is a wedding or function, could be invasive. Although the rooms have air conditioning controls, they seemed to be centrally controlled and the heating became a little too much when the outside temperature rose to around 24degrees. It is an easy walk down to the centre of Athens and the walk back up is guaranteed to help you keep fit.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

We organised a conference on "Cultural Entrepreneurship". The cooperation with the responsibles and the employees of the hotel was perfect as far as they responded fast to all of our demands and they helped a lot with the organisation. The participants of the conference really liked the location as far as the hotel is situated just a few minutes walking distance from the center of Athens, in a quiet quartier and the view of the roof garden where the lunch took place was amazing!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

We chose Saint George Lycabettus to host our guests for the Francophone Film Festival. We have been collaborating with them for years, as the staff is really helpful and polite and the hotel is at a walking distance from the French Institute of Athens.
Our guests were very pleased with the quality of their stay, as well as the great views to the Acropolis and Lycabettus hill.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Olympia, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for one night and it was perfectly acceptable. The breakfast upstairs was great and the view from the restaurant is unmatched!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Saint George Lycabettus

Address: 2 Kleomenous Street, Athens 10675, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Athens
#49 Luxury Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Saint George Lycabettus 5*
Number of rooms: 158
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