Hotel: average Location: poor A review of Novotel Athenes
The Novotel has very friendly staff at the desk (Lia was my contact, she was very nice) however
Location: on Michael Voda Street (6 minute walk from the Larissa Train & Subway Station) is OK in the day; but at night can be dodgy- so dont recommend walking after dark.
The restaurants are 2- up by the pool (garden cafe, and the one by the lobby). Food is average and perhaps overpriced (about Euro 15 for an entree)
The rooms are old, and although I got a special deal of Euro 83 on the net; the standard rate was Euro 140 and that is HIGH for this propoerty. [At the time of writing this the Holiday Inn was offering Euro 99 which is much better value]
The pool on the terrace is amazing; with a view of Piraeus port on one side and the ruins of the Acropolis looming large in front. If you are not really one for ruins, an afternoon by pool will give you free access t the acropolis :)
The hotel is not bad, but I won't be selling it to you for a business trip or a romantic getaway. It may serve your purpose if you are with a group of 20+ and on a educational / sports trip.