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Athens Poseidon Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Paleo Faliro
Certificate of Excellence
Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

It was low season ...but we were not allowed on the roof terrace...even to take photos!
The staff were really friendly. Amazing. Really helpful and know the area well.
The lift was scary...you would have to see it to believe it.
This was a stop off for us so not a long stay. The first room (211) was, im pretty sure was a cupboard.
The second room smelt a little of smoke. Disturbingly from our shower we could see into a neighbours shower?!
The view was terrible from both rooms.
HOWEVER we kept teminding ourselves that it was £20 a night so what should we expect.
The breakfast was fab.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Needs to upgrade its services and staff to get more polite!! Location worthwhile. Hotel needs refurnishing and eventhough it was recommended by a friend and I received a discount on my stay, still I have to say it was not worth its money. My friend had stayed many years before and was astonished by the manners and service provided by the staff, it seems this has changed since then. The location is very nice for those that dont want to stay in the city center, very close is a commercial market and a lovely marina with cafes. Transportation is frequent with a stop right outside the Hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

The worst experience we had while visiting Greece and staying at many wonderful hotels. This hotel is nothing but the front. The photographs on the hotel's website and on booking.com do not give a realistic view of the hotel.

When we arrived at the hotel and came to the reception, we met a very unwelcoming, unhelpful and arrogant front desk employee. We wanted to go to another hotel but were too exhausted after a long travel day to go and find something else.

The room was very dated, surely needs a painting job (you could smell that this was once a smoking room), not clean and horrible beds. It was "a sea view room" which sounded rather nice but it should be called "a room with lots of noise from the traffic". We could have just as easily slept in a tent in front of the hotel, so much was the noise. And we hardly caught any sleep at all. The dirty and dated room made you feel as you could expect a cockroach or bed bugs coming crawling on you while sleeping.

From the first minute we regret staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Ended up at the Poseidon Hotel Beach Club by chance and had a great day. It was €7 for the day but that included a welcome ice cold free bottle of water. The presence of the staff meant that I felt safe to leave my belongings with my lounger whilst I swam. Easy to get to from central Athens.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Auckland
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

The staff is generally rude. It doesn't have a good service and they treat the guests as though they are the bosses and the guests owe them favour.
The rooms are small and dirty. Some parts of the hotel are rennovated. If you insist on booking, don't book directly at the Internet website. It is over-priced. You can get the rooms at much cheaper discount at other websites such as Octopus.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We booked two rooms at this hotel on two occassions. The hotel was prepared to store our luggage at no charge which really helped us tremendously. Unfortunately the rooms need to be updated - the carpets are dirty and stained, the airconditioner appears to be on low even though it is switched to high - during the hot summer weather a good airconditioner is a necessity. The bathroom towels are worn and thin and the TV did not work in our room. Although the location is great the road is very noisy and if you are not used to traffic can keep you from having a good nights sleep. Fortunately I still had my earplugs and eyemask with me (which I received from Turkish Airways on the flight out to Greece) so I used these and got some sleep. Not recommended and will not book at this hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed here for 1 night before heading back to UK and it really is a basic budget hotel. The hotel itself is pretty dated, esp the carpet and the bathroom, I thought I was in a time warp.

We also requested a double bed but when we got into the room it was two twin beds pushed together.

Also there are no restaurants close by, so you either have to eat at the hotel restaurant or the restaurant on the beach which is what we did.

There is no free internet at the hotel either which was annoying. We had been island hopping for 4 weeks and praticularly every pension we stayed had wifi.

The restaurant stank of cigarettes which was vile and the breakfast was dire.

One good thing about the hotel is the airport bus stops across the road - thank god!

They did however give us a plate of fruit on arrival which was lovely and the receptionist was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Athens Poseidon Hotel
Address: 72 Poseidonos Avenue, Paleo Faliro, Athens 175 62, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Paleo Faliro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Paleo Faliro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Athens Poseidon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Athens Hotel Poseidon is ideally located in the seafront of Athens, in a walking distance from Alimos & Flisvos Marinas, next to Centre. Bus & Tram stops by hotel entrance provide direct, indisruptable, easy & quick access to historical Centre, Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) & Piraeus Port. Specially awarded Buffet Breakfast (incorporated in the price),including 80 different homemade dishes (from traditional pies to sweets & pastries).Services include restaurant on the top floor, famous Sky Cocktail Bar, Swimming Pool, Pool Bar, Beach Tavern, Beach Bar & Sun beds. Wise business and city break choice offering proximity combined with undisruptable city access. ... more   less 
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