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“Very good location.”
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Arion Athens Hotel
Ranked #31 of 326 Hotels in Athens
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Porto, portugal
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74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Very good location.”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Very good location. Very nice stuff. Medium breakfast.
Difficult to park your car, but possible.
Spacious room.
Good and fast wifi.
Bathroom ok.
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Climb to 7th foor to see the roof top view of the Acropoli.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

looking at the Parthenon while watching the lights come up at sunset was enjoyable and then the area beneath came alive with wonderful cafes at night! Turns out that Spiro's streets and squares near Monastiraki are 'the place for young Athenians to eat' with a variety of restaurants to choose from, friendly but not pushy waiters and a great atmosphere. We preferred it to the Plaka district but had a shock on arrival at 6pm on a Saturday night as graffiti covered the lower floors of nearly every building on our walking route to the hotel. It didn't seem safe but it was a different world inside the minimalist hotel itself with Hilton-type decor, 2 lifts, quiet air-con, super bathrooms etc. And Monday morning revealed shop after shop specialising in restaurant/hotel hardware/kitchen/dining supplies, all spilling out onto every inch of pavement space, fascinating to browse through especially with the briliantly displayed nearby meat and fish markets.
The breakfast buffet was generous and suited some friends well but we had enjoyed our island Greek breakfasts more. Families could easily fuel themselves here and eat nearby at night to suit their budget. We never paid more than 4.50 Euros for 1/2 litre of local wine or 4 e for a bottle of Greek beer so that suited us and Greek dishes were substantial without being expensive unless choosing specialities.
The self-service luggage room was handy on our late-departure day and it only took minutes to rattle our cases here from Monastiraki. The special airport tube gives passport holder seniors half price (if you ask) and operates half-hourly. Taxis would be a nightmare through those crowded streets and the tube is fine as the airport is a terminus with easy loading/unloading and lift access to departures/arrivals.
This hotel was light years better than one main-street Plaka location we suffered years earlier.

Room Tip: Ask to face the church on the square and you might just see the Acropolis.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Lyon, France
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Arion Hotel is perfectly located in the center of Athens, Monastiraki is within walking distance and the metro station at 2 min.
It was noisy (elevator, neighbor and area) but the room was clean and modern.
Go to the roof top terrace: it's great !

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Standard hotel for this star rating. However the location makes it up for the downsides, which are cleanliness to be improved and decor. The surrounding area can be daunting, especially when arriving at night, but guess what... The whole city looks like you're in Grad theft auto. The proximity of the metro and the roof top terrace with outstanding views of the acropolis were really great!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Loutraki, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel on a number of occasions. I have a quite varied opinion from each visit. The first time is stayed i was upgraded to an acropolis view room. Amazing View with a super balcony. Room was very shabby and really needed to be refurbished.
Next time a regular room, no view but it was nice and had recently been refurbished.
The last time i stayed i booked an Acropolis view room. I didn't get a view or a balcony, and the elevator had a problem which meant i had to use the stairs for the last floor. The room was a little shabby again. I was also charged the price of the Acropolis view room even though that was not the room they gave me.
The general cleanliness of the hotel isn't up to scratch, i don't like stained bed covers or to find hairs in the bathroom.
Overall the staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel has a great location.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Arion Hotel is perfectly located in the center of Athens, Monastiraki is within walking distance.
The hotel is in a good state, the staff is friendly, the rooms clean, breakfast is contintental and not bad either. It is quiet and safe.
Maybe one negative point is the poor view in the backyard, there you can see all those shabby bangla-houses, but since it is a city hotel, you never stay in your hotel room too long.
Another negative point is, that curtains had holes which need to be replaced soon and WI FI is poor in the rooms, but it is working in the lobby.
Other than that, I would go back to Arion Hotel again

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Toronto Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Great location, clean, modern and quiet.
The hospitality is great. Very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was good.
The hotel is close to a neighbourhood where the locals go to socialize at night. It's interesting to see this side of Athens aside from the herds of tourists.
No complaints!
Thank you for making it a wonderful stay in Athens.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Arion Athens Hotel
Address: 18 Agiou Dimitriou (Psirri) | Plaka/ Monastiraki, Athens 105 54, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Psirri / Gazi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#45 Family Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arion Athens Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arion Athens Hotel is a modern, city centre hotel, a 2-minute walk from Monastiraki Metro Station, with direct access to the airport and the port of Piraeus. The hotel’s extremely convenient location provides easy access to the Monastiraki Flea Market, Plaka, Thiseion, the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum as well as Syntagma Square, the Parliament, museums and many more. Many restaurants, tavernas and bars can be found within small walking distance. Arion Athens Hotel features bright, stylish rooms and a rooftop garden with stunning Acropolis view. Free wireless Internet available. ... more   less 
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