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“Clean Rooms, Great Staff.”
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Stratos Vassilikos
Ranked #29 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Denver, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Clean Rooms, Great Staff.”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

The Stratos Vassilikos was a welcome place to land after a bad hotel in Mykonos. There are many positives - the rooms were clean, the food was good, the staff was friendly, and overall we had a great experience. For European hotels, which definitely don't have the comforts of the states, this was a higher end property in my opinion. Don't let the fabric walls in the lobby throw you off when you first walk in - really, fabric walls.

The only two critiques are: it is located about half a mile from the nearest metro, but a walk is always a good thing. The wifi is weak at best. This hotel is located in a residential area, so there are no restaurants, bars, or tourist activities of any kind. You will have to take the metro one stop to Syntagma Square to access the Plaka.

Metro tip from this hotel. To go to the action, go towards "Egaleo" and get off at Syntagma Square, or change lines later to go to the Acropolis. To get back to the Stratos, go towards "Airport" and get off at Megaro Missikis.

Room Tip: Higher floor is always better.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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GROUP-AIROTEL, Front Office Manager at Stratos Vassilikos, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear Joe S,

It is a great pleasure to hear that you had a pleasant stay at Airotel Stratos Vassilikos Hotel and we thank you for sharing this with the readers of the TripAdvisor website.
Your comments about the wifi connection have been already taken into serious consideration and the management is in the procees of restructuring the entire system (hardware and software), in order to achieve better connection and speed.
Regarding the area of the property, note that it is very close to Mavili square, where lots of bars and restaurants are located. Next time we recommend you to ask our reception staff about special hints and hot spots.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again at Airotel Stratos Vassilikos hotel.

Kind Regards,
Thodoris Evangelopoulos
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with this hotel and my stay there was fine. The room was a good size, clean, AC worked well, comp breakfast was cool and the huge bathroom I really enjoyed after being in the greek isles with much smaller bathrooms. So why the indifference than mainly because of the area that surrounds the hotel - its mainly residential apartments/condos with the exception of a few hospitals, the embassy, miscellaneous doctors offices, etc. Not a lot of restaurants or shops so if you come back from treking around Athens and don't feel like venturing back out from the hotel then you will be limited on your choices within walking distance. There is a metro station about a 5 - 7 minute walk from the hotel that connects you to the center of Athens within a couple of stops...that was nice. Like I said no real complaints and a decent stay. Oh yeah, they have free wifi in the lobby and in the room. I like free wifi. :-)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is a very comfortable hotel, in a great location.

Rooms are comfortable, mini bar is stocked and although a tad more expensive than bars is ok. Bathroom is excellent, well stocked, bath, shower.

Very friendly smiley, helpful checking staff.

Food was basic, but tasty and very well priced.

All in all a comfortable hotel, well priced and convenient. Will stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Steadmang
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Lisbon
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2013

I stayed at the Airotel Stratos Vassilikos for 3 nights in September, room 102. The hotel is about 20-25 minutes from the city centre (Syntagma Square), by metro (nearest station is Megaro Moussikis, 10 minutes walk from the hotel).

I found the 5 star rating exagerated, I think 4 star would be more suitable. Actually, the price I paid including breakfast is definitely in the 4 star range, so it's surely not a question of feeling it was a rip off, but one of lack of pampering one would expect from a 5 star. Nevertheless, not terribly important, considering I didn't spend much time in the room, I found the hotel confortable, clean and perfectly adequate.

Both check-in and check out were efficient and the staff was friendly and helpful, both at the reception and restaurant.

The room was spacious and comfortable, with a nice large bathroom, uninspiring view to the petrol station opposite the hotel. Despite being on the first floor, not much above street level, the room was quiet and well insulated, both to the outside and to the inside. Slippers were provided, no bathrobes, free of charge safe, trousers press available, nice amenities.

I attended a 3 days meeting held at the hotel. The conference room was very spacious, but it seemed there weren't enough tables for everybody, despite the space, which meant that 4 people had to squeeze to fit at each table.

The main issue seemed to be the WiFi connection. For residents, WiFi connection is provided free of charge, with login details given on check in. The connection in my room was excellent and hassle free. However, some colleagues staying in upper floors (3rd and 4th) said the connection was bad. In the conference room, on floor -1, it ranged from terribly bad to nonexistent. This was extremely annoying and a huge inconvenience. Maybe I was lucky because I stayed on a lower floor.

The WiFi connection is something that the hotel should definitely improve. This is essentially a business hotel, with facilities to host business events, it is unacceptable that the WiFi connection was so dodgy. In the meantime, I suggest you ask for a room on the lower floor, should you need to use the Internet.

Breakfast was OK, with enough variety; again, I dont think this was 5 star standard.

So, in summary, the hotel is OK for a few days stay, particularly if you have business at or around the Technical University of Athens. It presents good value for money, but you may have difficulties if you intend to do some work at the hotel using the Internet. Don't expect a 5 star service; otherwise, fine.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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GROUP-AIROTEL, Front Office Manager at Stratos Vassilikos, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying at Stratos Vassilikos Hotel while travelling to Athens for business last month and for taking the time to share your comments. It is with pleasure that we learn that your stay was an enjoyable one and of your satisfaction with the level of service you received from most of our staff.
However, regretfully we have made note of the lapse in service you received regarding the wifi connection and we would like to apologise for the disappointment we may caused you. The issue that you pointed has been already taken care of.
Unfortunately, during the period of your stay, the wifi connection appeared to malfunction due to hardware problems, which have already been solved.
Once again, thank you for your valuable feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Stratos Vassilikos Hotel on your next visit to Athens.

Kind Regards,

Thodoris Evangelopoulos
Front Office Manager
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Srinagar, India
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is NOT a 4 or 5 star as is claimed.
its more like an upper three.
spacious rooms
good breakfast.
clean
good area but FAR from the station so location isn't that great.
Service a bit slow
but overall good stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank kingjkhan
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GROUP-AIROTEL, Front Office Manager at Stratos Vassilikos, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the entire team of Stratos Vassilikos Hotel, we would like to thank you for your feedback on our hotel.
Every observation is extremely valuable and helpful to us, in order to improve our services and be able to meet our guests expectations.
Once again, thank you for sharing your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Athens.

Kind Regards,

Thodoris Evangelopoulos
Front Office Manager
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The hotel is great value for money! Room was light, spaciuos and clean. Staff very friendly and helpful. They willingly helped to arrange car rental for us. The location is not bad, although it is not in the very center.
Nice breakfast with variaety of dishes. I would definitely reccomend it!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Pros: awesome, clean, high-quality hotel; very nice decor; 4 start hotel for 3 star price; convenient for X95 airport shuttle - only 2 blocks away; complimentary room slippers & tea/coffee in room; fridge in room; free wifi with decent connection; amazing breakfast spread with even moscato!

Cons: far walk from subway (Megaro Moutassakis); neighborhood is nice and close to US embassy but it's also residential so nothing around; smell of smoke coming from vent even though it was a non-smoking room

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Stratos Vassilikos
Address: 114 Michalakopoulou, Athens 115 27, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#26 Business Hotel in Athens
#36 Family Hotel in Athens
#47 Romantic Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Stratos Vassilikos 4*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A new, unconventional proposal for those who seek something different in the center of Athens is the fully renovated hotel STRATOS VASSILIKOS. In the intensity of impressionism and hyperrealism, the totally renovated hotel unit is now in position to offer to the guest the emotional uplift and euphoria in combination with the coverage of his demands, in a place that combines harmonically the floral style with the frugality and relaxing mood. ... more   less 
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