This hotel is located in the Omonia neighborhood of Greece, which if you have done any research on the area know by now it is not great. But this hotel is a little gem in the middle of the chaos of the area. The neighborhood itself is a rough area- shady characters and scenes if you are by yourself walking around but in a group it is acceptable. We had 8 of us and we felt safe enough.
The hotel is chic. It is clean and modern with nice touches I haven't seen before in a hotel with such an affordable price. The room was relatively quiet which relieved me after we stayed in another hotel the week before which was unbelievably loud! We had a balcony on our room and besides the occasional really loud truck, it gave us a peaceful nights sleep. Also, unlike most hotels we stayed in while traveling in Greece, the beds were super soft and comfortable. It was like heaven after a week of sleeping on rocks! The room had tons of light which I love and the AC worked wonderfully. The bathroom was nice a sleek but odd because there wasn't really anywhere to hang your towels or place your toiletries. But all in all nice. They also served a breakfast which was pretty decent and the front desk staff was very helpful and even gave us a map to help us find what we were looking for.
My only complaint and the complaint of everyone in our group is outside the windows are neon lights which provide a nice look for the outside but makes it pretty bright in our room at night! There are shutters you can close but they don't block out all the light. We were able to make ours bearable but our friends who did not have a balcony had a hard time sleeping with it (the light on ours was on the ground and theirs was at eye level when sleeping).
If this hotel wasn't in Omonia, it might have gotten 5 stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chic is the new boutique hotel of Athens, accommodated in a classical 19th century building, combining the atmosphere of the period with the technology of the 21st century. The building has been renovated completely and turned into a modern hotel unit that stands on a very privileged spot in Pireos Street.This beautiful boutique hotel located in the center of Athens allocates rooms that offer a perfect companion of functionality, comfort and modern design characteristics. ... more less
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