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“An excellent choice in Athens” 4 of 5 stars
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Fresh Hotel
Ranked #21 of 336 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
London
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An excellent choice in Athens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

A great choice in Athens, in a cool part of town with lots going on. The rooms are minimalist but smart with very comfortable beds, great pillows and linen, ultra-modern bathrooms with Korres toiletries and small balconies. A nice breakfast buffet with a selection of hot items (eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, etc) plus the famed "orange squishing machine" which is always full of fruit and was well used while we were there! The bar on the 9th floor, with views over the whole city and the Acropolis, is spectacular, and the cocktails are very well made. The pool looked great (was too cold to use it while we were there) and I'd imagine this would be quite a hot spot during the warmer months. Friendly service, too. Recommended!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Vancouver BC
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Great location, walking distance to Acropolis, near the public market and a great rooftop patio with panoramic views of the city, as room views are of backs of buildings and alleys. Small but clean rooms, not many in room amenities (including no english TV channels) but comfortable beds and excellent front desk service. Good variety at breakfast included in room price.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Excellent choice, very nice and interesting hotel at the center of Athens. Very nice modern rooms. The only problem is the location of the hotel and the area near

  • Stayed November 2011
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

I'm one of these fussy people that can let little annoyances get to me. But at Fresh it was the little things that made me happy. The room was clean; décor was simple, funky, modern; toiletries were gorgeous; breakfast was excellent; the gym was decent and the staff were AMAZING.

Heaps of people here seem concerned about the location. I was really happy with it. It was very central with great views of the Acropolis, easy access to restaurants and close to the metro/airport train. I'm a petite female and had no problems walking around at night - although I did avoid the somewhat ominous dark alleyways next to the hotel.

If I HAD to find a couple of criticisms they would be that the hotel meals are a little pricey (but not ridiculously so) and sauna/steam rooms didn't seem to be operating.

In summary, I loved it here. I feel really grateful for the great service and I will DEFINITELY stay again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

a good hotel and very convenient location... extremely close to the alive and happy parts of athens and situated off a main road and very close to a station. so easy to go to places and reach there from the airport. the colourful windows make it easy to locate - we checked in and then went out immediately, so were a little lost and then spotted the bright colours and knew we had reached 'home'!

the rooms are small and very basic. it has an almost business like but young oriental (japanese) crispness to it. bathrooms are neat and clean. and they give korres bathing gels + shampoos which is a wow. we got a lovely one there which we never got in any other hotel post that or in the shop! didnt steal it all then, thought we would get it all the other hotels we stayed at - but didnt post that... :(

we didn't visit the rooftop restaurant as we were there for just a night - but seems like will have a great view. overall, a good experience even if just for one night - great value for money.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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131 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

It's design is funky but small. Staff couldn't do enough for us. The room was tiny and only good for sleeping in, we felt claustrophobic in it. The roof top pool and bar is fabulous with amazing views and we spent quite a lot of evenings watching the sunset whilst sipping cocktails. It was in a quiet part of Athens but it isn't a good area. There was a brothel just a few doors away from it much to my husbands amusement. It is ideally located to get around and see the sites though. We wouldn't stay again based on the location and the size of the place.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Great Hotel in the city centre, with a rooftop bar and pool. Rooms a little small, but very clean and modern. Rooftop bar is perfect, cocktail are great. Very central location to everything, walking distance. Good selection for breakfast. Would definitely stay there again. Great vibe

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Fresh Hotel
Address: 26 Sofokleous, Athens 105 52, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Omonia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#22 Business Hotel in Athens
#22 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#23 Family Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fresh Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downtown in the heart of Athens, Fresh Hotel is a stylish, urban resort, with unconventional atmosphere, cool and thoughtful service. With simple lines and vivid colors in a minimalist, sleekly designed sanctuary, the Hotel surrounds guests in absolute calm. The joy of life takes on a new meaning in Fresh Hotel. The Fresh Hotel is located right in the heart of Athens, next to the beautiful Town hall, and only a few minutes walk from Syntagma Square and the old market place. ... more   less 
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