Any recommendations for hotels in Athens for 3 nights in Sept ? I am vacilating between A for Athens and New Hotel. Would really appreciate input
Do you have a Rick Steves guide book that covers Athens yet? If so, it has some listings that we used successfully last year when we visited Greece. If you do not have his guide book, you can order one elsewhere on this web site. Hope all is well in Greece during your stay. We certainly enjoyed Athens.
Hotel Phaedra is plain but perfectly located. 77 E a night and a view of the Accropolis from our balcony and an even better view from the roof. A lovely walk to the Accropolis or the Accropolis Museum. Worked for us and reccomended by the Rick Steves book and The Rough Guide. We were there earlier this week.
Thanks for the recommendation. Will check it out.
Hotel Phaedra is quite plain, and a bit old-fashioned... but very clean, crisp white linens, nice desk folks, 4 floors, 20 rooms, balconies have great views, and there's a super roof terrace with canopied tables ..you can bring your snacks, beverages up to enjoy. VERY reasonable rates. It's on the SOUTH side of Acropolis, just off the lovely pedestrian-only promenade ... surrounded by no-car lanes, so is surprisingly quiet by day and night for something so central. On this map http://www.orangesmile.com/destinations/img/athens-map-big.jpg It's right by the red-box #79 -- which is St. Katherine's church in a sunken courtyard.
Hotel like A-for Athens super-modern very trendy, hi rise, double-glaze windows, I don't think balconies, v. much for people who want the latest thing .... also, you'll be in the middle of a hubbub 24/7. Its front door is about 10 yards from Monstiraki Square, which is normally filled day and night with hundreds (a thousand?) people sitting walking mingling eating, plus motorcycles & cars without end. That's why the double-glaze. On that map, its just right below the Monastiraki Metro symbol. So ... a contrast ... and you must realize, to give you useful recommendations, we'd have to know what you prefer and expect in a hotel.. otherwise it's a stab in the dark.
We always stay at the Attalos Hotel on Athinas St., one of the best budget accommodations in Athens. It's clean, safe, and centrally located. In addition it has one of the best roof-top bars in Athens. We are booked for another stay at the Attalos this October!
We stayed at the Airotel Parthenon and loved it. We paid $120 per night and it was a nice place, close to transportation, food and shopping. It also had a big breakfast buffet included. We were able to walk to the Acropolis. If you want to and can find cheaper, this area was a good one.
In late May early June a double at Phaedra is about 65-70 E, when you book online. Continental breakfast available ... myself, I just walk 100+ yards to the many little coffee-shops across from Acropolis Metro entry, getting giant coffee cup & a pastry & taking it back to Phaedra balcony or rooftop to enjoy at leisure. Buffet breakfasts always tempt me to overeat, anyway.