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.
- 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