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“Reasonably good, budget hotel before or after a ferry” 3 of 5 stars
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Faros II Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   117 Kolokotroni, Piraeus 18536, Greece   |  
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Ranked #16 of 27 hotels in Piraeus
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“Reasonably good, budget hotel before or after a ferry”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

With an early morning ferry the next day, we stayed one night in Faros II in Piraeus. Faros II, located just a block and a half from Faros I, is a small, budget hotel just two blocks from the ferry strip although depending on which ferry gate, it is close or up to a 15 minute walk. It is at the far end of the ferry area from the Metro station. It is close to a decent taverna and plenty of stores on the ferry strip.

The lobby and common facilities are good. There is one computer in the common area with internet access. The studio room we shared contained four single beds, arranged in pairs against different walls, with the L-shape of the room providing a slight feeling of separation. There are two air conditioners, one above each pair of beds, a closet, desk, a few nightstands, and refrigerator. One small bathroom. The room is fairly no-frills, dormitory style, with limited but reasonable amount of space. Reception was open 24/7 and were helpful the few times we asked.

Faros II met our needs as a budget pit stop from the airport to the ferry.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

Is 15 minutes walking from the Port and if you pay a taxi from there, it's around 8€. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. Don't forget to ask the A/C remote control in the front desk.
This hotel is a good choice when you arrive late at night from the Greek islands and for the price is a very good option.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2010

We stayed one night, arriving Pireus in a strike-day. Our only problem was the mosqitoes, and a bit of a street noise. We had to sleep with open terrace-door because of non-funtion AC. (Nobody told us that the thermostate was a fake, and that we had to get a remote-control in the reception). Apart from that, the hotel is a short walk from the harbour, just leave through gate 10, walk across the main street, three streets straight ahead, and you find it 50m to the right. Another short walk to the yacht-harbour with a lot of nice restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2009

We stayed at Faros 2 for two nights (September 12th and 13th). We paid 50 euros per night. The rooms are very clean and surprisingly large. For Europe we were actually shocked how big they were. The room had extra sitting area with pullout sofa. We also had a large balcony. The shower is very decent, nothing spectacular but clean. We were really happy to see the glass doors in the stand up shower. Most of the time in Greece the shower is just a part of the bathroom with no curtain at all. The AC worked excellent and not too loud. If you need internet connection, just ask at the reception and they will give you free modem to use in your room. The double bed is two twin beds put together. But it should be expected in Greece. The hotel offer a large breakfast for 6 euros which is enough to split with another person. It includes cereal, cold cuts, some vegetables, bread with different spreads, croissant, tea/coffee.jouce. The hotel is in the third street parallel to the port of Pereus, so you could walk to it. The taxi to the center of Athens (Monasteraki) is only 11 euros, which was surprisingly cheap. We didn't even bother with municipal transport, only to go to the airport where you can take bus x96 from the port. Overall, would stay at Faros again.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

I did not eventually stay at the hotel. I made a booking at the hotel for one nuight but my flight was delyed by several hours, so I no longer needed the room. Although according the cancellation policy I was supposed to pay one night fare, the hotel management understood the situation and did not charge me at all. I really appreciate their attitude and will definitely stay there if I ever need to stay in Piraeus.

  • Stayed August 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

Only thing this hotel is recommended for is a place to sleep overnight before catching a morning ferry. Front desk was staffed by someone who could not make any recommendations for where to eat ("I don't know, I don't eat at restaurants.") or how to find out which ferry terminal we needed. Rooms cramped and very very basic. Hard beds and scratchy linens. No ambiance whatsoever. Generally clean. A utilitarian convenience hotel.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 117 Kolokotroni, Piraeus 18536, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Piraeus Region > Piraeus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #16 of 27 hotels in Piraeus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Faros II Hotel 2*
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Also Known As:
Faros Ii Piraeus
Hotel Faros Ii

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