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Cecil Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Chose this hotel as my partner has stayed here before. The hotel is in a good location ... a few minutes walk away from the Monastiraki metro station. The street runs between Monastiraki Square, up past the food market and onto Omonia Square. Ermou Street is close. It's also right by Psiri. A great spot for accessing the city. Reception is tiny. Check in was quick and there's a small (antique but does the job) lift. We'd booked an economy double room. Our room was on the first floor, quite big and a triple with three single beds, two of which were pushed together but dressed as single beds. Not ideal for a couple but we managed. We didn't have a balcony. There was a window which opened up to view a wall. The room has plenty of storage. No fridge/hairdryer/in room safe. There's a safe at reception but you just hand your stuff over and that's it; no receipt or anything. Then you just ask whoever is on reception at the time for your stuff back. We felt a bit uneasy about this. No suggestion that the staff were not to be trusted, it just felt a bit odd (my partner had some money stolen from our room on a recent holiday so we had this in mind). We could get the hotel wifi in our room. The bathroom was fine - a decent size and hot water was plentiful. Breakfast was included - the usual continental type. Everything was fresh and tasty and a good start to the day. The breakfast room was on the first floor and overlooked Athinas Street. It's possible to go up to the roof to get views of the Parthenon. You can leave your luggage in an open room on the first floor. Whilst it's an open room it would be nigh impossible for someone to get out of the hotel by reception without being noticed. Whilst there we were caught up in the extended ferry strike which meant we needed to extend our stay in Athens. We would have stayed at the Cecil but they had no room. Would stay here again.

Convenient located, close to the Monastirio metro station and from walking distance to the Acropolis. Don't stay there for the view. The attendant at the reception was smoking inside the building + we got charged an extra night that we didn't spend there.

I enjoyed a 5 night stay at Cecil Hotel earlier this month, and I found it to be a perfectly fine base while exploring Athens. Our room was clean and tidy, and the entire staff was very pleasant...especially the manager, who hooked us up with a great taxi driver and also suggested we take a roof top room. I'm so glad we did! The view is fantastic from up there. It's pretty special to open your door and immediately see the Parthenon! The included breakfast was great - I'm surprised to see some other reviewers suggest it was lacking. Every morning there was plentiful fruit, cereal, eggs, cheese and sweet cake. And my favorite, the yogurt and honey. Delicious! And while there was no Wifi in our room, it worked totally fine for me in the breakfast area. Would definitely stay here again.

I do not understand why the front desk at this hotel refuses to send an invoice for my stay. I have called FOUR times, and each time they say that they will send it the next day. 2 weeks have gone by and I still do not have an invoice. As a result, I cannot get reimbursed by my airline for a missed booking. This is such a basic request, it baffles me that they do not respond. Today, on my fourth attempt, the front desk said I could only receive an invoice if I call at 10:00 AM local time. That is 2:00 AM my time! Why couldn't they leave a note to the person who picks up the next shift and has access to the system?

Wifi is awful - the connection is terrible, and you get disconnected all the time, no matter if in the room, or dining area, etc. They have desktop computer, however its super slow (even for just doing your checkin via website). The location is great, it's right in the city centre, and it's relatively cheap. The room itself is average, there is very small liff, rooms and bathroom are old but ok. Breakfast is buffet, some sweet, some ham/cheese with bread. The hotel is quite hard to find in the crowd. I imagine that the rooms from the street side can be quite noisy, although personally I stayed in the courtyard-side one so it was quiet.

Had a room on the roof floor, with the beautiful view of the Acropolis. Room is clean and tidy! The staff is very friendly and helpful. Good price in the middle of the centre, everywhere is easy to walk to. The metrostation from/to the airport(M3) is 3 minutes walking. The train will take you 40minutes. Will come again next time. Recommended!

This hotel is in a good location, walking distance to all major attractions and public transport. Rooms are normal, nothing bad or special. I had clean sheets and towels. There's a small tv in the room. Heating and cooling also worked properly. They really need to change shower curtains, they're too short. Water goes everywhere when you're having a shower. Breakfast is very basic, cheaply done. I didn't even bother going for it after first time. Customer service is not that good, they're not that friendly. There's this tall guy who's always looking at books and doing accounts or something, he needs or pay more attention to customers than his work when there's a customer standing in front of him. This happened few times, he's always doing something and don't care about customers. During my check in he just gave me the key, that's it, didn't even look at my face. When I asked him is everything paid already, he said maybe it is I'll check later. He didn't explain anything, no wifi details, breakfast times, nothing! Too busy doing his work! You need to leave the key with the reception every time you leave the hotel. It can be very annoying. They just give you the key back without even checking your name. You could be anyone and taking someone else's key, it's a big security risk. Overall it's a basic hotel, there's nothing awful or fantastic about it, ok for few days.

Great location, easy to get there (Monastiraki metro station is 2 minutes away on foot), roof terrace with an ok view of the Acropolis, and the market hall nearby. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Skip the breakfast, it was inedible. The room was somehow basic, but it did the job for three days.

This was a second stay in the Cecil. We chose it because of the location, it is in a very central position for all the main attractions. However since our last stay three years ago it has become quite shabby. There were odd curtains in the room. This was also the case in the dining room so perhaps it is some sort of interior design statement. The pedal bin in the bathroom was broken requiring us to have to manually lift the lid to dispose of toilet paper. The handbasin was cracked. The wifi was intermittent, our room was on the second floor. The breakfast was OK and staff very friendly.

I stayed here for three nights in the end of October with my three children. We got a family room which actually was two connecting rooms sharing one bathroom. The rooms were small but clean. Nice beds but a terrible view. We were told there was free wifi, but it only worked in the restaurant on first floor. The breakfast was included and was fine: fresh baked bread, fruit, milk and cereals, cake and tea and coffee. But the really good thing about this place is the location. It is within walking distance to many things, including the metro to the airport. And the price is much lower than most other hotels in the center of Athens. So for a family on a low budget that wants to spend a few days in Athens this is just a perfect place.

39 Athinas Street Athens Attiki

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ancient Agora and Roman Agora
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Monastiraki, Cecil Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Ancient Agora and Roman Agora. This 39-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Centrally located in Athens, the hotel is also a short walk from Hellenic Parliament and Monastiraki Flea Market.


Free buffet breakfast is offered each morning. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Cecil Hotel's 39 rooms are soundproofed and provide balconies, safes, and desks. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Free toiletries are also available.

Property features

A rooftop terrace and free WiFi in public areas are featured at Cecil Hotel. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.

Room options

Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 342 reviews