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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 #72 of 326 Hotels in Athens
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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

I cannot fault the staff at this Hotel, they are simply amazing. We arrived in Athens after a few delays due to air traffic control strikes, which while we were in the air became a full blown strike and no public transport was operating in Athens. We were unable to get from city centre to out hotel, so after ringing the hotel they sent a private taxi to collect us.

The room was clean, and comfortable, with free wi-fi access, a definite plus these days.

The location of the hotel is pretty good, just a short walk from Omonia station, which is a pick up point for the city bus tours, which is also well worth doing. While we agree that Omonia is a more gritty area, we did not at any point of our stay feel unsafe walking back at night.

Overall a good little hotel in a beautiful city

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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  • 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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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

This was a great hotel. It had large, clean rooms and breakfast was a plus. It has a great location and is a good value for the dollar. I will stay here again on my next trip to Athens.

Room Tip: It is within walking distance to the metro with only one transfer to airport. Lots of good restaura...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

We have spent 3 nights at the Best Western Pythagorion and would highly recommend it.

The rooms were clean, the breakfast was good and fresh, the reception staff went out of their way to ensure we had an enjoyable stay.

Free wi-fi in the room worked perfectly.

The hotel is located a few blocks away from Omonia metro station not in the best area but we never felt in danger or in trouble.

Overall, great value of money- we would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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San Diego, CA, USA
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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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London, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
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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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6 hotel reviews
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 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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Address: 28 Agiou Konstandinou Str., Athens 10437, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Athens
#46 Family Hotel in Athens
#54 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Pythagorion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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