Let me start with saying that this is an extremely basic accommodation, it will suit a traveler that is looking for a place to sleep and to keep their belongings safe while in Athens. This is not for someone that is used to staying even in a 3 star establishments. Nefeli does have potential to be at least a 3 star place but then price would skyrocket, why? because every other aspect of this place is top notch (people, included breakfast and location location).
I stayed here with my 8 year old son and my 57 year old mom, we were looking for inexpensive accommodations close to everything. Check-in was a breeze, the owner very friendly and the first thing he did when he saw us (two women traveling with a child), he took a map of Athens and drew a circle on it with a red marker to let us know how far should we venture out of Plaka area to avoid any unpleasant experiences. After we were given keys to our room and the wifi password, we went to unpack. Room- very basic, two beds with small lcd tv on a bare wall, no rug or carpet, linoleum floor, very small bathroom with tiny shower, 1 chair and rundown decor, also I think all rooms may be smoking because when we first entered the room I could smell cigarette smoke, I run out to buy a scented candle, opened the window and the problem was solved. Beds were surprisingly comfortable, breakfast more than sufficient and the people running the place extremely friendly and helpful. Now, the location is second to none, right next to the Adrianou steet, 15 min walk to Acropolis, Monastriaki, Flea Market, Tower Of the Winds, you got the picture...My husband was very apprehensive about us staying in Athens but I would not hesitate to return, and would recommend this place to anybody traveling on a limited budget, truly a hidden gem, hope to be back one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Right in the heart of beautiful Athens city (Greece), in the scenic area of Plaka, on the foothills of the magnificent monument of Acropolis, you can find the comfortable "Nefeli" Hotel. Established in 1976, this small (18 room in total) family run hotel, has managed to gain many loyal customers over the years, both from Greece and abroad.Also, Nefeli Hotel has recently been refurbished in the neoclassical style to fit in harmony with its' surroundings. Nefeli Hotel is situated only five minutes on foot from Athens' city center and yet in a very peaceful area. It is located between the Metro Stations of Syntagma and Acropolis, close to tram and central bus lines. Staying at Nefeli Hotel is very convenient, as you are able to reach the many sights of Athens very easily. ... more less
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