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“Good location, amazing views”
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A for Athens
Ranked #3 of 72 Athens B&B and Inns
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Patras, Greece
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“Good location, amazing views”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

This is a small hotel in Monastiraki Square, really in the heart of Athens. I had a one night stay recently. The reception area is very small, but check-in was fast. There is only a small elevator with a maximum capacity of 3 people, so you must wait for several minutes to go upstair. Nevertheless, my room was large enough, simply decorated, facing directly in Acropolis. Really, an amazing view, especially in the evening and night! The bathroom was small in size, equipped with the very basic amenities. Breakfast room and bar was on the roof top (6th floor), with a terrible view on Monastiraki square and Acropolis. Breakfast was very good, much better than one could expect from a hotel of its category. In the evenings, this room serves as a bar, suitable to take a coffee or drink, watching the Acropolis in front of you. The staff was helpful and polite.
In conclusion, this small hotel is a very good option if you must stay in the city center, offering good guest rooms, amazing views, and polite service.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

A wonderful hotel with great location. It is a bit noisy in the evenings, but only as a result of it's awesome location. We paid the extra $10 for the "Double Room with Acropolis View" and would recommend others to do the same. The view is stunning and worth the small extra change.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

The best view of the Acropolis if you get the big window room, but at least at the first floor, the noise from the street was enough not to let me sleep as good as i would expect. Very modern room (too modern for my taste to make it a bit cold) but it was a plus the bathroom that also had the Acropolis view. Breakfast on the 6th floor just perfect

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Apart from everything - nice breakfast, clean and spacious - it's the View and location - just perfect. We were on the 2nd floor bedroom overlookig the square - and the Acropolis. And at night...with the Acropolis lit up, sitting right there, outside my window. I could have (and practically did the first night) stayed up all night gazing at the beee-uuu-tiful scene.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the Acropolis. It'll be a little costlier - but well worth it
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

This was a little boutique hotel we found via Booking.com and we were thrilled. Views to the Acropolis from bedroom window, easy walking distance to everything we wanted to see. Great rooftop bar for late afternoon drinks and a snack where hotel guests get preference. I must admit though, when the cab driver dropped us off we thought we were in the wrong place. Tiny little alley that was covered in graffiti but there was our little paradise two doors down. We had a great night there and would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Views, location, and a nicely appointed and spotlessly clean room. We had a magnificent view, even from the window in our bathroom! Staff was very helpful and engaging. Breakfast was very good on the rooftop while gazing at the acropolis. Only issue is the small elevator shared by the crowds of young people headed for the rooftop bar. If you have mobility issues or can't do the oddly shaped stairs in a pinch, this might not be for you.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

The large windows in my room revealed a spectacular view of a plaza and the Acropolis! Windows open 2 ways allowing for fresh air altho' it was unusually hot and humid while I was there so the very efficient air conditioning was a great relief!

The host at the desk is very helpful and speaks very good english!! He tried to explain the politics there as there was a mini strike while we were there and a full strike the day after we left. He also helped with the internet, there are 2 modern machines for use in the lobby and free internet in the B & B.

The rooms have beautiful lighting including a very unique night light. Shower is first class with hand held and rain style shower heads. Bring a washcloth if you want one, most places in Europe do not provide them.

The beds are very comfortable as are the pillows, a must for me.

We checked in early and we offered breakfast as we waited for our rooms. The breakfast room, on the 6th floor has the same incredible view and is full of locals and visitors at night when it serves light food to the young night lifers with a full bar! That creates a bit of a problem as there is a small elevator that hold 3 people and there is generally a line. Guest are supposed to get priority and the desk attendant helps but it is a bit uncomfortable.

With that in mind a room on the 3rd floor worked well 3 flights up for breakfast and 3 down to go out!

It is a bit noisy with the location on a main street and a plaza across the street but I slept well with the curtains closed once I was able to give up the view!

At 141 euro a night it is a steal if only for the view! That includes a very nice breakfast with fresh fruit, lovely Greek yogurt, dried fruits and nuts, cheeses, ham, turkey, salami, olives, croissants bot plain and filled, squares of omlette , bacon sweet cake with honey, coffee, cereal. The only think I did not like were the juices.

Doubt I will be back in Athens after 2 trips there but I would stay at A for Athens if I do go.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a room with a view! And book ahead!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Property: A for Athens
Address: 2 - 4 Miaouli, Athens 105 54, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Psirri / Gazi
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #3 of 72 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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