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“Still fresh - excellent”
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Fresh Hotel
Ranked #33 of 326 Hotels in Athens
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Still fresh - excellent”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

This trip I searched for a change of scene for my 4th Athens visit this year but found no hotel that did not suffer from at least one critical shortfall (overheated rooms, poor wifi, no garage, rude staff or, in the case of the near faultless Grande Bretagne, out-of-budget prices...) so back to the Fresh. Happy. It is striking that after all these years the same staff retain such enthusiasm - all of them. We are now very used to the area which although not the smartest is really not dangerous. We walked happily down to Monastiraki for a kebab in 5 minutes and into Psirri for good home-style cooking in about 3 - no discomfort of any sort. Good choice of snacks and main courses in the rooftop bar/restaurant. Garage beneath the hotel. Fast wifi throughout. Only minor gripe (did I mention it last time?) is that frieds eggs, bacon, sausages, omelette tend to be cold and chewy by the time you get to them at breakfast - but there is plenty of other lovely stuff to choose from (cheeses, cold meats, yoghurts, honey, pastries, toast, fruit, fresh juice......). Oh yes, and there was the upgrade - thank you, thank you, thank you. But even without that very, very good value.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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fresh36, Public Relations Manager at Fresh Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Dear Andrikos,
Firtsly let me wish you happy new year ! Thank you for your positive review and for being a repeater guest to Athens and to Fresh hotel.
We will be looking forward welcoming you in the near future . Keep the excitment for your next visit FRESH !
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

This is really an excellent boutique hotel. As long as you can handle the slightly rough and tumble nature of the neighborhood that it is in (we had no troubles but this is not an elegant part of town), this is great value for money. Playfully decorated, the hotel looks good and has a light and colorful contemporary feel. The staff are super friendly and very nice. Our room was on the smaller side but it was fine and the bed was comfy. We did not experience noise from the bar/restaurant - we were on the 7th floor. Awesome Korres products were provided in the bathroom - these were much appreciated and good to see local Greek companies being championed. The breakfast is particularly delicious and the fresh orange juicer is a nice and unusual touch. The breakfast room is also beautifully decorated. When we were there, Xmas decorations were up and this was very nice. There is a small, clean and modern gym which I used and was quite happy with. All in all, a very good experience.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

Stayed at the Fresh hotel, room 615 (Dec 2nd – 5th) and what can we say – it was great !

The staff - was always helpful with restaurants tips, help and information- thank you again if you are reading this:)

We got a room with a balcony on the 6th floor, facing the street –perfect and Korres bathing gels, shampoos and lotions are provided -what else can you ask for.

The roof top offers a nice restaurant with an outside lounge and a great view of the city – Acropolis included and the roof top pool which looked inviting but was too cold to use.

Will stay there again for sure.

Efxaristo!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Washignton, DC
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

We spent four nights (2 separate visits of 2 nights) at the Fresh Hotel in Athens while on our trip to Greece. The hotel is very nice, with modern elements and nice amenities, including free Wi-Fi. The rooftop bar is beautiful with a great view to the city and a decent view to the Acropolis (there's a building on the way). The hotel offers complimentary breakfast, which is very good. They offer a good selection of juices, fruits, pastries, and hot and cold dishes. The rooms were nice, spacious, and very clean. The view from the two rooms we stayed in were not great, but that's okay as we were out in the city most of the time or in the hotel's rooftop when there.

The location is convenient for setting off for sightseeing during the day and going to dinner at night. We read a lot about the location being shady. It's true that the immediate area is not pretty and that there's graffiti and some garbage bags along the sidewalks. But that's not any different than what you'll see in some streets in the Lower East Side, Grenage Village, or Meatpacking areas in NYC. If you're from a big city, you won't think twice about it. Use a little common sense and you'll be fine. My girlfriend and I had no issues walking to/from Plaka for dinner at night.

The staff was nice and helpful. In one of our check outs, there was a taxi strike and we had to get a private car to the airport. They helped us out in allowing us to bill the car to the room.

The only complaint that we have is that they were not consistent with the welcoming. The first time we checked in, they gave us a complimentary water bottle and some sweets in the room. When we came back a week later, we didn't get anything. Bummer! But everything else was fine.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Fresh Hotel. We'd stay there again and recommend to anyone going to Athens.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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London
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 18 helpful votes
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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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:
#16 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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