Hotel Fresh, Athens
Reviews - Hotel Fresh
Read 647 additional reviews of Hotel Fresh at TripAdvisor.
Want to see more hotels? View all hotels in Athens
Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Fresh
Great, Hip Spot in Central Athensfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Interesting hotel; great locationfrom Weawuzz
clean and freshfrom LEllis
Great spot, funky and very relaxingfrom Laverda668
Just be aware that Omonia is a bit of a seedy spot and the hotel is next to brothels and porn cinemas, and a bit further down the street is the haunt of large groups of African prostitutes and pimps. If you just hop in a taxi you can be clear of in a minute or two for only a couple of euro. On the other hand, during the day itis an easy walk to Plaka and some great shopping.
While we did not find Fresh child friendly, we did not find it child unfriendly either - but we did stand out a bit in the sea of funky young childless couples and singles, making us a little aware that our screaming kids were probably interupting their tanning time.
Fresh was NOT the right choice for usfrom PennyKM
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL IF U HAVE A CAR!!! The day we arrived there was a strike (as there always is in Athens) and they had block off roads to get to the hotel. When we rang, the staff were not helpful at all. Even when the roads were later opened it was a nightmare to get to via congested one way streets. Each time we left or returned to hotel it took at least 30 mins of circling. I have travelled the world and this place was a nightmare to find in a car. It would be easier on foot. The garage was also tight.
When we finally did get there, I was clearly upset and was treated rudely at the counter. We were then given a twin and not a double room. It took a screaming match to get things right. After finally settling in, the hotel itself is very nice. Small rooms, excellent roof top garden, good breakfast.
THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBOURHOOD IS TERRIBLE! One block away is a redlight area and not very desirable people - be careful.
When we went to leave, one item of our lugage was left behind - when we returned to pick it up (another 45 mins to find the hotel again in killer traffic) we were told that the wrong suitcase was put in our car as well. I was extremely upset as we were heading to the airport. This made us late and the thought of having someone else's bag was not only a massive inconvenience but also could have been dangerous. I was then given a parking ticket and insisted that management pay for this. At this stage I was AT MY WITS END!!!!!
Overall, good hotel, terrible location if u have a car. I wish I stayed at the Hilton. I was disappointed with the service and a lack of effort to fix my problems. I am not been fussy - but I don't think the right suitcase is a lot to answer for!
This hotel is ok if u are younger and want to be part of the grungier area of town. I do not recommend it for older people or families and DEFINITELY NOT IF U HAVE A CAR!
In regard to the review that you have written, we feel that there are some things that need to be clarified. The day of your arrival was exactly one day after one of the biggest bank holidays in Greece and the most popular vacation period. Therefore we find it very hard to believe that there was a traffic problem.
Given the fact the hotel is in the heart of Athens there was access to all the sights of the town either by the metro and train or just by walking. There are two different metro lines only 200-300 meters from the hotel. There is even a connection to both the port and the airport. However, had we been informed that you wish to use a car throughout your stay and that you were facing difficulty driving in a foreign town, we would have been more than happy to assist you by arranging for a driver to take you anywhere you pleased. In addition, we could have pointed out in a map the access to the sights of your interest in order to make things clearer for your convenience.
We have to say that this is the first time that we have faced such a complaint from one of our customers and be sure that we are taking it into serious consideration.
Another point that we wish to clarify is about your piece of luggage. I would like to remind you that you were the one who pointed out which suitcase was yours to the bellboy and needed to be placed to your car and it was the reception staff that realized that you had taken a wrong suitcase and informed you as soon as possible. You chose to return to the hotel since you had also forgotten an item of yours in your room. If you had informed us we would have been more than happy to send it to you with a taxi at the point that you were so that you would not have to return or even arrange for a taxi driver to take you to the airport in time.
Last but not least, we would like to clarify things about the parking ticket. Although the hotel has an underground parking area that you could have used, and although that you could have just blocked its entrance for the few minutes you chose to park your car on a pavement exactly on a corner where you were blocking all the traffic. I would like to remind you that we took your parking ticket without discussion and offered to pay for it. It was never actually an issue for you.
To sum up, we would like to note that the Fresh Hotel team is constantly working towards making each customers visit unique. And even if sometimes things go wrong, we assure you that we do our best to help you face any problem that you might have in the best possible way for you. We do hope to see you again in our hotel and we will be at your service at any time.
Pink and Compactfrom I-AM-ON-HOLIDAYS
Great place for central Athensfrom Holly29
First things first: don't pay more than 25 euros from the airport to the hotel in your taxi! Great first impressions, the hotel is in a very central location near all the main attractions (the Acropolis is about a 20 minute walk or a 2-stop tube ride away). The lobby is very cool - bright pink, big chandelier, really friendly staff. The elevators are cool too.
Rooms: well, the standard ones are pretty ordinary. They are very small, but very well designed so as to maximise space. They have very standard design features but are cool, clean and relaxing. If you are going to be spending much time in your room then I would probably pay for a larger room. We had a tiny balcony but no furniture on it, which kind of defeats the purpose.
Breakfast: fantastic choices, great breakfasts indeed, yum. Loads of variety and choice.
Best feature: rooftop lounge/bar area. This has a fantastic view of Athens, including a great view of the Acropolis. It is a great place for lounging, with squishy sofas and a small but well-needed pool in the heat of the summer!
All in all, this hotel is great value for money and the rooftop lounge area is fantastic. But if you come here looking for a top design experience, this isn't your thing, and it is not five star luxury either. But to be honest you won't find a top design experience in central Athens. The only other option is the Semiramis, which we stayed in on the way back, which is a much cooler hotel all round, fab pool, great bedrooms (free Havaianas flip flops!), amazing restaurant decor but only disadvantage is that is in the suburbs of Athens and a 20 minute tube ride in. I prefer the Semiramis by miles but if you want to be in central Athens and have a design experience, this is far from a bad choice!
Great choicefrom Chain-hotel-hater
A superb contemporary hotel with great servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
I loved the Fresh, Great Location!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Athens
Watch you change! The only slight downer of our break in Athens was the rather basic con the taxi driver attempted once we had arrived at the hotel. The fare was 38 Euros, so I handed over 2 x 20 Euro notes. The driver then quickly switched one of the 20’s for a 5 Euro (they are both blue) and faked confusion. Luckily I’d got the my money from a cash machine at the airports and its was only in 20’s and 50’s so I know I could not have accidentally handed a 5 in place of a 20. I suggested I get the hotel manager and he soon drove off. Be warned!!
out and about,sights use athens sight seeing bus (yellow sun sign on side)to get to sight only cost 5 euros and really easy to hop on and off . Do sights on sunday as there all free on this day Taxis are cheap but be clear and confident when talkin to drivers as most are friendly but some will blow you off if they cant be bothered
Acropolis Walk along the recently built Dionysios Areopagitus pedestrian walkway at night to get the best views of the Parthenon from below. There are also some amazing outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants along this walkway (with Acropolis views) free of the hustle and bustle of noisy vehicle traffic
Other names for Hotel Fresh
- fresh hotel athens
- Address: 26 Sofokleous & 2 Klisthenous - Athens - 105 52 - Greece
- Loading Image...
- Loading Image...
- Loading Image...
- Loading Image...
Hotels Near Hotel Fresh
- Hotel Economy Athens, Greece
- Hotel Omega Athens, Greece Distance: 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
- Hotel Athinaikon Athens, Greece Distance: 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
- Hotel Arion Athens Athens, Greece Distance: 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
- Hotel Cecil Athens, Greece Distance: 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
- Hotel Evripides Athens, Greece Distance: 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
- Hostel Zeus Hotel Athens, Greece
- Hotel Attalos Athens, Greece Distance: 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
- Hotel Ilion Athens, Greece Distance: 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
- Hotel Athinea Athens, Greece Distance: 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
- Best Western Pythagorion Hotel Athens, Greece Distance: 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
- Hotel Titania Athens, Greece Distance: 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
- Hotel Achillion Athens, Greece Distance: 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
- Hotel Stalis Athens, Greece Distance: 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
- Hotel Iniohos Athens, Greece Distance: 0.5 km / 0.3 mi