We spent three nights here in September 2013. The hotel is not really anything special in and of itself. The rooms are adequate, with one or two mildly annoying quirks, most notably the grass mat carpet, and poor air conditioning in some rooms.
We had a room at the end of the hall to start. The AC was horrible. But, after attempting to fix it, the staff did agree to move us to another room where the AC was adequate. (They use a central AC system, and I think the further you are down the hall, the worse it gets.)
The main reasons to use this hotel are the location and the staff. The staff was exceptional, providing excellent recommendations for places to shop, directions, and restaurant recommendations. A special thank you to Giota, as she was the best staff member we encountered on our whole trip. We also found Iannis and Akis very helpful as well.
The location can't be beat. It's less that a block from the metro, and a block from a string of decent restaurants. We didn't have Acropolis views, but you can be there in ten minutes by foot.
The breakfast is plentiful, if not inspiring. Basically an average big hotel breakfast.
In summary, if you are looking for a budget choice near everything but not in the highly touristy Plaka, this is a good bet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Six-Story Hotel situated in central location; across from the Plaka district/Old City; ten minute walk from the Acropolis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Airotel Parthenon Athens
- Airotel Parthenon Hotel Athens
- Parthenon Hotel Athens