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Hotel Tony
Ranked #47 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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“Huge Health Concern”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

HEALTH VIOLATION- The room/bathroom that we stayed in would have been considered a health violation in the US where I am from. Mold/ Mildew growing on the ceiling of the bathroom is a huge health risk especially for my kids who have allergies and asthma, and it was also just plain disgusting to feel so dirty even after you just took a shower. Of course, Tony tried to tell us it wasn't mold, but I am not stupid. You could smell the musty mold as soon as you walked in the bathroom, not to mention black spots all over the ceiling are clearly mold and once you take a shower you realize from the water dropping off the ceiling that the mold is there because the bathroom literally has zero ventilation built in. If you want ventilation, then you have to open this little window that allows people from the hall to look right into your bathroom. Not to mention, the bathroom is just dingy and gross and so small. There is no shower curtain and the shower is so miniscule that water goes everywhere.... it really is a terrible experience if this isn't what you are accustomed to. We chose to shower both of our kids in the public shower just outside our room because the bathroom wasn't worth the risk. Typically I would never use a public shower, but luckily we were the only ones on the floor and that public bathroom didn't have the mold and mildew that our bathroom had and it to be fair it was decently clean. Tony was a nice enough guy but unfortunately wasn't willing to work with us whatsoever to resolve our situation. He said there were none of the "nice new renovated rooms" available and that the only thing he could do for us was put our name on the list for a free room when we came back!! Ha, Tony is definitely a smart guy because he knew we were never coming back and that that offer would be worthless to us, and he absolutely refused to give us the free night on the spot considering the condition of our bathroom was unacceptable. Giving us our money back on one of the nights would have been reasonable and fair, but Tony refused. The other thing that I had a problem with was that the soap wasn't prepackaged which I found to be a bit concerning considering all hotels have wrapped soap so that you know it is new and fresh. And there was no elevator so we had to walk up three flights of stairs to get to our rooms. As far as the rest of the room, it wasn't luxurious but it wasn't terrible either. I personally still wouldn't stay their again in this particular room even if the bathroom wouldn't have been an issue because I want a little more comfort on my vacation. I can't speak of the nice new renovated rooms though. Let me just reiterate what other people have wrote that we didn't pay enough attention to before we booked this hotel. Make sure you know exactly which type of room (newly renovated or not?) you are getting before decide to take a chance on this hotel. The pictures on this sight are misleading because there is only one hidden picture of the bathroom we got in the very middle of the pack of pictures. You literally would have to look through every single picture to see it, because most of the pictures are of the nice new renovated rooms. Well, I hope this review saves at least a few families from being put in the same circumstance that we found ourselves in. Thankfully, we were only in this hotel two nights toward the end of our vacation, because it would have ruined our entire vacation had we only stayed in this one hotel. I will be posting my pictures of the mold/mildew so that I can do my absolute best of warning people of what they are paying for. Happy and safe travels to all.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

In a few words, Hotel Tony is the BEST !! Tony is very helpful and friendly and can make your stay in his hotel worth it. Tony provided me with a map and what places i should visit, he arranged me a taxi to the airport, he showed me in which restaurants i should eat (he will tell you how to reach there without street names, 2 blocks straight, turn left .... something like this).
I stayed in the new part of the hotel, very nice studios.
What is the best about this hotel is that it is close to all the nice places to visit, it is very close to the Acropolis ( 5 minutes walking ) and close to the new Acropolis Museum.

Room Tip: Rooms in the new part of the hotel are very nice.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed two nights at hotel Tony and were very happy. Tony very helpful in arranging taxi, giving advice on hwat to see, where to eat. Hotel is within walking distance of acopolis, plaka, Acropolis museum and the parliment buildings. We were in the new part of hotel rooms were comfortable and pretty quiet as the building is on a little used side street

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Hotel Tony is the real thing. A spotlessly clean, inexpensive, family run hotel in the heart of Athens – a home away from home. Tony is a hands-on owner, always willing to help a needy tourist. Whether it’s arranging a taxi to the airport, giving tips on local restaurants and merchants, or giving brusque but accurate directions by simply gesturing (without naming a street): “Three over that way, one down!” “That way! Keep going straight!” The hotel is in Koukaki district, a working class neighbourhood within walking distance of The Acropolis and most other attractions. Our spacious room was in the newer annex: balcony, kitchenette, and a comfortable bed. There is a wonderful bakery just down the street and many good inexpensive restaurants nearby. Tony recommended the Ambrosia and Pizzeria Romas – both excellent. For a special treat, make reservations at Strofi, an upscale restaurant where you can enjoy dinner on the roof overlooking The Acropolis.

Room Tip: It's not a big hotel. Reserve well in advance. Ask Tony to arrange taxi to and from the hotel.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were very happy with the 2nd floor room with kitchen facilities. Very clean and comfortable.Some newer fluffy towels would have been an extra plus.
The assistance we got from Tony was fantastic, and we were able to enjoy Athens at our own pace and found his friendly recommendations of great help, especially the museum café where it is free, and we enjoyed sitting looking at the acropolis, and then wandering through the antiquities at our leisure. The location was local, excellent and easy to get to everything we wanted to see. A small table put in the room at our request was a plus and we enjoyed our home from home and would happily recommend this to any traveller. Tony is the extra star on the hotel rating.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Stayed here in August 2013 with my girlfriend. The room was very clean and modern. The fridge and sink in the room was bonus. Loved the location right near the foot of the acropolis. The neighborhood felt very safe.

The hotel is less than a ten minute walk from a metro station which made it easy and cheap to get to the airport.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Stayed end of september in hotel tony. What a really brilliant gem of a hotel. Dont be worried about the outside look - its in a local neighbourhood but really lovely boutique rooms. They are not massive but the one we stayed in had a lovely balcony aircon and a rain shower. Beds we comfortable and the hotel seemed very quiet.

Tony really really want to make his place the best he can and is really helpful. We got there late and he arranged a taxi - he was on site to let us in - and recommended good eateries close.

The hotel has a brilliant location for the all the locations you want to view. We never used the metro as we could walk.

Excellent value for money and when we come again we will stay.

Thanks Tony -

Room Tip: Dont go budget - its a little more but worth it
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Tony
Address: 26 Zacharitsa | Koukaki, Athens 117 41, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
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Ranked #47 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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Number of rooms: 13
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