Hotel Athens Cypria
Reviews - Hotel Athens Cypria
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: Greece
- Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
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Comfortable hotel, great locationfrom jenlion
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
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 wrongfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great small hotel near but not in the Plakafrom MaestraM
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.
Great value and Locationfrom luvroma2
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 Gemfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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 gamefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Good value hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Very Badfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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.
Other names for Hotel Athens Cypria
- cypria athens
- athens cypria hotel
- Address: 5 Diomias - Athens - 105 63 - Greece
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