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After a helluva trip from Perth (refer Tams FB post to get all the details) we finally arrived in Athens to recharge the batteries before continuing on our journey …
Athens struggled a little to stand up, especially when you have been to Paris, Rome and the French Riviera before hand. Greece is a country that has been struggling for some time now and it shows, the country and Athens is looking a little run down and neglected with graffiti on anything and everything, but thank goodness for the Acropolis and the …
... shower, and have to let it warm up. Toilet paper does not go in the toilet, but in a little trashcan to the side. There are stray cats everywhere. There aren't really stores like Wal-Mart or Kmart or Target. Or, well, kind of, but on a much smaller scale. Stores and shops are more, like, divided here--everyone does his/her own thing. Mostly. Supermarkets like Extra or AlphaVita have both a grocery section and a home goods section, but ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAcropolis Select Hotel Athens
Hotel was well positioned, being only walking distance from the Acropolis and the Parthenon and handy to the hop on/hop off bus. No problems with the hotel, being both clean and roomy enough.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Acropolis Select Hotel Athens
Great Position, Great Air Conditioning, Great Price !
My wife and I stayed here for 11 nights during the Olympic Games in August 2004. Before we arrived we had some concerns about staying in a 3 star hotel in Athens but we were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is is in a shabby side street and looks fairly ordinary from outside but inside the lobby and bar and breakfast room are clean and modern and our bedroom on the 4th floor was fairly basic but very comfortable with a small but perfectly acceptable en-suite and a large balcony with a glimpse of the acropolis over the nearby rooftops. Best of all the air conditioning worked wonderfully both in our room and downstairs (though not in the corridor). All of the staff were very friendly and helpful and the position so close to the Plaka and nearby metro stations is great. At the price we paid during the Olympics you can stay in the Plaza in New York but at any other time its a bargain and we would have no hesitation in staying here again.
Location, location, location
My husband just returned from 10 days in Greece, 4 nights which were stayed at the Acropolis Select. We were very pleased with the location (5 minute walk to acropolis, plaka) and service. We could see the acropolis from our room! Although its a block away from a busy main street, it was very quiet and peaceful. The decor is very classy and the staff super helpful. Quite a bang for your buck!
No great shakes but OK
This hotel is reasonably priced, on a relatively quiet street, and well located to visit Athens' treasures.
Although it caters almost exclusively to tour groups, due to the fact that it is one of several hotels controled by a company that also has busses, my wife and I were well attended when we spent two nights there in March of 2004.
The room and bath were adequate and the breakfast ample.
You couold do much worse staying elsewhere.
The location of this hotel was ideal for walking to some of the tourist spots and you could see the Acroplist from the rear of the hotel. The rooms are clean and very comfortable with twin beds.
Unfortunately we found the hotel very noisey, especially the room we had at the front of the hotel. This was on a very noisey road with refuse collections some nights at around midnight. We also had some school children running in the corridors and slamming doors until the early hours of the morning.
The food in the hotel was good with a good veriety for the included breakfast and if you had an evening meal in the hotel, it was very reasonably priced.
Apart from the noise problem I would have no hesitation in recommending the Acropolist Select.
Bait and Switch Again
Booked hotel room in November 2003 for late March 2004. When I checked in, they told me exactly what they told the October 2003 reviewer. I told them I already knew their game, but they insisted the other "5 star" hotel was nice. It was a filthy dump. Very disappointed in hotel management. Hotel was nice, though.
Stayed two different times in September 2003, This place was great,clean,quite it is in walking distance to the Plaka and the Acropolis. staff very helpful and all spoke English. Breakfast was great. I will stay here every time I am in Athens.
Close to the Plaka
We stayed here for 84 Euro per night in April 2003.
The rooms were small and fairly modern and clean. It's about a 3 Star Hotel in Australian standards.
The Foyer, Bar and Breakfast Room are nice and modern. The Buffet Breakfast is really good too!
It's about a 5-10 minute walk to the Plaka/Acropolis.
It is very close to the Syngrou Metro stop.
Beware Bait and Switch Overbooking!
When we checked in we were told there were "problems" with our room and it was not available. Not to worry, they had reserved us a room at a much,better hotel down the street with the same accomodations- yes it is non smoking room and they will pay for the cab. But we had to pay now for the room. We thought ok there is no room for us but they are transferring us to will be a nicer place, free cab- no problem. The other hotel was a dump: the rooms were filthy and non smoking? The entire place was one big ashtray. We called the manager at the Acropolis and complained. She said I will call you back in 10 mins. She did. She had a cab pick us up and we returned..They then checked us in to the room we had orignally reserved. .. it was very nice.
We received absolutely superb treatment at this comfortable, well-located hotel. The polite staff all speak perfect English, will make sure you get a decent cab fare to the airport, and will generally treat you right. The full buffet breakfast was just wonderful, the breakfast room is lovely, and the rooms, while modestly decorated, are clean and some are spacious. Ours had a balcony and a view of the Parthenon for around $80 a night. I highly, highly recommend this hotel -- we stayed for nearly a week, and I've rarely stayed in a better, friendlier place in any country, including my own!!!
I have just stayed in this hotel, on my 6th trip to Greece, in July 2002. I have stayed in everything from the youth hostel to one of the best hotels in Athens.
For the price, i would say you will not find a better hotel. Clean, well decorated, friendly, staff speak perfect english, air conditioning in rooms, restaurant and bar lovely and cool. Bar and food prices same as outside hotel. Location is 5 - 10 mins walk to the Acropolis etc. Watch out for taxi-drivers at the Piraeus port - they will try to charge you 35 euro for a trip that should only cost 12. you could take the metro anyway - only .60 euro.