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Stanley Hotel
Ranked #85 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Very nice hotel in a very nice place, you can go everywhere you like. The metro station is just 1 minute from the hotel. The staff was very nice, smiling, willingness to help. The room was very nice and big and for my surprise In the bathroom there was a jacuzzi ( room 606).
Also very nice the roof garden with the pool and with this amazing view of Acropolis. For the hard workers the free wi fi is very useful. For sure in my next visit to Athens it's gonna be my choice for staying.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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HotelStanley, Guest Relations Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2013

Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for staying with us and for sharing your comments with the Trip Advisor community. It is such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay so thoroughly. We do hope to see you again, and will gladly reserve room 606 for you when you return.

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

A great hotel - the rooms are nice and airy, we had a balcony with Acropolis view, very very comfortable beds. The roortop restaurant has a brilliant view of the Acropolis and is very nicely done with plants, roses and other flowers. The food was delicious, good service and good, reasonably, priced wine. It was perfect after a long day sightseeing as all we need do is climb the stairs! The roof top pool was also good with areas in the shade as well as beds in full sunshine, The hotel is a good walk into the centre, maybe 15 minutes, but there is a metro stop literally next to the hotel which is three stops to Syntagma, two to Monastiraki. I would absolutely recommend this hotel and would stay there again!

Room Tip: Get a room with an Acropolis view - it wasn't much more and it was fantastic to wake up, in the...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank VictoriadeN7
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HotelStanley, Guest Relations Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for staying with us at The Stanley and for sharing your feedback with the Trip Advisor community. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay so thoroughly and we look forward to welcoming you again the next time you are in Athens.

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The Stanley

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

The hotel has a central location close to the Acropolis. Rooms are spacious and clean. We haven't tried the restaurant since we stayed one night only, but it looked very good. The roof top bar and swimming pool provide the perfect way to enjoy the view on the city!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank danielepra
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HotelStanley, Guest Relations Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your excellent feedback about The Stanley. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your one night with us and we do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back the next time you return to Athens.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Hotel Stanley was an excellent experience. The Hotel is located just a few steps from the metro station. The room was nice and clean, although I would rather prefer to have a bit bigger bathroom, but that's not a problem anyway. The breakfast was magnificent and the service was really helpful and polite.
Last but not least, the center of city of Athens got a lot friendlier than it was a year ago, so the neighborhood around the hotel was safe and clean which reminded me a lot my very first visit at Stanley Hotel about 12 years ago.
A really good value for money hotel. I wish I had more time to spend there

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Thomas R
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HotelStanley, Guest Relations Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2013

Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay so much, including our breakfast, your room, and our convenient location. We are also happy to see that you had a better impression of Athens this trip than your previous experiences. We do agree that the city is in recovery after a few difficult years and it is wonderful to hear that feedback echoed by our guests.

We hope to see you again the next time you return to Athens.

Best Regards,
Guest Relations Management
The Stanley

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Loved everything about this hotel. The rooms were super clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The best part of the hotel is the fantastic rooftop terrace with a great view of the Acropolis and Athens cityscape. We were only able to stay one night but started and ended our evening on the terrace with one of the great drinks from the bar. If we had more time we also would have tried the restaurant on the roof that also had a great view and the food looked (and smelled) amazing. Our room overlooked the square and was still very quiet. The air conditioning in the room worked great, it was nice to have a fridge in the room as well as free wifi and breakfast buffet included in the price. The metro is just outside of the hotel, and it was only a 3 euro taxi ride to the major attractions in the city. Overall a great value for the price, and very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Laura B
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HotelStanley, Guest Relations Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you so much for choosing The Stanley and for sharing your thoughts on Trip Advisor. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay so thoroughly. We would be happy to welcome you back to The Stanley the next time you return to Athens!

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We liked this hotel. We booked a non smoking Triple Room. We noticed smoke right away, but the desk sent someone to spray the bathroom and it made a noticible difference and we didnt smell smoke after that.
We had a room on the 6th floor facing the Acropolis. The super large wrap around balcony is amazing! The room was perfect for our family of three adults, although our son said his "roll away bed" was a little uncomfortable.
The AC did a great job of keeping the room cold. The front desk gave us two keys so that we could keep one in the room keeping the AC on. We locked our valuables in the safe.
It was a nice bonus having a fridge that kept our drinks cold.
The buffet breakfast on weekends is much nicer than weekdays. On weekends there's much more to choose from, but it's still a nice breakfast.
The free WIFI was a little annoying because we each had our "own code" that we had to keep logging in with everytime we turned on our devises.
The metro is beneath the hotel which makes it perfect when arriving from the airport or going to see the sites.
The walls are a little thin and the street noise is a little loud, but the value makes up for it.
The roof top pool was old, small and needs updated. Still it was nice to take a quick dip after a hot day walking about.
I would stay here again if I'm ever in Athens.

Room Tip: Ask for a non smoking room high up facing the Acropolis. Room 617 is perfect!
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Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank HilliardSonographer
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HotelStanley, Guest Relations Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us at The Stanley and for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community. We are very glad to see you enjoyed your room and balcony, our breakfast buffet, our free WiFi, and got a chance to enjoy the pool.

We do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you again the next time you are in Athens. We will have room 617 waiting for you!

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Upon booking, I had requested a non-smoking room on a higher floor. When we checked in, we were given a room on a second floor that was a smoking room where everything was scented with nicotine. However the hotel were happy to accommodate us with this change when we checked in. The doors are double to the balcony which is good for the busy street. The non-smoking rooms are clean; however keep your bathroom door shut as the smell of nicotine can come up through the vents of other rooms. The breakfast provided whilst we were there was American, with fresh fruit, muesli, eggs, bread, juice, sausages etc. The Wi-Fi works within the room, log in is required each time which the hotel provides you with.


No port pick up was available. However, the hotel is in a good location to the train station and the trains are easy to use. I don’t recommend using a cab as the cabbie will rip you off or play games with money. We paid him a $20 which both of us seen and he swapped it and said we only gave him $5.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JJWalkley
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HotelStanley, Guest Relations Manager at Stanley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank for staying with us at The Stanley and for sharing your feedback with the Trip Advisor community. We are happy to learn that you were satisfied with your room, enjoyed our breakfast buffet, and were able to take advantage of our free WiFi throughout the hotel.

We do apologize that you smelled smoke via the bathroom vent. We are actually in the process of installing a more advanced ventilation system so that we fully eliminate this issue for future guests. We do appreciate your feedback as it helps us ensure we are improving the most important aspects of our guest experience, so thank you for your comments.

Lastly, we regret to hear about your taxi experience. We do partner directly with a taxi company that we recommend to our guests, as we are able to contact the company and identify the driver if there is any issue with your trip whatsoever. Our front desk is always happy to coordinate a trip for you.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again to The Stanley. We do believe we can provide you with an excellent experience upon your return

Best Regards,
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The Stanley

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Address: 1 Odisseos | Karaiskaki Square, Athens 104 37, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #85 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Price Range: $54 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Stanley Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 389
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Stanley Athens Hotel is a four (4) star hotel, located in Karaiskaki Square near the center of Athens. We are directly in front of the Metaxourghio Metro station, a taxi stand, and tour bus stops, making travel around the city easy and convenient. We feature a stunning rooftop terrace with views of the Acropolis, a swimming pool, bar, and restaurant. ... more   less 
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