Athens Zafolia Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
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The hotel is a little ways away form the downtown shops and cafes, but has a very nice lobby with lobby bar and 2nd floor restaurant. One of the best things about this hotel is the rooftop where there is a bar and pool. You can grab a drink and sit outside and just gaze at the awesome Athens view. The room needs some updating like the rest of the hotel has. Could not figure out how to get the air conditioner to work good enough and neither could our friends who were traveling with us. Other than that we really enjoyed this hotel.
An affordable hotel located on the fringe of the city hub. We had two short stays here during our time in Greece. Our second room was better than the first, which was quite small and had very poor wifi access. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Unfortunately there was no kettle in our room for making our own tea and coffee but I believe this is usually the case in Greece. Breakfast was included and was quite adequate. We found all the staff here to be very helpful and friendly. Rooftop pool with bar is very nice though not spacious - lovely night view of the city from up there. A number of restaurants are close by as are supermarkets and a good bakery. We enjoyed exploring the local fresh fruit and vegetable market a couple of streets behind the hotel.
We stayed here whilst I waited for s doctor to bring me back to the U.K. As I became extremely unwell in the Island of Kalymnos a good hour flight on the Agean Sea away. We were very impressed at our welcome to the hotel straight from hospital discharge. Very friendly,professional receptionists gave us lots of information on the area where to go snd where to eat. They even went as far as to recommend us a restaurant not knowing we would fur up (which we did) and discovered to our surprise a table had already been booked to our name by the hotel. As my dietary requirements meant I could not eat the traditional Greek food. It had to be gentle on my stomach. The food was needles to say out of this world, fab restaurant and you get a free delicious cocktail made purely of fruits after dinner. A big thank you to the staff for taking the initiative here, yes I've written a review on the restaurant here " Agora" The hotel is elegant. Very plush has its own restaurant 2 snack bars, one in the lobby and one on the roof terrace where they have a gym and a swimming pool open till 11 pm. Will close early if no guests obviously. We had a superior suite with a massive double bed . Two terraces living room corridor. Bath and shower with all the sweet little complimentary toiletries. Low cozy lighting everywhere. Mini bar. Large TV. Safe. Desk books on Athens ; history, maps, where to shop places of interest to visit. Anything we required was brought immediately upon request. Our suite was cleaned to a very high standard and turned down at night beautifully. All the staff are courteous and professional at all times. Breakfast,a wide choice of everything you could want. We can't find Gaur with the hotel. We now wish we'd spent more time there relaxing as I was meant too. Very appealing to haves hotel with a roof garden terrace and even better that you can go up there till late have a drink Hyundai Our suite could not have been more lovey and our made got to know us so we never had to ask a second time for anything. Reception was the same experience everyone as friendly, approachable professional. Down to the bell boys waiters and bar staff. I do recommend this hotel.
This hotel is further away from the main hotel district in Athens and is not as busy. It is walking distance from the National Archaeological Museum which is a must see for anyone visiting the city. There are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and supermarkets in the area. The rooms are clean and quiet. Breakfast buffet included was standard. Hotel staff friendly and helpful.
It's an OK hotel - common areas are nice but rooms are small unless you luck out and get a suite. They are a good size. Rooftop pool is nice but not suitable for kids. Buffet breakfast is OK but scrambled eggs are powdered. Mix of canned and fresh fruits available. Some decent restaurants within walking distance, as is the Archeological Museum.
Location is good, I do not believe it has parking, everything seems a bit outdated. It is not unlievable, however not a hotel to seek. It has nothing special, and in case you need a late checkout, it is not possible.
This hotel seems to be used as a meeting area for group tours of Greece. It is nice and clean and fairly quiet. The staff were very helpful, especially Michael the Bell Boy. They will store your luggage for you if you go off on an overnight tour which makes it lighter to travel. My biggest disappointment with this hotel is the location. It is not in walking distance of any Athens sights... so to visit the downtown tourist area you have to take a cab which restricts spontaneity. Traffic is brutal in Athens and each cab ride cost between 5 and 10 euro. If you are on any day tours and have pick up and drop off be warned that you will be the first to be picked up and the last to be dropped off (so your 7:30 am pick up for a city tour is actually an hour of driving around picking up others then taking you to the actual tour bus at 8:30). I had no complaints about the hotel at all but I wouldn't stay there again purely based on location. The breakfast was pretty good... Not the best or the worst we had in Greece.
we were there for days.Great Location,weak Wifi in the rooms , Acceptable Breakfast ,Friendly Staff. there is a Hyper market just in the other side of the street.very helpful. Taxi is always around there because it s near to syntagma. Bathroom is not comfortable.
This hotel from the outside looked very nice and the lobby made it look like an expensive hotel. The staff was very helpful and friendly and offered a lot of guidance. It was nice to have a continental breakfast included, but the selection and variety were poor. The room was big and clean however We ordered a queen size bed for the room, and it was 2 twin size beds pushed together. The bed itself was the worst bed I have ever slept on in my life, and I'm not saying that to be dramatic. It was horrible. It was hard as a rock and my wife and I both woke up with back and neck pain. I can't stress enough how terrible the beds were. The shower only had a handheld function and when you tried to rest it in its holster it rotates to face the ceiling. You had to hold the handheld in order to take a shower. For what we needed, it was not within walking distance to any of the major attractions, so we had to take cabs everywhere. Overall is was extremely disappointing, and nowhere near a 4 star hotel. I don't know who rated this hotel, but it should have been a 2 star hotel at most. The price was very high for the quality of hotel.
I recently stayed at Athens Zafolia for a conference. The price was special for the conference, really cheap for the time of the year, location and stars. The room was very big and with great views of the Lycavitos hill. There was no noice from the door, great insulation. A strong fridge in the room and a vending machine on floor 1 with decent prices (0.50 Euro for a small bottle of water) The air conditioning was very good and easy to adjust. Very roomy, huge bed. The breakfast was one of the best I have had with anything from English breakfast, Greek/continental options (great selection of fresh products, yoghourts, breads and a great selection of fruit) even halva slices were available! The wifi was great and I parked in the underground car park for 10 Euro every 24 hours. The roof garden is excellent and the pool was refreshing and not too busy (free towels were provided and I could use the gym and sauna up there too) The most important part was the friendliness of staff. They would not rush you at Breakfast even if you get there at the last moment and even left the pool open later when there were people using it. I have tried many hotels in Athens over the years, but next time I will go to Zafolia again. Just a note for people commenting on the location. This hotel is brilliant for the archeological museum, and quite close to both the shopping and tourist areas, although you may want to use a taxi (about 3.50Euro) to get there if you do not want to walk. However, the area is much safer than the central areas that most other hotels are. I was born and grew up in Athens, but some of the central areas south of Omonia square can feel a bit rough, even to a local. You are much better staying in the area around Alexanders street, where Zafolia is.
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77% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 424 reviews