From a sociological perspective the neighbourhood is pure gold. Drug addicted immigrants and an edgy Kosovo meets Mogadishu "hood" offer real local flavor to international travelers. We liked it.
That said, the Archaelogical Museum is just a few blocks away and made for a very interesting and more cerebral afternoon.
The hotel itsel was a bargain. The Thai gig has a plutonium accor card which seems to offer preferential rates. On arrival we were given a modest upgrade to a room with a sofa, a feature that seemed a tad disappointing given the enthusiasm with which the news was delivered. Nevertheless it proved invaluable in the morning for sitting on whilst I put my shoes on. These Accor people really do think of everything.
The room was smallish, but it had a balcony and was ruthlessly lean and efficient in a kind of corporate way with just enough personality to keèp guests from thoughts of self harming.
Breakfast was a bit of a scrum, the food prepared by an accountant rather than a chef, I suspect. The alternative bar breakfast was better - fresh juice, choice of coffee, fruit and pastries sat at the bar.
The hotel staff are without exception friendly and very helpful. I liked that, no airs and graces just informal hospitality. That, the decent enough hard product and price made it an excellent choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For a family holiday or a business trip, the Novotel Athens is designed for natural living. This 4 star hotel in the centre of Athens is close to Omonia Square, Larissis station and the National Museum and features spacious, ergonomic rooms for your comfort and well being. Get down to business with internet access and meeting rooms. Relax in our modern, open plan bar and restaurant with well balanced Mediterranean cuisine or at the rooftop bar and restaurant beside the pool. Free onsite parking. FREE wi-fi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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