Travel Blogs from Athens
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It happened, that my girlfriend's university classmate/friend (a Taiwanese) got engaged with a Greek guy who was also her classmate. We got the invitation for their wedding in Athene, as well as 30 other classmates of my girlfriend. Fortunately I met most of them, so it was nice to meet these international group of …
... flight to Athens was one hour. I'm getting tired by this stage and " candy crush" won't give me any lives lol. Arrived in Athens about 9.30pm. I got picked up by taxi to get to the hotel so didn't have to worry about finding more transport. Stayed at the Raddison hotel just lovely nice roof top cafe gave great view of the city. Ohhhhh I need to go up bed ... Goodnight Plane Plane Taxi Hotel Roof top ...
... Museum. Inside the museum are the sculptures and decorations from around the outside of the temples of Acropolis. There is also a collection of vases and other artifacts such as figurines displayed. The museum itself is built upon ancient ruins of a town that dates from roughly 900BC to 900AD. We had lunch at the museums cafe with a nice view if the Acropolis, then it was time for us to jump back on the ...
... then Rob bought a hat. Our next stop was the original modern Olympics stadium, shaped like a horseshoe and over the other side of the Plaka just up from Apollos temple. Then we went through the national gardens to the parliament to see the changing of the guard. Very interesting ceremony. In the evening we went to a very touristy dinner show for Dinner, singing and dancing - great fun, although we knocked off 2 bottles of wine between ...
... at the Onassis Cultural Center. It was built only a few years ago, and
(sorry, interruption: watching a movie for ICNE class, since I won't be able to go to Gandolfo's house and watch to tomorrow, AND ALL THESE MISSED CHANCES KEEP HAPPENING)
it's a very nice building. The statement up for debate was: Europe should shut the door on immigration. On the affirmative side was a guy from England and one from Greece, and they were both kind of...ok, so ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Good rooms, they have air conditions inside.
Breakfast buffet have very nice variety of choices.
The hotel offers free shuttle buses to the city center!
The swimming pool and the view from the top floor is very nice.
the lobby has free WiFi
The negative side that it is a little bit expensive and it is far from the city and has no subway or tram station nearby.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TravelPod Member ReviewsMetropolitan Hotel Athens
Historical Traveler Reviews Metropolitan Hotel Athens
A Cruise/Conference Hotel
This hotel is overpriced with mediocre food and unhelpful staff. I would rate it a 4 star hotel rather than 5. Our stay was dominated by people off cruise ships and conferences. We were also disappointed to find that we had paid more for our room( 3 star standard) than other guests.
The walls are thin and one is privy to the activities of the other guests.
I would not recommend this hotel.
Big Hitel, about 15min bus ride from centre of Athens. There is a regular free shuttle bus, both ways, but on occaison it can fill up very quick and you must wait for the next one or pay for a taxi. Popular with tour groups. excellent breakfatsts, very busy. Regular hotel rooms. A few restaurants in walking distance otherwise must catch bus into town - last bus to return back to hotel 9:30pm.
I stayed in the Metropolitan twice in april and june 2005. Both stays were very pleasant. The second time I had a room with a single bed and it was a bit small. Buffet breakfast was excellent with so many varities of food and fresh juices. The mini bar is an absolute rip off, 4 euros for a small watter bottle that sells for 0.25 euro in the supermarket. Food in general was expensive, 12 euros for a plate of cheese!! They do have a sign for the towels but they will change any towels placed in the tub which i guess is fair enough. I did not notice any dirt or dust. The soaps and shampoo are molton brown all over the hotel, and of excellent quality. The location is midway between athens and pireaus which is convenient but its not a touristic place. The view from the roof top pool and restaurant is nice but not great, the race track in front of the hotel is far from appealing and the acropolis is so far away that you need a telescope to recognize it. The nearest touristic area is new izmir square but in general taxis are cheap and you can take a taxi to athens or pireaus for less than 8 euros. One thing I found strange is that the house maids opened my room door at least three times in the morning to clean while I was still in the room !!! So you might want to use the do not sisturn sign if you stay there.
Stayed here for 5 nights whilst on business in May 05. I travel quite a lot on business and am usually hard to please with hotels finding many faults! However....I really could not fault the Metropolitan in any way.
We visited in March 2005 and because of all the great reviews of the Metropolitan, we thought we were in for a wonderful stay at a very nice hotel. We were wrong.
There is no doubt that the Metropolitan is now successfully competing with Athens' top hotels. We just returned from an 8-day stay and found the rooms immaculate and the staff among the most professional we have encountered as frequent travellers. They simply could not do enough for us. We have stayed in most of Athens' best hotels and the Metropolitan is now our #1 choice. We disagree, too, with previous comments on the hotel's location. It is actually located equal distance from the centre of Athens, Piraeus and the south coast, making it more convenient than the others on the same road. And, besides, the hotel offers free and frequent shuttle service to the centre of Athens! There are several tavernas surrounding the hotel, too, offering fantastic Greek food at reasonable prices. (Kythira was our favourite. Try the house white wine.)
We just returned from our trip to Athens and Greek Isle cruise. The first four nights we spent at the Metropolitan Hotel. It was fabulous!! Very modern, clean and luxurious. Plush down comforters on the bed, granite countertops in the bathroom, nice wood work and details throughout. Very nice fitness center with all of the equipment and free weights you need. Rooftop pool w/lounge chairs and towels were a nice touch. View from the rooftop is amazing on a clear day. Hotel seemed to cater more to the "business traveler", but the front desk staff was helpful at recommending area restaurants and giving advice on city attractions and how much a taxi would cost us to get there. My "better half" teases me about being so picky when it comes to hotel rooms. No complaints about this one. Loved it!
A little ways out, but very nice
Stayed at the Metropolitan for 4 days, and it has to regarded as one of the better hotels in Athens.
Pros- Great hotel
Cons- Too far to walk to the Plaka/Acropolis etc.
Cab fair only cost us about 2-3 Euros to or from Syntagma Sq.
Would saty there again in a heartbeat.
Big Fat Greek Weddings
We choose this hotel based on the TripAdviso's rating...it was great..modern, clean and friendly..until 10 p.m. at night when from the second floor near the elevators we heard pounding music..when we called the Reception, they told us three wedding receptions were being held. We ranted and raved...so the next morning they discounted our room by half...if you go just ask for a room far from the elevators, away from the stairwell...maybe then you won't hear the music from the big fat Greek weddings.
WOW. We traveled all over Greece for 2 weeks and nothing else came close to being this luxurious. The rooms were modern, everything new, clean, comfortable, a/c. Dining was very good as well, best breakfast we had in any Greek hotels. Only thing is it is a bit far away from downtown attractions, so you will need to cab it or rent a car.