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Historical Traveler Reviews Marina Hotel Athens
On our way to the Greek Islands my wife and I just wanted a place to crash for 2 days to have a look around Athens and didn't want to spend a lot of money. We were delightfully surprised to the extend that we also rebooked it for the one night on the way back home.
Marinas hotel pics are fake
marinas hotel pics are from the trully 5 star hotel king george second at syntagma square...i think is easy to understand that marina hotel can be a disaster and i have to inform travellers...fake pics and worst way of behaving to travellers..they use 5 star pics(lobby and bedrooms) from expedia and hotel marina is he bad example of b class!!!!sometimes i cant understand why these people give a bad immperssion of one of the most beautifull and hospitality countries of the world...well these happens everywhere but at last keep out!
Seeing as my companion and I stayed at the Marina Hotel in Vulgari Street,
During March of 2005, Go-Today booked us at the Marina Hotel. While it is definitely on a side street, we (five of us) found the staff to be helpful and courteous, while at the same time, not overfriendly, as we Americans tend to be. Buffet breakfast was food to live on, not to enjoy; the lift was exactly that, not an elevator, but an old fashioned lift, where you needed to open a door on hinges to get in. Rooms were tiny, worse thing was having to keep a plastic card in a slot in order to activate the electricity. However, the rooms were clean and toilet paper was available. Soap given was a sliver, and we knew enough to take washcloths. Nice thing about Marina was that the tiny spot across the "alley" fed us when we needed feeding. There is no restaurant at that hotel, and while they did try to revamp the place, if you are not used to budget hotels, forget it. We liked the price and the location, which is surely MORE than 100 meters from the metro. (LaMirage is right across from the metro.) Your base would be Omonia Square, really in a good location for the price. I see now the price has jumped exceedingly. My advice: Get a commitment from any taxi drivers BEFORE you get in the cab. If you have a problem, ask the driver to wait while you "get change from the concierge". That's what we were advised to do by Marina staff when he found out we were charged 50 euros to get from Syntagma Square to Omonia Square, no more than 2 metro stops. By the way, I got there with only a gym duffle bag and I checked that in. Extraordinary good flight and service from Air France. (And Go-Today.)
Dont believe the pictures
Dont believe the pictures you see on their website. The hotel is located on an awful side street. The staff tried to con us into staying at their sister hotel claiming they had a water works problem. But we later found out that they had simply overbooked. We kicked up a fuss and manage to move to another hotel for the rest of the holiday.
The staff were very rude and made us feel like we were the ones bothering them!! We were on a 4 day holiday and spent the entire first day sorting out accomodation!!
Even on a budget there are better hotels in better locations for the same price.Good Luck!!
Located about 4 blocks from the metro, half hour walking to Monastraki and the Acropolis, 20 minutes to Syntagma (3 euros for taxi) to bus stop to airport (2.90 euros E95) it's a very clean place with VERY friendly staff in a small street with parking garage if you need one around the corner, the neighborhood it's not that great but it's very safe, get the upper floors because they're is a bus stop in front of the hotel (not very loud but you can hear them like in all of Athens), typical European breakfast, I booked for 2 nights and ended up returning for five additional nights leaving my luggage stored.
Nice but a couple of problems
Be advised that you will be tricked into booking at this hotel, and they will cleaverly overbook and put you in their "sister" hotel which is a pit. I made a big stink about it was so they had to put me back in this hotel. The hotel is nice and I didnt have a problem what so ever once we actually got to stay in the actual Marina. It happened to a couple of other girls and a family.