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“Comfortable hotel, rooms need updating” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Congo Palace Hotel
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Glyfada
Princeton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
64 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Comfortable hotel, rooms need updating”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

We planned a last minute trip to Athens and I booked the Congo Palace based on reviews. It was across the street from a public beach, but a private beach club was only minutes away. In the heart of a great restaurant and shopping district. American favorites, Greek and even Mexican. About 30 minute or 20 euro taxi ride to all main museums and attractions.

Lobby is great. Restaurant offers basic breakfast with American and European standards. Pool is great, but only In season when buildings wfont block the sun. Rooms need major updating. We had two rooms, had to move one when ac conked out. But large, good showers and quiet. Great staff that is very helpful.

Room Tip: Get a beach view, good breeze and although traffic noise, quieter than city noise.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jennifer J
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Zandbergen, Belgium
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38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

We've got two connecting rooms, both with single beds. One of the rooms had an balcony. The bathroom was modern. The rooms are clean but rather small. Breakfast was a buffet with enough choice. From the hotel you can go to the city of Athens in about 40 minutes with tram 5. You can take the tram at about 50 metres from the hotel.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The price was about 290 euro for three nights, for four people, breakfast included. Price/quality is very good.

We didn't receive any answer on our mails asking for information about the transport from the airport to the hotel.

Room Tip: Travellers with children: aks for the appartments. These are two connecting rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Karinadecoster
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Rotherwick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

We booked for 3 nights, to have a 4 day break near the beach. Great loccation, very easy to catch bus from airport (there and back). first impressions good, nice modern/updated lobby, service/reception good/adequate especially for the low price!! just use it as your base!!

Lifts small, only room for two/three, (but who really cares), rooms basic - think travellodge/premier inn - but, have balconies, air con and are fine for cheap city break.

Pool area and breakfast room recently refurbished, look and feel nice and more expensive than paid for.

The real real bonus with this hotel is location, short walk to beach (best to go to the private beach at Balux cafe (5 min walk) only costs 4 euros for access/sun lounger and is excellent all round. Also only 5 min walk to town centre, lots of chic shops/high st names and restaurants, really good vibe in late evening.

We loved our stay - great weather, great food in the town - I would go back

Room Tip: We asked for quiet room at back of hotel, as the main coastal road is right at the front, the locals...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank theaylings
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Kristiansand, Norway
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stayed two nights at this hotel on the way out to, and back again from, Naxos. The hotel was pre-booked, but did not meet our expectations at all.The location of the hotel is great. You basically have all you need within a few blocks - beach, shopping, restaurants. The service is though not existing, the rooms are outdated and the breakfast was terrible. We had to wait 1-2 hours to get our room both times we checked-in at the hotel (although we arrived after check in time both times).

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank KriRib
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is situated between the international airport and Athens. It has a pool and the beach is 300m away. All rooms have been renovated. Just a good hotel for a few days. Good public transport to Athens or airport.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Loquifamily
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Lagos, Nigeria
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41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

dont book this hotel.. i stayed here twice once during renovation and at that time had a some what ok exp. staff was nice that was about all.. the rooms very outdated and not very clean. i decided to give it another chance due to location of my needs. i booked for a group, which i had booked in a month advance requesting an updated room.. we arrived very tired from our very long ferry ride back from mykonos. the room we requested was no available. i asked to see the family suite as it was to be two rooms.. what a disappointment. the room was very outdated and not at all worth the 140€ night we were willing to pay. i asked to see another room which was just one large room and very outdated, especially compared to the pictures and the renovation that took place in Oct-Dec.. I went back to reception and asked why I was not able to have the room I had requested since i booked in advance, and i was not given a updated room.. apparently they ran out of money and did not update the rooms.. PLEASE SO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE PICTURES.. we chose to leave and stayed at the blazer suites... very well worth our money.. the staff was very rude and acted like we were inconveniencing them.. MR.Adonis is very rude, and seems to yell and tell you about how he is doing his job to feed his kids, etc..yelling at customers is not acceptable.. i refuse to go back to this place and i hope others are not fooled by the pictures they placed... the only good things is close to shopping, restaurants, and the beach.. some rooms offer a good view, others offer a view of someones laundry hanging...

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank princesasOfiaG
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2012

I've stayed at the Congo Palace for around ten weeks over a twelve month working period,so you could say I know it well!
The hotel has comfortable rooms and is always clean and tidy.
The hotel staff are very friendly, and always happy to assist with any questions
The pool is open during the summer months only but it is a sun trap through the day and has waiter service for drinks etc
Breakfast has a good choice if you like a fry up or cereal if you are feeling healthy. However the breakfast drinks are very lacking unless you want to pay for a better coffee or hot chocolate.
Internet access is good but can work out to be very expensive if you dont choose the right type of prepay card .. 500 minutes works out best value as you can hop on for an hour or so each night.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the pool side with a bath and shower as these are bigger.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Stephen G
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Property: Congo Palace Hotel
Address: 75 King's George Avenue (Poseidonos Av., Glyfada, Athens 166 74, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Glyfada
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Glyfada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Congo Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 92
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