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Historical Traveler Reviews Economy Hotel Athens
Great value, perfect location.
Really easy to get to from Monastiraki/Omonia metro stops (as long as you follow the directions and stay on the main road Athinas and don't venture into other areas like we did by accident). Free internet and breakfast made this an above-average stay, and the location with the Acropolis within sight is just icing on the cake. Great value for the money. Very helpful staff.
Economy hotel: Really Bad!!!!
We have stayed at the Economy hotel two weeks ago We made a reservatión at this hotel because of all the good reviews that we read.I don,t know how people could say good things about this hotel, maybe we had bad luck but when I go on a trip I don,t wat to let everything in a chance!!!We didn,t expect a 5 star hotel for the price but this is the worst hotel I have ever been to.
First of all we arrived in the afternoon and they didn,t find our reserve and I send them a fax to confirm it so, how to explain it???
Next when we went to our room, we were very disappointed, the room was really small ( ok, in Athens a lot of rooms are small but so small????) we couldn,t put the luggage without bump into it, the heating doesn,t work so at night it was cold,I don,t know the AC, the safe deposit box was broken it was always closed so we could,t leave anything inside, the fridge was dirty, the furniture old and the bathroom has no curtain so we swam like ducks when we had a shower,when there was enough hot water for the two of us of course, and also as little as the room .......I don,t know if every room of this hotel is renovated but of course ours not.
We ask for another room and they didn,t change us because they say the hotel was full.We say everything about the safe deposit box and the heating but we had no answer.The hotel staff was rude all the time, maybe they were stressed.
The breakfast room is really ugly and sad,The breakfast was really poor, it wasn,t the worst of everything but the coffee was really bad and the plum cake like a stone, the variety was minimum, the same everyday and I want to say "the same".
But the worst thing was the location, yes, the location, it is very central OK, near to the omonia square but at night there are not highly recommended people around and many people can feel unsafe.We don, t like the zone at all,we haven,t any problem but... it seems to be part of a red district,next door to the hotel there is a sex shop, I think I say everything with this.
So for me it is better to spend a few more euros and book a decent hotel in a better and nice zone because it can spoil all your holidays.I think after looking for a hotel in Athens that there are a lot of small cheap hotels better than this.Good stay in Athens and regards.
I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. Hotel is situated in a very good location, just behind the city hall. You can walk to many major attractions such as Monastiraki ,Acroplois, Plaka, Syntagma without using the metro or other transport. My room was clean and nice. It's a single room on the 8 floor with the great view-48 euro per night. The staffs here were very helpful in recommending everything. They were ready to help you in every manner. There were also 2 computers in the breakfast room that you can use all time. I would like to recommend this hotel to budget traveller who want to spend time in Athens. I also got this information from this website. Thanks to the people in Athens forum!
With a rate of Eur70, we did not expect much before arrival. But it did not disappoint us, just like others' review. The location is great, close to metro station omonia & monastraski. So, it's convenient to get there from airport by metro. The room is clean and quiet. I got the room at upper floor facing the back side as requested.
Great budget accomodation
We just stayed at the Hotel Economy for 2 nights. As other users have written, it was very clean and the front desk staff were VERY helpful. Upon check in they provided us with a good map and highlighted some must see sights.
Our double room was simple and bathroom small with a small shower. Great location withing walking distance of the Plaka, National Museum etc etc and close to Metro lines.
Yes, the area is known as the red light district but we did not feel unsafe at any time. Do not be alarmed when you see a few --- Shops/Movie theatres nearby upon your arrival. They are discreet and you do not see anyone hanging around them and nobody will bother you. This hotel is a bright spot in a neighbourhood that is cleaning up its appearance. Again- we felt very safe and for 70 Euro including breakfast, in a great location, this place was perfect.
When we left for our early moring flight they even gave us some sandwiches and sweet bread wrapped up for our travels.
In communicating with them via email before our trip, they provided detailed directions to the hotel from the airport and gave us the options, instructions and prices for metro, bus and taxi. Because of this we were confident taking the metro from the airport which worked out perfectly and saved us a lot of money versus taking a taxi.
Nice bright breakfast room as well.
They do ask that you leave your key with them when you leave the hotel so that they know if they can clean your room because you are out. We didn't mind this at all- saved us from lugging around a key and possibly losing it.
For a $10 deposit you can get a safe key-the safe is in the closet.
If you stay here check out the nearby Central Market- very neat to see.
We would recommend for someone who doesn't require the high priced frills and who will be spending most of the time touring around the city.
Economy staff friendly and helpful
Good value for ordinary folk, backpackers -- anyone who can't afford or doesn't want to spend a lot to overnight in Athens. As other reviewers have said, the hotel is clean and neat. The location is pretty good, too, fairly close to the pedestrianized portion of Ermou (Hermes, the Messenger, the Greek counterpart of the Roman God Mercury) Street, and Plaka is accessible on foot as well for dinner (live music and singing is on offer in a few tavernas). The desk staff in particular were helpful in giving us detailed directions for making our way to the airport inexpensively, on public transportation, in the early morning hours for a 7 a.m. flight out. I am planning to stay again in the fall of 2005, and would recommend this hotel (intentional pun) without reservations of any kind.
Central location, confortable and clean room, very friendly staff.
Perfect location & Ambiance
Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. It was a very nice hotel. Easy walkng distance to Monistariki Square, Plaka, and National Archaeology Museum. I would recommend eating breakfast elsewhere, it's 8euro for nothing special. There is a great lounge on the roof and it has a relaxing and beautiful view of the Acropolis at night. Spectacular! The room was clean, comfortable, and had a fridge, airconditioning, and tv. The bathroom was good, and the hot water was sufficient. I would definitly come back to this hotel when I vacation in Greece again. The staff were very helpful and provided us with a small pocket size map of Athens, not all of Athens but it included the tourist areas around the hotel and through the Plaka.
We stayed in the Economy hotel for 4 nights in late May 2005.We found the hotel to be pleasant ,clean, centrally located within walking distance to all major attraction as promissed. The hotel staff were very polite & helpfull.
We got a room on a high floor as we requested ,although it had only a small shower it was a nice size room with a balcony.We recomend this hotel.
Friendly, central and clean
We stayed one night in this hotel as we arrived in Athens during a general strike - the ferries were not sailing. I called the hotel from Denmark and reserved two doubles without any problems. We were met with all friendliness and installed in the basic rooms just behind the town hall of Athens, one street away from Athinas and the modern agora. The location is known as the red light distrisct during the nighttime - but do not be afraid - we felt safe. The rooms are not too big, but they are nice and first of all clean. The hotel has recently been renovated (Olympics 2004, I guess). The hotel has a shaded roof garden with partial view of the Acropolis. You can buy drinks in the reception and bring them to the roof garden. Breakfast is very good for greek standard: Honey, yoghurt, different types of bread, cereals, milk, coffe, tea, juice and the traditional, but very dry greek cake. We can recommend this hotel as a friendly, simple and basic option. A double costed us 69 euro.
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