Arion Athens Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Arion Athens Hotel
Clean and modern hotel. We had one of the rooms with a balcony and could look straight out at the Acropolis. Breakfast was OK but was the same every day. Some variation would have made a big difference. The location is excellent for all the main sites and for travelling by metro from the airport. We had some overnight noise from loud music from adjacent properties. It did not trouble us, but we wonder how it would be in the summer. Overall we would stay there again and it was good value.
Hôtel propre et moderne. Nous avions une des chambres avec balcon où l'on pouvait voir l'Acropole. Le petit déjeuner était correct mais tous les jours c'était le même. Un peu de changement ne ferait pas de mal. L'emplacement est top pour accéder aux différents sites et pour venir en métro de l'aéroport. La nuit, on entendait fort la musique des bâtiments voisins. Cela ne nous a pas dérangé mais nous nous sommes demandés ce que cela pouvait être en été. Globalement, nous y reviendrions, il s'agit d'un bon rapport qualité/prix.
Very VERY Nice
In an area that is not equal to its standard! BUt VERY central to many spots and train station. Very flexiable and helpful management and front staff. Lovely room and bathrooms. If you are lucky to get a view of the Ruins you are in for a treat. Beakfast was the best to all the other 10 hotels we stayed while doing our Europe trip. We would stay there if we return.
très bon hôtel , emplacement idéal pour un séjour découverte au centre de la vieille ville, accueil chaleureux, service et prestation petit déjeuner très satisfaisante . adresse à recommander.
A clean, modern conveniently located hotel
A very modern, clean hotel situated in the middle of Athens - walking distance to the Acropolis and all other major historical sites. quiet while we were there with friendly staff. Breakfast is self service and more continental with croissant, bread, cakes, ham & cheese, hard boiled eggs, cereals, greek yoghurt, jams etc.
It's only a few minutes from Monstraki train station which has direct lines to both the airport (10 euro for two - 40 minutes journey) or the port of Piraeus (2.7 euro for two - 15 minutes or so) from where we easily caught a ferry to Aegina 1 hour away 12 euros return each.
The area is 'up & coming' but safe and very near to bustling markets, excellent bars and restaurants and all the tourist attractions - all within easy walking distance.
All in all an excellent place to stay - and a quiet time of year to visit.
Très bonne adresse
durée : 6 nuits (29/12/06 au 04/01/07)
Accueil & renseignements : de très bonne qualité.
Personnel : aimable & disponible.
Chambre : spacieuse, conforme à demande de situation et orientation, parquet au sol, réfrigérateur, coffre-fort, SdB en marbre, propre, linge de toilette changé quotidiennement, bien entretenu.
Petit déjeuner : copieux, varié, en self.
situation : dans quartier en réhabilitation, à proximité des transports en commun, 10/12 mn à pied de l'entrée de l'Acropole.
The hotel is nice and is located near the shopping in downtown Athens. Great food near by for a cheap price. The hotel itself looks nice and if you get a room facing the acropolis (5th or 6th floor) you will not be dissappointed.
One word of caution is that I booked through Expedia and when I arrived they DID NOT have my reservation. I was extremely dissappointed at this but the hotel did still find us a room. Just be cautious of this as the rate I got charged after was higher than expedia's rate.
Good luck and enjoy your stay.
A very nice hotel in a very convenient location. It was cozy, clean, and had a nice view of the Acropolis with a good price.
Nice hotel, but very noisy
The hotel was really easy to find and only about 5 mins walk from Monastiraki metro station. The Psiri area is full of restaurants and tavernas, which made for a really noisy night (we stayed over a Saturday night). The noise - singing and music - kept going until the early hours of Sunday morning, which might not be a problem for some but when you have a boat to catch the next morning, it's not great. The staff were friendly though and the breakfast was satisfactory.
This hotel in a lovely location, high up on a hillside, overlooking the bay (strenuous downhill walk to get into town, but I think they ran a bus also) Most rooms had a balcony or terrace overlooking the sea. The staff were pleasant and the rooms, though not large or luxurious, were adequate and clean. The pool is small but a nice area to relax in. It was a peaceful, quiet sort of place (though we did go off-season in May, so I don't kow what it's like when there are more kids). Food was good. Restaurant has a gorgeous terrace for sitting out at night.
Plenty of bars down in the town, about 15 minutes stroll away.
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... simply felt like a typical run-down section of any large urban area, it contrasted sharply to our carefree Island Time. But the hotel was more than decent if not as charmingly warm as our lodgings in the Aegean paradise. We walked up to the rooftop. The bar was not yet operative, as the hotel was in the finishing stages of a complete do-over, which also, in addition to the location, explains its low cost, at least for central Athens, of €76. There we ...
... afternoon sweets from the same bakery as earlier today. Our plans for the days - photos included! After the quick but unreal donut we embarked on about a 20 minute walk to to Syntagma Square in order to get to our Hop On Hop Off bus tour of all the amazing spots in Athens. This walk gave us a taste of the different sides to Athens. Very small roads, lots of one way streets, hardly any traffic lights, constant honking, very small streets and everyone ...
... to take on the city. It was lovely just wandering around checking out a few sights, stopping for a drink or an ice cream along the way. We got lost (often) but we had no time constraints today, so just kept wandering until we knew where we were....handy to have the Acropolis as a guide, that's hard to ...
... and we start 1st stop at the original Olympic game spot this is the spot where all nations that are going to have Olympic Games in their country they have their torches lit from here after it arrives from Mt Olympia. we drive past a few high spots but can't stop for photos and then bus stops and we alight we are going to the Acropolis Museum, walking down the richest street in Greece, we think only the embassies can afford to ...
... had loungers which made it a bit more comfortable. When we got to Athens the bus had a flat battery so we were stranded for two hours until the AA guy came to get it going again (unlike Swiss time, Greek time is verrrrry relaxed). Luckily we were stranded on a beach which was great for everyone to have a swim since ************e had showered. When we got to Athens we went for a driving tour of the city but because we were delayed we missed out on going up to the ...