This is a nice hotel although it's not in a nice area - I would not have felt safe at night if I had gone out around there. However the hotel has a lovely rooftop bar with amazing views of the Acropolis, and they do excellent food up there as well. The breakfast was also great and the room comfortable and quiet. The bar and breakfast staff were lovely. However the receptionist was unable to make eye contact and with great disdain eventually managed to answer our questions (which were hardly complex - we wanted to know where the Metro was and how long it took to get to the airport!). Overall this is fine for a brief stay and it's good value. The Metro is five minutes walk away.
Traveller from London
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I loved the location because it was easy to jump on the metro and go anywhere. It looked nice but it seemed as if the floors weren't cleaned on a regular basis. Also there seemed to be something going on with the ceiling in the bathroom (mold?) Other than that I was very comfortable.
The great thing is that the staff was friendly and spoke English. A few went out of there way to make sure that I was taken care of. The WIFI was great which I wish I could say for some four star hotels I've stayed in. They also offered for me to stay at their partner hotel if I didn't feel comfortable in the neighborhood since I was a lady travelling alone. The neighborhood wasn't that bad. I suppose most people would think it was bad because it isn't as pristine as the rest of the city and there are many immigrants in the area. A lady at the hotel had a her purse stolen. I made sure I had my purse/backpack securely in my grip and was aware of my surroundings at all times as I would in any city. She had her purse stolen the first day. I stayed there almost 3 weeks without any problems.
If I needed an inexpensive place in Athens I would stay there again.
"What a lovely hotel. Facilities excellent/staff "
Hotel good location. Metro outside. Buses, taxis outside. Staff friendly and helpful. Rooms cleaned and towels changed daily. Dining area and pool terrace lovely. I had fruit and a bottle of wine put into room for my Birthday and the staff also decorated dining table for us in the evening with the serviettes, balloons, banners that I took with me for my 70th Birthday. Food excellent. Good assortment for breakfast. Excellent and thankyou Expedia.
Only downside was paper cups in rooms. Would have liked proper china cups or maybe plastic would have been better, with teaspoons as well maybe.
Traveller from Sussex. UK.
Hotel Stanley - overlooking Karaiskaki square of Athens. Operating since 1964 - A class - 4 stars within minutes to the …More
For the price you pay this is not bad at all. Good location very close to the metro which will take you to all the major sights and centres very quickly. I didn't have any problems at all with the area. I have lived in London most of my life and this was pretty typical for inner city. If you are only used to the leafy suburbs I guess it might be a bit of a culture shock. Get over it! There are a some good restaurants within a very short walk (I particularly recommend Seychelles on Avdi Square - where there are also a couple of good low key bars).
Hotel stay was very good. excellent breakfast. only problem - fire alarm went off on 4 nightsd out of the 5 we stayed, at various times of the night/morning. We understood there was a problem, but was not fixed while we were there. Staff were very helpful about places to eat, how to travel etc. Would def use again.
The location is strategic, near to all public amenities and transportation. However, some of the facilities in the room need to be improved or to the extend fixed, such as the light bulbs, the safe deposit box and the shower cubicle is small. The staff is friendly and willing to help and assist you. Love the roof top lounge. A decent place to stay for those who love to travel in simple and not too costly.
I enjoyed my stay at the Archillion. It’s an older hotel with a small and slow elevator, so I took the stairs a lot. If you’re a large person who has a problem with stairs, you may want to consider going elsewhere. My room was small and very clean. The power for the room is controlled by your key card for room entry (get extra card to charge a device while you're out). The hotel staff is very friendly, helpful, and all around a nice group of people who for the most part speak English. The free WIFI was great, a very strong signal. I don’t vacation to spend time in my room. Usually I just want to take a nice shower, then hit the bed for a comfortable night of sleep and then be up and out for a new adventure the next day; so the Archillion (pronounced: A-kill-E-on) was a good fit.
Traveller from Los Angeles, CA
Achillion Hotel is situated in the business centre of Athens- just 200 meters away from Omonia Square. It has been recently …More
Pleasant stay at Hotel Nafsika and i would stay there again. In addition to seeing the city's historic sites it was well worth taking a bus to the delightful coastal town of Nafplio for a great day out in the Peleponnese, just 2.5 hours from Athens
Traveller from Guisborough, UK
Nafsika hotel is a 3 star hotel, close to National Museum in the heart of Athens, and only 50 meters from the metro station …More
A neighborhood in Athens, Metaxourgio is a place full of transition. Once home to laborers, the neighborhood is now multicultural and undergoing mass urban-gentrification. It is close to Karaiskaki Square and has its own metro stop, Metaxourgio, that can whisk visitors to central Athens.