Travel Blogs from Athens
Some background information:
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 …
... in. Dr. Ryder suggested that we go out into the auditorium
and greet them, so we walked around and chatted with some students as they
When we walked onstage to perform, these kids kind of
made us feel like rock stars. They cheered so loud, we couldn’t help but look
around at each other and chuckle. I think we were all beaming the whole time we
were up there! Unfortunately, because it was during the school day, we were
only able to sing ...
... else there is to eat except kabob and pastries. I'm surprised everyone here isn't 300 lbs.
What I have seen walking around Monastiraki and Plaka is an abundance of hardware stores. Very strange. And the smell of cheap cologne seems to follow you wherever you go.
... There was also a exhibition upstairs of pottery and one display about the discovery of the shipwreck with the Antikythera mechanism (first watch 150BC) We hopped on the metro all the way to the port, Piraeus but there wasn't much there except for ferries and cruise ships so we got on the tram and went down the coast to look at the beaches. It was a bit windy to explore so we continued all the way back into town. We found dinner at a restaurant called 21 round ...
... electronic theft of our credit cards. Today, after paying for ice cream, he put his wallet in his side cargo pants pocket. It was a deep pocket with a flap and two Velcro tabs. He had a fake wallet sticking out of his back pocket to give someone an easy target so that what he wanted protected was protected. An old gypsy woman approached us and created a scene as we sat outside the ice cream shop. It had to have happened then. She was loud enough that Velcro wouldn't be ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsMetropolitan Hotel Athens
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.
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.