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Greece Tour Acropolis Select Hotel Athens

Am trying to decide whether to spend our post tour nights at the tour hotel or move. The reviews online are mixed. Would any tour alums care to give me their opinions? We are usually quite happy with RS hotels so don’t expect luxury, just the basic conveniences.

Thanks.

Posted by
916 posts

We were at this hotel in 2014 and I liked it. I would just stay there rather than take the time to move.

Posted by
1833 posts

We stayed at that hotel on our recent RS Greece tour. I would recommend it and stay there again. Good location, rooms are basic, but clean and fine and what made the hotel for us was the rooftop restaurant. Great view of the Acropolis and good food too. It is right outside the Plaka area.

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275 posts

I also would opt to just stay there unless you are looking for a more upscale experience. It’s a great location for most all activities in Athens.

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2486 posts

We stayed as part of the tour in ‘08. The fact that RS still uses this hotel says a lot. When we arrived they had a major AC failure so they put us up in a sister hotel that was very nice (can’t recall the name). But, the Acropolis Select was just fine the next day. What was not fine was having to move. The convenience of being in the same hotel cannot be over emphasized.

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1952 posts

I have been on this tour and taking it again in April. I was happy with the hotel then and booked our extra days there again. I enjoyed the location and found the staff helpful and friendly. It's basic but just fine for me and my travel partners. When is your tour? Our first day is 13 April. I am excited about being in Greece during the celebration of Greek Orthodox Easter!

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439 posts

We stayed at RS hotel in Athens. It was nice, area was OK but it is close to Acropolis and other sites. They do not provide an iron, big deal for my husband. They did offer to iron them at 25cents a garment, it wasn't much at any rate. They wound up burning his shirt, and did pay for it.

Posted by
7613 posts

Stayed there is 2014. Perfectly fine. The lobby bar will fill your ice bucket!

The one thing I found odd was the booking.com rate was better than the hotel offered me, even knowing I was there as part of the RS tour.

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376 posts

I stayed there before and after my Greece tour and appreciated the location. Very close to the metro which was very handy. The front desk efficiently booked my taxi to the airport too. Great rooftop bar with a view - wonderful lunch and a drink there! Would definitely stay there again.

Posted by
38 posts

Thanks everyone. I will book our extra nights. Glad to avoid a move.

Posted by
14404 posts

Before you commit, look at the Hera Hotel. It's just a block up the road from the Select (on the way to the Acropolis) and it's also used by RS. My tour stayed at the Select but it was booked for my pre-tour nights, so I used the Hera and liked it a bit better - great rooftop bar/restaurant with a view of the Acropolis, friendly and helpful staff. Of course a lot depends on which room you get in either hotel - not all are equal. The room I had at the Hera was smaller (I deliberately booked it to save a bit and have a quiet room without a view) but it was more comfortable than the one I had at the Select. Both were more than adequate.

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20 posts

Chani: glad to know you like the Hera Hotel! We're taking our first RS tour in September & that is our tour hotel. I've booked our pre-tour hotel nights there.

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The Acropolis Select and the Hera are the two most convenient hotels to the things you want to see in Athens. We stayed for two extra nights at the Select prior to our Greece Tour last May. Was very glad we didn't have to change hotels or rooms. The Select is a typical RS city hotel, not as nice as the nicest ones they choose, but the rooms are large compared to most European hotels. The rooms have poor lighting, but you won't be there except to sleep! The breakfast room is nice, with plenty of seating, the Rooftop Bar/restaurant has a beautiful view and is very nice in the evening for drinks. There was a small fridge in our room. We did a day trip to Corinth the day before the tour and they picked us up at the hotel. Two outstanding restaurants within a couple blocks of the hotel: Mani Mani and The Balcony. The tour dines at Mani Mani the last night, but it was well worth going to on our own before the tour started (make reservations!).