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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Stanley Hotel

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Stanley Hotel
Ranked #85 of 325 Hotels in Athens
NoVA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2006

We stayed for 3 nights in October 2006. It was fine. The rooftop bar/restaurant/pool area was very pleasant. It is only a 10 or 15 minute walk to the Archeaological Museaum (all down hill after a visit, which is nice) and just steps from the Metaxourghio metro station, which is just 4 stops from the main square, Syntagma (or Constitution).

Stayed September 2006
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2006

This is a perfectly OK hotel in a reasonable location, with good breakfasts, and a great view from the roof bar/restaurant. If you are used to US ways of rating hotels, then expectations need to be adjusted. This hotel seemed to be variously rated as either a 3 or 4 star on the sites I looked at.
We checked in with friends, and were allocated rooms close to each other, but we had a bath and shower, and they only had a shower. They asked to be moved to a room with a bath, which they were, just down the corridor, but it was a short bath.
Although the websites say that the rooms have internet access, this is in fact a dial-up modem point, so you need to have a Greek ISP to dial. There is no broadband. You can use an Internet PC for a small fee.
I think one of the other reviews said that you need to ask for what you want - such as a view or a bath - and that seems sensible.
Also as mentioned elsewhere, the roof restaurant is to be avoided. It's overpriced, and while there's nothing wrong with the food, it's just not very interesting, and there's no atmosphere.
The pool is small, but for what it is, there's nothing wrong with it. At least there is one.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with the area. It's not a very interesting area, but it's not dangerous or anything.
We spent a few days seeing the Athens sights, took a boat trip to Hydra on one day, and a coach tour another day. We were picked up and dropped off from the hotel for the coach tour, and we booked it at the front desk.
Overall I think we did get value for money and would consider going back, but would also look around for what else was available.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2006

Stanley Hotel was not what I expected. I was under the impression is was a four star hotel. I was wrong I think this hotel was probably classified as a 2 star. Workers were rude and unhelpful. Rooms were small and uncomfortable. Clean towels were hard to come by as were clean sheets.

The only positive thing I could say about this hotel is that the Metro is really close by and there is a Taxi stand on the corner of the hotel.

The only reason people should go to this hotel is if it's a value price wise and you don't care really about weird smells and inadequate amenities.

  • Liked — The Metro
  • Disliked — The Room
  • Tips/Secrets — Do Not Come Here.
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2006

Hotel Stanley should be avoided. Service is not so great, the people at the reception are rude and unwilling to help (which actually is what everyone in Athens is generally like) In my opinion asking your hotel concierge to make a reservation at a restaurant is not a difficult task however to them they thought they were bestowing a blessing upon me. The breakfast was not bad and the metro was right there. The area is not so nice however, no restaurants around. Also dont be fooled by the rooftop pool its more like a dirty tub...

  • Liked — the metro
  • Disliked — the staff
  • Tips/Secrets — avoid this place
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with friends
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Albany, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2006

We stayed in this hotel for a total of 6 days in July and August. Twice in a triple with our adult son, and once in a double. The hotel is conveniently located with a metro just outside and it is in walking distance to the Archeological Museum. We found that the rooms vary quite a bit.. The double we had, room 339, was spacious and had a very nice bathroom with a tub.

One triple that we had, room 717, was large, but had the tiniest bathroom of our entire 3 week trip in Greece. The shower flooded the floor every time it was used and there was no counter top or anywhere to put toiletries. This was totally unacceptable and a major disappointment.

The second time we needed a triple we specifically asked for a large bathroom and were given a room (room 612) with a tub which was great. However, the third "bed" was a saggy rollaway which they said is their normal triple. It appeared that the room was really a double being used as a triple for a 30 Euro extra charge.

The breakfast was very good as others have said, and the rooftop pool was samll but nice, although it was closed off early for a wedding reception one evening.

The restaurant and rooftop bar were very expensive.

The "business center" was a joke. One computer that was almost never available.

And the hotel staff were not very accomodating. Even after staying at the hotel for 6 days the best they would do for a late check out on the day that we had a middle of the night flight was a 2 PM check out. Not very helpful.

Overall, the hotel was decent, but not gracious. And if you stay there and don't want a flooded floor in the bathroom, ask for a room with a bathtub.

  • Liked — convenient location and good buffet breakfast
  • Disliked — tiny bathroom shower that flooded, unaccomodating staff, poor business facilities
  • Tips/Secrets — ask for a room with a bath tub
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2006

I have just return from Athens this morning and I have stayed at the Stanly hotel. I have had a very good time, the location is good, because it has the underground at the door , the rooms nice and clean and the people working there excellent. I would repeat without thinking. Bye bye

  • Liked — the staff, really nice
  • Disliked — I haven´t had any problem
  • Tips/Secrets — Try to meet people working there
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with friends
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Property: Stanley Hotel
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 325 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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