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“Pleasant Stay away from City” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Best Western Dore

Best Western Dore
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Best Western Dore
Ranked #237 of 333 Hotels in Athens
Singapore
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pleasant Stay away from City”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2008

We stayed three nights at this hotel. Initially, we were concerned about the location of this hotel as it is 7 bus stops away from the City area which takes about 30 minutes by the trolley bus. However, we were consoled by the array of reasonable restaurants/eateries along the neighbouring blocks; there are also a few minimarts nearby if you need to grab some drinks or snacks. The service and breakfast were passable but not exceptionally great. Rooms were small but functional.

  • Disliked — Location
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank Nuhs
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
hong kong
Level Contributor
32 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2008

At first, I was a bit upset with the distance of the hotel from the Acropolis and major sites, but after our stay, I was pleasantly surprised with the quiet neighborhood which is well away from the tourist scene, yet easily accessible by tram line. There is a wonderful plaza nearby filled with great local restaurants and cafes -- a real local scene, no tourists to be found. Rooms were quite small, but clean -- the front desk staff were extremely helpful. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank bumbling_traveller
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scottish borders
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2007

We were pleasantly surprised how good the hotel was after reading the reviews of the hotel after we had already booked it!
We found it difficult to find, even the taxi driver found it difficult, but once we had our bearings we found it easy to get around. A short walk down the road from the hotel to the main square and any number of buses or trolley buses take you to central Athens .
We found the staff friendly and very helpful, beds comfortable and breakfast ,eat as much as you like.
We thought it good value for money.

  • Liked — friendly staff, comfortable.
  • Disliked — a little too far from the centre of athens
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank redma60
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Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2007

My wife and I and another couple just spent 3 nights at the Dore. It's a small, quiet hotel in a family-oriented neighbourhood (warning: hard to find!). It's conveniently located just a few minutes walk to a main street which has frequent buses to the popular areas like Omonia and Monastiraki, not far away. Our double room had an excellent firm bed but a tiny shower. We asked for a non-smoking room away from the main street and found it to be very quiet and clean. No, there are no facilities/equipment for making tea or coffee, nor is there an internet connection. But, at a special internet rate (prepaid) of only 54 euros incl. taxes per night, we did not expect any frills and could live without the extras. Breakfast was adequate - again, we didn't expect much - but much to my chagrin, smoking was allowed, which can be annoying to those of us who are allergic to smoke.
We found the people behind the counters to be friendly and helpful.
In general, the Dore was a great little place to return for a good night's sleep after a tiring day of fabulous sightseeing in Athens.

  • Liked — very reasonable room rate
  • Disliked — no frills
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank DougNg
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liverpool
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2007

just returned from athens best western dore although the room was ok it was very dusty, beds were comfortable and we did not have any problem with early morning noise we would of liked to enjoy an evevning drink in the hotel bar as advertised beer no vodka no, we had no tea making facilities in the room and when we enquired we recieved a kettle no cups or tea or milk! the location is not ideal yes there are close bus and tram links but it is really in area i would call downtown athens! athens is a beautiful place to vist but unfortunatley i would not stay in this hotel again

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank quinnieLiverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2007

I stayed here in April and I agree with the previous traveller.
Breakfast is a big downfall especially if you are trying to enjoy cold coffee together with the cleaning staff who is shouting and smoking.
You also don't need a wake-up call. The cleaning staff will wake you up that is a certain.
If you look for a quiet hotel and you are up early (before 07:00) you might like it

Stayed April 2007
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Timisoara
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2007

Contary to the previous two "reviewers", our experience with this hotel was not that nice. We stayed here 4 days between 7-11April 2007.
1. A criteria for choosing this hotel was also the availability of internet; however internet in our room was not working. After communicating this for several times to the reception guys, nothing happened.
2. Breakfast was poor and starting from 9.40 the buffet was not anymore refreshed. So, if you are the last minute breakfast type, just sleep until 11 ;-)
3. The rooms were not really clean, it was dusty everywhere.
4. The beds are, indeed, confortable. But the blanket/cover was dirty.
5. The hotel is not that near to the tourist attractions, but it's very close to an area full of bars and clubs, which is cool.
6. We had no problems with noise: during the night, if you close the windows - it's quiet.

  • Liked — The beds were confortable
  • Disliked — Breakfast
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank MiPa
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Property: Best Western Dore
Address: 7 Agias Zonis, Athens 113 61, Greece (Formerly Dore Hotel)
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #237 of 333 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Dore 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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