Stayed at this hotel for a total of 6 nights over 2 weeks. Based on the reviews I read about this hotel it was about as expected -- and average hotel. Clearly they cater to large groups both tour and conference. This is not what we expected form this hotel, based on both other tripadvisor reviews and the hotel's web site.
The rooms were clean, and bed comfortable. Make sure the room the room does not have a wood floor - it will be noisy (see room tips).
The breakfast experience was mixed: On some mornings when it was served in the Café Constantinople all was good, with good service. On other mornings at Café Constantinople nothing was good: food not restocked and service confused. However, on one weekend the hotel was busy so it was also served at Brown's Bar-Restaurant - quieter and less hectic. This was a MUCH better experience. But on the last morning they again moved breakfast to another venue - I don;t know the name, but it was in the basement, with no windows, with fake ruins on the wall... with terrible service from the non Greek staff. A really stark contrast with the Café Constantinople.... cold food, bad service... and then when I gave feedback to the concierge, I got an argument from him.... telling me I was wrong in my view! Really? I really wanted to talk to the GM but it was my last day and I did not want to spoil it.
Hotel location is good ... approx 10 mins walk to the subway, some restaurants close by... a nice residential neighborhood... unless you want to be in the chaos closer to the Acropolis (we did not).
And do heed all of the warnings about pickpockets on the subway system... the trains are overcrowded especially at rush hour, and these guys are VERY very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Divani Caravel is a 5 star hotel ideally situated in central Athens. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Divani Caravel exemplifies refined luxury and exceptional service. Our hotel accommodation features 471 rooms (42 suites and 2 Presidential suites). Facilities: health club and spa, swimming pool and fitness centre. Divani Caravel also hosts memorable events and weddings in its elegant meeting settings and restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Divani Caravel Athens
- Hotel Divani Caravel