Having read other's reports, we liked the location but asked for a quiet room not fronting Monastiraki Square as we value our sleep. On arrival we were given a room on the 3rd floor facing a side street, and we did not have any noise issues bar one noisy garbage truck early one morning.
The room was more than we had expected - it was very stylish, modern, clean, large and comfortable with a great bathroom and shower. The bed was also extremely comfortable. The room was airconditioned which was a blessing with day temps above 35 degC (just make sure the window is closed as opening it switches off the aircon).
Wi-Fi was also provided and worked fine in our room, no issues.
A comment about the lifts. There were 2 in operation, one 3 person lift to the 6th floor that as others have noted did get busy at night (but guests had priority), and a 2 person lift that went to the 5th floor and serviced the rooms we were in on the quiet side. This lift was tiny (2 people or 1 person with bags) but it was almost always available and it felt like our private lift for whenever we needed it.
We had breakfast each morning on level 6 and enjoyed the wonderful view of the Acropolis. It was usually quiet and the self serve breakfast was not large but it was more than enough for our needs.
Lastly, the front desk was staffed 24/7 and we found all of the staff very helpful and friendly. We asked for their help many times, and they were always able to assist with good advice and directions.
Athens was hot and messy and often dirty, but we loved the people and the experience and would happily go back to A for Athens on our next visit.
- 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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