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“Good hotel, seedy surroundings”
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Ionis Hotel
Ranked #203 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Reviewed 25 March 2012

Once inside the Ionis Hotel, it is a very pleasant place. The rooms are large, with balconies to sit and watch the weird goings on in the street below. The breakfasts are a delight. The staff are helpful and the rooms are clean. Sadly, the street in which the hotel stands is seedy, even by Omonia Square standards! I'd still recommend this hotel for seasoned travellers, and for couples - but for a woman on her own, it's a rather daunting experience getting back to the hotel entrance late in the evening.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 October 2011

We have really enjoyed staying in the Hotel Ionis and we have been here for a couple of weeks now. OK the streets around are unpleasant, but once inside the hotel is clean, friendly and excellent value. The breakfast is very good.

The location is the major drawback and late at night there is a feeling of 'running the gauntlet' on the last few streets. That said nothing bad has happened to us. There are far worse areas in any big city.

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Reviewed 31 August 2011

The room was well cleaned and linen changed daily. The front desk was very helpful. You feel a bit unsafe since you can see the prosstitudes and drug addicts roam around. Otherwise the place is well worth of money.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

walking into a convenience store less than fifty metres away from the ionos hotel, a woman approached me and my three friends and told us that we should be wary of our bags, money and documents because we were in a dangerous area. walking back from our search for rations, so as to not have to leave the room again for the next three days, a friend began to wander past a group of less than friendly/healthy looking ladies. worried that she would be dismembered we quickly ushered her back to safety, alas, the women had laid eyes and followed us until we were well out of eyeshot. not a great introduction to omonia, especially for four young teenage girls who were travelling alone. the windows, thankfully have two thick protective outer casings to protect the room from those who would see the ledge extending from the wall, an appropriate invitation to rob the room blind. the room is adequate, however this is overshadowed by the less than safe vibe the area emanates. the scenery from our window seems to be stolen from both baghdad and slumdog millionaire, complete with loud indian music and squealing babies. after being at the ionos hotel for five hours fridge filled with survival supplies, i have already started searching for more hospitable and less life threatening accommodation. if you have a suicide wish, come on down

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

the breakfast alone was worth the very reasonable price, of course a few migrants and hookers, but like stray dogs i left them alone and they left me alone. I didnt feel anymore unsafe than new york or london, and reading other reviews no one said they were actually mugged.All of athens smells either of urine or teargas, i,ve known cleaner cities .so omonia square no different.useful jumping off points to everywhere

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Address: 41 Chalkokondili, Athens 104 32, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Omonia
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #203 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Hotel Class:3 star — Ionis Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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