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Historical Traveler Reviews Jason Inn Athens
Noisy All Night
Good location, near Metro, historic ruins, bars and clubs. Decent room and breakfast. Wonderful view of Acropolis from balcony. Unfortunately, thumping music from club across alley with doors open was loud enough to make the floor and bed vibrate until 5 a.m. Sleep impossible.
Great View Of Acropolis From The Roof
Roof top has a restaurant looking at the acropolis at night is romantic and magnificent. Hotel has a good location. Food is good and well priced.
Great value for money
Jason inn is located in the Psiri area, an area full of trendy bars, clubs and cafes. It is also very close to Plaka, the archeological sites and the Thisio train station which is very handy if you want to travel within Athens.
The hotel in newly furnished and clean. The room and the bathroom size is fine and they are very clean.
The hotel has a roof restaurant with an excellent view to the Acropolis.
All and all it was very good value for money.
Just back from Athens where we stayed at Jason Inn for 7 nights (February 2005). Really, for the price we paid (Hotel Club 56 euros / double room, including buffet breakfast) the facilities were superb. The hotel had very friendly staff, rooms were clean and the whole hotel newly renovated (maybe for the olympics?). Really short walking distance from the main historical sites, excellent restaurant zone around the corner. Also the Thissius metro station was just 300 meters away.
Upon arrival, we asked for a room at the quieter side and did get one. In fact it was so quiet that we slept more soundly than at home (excellent beds, too). Often one gets disturbed when the other clients walk and talk in the corridors - in Jason Inn the bedrooms are well isolated with two doors. At the entrance there is first a small hallway and the bathroom and then another door that leads to the bedroom.
Another bonus is that every room has a balkony - well the view to the back of the hotel was pretty ugly, but a non-smoker travelling with a smoker always appreciates a balkony. Also the heating was really good - even bathrooms were warm - though they had a window out.
I do recommend!
Stuck in lift
We stayed in the Jason Inn Mid Nov 2004, Had a room with balcony overlooking rather noisy road. At night until 4-5am deep bass drum 'somewhere' in vicinity, no amount of pillows on head could disguise it. As mentioned earlier, smelly bathroom from drain holes - found that putting damp toilet tissue on the holes stopped this!
Last morning down in lift which somehow got out of sync with door opening halfway between floors! - pushed alarm and reception came - he got us to ground floor, well, about four feet above it, he held door open and 'encouraged' us to struggle out - well my wife is 54 and I'm 60 and disabled so a bit of a problem but we did it - with the concern of the lift suddenly going up or down at any moment and causing us rather severe problems.. Next minute we're booking out, I mention that we'd used one bottle of water and a small bottle of wine total 4 euros and suggest that we be 'excused' this because of the great inconvienance with lift, but no, was not haviong it, we had to pay this paltry sum, suppose should sue 'em really..
Eau de Toilette hotel
Besides the fact that owner or front desk person to greet you was incredibly rude, the room is horrible for the price, dirty very old blankets and the very worst part of it is the stench that comes out of the restrooms. It smells horrible. I asked to have it cleaned again because it smelled so bad, or to get a different room and was told that it would be done. The smelled remained, we had to stay in the same room because "they were fully booked". I would expect a room like this to cost 40 Euros max! It was worse than a hostel I stayed at for 18 Euros!! And as far as the location, there are other hotels much better situated and we asked the price as we walked around the Parthenon, 50 Euros, save your money and your nose!
Bad experience, dont waste your time!
The only thing I can say for the hotel, the bell boy was a very nice guy and very helpful.
Great place to base yourself
What can I say - if you want to go to the Islands and have to stay in ATHENS, this is the place to stay for around 100€, you will be city center, 2 minutes from Thisson Metro hence if you need to get to Piraeus for the ferry next morning, 10 mins on metro and you will be at the port looking for your ship. The musuems, Zeus, and all the sites are just at your door and the cafes in Thisson and bars seem to be booming with the locals. If you want to stay chilled and calm, the hotel has a fantastic roof top bar/restaurant and you can eat here and drink till 2am and look at the city below you ....... Rooms are clean and average but for the price it cant be beaten for location.
Fantastic location is worth the 3-star accomodations
By far, the best feature of the Hotel Jason Inn is its incredible location. It is within walking distance of Plaka (where all the amazing restaurants and quaint little shops are located... definitely head to Plaka for dinner rather than staying at the hotel, as your options at Plaka are endless) and is also not too far from the Acropolis (also walking distance... if you're wearing comfortable shoes!). You simply can't find a better location within Athens for this price. In addition, the roof garden (where you are served a great breakfast every morning, and can also go for dinner or drinks at any time) is simply amazing. You are given an incredible view of the acropolis during the day and ESPECIALLY at night -- my husband and I went up there for late night ouzo with the views of the acropolis all lit up (I definitely recommend doing that!).
However, there are some drawbacks to the hotel that come with any 3-star in Europe. While the hotel is very clean, and the service is decent, the rooms are rather small. Half the rooms don't even have a window -- not good for anyone who is even slightly claustrophobic. (In the hotel's favor, they allowed us to look at 3 rooms before choosing which one we'd like to stay in. The rooms with windows are smaller, but definitely worth it). Beds are not all that comfortable -- but most likely, you won't be sleeping that much in Athens anyway, as there is so much to do! Bathrooms are clean enough. However, the shower is not enclosed at all (as is common in Europe) so water gets all over the bathroom (one of my pet peeves).
Overall, I think this is a good place to stay in Athens -- you should just be prepared for certain shortcomings. The location and roof garden definitely make it worth the stay!
Attractive little Greek hotel
Friendly and helpful staff at the Jason Inn Hotel made an immediate impact, making me feel comfortable and at ease. They provided excellent service and information as the where to look, how to get around the city, and even recommended some short breaks on a budget. The hotel is situated within easy access to the Metro Service and other ancient archaeological sites including the Acropolis and Argora. There are also lots of cafes and restuarants within walking distance from the hotel. The Roof Garden Restuarant is most recommended, as you can have breakfast or a relaxing drink in the evening, overlooking the magnificent Acropolis. For a three-star hotel at this rate, the Jason Inn is definitely a great bargain.
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... temperature was 33c. Gary and I liked Athens a lot and would like to spend more time here one day. They have their national election tomorrow so hopefully the country can work it's way out of the crisis.
Back on the ship by 4.30pm, some quiet time before we net some Canadian friends for a drink. Dinner and bed to rest up for another full fay sightseeing in Ephesus, Turkey tomorrow.
... with several café bars and restaurants. It is also so close to Monastiraki, Psiri and Plaka. In short, it offers the Best Base for exploring all the city's attractions and highlights.
AMBIENCE: Entrance is from the side-street, and upon entering the building you do feel a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere.
ROOM: My room #230 was impeccably clean and spacious, and although it lacked a balcony and view yet it did not bother me ...
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... or have had litters in the past. Some things that I learnt that I found interesting was advanced the Greeks were to rest of the world. In Santorini they were the first civilisation to have running hot and cold water. They also had the first indoor toilets and sewage systems. No wonder you're not allowed to flush toilet paper down the toilet! The pipes must be ancient and get blocked all the time. Yuck! What a huge couple of weeks this was, I am looking forward to relaxing in ...
... said we could have some. 11am and we had to get back for our flight to rome so we headed back down the slippery stairs. We had brief stop at a cafe to transfer pictures and enjoy a freddocino and water break. At the hotel we collected our bags and said goodbye to Lucifer and Bistopher chrissels with a tear in our eyes and made the short walk back to the underground for our airport train. That was the easy bit... Plane to rome- it was a short flight but quite comfortable with Aegean ...