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“Sorely disappointed.”
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Galaxy Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Alimos
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Arrived for one night stopover, travelling to Santorini on the 5.30am flight the next day.
Booked on line on the basis; it was 5 mins from airport; actual time 30mins, checked Tripadvisor for reviews - which seemed ok, booked through booking.com, based on pictures provided on booking website.
Front entrance clean, modern and welcoming - only to discover it was a facade.
Booked a triple room: got a double. Aircon. not working, balcony door lock broken, sink plug stuck down (couldn't drain water), toilet cistern broken (worked by pulling a wire cord attached through cistern lid), toilet roll holder broken, bathroom mouldy and dirty - tiles very poorly repaired. Overall room was very small (esp. With roll out bed added in), very dated and need of a complete gutting and revamp.
Good thing was sheets and towels were clean.
However, enjoyed a very relaxing evening at The Premier Cafe one block behind, where there are several places to chose to eat at: we feel this was Athens saving grace..
Gladly left at 4am for the airport.
Can see where the high rating comes from. Would definitely NOT recommend this place.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

This a hotel I would recommend unreservedly. Not only is it located on a popular coastal avenue, but the tram and buses to the centre of Athens or the airport stop just across the road. The rooms are comfortable and clean and most importantly the staff understand about customer service! Friendly, polite, accommodating - nothing is too much to ask!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

As the previous reviewer mentioned, the Galaxy is not close to the airport but 5 Euros will get you there in 45 minutes from the arrivals section at the airport. The hotel is being renovated and the reception does smell of sewers and does not have a restaurant. I had a standard room on the 4th floor facing the coastal highway, overlooking the sea. The view is quite beautiful but the room is small, fine for overnight. You can cross the street and walk to the sea for a dip. Many restaurants and shops along the streets behind the hotel. The staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable (thank you Raphael!). Breakfast on the top floor (included) was adequate... something for everyone. Yes, the front rooms are noisy but I was so tired that it didn't bother me. I paid 39 for one night. The room was clean though basic. I had just come back from 10 days on a sailboat and would have liked to have a pool.

Room Tip: If you plan to stay longer, get one of the nicer rooms and pay a bit more. Ask if the renovations ar...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank cassis123
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

The only we reason we booked it was because we had an overnight stop over in Athens and it came up on top of the list for hotels close to the airport on Trip Advisor.

This was not the case. It is actually about a €50 cab ride from the airport! As it was a last minute deal we couldn't cancel the reservation once booked.

Having said that, the hotel was modern, clean, cheap and staff were friendly.

Big points to the helpful guy on reception in the morning of the 18/07/13 who we asked to book us a cab back to the airport. He kindly pointed out a bus stop opposite the hotel that takes you direct to the airport for €5 a person! Brilliant!

We had to leave the hotel at 7am to catch our flight, the hotel offered to make us an early breakfast as they don't normally start serving until 7:30am.

Would recommend as a good hotel in Athens, not as an airport stop over though!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank Regnirts
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Peripoihmeno hotel me kathara dwmatia.
Eksairetikh thea apo to roof garden opou serviretai to prwino.
Prosegmeno prwino se mpoufe.
Eksyphretiko proswpiko prothymo na voithisei se otidhpote.
Grhgoro check in/ check out.
Dynato Wifi kai sta dwmatia.
Eksairetikos o xwros eksw apo thn reception me leykous mpampou kanapedes.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank myrsini m
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

I just stayed one night, before picking up a boat in Alimos Marina.
The hotel is 300m from the marina, in a nice neighborhood with restaurants, supermarkets, bars and other shops.
It's in a perfect location to wake up and do your shopping before getting on a boat.
The rooms are basic, but fully equipped with AC and TV.
Sea facing rooms are noisy because of a busy road.
Room facing the rear are somewhat quieter, but you can still hear some noise.
The staff was very friendly and buffet breakfast was ok.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank RobRoy45
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

The atmosphere is very friendly. The hotel is only few 100m away from the Kalamaki marina. The breakfast is is simple but ok. The negativ point is that the most of the rooms are directly faced to the main street.....it's pretty loud!! Between the rooms the isolation is not good.
To stay there for few days (nights) it's ok. The price is on the upper limit, WIFI is available free of charge!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jost M
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Additional Information about Galaxy Hotel

Address: 39 Posidonos Ave. & Kalamakiou, Alimos 174 55, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Alimos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Alimos
Price Range: $59 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Galaxy Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 471
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