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19 Apollonos Street, PlakaAthensAttiki10557Greece, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.3 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 326 reviews)

  • Location
    Great location
  • Service
    Fantastic service
  • Cleanliness
    Clean
  • Breakfast
    Tasty breakfast
  • Food
    Delicious food
  • WiFi
    Bad internet service
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great hotel in the Plaka area"
Easy walking distance to tourist areas but on a nice quiet street. Very helpful staff. Great breakfast. Very comfortable.
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Other trip May 28, 2014
Al
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Clean and modern hotel in perfect location"
Greatly recommended hotel with perfect location as very close to Syntagma square (where the airport metro and Tour buses stop) and Monastiraski square (where Metro to Piraeus port stops). very clean, AC, nice breakfast and modern. only problem I had was poor internet. It works on and off, I asked them they said it always does that and they cant do anything about it. but the computer in the lobby is very useful if you need something urgent/print something. very safe location. They offer luggage storage option with is very useful especially if you want to go to islands for few days and come back to pick up your luggage. Staff are helpful as they do their job good, I wont say they take time to help plan you day recommending things to do around there, but they answer you question professionally. BE VERY CAREFUL IN ATHENS, AS THERE ARE VERY PROFESSIONAL PICK POCKETERS, especially getting down from metros.
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Response by Hermes Hotel
Dear Neil, Thank you for staying with us and for your positive review with high score. Your review will for sure help other client planning their trip. Best regards Dorina S
Other trip Apr 25, 2014
neil
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice Hotel to Stay"
Nice location, nice room, nice free breakfast, nice wifi coverage and nice staff. Compare to other 4 star hotel we stayed three days ago in the sma city, this is better.
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Response by Hermes Hotel
Dear Guest, This is a very "nice" review and we thank you for comparing us with a 4 star hotel ! We hope we will have the pleasure to see you again. Kind regards Dorina S
Other trip Apr 2, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great hotel in great location"
For the price of this hotel I was very happy with the room and amenities. The shower had great water pressure. The beds were comfortable. And we had a balcony which didn't have a great view but was neat to stand out on and listen to the city bustle. The hotel is in walking distance from most of the sights and the metro. The breakfast was terrific and filled us up so much we rarely needed lunch. The staff was polite and accommodating and spoke English pretty well so communication was no problem.
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4 night trip Feb 16, 2014
Stacey
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent location and Great staff!!"
We had a great stay here. The hotel was right by major shopping areas and great resturants. The hotel staff was excellent. They really helped us with any questions we had and even arranged our taxi to the airport for us. They have a luggage check at no fee. Their breakfast was Very Very good. Hot and cold items which is very hard to find in Italy.The only things we didnt like was that our room had a mildew smell. We had to keep the window open so to air out the room. It was not worth not staying as everything eles was most excellent.We would stay again.
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1 night romance trip Feb 12, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"It should be a four star hotel"
Do not waste of time while looking for an Hotel in Athens.
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Response by Hermes Hotel
Dear Erdal, We are delighted and grateful with you short comment and high score! Thank you and hope to see you again. Best regards Dorina S
1 night trip with friends Jan 19, 2014
Erdal
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Perfect location in Athens"
This was a wonderful little hotel, i would stay there again. they were very helpful and responsive to any request i had. the Gentlemen at check in was a delightful person. I had a little problem with my shower and they fixed it right away. Breakfast was very good and loved the community feeling of the lobby lounge. thanks for a great stay.
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Response by Hermes Hotel
Dear Nick, Thank you for your review and for recommending Hermes Hotel. I am sorry to read that you were not able to swich on the heater as each room has an individual control. Thank you agan. Best regards Dorina S
2 night trip Jan 16, 2014
Nick P
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice and clean hotel near Acropolis"
Nice and clean hotel , near Acropolic and transportation. Hotel stuff was nice and helpfull. Good for budget travelers. Small room. Ok breakfast. Wifi internet had trouble to use.
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Response by Hermes Hotel
Dear Gennadi, Thank you for staying at the Hermes hotel and for your review. I am glad to read that the you enjoyed the cleanlyness, hotel's stuff and location. On the other hand I am sorry that you did not use the individual heating in the room. I hope on a future trip to Athens we will match all your expectations. Best regards Dorina S
Other trip Jan 2, 2014
Gennadi
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Best breakfast buffet, ever!!"
Very nice staff and the BEST buffet breakfast EVER!
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Response by Hermes Hotel
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and kind comments. As for your comment on the small elevator, you are right it is not big but our hotel is small as well, so we usually do not face problems. Unfortunately all hotels in the area of similar category where built on different construction regulations and elevators for static reasons can' be changed easily. We thank you for your understanding and really hope you will come back and we will offer you a great experience in order to get a higher score. Best regards Dorina S
Other trip Dec 14, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Hotel and convenient location"
This hotel was great, a few blocks from Parliament, around the corner from restaurants, and shopping and easy to get to from the airport. It had free breakfast, coffee and tea all day and free wifi. The only bad thing about this hotel was the bed was VERY hard. But I guess that is the comprise for everything else.
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Response by Hermes Hotel
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind comments on our great location, which is just next to all sites, Ermou main shopping street and restaurants. Referring to your comment about the bed, for some clients find them very comfortable and others hard . IWe wish you all the best. Best regards Dorina S
3 night family trip Nov 28, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Location seemed just a bit isolated but just 2 blocks from bright lights. Waking distance to square and great restaurants. Service, travel directions and breakfast were great
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3 night trip Nov 9, 2013
Janet
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Pleasant, central, reasonable value for money"
Central to all tourist requirements. Good breakfast buffet. Friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable beds. Decor fairly standard hotel of this price range - nothing special, but nothing offensive either
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Other trip Nov 9, 2013
traveller
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great stay"
This hotel is in a great location. The staff was so helpful. We had a great stay!
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Response by Hermes Hotel
Dear Guest, We are more than satisfied reading your great review! Thank you very much! Best regards Dorina S
2 night trip Oct 19, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very convenient hotel to the placa, acropolis."
VERy helpful and pleasant staff especially the owner, who comes around at morning breakfast and orients you to Athens. Upon leaving she even taught us the Greek National Folkdance!
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Response by Hermes Hotel
Dear Betty, It was my pleasure assisting you and offer you a nice memory to take back home. We all hope to see you back on a future trip to Athens. Best regards to your friends. Dorina S.
Other trip Oct 8, 2013
Betty
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel, convenient location"
The hotel is a couple of minutes walk from the bus station. We needed a functional room to stay over night between the flight to Athens and the next morning boat, and it met the expectations.
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Response by Hermes Hotel
Dear Guest, We are very happy to know that your stay at the hotel has met your expectations.We certainly hope you will be able to stay with us once more on future visits to Athens. Best regards
Other trip Sep 20, 2013
aw
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Perfect location!"
We had 2 rooms at the Hermes on July 27 & 28th. Rooms were just as advertised. Close walking distance to everything. Rooms are small, but we expected that. Beds were also very hard! Breakfast was ok, definitely different than what we are used to, but fine. Room was clean and neat. We took a cab from the airport for the flat rate advertised at the airport to the city. It was a wild ride to say the least! Would never try to drive there! We bought tickets for the Hop on/off Tour bus, which was very convenient. Had planned to take this bus to the cruise terminal but decided on taxi instead. We just had too much luggage to haul around! Overall we had a great stay and would stay again.!
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2 night trip Jul 27, 2013
Tracy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Central Location in Athens"
This is the second time I have stayed here, the first being 6 years ago. It's in a great location for everything most people would want to do, the area is quiet and the staff is very good. A concierge type lady visits your table at the included breakfast and helps plan your days activitiesmornanything else you might have a question about. I mentioned that one if the bathroom lights was burned out and it got replaced that day. The breakfasts are very good too.
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Response by Hermes Hotel
Dear Guest, It is so nice to see back our clients. Thank you for your positive review and hugh score. Hope to see you back soon. Best regards. Dorina S.
Other trip Jul 29, 2013
Tony
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
The hotel was in a wonderful location from which to explore the area near the Parthenon, and enjoying a late night cocktail from the rooftop patio was an nice bonus. The place is clean and welcoming and certainly filled the bill for an affordable hotel in a convenient location. The rooms were not large, but didn't need to be and were clean. The staff that we encountered .were helpful and friendly and our airport cab was prompt at the requested time I would recommend it for a functional affordable hotel in Athens
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Response by Hermes Hotel
Dear Guest, I am thrilled that you enjoyed the location and the experience of the Acropolis view from the roof patio, as well as the breakfast, the cleanliness and most importantly the friendliness of our staff. Thank you again Best regards Dorina S.
2 night family trip Jun 19, 2013
Liz M
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Hermes hotel good location small rooms."
Hermes hotel has an ideal location in the heart of the Plaka region of Athens. You are in close walking distance to the sights and shopping. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms themselves are small with small firm beds and the elevator is only suitable for 2 - 3 people with out suitcases.
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Response by Hermes Hotel
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying in our hotel and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed the ideal location as well as our friendly and proffesional staff. As for the room size, we offer different types of rooms and sizes. We hope you will give us the oportunity to better assist you next time. Best regards Dorina S.
Other trip Jun 17, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good Location and Environment"
The location is very good, walking distance to Acropolis, Olympian Zous and Parliament. It is near to many shopping center as well. The price is a little bit expensive but it is worth for the good location. The room is clean and comfortable.
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2 night trip Jun 5, 2013
Sue
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Hotel!"
Would definitely stay here again! Great hotel for the price. Read reviews before we booked and were not disappointed. Fabulous location and the rooftop bar at sister hotel is awesome.
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2 night trip Jun 1, 2013
Peggy S
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful"
My wife and I were very pleased with our experience at Hermes Hotel. A nice sized room wonderful staff, good breakfast and convenient location. The hotel manager was esp. helpful with sightseeing tips. We would stay there again, without a doubt!
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3 night business trip May 29, 2013
Voynich
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great!"
great location, friendly staff
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1 night trip May 20, 2013
Kim
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotel guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great!"
Near the sultan ahmet square. The view from the room santa sophia is great. But should improve breakfast.
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3 night family trip Mar 28, 2016
yongkwon
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Excellent choice for a budget hotel"
Excellent location and breakfast. Staff very friendly and polite.
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2 night romance trip Feb 20, 2016
Nicos
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel with excellent staff"
We enjoyed our stay, we definitely recommend this hotel to our friends and relatives.Excellent,great,very helpful and accommodating staff,special thanks to Oana,Amanda,Margaret,Eva and Tonia,and to all the staff who made our stay enjoyable,you all made this hotel proud in all aspects.Keep up the good works guys!Breakfast included in the price of the hotel which is good,lots of choices.
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6 night family trip Feb 14, 2016
Rowena
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A trip to remember"
My husband and I were there for a week.We enjoyed everything about our stay. We were central for everything and found the week passed too quickly.There was so much to see and do. The staff were very welcoming and could not do enough for us.They managed to book a taverna with traditional Greek music and advised us of any tourist attractions.Eva always there at breakfast to give us advice for our day out (a Treasure).The rooftop garden was very relaxing
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7 night romance trip Jan 27, 2016
Sarah
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"GOOD HOTEL AND HANDY FOR EVERYTING"
Nice welcome. Close to Syntagma Square (terminus for airport bus). All staff were pleasant and willing to help. Very good breakfast. Family room comprised 2 adjoining rooms each with bathroom, but no balcony as stated on some sites. Rooms of adequate size with everything in working order. Very clean, nice bathrooms with all that was needed for 4 day stay. Many restaurants close by and the hotel is within walking distance of most of the tourist attractions
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Response by Hermes Hotel
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to share your experience. I am sorry you were not offered a connecting room with a balcony, as not all family rooms have balcony. I hope that if you come back, you will make a special request and we will match all your expectations. Best regards
Other trip Dec 15, 2015
Jay
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"In The Plaka"
Situation is perfect for most of the attractions. Close to restaurants and stores. Breakfast is very good with a great selection to suit most tastes.
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3 night romance trip Sep 26, 2015
Peter
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Location, location"
Excellent location in Plaka - central for all the sights. Staff are very friendly and helpful, went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable - even got breakfast at 4.45am prior to airport departure. Older hotel, but everything you need (except pool).
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5 night romance trip Sep 22, 2015
A Traveler
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
This location was convenient for everything we wanted to do in Athens. Public transportation is within 3 blocks. Restaurants in the area were excellent. How can you go wrong in Athens.
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3 night romance trip Apr 19, 2015
Francis
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Good budget hotel"
Staff at reception were great. Room small but adequate for one night and for the price we paid. Breakfast wasn't great. Great location to get around.
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1 night romance trip Aug 21, 2015
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice close to shopping and cafes"
Loved the city, shopping, cafe, people, would very much go back. Also loved the sights.
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Response by Hermes Hotel
We thank you for your positive review and high score! Hope to see you soon again.
Other trip Aug 31, 2015
Rogers
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely Hotel"
Excellent hotel and located in a great area. Staff members were friendly and helpful.
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Other trip Aug 9, 2015
Kim
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful hotel in great location"
I stayed three days in this hotel. The hotel made our stay in Athens even more enjoyable.The location is perfect close to all tourist attractions but not noisy.The rooms were very clean and the size for Europe was excellent. The breakfasts were fantastic huge variety of food and I personally loved the coffee. So hard to get a good coffee in Europe. The star of this hotel is its staff. They can't do enough for you. Pleasant helpful knowledgeable, just amazing. I would definitely go back and would confidently recommend it to anyone.
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Other trip Aug 3, 2015
Soula
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location"
We only had a layover and the location was ideal to see a few major attractions
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Other trip Jul 28, 2015
Colin
AU
3.0 / 5Good
"Interesting aroma"
I used Hotel Hermes as a stop over whilst travelling on from the Greek Islands to the UK on business. After a long day and jouney due to flight delays and stormy weather I arrived at the hotel with relief. Check-in was swift and professional however I found my room to be disappointing. Not due to furnishing or comfort although the room was compact it was the inner bathroom that had an interesting underlying aroma of sewage and when the bedroom window was open (I am unable to have the AC on as its triggers my asthma) I could hear the beats of the local night club even mid-week. An interesting night sleep then proceeded.
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1 night business trip Jun 17, 2015
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location, great staff, great quality."
Small hotel in quiet street but close to all the shops, restaurants and main square. All staff were the best and both our rooms in great condition.
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Other trip Jul 26, 2015
Craig
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Quiet and peaceful hotel"
Considerate, cheerful staff. Wonderful view of the Acropolis from the rooftop. Especially pretty sight at nighttime . Great to have a drink up there.
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Other trip Jul 19, 2015
Liz
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"3 Star hotel"
hotel rooms were small but adequate; hard to find and location seemed sketchy but realized after a couple days that it's really just how the streets are in downtown Athens - they actually come alive at night when shops and restaraunts open their doors and the places looks totally differrent than during the day! Walking distance to the Acropolis' a couple blocks from the subway system and Syntagna Square, as well as several other sights. Restaraunts and shops galore all around the area.
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Other trip Jul 11, 2015
A Traveler
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Friendly, clean hotel close to all"
Family of 5 and were always welcomed by the beautiful staff. Easy walking to ermou (great shopping) and major sites. Room cleaned daily to high standard. Great breakfast and very helpful staff - willing to go the extra mile to plan days activties, give directions etc. Would recommend and stay again !
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Other trip Jul 11, 2015
Katina
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A gem in the heart of Arhens"
Very friendly and caring staff. Nice roof-top patio with great views of Acropolis. Tasty breakfast. Excellent location. What more could I want?!
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4 night business trip Jul 1, 2015
Maxim
CA
1.0 / 5Poor
"Terrible hotel, go somewhere else!"
The only good about this hotel is its location. We asked for an upgrade once we got there by paying more but was told that all the rooms are pretty much the same. The breakfast is not very good with limited choices. The blankets had a number of holes in it, looked old and overused. We weren't even sure if it was clean so we opt not to use it during our 2 nights stay. 2 of the bulbs were blown so the rooms were rather dark most of the time. The fridge was blown and did not work. We made a complaint only to be told that 1) they didnt have an electrian for 2 days, 2)they would promise to fix it on the day that we checked out. The Tv was an old analogue box which belongs in a museum... they had 2 english channel. listening to the news channel is not entertaining. The wifi is useless and constantly drops off even if you managed to get through. Do yourself a favour and book a different hotel and pay a bit more in Athens. We chose this hotel due to the decent review rating but that was a huge mistake. Who on earth are writing all of these fake and stupid reviews?!
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Other trip Jun 8, 2015
Tan
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Location and Courteous Staff"
Hermes Hotel is very conveniently located for public transportation and an easy, scenic walk to the Acropolis. The staff was extremely friendly and courteous, and eager to help with check-in, sight-seeing or dining recommendations, and anything else we could have asked. We were only here for a quick overnight stay, but the Hermes Hotel allowed us a quick journey to and from the airport and positioned us well to see the sights of Athens in a short time. Quite a bargain!
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Other trip Jun 7, 2015
Kevin
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
I do not have time for this. The overall review should be enough.
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Other trip May 18, 2015
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Ideal for a family stay in Plaka"
We stayed 4 nights in mid April 2015. Arrived very early at the hotel due to early flight and zero traffic from the airport on Easter Sunday. Our 2 rooms weren't immediately available but the hotel invited us to breakfast in the dining room whilst our rooms were prepared and which we were able to access from about 9:30 am. We had an interconnecting family room which consisted of 2 adjacent twin rooms with a partition and another door separating them from rest of the corridor thereby allowing the our individual rooms to be left open yet secure. We particularly liked the helpful staff who even roamed the breakfast room each morning offering help with planning daily sightseeing. We booked a full day excursion through them. Breakfast was compact but very good with plenty of choice. The location of the hotel was very good in Plaka with only a few minutes walk to get to either Syntagma square, dining and shopping areas, or the tourist areas near the Acropolis. Only downside was narrow footpaths and generally untidy streets with rubbish, graffiti, and dog droppings. Hotel itself was clean but lift was tiny and roof garden didn't have view to Acropolis but sister hotel down the street does have very nice Acropolis view from its roof garden.
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Other trip May 2, 2015
Don
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hermes"
Phone did not work in room, I advised the front desk to have it fixed and they never did. I had to wait an hour to check in and it was after 3pm when i arrived View from room faced a brick wall
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1 night business trip Apr 24, 2015
Alice
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Very good. Happy with the hotel and excellent staff
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Other trip Apr 22, 2015
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Convenient Plaka hotel"
Lovely view of Acropolis from rooftop and also from its sister hotel's rooftop bar. Easy access to Athen's sites.
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Other trip Apr 8, 2015
Jim
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Just an overnight stay"
Just an overnight stay. Good breakfast. Friendly, efficient staff. Good location for Plaka area
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1 night romance trip Mar 22, 2015
ANTHONY CHARLES
GB
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