The Athens Airport Sofitel was very disappointing. We stayed on the third floor in adjoining rooms because the hotel requires families travelling with two children to either rent a suite or two rooms. Setting aside this odd policy, which the hotel candidly explains and tries to address in part w a discount if sought, the hotel is badly in need of refurbishing and better cleaning standards, at least based on our experience. The carpet leading to the rooms was badly frayed and the walls were marred by scuff marks. Inside multiple rooms the floor was chipped and the furniture was badly scratched. I have pictures and suspect management won't bother to deny this. Our first room had long strands of hair on the bed and in the bath. Nothing makes me more uncomfortable than highly visible evidence that sheets had not been attended to appropriately (unless the cleaning staff was the source of the hair - which would still be problematic). We were eventually moved to another room which only had papers from a prior guest on the floor. We decided to let that go. The showers were hot and the restaurants were good and professional, and the location ensures the hotel will stay busy. But this was not the Sofitel I expected or that management should want. When we left, the check out specialist tried to get me to say I enjoyed my stay. I pretended not to hear the question but she asked again and I had to say the stay had issues, which is a shame. Airport hotels can be quite good - the Fairmont in Vancouver and Sheraton in Paris come to mind quickly. This hotel still has a ways to go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sofitel Athens Airport is located opposite the Athens International Airport, 10 km from museums, 35 minutes from Athens city center, and adjacent to the Attica Road junction for quick and easy access to any part of Athens. Enjoy a unique experience of both convenience and five-star luxury, in a blend of warm hospitality, modern surroundings, impeccable service and the latest technology. Gourmet restaurant, 24-hour food service, 2 bars and numerous facilities for both business and leisure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel Spata
- Accor Athens Airport
- Athens Sofitel
- Sofitel Athens Airport Greece/Spata