Herodion Hotel

Address: 4 Rovertou Galli Street, Athens, Attica, 11742, Greece | 4 star hotel
 
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Location

This 4 star hotel, located in the Makriyanni area of Athens, is near Acropolis (Akropolis), Theater of Dionysos (Theatro Dionyssou), and Pnyx, Arios Pagos and Philopappou Hills.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsHerodion Hotel Athens

      Reviewed by maccanat29

      Looks good, but!!!

      Reviewed Feb 5, 2014
      by (4 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

      First impressions count! Ours of Herodion was walking through a cloud of cigarette smoke at the front doors to get to reception. This was because the lobby and restaurant are smoke free but they allow smokers to sit on the ledge at the front door and puff away. Of course the smoke pours in when the doors open. I was then surprised to learn this hotel had smoking floors-wow is this the 80s still. The lobby and restaurant are beautiful but were unusable by me as an asthmatic as they constantly stank of smoke. Our room was clean, with plenty of storage space, but the beds were the most uncomfortable I've ever slept on(this was our 12th hotel on our 11month world trip). I asked the staff whether these were standard throughout the hotel and they were shocked to learn that I found then so uncomfortable. A 10cm mattress on a hard base isn't something I think most people will find comfortable. Sleeping was made even more difficult by the very loud air conditioner unit located within the central courtyard of the hotel. It turned on every 15 minutes and rattled away all night.
      The staff are the reason this hotel is so highly rated. They are outstanding and will do almost anything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. They moved us to a different room and while my bed was the same, my daughter slept on a pull out sofa lounge with a "normal" mattress and had a much better sleep for our last 2 nights.
      The breakfast buffet is excellent, with a variety of choices to suit all tastes. The fresh OJ was a particular favourite.
      This hotels location is also a plus. It's a 5 minutes walk to the Acropolis Museum and entrance and a few more to the subway. The roof top garden has a spectacular view of the acropolis, particular at night.
      Would I stay in this hotel again, no I wouldn't, simply because of the smoking!

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      Reviewed by crownie

      A great experience

      Reviewed Apr 26, 2013
      by (7 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

      this hotel was amazing. close proximity to everything and made our stay in Athens memorable.

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      Reviewed by glennandcheryl

      Herodian Hotel

      Reviewed Jul 27, 2012
      by (2 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

      Great location, very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are basic, but very clean and comfortable. we certainly would come back.

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      Historical Traveler Reviews Herodion Hotel Athens

      Very good

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      Loved the staff at the Herodion, and surprised/pleased by the modern lobby, and atrium restaurant. Rooms were tight, though, but we already expected that from researching on-line. Breakfast buffet quite good, with more than rolls, and coffee. It consisted of eggs, sausages/bacon (although a little limp and undercooked by US standards), fresh fruit, juices, cakes, cookies, kalamata olives, yoghurt, toast, cereal. A word of caution, though, as some of the rooms had a "sewer" smell in them ---ours didn't, but our friends did, and had to request another room. Location to the Acropolis and Plaka was great. Would return!

      Excellent!

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      We stayed at the Herodion September 12 and 13, 2004. We found our room very comfortable and the daily breakfast had many delicious items to choose from. The staff were very helpful and accommodating. The location couldn't have been better. We were close to everything and were able to walk to all the sights. Their rooftop terrace was a treat. We would not hesitate to stay at the Herodion the next time we are in Athens.

      Good Location, adequate accomodation

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      My husband and I spent 2 nights at the Herodion and found it to be fine, small but what we expected for Athens.

      the breakfast was good, and the location was the best part. walking distance to Acropolis and plenty of good restaurants.

      Waste of Money

      from

      Traveling around Europe is always a surprise, but this hotel was a joke. The rooms were small and crampped (and we even had the "suite"). The paint was chipping off the wardrobe and off the bathroom ceiling. It also smelled like sewage because there was some sort of drain in the middle of the bathroom floor. The television was static-y and there were no English channels. The phone had different services too, but they did not correspond with the buttons so I had to call front desk for everything (which by the way is 100). The decor was not very appealing either and there is absolutely no hotel parking. These may seem like trivial points, but for 230 Euro a night, save your money. However, the airconditioner worked and the staff was very friendly.

      Highly Recommended

      from

      We spent 5 nights in early March 2004 and enjoyed our stay immensely.

      The room was quiet even though it was on the street. The breakfast bar was great with lots of choices for different appetites. And we got great pictures of the Acropolis from the roof at night!

      Comfortable and Functional, but a bit pricy

      from

      This hotel caters for business people, and so it should at the high prices it charges (180 Euros per nigth, 20 Euros for breakfast). I stayed here for 5 nights in March 2004 and while I found it to be comfortable and well located for exploring the area around the Acropolis, it was a bit expensive. My room had a view of the Parthenon, but was right next to a school yard full of screaming kids. The area is pretty run down (though by Athenian standards this was probably up market). Local archieture consisted on elegant buildings right next to Scud missles attacks, most bizzare to have elegance and ruin side by side, but then this is a 3000 year old city ! There are lots of shopping precints to explore and excellent bakeries on ever corner. A payphone outside the hotel takes calling cards available from the nearby magazine stand, in case you decide to call home and don't want to pay high hotel charges. I recommend this hotel, but ask for a quiet room in advance.

      Comfy beds and great locale

      from

      My husband and I stayed here in early Mar-04. I was pleasantly surprised by how nice everything was. Normally 4* Europe means 3* North America, but this really is a 4*! Our room was on an inner courtyard, so no view, but it was really quiet. The beds were super comfy, futon-like. The breakfasts were also very good (which isn't always the case in European hotels). My only advice is to get the hotel to fax their address in Greek letters to show the cab driver. Our's did not speak English and so we ended up at the Holiday Inn first (sounds like Herodian apparently).

      Great Hotel!

      from

      Great hotel! My boyfriend and I stayed at the Herodion after staying at various hotels during our 2-week vacation. The Herodion was by far, our favorite. The room was a good size and was very clean, with all the amenities. The location is awesome -- right below the Acropolis and a few blocks from the main district of Plaka. We would definitely stay there again.

      Very Good

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      Very clean hotel with friendly people to serv. Nice and warm rooms; very clean bathroom with small bath (difficult to sit down with two people at the same time :p).The breakfast is a buffet; everyday the same stuff, but enough choice. Hint : Don't taste the oranje juice, it's terrible! Overall A+ hotel !

      Awesome hotel

      from

      My wife, infant daughter and I stayed at the Herodion in Nov. '02. The hotel is very nice and the pictures on the website do not do it enough justice.

      The staff is courteous and the rooms are luxorious and clean.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Herodion Hotel Athens

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
       

      Travel Blogs from Athens

      Oh, what a view!

      A travel blog entry by kellyham on Nov 16, 2010

      We had a smooth flight into Athens from Paris, still can't believe that a few hours flight in Europe takes you to a completely different country with different culture and vibe. Walking though the airport terminal, we noticed a sign in Greek and was immediately thankful that English was right below it. We don't know a lick of Greek or the alphabets …

      It's all Greek to me...!

      A travel blog entry by maccanat29 on Feb 05, 2014

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      We arrived in Athens after flying from NY via a very quick transfer in London. Overnight flights are tricky and again we arrived zonked. I had a cold too so (again!) we took a nap. We woke late (oops!) but, hey, it's not as if we have to keep to a schedule, right?

      Later in the evening, we explored the hotel and Bronte found two spas on …

      'TO TRIKYKLO" Mezedopoleio -We love dining here!

      A travel blog entry by greekcypriot on Apr 08, 2013

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      ... place guarantees authentic Greek food. They are the ones who appreciate all the above.



      LOCATION: This is our 3rd visit and we did come here because it is an exceptional little gem and we happened to be staying at a neighbouring hotel –The Athens Gate. The 2 other times we came to the restaurant we took a taxi but this time it was so pleasant walking through the streets of Athens in the evening. The wild orange trees were ...

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