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Herodion Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4 Rovertou Galli Street, Athens 11742, Greece   |  
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Ranked #20 of 326 Hotels in Athens
London, United Kingdom
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“Athens break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The hotel is easy to find from the nearest Metro station. The rooms are on the small side but are clean and tidy. I booked an Acropolis room and so we benefitted from the lovely view and the early morning call from the local school! The breakfast was good with plenty of variety although I feel the cooked food and plates could be kept hotter. My wife and I had an evening meal at the hotel. The quality of the food was excellent and I would recommend anyone staying at the hotel to have a meal there.The drinks are on a par with local bars but the hotel was very quiet in the evening and I feel that they could reduce the prices a little to gain the custom of the residence.

Room Tip: Book an Acropolis view room. Bring your own kettle and tea or coffee for use in your room.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Katia T, Manager at Herodion Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for your lovely feedback regarding your recent stay with us.

We really like to ensure that our guests are comfortable and are able to benefit from a relaxing break with us and so I was delighted to read that you were happy with your Acropolis room and our breakfast and most of all the “excellent meal” you had at our winter garden restaurant.
We take into account your comment about the morning hot dishes and plates and we will pass it along to our staff . About the prices at the bar, having kept them constant for the past four years and compared to local prices at hotel bars, we constantly strive to be affordable, as you very well suggested to “to gain the custom of the residence” .
We always try, as a family business especially, to exceed our guest’s expectations of service and it is always satisfying to hear that these efforts are noticed.
I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed for five nights in February when the hotel was quiet. I can only reinforce all the good things that have been said by others about the hotel. We were there during the General Strike and the hotel staff went out of their way to help us get to Delphi when all our other options were cancelled because of the lack of transport. Wonderful location with the tour bus stopping virtually outside the door. Lovely breakfast. Would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Katia T, Manager at Herodion Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for your warm comments about your stay at the Herodion hotel.

We are delighted to read that you found the location “wonderful” and the home made breakfast “lovely”.

It is always so nice to read such complimentary comments about our staff as they aim to make every guests’ stay memorable. I am pleased that our front desk personnel was especially flexible and efficient on a difficult day. I will ensure that your kind words are passed onto them and that their service is duly recognised.

I do hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel soon.
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Attractive hotel in a fantastic location. Friendly staff, very clean, tasty breakfast. Rooms are simple, but totally adequate after a day of sightseeing.

Expect "a small charge" for any amenities including wi-fi time. Although, 5 Euro for 15 minutes of jacuzzi bubbles with a view of the Acropolis under the stars was absolutely worthwhile.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Katia T, Manager at Herodion Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
I would like to thank you personally for your kind recommendation to others and for sharing your lovely feedback following your stay with us. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the location and the experience from our jacuzzi under the Acropolis as well as the breakfast, the cleanliness and most importantly the friendliness of our staff.

As much-valued guests, your review is extremely important to us as it helps us to improve the services and facilities that we provide.
I look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you back to our wonderful city of Athens.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. For the price (which wasn't cheap) we thought the rooms were rather small. The pictures from the website are clearly taken in excellent circumstances which make everything seem a little bit better than it actually is. Also, you have to pay extra for use of the jacuzzi and for internet connection, which is too bad. However, the rooms are very nice and clean and get tidied up every day. The personnel is very friendly and will help you out when you want to plan a trip but don't know how to plan it. The food is delicious and not too expensive. The view from the roof terrace is amazing and so is the view from the (lovely) jacuzzi. The most amazing thing about this hotel is it's location. Quiet and safe, right next to a little magazine stand where you can get drinks and candy (cheaper than the mini bar), super close to the metro (which is very easy to use as well as convenient) and also close to many shops and of course: the acropolis! So we really enjoyed our stay. =)

Jade and Derian

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Katia T, Manager at Herodion Hotel, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
We thank you for your time to write about your stay and describe how well organised and clean were the rooms, the friedliness and knowledge of the personnel, the quality of the food, the “lovely jacuzzi” and the “amazing view” as well as the location as “the most amazing thing”.

We invite you as a family, should you return to Athens soon, to visit our website offers and packages, over the next seasons, where you will discover a lot of good values and free services.

We hope that we were able to assist in making your family trip special. Please stay in touch through Facebook and do not hesitate to contact us directly for the best available rates, next time so we can make your next stay more memorable.
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

I would go with the oft repeated Cliche - location, location, location...
for Herodion..
Positives - very close to Filipappos Hill, Acropolis Museum, Akropoli metro stop, Acropolis Hill, Adrianou street, Plaka, Hadrian's arch, Temple of Zeus
The breakfast spread is really good, all the western breakfast essentials- eggs, sausages, bacon, breads, juice, muesli, cornflakes..in addition Greek yoghurt with a variety of jams and honey, Greek style doughnuts ( loukamades), Greek cheeses, Greek pies and fruits. 
There are always at least 2 staff at the reception. They are very helpful with the maps and the way around, though a bit stuff upper lipped. 
The reception and lounge area is spacious and comfortable with good local books to browse through. 
The elevator which many reviews have said is small and slow and three people can be a squeeze. But given the hotel is of four floors, while coming down, the stairs are very convenient. 
The housekeeping staff is pretty efficient and do a good job of tidying up your room each day. 
The hotel staff give you a host of tours to choose from when you check in . The sounion tour of temple of Poseidon is good value at €43, though the return from the temple is at 5 pm which is half hour before sunset. 
Now to the room. 
If you ate staying right at the foot of the Acropolis, it makes sense to take a room with the acropolis view in off season, when the rates are discounted. If the rates are over 50% of the basic, then it's not worth it, as the common areas like the roof top lounge offer better views. The views from the Herodion are good and offers views of the south side of the Parthenon. The rooms are small and compact. The cupboards are small and storage space is minimal. The room is well lit and has adequate electric sockets. 
The bath is small with a bathtub and a shower faucet which is at a weird angle. 
The Internet wifi connection is a bit better than some of the other reviews.... Could be getting better basis the feedback. The connection signal is weak in the rooms and is better in the lobby. They have an antiquated system of user name and password for the connection. 
All in all, good deals can be had at off season, and is worth the few euros more for the grand breakfast and the other comforts of location

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Katia T, Manager at Herodion Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
It is great that you appreciated and emphasized on some of our positives that experienced travelers notice such as the constant presence of two knowledgeable receptionists plus an equally informed groom at our guests request anytime. We would like to inform you, nevertheless that we have two elevators, our main for 5 persons and a second one for three, our rich breakfast is always included in our offered rates and indeed we are constantly improve our internet connection. Please do not hesitate to check out our site our best available rates for your next stay in Athens.
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17 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here jan31 & feb 01 we had two rooms small rooms but very clean and the staff where very helpful! The breakfast was excellent and the front desk made suggestions for dinner locations that gave excellent results . We tried to stay again a week later and they where full referred us to a sister property near by.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Katia T, Manager at Herodion Hotel, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
It is great that you appreciated both our Hotels and took the time to write favorable reviews for them,during your trip to Athens.
We hope that we were able to assist in making your trip special and should you return to Athens we hope seeing you again at our premises.Please stay in touch through Facebook and do not hesitate to contact us directly next time so we can make your next stay even more enjoyable!
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The Herodion Hotel is a nice hotel that is in a great location. It is only minutes from many of the tourist sights in central Athens! The hotel staff are great, very friendly and helpful. The room (I stayed in room 202) is small and is need of upgrade.

They were doing some upgrades to half the rooms on the second floor during my stay. So they are working on that issue. I am sure in a year most of the rooms will have been renovated.

There is some noise that you will hear from the street if you stay on the front side of the hotel, as well as there is an elementary school at the rear of the school. So if you like to sleep in on a week days you might get woken up by the kids at recess. They are rather loud but recess only lasted for about 20-30 minutes in the morning.

The beds were moderately comfortable, and the flat screen TV was nice, although they only have about 12-15 channels to choose from (Greek, French, German, USA-CNBC, and UK-BBC World News).

The breakfast was good and plentiful. One suggestion, make it down for breakfast before 9:00am. There are many tour groups that stay at this hotel and after 9am you will find that some of the food items have run out.

The food from the dinning room is also very good. They have a daily Greek special all throughout the week featuring some of the best foods Greece has to offer. The dinning and bar area in the atrium is very nice and relaxing. The lounge is also very well decorated and comfortable for casual drinks, chats or just reading a book...maybe by the fire place during the winter months.

Over all this is a very good hotel. If you are looking for a nice place to stay just steps from the Acropolis Museum and minutes to other sights...then this is the place for you!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Katia T, Manager at Herodion Hotel, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you for your thorough analysis and the time spent to write it.
We are happy that you enjoyed the warmth of our lounges , the tasty meals and the breakfast quality, as well as the efficiency of our staff and convenience of our position in a beautiful residential neighborhood.
Thank you for mentioning the fact of our constant efforts for improvements, without disturbing our guests. In all 90 rooms of our hotel we have a modern wall to wall high quality
sound insulation system,double glazed windows, Cocomat beds, a renowned European ecological bed system, and more features that offer comfort and elegance.
The breakfast is until 10am and the restaurant staff refills the buffet until that time , we definitely consider your comment carefully and we will look into it further with our personnel, so this impression of yours will not be perceived again by our guests. Last but not least, we would like to point out that this is not a group hotel , given also the size of the building, indeed in some winter months we have for example some small size Greek History and archaeological university students with their professors that choose our premises for the home atmosphere and the proximity to the sights.
It is important to us,as a family business to offer to you, as a guest, the genuine Greek Hospitality you felt by our fireplace in a cold day of January in Athens...
Please contact us directly next time so we can make your next stay even more enjoyable!
We look forward to welcoming you again for your next visit to Athens and greed you personally.
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Address: 4 Rovertou Galli Street, Athens 11742, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#16 Family Hotel in Athens
#20 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#27 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Herodion Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centraly located the hotel is next to the Acropolis Museum and a few minutes walk to Acropolis and Plaka (The old Athens city).Comfirtable and clean rooms with modern facilities and professional service from multilingual staff. Our roof garden offers the best viw of the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum. ... more   less 
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