We stayed for 5 nights over the Easter period and were so pleased with our choice of hotel. Primarily, for the location. Plaka, with its choice of restaurants, was less than a ten minute walk away; the Parthenon (well, the base of the Acropolis), was around 15 minutes.
The hotel was quiet and the rooms were very clean. Some people might have considered our room to be a little small, but we were happy with it (there was room for a double bed, a side couch, desk and wardrobe, but we didn't have a balcony; the en suite was a bath with an over-shower).
Breakfast was good, with a range of cold foods and some hot. Very good tea and coffee (warm milk available) and one of the best toasters we've used in a hotel.
The lounge area downstairs was quite spacious, with Internet access via a computer and wi-fi also available (although the latter could be a little intermittent). "He" was particularly delighted that the flat screen in the lounge was showing an English football match when we returned one night! Other reviews have mentioned the rooftop terrace at their sister hotel, Plaka, (there's no view of the Acropolis from Hermes, but it's a pleasant enough little terrace) and we visited one evening to view the sun set over the Acropolis. It was a rubbish sunset, but it really was a great view of the Acropolis and other parts of the city - and we had a nice glass of wine!
Lastly, but not least, we must mention the personal touch of the staff, especially the manager, Dorina, who stopped by every morning at breakfast to check if everything was okay and if we needed any information on Athens. Her advice was very useful - and she didn't try to sell us anything. We really appreciated the time she spent with us, which we found very helpful. We would certainly stay at the Hermes Hotel again if we came back to Athens.
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Thank you for your kind comments on our property. As our main goal is to offer to our guests high quality facilities and services, it is great to read that you were satisfied with your stay. Thank you for mentioning the rich buffet breakfast, the great location as well as spacious lobby of the hotel. Kind regards
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