Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel
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So we were really happy to arrive in Athens (read: leave Crete). It was so easy catching the bus and finding where we were staying quickly! Very happy! Plus we were totally stoked with our hotel! It is very cool. It is Grecian decorated with high ceilings, crisp white bed linen, cloud-like pillows and a decent mattress - Aahhh... Bliss at last …
Today was a big day of travel. After saying farewell to all the lovely staff at the hotel we headed for the port to catch the ferry to Naples. Fiona's trip ends today so we had to say farewell to each other when we got off the ferry 55357; We have had so much fun together it will be weird on my own for the next ten days. I jumped in a taxi to get to the airport. ...
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The Magna Grecia is a small boutique hotel with a beautiful rooftop restaurant overlooking the Acropolis. Right in the heart of a vibrant historical location a wonderful place to experience the beauty and pace of Athens city.
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Loved the Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel
Really one of the best hotels we have ever stay. We loved Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel. Stelios the owner was always glad to help us and very helpfull. The location is excellent at the city center of Athens and also very near to Acropolis. We had panoramic Acropolis view from our room. The breakfast was excellent too.
Look no further! A true Greek experience. Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teenagers) had one of the more memorable experiences of our lives at this hotel in June of 2005. Our trip would not have been the same had we stayed elsewhere. The views of the Acropolis from the rooftop dining area were spectacular and we spent several hours every evening in this most pleasant atmosphere. The rooms were quaint, charming , and very clean with beautiful views as well. The location was ideal and you can walk anywhere from this hotel. Stelios, the owner, could not have been more accomodating to our family. He was truly interested in us and made each one of us feel really special. A lovely man.
Great location and breakfast buffet
Beautiful locale and rooms. We had an excellent view of the Plaka and the Acropolis from our balcony. Our room had hardwood floors, a dressing table, comfortable bed, fluffy robes, armoire, and a beautiful hand-painted ceiling. Every morning, there was a breakfast buffet in the third floor garden patio, which was very handy given the Greek custom of having only coffee for breakfast. The staff was very friendly. As expected in Europe, the bathroom was small but adequate.
This is the best location for anyone interested in the plaka and the old city, you come out the front door and you're in cathedral square..Truely a great buy..request a room with an Acropolis view, it's worth it..helpful staff, good breakfast, clean and comfortable..PERFECT
An amazing hotel!!!
It is a small and traditional hotel. You feel like living in your home. The people there are ready to help you with anything you want. The most amazing thing in that hotel is the roof garden! It is on the top floor of the hotel with fantastic view to acropolis. It is suitable for realaxing alone or with your friends! You can have a drink up there and believe it is not going to be the same with other places. Anyway you have to live it in order to understand what I'm saying! The rooms are very comfortable and well decorated!The next time I will be in Athens, I'm going to stay defenetely to Magna Grecia hotel!
My husband and I stayed at the Magna Grecia for 4 nights this January. Although Athens was quite cold at the time, we had a great weekend in large part due to our experience at the hotel.
We spent two weeks in Greece - Athens, Santorini, Mykonos. We slept on horrible uncomfortable beds at every hotel until we came to the Magna Grecia! We LOVED it! The people at the desk were so warm and accomodating. The beds were the most comfortable ones we'd encountered on our entire trip. The view from the roof top was incredible and location was the best in town! One block from the upscale shops, one block from the markets and just a few blocks to the Parthenon! The hotel itself had a great old world Euro charm with 14 foot ceilings, moldings and lovely decor.
We arrived and were told to expect a room with an Acropolis view, but instead received a room with a window that overlooked an air shaft. From reading another posting here, this seems like it's happened before. We weren't even given a discount for that room, but instead were charged full price.
Find this place on the 'Net and it looks great, a 4 star boutique. Get there and you'll be very disappointed. Firstly, you'll have to drag your luggage up a long flight of stairs to get to the Front Desk. Then you'll get a room that cannot be effectively locked from the inside since the old fashioned skeleton key is tied to the card that works the electricity. Pick the one you want to work but not both! Noisy old place with missing faucet gear in bathroom and forget the bathrobes they promise. Or the minibar. No shower curtain either. I booked a double room at top price with "beautiful Acropol view," and got an inside room with a "view" of a stairwell. Another guest I met told the same story. The breakfast room is on a top floor and does have a view, but I felt ripped off by the rest. Hard to communicate with staff (langauge). I e-mailed several times before my stay to confirm exactly the accomodations and was told each time, "Yes." But it was if it all went in one ear and out the other with nothing registering. Stay at the AVA Hotel in Plaka instead. Approximately same price but ever so much better.