A for Athens is a genuinely friendly hotel with lovely, spacious room with an incredible view of the Acropolis. When the charming desk clerk assigned us a room on the first floor, we were concerned - generally preferring high floors - even when she told us it was the best room in the house. We learned later that the very popular club on the top floor can tie up the rather small elevator and is rather noisy. On the first floor, we had a comfortable room we could walk up to, a window with a simply spectacular view - well insulated as we heard no noise from the nearby square - a comfortable bed, free internet, a safe, and a decent sized and clean bathroom at a very reasonable price. The location is excellent with shops, the square, walking route to the Acropolis, metro and train all in the vicinity.
Within five minutes of our arrival, my wife and I bought an ice cream at the excellent stand on the corner and sat in the square looking at the acropolis. Moments after sitting down, my wife's purse was snatched with all of her money, id's, credit cards, new camera etc. After the panic, shock, and anger, we walked the few steps back to the hotel. They gave us the use of telephone and computer to make the necessary calls, were very helpful, gave us directions to the police so we could file a report, and were helpful and kind in every respect.
The next morning, we walked back across the street, took the train to port, and boarded the Seabourn Odyssey (on which we promptly forgot the theft and had a great time - but that is another review!)
- 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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