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“Couple of nights in Athens”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Herodion Hotel

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Herodion Hotel
Ranked #16 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Couple of nights in Athens”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

The Herodion appeared to be one of the better hotels in Athens for the price and we wern't disappointed. Arriving fairly late we struggled to find a parking space close and after half an hour of searching found a spot 15 min walk away. Apart from that the location is really good. Very close to all the big historic attractions and a wide selection of bars and cafes.

We found all the staff very pleasant to deal with and always got a hello and thank you. Rooms are clean and quiet so no issues there. The roof to bar serves up some lovely Greek cuisine and one of the better meals we had during our stay.

The only issue I had was the additional charges for standard hotel facilities. There was a 5 euro charge per person to use the jacuzzi and another 5 for a bit of Internet. If these were free for guests I would have rated higher.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

the hotel was so conveniently located that gave us a lot of time and flexibility to explore the acropolis area and plaka even very early morning and late at night.

we had a room with a balcony and a view of the acropolis which is awesome! the roof garden and jacuzzi are also amazing! love it!

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Katia T, Manager at Herodion Hotel, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for kindest note and sharing your experience at the Herodion hotel with the TripAdvisor community. We absolutely appreciate your warmest comments about our personnel. We look forward to your return visit to Athens.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

I chose this hotel based on its great reviews on TripAdvisor and wasn't disappointed. The best part about this hotel is its location - Makrygianni is a much nicer area than Syntagma, and it's much quieter than Plaka and Monastiraki.

The metro station is around the corner, as are a variety of tavernas and places to eat. Unfortunately the metro from the airport takes quite some time to get to the city - there are many stops on the way. You can walk to Plaka or Syntagma but it's a good 30 minutes, so just hop on the metro. A short walk up the hill is the entrance to the Acropolis, and right across the street is the Acropolis Museum.

The room was a decent size, and the small balcony overlooked the quiet street below. Rooms on the other side of the hotel have views of the Acropolis but you can get the same view from the rooftop bar area. Their double beds are essentially two single beds pushed together, but many hotels pull this trick so you get used to it. I refuse to pay for wifi at hotels, so didn't use it here. Syntagma Square has free public wifi if you need to stay in touch, as do many of the tavernas.

When checking in I was given a map of the centre of Athens, and it was explained to me where some landmarks were in relation to the hotel. This helped me to get my bearings on the area and made exploring Athens easier.

Breakfast is plentiful, and it never seemed to busy in the restaurant. Always plenty of tables available and the food never seemed to run out. The good selection of Greek pastries were tasty, as were the eggs and bacon. The "juice" is actually a sugary squash/cordial drink so it's extremely sweet.

If I wanted to return to Athens (which I don't, but that is unrelated to this hotel) I would stay here again.

Room Tip: No need for a room with a view - the view from the rooftop is the best
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Katia T, Manager at Herodion Hotel, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank so much for the high praise of Herodion and your informative analysis for so many aspects of our services. We really try hard through our team's genuinely caring attitude and efficiency to set us apart from the other fine hotels in Athens.

We do want to stress that our orange juice is freshly squeezed in the buffet area during breakfast time. We are only using Greek oranges from the Valencia type of the Sparta valley of Lakonia. Moreover, taking into account our guests increasing requests for double beds we are planning to offer to our guests the option of adding an extra COCOMAT top layer mattress in king size that will unite the two single beds to one. Thank you for your endorsement and we consider your promise for a return visit as the best compliment, Athens is a wonderful city to discover once more.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

My husband and I stayed here on the tail end of our trip to Greece. The hotel was easy enough to find and was very clean. The rooms were a very good size - though the two twin beds as opposed to a king was a bit of a disappointment. It was also a little disconcerting that everything seemed to be an extra charge: internet, jacuzzi, etc. I do have to say, though, that the staff absolutely make this hotel. They were very accommodating and helpful. My husband left his camera across the street at the news kiosk and one of the staff (Gregoris - amazing!) helped us locate it and they are arranging mailing it back to us. It was a remarkable kindness and dedication to customer service that made this place stand out. This hotel is also walking distance to many eateries and bar as well as close to the Metro and tourist attractions (Acropolis/Acropolis Museum/Plaka). I would stay here again in a heart beat.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Katia T, Manager at Herodion Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Interesting and discreet things do sometimes come in little packages, and we are very happy that though we occupy such a small piece of Athens, you were pleased with Herodion Hotel. We are especially pleased that our team had an impact on your stay and will share your kind comments with them! Thank you especially for remembering Gregoris, he will be thrilled to read your review and to find he made such a difference during your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Herodion, please visit our site for offers and great packages!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

We were in athens for a few days and chose this hotel based on location. The lobby is lovely and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The view of the acropolis from the rooftop restaurant is fantastic. The food in the restaurant is also fabulous. Veal and kebab recommended! However, the room had a bit of an old dingy feel about it. The soundproofing between rooms is not the best and the room is tiny. Hairdryer provided is what can only be described as a vacuum cleaner hose coming out of the wall. Takes me about half an hour to dry my hair but I had to keep taking intervals as I was scared I was going to blow the thing up. That and it was burning my hand. I had never come across one of these before but i am now in italy and this hotel has the same thing, so ladies, do not forget all essential hair appliances (even if you are told you are not allowed to use them). All in all a tad disappointed but I do not holiday for the hotel I do it for the location, a nice hotel just helps. Also, good wifi but it costs.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Katia T, Manager at Herodion Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Hotel Herodion and for sharing your feedback with us.

It is wonderful to hear that you have enjoyed the location, the views from the roof top restaurant, as well as the services offered from our staff.

We are interested for your personal view about the room acoustics since we have installed a contemporary French wall to wall system of specialized fabric soundproof material applied in different layers for acoustic correction , comfort and ambient soundproofing. Our repeating guests usually comment for the sleep quality and privacy they feel in our rooms.

I was disappointed and saddened to hear that your room was not as you expected it. Immediately after I read your review I went to this room with our maintenance personnel and we investigated the issues raised in your review. In our rooms we carefully apply strict hygienic standards. The hairdriers in our bathrooms are classic hotel equipment used in all professional establishments throughout Europe. As a follow up to this review, we are well prepared to take care of your request in your next visit, as we have extra home hairdriers available to our guests.

We would love the opportunity to remedy your impression for this technical issue and would give us the chance to have you back in our hotel soon. Please stay in touch via Facebook so we can offer you our best rates and packages for your next stay including a free of charge fully operating internet.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant location close to the metro and Acropolis and Temple of Zeus sites. Lots of restaurants in a slightly touristy area nearby. The rooftop restaurant, while being expensive, was great for our first night as we didn't arrive until after 10pm but they serve until 11pm. Breakfast had lots of options from scrambled and fried eggs and bacon to cereals and yoghurt. Only issue was the €5 a day for Internet and €5 to use the jacuzzi. The only mention of this came in the in-room folder, and while we paid the €5 we were joined by quite a few people who didn't pay. For that money you get your towels and 15 minutes of bubbles. I think the use of such facilities, if available, should be free. Also, found the staff to be a but rude. We had an early check out and apart from asking if we had used the minibar, there was no question of whether we enjoyed our stay etc

  • Stayed July 2013
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Katia T, Manager at Herodion Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Herodion Hotel on Tripadvisor. Any kind of feedback is always gratefully received, as it assists us in monitoring the service we provide and helps us seek to find improvement wherever necessary. Considering our pricing, we constantly encourage our guests to check our packages and offers from our site where several amenities and services, such as the internet and/or jaccuzi are free.

Secondly, we appreciate your visit to our rooftop restaurant and we would like to inform you that the price list of the rooftop menu has been carefully analyzed and planned according to costs and competition prices aiming to be affordable for guests of three and four star hotels in Athens.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused during your check out and be assured that I have taken on board your service comments and preferences and have reviewed each point with my team, looking to find any experience improvements wherever possible.
Thank you for sharing this with us and highlighting areas where improvement may be found.

Yours sincerely,
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

stayed 2 nights when visit Athens. Very good location to Acropolis and hop-on off tour bus. Room is small, old and AC is not strong enough in summer when temperature is over 90. Very friendly staff. I like the restaurant and service is good.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Herodion Hotel
Address: 4 Rovertou Galli Street, Athens 117 42, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Thissio / Makriyanni
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#13 Family Hotel in Athens
#15 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#19 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Herodion Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FAMILY HOSPITALITY AMID MONUMENTAL VIEWS Hotel HERODION, a superior first class hotel , the only with sweeping views of both the Acropolis and the acclaimed New Acropolis Museum, distanced only a few meters from its south entrance. Right in the heart of the upscale Acropolis residential neighborhood, part of the pedestrian walk unifying the most important archaeological sites, it is also near to the Plaka and Thissio districts as well as to the trendy areas of Gazi and Kerameikos. Framed by a museum-quality modern sculpture at the entrance, it is a superior, first class hotel with elegant contemporary look, classic in character and discreet in artistic touch, it is strategically located close to the metro station connecting to both the international airport and Piraeus port a gateway to the Greek Isles, two stops away from the city centre Guests of the HERODION Hotel enjoy a host of modern living amenities. The service is attentive and the 90 guest rooms are tastefully appointed, some with a spectacular view to the Acropolis. From rooftop lounges rich in sunbathing facilities, outdoor Jacuzzis and a unique outdoor bar and restaurant with breathtaking views, to the winter garden atrium and spacious dining areas – it’s easy to sit back and take it in all the surrounding beauty and history – well-equipped for executives and vacationers alike. POINT α , our roof top Bar-restaurant is a breathtaking experience. It is the closest you can get to viewing the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Serving Greek/ Mediterranean Contemporary cuisine with a summer brisk, drinks and cocktails prepared by our professional bartender, is open from May to Oct, 19:00 to 00:00/ [option of private dining] ... more   less 
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