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“contemporary modern hotel, great location”
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A for Athens
Ranked #3 of 75 Athens B&B and Inns
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Cairo, Egypt
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“contemporary modern hotel, great location”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

What really impressed me was its modernism in the furniture of the rooms as well as the centralised location...it's situated at Monastiraki square, and just across from it is Athens Flea Market which a very interesting shopping experience with many shops & souvenir outlets with prices cheaper than the Acropolis area...also, there's an awesome Ice Cream and desserts shop at the foot of the hotel building called Matonnella which is a must-try...also,many cafes,taverns & restaurants are 5minute walk...some are overlooking the acropolis while others overlook the national garden...the roof where the breakfast is served, overlooks the Acropolis...it might be a little noisy at night but not so sure...
PS: Elevator is VERY small...barely takes 2 people

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

Excellent location on the main square. 10-15 minutes walk to all the sights. Right next to the metro with direct lines to the airpo rt and the port. Plenty of restaurant options around.

The hotel is new with comfortable and modern furnished rooms. The rooftop bar where breakfast is also served has great views of Acropolis.

Only negatives for us were that we got a room in the back on the first floor that was dark. The bathroom was leaking water somewhere and the elevators were tiny. But we didn't mind too much as overall we thought the hotel was great value for rooms and location

  • Stayed September 2011
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

This is a new hote with best view in front of a busy square looking at acropolis. They have a roof terrace where they serve bfast and the view is fantastic. Tey are opened at night as a bar and there is a huge crowd, like 500+ ppl during weekend nights. We enjoyed our stay a lot. Got an upgrade to a room in the back so we could be away from the noise. Room is huge in Europe standard and we are very happy about it. Owner is very nice and helpful! Would come back and highly recommend.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

If you want hands down the best view in Assents: is it. Get a view room you wont-forget it. Modern hotel. Perfect location. We had a room the first night. on fifth floor. Huge balcony however there is a bar on the roof above you and you can hear every,footstep we moved to 4th floor next night. Perfect. Very helpful staff. I do think they will need to decide if they want to be a hotel or a bar. Would always stay here if in Athens.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We were set to stay at A for Athens at the start of our trip for one night only before heading to the islands the next day. As it turned out, we never really got to stay because we had to leave on a flight a day later (thanks to the awful Delta!) When we called the hotel to advise, in hopes of canceling, it was less than a day's notice and understandably, we would be charged. However, the hotel graciously held our room and extended check out to 4PM free of charge! Though we didnt get to stay overnight, we had a place to freshen up, shower, relax, and leave our luggage in Athens after arriving before we headed to our evening ferry. The A for Athens helped to turn a really frustrating start to our vacation into a pleasant one!

The hotel is located in the central spot in Monastiraki, with wonderful Acropolis views. The acropolis view rooms are very modern, clean, and the balcony and large windows are wonderful. The bed is also quite plush! The top floor bar is very nice as well with stunning views!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in September. It was a great expience. The best view in Athens, 10 steps away from the metro and from the old city, walking distance to Acropolis. Book a room with Acropolis view and have a drink at the rooftop bar (even if you decide not to stay at this hotel). Note: rooms on the 5th floor have balconies and are very nice, however it is very loud (the bar is on the 6th floor). So consider asking for a room a on a lower floor.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

Have just stayed at this fantastic hotel in the centre of Athens.The view we had of the Acropolis was fabulous.The room we stayed in was very clean and the shower was so exhilarating.The Metro station was right opposite the hotel thus making ideal for the airport and getting around Athens.The one downside was that the lift only took three persons maximum so it was usually a long wait to get to the sixth floor where breakfast was served.

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Property: A for Athens
Address: 2 - 4 Miaouli, Athens 105 54, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Psirri / Gazi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — A for Athens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are proud to give an A to the best of Athens. A for Athens is the new city design hotel in Athens. Located just across the Acropolis and above Monastiraki Square, A for Athens offers a truly unique viewing experience to the city’s most famous monument. The hotel is next to Monastiraki station, which serves for easy transportation to and from the Airport and Piraeus Port and sets all the city’s excitements in walking distance. ... more   less 
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