Hotel Athens Cypria

, Athens, Greece
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Hotel Athens Cypria

3 star

Rooms: 71

5 Diomias - Athens - 105 63 - Greece 21-03238034/8
266 Traveller

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8/10
Excellent impressions
Submitted by: shai in 14/12/07
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Greece
  • Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
I am an Athens native with an apartment of my own and yet love spending 1-2 days a month at hotels. Cypria is one of my favorites for its reception service, room cleanness, spacy bathrooms, varied breakfast and attractive price (currently 75euros per night). It offers more at less of a cost than many other same-rank hotels of the city.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Athens Cypria

Comfortable hotel, great location

from jenlion
Great spot! Walking distance to all the major sites. It's smack in the middle of the major shopping area -- if you like shoes, you'll like this place. If you don't, well, you can walk on by.

We really enjoyed just walking around from here - right by parliament house, where we saw a little boy imitate the soldiers switching positions; street performers include musicians young and old and the occasional clown or mime; old churches are open if you are quiet and dressed.

The hotel itself was comfortable and the staff was very helpful. Staff spoke English and helped arrange transport back to airport and to a museum on a rainy day. We didn't request any particular view -- and the one we got was pretty ugly, so we kept the shades down. The bathroom was very comfortable, with a good shower, toilet and sink. The AC leaked all over the desk overnight, though, and onto our papers!! They "fixed" it the next day, and it poured all over the desk again the next night. Breakfast was passable, though too crowded -- two small rowdy children made it impossible to enjoy, as they kept yanking on tablecloths and one actually took food off my plate. (No, they were NOT american).

Overall, though, a very good base for exploring the ancient sites for a few days.

a most excellent choice!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I did a lot of research on various Athens hotels before I choose the Athens Cypria Hotel. Was I glad I did! A MOST excellent choice. The off-season single room rate for Nov 2005 that I got directly from the hotel (Euro 75/night for a good size room with 2 single beds pushed together) included tax and the delicious full buffet breakfast that all the other reviewers have talked about. The hotel never responded to my emails so I ended up faxing them, and the front desk woman and I faxed back and forth. All my questions were answered and everybody at the hotel were extremely helpful and accommodating. I would recommend contacting the hotel directly for reservations, as the rates on their website were considerably higher!
The hotel has 8 rooms on the 6th (top) floor of the hotel that have Acropolis views. Be sure to request one when you make your reservation, and to ask again when you check in. They are brilliant and no more expensive than rooms without a view. One of the highlights of my stay in Athens was being able to walk out onto my balcony and see the Acropolis lit up at night. Heavenly!
I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anybody who wants a moderate, 3 star, comfortable, clean hotel in a great location. Happy travels!

t go wrong

from A TripAdvisor Member
Athens Cypria Hotel is in the heart of Syntagma Square, with shopping and nightlife within the block. The staff was very nice, the room was clean and the morning breakfast was great. There is an attached cafe that serves coffe, tea, beer and liqour. You recieve two free drink cards when checking in. The staff was helpful in providing maps and directions. Everything is within walking distance of this hotel. If we were to travel to Athens again, I would stay here again.

Great small hotel near but not in the Plaka

from MaestraM
We booked the Athens Cypria Hotel through Dolphin Hellas travel agency in Athens. It was actually about our fourth choice because the other hotels we requested were full that weekend. What a pleasant surprise it was! The hotel is simple, not luxurious, but very comfortable and with many of the amenities of more expensive hotels. The staff were friendly and helpful. (I can't imagine which hotel the two negative reviewers visited, but it doesn't sound like the Cypria.) The buffet breakfast was just right--approved by my husband, who really likes a full meal in the morning.

We stayed at the Cypria twice during our time in Greece. Our first room was comfortable and quiet but looked into a light well. It was fine for recovering from jet lag. For our return from a trip out to the islands, we asked for a view room, a request that was granted with a smile. We got a room on the 6th floor that had a spectacular view of the Acropolis over the nearby rooftops. It also had a little balcony where we enjoyed a simple takeout meal and watched the sunset. The Cypria is not in the Plaka, which we considered a plus. It's on a walking street just off the main shopping Street, Emou (also a walking street) and very close to Syntagma Square. Athenians come to the is area to shop and congregate in the sidewalk cafes. The Plaka is a short (4 or 5 blocks) walk away, and it's an easy walk to the Acropolis, the Roman Agora, and the Greek Agora. This hotel is a very good base for a visit to Athens.

value

from 20minutetourist
My wife and I stayed here in June 2005. Great location, about 5 min walk from Syntagma Square metro station, half a block from Ermou Street shopping, about 10 minutes to (the start of the path to the) Acropolis. The room was small, but this is Athens. Clean, friendly, excellent breakfast (included) - one of the few to have bacon & eggs, etc. Nothing spectacular, but we didn't come to Athens to sit in our room. This may not sound like such a rave review, but I highly recommend the Cypria.

Great value and Location

from luvroma2
My husband and I stayed at the Athens Cypria hotel for a total of 5 nights in May 2005. We stayed one night before travelling to Rhodes and the Peloponnese and an additional four nights upon our return. During both stays we had views of the Acropolis (rooms #603 and #604). The rooms were nice sized and very clean. There was a basket of fruit in our room both times, as well as "welcome" drink coupons. The breakfast was a full buffet with fresh juice, tea and coffee (even made to order Greek coffee), hot items such as eggs, bacon and sausage, cereals, Greek salad "fixings", cold cuts and cheese, yogurt and honey, cake and several types of bread and rolls. It's hard to imagine what else you could want for breakfast.

The location of the hotel is ideal. You can walk to all of the major sights in Athens or if you prefer, the Metro is two short blocks away. The Metro goes directly to the airport in 40 minutes at a price of 10 euros for two people travelling together, one way. (Be sure to purchase and validate your ticket. We saw several people being fined for not having valid tickets).

The rooms with the Acropolis view are really special. It's wonderful to look out first thing in the morning and see the Acropolis, as well as at night when it is lighted up. It is a very dramatic sight. The staff was very pleasant and helpful and we would definitely stay here again.

Found a Gem

from A TripAdvisor Member
It's always disturbing to hear about reservation snafus, because they can happen to anybody. That was a concern I had when making three reservations for our party of seven. But I booked directly with the hotel via e-mail, guaranteed the reservation with a credit card, and verified the reservations in writing via fax. Even when I had to make last minute changes by canceling two of the reservations the day before the scheduled arrival, there weren't any problems, such as a fee for canceling less than 24 hours in advance. When my friend and I checked-in with the remaining reservation, the hotel clerk reduced our rate for the last night because our departing flight was leaving so early we would not be able to have breakfast in the morning.

We found the location ideal for walking around Athens - close to Syntagma Square, Parliment Building, National Gardens, the Ermou shopping district - and one block from Aristokratikon, a well-known chocolate shop. There were also quite a few other very interesting shops, including a great "dry goods" store that had a dizzying array of bulk and packaged nuts, dried fruits, cookies, and candy, and a store with lovely embroidered linens. The hotel is also very close to the flower market and within walking distance (at least for us) to the Athens flea market.

As far as the hotel goes, our experience was similar to those who actually stayed there. The price was right for what we received: a great central location very close to a Metro station, a room that was a nice size by a European standards and very clean, and a bathroom with hot water and good water pressure. While we didn't have a view of the Acropolis, that was okay with us, as we already had our view from a stay at another hotel during an earlier portion of our trip. Because of its location (sort of an inner courtyard position without an actual courtyard) the room was very quiet, which was appreciated, and we received a nice fruit basket upon our arrival. Each of us also receive a coupon for a free beverage from the cafe next door, which we enjoyed while waiting to meet friends. The breakfast, while not as sumptuous as some others we had in Greece, was more than sufficient to start the day. Since our goal was to get out and around the city as much as possible, we didn't need a hotel with the amenities one would want if you intended to lounge and relax on the property.

We found the staff to be courteous, professional, and helpful. They even called our tour service to confirm transportation to the airport for our very early departure. For us, staying at the Athens Cypria was a memorable way to end our first visit to Greece.

Shell game

from A TripAdvisor Member
I booked the Cypria through hotels.com. Unfortunately, when I arrived at the Cypria it was "full" and I was "upgraded" to a neighboring hotel called the Astor that wouldn't even past muster as a bordello. I immediately checked out once I was shunted over to the Astor. No explanation or help from Cypria. I would blackball both hotels. In addition, I am only receiving credit from hotels.com for two nights of the stay, minus their "profit" from the first night. BEWARE: you can be overbooked through hotels.com even though you pay in full in advance. I'm now online waiting for one of their managers to explain to me their policy.

Good value hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I was in the Athens Cypria only for one night (10/7). I had extra days in Athens at the beginning of my trip, but this hotel was fully booked. I regretted not having being able to stay at this hotel from the start. I had to stay in the Plaka Hotel for three nights. Athens Cypria is very good located near Ermou and Syntagma Square, however I find Plaka Hotel better located in terms of archaelogical sites and restaurants. But, for a similar price, I found the Athens Cypria far nicer (looked newer and more elegant), with more helpful staff and with little things that make a difference: a welcome drink and a basket full of fresh fruits awaiting my husband and I. If I come to Athens again I will definitely try to book this hotel from the start.

Very Bad

from A TripAdvisor Member
Made reservations for 4 nights on October 11th 2004, and when I got there with wife and 4 year old daughter, got sent off to another, very far away hotel because they where fully booked. No explanations where given, no taxi fare. very unsympathetic clerk. Area around hotel was nice, however.

Top Local Tips for Athens

Metro to and from the Airport The metro may take about 10-15 minutes longer than a cab to do the airport trips, but the ride is very pleasant and lets you people watch on the Athenians. And it's much cheaper.

From Airport Very easy to walk to the hotel after cathching the train or bus X95 from the airport. Both will take you to \Syntagma square where the hotel is near. Also close to the Plaka.

Don't Forget to Visit Matt's Greek Site! Matt Barrett's site was a gold mine of advise, eating recommendations, etc.

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  • cypria athens
  • athens cypria hotel
  • Address: 5 Diomias - Athens - 105 63 - Greece
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