Hotel Acropolis House
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Acropolis House Athens
The hotel had an antique atmosphere for its articles of furniture, some of the staffs were homely, and it looked like a family-run hotel.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Acropolis House Athens
Basic Clean Rooms, Great Location and Service
Good Plaka Location (one block from the Church of the Metamorphasis) for a basic, clean hotel. If you are expecting spacious bathrooms, elevators and balconies, look elsewhere for more money. Price includes simple breakfast; all non-smoking rooms. Outstanding staff! Would stay there again. Also look at the Adonis Hotel across the street which has an outstanding roof terrace with a view of the Acropolis.
Great location, friendly staff
We found the Acropolis House Pension in the Plaka to be in a great location. The staff was friendly and helpful. The price, which includes breakfast, was quite reasonable. The hotel is old, so don't expect the Hilton. But my family enjoyed staying there. I would recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in Athens.
'An Affordable Safe Haven' for budget travler
I found the Hotel to be clean. The Staff was very personable, helpful and charming above all. I was travelling alone and a man followed me back to the hotel and tried to come up to my room and the night clerk stopped him short. The Hotel is well located and within walking distance of the Acropolis.
Welcome to Athens
I have stayed at the Acropolis House on three occassions. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpfull. The rooms are clean and comfortable, good breakfast is served. Rates are good. Situated in the heart of Athens on the edge of Plaka. On a Sunday morning you wake to the sound of the bell from the Orthodox Church along the street and there are wonderfrull views of the Acropolis lit up at night Not top of the range but a great atmosphere and as authentic a taste of Greece as you will get in its Capitol. Wouldn't miss it any time I am in Athens.
Great place to stay. Rooms with a vieuw (and terrace) -first floor.
Reasonable prices and friendly owner
Old style pension
I have stayed at the Akropolis House on at least six different occasions. Obviously, I like the place. I like the reasonable prices (especially with the Euro skyrocketing), I like the staff (whether they are in a good mood and talkative or whether they are a bit grouchy), I love the old building (a former mansion), I love the street (a pedestrian walkway that takes you right to the heart of the Plaka), and I love the modest breakfast (warm bread, jam, good coffee, tang-type juice, hardboiled egg, and, of course, a few olives). Most of all, I like it (and this is why some folks don't) because it's NOT a 'real' hotel, with shiny surfaces, big lobbies, chilling air-conditioning (some rooms have it), and staff trained by corporate travel-types to smile whenever they speak, even if they are being of no help whatsoever. The staff are real people who, if given a chance and not treated like "staff", will be happy to talk with you forever about anything, including the neigborhood and the sites, or the history of the area and the current challenges facing Greece. But yes, be forewarned, the lighting is weak, you carry your own bags up marble stairs, the rooms are modest, some have private bathrooms across the hall, all that. But i always found the rooms and bathrooms sparkling clean (i wouldn't stay if it wasn't so).
Akropolis House has many, many return guests. All of them aren't fools.
You're in the old part of Greece. Want to stay in a shiny hotel? go elsewhere. want to stay in a lovely old converted mansion with some character? Stay here. Tell Panos and Timoleon hello.
chris from sf
It's life - you don't get what you don't pay for!
Was suspicious about the review from NY, NY. It doesn't pay to expect too much if you don't pay too much. I've stayed 4 times over 10 years at Acropolis House. I chose it for its location, location, location.
Rooms small, basic, but clean - if jaded. I thought staff were cold - but changed my mind by second day. In fact they are very friendly and react well to a warm approach - like most Greeks! It's time a bit of money was ploughed back into upkeep, but I still recommend it to friends who take it for what it is - and there's a certain style about the place. Style, not class. I'd like to see what NY NY can get for the money in central Manhattan! For me, I'll continue to stay at Acropolis House and spend the savings on great food and wines in Plaka - and it's a short downhill stroll back to bed afterwards!
I had very good service the hotel management, owners and staff were fantastic, the rooms are not modern but clean & basic and the hotel in a great location. I met people from all over the world most were returning guests...that says more to me than anything. Fantastic stay!!
i have stayed at the acropolis house three times. it not modern. it is not initially friendly. but it offers safe, clean accomodations at reasonable prices in the best neighborhood (the plaka), a short walk from the acropolis. please understand that this is not a high end hotel that caters to guests demands. they have a variety of rooms in this very old guest house - some with air conditionioning and private baths - but do not expect american standards compared to a "holiday Inn" in the states. if an american or european walks in and begins making demands, he will not be met with courtesy. if their rooms are full that is the end of the story. what you see is what you get. my experiences at this hotel have been very good. paying guests are treated very well.
there are very many customers that return on every trip to athens. this hotel functions very well as a "base of operation". for this price range you will do much worse elsewhere. if you want more amenities, spend a couple of hundred dollars more a night and stay at the electra palace.
Horrible horrible horrible
I have seldom stayed in a worse place anywhere in the world. I have travelled extensively as have the 3 other people with me and we all hated it here. The rooms were shabby, bathrooms were dangerous, public rooms filthy and need painting, and very inefficient and sometimes very nasty personnel. I cannot for the life of me understand how this place got good reviews. Perhaps years ago it was nice but now it is vile. Or perhaps they paid someone to get a good review. All reviewers ought to reassess this place because they are misleading travellers. The only thing to recommend it is the location; there are many other properties in Plaka. I strongly advise avoiding this place.
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... houses were and then areas of gorgeous boutiques and yummy food. We found the best bakery in the world (well it definitely rivals jindabyne) which sold yummy food, lots if fresh bread, gelato and the best juices and burgers ever! 2.50 euro for a burger (mind you it was cold but so good!!!) which we grabbed on our second day, hired a car for 45 euro and explored the island! We were pretty lucky actually because the age limit was 23 ...
... went upstairs to the breakfast spread to get things for an afternoon snack...yep, you heard me. Here in Europe they serve thick slices of juicy tomatoes and hearty slices of gorgeous English cucumbers, olives, olive spread, sun dried tomatoes...that's what I piled high on my plate and took back downstairs to put in the fridge in our room to save for later...no need to buy lunch or a snack! In Turkey, the hotel served lettuce, fresh mint and ...
... passed. I had goosebumps. - The Hermes in the Stadium and encountered elsewhere; the male appendages included with the male busts has always amused me when studying them in books; to see them in person was extra amusing. - Monastiraki and Plaka districts; very scenic shopping and eating districts. - The beautiful multi-coloured, multi-headed flowers that were everywhere in Greece. - Learning how to say “Thank you” in Greek… ...
... her trip and at about 4 I start panicking thankfully at around 5 she shows up its great to see her again. I arrange to have dinner with, jumana, Zoe, Fallon, Kelsey and Rich as they are all staying one more night it's great to see them and talk to them again considering that morning I thought I wouldn't but it means I have to say good bye yet again it's still as hard but at least I keep my self ...
... to change hotels because rooms are not available. No big deal - it is actually kind of fun to see what another hotel in the area is like - do not get me wrong though it would be even more fun if our bags could fly when we change hotels! We ended up having to switch hotels. The receptionist was apologetic and found us a hotel room just around the corner. Traveling like we have been traveling, people's word of mouth has become very important. And the majority of ...