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Need Upscale Hotel in Athens

Greetings ~ I’d like to find an upscale-ish hotel, with a view of the Parthenon from an available room, with a pool and air-conditioning, for early August, for €200 or less. Doable? Suggestions? Thanks! ~ Jonathan.

Posted by
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Try using the filter system at www.booking.com to search for your hotel in Athens. You stand a pretty good chance of succeeding.

Posted by
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Thanks, Lee. I know that I can find hotels that will fit the bill by using sites like Booking, Kayak, Matt's Greece, and so on, but I posted my Q here because I trust Rickniks more than random travelers, or computer algorithms, on other sites, and because people on Steves's forums have given me info on hidden gems that I didn't get anywhere else.

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Lots of us advise on this site, but are not all as you call them "rikniks," mainly to the extent that someone like me usually needs and seeks out lodgings that are more moderate in price than the RS choices. Perhaps when Rick first recommended them, his choices were in the moderate category, but things have changed at his picks (perhaps because of the demand created by his books & videos). In Athens his first choice for many years was the Electra Palace, which is in the convenient Plaka area, has A/c (of course; ALL athens hotels now have AC), an Acropolis view from the roof at least, and a pool. You are going in the height of high season and its rate for 3 nights is about $895/ or €720 for a "classic double" (no Acropolis view) ... so no, not likely to be do-able. The other hotels (not many) that have pools are more likely to be international chain hotels --- Marriott, Hilton etc, that are quite long walks from the landmark sites.

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A pool, A view and 200euro

I suspect you can do only 2 of 3 of those at one location.

Posted by
2950 posts

I didn't initially catch that you'll be there in August. €200/night will be a challenge. Don't underestimate booking.com's ability to get you what you want backed by reviews. In the end we're all just "random travelers".

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Joe, that reminds me of the classic engineer’s aphorism: “Cheap. Fast. Right. Pick Two.”