Art Hotel Athens
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The new wave of Athens hotelsfrom readymade
One odd thing: they gave me a funny card at check-in. You have to insert this card into a slot above the light switch as you enter in order to turn on the power for the room. While it seemed odd, it made sense; when I left in the mornings, I could pull that one card and turn everything off at once. TV had mostly Greek channels, but at least one in other major languages including CNN.
Staff was smiling and friendly. I startled them by speaking a few words of Greek! The breakfast buffet was fine. It included some cold cuts and cheeses, what seemed to be some canned fruits of various sorts, various breads (some days mini-croissants, some days not), coffee, juices (very weak orange drink, but I liked it--kind of like Hi-C), and surprisingly, scrambled eggs and little hot-dogs and what appeared to be chopped up pieces of bacon, cooked but not crisp. Interesting. I stuffed myself every morning.
There seemed to be hardly anyone there during my stay. All 5 mornings included I saw no more than 6 other people total.
Neighborhood is NOT Plaka--so don't expect pedestrian walkways and the like. Busy traffic, honking horns, police whistles are the norm. But you're about 5 minutes walk from the Natl. Arch. Museum, and about 10 minutes from Omonia Square and the Metro.
I would certainly stay here again for a comparable price, and will recommend it to others.
No Toilet Seats!!!!!from rojersey
We are very sorry and surprised by the incident you described.
As we recall, you checked-in late at night. We accommodated you at a room, which you appeared to like and as soon as you had settled, you called for help with connecting to the internet. A member of the staff came to your room to help you use the internet and specifically asked you if everything was ok with your room. You replied that everything was fine and the next day you checked out without complaining to the staff or the manager of the hotel about anything.
Therefore, this is the first time that we hear about this incident, which sounds really unbelievable and for which, if it had been as you describe it, we would have definitely taken the appropriate measures. Whenever a client seems to have any problem with her room, our policy is to do our best to solve it immediately and if still she is not satisfied, we try to accommodate her to another room. We always advise our guests to be proactive about their needs and give us the opportunity to accomodate them in the best possible way. We regret the fact that you didn't give us the opportunity to better serve you.
very very nice hotel!from nastik5
I am a regular visitor to Athens - this is the place to stay!from A TripAdvisor Member
Art Hotel Athens is very clean with beautifully appointed rooms, has outstanding service, and is easily accessible to the attractions of Athens.
It is a delightful family run hotel and extremely good value for money. I will certainly return to Art Hotel Athens and highly recommend this hotel to all travellers and business persons who are looking for a reliable and memorable stay.
Loved it here! Clean room, great staff!from jojonana
GREAT hotel!from A TripAdvisor Member
Totally positive experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The room was spacious by Athens standards, well-appointed and very clean, with a luxurious bathroom and excellent sound proofing. After a horrible experience in our previous Athens hotel with lumpy pillows and tiny poly-cotton sheets, the generously sized comfortable beds with thick crisp cotton sheets were very welcome.
The buffet breakfast was excellent both in quality and variety of choice, served in a room that like all the spaces in this hotel lived up to its artistic name.
The best thing, however, was the helpful friendliness of the staff. From the in room assistance with connecting to the (complementary) internet, to the offer to keep the room until we left at 3pm and the prolonged on street assistance with getting a taxi to save us the 2 Euro booking fee, the universally charming and friendly staff could not have been more helpful.
The local area could seem somewhat forbidding at night, however we walked around until midnight, lost our way and were helped to find it again, and at no time felt less than completely safe. The location is handy to Omonia metro station and the National Archeological Museum, and within walking distance to Plaka, Monastraiki and the Acropolis. We could not recommend this hotel more highly.
Value for money!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Made our stay in Athens - wonderfulfrom dafunkgirl
We stayed here for 2 nights. Upon check in the front desk staff were amazing We told them that we only had 2 days there, and they sat down with us and highlighted the things that are a must see, and gave us advice on how to see it. They also recommended a tour of the City. The told us not to bother paying $39 Euros for a tour to Sunion but rather instructed us on how to get to a bus stop and take the tour for 10 Euros each.
Our flight left awfully early the last day... they called a cab for us, and actually put out the food for the continental breakfast for us at 3 am, so we didn't leave the hotel hungry.
Our experience was a great one at this hotel. When we return to Athens it is no doubt that we will stay here again.
As for location - it's not bad. We're in our mid 20's so walking distances was not a problem for us. In fact I recommend it, because it was only about a 5-10 minute walk to Omonia Square, but we passed a lot of neat restaurants and got to observe local life along the way.
Close but no cigarfrom Bel_Ludovic
I arrived to find the receptionist couldn't find a record of my booking, and instructed me to go to the computer in the office next to the reception to print off my reservation details from the internet. To my surprise, she then said "while you're at it, I don't suppose you could find me a hotel to stay in my hometown of Bakuriani in Georgia, could you? I haven't been able to find anything!" I was too bemused by this request to be bothered by it.
That aside, as other reviewers have said, friendly and accommodating service is the real strong point of this hotel. If something's wrong, they'll appear genuinely concerned and try to correct it as quickly as possible as pleasantly as possible. A typical Greek character trait this is not, shall we say.
Decoratively, the foyer and dining room were successes, but elsewhere this stab at contemporary design didn't quite work. The bathroom looked like it had been decorated on the cheap, and the furniture in the room was a tad IKEA-lite. There was none of the usual bumpf one finds in hotels, except some instructions for the TV in Japanese (and no other language. Useful!) The free bathroom goodies consisted of an already-used bottle of shampoo (from Korres, though - thumbs up there). In terms of cleanliness and upkeep, plenty of evidence of falling asleep at the wheel - the bathroom floor was as hairy as your average Greek, the main staircase had visible dustballs, lightbulbs had broken and not been replaced.
The immediate area is the least appealing in all of central Athens, unrelentingly built-up and oppressively urban, even by Athenian standards. Quite why so many hotels locate themselves in that part of town is a mystery. That said, it's not an unsafe area, and Omonia metro station is only ten minutes away.
Breakfast was good. I left the hotel kind of liking it, but feeling that a little more attention to detail would make me more likely to return, which at the moment I'm disinclined to do when there are so many choices now in Athens.
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Travel cards are convenient and good value Many public transport tickets act like a London travel card giving you unlimited transport over a wide area. There is a daily ticket for 3€ and a weekly for 10€ but your ticket from the airport to city centre (6€ for 1 person, 10€ for two persons travelling together) also acts as a travel card for the next 24 hours, as indeed does the tour of Athens (bus 400 - 20 get on/off locations - 5€ ) starts by the Archelogical Museum but may be joined at any of the 20 locations.
Take subway The subway was clen, safe, affordable and went almost everwhere. We feel we wasted our money on the "hop-on, hop-off" sightseeing bus as it was extrememly unpredicatable.
Other names for Art Hotel Athens
- art hotel athens
- Address: 27 Marni - Athens - 10432 - Greece
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