Achillion Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Would not recommend this hotel, the chairs in our room had cigarette holes in them. The minibar has mold or fire damage. It would not kill them to pick up a vacuum or a broom and clean. I would not even think about walking barefoot in the room. The pictures only show part of it, the stay was not worth the money spent.
I was here with a school group so we probably were not that popular, although the pupils were well-behaved! Positives are the lovely staff, excellent food (the pupils ate everything and had lots to eat - the buffet works well with plenty of choice), reasonable showers, decent price, located near to public transport and city centre. Negatives: rooms are small and views are not good, the local area is not that safe/pleasant, WiFi in rooms is poor students congregate on the landings which is not ideal in terms of noise for other guests. I would use it again for a classics tour group, but not for me on holiday.
Good budget hotel. Positives (compared to what can be expected in this price range): Helpful and very friendly staff at reception. Clean and well equipped rooms (though somewhat small) Good breakfast Negatives: There is no sound insulation! The doors might as well be made of paper. I could hear everything going on in the hallway while I was trying to sleep.
Ten minutes walk to the major square of Greece - Syntagma; fifteen minutes to Monistiraki with its flea market, crossing the #1 food market en route - could the hotel be better located? We bought 5-days 9 euro tickets for all kinds of Athens transport and enjoyed location of Achillion still more. Menu for the breakfast changed daily. Beverages: choice between juices and hot chocolate and cappuccino-americano-latte. Willing to help staff: thank you, young ladies and guys! Our room was big enough; tea-spot set included. Central-type a/c. Safe in the room. Add daily cleaning and reasonable price - what else two seniors need for a week travel to the heart of European civilization?
I went to Athens, Greece with my sisters and a friend. Everything was going pretty well; mostly everyone had been relatively nice, even the drive up was great. It was when we got to the hotel that everything started going wrong. The taxi driver drove us up to The Achillion Hotel and we still couldn't see it, he walked us to the door and we were bemused at how small the front door was. We walked up to reception and we were greeted nicely by a man behind the reception desk. He told us our room number and we went to use the elevator only to realise that (despite it saying that it could hold up to 4 people) we were all going to have to squeeze in, it was a tight fit. We got up to our room and we were shocked to find that the room was basically a double room with four beds squashed in; not to mention that two of the beds were smaller, and we're 4 grown women. The whole room smelt like smoke and the bathroom was small and in need of a remodelling. There was also mould growing on the ceiling. The view was horrible as well, the backs of other people houses/apartments and broken ladders, air conditioners etc. Even after that discovery we wanted to relax and eat as we had started our travel over 6 hours ago. The website boasted room service and high speed internet but the internet was slow and struggled to load even a simple web page, and on our first night; we called to ask about room service and we were told that dinner had stopped being served already (at 6:25pm). They claimed to have a great cable TV service but it only had 14 channels and they were pretty shaky and the signal was bad. The room temperature wouldn't regulate the whole time we were there, it was boiling hot at night and we had to sleep with the balcony door open, even though we kept getting bitten. My sister noticed her pillow was stained for two days and a few times they forgot to refill our tissue. The walls were paper thin and you could hear everything from a plug being plugged in to chairs being moved and toilets flushing. We had to shower in cold water 3 days out of the 6. A couple nights into our stay the room next to us was checked in to. They made so much noise and when we called down to reception they brushed it off, telling us the would do something about it but they continued making noise for the rest of the night; we couldn't sleep until about 3 that morning. The very next day they realised we were the ones that made the complaint and smiled, waited until it was around 12:30am and we were woken out of our sleep by banging on our door and shouting from the people next door. When we called down to reception in a panic we were met with indifference and were told they would come up and sort it out but the noise continued. We continued calling down but were just told that they would come and check in 5 minutes to make sure they stay in their room. It was the scariest thing to ever happen to us, we actually contemplated going home that next morning but all the flights were sold out until after our leaving date We didn't sleep all night, we weren't made to feel safe and we were harassed but nothing was done about it. We weren't asked if we were ok or anything, the day just continued as normal for them. The hotel staff never said hi or smiled, they only spoke to us to ask us our room number to make sure we were meant to be eating breakfast. The breakfast wasn't really that great and they never refilled anything. Whenever we would ask about refilling they would just shrug and walk off. The tour desk was nonexistent. They just had a few leaflets on a stand. A lot of people we met talked about how horrible a place it was, when we mentioned we were staying in Omonia, because it was a poor, rough area. So overall we were veeery disappointed with our 6 days stay in this hotel.
Fantastic Choice considering the; -Location: very close to two major transit stations -Breakfast: very good standard breakfast -Hotel: Very clean and good daily services Although our family room was a little tight for the family of four but you only use the room to rest, so that was ok. Do not be scared about the negative reviews of the area. Generally Athens is very safe and the area around the Hotel was safe as well. We as explorer's wonder around the small street and felt safe even with presense of large number of men. We were able to find some nice food places particularly if you care about HALAL food. For single women caution is advised. Overall great location to stay in Athens all the major attractions are walking distance or accessible via metro.
Whilst visiting Athens for the second time, the Achillion Hotel and its excellent staff made our stay absolutely fabulous, from helping us find our way to the extremely friendly gesture of opening the breakfast buffet, which was one of the best ever, at 5 o'clock at check out day just for me. Once again thanking all the staff and wishing to come back soon :)
Hotel had a small lobby, a tiny elevator which could be difficult if there are large tour groups-we ended up carrying our luggage up the stairs. Breakfast was decent with hot and cold items. You can walk about a quarter mile up the block(turn left from the hotel) to several restaurants around a circle. Wifi is weak in the corner rooms-we had to change the room. Can be noisy from the street-I saw some young men fighting with each other from my balcony. Renovation is in order.
This hotel was included in a tour. We didn’t care much because we spent very little time in hotel and our trip wasn’t long. I must admit that the staff is helpful and friendly and they serve good tasty breakfast in hotel. The hotel need to be renovated. The rooms smell like an old ashtray. The ventilation grills are very dirty, the locks looks half broken. What was good - new towels everyday, and good shower. We had a room with backyard view (418) - which is awful (trash, and walls of other buildings). It’s not noisy outside, but the hotel is silent only at night time (it’s hard to sleep in the evening till 1 a.m. and in the morning starting from 5 a.m.). The room equipped with fridge, kettle, safe, hairdryer, and very small tv - all these for free. The hotel situated in a good place for sightseeing and planning your routes. But I don’t recommend it
Stayed here for 3 nights to do Athens sites. It was a modern clean hotel with friendly staff. We stayed half board - don't bother as there was a poor choice of food and an apple for a sweet. Poor very small bar on ground floor
- Walking distance to National Archaeological Museum of Athens and Monastiraki Flea Market
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- 24-hour business center
Achillion Hotel places you in Athens City Centre, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as National Archaeological Museum of Athens and Monastiraki Flea Market. This 3-star hotel has 63 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. Located in central Athens, the hotel is also near Ancient Agora and Hellenic Parliament.
This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.
Achillion Hotel's 63 rooms are soundproofed and provide balconies, refrigerators, and desks. Guests can expect 20-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.
Achillion Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and coffee in a common area. Valet parking is available for EUR 8 per day, and there's also an airport shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out.
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60.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 417 reviews