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“Good location and value - apart from the racetrack outside.”
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Tropical Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Alimos
Reviewed August 24, 2013

A good basic and comfortable hotel to use as a base for exploring both central Athens, (via tram - 30 mins to centre) or for the beaches of Attica towards Cape Sounio. Breakfast is extensive with some cooked items but hardly any fresh produce, just watermelon. Overall it's a budget+ standard hotel by UK terms, definitely not 4 star - think Holiday Inn Express or Premier Inn with better staff. All staff were helpful and friendly, though they chose to ignore our request for a plug in our bathroom sink. We had one large visiting cockroach - which was promptly dealt with by management.
The lounge and deck area is very small and the pool, which nobody used in 4 days, is not much bigger than a bathtub. The photos on Tripadvisor flatter the hotel, which is not as chic or sophisticated as it appears. The 6 lane road outside is busier and noisier on a Saturday night than London's North Circular, though it does quieten in the day time. The pay-for-entry beach opposite is good but busy, with several dining options.
Overall a pleasant stay but not a hotel with facilities to enjoy during the day, more of a functional stopover.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed at this hotel 3 years ago and it suited our needs then perfect so my next trip to Athens I booked the same hotel I stayed there 1 night before going to kefelonia and then on my return to Athens I stayed there for 4 nights. The hotel is situated perfectly. The bus stops outside the hotel so you can catch the bus straight to the airport and back ( at a price of €2.50!). The tram stop is about 50m away which is not a far walk. There is also very ice beaches over the road.the staff at the hotel are very friendly and so helpful. I was traveling alone with my 2 kids and my daughter aged 3 developed an ear infection. They assisted me, even came up to my room to help me. They brought her tea and gave me medicine and kept checking on me that she was ok. Their rooms are clean, not very spacious but fine. The breakfast was also perfect, nothing more was needed. The staff also assisted me by booking my ferry tickets, also, they would draw me a map and step by step instructions when I wanted to go anywhere. All the staff was very helpful. We enjoyed our stay there and would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The hotel is located on the beach, on the other side very busy, noisy and dangerous road. Athens city center is easily reached by the tram, it took 40 minutes one way. Close to the hotel was no more than one restaurant within walking distance, as well as totally awesome wine bar, both located on the beach.
The hotel itself was a bit dilapidated. The blind broken, jacuzzi did not work, it was smoked on the room, although we booked a non-smoking room, the mini bar was almost empty,air-conditioning can not be self-adjust and it was able to go at night to himself on even it was put off. Breakfast was plentiful, yes, but too much sweet food and no fresh fruit and the waitress was quite unpolite. The swimming pool was ridiculously small, we did not use it at all, fortunately, the beach was near.
Most of the staff were very friendly and wonderful people, especially reseptionists in the afternoon - and night shifts. Morning shift had not been very helpful.
On the night shift was also a lovely dog ​​at the front door. Special thanks to it!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Clean and spacious rooms, very good breakfast, great location, very close to the beach, parking space, bus and tram stops close to the hotel, friendly and polite staff. There is also a very good 24/7 fast-food near the hotel if you feel hungry at the middle of the night !

Room Tip: Anything with seaview
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Gerebakanis
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

It is not the super woow hotel but it is a very good choice if you want to have a nice view and good service.
The crew are very friendly and ready to help in any case. The rooms some are big enough and some are very small. Breakfast is average for this category hotel.
The location is perfect close to the bus station and tram station. Perfect view from all the balconies and in clean area.
In general it is a good choice (not the perfect but for sure not the worst)

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

I booked this hotel as a part of a package on my last day in Athens. I was flying to the US in the morning and I knew that I needed to be somewhere that is convenient for me to get to ATH airport. The hotel exceeded my expectations for the price I paid. It was not a luxurious stay but a decent clean place to sleep. The view from our room (if you exclude Poseidonos Ave. in the front) was amazing (the Saronic Gulf and the ships coming in and our all day/night). Athens downtown was also not very far (about 30mins on a bus I would say) and ATH airport is less than 40mins away as well (on X96 bus that stops really close to the hotel). The staff was helpful and polite better than many average US hotels I've been to. There are beaches to swim even in walking distance from the hotel but a bus can take you to far better ones in 30 mins or so. I would easily go back to this hotel for a budget but more than decent place to stay.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

If you're only staying one night, it might be ok. I would not recommend it for anyone on honeymoon, or anyone with children. There is a dirty strip club next door, and an "xxx" hotel down the street. Its also on a really busy 4 lane highway and is quite noisy. If your room faces the street, you will get a lot of street noise. Our bed was also not the best - there was a really huge sag in the middle of the bed, which made laying on it almost comical. The staff was nice, but it is a bare-bones hotel with some shady issues. Would only recommend if you need a super cheap place to stay for a very short period.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 74 Leoforos Possidonos, Alimos 174 55, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Alimos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Alimos
Price Range: $57 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tropical Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Tropical Hotel in Athens! Tropical Hotel Athens welcomes you with high quality services in an exceptional place! Tropical Hotel, welcomes guests with grate hospitality and excellent service. The hotel was fully reconstructed in 2003, and offers in every room very comfortable accommodation, equipped with all modern amenities. Tropical hotel is conveniently located at Alimos, on the coastal avenue near Piraeus and Athens city centre, providing the best of both worlds with stunning views of the sea. This beautiful situation, being a perfect spot for relaxation, is at the same time tranquil since it is very close to the beach and away from the busy centre. Taking inspiration from the metropolitan and the natural areas, Tropical hotel is of an ultramodern and unique design with interiors that feature fashionable furnishings, artistic aspects and a serene atmosphere. Tropical Hotel's privileged location, at the waterfront of Alimos, provides flexibility to approach the centre of Athens Yachting Marina Alimos, EL.VENIZELOS Airport, port of Piraeus and most of exhibition centers. Looking the Saronic Gulf, impressive sunsets captivates you. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tropical Hotel Kalamáki
Tropical Hotel Greece/Alimos

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