Central Hotel in the Plaka area has a great location. We walked everywhere we went during our stay in Athens. Shopping, dining, sightseeing – this area has it all.
The hotel itself is nothing fancy. We were in a partial Acropolis view and it was really quite a nice view. But in the end, how much time do you honestly spend looking out a window in your hotel room? The Acropolis view side of the hotel faces a school and it does get fairly noisy around 08:30, but when we didn’t have anything planned in the morning, we were able to sleep through it.
We had a queen sized bed which was quite firm, but we slept well in it. There wasn’t much space to maneuver in the room once you put 2 suitcases in it though. The mini fridge was nice as we were able to put some leftover pizza in it from Mystic Pizza (see my separate review on that – a real gem!). The bathroom was clean and served our purposes fine. The internet also worked very well throughout the entire hotel and we had no difficulties getting connected.
Breakfast though – breakfast was…well, it was just bad. It is our favorite meal of the day so it was very disappointing to see how poor it was. There was some stale bread for toasting, some fresh bread to make sandwiches out of (not really my thing for breakfast), some cheese and cold meat, sugary cereal, rotten fruit, scrambled eggs with cheese that were like rubber and tasted the same, hard-boiled eggs that were cold and so overdone almost the entire yolk was grey, cold sausages that tasted worse than the eggs, and yoghurt. The yoghurt was actually my saving grace as you could put some walnuts and a couple of dried fruits on it, which tided me over until lunch. It was the exact same, all 4 days, in terms of quality and what was offered. A tip – go early as things aren’t quite as cold, just warm. You can also take the hot water for tea and put your hard-boiled eggs in them for 5-10 minutes to heat them up.
Would we stay there again? Probably not, but that’s not because we didn’t have an OK room and a comfortable stay. I think for the same price you could probably find something a bit nicer.
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Thank you for your review on our hotel. We are happy that you found our location helpful and you had the opportunity to visit Athens and most of its well-known points of interest easily. We have been making changes to improve our breakfast buffet selection in terms of product variety and good quality so that is why we have included different types of bread and cereals, croissants, strudels, cookies, cakes, cheeses, cold cuts and sausages, eggs, mushrooms, fresh and drained fruits and of course some typical Greek breakfast products like yogurt (full fat and light), feta and anthotiro (ricotta type creamy cheese) cheeses, spoon sweets and rizogalo (rice pudding). We are really sorry that in your case things didn’t represent our intentions so we will make sure that more effort will be given in this area.
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