I was really expecting a view of the Acropolis. Perhaps from a top floor or something, but this hotel is hidden off a side street. It was easy to find coming off the metro station, which is great because carrying luggage around is not fun. We were greeted at the front desk, and sent to our room. The foyer area is nice for relaxing, spacious, and they had a couple computers open there.
A few things, the room was just fine, very clean. The bathroom was small. And the shower in our room was broken, the pipe that held it up kept coming off, and I found myself cracking up in the shower because I felt like I was in a comedy. Eventually we were able to balance it and as long as we didn't touch it, we were fine. Also, we ran out of toilet paper, but the next day we came by to a new roll, but no on the toilet paper roll on the wall. So like they didn't bother tossing the empty toilet paper roll, and just placed another one there for us. The air conditioning blew a fuse the second day, but the minute I called downstairs they were up immediately to fix it, very good because it was hot. We did have mini patio, but it was a view of Shell station. They do provide ice, but there is no machine, you have to go down and ask someone to take your bowl and fill it up for you.
Morning breakfast was great. You have to check in with your room number, which I found odd because its sort of implied that you're staying there if you're there at 7 in the morning, but perhaps they have alot of problems with people stealing breakfasts. It was very big, included everything you would want, from cereal to bacon to tea to orange juice and fruit. I have been so impressed with European hotels continental breakfasts, and this one was no exception.
It is a short walk, perhaps 15 minutes, to Syntagma square where everything is, but walking to it by the main street is a bit shady. We passed many sex shops. Walk up to it down the street the hotel is on, not the big one. Much more picture resque. Also, many tours will pick up from Select, so it worked out well. I would love to return to Athens, but I would seek out another hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the heart of Athens and within walking distance to many of the city’s main attractions, the Acropolis Select Hotel is the perfect place to stay during your next visit to Greece’s capital. A short stroll from the hotel places guests at the ancient site of the Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum and the Plaka District, while other major landmarks such as Syntagma Square, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Flee Market as well as the city’s shopping hotspots are within easy reach. The property is a stone’s throw away from metro, tram and bus stations, making traveling around the city and its beach suburbs very convenient.This 72 room hotel has recently undergone renovation, fitted with elegant Italian design furniture, fine German fabrics and original pieces of art inspired from ancient Greece, which add to its modern, stylish decor and welcoming ambiance. American buffet breakfast is served daily and there is free Wi-Fi access in all public areas. Whether traveling on business or pleasure, the warm hospitality of its friendly staff will ensure that guests experience a comfortable and most memorable stay at the best value for money. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Acropolis Select
- Acropolis Select Athens
- Acropolis Select Hotel Athens