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“Great Hotel, Great Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hermes Hotel
Ranked #18 of 325 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
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33 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Hotel, Great Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2011

Spent 2 days in Athens and we stayed in this charming little hotel. The location in Plaka is this hotel's best feature, with stone's throw to Syntagma and all the key historical sites. A great place to stay if you do not have a lot of time in Athens. Eva, the public relations officer offered great service every morning to assist guests on their holiday-planning. Clean, modern, good service. What more can you ask for?

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Lisbon, Portugal
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153 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2011

i stayed here 6yrs ago and it was great. location, service, rooms etc. so i decided to stay here again this time with my husband and 2 small kids. since 2005 the hotel has come under new mgmt...and is even better. i had forgotten to put the kids down when i booked the room, it wasnt an ounce of trouble for them to change our room and get us set up. the owner was there to greet us at breakfast and immediately offered to make my plate for me as i was carrying our 2month old. then when our taxi to the airport arrived 20 min early and i left our jackets in the closet the staff knew just who i was and got them all packaged up to mail to us. overall everyone from the owner to the desk manager to the woman who made up our room was thoughtful and kind. oh and the location still rocks!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2011

The first people we came into contact with in Athens were the abrupt and disinterested staff at Hermes. The room smelt of who knows what. It was dark, grim, the TV didn't work, the 'balcony' looked out onto grey horrible buildings. Thankfully once we removed the disgusting corduroy bed covers, the bed sheets were very clean and the two twins pushed together comfortable. Not a room we wanted to spend any time in - a very expensive crash pad at 109 Euros. One friendly member of staff who helped us with transport to the airport on the day of the strike was their one saving grace.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2011

Very welcoming hotel .Room fairly basic but comfortable .
Very central for visiting museums and restaurants in the area .
A woman is employed to help with visitor trips each day This takes place during breakfast
Breakfast seems to cover every taste !
The Greek part is wonderful !

Room Tip: Athens new museum has to be seen !
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2011

Clean, comfortable room, central location. Good breakfast included in the price of the room. The standard of customer service was excellent, with a guest relations manager asking guests at breakfast if they needed help with itineraries or booking tours. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

I was travelling with 2 young kids, so location was very important to us. We took bus from the airport and stopped in Syntagma square. From there, we walked around 10 mins towards Plaka till the hotel sign on the left. Its easy to find. Around the hotel you will find plenty of shops/restaurants with easy access to Acropolis/Flee market.

We took a tripple room and it was clean, comfortable beds and quiet! the bathroom is also satisfying.
Male reception was a bit cold but we were very happy with a female reception who took the time to talk to guests during breakfast and giving tips about Athens. A nice gesture.

I really recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hamadako
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

I picked the Hermes Hotel to stay at because of the location, fair price, and good reviews. It lived up to everything. The neighborhood felt much safer than some of the others I walked through. It was within walking distance of everything...metro, restaurants, attractions and shopping. You can get to the Hermes Hotel from the airport by taking the Metro to Syntagma Square and walk about 4-5 blocks. I booked the family room (Rooms 405 & 406) which is two separate rooms combined with a small hallway (both rooms had balconies). The rooms were small but that was a non-issue because we were rarely in our room. I was happy to see that the rooms were very clean...even the bathroom. The beds were on the firmer side, but I like firm beds so I didn't have any problems sleeping. The hotel is not on a busy street so it's not at all noisy. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was ok....there were a lot of breads and then your basic breakfast items such as cereal and scrambled eggs. It was served until 10am. There is a roof top sitting area with lounge chairs and tables...but not much of a view. You cannot see the Acropolis from the rooftop as the website photos may suggest. The hotel offered free wi-fi for a short time, maybe 20 minutes, and then you must pay for it. I am unsure of the cost.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hermes Hotel
Address: 19 Apollonos | Plaka, Syntagma, Athens 105 57, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Plaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Athens
#16 Family Hotel in Athens
#17 Romantic Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hermes Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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