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Central Athens Hotel
Ranked #30 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“nice hotel, good location, nice terrace bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

3 things stand out for this hotel: It looks pretty new (probably just renovated or built) and clean + it has a great terrace bar for drinks overlooking the acropolis + fairly good location.

That probably sums up the overall experience i got from staying in this hotel. The lobby has a great waiting area which I think is heavily under-utilized because i suspect it is hidden at one corner of the hotel, but I found this place a great place to chill out with big couch and a huge TV showing BBC on my last day waiting for my transfer to airport.

The hotel is conveniently located in Plaka, which is a big tourist place and near syntagma square where the parliament is. I could get to all the places of attraction by walking and did not have to take any metro at all. It is along one narrow quiet street which again is away from the main flea market street and away from hustle and bustle which i liked. Area is also quite safe. Only thing i didnt like was that there are 2 restaurants just round the corner of the hotel and they tout tourist loudly for business. After the first day, we just avoided walking past that small street.

Service staff polite and helpful in providing directions.

Breakfast is served complementary but i think the hotel could do better with refilling of drinks. When I was there, all the juices and water cans were empty and no one filled it up for a good 30-45min! Is this trying to save water or what? Other that that, breakfast spread was ok, not too fantastic but can fill your stomach.

Rooms were small but clean, nice bathroom. I ordered for a queen size bed but they gave me 2 single beds combined as I could feel the divider in the middle when sleeping. Not good! Wi-fi was complimentary but quite weak in the rooms. Best place for wi-fi is at lobby or breakfast area.

Hotel has only one small lift that can only fit 2-3 persons...smallest hotel lift i ever seen in all my travels. I had to walk the stairs in some cases because sick of waiting for the next one.

Hotel has great terrace bar and offers a great night view of acropolis over a couple of drinks with friends or your partner.

There are around some great restaurants around the hotel like Mono.

All in all, comparing it to some other hotels which we walked past in athens (some not in great locations, some looked old etc), i think this hotel is one of the better ones around and value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you for your review on our hotel. The area around is quite vivid with nice places to eat or have a drink and of course we are located next to all major attractions. We are in the process of improving internet signal quality and speed. We are sorry for any inconvenience that you had during breakfast but we hope that next time you stay with us you will have an even better experience.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

The location is very good, you can see the Acropolis from most of the rooms.....It's clean and the staff are friendly.....Breakfast was good and the roof top bar with the views of the Acropolis is very cool.....Only negative are the walls are thin.......

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you for your comments on our hotel. We are happy that you had an overall nice experience with us and we hope that you will be back soon in Greece and Central Athens Hotel.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

The hotel is centrally located. it is clean, and has good breakfasts. Bathrooms are small, but for us they were functional and fine. On our day of departure we got coffee and some food even though it was before breakfast time. That was much appreciated.
We had a room with a partial view of the acropolis, for which we paid a little more.
Best of all is the roof top bar from which you have a great view of the acropolis, day and night. Have a drink, or coffee ,and admire the Acropolis all lit up at night. I would recommend not paying extra for a room with a view because the view from the room is only a partial view. Instead save your money for a drink with a view.
Overall, we enjoyed the hotel very much.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind review on our hotel. We appreciate your comments on our staff, location, breakfast and our roof top bar and we are happy that you liked your stay. We hope that in your next trip to Greece you will enjoy the Acropolis from Central Athens Hotel once again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed in this hotel twice before and came back again as it is in such a great location and the rooms are really nice.

There family rooms are great. You get two rooms at the end of the corridor and they have an external door which blocks off the corridor so you have the run of the two rooms. Quite often in Europe a family room means 4 beds lined up in 1 room so this was a nice change. The rooms are quite small but really clean and have everything you need.

We were only here for one night this time but in the past have used the roof top patio which overlooks the acropolis and gives you a beautiful view.

Location is fantastic, you can walk everywhere and we felt extremely safe.

We had an early departure so unfortunately didn't get the breakfast but last year it was great.

Check in was easy and the staff really helpful.

Would defintely stay here again.

Room Tip: Family rooms are great.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you for your nice comments on Central Athens Hotel. We are very happy that you enjoy your stay with us and you visited our hotel twice. We wish all the best to you and your family and we are waiting all you back when you visit Greece again.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

The hotel staff was wonderful. The breakfast that we ate was fantastic. The room that we had was clean. And the rooftop view of the Acropolis was breath-taking. They really did an excellent job. The location was also very good. We never got on the metro. We just walked the beautiful city.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you very much for all the nice comments you have made on our hotel. We all appreciate your kind words on our staff, the breakfast variety, cleanliness and location. We look forward to see you again in your next trip to Greece, to enjoy the breathtaking view from Thea Terrace Bar.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

Excellent location and only a five minute walk to the station and the flea market and old areas of Athens.The rooms are clean and no noise. The terrace on the 7th floor is great to sit, enjoy food and a drink and look at the acropolis especially at night.
Breakfast was included in the price very good value.
WFI reception in the rooms was very poor and the best area for WFI was in the foyer or at the terrace.
Staff were very friendly.

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you very much for your review and your nice comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in Central Athens Hotel and we will make sure that next time you visit us your WiFi reception in the room will be as good as in all other areas (we are already working on it).
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

I just stayed there for 1 night before flying home to the UK ......€12 Taxi ride from Piraeus Port .... A few minutes walk from Plaka and Syntagma ......in a quiet side street . Hotel staff very helpfull and my room was very nice . There was no iron in the room but I asked and 1 was sent up with board very quickly . My room 508 overlooked the Acropolis and the Roof Top Bar had a great view of it at night time : )

Room Tip: 508 overlooked the Acropolis : )
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you very much for your nice comments and your “fab” title of the review. It is always a pleasure to find out that our visitors enjoy their stay in Central Athens Hotel and really like our services. We look forward to see you back again soon to enjoy from your room the great view to the Acropolis.
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Property: Central Athens Hotel
Address: 21 Apollonos, Athens 105 57, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Plaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#18 Business Hotel in Athens
#22 Family Hotel in Athens
#29 Romantic Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Central Athens Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a brief business trip or discover the Ancient Greek civilization in the area around the hotel and relax in our completely renovated rooms with the stunning views of the Acropolis. All rooms are designed to meet the highest standards of accommodation and feature upscale furnishing and decoration. ... more   less 
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