Acropolis View Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Acropolis View Hotel Athens
Enjoyed staying there
I came back from Athens this morning. Stayes at Acropolis View for a week. My room was clean and nice. Had a small fridge, TV and phone. I have only 2 small complaints. 1. no hairdryer in the room. there is one to take from reception, but not always available. 2. the temperature of the water while showering changes, meaning getting too cold or too warm without notice. Breakfast is simple but this is not a luxury hotel and the price is accordingly.
Good value, great location
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a few nights last May. Someone (prob connected to the hotel) gave us the impression that it was a romantic place to stay. Um, no. It's not what I would call romantic at all. It was a good value, and we really liked the location of the hotel. The view from the rooftop is wonderful, although I think calling it a "garden" is misleading. There was some random old patio furniture up there, and it wasn't the cleanest spot. (If you look on their website you'll see tables on the roof set up with tablecloths and plates -- we never saw that. But maybe they've changed it since we were there.) But you can't argue with the view of the Acropolis (especially at night!), and one night we also enjoyed hearing a bit of the performance from the theatre. If you walked onto the balcony of our room and looked left, you could also see the Acropolis fairly well. The room itself was okay...the fridge was nice to have, but the air conditioning was spotty and made a lot of noise. The staff was friendly in general; one woman in particular was very helpful and always had a smile for us. The breakfast was average on taste, but it was plentiful. By the way, we found a lovely Japanese restaurant nearby -- I don't know the name of it, but when you leave the hotel turn left, then turn left again at the end of the alley (Robertou Galli), and at the corner of Garibaldi turn left once more. It's beside a fancier restaurant and you have to ring the buzzer to be let in. I know it might seem a bit odd to recommend a Japanese restaurant in Greece, but we enjoyed it so much we went back. :-) The food was very good and the people who work there are nice and appreciative.
The Name Says it All
We stayed at the Acropolis View Hotel in July of this year. If you're looking for a relatively low-priced hotel in an excellent locaton this is it. Rooms are sparse, but clean. We had a small fridge and air conditioning, with private (albeit small) bath. The best thing about this hotel is the rooftop garden. You have an unmatched view of the Acropolis and front of the Parthenon. We could also hear the music from the Herod Atticus Theater just at the foot of the Acropolis as we sipped our wine, which we purchased from a nearby store. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and I was able to arrange booking by e-mail. I will definitely stay here again the next time I'm in Athens.
I stayed here for my last two nights in Greece at the recommendation of someone I met on the metro. (This person had also stayed at the same place I had stayed my first two nights in Greece so I thought I could trust the recommendation.) It was 50 euro a night for a single! (The first hotel was 115 Euros a night and definitely not twice as nice.) It was a great value. The furniture is a little dated and there were a few quirks e.g., the phone in my room didn't work, the air con went out for a few hours, I had to ask them to turn the air con on when I returned to my room. But they let me use the phone in the lobby and the staff was quite friendly and accomodating. The only issue was the location. Though it was close to the Acropolis it is not too close to other sites or tranportation. You have to walk all the way around the Acropolis to get to the plaka and most other museums. But it was interesting to stay in a somewhat residential part of Athens. None of the first floor rooms have balconies but all of the others do. If I stuck my head out the window, I had a full view of the Parthenon. It was a very decent hotel for the price.
Best View at Acropolis View
Best central location in Athens directly across from the Acropolis. Right next door to good inexpensive restaurants and shops. Short walking distance to everywhere. Friendliest most helpful staff in the world. Very reasonably priced.
Nice view from the roof
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for a total of five nights in May 2005. We had three different rooms since we were going back and forth from Athens. The last night we finally had one with a view of the Acropolis. The room on the first floor had no view at all, just a vent into an alley. You can get the Acropolis view from the rooftop garden and while up there you can also hear the performances at the nearby Theater of Herodes Atticus.
The hotel in general is clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is okay. Nothing special -- toast, yogurt, ham and cheese, fruit, cereal, etc. The rooms are clean, though some are a bit overcrowded with furniture. The first room we were in was on the third floor and the ceiling in the bathroom leaked water onto the toilet. There were some water leaks on the main stairs as well. The showers were all small, but the hot water supply was fine. The major problem was noise from the hallways at night. Marble floors = echoes. In addition, none of the rooms we were in had the refrigerator they advertised.
Overall, the location is the best part of this hotel. If you want to get up bright and early to see the Acropolis, this is the place to stay!
Pleasant hotel, good location
Stayed 3 nights in April 2005 in room 301 (one of the smaller rooms, overlooking courtyard, with partial view of acropolis). Found the hotel clean, convenient, comfortable and quiet (though some noise from dogs in courtyard barking / growling). Nice modern bathroom, though door didn't quite close, and water temp in shower prone to go variation. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Breakfast OK, though not exciting.
When I enquired, I was quoted a rate of 60€ per night. Upon arrival, this price was confirmed, and we were told it was a special rate, and that it included breakfast. On the back of the room door the rate given for April to Oct was 115€ and for Nov to March, 65€. At 60€, the hotel was good value, and I would stay here again. At 115€, I wouldn't.
Who was getting the view?
I think the Acropolis View had real advantages but some major problems also. Contrary to the booking conditions (Partial Acropolis view or City view), our room did not have a view of the Acropolis, but of a building site in the next street. When we arrived home on both evenings we stayed (and it was quite late), nearly all of the room keys were hanging in the cabinet, and there weren't many people at breakfast either, giving us the impression of them not being exactly at full capacity, so we did wonder why we weren't given one of the rooms with a view. The website says the hotel was renovated in 1998. Either they didn't renovate our room or they foolishly chose avocado green bathroom fittings and '70s style tiles! I suspect it is the former. Not that the room wasn't clean or quite adequate, just a bit tired looking. The elegant rooftop garden shown on the websites is now only a couple of plastic tables and chairs, BUT it does have an amazing view of the Parthenon, that's for sure. On the good side, I should mention that the staff were very friendly and helpful, the location is great, literally at the foot of the Acropolis and 10-15 minutes walk max from the Plaka, with Acropoli subway station not too far away. My main issues are to do with discrepancies between the website and my booking, compared to what we actually got.
Pets Welcome at the Acropolis View
We've stayed at the Acropolis View several times in the last few years including 2002. The first time was because our friends had a big dog they were bringing to Greece and there is a rooftop kennel...unusual in Athens. The rooms are simple but clean, and the view of the Acropolis is phenomenal. Easy walking dsitance to the Plaka. Breakfast is included and offers juice, croissants or rolls, boiled eggs, luncheon meat and cereal.Hard to find and taxi drivers don't always know about it, but it's a good value and you can't beat the location. Did not find it noisy.
We took public transport from the airport and the Acropolis View is only about a 10min walk from the subway station. It is tucked away on a side street so you need a good map to find it, but the view from the terrace is wonderful. It is 1 block away from the foot of the Acropolis. The rooms are very basic but clean and are air conditioned.
The breakfast was good, eggs, fruit, bread, juice coffee. Really close to the Plaka area. Negatives - Its an old building and the lobby smells smoky, the street is noisy. We found the price expensive for the type of hotel.
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