I was sure that I had written this review already but somehow it disappeared...
This hotel is truly worth a review because it is spectacular! if you're looking for a funky, out-of-the-box place to stay, then this is the place for you. The art displayed all over the hotel is simply brilliant and makes you want to explore each inch of the hotel.
My fiancee and I decided to stay here to celebrate our one year anniversary. We were looking for somewhere that wasn't quite what we'd normally go for (my fiance loves the cheap and cheerful and I love the refurbished modern). We decided to take the subway to the hotel, since there was a bus from the airport to a nearby station. When we exited at Omonia Station on to a large square, there was a group of about 20 to 30 people (including someone in a wheelchair) engaged in a brawl. We hurried past them as quickly as we could, noticing a lot of sketchy-looking people as we walked by. The hotel was about a 3 minute walk from the station and we were so put off by the area that we were wondering if we'd made a mistake in our choice.
We stepped into the hotel and it was like stepping into a different world. There was someone to welcome us when we walked in and the decor was beautiful.The hotel staff is lovely and friendly, and they were very helpful when we had questions on where to go or what to do. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the bathroom was modern.
Unfortunately, the Baby Grand borders a very scummy part of Athens - and our window was right across from a derelict building which had very bizarre goings on after dark. We witnessed police brutality, prostitution and drugs addicts right from our window! This was only after dark however, during the day it was all normal people going about their daily business. Please don't let this put you off because Athens is a great place with many beautiful gems to discover and this hotel is truly something not to miss!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Athens downtown, Grecotel Pallas Athena is a place where luxury and feeling at home interweave to create a new hospitality experience: an art boutique hotel for luxurious downtown living. This luxury hotel is ideally located in the city’s historical center, next to Athens Town Hall just a short walk from Acropolis and the New Acropolis museum, the old city (Plaka) and most of Athens sights and attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baby Grand Athens
- Hotel Baby Grand
- Baby Grand Hotel Athens