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Novus City Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   23 Karolou St, Athens 104 37, Greece   |  
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Ranked #25 of 325 hotels in Athens
Falkirk, UK
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“Nice One”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The Novus City Hotel is modern, bright, clean, comfortable and friendly. Rooms are fairly spacious and attractive, with in our case, a good sized WC with walk-in (semi) power shower. Air-con worked but was a bit slow in getting the room temperature down to something reasonably comfortable. We were at the back on the 5th floor and had a wee bit of a view but also a wee bit of traffic noise from the corner of the square and street across the parking/garage area. Breakfasts are excellent both in terms of quality and range with only the synthetic fruit juice letting things down. The roof top pool and sunbathing area is lovely but small. The cafe-bar terrace has fantastic views of the Acropolis and other Athens landmarks. A bit pricey but I suppose you are paying for the setting and views.

The hotel is situated in a bit of a scruffy run-down area but we found some of the local bars and cafes with their varying Balkan nationality identities very friendly, interesting and atmospheric. Maybe best to steer clear of the Omonia Square area at night though. In any case the hotel is only 2 minutes walk away from Metaxourghio Metro station, so the delights of more central Athens are only 2 or 3 stops away.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Nuremberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Great little hotel, very accomidating. Location not too far from Old Town to walk. Pool and roof deck are beautiful but watch out for the prices, they are outrageous! The Staff are wonderful and will go above and beyond typical customer service standards.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I have now had the opportunity to stay at the Novus City Hotel in Athens twice. It is my new favorite hotel in Athens.

The hotel is located just a five minute walk from the nearest metro station (Metaxourghio on line 2--the red line). From there, one can easily travel anywhere in Athens. It is just two stops from Syntagma Square where one can take the X95 express bus to and from the airport.

The hotel itself has been renovated and modernized. It has a very hip, upscale feel to it right down to the music in the lift. The rooms are very clean, modern, and generously sized, especially by European standards.

When I stayed there for the second time in September, the manager at the front desk actually recognized me from my first stay in May. I had such a good experience on that trip that I didn't need to consider other hotels when planning my repeat visit.

I have never had time to try the breakfast, since I am always just passing through Athens on my way back to the US. I always seem to be rushing to get packed and get myself to the airport.

The rooftop pool and deck have an amazing view of Athens. I only wish the pool were open late at night.

I can recommend this hotel without any hesitation.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I travel often to Athens (just about once a month for 7-10 days), ever since I stayed at this hotel a year ago, I refuse to stay anywhere else in Athens. The service is really awesome, the hotel is spotless, the breakfast is unbelievable, the fresh fruit in the morning and homemade sweets are really good!!!! The location is excellent, walking distance to the metro, easy access to the national highway, walking distance to shops, bars, restaurants, (I highly recommend the roof garden restaurant, it has excellent food, the chicken kabob or the grilled vegetable dish is out of this world!!!). Can't say enough about this beautiful and clean boutique hotel.........

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Hotel was a lovely choice. Bright and colourful with a clean room.
Pool area upstairs had a fab view of the Acropolis.

Hotel is in walking distance of the metro station and for the hop-on hop-off bus stops.
Cab is about 3-5 euros to Monastiraki where there is bars, restaurants, shops & the flea market.

I have given 4 stars rather than 5 as I feel that during the day there wasn't a great service up at the pool. One of the receptionist said we could get towels up there, but we never got one and hardly anyone about to ask.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night as part of our trip camping/hotelling through the Balkans. The view at night of the Acropolis is incredible! We went to Poros for 4 days after staying here and they let us store our tent & electrics here free of charge, for us to pick up before we travel to the Airport home. Very worthy of its good reviews. #2backpackingbrits

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I visited Athens on August 1th 2013, on a business trip. To be honest, I expected more of the city. But the hotel was a great choice. Clean rooms, friendly staff, good food. And the view from the roof (there is also a pool and a bar) was spectacular. Would go there again...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 23 Karolou St, Athens 104 37, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #25 of 325 hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Novus City Hotel 4*
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