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TravelPod Member ReviewsAirotel Parthenon Athens
We only had 2 nights in Athens and booked this hotel on the net after researching many using Trip Adviser and other reviews. This is a great hotel in a great location. The service was first rate and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Breakfast was included and there was a nice variety and plenty of it, both hot and cols buffet style. The room was comfortable and clean and we would definitely stay there again. I give it 5 Stars *****
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Historical Traveler Reviews Airotel Parthenon Athens
Great hotel for seeing Athens
Hotel Parthenon is in an excellent location, one block from the Acropolis Metro station and right across the street from the entrance to the Acropolis. It provides an excellent location to explore the Plaka, Monastiraki, Psiri and Kolonaki districts on foot, or by metro, if you're more inclined.
The hotel and rooms are very clean and well-maintained. Rooms are not overly spacious, but have everything needed, including a mini-fridge.
Breakfast is served buffet style in a large room (used as a restaurant later in the day) and has a wide range of hot and cold items, with something to suit every taste.
A great advantage of the Hotel Parthenon is that it's quiet, so you don't need to be concerned about which side of the hotel your room is on. It's located on a quiet residential street, and the street at the end of the block is limited to pedestrians (motor cycle accessible).
Ideal for the Plaka
Our taxi driver hadn't heard of it but that was the only problem. Warm welcome at the Desk, and very helpful. Rooms clean, ideal size for a short stay. Pity they have the TV on - loud - in the bar, otherwise this a perfect place to stay if you want a reasonably priced hotel in easy reach of the Plaka. We had to leave for the airport (checked in electronically from the hotel) at 0600. Breakfast doesn't start till 0700, so they opened the resturant for us at 0530 for a light meal, coffee etc. Don't know how they took the photo of the hotel, it bears no relation to the place itself, but would stay there again.
First off, getting to and from this hotel couldn't be easier, as it is right next to the Metro (Acropoli station). The location is fabulous; the Acropolis is right around the corner (literally). The rooms are clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The location and cleanliness make this place great value for the money.
Nothing but nice things to say....
I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights during a trip to Greece. I have nothing but good things to say about this hotel. First, the location..... it is located on Macri street, a 5 minute walk from Temple of Zeus and a 10 minute walk from the Acropolis. The metro is right around the corner and the shopping/restaurant district of Plaka is 2 blocks away. Second, reception..... the receptionists were were nice, helpful, and knowledgeable. Reception answered all our questions and helped us book our tours. One receptionist even went as far as telling us that while the hotel exchange rate is lower than most, we may be able to find even lower rates. Third, the hotel itself...... marble, lots and lots of marble. Marble in the lobby, in the elevator, in the rooms, in the bathrooms, just everywhere. It gave a sense that the hotel really cares about its customers. My only drawback was the view from the room. We got a room in the back of the hotel, so the view from the balcony was that of a building across the street. However, because I didnt come to Athens to hang out on the balcony, this was not an issue. I highly recommend this hotel if you wish to stay in a good hotel and in a great location for sightseeing.
Beware they may give away your room
My boyfriend and I booked this hotel off of Expedia as we wanted to spend a night in Athens before our leave to the Islands the following day. We landed in Athens at 2am in the morning on the saturday therefore we had to actually book 2 nights accommodation, however really only a day and half, but this doesn't bother us as we expected this from any of the hotels. When our very rude taxi driver pulled up at the hotel, we were helped with our bags and welcomed into the hotel only to be told that they did not have our room due to technical problems and are moving us to another hotel which is indeed better. At this time it is now going on 4:30am in the morning so we are very tired and cranky and really don't understand why they wouldn't have told us this before exiting the taxi. We were now waiting 15 minutes for another taxi to arrive.
To make a long story short, we were moved to the Herodian, which is a lovely hotel, with a roof terrace over looking the acropolis, so all in all we were satisfied. As for the Parthenon hotel they should work on how to deal with International guests, and make circumstances like this run more smoothly.
Great Location/Deecent Hotel
My friend and I stayed here for 3 nights in April 2005. We booked it at the airport as it was the best way to get discounted rooms. They have last minute deals at a desk on the first floor/arrivals area. We paid 74EURO/night. It was easy to get to the Acropolis subway station from the airport by train. Don't take the bus. It takes way too long. We had to change trains once and then it was one stop. We asked the station attendent which exit to use and then we walked two minutes to find the hotel. The view from our room was nothing great but we could see a slice of the Acropolis if we leaned off the balcony which we thought was funny. The location was great for the Plaka Area and other sights. We never needed a taxi and we only used the subway twice. We had a room with a double bed at first and it was too small and really hot so they put us in a room with 2 beds and that was much, much better. I'd ask for the room with 2 beds again. The bathroom was large and very, very clean and the water pressure in the shower was the best we had in 16 days in the Greek Islands. It was a welcomed treat. The breakfast was decent and nothing special. The usual mid-range hotel selection and quality. The fresh squeezed orange juice in the bar was great (not free). We will stay there again next year when we leave the islands if it is available when we arrive at the airport. I could not find a cheap 4-star room in or near the Plaka area on the internet and that is why I waited until we arrived in Athens because I knew that there was a desk there that offers rooms on the arrival day heavily discounted. It was worth it. Not sure if I would believe the reviewer from 2003. I wish I had read the review before my review as I never knew that there was a roof terrace! Oh well, maybe next year!
Friendly staff and convenient location
We really enjoyed staying here - the hotel was recently refurbished and our room was huge and lovely for the price we paid.
We also found that the staff were very helpful and keen to make recommendations when asked.
While the hotel is not on the most picturesque of streets it is literally metres from the Acropolis metro station and is right at the base of the Acropolis, making walking to the ancient monuments easy and straightforward. You can see a great view of the Acropolis from the roof terrace as well.
I'd stay here again if I was visiting Athens!
Not as described
The photo of the hotel at the Parthenon web site is grossly misleading. The hotel is cramped between other buildings which have been wiped out on the photo to make it look as if it is free standing in a sunny location. The hotel is well located, but the side street of the hotel entrance is one-way, extremely narrow and no parking facilities. The taxi from the airport had to reverse up the street and could not get near the hotel entrance. When we rented a car, there was nowhere to park it. Inside, the entrance area is huge, to cater for large groups, but most of the time, this area is deserted. The rooms are as shown, a bit cramped. The balcony is very small, no chairs and none in room to take outside. But you wouldn't want to sit on the balcony as there is nothing to see. The balcony is directly opposite balconies from the opposite apartments. A reasonably priced hotel for one night stays, but if you want a hotel with a good restaurant, it is no good. The restaurant was not open for evening meals and the included breakfast was so so. I wouldn't want to spend a week at this hotel. Service at the front desk was good, pleasant and good English spoken. I left a suit in the room and it was kept safely until I returned for it, two weeks later.KB