Travel Blogs from Athens
Today is my last day in Greece and I am doing my volunteer work. It is a cold morning and I am heading out to a work camp. volunteers from 4 or more countries come together for a 2-3 week service project, or Individual Service Adventures & Gap Year Projects (Also known as Medium Term or Permanent Projects) considering the time I was there I …
Second day on the tour was an amazing journey back to classical Greece with a day trip to Delphi. It was a long day but was completely spectacular, everything is beautiful and everything the Guide tells you everything about Greece which is completely amazing!
The tour guide gave us some time to explore everything we could until about …
Another day has passed and I am running late for my two day tour.The Delphi guided tour lets you see some of Greece’s best-preserved ruins and scenic locations. On one day I will see Athens’ Acropolis and Parthenon and then venture to Cape Sounion's Temple of Poseidon, a white beacon gleaming atop a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea. The …
I have finally arrived in Athens for day one. I have signed into my hotel and it is off to my segway city tour!
The tour goes for two and a half hours and is the best way to start with the city. On the start of the tour we stopped by famous monuments to hear tales about this charismatic city, I got to admire beautiful sights of the …
Will sight see tomorrow
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMelia Athens
an amazing place to stay, very clean with friendly staff, definitely coming back again!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Melia Athens
I had been waiting a lifetime to go to Greece and did quite a bit of research on hotels in Athens. I was very disappointed in the Residence Georgio. After making my reservation on line, I called to explain I would be on my honeymoon and could they do their best to give me a high room with a nice view? (3 months in advance) My room was in the middle of the hotel, with a horrible view of a dilapidated commercial building across the street. I asked them to help me check on flights and they refused (but gave the me the number to call from my room - I don't speak Greek) The 2 days I spent in Athens, they never cleaned my room and then when I wanted help getting transportation to Crete, they again refused. This is a 2 star hotel at best. WAY OVER PRICED with sullen staff. DO NOT STAY HERE!
The Worst Customer Service EVER!
After a wonderful 2 1/2 week holiday throughout the Greek Isles, my boyfriend and I stopped for one night in Athens before our flight back home. We had contacted Residence Georgio right after our booking letting them know that, since we were taking an overnight ferry from Koufonnissia, that we would be arriving early to the hotel, just after 6am. We requested early check in and they had our reservation at the hotel saying this. The hotel at the time did not seem to have a problem with this.
However, once we arrived the people at the hotel said that they could not get us a room earlier than 2pm...and it was 6am. They said that we could get a room, but only if we pay for another night's stay. They suggested that we sleep on the couches in their lobby. My boyfriend was really ill with a stomach virus at the time and spent the morning being sick in their basement bathroom, as they refused to get a room for us. They didn't even offer him water, since their cafe/restaurant was closed. He had a temperature and anytime he was not in their bathroom, he was sleeping on the lobby couch. They then said that if we paid 60 euros we could get a room earlier, despite the fact that we had already requested this early-check in the month before and this fee was not mentioned. In addition, the information for the Residence Georgio on our booking service said they have 24 hour check-in.
We finally got a room at 10am, after sleeping in the lobby for 4 hours. We refused to pay the check-in fee, due to our principals, since they treated us in an unspeakable manner.
My boyfriend and I have travelled the world and stayed in many hotels, guest rooms, b&bs, inns, guest apartments, and we have never EVER been treated so horribly in our lives!
Regarding the hotel itself, the rooms are very nice, the bathtubs are jacuzzis and the beds are wonderful. The pool is a great addition if you want a pool during your stay in Athens, though it is falling apart. The tiles actually come off as you stand on the steps.
In sum, it is such a shame for a hotel that has great rooms, to have such terrible customer service. I would definitely NOT suggest you to stay here. I would suggest spending just a bit more to stay at a nicer hotel, where the employees don't force you to stay on their lobby couches and instead treat guests well, as they should be treated.
Just so that you know that this is an honest review and not an overreaction, please see another review of mine (a glowing review) for Anastasis Apartments in Santorini.
No es un cinco estrellas
He estado cinco dias en Atenas y me he alojado en este hotel, sinceramente no es un cinco estrellas, la piscina estaba averiada, no se permitia el baño en ella. No reponian el gel de baño en la habitación por lo que despues de decirlo en recepción, seguian sin ponerlo, así que baje a recepción y enseñando el bote de gel y demostrandole que se habia acabado me pusieron nuevo otro.
Todos los días cuando llegaba al hotel para descansar, sobre las 5 de la tarde, la habitación no estaba hecha.
No hay albornoz ni zapatillas en la habitación, cosa que es común en los hoteles de 5 estrellas.
Tampoco reponian las cerillas de la habitación.
A media noche en los alrededores del hotel, hay gran cantidad de policia armada, dicen que es por seguridad, pero no me lo creo.
A Tru Find in Athens, Excellent Stay!
I stayed at the Residence Georgio while I attended a conference in Athens in mid-July. I was very pleased with the great service the hotel had to offer, the beautiful and well appointed room, and the food. The room was very modern, clean, and spacious for being in Europe. I agree with all other reviews about the roof pool and jacuzzi, with a stunning view of Acropolis. The food was great and service was excellent. A great value for a wonderful hotel. Oh, and the buffet in the mornings was the best! Great selection of cold and hot breakfast dishes, fresh fruit, cereals, etc. Simply perfect.
As a woman traveling alone, I found Athens to be very safe...the hotel is not located in the best area of Athens, but it is only two blocks away from nearest Metro station. I would most definitely stay in this hotel again.
A hidden gem
We had a wonderful experience at the hotel. Our room, although not large, was well-designed, esthetically pleasing, and very functional. The roof-top pool and cafe were a real pleasure. The staff was always helpful and attentive. Definitely would stay at Residence Georgio on a return trip to Athens.
Best Hotel in Every Way
We stayed at Residence Georgio at the end of our stay in Greece in July, and it was by far the best hotel that we stayed at. The service was impeccable, the room was divine, and the views stunning from the rooftop pool and bar. I would recommend dinner on the rooftop overlooking a stunning Acropolis. Thumbs up for this hotel.
Best place to stay in Athens!
Me and my partner stayed here during May 2006 of this year and I can say it's excellent in every single way!
If you are looking for a good relaxing stay with all the luxury amenities, this place is perfect.
Where do I start? The bedrooms were a really good size (we stayed on the 8th floor), and decorated very tastefully with beautiful colours and furniture. The room was very aaesthetic and decorated in the way to relax you.
The bed was massive! (definitely king size) and so so comfortable! It was so relaxing to sleep in it and had the best sleep ever.
The bathroom was amazing. it had a jacuzzi bathtub and a very powerful shower!
Everything was also really clean, spotless! I saw the cleaners cleaning the hotel every single day as well as the rooms very carefully.
Service was also very good. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Location perfect. You were close to all main sights and transport. And the view of the Acropolis from the pool deck area was ghorgeous! Especially at night!
I would highly recommend this hotel. I will definitely be going back here when I go back to Athens. It made my stay even more memorable.
We stayed for 2 nights upon arrival in Greece. Oddly, the taxi drivers weren't familiar with the location, and advised us that the name must have changed. Hmmm... Not sure about that, but take the address with you nonetheless. (The same experience happened with Greyline tours and they had no idea where the hotel was to drop us off after the tour.) Great room, modern, trendy, clean, comfortable - the bathroom was wonderful. Staff was friendly, breakfast was delicious, and the rooftop pool was a nice way to spend the afternoon recovering from jetlag. It's a little bit farther from most of the sites than some hotels, but it's also much nicer and well worth it. Only negative was that they messed up our wakeup call and we almost missed our flight to Crete. But otherwise, highly recommend this hotel!
Trendy and comfortable boutique hotel
We were delighted by the room we were given on the third floor facing the street.
It was a very decent size and not small by any means (around 28 sq ft). It was well decorated in contemporay/modern style with all new furniture and brand new bathroom plumbings. Bed was a king size ( which is very rare for a double room in Greece).
Barthroom comes with a jaccuzi tub. For the 90 euro we paid it was a great value for money. It is 2 mins walk to the metro station Sonomia , 5 mins walk to the National museum and a 15 mins walk to Plaka via Sygtama square which is good to see. It is meant to be a boutique hotel; small, trendy and more personal. We highly recommend it.
Very nice rooms, fabulous bath-rooms with jacuzzi, hotel-staff absolutely wonderful and helpful, great breakfast-buffet American-style, easy to get there with the tube, good location (a lot of restaurants, takeaway-places around), from the roof-top-pool you have a great view to the Akropolis. Would always go bach there!