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“not sure it was a good choice”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Athina Hotel

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Athina Hotel
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Olympia
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“not sure it was a good choice”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2008

We chose to stay at the Athina rather than in Olympia itself during a visit to the Olympia ruins. I'm not sure it was the right choice. First of all, Olympia is not that bad as Greek tourist towns go. Sure, it's 100% built for tourists but it's better done than other archeological tourist towns such as Delphi or Mycene with tree-shaded pedestrian zones. And the Athina just isn't that nice. The rooms are spartan, it wasn't super clean (well, my wife said it wasn't, I didn't see the problem), the bathroom rickety, the breakfast was minimal. We paid 70 euros for our room. We had much better value elsewhere in Greece. We'd decided to take the Athina because we thought it would be quieter, but any hope of a good night sleep was ruined by country dogs that barked all night. I'd advice just biting the bullet and staying in Olympia and getting to the site early. The only point of staying around here is to see the ruins, so any search for charm or for the ``the true Greece'' is pointless. On the plus side, the owner of the hotel is very friendly. I'd reserved ahead because I incorrectly thought that finding a room would be a problem. It may be different around easter or in mid-summer but when we went (late May) there was no problem finding rooms anywhere in the Peleponnese.

  • Liked — friendly staff
  • Disliked — spartan rooms, price, barking dogs
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank marcopolo1964
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Agka, owner at Athina Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 2008
Dear visitor,

First of all, excuse me but I think that the word "ruins" is not the most suitable to describe the archeologic site, the ancient stadium and the museum of ancient Olympia.
I also would like to thank you for your describing-characterizing us as "kind" ,we try to do our best and have our visitors satisfied and happy.
We apologise for "not having a good night sleep that was ruined by country dogs". We estimate that it was an unlucky ang single incident because we have not traced noisy dogs near the hotel. On the contrary the hotel is normally quiet. The hotel is situated in the countryside you can enjoy the sound of the birds. Off course a dog might pass by but we are not in the jungle.
All the bathrooms have been renovated recently (about 2006). We wonder what exactly was the problem with the bathroom ? I am afraid that you dont specify it.
Furthermore you are not specific about what was the problem about the cleanness. The rooms are cleaned daily and the bathrooms sterilized by trained personnel.
The breakfast we serve is buffet breakfast and we offer a 3 star hotel breakfast (yogurt , corn flakes ,cheese, ham, bread, butter marmalade, cake, coffee, tea milk, orange juice and some times sweets, eggs etc).Off course the is no limitation on quantity.
Last I would like to mention that in the price of the rooms is included buffet breakfast, free parking, free fast wifi internet and use of the swimming pool.


Best regards
Zois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2008

We passed two quiet nights in this Hotel near Olympia. Nice & warm atmospere, gentle personel bun not something exceptional. Comfortable, Parking, pool, airconditioned &interesting buffet. Recomended fof families Or couples.

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  • Liked — The staff (or stuff) , the service, reception
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2005

We spent one night at the easy-going Athina Hotel in Krestena last September. This village is a very good compromise to Olympia which is definitely too much touristic!
Hotel was okay but the bathroom, though quite big, was really old: no shower curtain and mildew.
Swimming pool, some deckchairs, parking. Unfortunately, at the check-out, we have been told that credit cards were no longer accepted !!!

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Agka, owner at Athina Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 2008
Dear visitor,

thank you a lot for stayying in Athina Hotel.
I would like to inform the visitor of trip advisor that all the bathrooms have been renovated recently(2006) and off course they dispose bathroom curtain etc. Credit cards are acepted.

Best Regards from Hotel Athina
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Property: Athina Hotel
Address: Xenofodos, Olympia 270 55, Greece
Location: Greece > West Greece > Elis Region > Olympia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Olympia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Athina Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Krestena-Olympias, in an area fully planted with olives and pines we can find hotel Athina! Walk through the same paths the ancient Historian Xenophon used to, admire the surrounding area of Olympia, Epicurean Apollo, and Neda falls. River Loucios is ideal for fishing and rafting. Nearby: Strofylia forest, Samiko beach, Kaiafas mountain hot-springs, monasteries, abbeys, Papalexi-Villa by Tsiller , Alfeios and Selinoudas rivers, pool, pool-bar, buffet-breakfast, restaurant, bar, parking, amazing view, air-condition, and satTV. ... more   less 
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