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Hello again! I am wrapping up my Greek experience, and it has been interesting! I left Santorini looking for a less crowded island. That's exactly what I got. I arrived Folegandros for what I thought would be two days of relaxing. There is NOTHING to do on the island -- no sports, no history. So, I started and finished reading Crime and Punishment …
... charges etc. Shanah ordered a moussaka and a wine and I ordered a 500ml beer, I didn't want to eat here as we were struggling with budget and I was hanging out for gyros. When the bill came all I can say is that I was surprised - true to their word they had only charged us for Shanah's meal. We went back to the hotel for a rest then went to get some more gyros for dinner. Figuring that I had skipped lunch I justified getting 2 for myself, a chicken and a pork and then I had to ...
... too see. This was for sure Jamie's favourite part of the day. Then we went on a quick bus tour of the city, and got dropped off in the middle of athens for 3 hours of free time. We walked through the Plaka district which is apparently a must see according to the locals. There were tons of little street restaurants and cafes so we grabbed a quick drink. After that we hit up some local tourist shops and wandered to a main strip with a bunch ...
... taken through the city center of Athens and saw all of their government buildings. Included was the very interesting crying square which is in the middle of all the public servant buildings. Turns out that a while ago whenever a new government was elected in Greece they would fire all the old public servants and hire their own! The day after takeover the square would be filled with thousands of public servants packing their stuff and crying! Hence crying square!
... saw the ladies weaving the rugs which was awesome. It did make me appreciate why they are so expensive! Plus, as much as it was a big tourist selling thing apparently its like a collective and so they train women to make the rugs and then they can work from home and their stuff is all sold at a central location and so it keeps their traditional skill alive. When we finished here our bus took us back into the port town so that we could do some shopping in the bazaars before getting back ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Electra Hotel Athens
Good location, terrible room
Very centrally located hotel... but I was unlucky with the room - I got a tiny interior room with big air conditioning units outside my window so it was too hot and noisy to open window, and the air con was killing my throat inside... so I had a very bad night's sleep.
Make sure you have an room facing the main street near the top floor if possible.
Would not book there again
We stayed at the Electra Hotel for 2 days earlier this month (May 2006). The room was extremely small. This was supposed to be a deluxe room. We had to walk sideways between the desk and the bed to get to the other side of the bed. The bathroom was equally small. When you open the door it reaches almost all the way to the toilet. Therefore we had to go between the toilet and the tub to open or close the door. The space between the tub and the toilet was about 6 inches wide.
We were a group of eight and occupied 4 rooms. All the rooms had the same problems. One room had a charge of 2 euros for a Sprite which neither of the 2 occupants had. They refused to take it of the bill. We do not recommend the Electra and will never book a room there again.
Just got back from 3 nights in Athens staying at the Athens Electra Hotel which hugs Syntegma square. The flight into Athens was trouble free and the airport adjoins the station which can take you straight into Athens and beyond for 7 euros. Unfortunately first impressions count. The booking office clerk was rude and irritated at our asking what type of ticket we required and the platform number, Thankfully a member of public came to the aid of a group of equally bemused tourists and directed us to the right location. Once that was all over, the journey to Syntagma square was trouble free and quite pleasant. The hotel is a couple of minutes walk away. The plus about this hotel is that it is in a central safe location. Plaka, and all the tourist sights are within easy walking distance. The room we stayed in was small and didn't have much of a view. The bathroom was also quite tiny. We were only there for 3 nights so it didn't really matter as we were out most of the time. There were no tea and coffee making facilities, so we would get take outs from McDonalds across the road, there was a hairdryer and we had clean sheets and towels daily. Above all the hotel was clean. Breakfast was average but ample.
Muy buen hotel
He estado dos noches en este hotel y estoy encantada con la elección.
Es un hotel con todas las prestaciones y el personal tiene un trato muy correcto y gran disponibilidad.
La habitación estaba bien de tamaño (el baño era muy pequeño), muy limpia y acogedora.
La ubicación también es muy buena: Tiene la mayoría de sitios turísticos cerca. Si quieres salir por la noche está muy cerca de la Plaka y del Psirri (las dos zonas más típicas para salir) y, además, la zona es segura para pasear. Está en la zona de tiendas caras de Atenas.
El hotel es algo caro pero se corresponde con los servicios que recibes.
Would Stay Again
Nice accommodations. Hotel seems to be newly renovated.
I had a single and the room was very small, but appropriate for just crashing for one night...If staying for a few days, I would recommend spending a few more euros for a larger room...and one with a view...mine was 501 (i think) and i had a view of a concrete building.
Friendly and helpful staff checking in and out.
Great location...steps from Syntagma Square and a quick walk to Plaka and the Acropolis.
Room service was a treat...good price for a great portion of food.
Great Hotel for First Visit
We stayed at the Electra October 7,8 & 9. A fellow tripadvisor had said you could see it from the Syntagma metro station. That was great! The room was very nice as was the complementary breakfast. The staff was most helpful. We took metro to the Acropolis and easily walked to the Plaka district. The Electra had all we wanted for our first trip to Athens. We recommend you stay there.
On our honeymoon to Greece, we stayed our first 3 nights (Aug 30-Sept 2, 2005) at the Electra Hotel as part of a travel package. Loved the central location--with great shopping outside your door, close to metro line, walking distance to the lively Plaka district, and many dining choices around. Clean rooms and courteous staff. The only drawback was the double bed--2 singles pushed together--not the best for a good night's sleep. The daily breakfast was delicious compared to the other hotels in Greece we stayed at, complete with a fresh-squeezed orange juicer. Would stay there again!
Convenient & Comfortable
Convenient to Plaka and transportation hubs. Room was small but comfortable. Staff was friendly. I considered it pricey but the convenience was most appealling.
Stayed there for three days from the 10th of May through the 13th. Can't beat the location: less than 200m from the "Syntagma Square" Metro station. You can easily see the hotel sign from the Metro entrance so orientation is easy. Staff is friendly, checked in quickly and was off to my room. The free breakfast is also very good, with a good choice of food and drink. However, the room I had was extremely small with a "double" being two singles put together. This was no problem; the real issue was the bathroom. The toilet was right up against the opposite wall. Don't want to go into detail but I'm 6'1" so this was inconvenient to say the least.
Just returned from Athens on November 16, 2003 after visiting Athens and Central Greece. Stayed at the Electra Hotel for one night. Found it better than the other 4**** hotel used at the beginning of the trip. It cost E 126. Certainly not the cheapest, but not the Grand Bretagne price either, but right across the square from it. If you want to be in the heart of everything and close to most everything in Athens - easy walking distance, this is a recommended choice. Anywhere else, the METRO is a block away on the square. It is in the hustle bustle area and the main shopping mall street, which we personally like. The room was not really large, but bigger than most. It was a rear room with two twins and sofa bed. Bed was very firm, like most every bed we had in Greece, but you did not feel the supports like in our earlier hotel.