This hotel was booked for the final night of my holiday, returning from the Greek Islands. I received a very polite, helpful and speedy response at Reception and was checked into my room within 5 minutes. I didn't at first think I'd like being on the ground floor immediately next to the bar area and was concerned about potential noise, but there was no problem with this. The corridor outside the room was carpeted, the room was well soundproofed, the bed very comfortable, and I slept well. I checked out the top floor dining option - and the view of the Acropolis is fabulous - but it was windy and cool that night, so I opted for the ground floor bar/restaurant instead where the menu choice was more limited but it was fine. There was only one person operating the bar service and taking the food orders at the dining tables, so this wasn't as speedy as you would expect, and after I'd been sitting in the bar area waiting to be acknowledged for a while I got up and went to the bar and requested service which was immediately provided. The staff at Reception, in the bar, and in the Breakfast Room were exceptionally polite, and overall the service was very good indeed. The bedroom and ensuite bathroom were spotlessly clean. The location was close to a central Metro stop and immediately next to the Acropolils Museum which was open until 8pm on Sunday night meaning that you could arrive on a ferry at 4pm, take the metro into Athens, and still have time to visit this amazing Museum. I would recommend The Herodion to felllow travellers looking for a smart hotel close to the Acropolis, with a spectacular rooftop view.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Herodion Hotel Athens