Upon arrival, the front desk came out to help us unload our luggage from the taxi, which was a very nice gesture. The check-in process was simple and adequate, although I didn’t feel the warmth from the staff like others did. It could simply be the timing (we arrived at around 10:30pm) or the fact that we were greeted much warmly earlier at the Greek isles. Our first room was located on the 2nd floor with 3 twin beds, with not very clean looking sheets and very dim lighting. We called to request for a room change as there were only 2 of us and we do not need a 3rd bed to take up all the tiny spaces in the room. The front desk RELUCTANTLY honored our request and told us there was only one other room available. I am not sure how true it was but the 2nd room was 100% better than the first one.
Breakfast: like everyone stated, was fantastic, it has everything from boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, ham, cereal, coffee, juice, tea, fruits, cookies, to even desserts.
WIFI: I am not sure if it is a common issue throughout Greece but we couldn’t get ANY wifi signals in our room. I had to step out of my room and sit on the hallway whenever I need to use to WIFI. We complained to the hotel but they said it is probably jammed up by the overloading usage, well you know what, it is time for an upgrade! We live in a digital era so there is no excuses that my iphone 5 cannot even locate the network name when I am in my room.
Location: Great, although it is a bit hard to find by the cabs, so just have them drop you off at the Acropolis metro if they can’t locate the hotel on GPS (we had enough share of frustration from the cabs in Athens). The Acropolis museum is about 7-10 mins walk and there are bunch of cafes near the hotel (right by the acropolis metro).
TIPS: Take the express bus to Cape Sounion for 6.30 Euro each way instead of paying over 40 euro for a tour. The bus station is about 5 mins walk from the hotel on the main avenues..stop by the information center across from the acropolis museum to obtain more information. I also obtained a lot of useful information from the Backpack hostel next to the hotel as the lady at the front desk there was so much nicer and helpful than our hotel. I might consider staying at the hostel the next time I visit Athens.
- Also Known As:
- Airotel Parthenon Hotel
- Airotel Parthenon Athens
- Airotel Parthenon Hotel Athens
- Parthenon Hotel Athens
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Six-Story Hotel situated in central location; across from the Plaka district/Old City; ten minute walk from the Acropolis. ... more less
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