My family and I stayed at the Metropolitan Hotel for four days a week ago (April 2013). The Metropolitan is a great 4 star hotel, located at a reasonable distance from the city center of Athens in a neighborhood surrounded by businesses, schools, residential houses and apartments. The location is very agreeable and allows a glimpse to the way local Athenians work and live. Also, we were able to find at least five really good restaurants at a short walking distance to the hotel. This hotel cater mostly to businesses travelers, which was the primary purpose of our trip to Greece. Nevertheless, families are welcome and may experience a pleasant stay at the Metropolitan. We booked two connecting rooms as we were travelling with our children. The rooms were spacious, with new furnishings, always cleaned on time and adequately. This hotel has at least three restaurants. We mostly used the main restaurant for breakfast. Previous reviews on Trip Advisor and elsewhere indicated that the breakfast buffet was excellent. I personally do not agree with this-the buffet is okay but not in any way outstanding. Overall, this is a good hotel particularly if you are looking for a place to hold a conference or large business meeting. I would not necessarily choose this hotel if only travelling to Athens for pleasure and sightseeing. On a very positive note, this hotel has a bus service to the center of Athens (Syntagma Square) that runs every hour. My family and I did use the bus service a lot, which was really great -they were always on time and saved some of our expenses with taxis.
On a negative note, the hotel staff was not necessarily friendly -they were professional but really lacked the typical friendliness of the Greek people. This is my second trip to Athens and have experience more friendly hotel staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A city hotel, in front of the new Faliron Olympic coastal park very close to the city centre. Hotel offers daily complimentary shuttle service to town and back. Available in the vicinity one can find a variety of high street shops and restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Metropolitan Hotel Athens