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Historical Traveler Reviews Airotel Alexandros Athens
3 days vacation so much better than any expectations. Alexandros hotel is quiet place in beautiful and safe area. It is very convenient located just a few minutes away, walking distance, from the closest metro station, which provides easy transportation to all the places to see in city. Incredible good combination of quietness and convenience. Excellent restaurant, perfect service, helpfull and friendly staff are making the stay there even more pleasant. This is a place with great atmosphere where you can fully enjoy Athens and your vacation.
Loved the Alexandros, but a bit out of the way
Arrived early to the hotel and we were upgraded to the Bronze Suite. Huge room with California King, sitting area with chairs and couch, and a huge bathroom. Shower (that floods the floor, as usual in Athens) plus bathtub with 2 sinks. Very stylish decor-black walls, modern art on the walls and plants in vases. Decent buffet breakfast is included with the usual trimmings plus some nice extras: fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, breakfast meats. The staff was always friendly and especially helpful, including the front desk and manager. All common areas were very well-kept, cool and clean. Free internet in the lobby (1 computer only). Nice lobby bar, but very small. Didn't try the restaurant for dinner.
The only drawback was it's distance from the city center: 10 minutes from the nearest Metro and at least 2 stops from most of the tourist stops. But it's in a quiet little corner not far from local cafes and tavernas. I would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend it, but only if you're willing to walk a bit to get to town.
location is good, just 1 min walk from the airport bus (x95) station.
a very typical hotel - in terms of facilities, rooms, everything.
one thing to note, we arrived Athens late on the nite of check-in, started having shower around 11:30pm. However, there's suddenly very little hot water from the tap. Basically there's no hot water. As it's late and we were tired, We didn't bother to get a room change. when we had shower on the next day, there's hot water.
Suspect there's something to do with their centralized water-heating system - be careful.
As mentioned, we arrived late. Good to found the hotel restaurant opens till mid-night!
Another thing, we requested for late checkout, extended to 1pm.
We went out at 11am after breakfast, when we returned to the room - we found the room was cleaned and tidied!! But the cleaner should see we still got luggages / bags in the room!
(we usually would put "Do not distrub" sign at the door if we do not prefer cleaner to come in, but they dont have the sign!)
Room was a little cramped and simple by U.S. standards, but clean. We were able to get this room (albeit expensive) at a time when there was a run on hotel rooms due to Eurovision semis and finals.
In general, the staff/service was good (they were friendly and helpful). When we requested a taxi via the hotel, the rates were exactly what we expected to pay. Hotel was conveniently located near bus lines which can take one all over the city.
If you are looking for atmosphere, there is no pool, and no view. We traveled several times into Syntagma for shops and dining. The hotel breakfast was comparable to other hotel breakfasts we had had in three other Greek hotels, but the eggshells in my scrambled eggs turned me off a bit, and room service (omelet, moussaka) was mediocre.
Sure, it's Greece, but the smoke filtering into our non-smoking room at night was unbearable. We guessed that the air-conditioning/ventiliation is shared by all rooms so if someone is smoking in another room, they might as well be on your couch. We had to stuff a towel at the base of our door, turn the ac off and open the windows instead.
For the money, I might try looking elsewhere.
Gracious Hosts, Wonderful Service and Exceptional Personnel
Our 4 days stay at the Hotel Alexandros was as magnificient as the City itself. Clean, comfortable, excellent accomodations, incredible staff that went out of their way to assist us in any way they could.
Jannis at the front desk took time to help us with sight seeing routes, suggestions, directions and local attractions. He outlined on the map the way to the Metro, places to see and even arranged a day trip to 3 of the Greek Islands for us. They were happy to arrange cabs, help with luggage and the most courteous waiters, waitresses, bar staff and registration staff we have encountered in our travels.
The restaurant was superb. The breakfast served a variety of items, presented beautifully and our coffee cup was always filled. Our dining experience was equally as wonderful. Since we had an early morning departure on our cruise, the staff even arranged for us to have a light breakfast and hour earlier than they normally opened. If I get back to Greece, we shall return to the Hotel Alexandros.
Wonderful Hotel - Fabulous Location - Terrific Staff!
As someone who is very picky about hotels, I was pleasantly suprised with this one. I went with 5 other friends. We stayed in triple rooms and they were pretty big and comfortable. Breakfast was good, and it was in a good location. But the best part was the staff. They were outstanding!! They took very good care of us. Yiannis particularly went above and beyond to make sure our stay was a good one. We were so impressed with the hotel that we returned to Athens for two extra nights at the end of our stay. I highly reccommend it.
A very decent choice
About a week ago we spent a couple of nights in Athens in this downtown hotel. We had booked without really knowing anything about it except its super convenient location (right next to the old town and the Acropolis) but it turned out to be more than a decent choice. Nothing flashy but the rooms were very nice and the breakfast was very good. Above all, the staff was welcoming and very friendly. I'd say it was an excellent price/quality deal.
Nice hotel. Pretty good location, except that from Plaka on Friday evening we couldn't find a cab driver willing to drive that direction because of traffic (which ended up not being bad at all).
We booked using -----. When we arrived at the hotel, they said they had no record of your pre-paid reservation. They refered back to their reservation office and finally straigtened everything out. I'm not sure if the mistake was from ----- or their end. So definitely re-confirm ahead of time!
We didn't bother to ask for a non-smoking room, so we had a run-of-the-mill smoking room. The room was not very spacious, but all of the ameneties were as expected.
The complimentary continental breakfast buffet was surprising and excellent.
Great Value for Money
This hotel was a very nice surprise. At the end of our Greek Islands getaway we decided to spend one more night in Athens. Before leaving Santorini we booked on line with Expedia, as we didn't want to spend the whole night searching for somewhere. As there was no hotels in the Plaka area available and the Alexandros didn't look to far off from the main attractions we decided to book. The hotel itself is in a lovely and safe area by all of the embassy's. The decor is very modern with all of the amenities you would expect from a 4 star hotel. The concierge were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast in the morning was very good.
The location of the hotel is around a 15 minute walk to Plaka however you get to see things you would not normally see. We were able to walk by the newly restored marble stadium they used originally for the first modern day Olympic games and the ones held last summer, and the Gardens of Zeus which has lots of different ruins hiding .
The prices are reasonable on weekends as I would think it is more a business hotel during the week, I would reccommend the Alexandros highly.
For business or pleasure
While definitely a business type hotel due to the hotel's proximity to many embassies including the VERY well fortified American embassy, this is still a comfortable, unprentious stay for the tourist as well. The building is new; thus the rooms and public areas are modern looking with the not unattractive use of glass and metals to tart up the public areas. The breakfast is really tasty, offering both western and greek specialities. If you like good strong coffee, this is the place. Rooms are good sized, clean, efficiently laid out and have balconies. Most look onto the ancient church which fronts the horse shoe driveway to the hotel. The hotel is not in the center/plaka area but the subway is a five minute walk and just a few stops from everything. There are shops and restaurants everywhere in close proximity. The Alexandros is a good stay for safety, comfort and accessibility to services. Highly recommended.
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