Ionis Hotel Athens

3 stars
41, Chalkonkodili Street, Athens, 10432
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
9 reviews
Athens on a budget.

Although this hotel is set in the Omonia section of Athens - many people had written it was so bad.... See full review

  • moho
  • Oct 4, 2011
The best hotel in Athens

This was the best hotel I've visited in Athens. Great staff , good breakfast , great location. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Mar 3, 2011
Due to renovations Ionis hotel will be closed starting from 14/11/2013 Ionis is a 3 star hotel, found in the historical and the commercial center of Athens, offering silence and confidence to its clients. Just 200 meters away from Omonia square, it offers an easy access to everywhere. Ionis spacious carefully decorated rooms are one more of its advantages. All the services and confidence provided are adopted only having in mind the way to make your stay in Athens unforgettable! The 102 air-conditioned guestrooms have patterned fabrics, beige decor and simple furnishings. Room amenities include cable TV, direct-dial phones, refrigerator and bathrooms come with hair dryers. Staff at the 24- hour front desk can advise on local attractions and also offer exchange currency. Further amenities include on site parking (surcharge) and a safe-deposit box. The shops and restaurants of Omonia Square are found 200 meters away, whilst guests can visit the Acropolis or pick up a bargain at the Monastiraki Flea Market two kilometers away. The Old City of Plaka is three kilometers away and the nearest airport is Athens International, 35 kilometers away.Hotel offers Air-conditioned hotel, Baggage hold, Car rental desk, Cafeteria, Currency exchange service, Bar, Breakfast area (American buffet style), Family room, Elevator, Internet, Local calls, Fax service, 24 hrs front desk, Restaurant (Menu a la Carte), Extra Lobby for business or relaxing, Daily maid service, Room service (limited hours), Safe, Tour desk, Wake up calls, Lounge, Outdoor parking.

Hotel Map

37.9861 23.7263
Area served
Athens.
Nearby airports
Athens International Airport.
Area description
From the airport, follow signs to Athina-Athens until Exit 15 (MARATHON'S -MESSOGION AVE). Continue on this road for 30 kilometres then take Alexandras Avenue. Turn left towards Omonia Square. At the next crossroad, turn right onto 3 Septemvriou Avenue, and then left onto Halkokonidilis. The hotel is located on the left-hand side.

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Ionis Hotel Athens Rooms

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The room offers one single bed.The 102 air-conditioned guestrooms have patterned fabrics, beige decor and simple furnishings. Room amenities include cable TV, direct-dial phones, refrigerator and bathrooms come with hair dryers.
STANDARD-ROOM
The room offers one double bed. The 102 air-conditioned guestrooms have patterned fabrics, beige decor and simple furnishings. Room amenities include cable TV, direct-dial phones, refrigerator and bathrooms come with hair dryers.
STANDARD-ROOM
The room offers one single bed and one double bed.The 102 air-conditioned guestrooms have patterned fabrics, beige decor and simple furnishings. Room amenities include cable TV, direct-dial phones, refrigerator and bathrooms come with hair dryers.

Amenities

Dining
Room service
Services
Business center

Nearby points of interest

  • National Archaeological Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Academy of Athens: 0.5 mi
  • Temple of Hephaestus: 0.5 mi
  • New Acropolis Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Agora: 0.8 mi
  • Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art: 0.9 mi
  • Syntagma Square: 0.9 mi
  • Greek Parliament: 0.9 mi
  • Parthenon: 1 mi
  • Erechtheion: 1.1 mi
  • Theatre of Dionysus: 1.2 mi
  • The Byzantine and Christian Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Athens Concert Hall: 1.4 mi
  • Panathinaikon: 1.4 mi
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: 2.4 mi
  • National Archaeological Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Academy of Athens: 0.5 mi
  • Temple of Hephaestus: 0.5 mi
  • New Acropolis Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Agora: 0.8 mi
  • Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art: 0.9 mi
  • Syntagma Square: 0.9 mi
  • Greek Parliament: 0.9 mi
  • Parthenon: 1 mi
  • Erechtheion: 1.1 mi
  • Theatre of Dionysus: 1.2 mi
  • The Byzantine and Christian Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Athens Concert Hall: 1.4 mi
  • Panathinaikon: 1.4 mi
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: 2.4 mi
  • Railway Service: 4.1 mi
  • Kifissias avenue: 4.2 mi
  • Olympic Stadium: 4.8 mi
  • Daphni Monastery: 5 mi
  • Athens Olympic Sports Complex: 5.1 mi

Dining

Restaurant
The Ionis Restaurant offers a blend of typical Greek and international dishes in informal surroundings. Guests can relax over drinks in the bar, or order drinks and snacks to their rooms using the room service. It is here where you can find the ideal place for relaxing with friends or meeting business associates in a warm, informal atmosphere.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1200
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (9)

Ratings and reviews for Ionis Hotel Athens

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
2.6
Value:
3.7

56% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Carl the Greek
London, England
Oct 21, 2012

The value was in the price

PLUSES - Centrally located & convenient for access to more 'touristy' parts of the city such as Syntagma Square, Plaka, Monastiraki & Acropolis. Good breakfast. Friendly & helpful staff. Good level of cleanliness throughout. Price: just under 18 euros per night - a major plus. MINUSES - Poor air-conditioning in room, so room felt like a greenhouse even with air-con at high setting. No proper fridge in room to keep drinks, etc cool. Poor noise insulation. Generally 'seedy' part of town, although I never felt unsafe. Poor view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The 'Athinaikon' Restaurant on Themistokleous Street. Good food & pleasant staff. Pleasant setting.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mike traveleller
Upstate NY
Oct 18, 2012

For a short stay at a very low expense

Staff are the best,they help. Mr.Banayoti and Mr. Costa are very pleasant men and helpful. Location being very close to Omonia can be worrying to some alone female or older persons,i had no such thing,police presence is heavy in groups of five very helpful protecting and friendly,they gave me advice and guidance.Free fast internet at lobby,very decent choices tasty breakfast.It was a nice stay at a real low cost.I was saddened by the passing of Mr.Mihkailidis the owner.i offered my condolences to very sad staff,Rip Mr.Mikhail.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Around Omonia square many fine restaurants at attractive prices,and lots of shopping.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Leonretired
Blackburn Lancashire
Oct 13, 2012

Let down by area

The Ionis is remember, a budget hotel. Bearing this in mind, I cannot criticize the overall quality of the hotel. The first impressions of the building were quite pleasing. A glass facade, large reception area complete with two computors for the use of guests (free) and free WiFi throughout the hotel. I had a room over the front street which was roomy and reasonably clean albeit a bit tired. Any noise from the front street caused me no problem when the door was closed, and the view from the balcony gave me a good overview of the seedy street corner night life. Maid service everyday was good with friendly and helpfull staff. The `American` breakfast was fried eggs ( I believe sunny side up), and some sort of fried frankfurter sausage (horrible), plus the usual toast and jam, cereal, cake and cooked meat and cheese. The area itself was very seedy, but I never felt threatened at night when I went out. Very handy for getting about, Omonia Metro station very near, 5mins. with routes to everywhere. Me, a pensioner could travell anywhere exept the Airport for 0.70 Euro. Overall, remembering that this is a BUDGET Hotel, worth the money, and I would certainly use it again. Don`t forget to visit the Helenic Motor Museum, 10 mins. walk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
moho
Tennessee
Oct 4, 2011

Athens on a budget.

Although this hotel is set in the Omonia section of Athens - many people had written it was so bad. Well, we didn't think it was that bad. Actually, we found it rather outside the tourist area so prices for other products weren't as much and it was easy to get around. The breakfast was super great ... so good in fact we only ate two meals a day. The hotel rooms are older and our toilet titled ... but really - how long do you spend in the room? They were clean and that's what counts. The staff arranged a private car to take us where our feet could not during the transportation strike. Though the staff could have done a better job pointing out "interesting" things to do - it wasn't that big of a deal because there are several travel agencies near by ready to help if you want to make your own plans. I must say we weren't scared like several sites wrote about the area --- everyone just went on about their business.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

If you are adverse to walking - there are many metro stations - that also have elevators.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
dro
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 13, 2011

filthy and loud location, dirty towels

although the location is near the metro station and walking distance to acropolis.. there are prostitutes, cockroaches, transvestites and all kinds of filthy stuff near this hotel that just ruins your day even during the short walk.. also the towels inside the hotel look like they haven't been changed for a decade.. it's not only black dirty it has holes and cotton coming off of it... also inside the room it's very noise at nights due to street noise from bars and honking cars.. will never stay here again, you'd be better off paying more and not ruining your holiday...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Arlington, Texas
Jul 8, 2011

Mixed Review

The hotel was clean as was the room,cleaned daily. The entire staff was excellent. Going beyond just friendly, they each answered all our questions and met our needs. The location is now not the best. The area is now habitated with street people. We did not go out after dark. The situation in Athens politically is bad.Police presence is everywhere. We are not planning to return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Jun 22, 2011

Nice staff, bad neighborhood

Hotel itself was fine, staff was nice and willing to help. Rooms were dated, but clean and coffee/breakfast in the morning was nice. The location of the hotel in terms of proximity to Plaka, Metro station, National Museum and Acropolis was great for those who want to see the city on foot, not too far away from anything, and easy metro access to the airport and ferry port. The neighborhood is pretty rough, lots of graffiti, drug use and prostitution, but as far as we could tell that is common in almost all of Athens, plenty of 5 star hotels in the same neighborhood for much higher rates. Stay on the major streets 2 and 3 blocks to the east for access to all the major sites and you should be OK. Don't come here expecting luxury, but if you are just looking for a place to sleep and shower, it should work OK.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Use the Metro/subway station. It is only a few blocks from the hotel, easy to navigate even if you only know English, MUCH cheaper than a Taxi, and gets to you the port, airport, acropolis (if you don't want to do the morning walk), and most of the other major attractions. All the stations we visited were clean and well kept, and the trains run on time.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Canada
Mar 28, 2011

Weekend in Athens

The hotel is good for what you pay for. The staff are sometimes helpful depending on their mood. The location is close to major sites and bus station. However the area is infested with [*]. If you have the budget to stay somewhere I would suggest to do so. This will give you a nicer experience of Greece.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Durban
Mar 3, 2011

The best hotel in Athens

This was the best hotel I've visited in Athens. Great staff , good breakfast , great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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