We stayed at the Hera late May, 2007 in the Jr. Suite (#501).
Pros: Great location just outside of the PLAKA, we could walk everywhere.
Although bathroom was small with limited counter space, the shower worked very well.
Good housekeeping service!
Cons: Staff was not at all weloming or friendly (with exception of the rooftop staff). There were no greetings, and no concierge help.
There was such a smell of smoke throughout the hotel, that on the 2nd night we put a towel at the base of our door to help with the smell. I think it was so much stronger because they keep the hallways with no inside or outside air, everything is very stagnant.
Do not be fooled by Jr. Suite status, not much bigger than a large closet when the pull-out bed is pulled out. Expect the bed to be brick hard.
We have stayed in many hotels overseas, and expect the differences from the US. We also like to stay in smaller hotels with the atmosphere of the country that we are visiting, many of these I have given high marks to and have loved! This one just fell short in ways that they could fix with a little work. It would be worth it to me to pay more and find somewhere else.
We used a great taxi service while there for airport transport and for a day tour to Nafplio- Unfortunately I can not find his card, his name was George, but not the "famous" one. Very nice car, and authentic, nice man. I think the Hera uses him, so feel free to ask them for George.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hera Hotel welcomes its guests with the genuine warmth of definitive hospitality, combined with an impeccable service, comfort and the exceptional atmosphere of a boutique hotel.Conveniently located right at the foot of the Acropolis hill, the new Acropolis Museum and next to the interconnected archeological sites. Hera Hotel offers a unique opportunity to the visitor to enjoy an excellent stay at the hotel, right into the heart of the old Athens and to traverse through ancient times by strolling through the historic center of the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hera Hotel Athens