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BEST WESTERN Pythagorion Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 Agiou Konstandinou Str., Athens 10437, Greece   |  
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Ranked #80 of 324 Hotels in Athens
San Diego, CA, USA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
62 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“If the price is right, it's worth considering”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We stayed here one night in October, paying about 30% of what we had paid for a night at a different hotel (Athens Gate) at the start of our trip. Yes, you get less here in terms of the view and the state of the accommodations and, especially, in terms of the breakfast. But do you get 70% less? No way. Our room here was functional and pretty pleasant, and the location is still pretty darn central and is convenient to the Metro as well. Overall, not a bad night's sleep at all. It offers you a different view of Athens, a very central, somewhat gritty city view of Athens, so it makes for a contrast from the more touristy Plaka district. The difference might help round out impressions of Athens for you.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Due to the transit strikes, I arrived late in the evening. Kostas was very helpful at the front desk. The room was great, although I had a room facing a back alley - not really scenic but at least very quiet. The three key elements that I look for in a hotel were met: plenty of hot water, strong wifi signal and good beds. When the wifi signal dropped off a couple of days into my stay, the front desk relocated me on the top floor with a large patio and a nice view of the Acropolis.

The rooms were spacious, clean and up to date.

Breakfast was quite good with meats, cheeses, yogurt and honey, eggs, juice toasts and coffee.

Geographically, the location is good but you must keep your wits about you when walking especially at night in the area. Although the area is well lit, I did witness a purse snatching in the square across the street and drug use is frequent and open. Not to worry though, because the hotel seemed very secure. There is a police station just up the street, but that seems to have little impact.

A 20 minute walk from the hotel, down Athina street takes you to the Acropolis through a very vibrant area.

Room Tip: Seventh floor has the strongest wifi signal - I walked around with my netbook checking out the floor...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

Glad we only stayed in Athens for two nights. We were warned by multiple taxi drivers that we should not walk around the hotel's neighboring streets after dark. One driver even pointed to the street adjacent to the hotel and said "many drugs over there." The hotel itself is average, our room just fit us three slim girls with luggage. This seems on par with other hotels in Europe that I've stayed in. On the plus side, the bathroom looked new and clean and we had a small balcony. If you choose to walk to the Plaka area, its only like 15 minutes (even in the daytime, we were nervous when we accidentally stumbled onto the side streets). The breakfast was almost a waste of time- yogurt, bread, cheese, olives, sad looking french toast. The reception desk was minimally helpful regarding alternative transit options during the strike. Overall, it did its job as a hotel but don't expect too much.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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36 hotel reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Overall, a good value.

Pros: Rooms were clean, with in-room safe. Basic breakfast (yogurt, fruit, breads, cold cuts, cheese, olives (!), and minimal hot food (French toast, sausages). 5 minute slightly uphill walk to Omonia metro. An additional 10 minutes to excellent National Archaeological Museum. Front desk can book tours (recommend all day cruise to Hydra, Poros, Aegina for 99 euro inc. lunch). Had room in the back, so no view to speak of, but quiet. In-room wifi worked well. There are also 2 computers / 1 printer in the lobby for guest use.

Cons: Shower was weird as it was mounted on the side wall, so pointed towards the floor (!) Area surrounding is not the best, but there were always people and traffic, so never felt unsafe, even returning at night. There are depressed (read: druggie) areas all over Athens (check out the very open drug area right next to the National Archaeological Museum!), so the Omonia area was not really a problem.

Omonia metro has lots of exits. Make sure to wander around until you find the Konstantinou exit. Otherwise, when you exit, take the street that has Hondos Department Store on the right and Zara to the left, walk downhill about 5 minutes, past the National Theatre (not widely used, so many ppl didn't know it as a landmark). Metro from airport is 8 euro and requires one change of train. If arriving during non-peak hours, it's doable. Otherwise, take the Express Bus to Syntagma and a cab from there (it's 1.5km) to avoid schlepping luggage through the metro.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

I rate this Hotel as very good as the Hotel itself is very good. We only stayed 1 night but we were immediately impressed with the Hotel. Our room was huge and well equipped and we instantly really liked it. The Hotel itself is fantastic, and its extremely unfair to the Hotel that its not in a nice area. Although it's location is handy as its close to the metro to get you easily to all the things you need to see in Athens, it seems all the peasants of society hang out in this area which makes it feel a bit dodgy. We didn't feel unsafe as such but we could tell we had hit the dodgy end of town and this opinion is shared by others we spoke to and overheard on the Metro.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Istanbul, Turkey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

During our stay, the staff were very helpful. It was very convenient in terms of location. the subway was withing walking distance and whatever you ask to the staff members, they are ready to give the information you are looking for. the balcony was good as well. The car park close to the hotel, called "silk oil" was also good because all the workers there were very friendly, too. The price for such a place was very reasonable as well.

Room Tip: the room is large and there is free internet access; the balcony offers an opportunity to get some f...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Rapids
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62 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

My travel agent booked this hotel with a transfer thru Delta travel. The transfer was not there. I saw a guy from same company and he called. They had no idea about me. I had a voucher. 2 hrs later. The hotel is in a area that I could see activity that is not in the best interest of tourist. I saw drug buying activity up the street from hotel. A lady had her purse ripped off. They sneak up from behind and grab. This place was close to a center with a lot of stores and rest and Metro. I used Metro to get to Acropolis and other areas. I was warned of pickpockets on Metro. I did not use during rush hour. Hotel offers free internet service as others have mentioned. The lady during the day was very helpful in offering suggestions to you. I had a inside room so no view.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 28 Agiou Konstandinou Str., Athens 10437, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi )
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Athens
#80 On the Beach Hotel in Athens
#80 Spa Hotel in Athens
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Pythagorion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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