I stayed here 3 + 3 nights and would do so again if I were to visit Athens.
The hotel is walking distance from Monastiraki station, Syntagma Square and Omonia Square. Also near the various tourist attractions like the Acropolis, Hadrain’s Arch, Agora, etc. and Ermou Street where you can shop. So it is ideally located.
The hotel staff gave me directions even before I visited. When I got there, they told me a friend had left a package for me and handed it over and they were also kind enough to keep a packet for a friend who picked it up later. In fact, I had left my own bag with them when I left Athens to see the rest of Greece and handed it when I returned to Athens and checked in a week later. They helped me hire a taxi for the airport on my last day and also gave me directions to places I asked for during my stay there.
Well, the rooms. I liked the one I got the first time I checked in better than the one I got the second time round though the first time, the bathroom had a shower cubicle and the second time, it was a bathtub (but not in as good a condition as the first one and the toilet was not spotless though it was cleaned everyday). Beds were comfortable; I didn’t find them hard like rock as I read in some of the reviews. Also, I did not see staff smoking in the hotel as some reviews read. However, the second time I checked in, I had to air the room out (there was only one other room available which I did not prefer, given the choice) since there was some smell of cigarette smoke and yes, on one morning, I did smell cigarette smoke coming in from outside of the room. But, to be fair, I did not see the staff smoking. It could just as well have been a guest.
And I was lucky to have a view of the Acropolis from my balcony both the times I stayed here.
Breakfast was standard – toast, croissants, olives, eggs, juice, milk, muffins, cheese... but hearty. I missed it the first day since I left at 6:15 a.m. and I was told breakfast opened at 7:00 a.m. but the next day I found that people had their breakfast even at 6:00 a.m.
You can also use the internet facility here – free.
It’s not a five star hotel but it’s good and clean with helpful staff and I will stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Management and Staff invite you to enjoy hospitable surroundings and all the pleasures of Athens within easy reach! The Attalos Hotel, situated in the historic district of Athens, has a history of its own. With its tradition of classic, comfortable accommodation, a friendly staff and atmosphere, the Attalos has created a name among a host of international visitors and repeat guests as "a home away from home in the heart of Athens". All of the hotel's 78 rooms are air-conditioned and fully equipped with central heating,Direct-dial telephone , Satellite TV , Mini refrigerator , Safe box , Private Bathrooms with hair dryers, slippers and bath amenities and of course Free wi-fi access internet. A charming roof garden/bar provides the perfect setting for enjoying a spectacular view of the Acropolis! ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Bookgreece.com, Expedia APAC, lastminute.com.au, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Wotif.com, Hooroo Pty Ltd, Priceline, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly, HotelsClick, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Attalos Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Attalos Hotel Athens