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Balasca Hotel
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Reviewed October 11, 2011

Towel with blood! The maid came into room in midnight without Sorry even NOT knock. Maid and reception clerk rob the towel and hurt my arm. She said the blood in towel was not a problem. If so, why they wrested the towel. The reception clerk is picture call police instead of her manager. And the police also thought she is unreasonable. Never be there. It is nightmare unless you bear them as night soil.

Room Tip: Washroom is close. Rooms on the main road are noise.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Jin Z
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

this hotel was booked for us by our hotel manager in zakynthos after we decided to head home via athens. after booking it i read the reviews and to be frank was dredding it! the hotel isnt in the best area and just minutes away are gangs of drug adicts, prostitutes and rent boys. very intimidating. the hotel has been a grand hotel in its day and still has brass and marble public areas which were clean and spacious. we were lucky enough to stay on the 7th floor with a view of the acropolis. people staying on floors 5 or lower would get a view of social housing with washing hanging over the balcony. we were lucky. the room was carpeted which is unusual in warm countries. the room was clean but dated. the aicon was very noisy too. the staff were great (except one) and helped organise taxis etc during a strike day. for the price midsummer in a major city it wasnt too bad and i would stay again although i would as for a 6 or 7th floor room with a view!

Room Tip: ask for 6 or 7th floor room with a view
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank kd0negan
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

This is a hotel with small rooms and quite run down. I wouldnt stay more than 1 night and just for the convienience of beeing close to the train station to northern greece. The area of the hotel is wery poor and is not for persons that are scared easily. But i think Athens as a hole is a city to go out of as soon as possible, altough you dosent have to be afraid because crime levels isnt that high in Athens.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Rickard E
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

The hotel has good location - near railway and metro stations. We lived on 6th floor with view at Acropolis. The room is small but quite comfortable. Free stable wifi, hairdryer, fridge, little balcony. Bathroom needs renovation. Aircon is very disturbing. It has 3 modes: low, medium, high. Even at low level it blows too strong. It works periodically like 30 min on, then 10 min off. And the worst thing is that its very noisy. So we had to put it off to be able to sleep. Streets around are noisy too so couldn't leave balcony open. Sleeping can be a problem, especially in summer when it's hot and stifling.
Breakfast was decent and more than enough for me. Price is good. If i need to stay night or 2 in Athens i will come back to Balasca.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank glamour85
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

The hotel is located some 5-10 mins walk from the Larissa train and metro station, so the area is by definition somewhat shady. It's safe to walk around during the day, but at night you may not want to deviate from the most direct route from the metro to the hotel.

The hotel itself is quite old and worn-out, but it must have been quite luxurious in the past. We only stayed for one night, which was perfectly fine, and the reception staff were kind enough to check us early. We decided not to take breakfast and found several great bakeries/cafes just around the corner.

In general, this may not be the best located and most charming hotel in Athens but it was perfect for our purpose and definitely a great value for the money we paid.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank AlexandrinaS
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