The location is fantastic. 2 minutes walk from acropolis metro which links to airport. It's in the best district PLAKA that is home to all the restaurants and shops. We walked around Athens and it seems that plaka is the only place to be.
The rest if the city is covered in graffiti, abandoned buildings, derelict streets and an eerie sense of a city in meltdown.(obviously the after effects of the economy crisis and riots) All the attractions including the acropolis and syntgama square are within a very short walking distance.
----Very basic room backpacker standard, hard beds and a wafer thin pillow. No breakfast. No interaction with staff. The staff even looked put out taking payment and even demanded the whole 2 night stay upfront!! Clean enough. Had to hold the shower head to shower properly. WiFi signal poor considering router is in the hall. Poor finish to room ie wires hanging out in bathroom and shower door was weird and didn't shut properly. The room had 1 plug for the tv, fridge and any electrical equipment you have so they have to go on a rotation. This was poor because the fridge would gave to be switched off if you wanted to watch the tv and if you wanted to charge your phone neither could be plugged in, it was just weird and a hotel charging 60 euros a night should have adequate electrical points especially with the number of electrical gadgets people have and need these days. The back sliding door didn't shut properly and was just held on by a hook so in theory could be ripped open fairly easily if someone wanted to break in via the balcony. Air con worked very well but noisy. No view of anything but back of buildings from balcony and the hotel was fairly empty. The member of staff that checked us in was rude and arrogant and if I wasn't so tired from walking around I would have turned around and found somewhere else. Shame really because with better staff a lick of paint and the room improvements I mentioned earlier and this hotel would be a gem because it's in a great area.
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