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“Great Location and outstanding view!!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Arion Athens Hotel
Ranked #29 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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Atlanta, Georgia USA
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Location and outstanding view!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. Very clean and very local. The restaurant on the corner as you walked towards the agora was outstanding. In short, the rooms were small but clean. The best part of this hotel is the view. It is simply outstanding...especially at night with the acropolis is lit up.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

My friend and I stayed here for 4 nights in November and were aware that the area was somewhat dodgy. This hotel is by many little streets which can make it easy to become lost in and so we would taxi back from Monastiraki (yes it's very close but when you're two 18 year old girls, sometimes it's better to be safe than sorry) most of the nights. So yes the area can be a bit scary but if you're aware it's okay.

The hotel itself is pretty good, the staff are kind and helpful. We were situated on the second floor and as many have mentioned, the higher you are the better possibility of having a good view. Ours was awful and we were unable to change the AC settings so would have to open our window which then left our room with a weird smell. The hallway also smells like smoke. The bathroom was great except that you had to be careful not to flood the floor with the shower hose since the barrier in the shower is very short. Breakfast is okay, I wouldn't eat the bread or "cakes" they have as they are always stale but the muesli and yoghurt were good.

Our room was just a double with a bathroom and it was fine since we only slept there, nothing more. The TV didn't seem to work when we came back early one night but not a big issue. Beds are okay, not the worst I've had but not overly great either.

Overall we paid for what we got I guess, pretty good location despite the actual area and if you don't intend to stay here for more than sleeping then it's alright.

Room Tip: The higher you are the better the view!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

Positive:
Clean, great beds, staff is friendly and helpful. We had everything we requested without any troubles. Wi-fi worked perfectly for us, which is definitely a plus. Even at the garden roof, we had a full signal.
The location, even though the neighbourhood is as seedy as everybody here say, is very convenient. It's very close to everything, and it's not really a scary place at all.
Negative:
The hotel is located at the centre of Athens. "Soundproof" does not really apply to them if your room is located at the back of the hotel, facing the well-yard. The hotel is connected to some flats, and every morning we had some neighbour children making a lot of noise so we had to wake up with them. When I say morning, that's around 5-6 A.M.
Every time we left our window open, we had lots of mosquitoes and nothing to counter that. We couldn't use AC rather than opening the window because the AC is LOCKED on the temperature they consider ideal. So even if you ask the staff to unlock it just for airflow, you won't get it. It was really annoying since we had to suffer the mosquitoes in order to keep air fresh in our room.
Last, the roof garden has the best view and it's really relaxing but you can't stay there during rainy days or during too much sun since it has no roof or shade to protect you.

Room Tip: The best rooms that are shown on pictures, there are probably only 3 of them because they are at the...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

Visited Athens and stayed in Hotel Arion for 4 nights. Amazing view of the Acropolis Hill from our hotel window. Good connection of Wifi available in our hotel room and separate wifi available around the breakfast room and reception areas. Not very clear TV reception in our room, we had to adjust the aerial a few time to get the best reception. Worth checking out the roof top terrace for great view of the Acropolis Hill.

Hotel location is around 3 mins walk from Monastiraki metro station. The hotel is located in side an alley way opposite a small church. Don't get put off by the street art and graffiti in the neighborhood, the locals are friendly and we felt safe walking around in the evening.
Hotel is also located just 1-2 mins from the central market and street which sells spices and herbs. I would recommend to visit the central market for a glimpse of Greek cultural and how much they appreciate their fresh food, spices and herbs! There are eateries around the corner and attraction sites are within 15 mins walks away.

Very helpful and friendly hotel staff at reception. There is a variety of selection for breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Penmarch, France
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

Before our stay, we did not realize how convenient the situation of Arion Athens Hotel was. We discovered day after day that almost everything could be reached by walking, which is very interesting to discover the different areas of the town.
The hotel itself was very good value even if the breakfast was always the same. Its is also well situated for bars and restaurants.
The staff was very nice, smily and helpful.
In our first room on the 3rd floor, it was impossible to get the Internet. But it was OK if we stayed in the corridor. On the 6th floor, we could have Internet in the room.

Room Tip: Room 605 : Acropolis view+ terrace
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Hersonissos, Greece
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed 2nd time in this hotel with my wife for a weekend on a business trip. Overall nice hotel located in the heart of the city 3 min walk from the metro station Monastiraki. The downsides were some problems in W.C. (not enough room to place our staff, the glass screen of the bath was not water-proof), the T.V. which had no Greek channels (!) -we asked to have it replaced but they never did- and the public P.C. was out of order. We had no Acropolis view but the view of run-down neighbourhood and the breakfast was only basic. However, given the money we paid it was very good value -especially as we were given an early check-in service. Recommended if you want to visit the city and not spend a lot of time in the hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for front (Acropolis) view
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Nice and spacious room with view to Acropolis. Excellent location with bars and restaurants within walking distance.

Bathroom seemed to be newly renovaded but door doesn't close completely. Breakfast was nothing special but OK.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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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