Hotel Tembi

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Hotel Tembi

, Athens
1 star

Rooms: 24

29 Eolou - Athens - 105 51 - Greece Hotel Website | | 21-03213175
159 Traveller

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Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Tembi

Very good budget Hotel

from colis
My wife and I stayed at this hotel for two nights at the beginning and the end of our two week tour of the Cyclades.The rooms were clean with a/c and tv.The staff were helpful and pleasant.We payed 50 euro p/n for a double,which for a European capital city is a very fair price.

Great hotel, central location, good price.

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the hotel Tempi for three nights, and had a great time. The room was very clean and the balcony overlooked the flower market next to the church. I had A/C, and a clean bathroom with a hot water shower. I could not have asked for more in this hotel. There really is no comparison for value and service. You can see the Acropolis from the hotel from the top floor, and the view is spectacular. There is a refrigerator downstairs with beverages (water, juice, and beer) and the staff offered coffee when I was in the reception area. The location is perfect with Monastiraki, Placa and the National Museum within easy walking distance. The metro is close too, with easy access to everywhere I wanted to go. A bus departs to the airport (3 euro) from the area across from the Parliament building which was highly convenient as my flight was early (I needed to be at the airport at 4:30AM) and the metro was not yet running. The staff at the hotel had the bus schedule and were very helpful with other questions about the city. At the end of the stay, they were happy to accept my credit card, which is nice since I was running low on euros.

Overall, this is a great place to stay. I will definitely stay at this hotel on my next trip to Greece. Be sure to book in advance though, because Hotel Tempi is hardly a secret among smart travelers.

Great budget option in Athens

from TKR
We stayed at Hotel Tempi for 2 nights at the end of an island hopping trip and thought it was good value and an excellent location - close to Acropolis, Plaka, shops etc and an easy walk from Monastiraki metro station (direct link to Piraeus and airport) once you orientate yourself. Our room was small but had a nice balcony overlooking a pleasant square and a view of the Acropolis. We found the staff friendly and had no problems with researving online despite initially booking for the wrong dates by mistake. The shared bathroom was clean but the sink didn't work (we did have a sink in our room with cold water only) and the showers were good with plenty of hot water. They also stored our lugagge for free on the last morning. Note that there is no lift and the hotel has at least 5 floors so be prepared to carry your stuff up the stairs if you stay here.

Athens? The Tempi !

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have stayed at the Tempi every time I have visited Athens, and I have been blessed to visit 5 times in the past 10 years. I have stayed in rooms facing the pedestrian street (east), a room facing the interior of the building, and a small room on the top floor facing west. I believe the shower's window on the top floor faces the Acropolis, so that is not the worst shower I ever had. I always prefer rooms in front with the balconies, from which 2 people can enjoy an excellent view of the road to the Parthenon. Air conditioning enables you to sleep in 80-90 degree Fahrenheit in July or August. I believe if folks use better communication and follow thru when making reservations, they will be satisfied. The location and neighborhood are obviously historic and Mr Kanakis is a fine host. I plan on visiting again in 2007. I would agree with Per from Denmark and Luke from Colorado that the Tempi is the choice and best value as a home base the next time you visit Athens, Greece.

Yahoo for Yannis

from A TripAdvisor Member
Hello All. Last summer saw the return of the Olympics to it's birthplace in Greece, and what an event it was. I am most sorry if you paid through the teeth for nosebleed tickets at the Salt Lake City 2002 events, because Athens was nothing of the sort. People from all across the globe were there to witness (at reasonable rates) the 2004 games and enjoyed themselves greatly.

I had the great fortune of booking ahead at the Hotel Tempi in Athens and it served as a great central location for all my travelling around the city. Yannis, the owner, was of great help in sightseeing, eating and local customs. We stayed in room #12, a three single-bed room, that has a balcony overlooking the Plateia Agia Irini with flower market and if you turn to your right, a wonderful view of the Acropolis, especially at night, as it shines for all who wander and are not lost. Yannis and his wife go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible. No request is too much and no language impossible. Be sure to take advantage of Yannis' extensive knowledge, you will not regret it.

Each room is equipped with AC, so fear not of the 100+ summer days in Athens. On our next trip to Athens, it will be the Hotel Tempi for sure.

Happy Trails.

Luke Finken

Low expectations... high deceptions!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We spent a night at the Tempi Hotel in May 2005 as a starting point for a 2 week trip in the Greek islands.
My girlfriend and I were thrilled to be in Greece, but our first night at the Tempi hotel was not a really pleasant experience.

Since the hotel was recommended in the Lonely Planet, that gave us a certain level of confidence in the establishment. Even if it was listed in the Budget-Average category, we didn't have really high expectations. Notwithstanding this attitude, the Tempi Hotel employees found a way to highly deceive and frustrate us. Here's why:

-Extremely small room
-Terrible mattresses
-We were given a room w/o any window (although we were told we'd have one)
-The persons at the reception were impolite and arrogant
-We had been asked "What do you want?" at our arrival, and warned "You can't be here if you don't have a reservation". We also got theatened to pay a second night because we left our room 12 minutes after check-out.
-We were told to pay cash even if they're supposed to accept all credit cards.

In sum, don't go there!
I've travelled a lot in my life, and I never took the time to write a review about a hotel, but this one, honestly, is bad.

The only positive comment: the common washrooms/showers are clean.

Have a good trip in Greece!

Very pleased with Tempi

from A TripAdvisor Member
My friend and I recently stayed at the Tempi. We had a double room with bathroom on the first floor at the back. It was very clean and we had airconditioning. I think it could be a little noisy in the front rooms. The location was terrific and the price very reasonable being in the centre of the city and near the station. The managers were very helpful and friendly.The stairs are steep if you have a lot of luggage. Found the kitchen handy to make coffee, etc. I would describe it as a pensione-type accommodation.

Good rooms, bad rooms

from ozrob63
We spent 5 nights at Hotel Tempi over the Greek Easter before getting a ferry to the Islands. We loved Athens and the hotel was very convenient to all- station, shops, cafes and we even had a tiny balcony that had a view of the Acropolis. We were on the first floor and had a bathroom. BUT when we returned, even though we had booked, we were put on the fourth floor- no lift, steep narrow stairs and no one to help with bags, no bathroom and noisy backpacker neighbours. We moved out after one night! If you stay, ask for a room on the first floor, with bathroom, as shared facilities are not good.

Very old, uncomfortable mattres

from A TripAdvisor Member
I think the title about sums this one up. The hotel itself is located in a great spot, it's quiet, the reception was polite, there was plenty of hot water, and it was clean. But the mattress stunk! My wife and I stayed there in May of 2004 and my back still hurts when I think about it. We eventuall had to switch it around in an attempt to find a better spot. The lighting was rather dim. The only thing that was really satisfying about the Tempi was the price. Now that the Olympics have passed I am sure that will only get better.

Very central

from A TripAdvisor Member
Hotel Tempi is central yet not noisy. Close to major sights. Helpful staff, most spoke English. Arrived late at night from airport, easy to get to the city but really needed the map to find the Tempi, about 10 - 15 mins walk from the bus stop that drops you in the main square.
We had a triple room in April 2004 for 2 adults and one child. Two beds were reasonable but the third bed was narrow, probably too narrow for an adult. The toilet ran and we had some handy string which sorted it out. The shower was in the toilet, a novelty for a kid....
There was a kitchen like room next to ours however it was very poorly stocked, no toaster or hot plates. Just a fridge and some benches. No one used it while we were there.
Overall good value in central Athens, but unless you are used to roughing it dont stay too long!!

Top Local Tips for Athens

My tip My opinion is that you have to stay in ATHENS not longer than 3days (for a new tourist)

overlooked things to do I recommend the national gallery. It's a great collection of art covering thousands of years. There's plenty of modern art as well as ancient. I also recommend walking everywhere and making time for not doing the sites but just exploring. I thoroughly enjoyed an evening walk on Trefi Hill behind the Archaeological museum. I found a great local restaurant on a pedestrian street (methonis street) packed with athenians and not a tourist (except for me) in site. It was the best calamari i ever had and the proprietor made several trips to practice his english.

Mostly Tourist Traps Don't exxpect bargains in Athens, especially if you are exchanging US dollars for Euro

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  • Address: 29 Eolou - Athens - 105 51 - Greece
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