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Golden Sun Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   72 Dimarchou Angelou Metaxa Street & Kritis Square, Glyfada, Athens 16674, Greece   |  
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Ranked #4 of 19 hotels in Glyfada
Hampshire, UK
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“Excellent value - great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Strongly recommended. Location great for local bars, beaches and restaurants. Hotel service first rate and very friendly. Overall good value for money. Strongly recommended. Pool nice too. Aim for a room on quiet side, away from the team line!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very good nice hotel in the great location of Glyfada, a quite posh suburb of Athens. Lots of nice restaurants, coffe bars, tea rooms and very nice shops. A place where the Greeks come to relax away from the city, but the incredibly friendly and relaxed Greeks are very welcoming to tourists/foreign visitors. Location of hotel in Glyfada very good close to main centre with very short walk (less than 5 minutes) to get to closest restaurant and supermarket. Restaurants are catering for the what the Greeks like rather than tourists, so not so much Moussaka and Souvlaki around, but still very nice food.

The tram that runs just outside, and does cause a little noise in the room, takes you all the way into centre of Athens for 1.20 EU and takes around 45 minutes.

The hotel is in places a little tired (carpets on the 3rd floor), but is actually spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Double bed in our triple room a little on the small side (and quite hard!, but I find all beds hard). Very nice newly refurbished bathroom with a good shower. Fridge in the room, not very cold. Not much storage space for 3 people. Safe in one of the wardrobes. Fixed hairdrier in the bathroom. Nice little balcony with a couple of chairs and a table. Airconditioning.

After reading reviews here regarding the location of the rooms and the noise caused by the main road just outside, we asked for a quiet room away from the main road which they were very happy to accommodate. However it is worth being aware that if you are not facing the main road, you are facing the pool and the tramline! The trams ran from around 6 in the morning until midnight, and they did wake me up in the morning, but it wasn't a big problem even though I am a light sleeper.

Free wi-fi in the entire hotel (even worked by the pool) with quite good connection in our room and other areas of hotel.

Breakfast in the main dining room very nice with a reasonable selection. If you are interested in a huge breakfast you may find this a little sparse, but for me and my family's taste it was perfectly adequate. Tea, Coffe (I heard some getting hot choc by request), toast, croissants, pain au chocolate, preserves, cereals with fresh cold milk, small hot selection of eggs and some days sausages some days bacon, greek salad items, greek yogert and fresh fruit. Do you really need any more for breakfast?

Small pool area outside, very clean and nice, but probably no more than 15 or so sun loungers + tables and chairs. There was a poolbar but it wasn't open during our visit. Pool menu of standard greek lunch items, baguettes, club sandwich, omelettes, some pasta dishes + alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Staff absolutely fantastic, knowledgable and helpful throughout the entire hotel.

We had a really good stay and I would go back to this hotel again.

Room Tip: I don't think the rooms on the pool/tram side are any more quiet than the room facing the road.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Modern, clean , friendly hotel. Lovely pool and good breakfast. Well placed for tram into Athens 1.20 euro takes 45 mins and bus to airport x96 stops outside.
Staff very helpful suggesting restaurants for dinner in the evening and giving us map of Athens and marking places to see and where to stop for coffee and lunch etc.
Bedrooms recently refurbished with lovely modern bathrooms and very powerful shower and bath.
Spotlessly clean.
Would definately recommend if you want to stay outside Athens , glyfada a nice suburb with lots of restaurants and some fantastic shops. Also nice beaches so you can combine a city break with some beach time.
Only minor down point is there is some road noise , but we will definately return. Big thank you to young lady on reception and pool waitress who were especially helpful and friendly with ideas to make break fantastic with ideas off the tourist trail.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This hotel ticked all that I look for in a good hotel, spacious lobby, large rooms and friendly staff. The location is also excellent with the tram stop hardly 2 minutes away and the beach just across the main road. We were here for a wedding so didn't really venture out much but it was very close to a lovely shopping and restaurant/coffee area. The pool was great amidst palm trees and gave a great feel. The only issue was the number of people smoking by the pool but I guess it is common in that part of the world. The room was amazing, absolutely big.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This hotel was perfect for 2 nights visiting Athens. Tram is 5 minutes walk away, and about 45 minutes into Athens. The facilities in the hotel were fine - we enjoyed swimming in the pool as soon as we arrived. The breakfast was a good quality with plenty to choose from. Our room was great - very clean and roomy. Lovely shower-room, cleaned each day we were there. The staff on reception were very helpful - gave some great recommendations for eating out locally.

The hotel is near to beaches and good restaurants. The main road is a bit busy but also means there was a regular bus to the airport nearby, which suited us very well when we needed to leave.

Room Tip: We stayed on the side overlooking the pool, which provided a decent view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This hotel was a lovely warm family run concern with lovely home made Greek yogurt at breakfast and a gorgeous pool which our room overlooked. It was so good we extended our stay and the staff were warm smiling and friendly always. We were across from the beach and in the midst of really fun coffee shops shops and restaurants in Glyfada ..It was a very specie trip all round and i recommend this hotel highly for centrality comfort and just a lovely experience .

Room Tip: The rooms with the pool view are highly recommended..i was there in May 2012 and it was lovel
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I use this hotel on a regular basis for business trips from London. After a hot day traipsing around offices in Glyfada, where shipping interests are generally centred, its a a real pleasure to get back to a hotel which isn't hugely expensive, is family run and very friendly. The breakfasts are fine, the pool clean and neat and the rooms clean and well looked after with good a/c. Its not a Sheraton or a Four Seasons but isn't advertised as such, and perfect for me to be away from Athens centre where the tourists hold sway.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 72 Dimarchou Angelou Metaxa Street & Kritis Square, Glyfada, Athens 16674, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Glyfada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 hotels in Glyfada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Golden Sun Hotel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Glyfada, the capital of the southern Athenian suburbs, the Golden Sun is awaiting, a welcoming smile introducing that help is always at hand! Enjoy the comfort offered in our rooms as well as the magical effects of the cosmopolitan area where we are situated. Relax at the cool flowering garden enjoying a drink at the sparkling waters of the swimming pool. ... more   less 
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