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Divani Caravel Hotel
Ranked #51 of 326 Hotels in Athens
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“An OK Hotel”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

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.

Room Tip: DON'T take a room with a wood floor... if I remember right we started on the 5th floor.... the r...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
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Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is not really cheap and sure it is a bit over the top, but due to its employees the service is great.
Leave a coat or trousers on the chair and you will find it in the closet when you come back!
Leave anything on the floor and they find it.
Rooms are good not spacious but clean! Breakfast is good not fantastic but all you need is there.
So it's pleasant to stay there.

Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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DivanisCollection, General Manager at Divani Caravel Hotel, responded to this review, December 26, 2013
Dear Guest

My team and myself would like to thank you for your lovely review following your stay with us!

We are looking forward to welcome you again in Divani Caravel

Thank you again
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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63 reviews
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

I stayed here on a special convention package that included WiFi, Breakfast and a discounted room rate. This is an outstanding hotel when location, range of offered services and customer service are considered. However, caveat emptor, individual services are lavishly priced when they're not bundled with your room.

MY ROOM was exceptionally well appointed with very comfortable furniture in excellent taste & condition. The bathroom is equally well appointed. I only found the tub to be a bit narrow when used for showering due to the shape of the tub basin.

BREAKFAST was one of the best that I've seen amongst a number of fine hotels on three continents. The only missing article was omelets to order. However, there was such a large variety of breakfast items available that I didn't miss it, nor did I tire of the selection.

WI-FI was fast with no discernible time when it becomes overloaded.

LOCATION was excellent with a number of local dining establishments within a short walk. The Acropolis of Athens was a leisurely and pleasant 1-2 hour stroll (each way).

PRICING OF SERVICES. Like many 5☆ Hotels, this hotel charges for most everything - and they're not pricing for the frugal. For instance: The gym was around €12 per visit. A round of drinks for 5 at the bar can run northward of €75.

Bottom Line: if you can afford it, this is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Oxenhope, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

I recently stayed here for four nights on business as I was attending a conference there. Wonderful hotel. Very helpful and attentive staff throughout. Lovely quiet rooms, comfy beds (best nights sleep I've had for ages), large bathrooms and the food is to die for. I ordered a Caesar salad via room service and never had one that tasted so good! The view of Athens at night with the floodlit Acropolis is like something from a Disney film. It looks unreal... absolutely breathtaking. Would love to visit and stay here again in the summer. Thank you to everyone. I had a wonderful stay!

Room Tip: The traffic can be a little noisy from the lower floors so ask for a room on a higher floor if you a...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

The hotel is a big place for business, at our " Athens Marathon 2013" weekend there was also a medical congres.
Room : Good sleep on the 5 floor for two nights, in the morning hours a nice swim on the 9 th floor in the covered pool, best view on the Acropolis with a telelens camera.
Food : Due the trip no breakfast taken in the hotel.
This hotel was part of our package.
Near the Metro line.

Room Tip: If poss ask for a room with a direct view on Acropolis on the "upper" floors.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Certainly this is among the best hotels in Athens. The rooms are well and tastefully decorated in a classical sense. The quality of the furnishing is top. The location again is very good; there are several nice places to go on walking distance if you decide not to stay in the hotel for dinner / lunch / coffee.

Now, the catch: I normally would not stay in this hotel, the room price is beyond the travel allowance I have, however if you can book well in advance through their web-site, you might be lucky to find a promotional offer. At those reduced prices it is highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2013

The hotel is somewhat traditional in style and design, but rooms have been redone with taste - only the bathrooms could see some more style and re-design.
Conveniently located near Syntagma square and metro station.
The spa area leaves nothing to be desired.
The roof-top pool area with view over Athens city centre and Acropolis is marvellous.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Divani Caravel Hotel
Address: Leoforos Vasileos Alexandrou 2, Athens 16121, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Athens
#30 Business Hotel in Athens
#31 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#46 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#53 Family Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Divani Caravel Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 471
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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