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Arethusa Hotel
Ranked #88 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Tel aviv
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Ideal location”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

As mentioned in other reviews, it is really close to both buses and the subway. Especially convenient for arriving from the airport. The entryway pictures make it look like it is off to a side street, but it is really on Mitropoleos. It includes breakfast on the spot, pretty generous. They have good size rooms and renovated bathrooms. It is in Central Athens so there are many restaurants close by. Strongly recommend it!

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Larisa, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2012

I stay in this hotel every time i go to Athens in order to fly from El.Venizelos Airport. It is a block away from Syntagma Square, which is very convenient for the transportation to the airport (Both the subway and the 24-hour buses to the airport are available from here). But it is in central Athens, so it is very close to many major sightseeing spots of as well...
So, its location is great! But the hotel is kind of aged, it is a typical city hotel. Yes it is clean, yes the beds are comfortable, yes the rooms are full equipped (fridge, TV, air condition, bath, etc), but it is not a design luxury hotel, if that is what you are looking for. There is free WiFi internet available at the lobby as well, which is nice too.
For me , it is perfect to use it for a quick stay in Athens, and prices are quite reasonable.
If you have low/medium budget with normal expectations for that, this is a convenient hotel to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. The room was clean and large enough for the two of us. The bathroom was also adequate for our needs.
Breakfast was tasty and there was plenty of it with great coffee.
Location was brilliant. Just a stone throw to the bus stop and taxi ranks. The hop on hop off busses start here which we always head for first up to get our bearings.
We arrived here from Moscow and it felt so good to talk to people who have a sense of humour and know how to smile. We loved the staff and found them to be very friendly and helpful which is very important to us when we are away. We loved the Greeks in general.
We would certainly stay here again. Great value for money.
Thanks guys.

STEVE and BARB.
AUSTRALIA.

Room Tip: We stayed on the floor above the breakfast room(the second floor from memory)with the room facing th...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

I stayed with my husband in the hotel for a week. The best of the hotel is the excellent location almost directly in the Syntagma square near public transport, restaurants, shops and the historic Plaka. The rooms are basic, but very clean. The personnel is helpful and pleasant, the breakfasts very nice and plentiful. The rooms have safes and hair dryers. The furniture and the bathroom need repairs and better maintenance. The bathrooms are very small, some have little space around the shower. There is just one electric socket and the WiFi signal in the room facing north was very weak.

Room Tip: The rooms on the south side and higher floors are very hot
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Hamilton, Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We live in Canada and my parents are retired in Greece on an island. EVERY time we go over to see them, almost every summer, we stay a few days in Athens and ONLY at the Arethusa Hotel. it is so close to everything, metro, bus, Acropolis, Plaka, Shoppers Market, walking safely to so many attractions, We have recommended this hotel to everyone we know that goes to Greece, you can add my name to that for your own travel!! OPA!!

Room Tip: go to the roof even in off season if it is not open for lunch/dinner and have the best view of the A...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Limassol, Limassol, Cyprus
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4 reviews
Reviewed October 23, 2012

old building with polite personell,in very good location in Athens, quite affortable room with just one electric socket next to the refrigerator.Attention must be given in general cleaning.Room near streets are noisy.A lot of usual demostrations very close

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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ATHENS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 22, 2012

average hotel, in average price, in the centre of town.Needs more cleanliness ,and rooms maintenace(wc etc)

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Property: Arethusa Hotel
Address: 6-8 Mitropoleos, Athens 105 63, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Syntagma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #88 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arethusa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 87
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