We spent two nights in Athens during our trip to europe last summer, we could not find accomodation in the center, only the overpriced 5 star hotels. We found this little hotel, about 3 euro cab ride from the center or a nice 30 min walk, lots of shops nearby so it does not seem so bad.
It was clean and decent, basic stuff, nothing fancy, a/c worked but not cooled enough the room, there was a heatwave about 110 F those days....
The manager / owner was a nice person, helped us getting boat tickets to the islands, ordered a cab when needed.
This hotel I would not reccomend with young children, definetely not the place for them, and also not for a long stay, 2-3 days is fine if you do not want to pay big bucks in the center.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nicola Hotel is a quiet and friendly hotel, open since 1980 very close to the centre of Athens (located opposite the 2nd biggest park of the city which is called Pedion Areos and across the Courthouse of Evelpidon Street) inside a quiet neighborhood of Kipseli. From Nicola Hotel you can access by public transportation all famous sites like Plaka, Akropolis, Monastiraki. Guest rooms are simple with all the necessary facilities to make your stay comfortable. ... more less
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