Art Hotel Athens4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed for 4 nights because we were going to a concert and also spent a few days sightseeing Our room was in the new part of the hotel and was well fitted out, clean and lovely. However there was no view at all from any window which was disappointing. Just as well we were out and about most of the time which is why we felt had we been staying any longer and needed a day ‘in’ it wouldn’t have worked. There was a reception area where you could sit but again no external views. There was access to a small outside area ( corner surrounded by buildings) at the back with a small swimming pool which we didn’t use and people went out there to smoke. Breakfast was in a large room with tables all lined up together, felt a bit odd at first however the tables were big enough for ‘privacy’ and the food was good. We decided on our last night to eat in so checked at reception if they did dinner, as we hadn’t seen any sign of it although the information talked about a restaurant, and were told yes and asked to pick what we wanted that morning. It all went wrong from there as it turned out they got the food in from elsewhere and it was late and cold by the time we got it. After a difficult conversation we left to eat elsewhere as we didn’t go to Athens to get a carry out which needed reheated! There was an apology the next morning. The location was fairly close to the subway and once we got used to it we could get around fine. We walked back late one night and felt unsafe as we got closer to the hotel so recommend a taxi for returning back late. It did the job for us at the time but wouldn’t go back
We stayed here even after reading some of the reviews. We changed rooms from the front, as it was dark, noisy and cramped to one overlooking the pool courtyard. It wasn't much better and there was no other alternative. The hotel is interesting and the main foyer and dining area is stylish but does not reflect the old, hard mattresses that overhang the single beds bases pushed together. Our bathroom was ok apart from the fact that the toilet bowl was hard against a pillar causing you to ride side saddle. We found the neighbourhood initially daunting, there was a riot, but not unsafe. I know that sounds ambiguous but it is an eclectic neighbourhood mostly students, some homeless and drug activity and like so many parts of Athens decorated in graffiti. The local restaurants are excellent and by and large you are left alone walking around at night. I think they are trying and the staff are friendly and helpful. Would I stay again? Perhaps if a little refurbishment was done and a little more attention to detail for breakfast, which is very basic. Not a 4 star hotel by any means, perhaps in the past.
I have to say that the hotel is not a luxury one and it's not located in the city center, but it has a thing that for me is also very important: it has a very very nice and welcoming staff. I felt myself ill while I was in the hotel and the reception girl prepared me a cup of camomile. Next morning we had to take a flight at 4 o'clock in the morning and she prepared us the breakfast at 2 o'clock! Of course I couldn't eat anything, but my husband felt very happy with his cup of coffee and his toast. I think it's something that other hotels don't usually do and it's a very nice thing!
This hotel has a hostel vibe-- funky random art around, rooms hodge-podged together with mix-matched furniture (of varying qualities) & bed sizes. The nicest part of the room was the bathroom. It was new, had a large tub, a window, and was spacious. As for location, we were advised by a local not to walk down the street next to the hotel because it was unsafe. Drugs, etc. I couldn't really tell myself so was grateful for the tip. Nice hosts!
Arrived early off the ferry from Kos and the hotel manager offered us coffee whilst they prepared our room. This was adequate and quite well sound-proofed, although it could be improved with somewhere comfortable to sit other than on the bed. Cramped bathroom with odd shower setup. On a noisy corner in a dingy area far (about 1.2km) from the main tourist attractions. Breakfast ok but would benefit from greater choice of fruit other than just tinned peaches and occasionally, melon. Overall, not too bad.
While the staff are very friendly and helpful, this hotel is definitely not a four star hotel, but rather, I'd say a two star hotel. Our room was run down, the air conditioner noisy, the bed very hard and pillows old and flat. The room also appeared to be in need of renovations - in reading the other reviews, perhaps we got a room that was not newly renovated. The common area outside of our room was also not too clean (floors were dirty). In addition, there were no concierge staff at the door - like some booking sites claimed - and no elevator to get into the hotel - you have to carry your luggage up a short set of stairs (there is an elevator to the rooms once inside the hotel, though). Further, the internet was at times fast, other times very slow or did not work at all. The breakfast is a basic continental breakfast with cereal, white toast, scramble eggs, some sliced sandwich meat and cheese, fruit, coffee and orange juice, but I'd say the negative reviews about it are correct - it was terrible - I'd recommend eating out (and this is coming from someone who usually eats anything). Finally, the neighbourhood is definitely sketchy - I didn't feel safe walking around at night; there were no police monitoring the area when we were out any of the nights we were there. On the plus side, while the hotel is on a busy street, the windows do block out some of the noise, and the hotel is a reasonable distant from many of the attractions the city centre has to offer.
Our room was clean, nicely updated, quiet and the bed was very comfortable. The staff was very decidedly and helpful. We were able to walk to the acropolis comfortably. It was a very short walk to the archaeology museum. Nice breakfast included. When we had an early flight, we were even offered immediately an early breakfast. Great service and care. The building is really quite nice. The neighborhood has had an increase in police presence and we were able to walk and enjoy the neighboring bars and restaurants late at night
Staff are friendly and really helpful. Room was fairly clean although there was already rubbish in both the bins in my room before I got in there. And had to ask another guest to stop playing around on the piano at 2300. Location: bit of a rough area. Definitely didn't feel safe walking alone at night. Local cafe and shops not a lot speak any English. It's not a tourist area so found it hard to get lunch. Food: breakfast not a lot of choice and not sure how long the food had been out for They do have a lift which was helpful and a pool but I didn't go for a swim.
Noisy, gross and filthy rooms! Uncomfortable beds! Staff not very friendly! Horrible breakfast! The worst part of it all was the area! After 10 p.m. it is very dangerous to go outside! A location full of not very friendly refugees!
Was a nice hotel, the breakfast was yummy and our newly renovated room was good! Could use a shower screen because water goes everywhere! Air con was great and the staff were lovely, even arranged breakfast for us at 5:30am on the morning we were leaving! If your coming to Athens great place to stay! Only downfall is the neighbourhood is abit rough!
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74% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 854 reviews