No one knows how to welcome a frequent traveller like Dorina, the manager of the comfortable Hotel Hermes in Plaka, central Athens. Her smile is enough. But she adds so many little touches to her welcome. It truly is like coming home when I walk through the doors of the Hermes.
Margarita and Stelios behind the reception desk are like old friends. Not just to me, but to every guest who enters. I know. I have watched them in action. They don't just order taxis or help tourists locate sites on the city map; they advise on tavernas, nice walks, museum opening hours, and all the other things that add to a quality visit. And I have to say that, having stayed at the friendly Hermes many, many times, both Margarita and Stelios, and also Dorina, truly have become good friends. Stelios also bakes rather wonderful cakes, and if I am lucky, he will share them with me!
Breakfast is always a treat here. Eleni and her friendly co-workers on the mezzanine insure that the cheese pastries are light and fluffy, the eggs just so, and all the other treats, from yoghurt and honey to salads and toast, are just right. The only thing I would improve is the coffee! Yet, all one has to do is ask, and the kitchen staff will make a perfect Ellinikos Sketos!
The rooms are most comfortable. Firm beds, great showers, fine TV reception with BBC and CNN for those who wish it, along with news in most major European languages. And also a secure safety deposit box in each room.
I always look forward to coming home to the Hermes! I think you will, too!
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After so long time I take this moment of peace to tell you, how happy we all are to see you every time in our hotel.
Your comments are mostly appreciated and I have ensured that your kind words have passed onto our staff and that their service is duly recognized.
I do hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel soon.
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