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“An Ideal Two-Star Hotel in the Plaka”
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Hotel Nefeli
Ranked #114 of 325 Hotels in Athens
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“An Ideal Two-Star Hotel in the Plaka”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

I have just returned from a most enjoyable week in Athens, where I stayed at the Nefeli Hotel. This was my 25th trip to this fascinating city and I have stayed at the Nefeli for well over one hundred nights in total over the past twenty years. I have always found the hotel to be completely clean and comfortable and the staff to be efficient and extremely helpful. The Nefeli represents exactly the amazing value-for-money that the best two-star hotels can provide. It is tucked away in the Plaka, a hundred yards from the nearest tourist-packed or traffic-filled main streets, but at the same time only five minutes walk from the airport bus stop at Syntagma Square. Again, five-minute walks in other directions will take you to most of the principal ancient sites and to civic amenities such as the restful National Garden or vibrant modern shopping streets. If you are inclined to place yourself in the evocative atmosphere of the Plaka, you will do yourself a favor by staying at the Nefeli!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

Worst night ever! There were bed bugs in the bed. I slept for 2 hours and left. They didn´t do anything to make me feel better. My body is full of itchy bites. Besides were they very unflexible at reception. We planed to stay together (2 People), but I came on my own. They didn´t make any discount that I used just one bed. They still charged 74 € which is definitely way too much for a basic room, which smells old. I am very disappointed! And suffering from the bites!! Worst place I stayed in my hole life!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Emmanouela K, E-sales manager at Hotel Nefeli, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Dear AMShanti,

We appreciate the time and effort you put into recording your comments concerning your recent stay with us.
Every observation is extremely valuable and helpful to us, in our continued objective to strive for excellence in all areas of the hotel. Kindly accept our most sincere apologies for causing you disappointment during your stay.
Regarding your comments, please note that the reservation you have made on 03/05 was for 1 double room on non refundable basis. According to this policy, the hotel has the authorisation to charge your credit card with the total amount of the reservation, cause guests cannot amend or cancel their bookings. That was the reason why you did not get any discount.
In addition, please note that cleanliness is the hotel's top priority and all roomsare checked daily, in order to ensure that guestrooms are in good condition. However, your comment has been taken seriously into consideration and all necessary measures have been taken towards this end.
Hope we will have more opportunities to welcome you in the future and extend the warm hospitality that our guests have come to expect from us over the years.

Kind Regards,

Emmanouela Kouka
E-sales Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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Centrally located, very close to Acropolis and all major Ancient Athens sites. I chose this hotel because of the price and location based on the Acropolis location and then it appeared to be a great cross of very beautiful old streets and all the main tourist sites can be reached walking. Friendly staff, basic breakfast. I definitely recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

Stayed here for 5 nights in April 2014. Ideally located, and reasonably priced, staff were very friendly and room was cleaned daily. Although a small room, it was enough for our needs, however, the real disappointment was the bathroom - a shower curtain that didn't reach the tray, and the shower itself had the be held by hand - there was no hook on which to suspend it making showering very difficult.

It was also very noisy in the mornings from the street noise outside so take ear plugs if you're a light sleeper.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked this hotel based on location and price and we were very happy with our choice. The area is fantastic, very close to the sites and both the Syntagma and monostiraki metros. The hotel room itself was small, with a tiny 1 person shower, but we are backpacking and not looking for frills. Breakfast was simple, boiled, egg, bun, toasts, cheese, honey, jam, bread coffee and juice made from crystals. The giant water bottles in terms lobby fridge are cheaper than anything we could find while out, but we drank tap water too bad seem fine. I would absolutely recommend this place to any budget traveller.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2014

We have a small apartment next to this hotel. It is located in a very safe and quiet part of Plaka, within easy walking distance to all sites. We use this hotel for overflow guests. It is a simple hotel - the beds are comfortable - the rooms and bath are clean. The owner/manager is helpful and takes pride in providing a clean, comfortable hotel at a good price.

I suggest selecting two single beds for a couple - you will end up with more sleeping space

Smoking is allowed in the lobby area - so if smoke bothers you - this may not be a good choice
Make sure to specify non-smoking room

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Eur0peanTravels
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Peshtigo, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Quaint and quiet, safe in the Plaka, a Great location!--0.2 miles from Syntagma Square, 0.2 miles from the Acropolis walkway, 0.2 miles from the BEST cheese pies at Ariston Bakery, and a few miles from the National Museum. Everything within walking distance. Small, but comfortable and clean.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank beamer48
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Property: Hotel Nefeli
Address: 16 Chatzimichali Agelikis (Plaka), Athens 105 58, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Plaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
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Ranked #114 of 325 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Nefeli 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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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