All you need to know about the Apollo hotel is that there is a massage chair in the lobby. This massage chair is free, and hardly used. It is new, and spectacular.
My girlfriend and I stayed for 2 nights at the Apollo while sightseeing in Athens, and enjoyed the hotel thoroughly.
It is located a block away from Metaxiourgio (or something) Metro station. The area outside of a 2 block radius is not ideal, but we had no trouble and felt very safe around this hotel and walking to and from the metro. We had friends staying at a hotel about 4 blocks away and it was an extremely rough area, but Apollo is fine don't worry. Over one block is a restaurant called Alexander the Great. It's decent, but the best food can be bought from the Gyro stand place next door, and for far far less money. Also, you can order any restaurant favourites you have from the stand as they both share the same kitchen.
Our room was on the top floor and had a balcony with a partial view of the acropolis and a full view of an intersection. I thought it would be loud but it was quite serene with the doors closed. There is a heater in the room and while the shower takes a while to heat up it gets warm enough. The room was of moderate size, had a safe, was clean and had the standard "European Double" (two single beds pushed together). There was a TV also.
The breakfast was odd but fine. Peaches and yogurt was my favourite, however if meat, cheese, buns, cereal, or toast is more your fancy then you are in luck my friend. Also they had some juice but the coffee was...eccentric. Be warned: the breakfast is slated until 9.30 which means the food is removed, all the food, at 9.30 sharp. Also the coffee was removed but I saw that as a plus.
The front desk staff are very helpful and speak excellent English. There is no secure luggage storage. There is apparently a rooftop patio but the door was always locked. There is wireless internet for free, and a computer with a printer.
However, in spite of all these points the most important factor you should consider when choosing the Apollo hotel is there is a massage chair in the lobby. This means each time you return from dinner, sightseeing, breakfast, an elevator ride, you can have an awesome massage. Yes it is that good.
Definitely recommend for the budget conscious traveller to Athens.
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