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“Very trendy hotel in a central location” 5 of 5 stars
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Fresh Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   26 Sofokleous & Kleistenous Street, Athens 10552, Greece   |  
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Ranked #26 of 326 Hotels in Athens
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very trendy hotel in a central location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2010

I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel.
All the staff I met were friendly and incredibly helpful. They spoke very good English.
The room was small but comfortable, with modern facilities. The bathroom didn't have a bath but had a very good shower. The entire hotel felt clean, and as the name suggests -'fresh'. There were no tea or coffee facilities in the room, but there was a minibar. There was also a flat screen TV with a wide choice of international channels.
The fitness centre had a sauna, steam room, showers and some workout equipment. None of the workout equipment worked apart from the exercise bikes, which was a shame. This is my only complaint about the hotel.
The hotel is located in a market area, a few minutes walk from the subway, and within walking distance of the major tourist attractions in central Athens.
The area around the hotel felt generally safe, although there was obvious drug dealing going on a few streets away. A little common sense about where you go and you'll be fine.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2009

The good: Location (walking distance to most of places of interests). Looks real fresh like an IKEA showroom to a certain extent, LOL. Helpful staff. Good rooftop view. Rooftop bar. Free unlimited internet in the "business centre". Good toiletries

The not-so-good: Location (may appear dodgy to most people but safe as long as you're streetsmart, even late at night). Noise from either the rooftop bar or noisy neighbours in the hotel itself. WIFI internet in the room is not free (Euro10 for 24 hours). No coffee/tea maker and no iron/ironing board in the room. Have to use the laundry service for ironing (they cited safety issue)

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2009

The hotel is good. The first night the AC was not working but they fix it and upgrade us to a SUITE so can't complaint. The rooftop it's cool with a view of the Parthenon and u can relax and enjoy the sun

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2009

Nice modern hotel in the center of Athens. Very close from La Plaka.

Stayed July 2008, traveled solo
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Wingham ON CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2009

We enjoyed our stay at the Fresh as the staff were very helpful. Our room was clean and the service was great. We were within walking distance ( we are walkers ) of most main attractions. Have a heads up when leaving the hotel and if you are out late that you do not get into a bad area - ask staff - they will tell you. Breakfast was above average. The staff was what really made a difference

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2009

The website, with photos of the high-style interior and loungey music convey visions of svelte creatures lounging around cat-like in the public space and on the roof-top pool deck. There were some, too many to comfortably fit by the pool even, but inexpensive + pool = families, so they had to make do with the splashing and squealing of about a dozen little kids. (I am all for kids having fun, but I like to be warned in advance so I can choose to go somewhere more quiet, and the parents seemed too concerned with their own appearance to bother with something so boring as child-rearing.) The Acropolis view wasn't at all what it's cracked up to be ; you can do much better in Plaka (see my review of the Hotel Central) with a more central location, and not have to deal with the gritty neighborhood around the fresh. I don't think it's dangerous, but it's far from pleasant. The rooms were nice and stylish. No views to speak of, but big bathrooms and Korres bath products were a bonus. The staff were friendly and other reviews' raves about the the breakfast were well founded. Dinner and late-night cocktails on the roof are fun... if you can find a spot! Overall, ok for the price, which really isn't bad, and some of my best friends swear by this place. Not for me though.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2009

My husband and I stayed here in May 2009 for a long weekend. It was a little gem of a hotel and we booked it after reading the reviews on trip advisor. I agree with some other people's comments that the roof top bar is noisy and the walls are a little thin but overall we would recommend this hotel and stay here again. The room was clean, the bed comfortable. The sheets and pillows were modern and nice. The bathroom spotless with lovely organic products. The staff were helpful and friendly. The location is fabulous, yes there are some seedy spots located nearby buf it you stick to the main drag the location is within wallking distance to the main areas of town. We walked everywhere in Athens - no taxis or public transport at all. We didn't bother with breakfast at the hotel preferring coffee and pastries at nearby cafes - delish! Athens is such a fabulous city, lots of people have bad things to say but we genuinely loved it and had a great time.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 26 Sofokleous & Kleistenous Street, Athens 10552, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#19 Business Hotel in Athens
#26 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#31 Family Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fresh Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downtown in the heart of Athens, Fresh Hotel is a stylish, urban resort, with unconventional atmosphere, cool and thoughtful service. With simple lines and vivid colors in a minimalist, sleekly designed sanctuary, the Hotel surrounds guests in absolute calm. The joy of life takes on a new meaning in Fresh Hotel. The Fresh Hotel is located right in the heart of Athens, next to the beautiful Town hall, and only a few minutes walk from Syntagma Square and the old market place. ... more   less 
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