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“Cheap for a stopover”
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Hotel El Greco
Ranked #21 of 21 Hotels in Patras
Reviewed March 10, 2012

The prices online were cheaper than those offered by the receptionist, but when I pointed this out to him he was willing to drop them. It is a large, depressed hotel close to the ferry port. I was given a double room with my own personal bathroom - in the corridor through another locked door. I missed my boat so needed somewhere cheap for the night and it did the trick. It was a saturday night in the off season, and the walls are relatively thin. Either it was an early spring, or it was being used by working girls. There was a lot of very vocal appreciation going on around me into the small hours.

Nonetheless, wifi internet throughout, comfortable large bed, friendly staff. Perfect for my purposes. Bring earplugs if you're on a saturday in the off season ;)

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

During a month of volunteering work in Greece,I decided one weekend to visit Patra. I initially booked into Patras Smart hotel which is a nice clean modern hotel just outside of the city centre but my funds were dangerously low so after one night I decided to move to El Greco hotel which is probably the cheapest hotel I've found in Patra, I payed 38 Euros for a room, the other hotel Patras Smart was around 65 Euros, although cheaper if you book online.

El Greco hotel is situated right in the centre of Patra on a busting street. Everything you need is within walking distance. The hotel itself is perfect for those on a budget, or wanting somewhere cheap and no thrills. The interior is basic,slightly dull and functional, nothing fancy. It's a no thrills hotel. Although the decor was slightly dull the room was clean and had a TV.There was also a balcony overlooking the the rooftops of the city and mountains in the distance.

I will also echo what other people have wrote, the receptionist who is an old guy doesn't greet you with the warmest of welcomes as you would expect at an hotel chain, it's strictly business for him but hey!, it' the cheapest hotel in the city at 38 Euros, I'd be happy to be punched in the face at that price because my budget was so tight. My advice is if you like luxury and upmarket hotels then this is not the place for you. For those travellers who are not too fussy, on a tight budget and just need a roof over your head for a while then Hotel El Greco is the cheapest option.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled solo
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3  Thank John P
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

After having travelled in the north, before travelling to the Peloppones we stayed in El-Greco for one night. Just wanted to take a break and see patras.

The hotel was a bit dull and sad. It was very difficult to find a parking place for the car we hired in Athens. Drove for 20 minutes to find a parking place.

The rooms were reasonably sized and clean but very dull. The reception was a dark and dull with no character. It is Ok for a one night stay. The guy in the reception was efficient but not so friendly. We had to pay in cash as he wouldn't switch on the credit card machine.

Overall, it is a OK hotel for one night. There is a very nice buzzing coffee shop diagonally opposite to the hotel which was nice in the morning.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2010

I had to stay there with my boyfriend only for a night. We went to a wedding in Patra and were tired to go back to Athens in the middle of the night... But maybe we should have...
We arrived at 2 am and the receptionist (an old guy) had a problem with communicating with other people. It took him about 5' to explain us, that the hotel owned 2 parking spots and we could use the one of them. He then held my ID until we really left the hotel, so that we would return him for sure a sign he gave us to park in that spot... :-S
As far as the room is concerned, it must have been the smallest room I 've ever been in. The bed wasn't really that comfortable, the toilett didn't look 100% clean, but the worst thing was with the walls - they were dirty with mosquito corpses....
I paid 48 euros for totally 7 hours of use... Wasn't that much worth it honestly...

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 5, 2016
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 26, 2016
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  • Stayed: September 2015, traveled with family
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Address: 145 Agiou Andreou, Patras 262 21, Greece
Location: Greece > Peloponnese > Achaea Region > Patras
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 21 Hotels in Patras
Price Range: $44 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel El Greco 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly and convenient, El Greco offers clean, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and easy access to the bus, train station and the port. It is located in the heart of Patras.The budget hotel El Greco offers rooms with private bathroom and hairdryer,tv and freeze. Each is equipped with autonomous heating/air conditioning.The hotel’s strategic location ensures proximity to business and leisure venues. Many cafe and restaurants are found nearby. The University of Patras is approximately 6 km from the hotel. Free limited parking space is available. ... more   less 
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