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Aegeon Beach Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Sounio
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We selected this hotel specifically for its remote beach location..looking quiet, calm & a perfect place to relax a couple of days. Just like the other reviewers are posting (hey, these are the postings I read before booking!) it is perfectly true.

This is a nicely furnished (clean, neat, comfortable, modern) hotel in a beautiful location at the base of the Temple of Poseidon with a picture-perfect little beach in a sheltered cove. The food in the restaurant was good...though a bit pricey (like it normally is in a hotel anyway) in comparison to other locations we visited in Greece. Breakfast buffet was decent (tons of pastries), some fresh prepared fruits would have been a match to the quality, but weren't present. The staff is very friendly & helpful...........but.........

For the price you're paying, you're expecting that beautiful beach to be for the hotel guests. The hotel does pay annually for the beach, but basically operates it like a public beach! Granted, hotel guests have priority, but are you really going to go tattle & make the beach boy cause someone to give up their chairs for you? Besides, smoking is abundant & the chairs are so densely packed cigarette smoke is unavoidable! Literally every single beach lounger was taken from about 10am-6pm on Saturday! When you looked across the cove at the beach without chairs, it was deserted...too bad we didn't have a car to get there!

On another note, the air conditioning did not work very well, causing the room to be quite warm...but I think this is typical in Europe for summer, so I wouldn't count this against them. It should also be noted that there is not a shower...you sit in the tub & use a hand-held shower attachment, which might be because they have to bring water in...again something I won't count against them as water is often precious in Greece locations!

I think if the hotel can use a temporary rope to section off a portion of the beach exclusively for the hotel guests (this would be easily moved according to the occupancy level) the beach problem would be satisfactorily remedied. I certainly understand the income they can make from their bar off of the locals crowding their beach on weekends...and it is a nice location & there are free chairs for the taking, which is why I think everyone goes there. The only other option would be to decrease the room rate to be comparable to hotels that do not have their own beach...which I don't think is as good of an option for either the hotel or the customer.

Room Tip: Family rooms on the end are on the side where they get sun all day long! Ask for one with a balcony...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Was there in April, hotel had just reopened. Location, quality of the bed and of the furniture, staff and overall service were great, attentive and proactive. The price/quality rate was fantastic. You are right on the beach with one of the most beautiful monuments of Greece in front of you, what would you like more??

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

This hotel is really nice. The rooms are very confortable and clean with great views of the sea and Poseidon temple. It has its own beach and a footpath to the temple.
The service and the breakfast are excellent and the restaurante has a great chef. The prices are very good according to the quality.
We'll go back.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Chalandri Athens
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

We had a wonderful weekend in this hotel ! Right ON the beach, NEXT to the temple of Poseidon which looked gorgeous at night among all these stars......
The only problem is that the beach is crowded enough on weekends as anyone (not guest of the hotel) can have an umbrella by paying ....

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

We needed to get our car back to the International Airport and rather than staying near the airport we decided to stop in Sounion and drive it in the next morning.What a good idea! The highway is great and there is only the one road south which ends in the gorgeous Sounion area. This hotel is adjacent to the Temple and on a lovely little beach with sailboats off shore. The hotel is minimalist hip and beachy and the staff relaxed and helpful.The safe in our first room was broken as was the door to the balcony we were kindly upgraded us to a suite which also had a bathtub.Apparently the bathtubs in the cheaper rooms only have twin beds not double beds. The views of the temple and the water were fantastic, and the breakfast was generous if uninspiring. We were sorry we had not got there a few days earlier and chilled out.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

The hotel is ideally located next to the Temple of Poseidon, which really adds to the whole experience, and just a 40 minute dive from the airport. The rooms are beautiful and especially the suites, I don't think I have ever felt at home as much as I did at the Aegeon. The staff were really patient and accommodating and even found us a DVD player to keep us happy as the TV had mostly Greek channels. The food was ok and the buffet breakfast was simple but sufficient. There are 2 restaurants nearby, reasonably priced but not cheap. If you are looking for some quiet time, away from it all this is the place...but would recommend renting a car, again the hotel can help with that! Would definitely revisit!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

It is a perfect hotel for a sea break after a stay in busy Athens. Great location, quiet area, modern accomodation. The sea is beautiful, the temple -and the sunset view- amazing. If you don't want or can't pay for a taxi, it's easy to come there by bus from Athens (2h, 6 euros, direct bus to cap sounio) and / or go to the airport (1h45, 5.60 euros, just one change, but the helpful staff will explain you).

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Aegeon Beach Hotel
Address: 68 Klm Athens- Sounio Ave, Sounio 195 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > East Attica Region > Sounio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Sounio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aegeon Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aegeon Beach Hotel is placed at the most beautiful spot in Europe, at Cape Sounio, where ancient Greeks worshipped the god of the sea Poseidon, right on the seashore. All 45 rooms claim a superb sea view and a private balcony to marvel the world-known sunset. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Residence Inn Sounio
Sounio Residence Inn

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