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“The 'wow' factor in Athens!” 5 of 5 stars
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Sweet Home Hotel
Patroou 5, | Plaka, Athens 10557, Greece (Plaka)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 53 Athens B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Athens, Greece
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“The 'wow' factor in Athens!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

At last an Athens hotel with the style and attention to detail that you would usually only find in Nafplion or our ski resorts. A nice muted palette throughout, neo-classical with retro touches, excellent decor. The best shower I have experienced in Greece without exception (waterfall and handheld, large cubicle), Apvita luxury amenities, over 25 channels on the tv, superb beds. My street front room had an ample balcony, clever insect screens on the doors and at night was absolutely silent..a quiet street and very good soundproofing. I have stayed at or visited friends in many hotels in central Athens and rate this one the best currently available for location (for tourists), comfort, service and value. If I was offered this hotel or the supposedly 5 star St George Lycabettus, even if they were the same rate I would chose the Sweet Home Hotel first; this little gem is less than half the price though! Manager is exceptionally helpful and switched on too. Book now, this one will be full all year round.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

A brand new hotel, family run & only been open 2 weeks. Huge renovation of what was a very basic cheap place before, now it has style, comfort & extremely friendly & attentive service.
The rooms vary, some have balconies, others don't, a few have a view of the Acropolis, some interconnecting to make family accommodation.
Large & very comfortable beds, good size bathrooms, some big, great shower fittings, all are cubcles with doors, classy toiletries & a couple of firsts for me, there are flannels/facecloths/washcloths provided (depends on your nationality what you call them!) & the bath towels are the large size, not the small ones you usually get that only go round the skinny people!
There is also a hairdryer, minibar, safe & tv, & internet access for free. The place has character, with many of the old features still retained such as some doors, the staircase etc, but also a brand new lift installed of a good size.
Breakfast was dangerous (to me), already a good selection of a couple of hot items, cereals, fruit, yogurt, cake, eggs, bread, cheese, ham etc, then a large bowl of loukamades was brought out, that's my diet done for while I stay here! In the small reception/bar area there are also sweets & chocolates around, so tempting :) As the title says, I'm very impressed with the care & attention to detail that has been used here, a very worthy contender for a central stay.
Below & opposite are 2 traditional tavernas, both fine to eat at, or stop for a drink before returning to your room.
It's a rare thing to give a 5 to everything, but I felt I had to, I haven't found anything to fault at all. Also unusual for me to write the review while still in residence, but have had a few people enquire where I was staying, so I thought I'd let you all know!
I will add some photos soon to this review.

Room Tip: All rooms seem good, the cheaper ones tend to be smaller & no balcony, but only seem small becau...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Patroou 5, | Plaka, Athens 10557, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Plaka
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
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