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Cecil Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

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OK, it doesn't have a swimming pool or its own shopping mall, but you can't knock this place for location (it's just a 5 minute walk from Monastiraki Square and the Metro) or value for money. I've seen some people complain about the breakfast, but I thought that was fine - a choice of cereals, fruit, break and cakes, cheese, jam, etc. tea and coffee. If you expect haute cusisine for breakfast, then don't expect budget prices. My room was clean and, being on the roof terrace, had a great view of the Acropolis. Everything seemed to work OK, and the staff were friendly and helpful. The only possible drawbacks were that the 4 or 5 roof terrace rooms on the very top floor aren't served by the lift - I took that as far as it went, then had to carry my bags up a narrow spiral staircase which was little more than a metal ladder. It was OK for me, but might prove a challenge for someone who was less mobile - but I guess such a person could request a room on a lower floor. The only other thing which wasn't great was that WiFi was only available on the lower floors, and even there the signal wasn't so strong. However, great location, friendly, helpful staff and great value for money. I'd certainly go there again.

My wife and I stayed here for one night last week because we wanted to experience the old lift and the spiral stairs that wrap around the elevator shaft. The room was small but comfortable and had a tiny balcony that opened to the side street (hence there was a view) - this was fair value for the price we paid, for this hotel category. Everything in the room worked and it was a good night's sleep. The breakfast room has charm and the buffet choice is reasonable for this hotel category. All the staff we interacted with were friendly and helpful. This is a good hotel along Athinas Road.

I booked here for 2 nights, a week apart It is a great hotel and great location Unfortunately, my own mistake, I inadvertently made innocent error on booking for first night and pressed wrong key for month. I cancelled a month in advance, but Cecil have charged me full 50 euros. This has totally put me off anything to with this hotel. Staff were NOT friendly or helpful

Convenient location. Nice receptionist Very week WiFi if at all. We had to change room to get WiFi which ended up being intermittent. It was too much money for the level of the hotel but I found later that the price dropped dramatically and I wasn't allowed to adjust the price

We stayed here for one night at the end of our trip to Greece. This hotel is nothing too fancy, but room was clean and a decent size, with air conditioning and a tv (mostly Greek shows). There was a lovely view of the Acropolis from the window. The hotel is nearby Monasteriki and Plaka, however the street looks run-down, a bit noisy, and not the nicest area. Staff weren't very friendly. The bathroom is in a strange configuration, with the toilet almost completely under the sink. If you are over 5'5, you will not fit facing forwards. The water pressure was also iffy, making taking a shower not the most pleasant experience.

Great place to stay for the price. It's not far from Monasteriki & plaka, however the area can look a little sketchy at night. The hotel is in dire need of repairs (many fixtures missing, broken doors, missing tiles in the flooring, etc.) but still feels clean - also has a beautiful antique elevator and huge rooms. It has a great coffee shop nearby and is close to the metro.

Other than location this hotel has little going for it. I spent two nights here in September. The room was clean and very basic. The AC didn't turn off so I spent both nights here very cold. The shower was pathetic with barely any hot water. I met 3 staff members in reception during my stay and none were friendly or particularly helpful. The breakfast was also very poor - they served diluted orange cordial instead of juice! Having said that the location was excellent - very central and the price was reasonable. But I would definitely not return here or recommend to fellow travellers.

Very well situated near Monistiraki Square and metro but we walked everywhere. Small rooms with high ceilings. Marvelous antique cage elevator. Not a luxury but it you want a convenient place that is very reasonable you get it here and a fair degree of comfort too

Not the most modern or aesthetically pleasing hotel but the location is great, the rooms are spacious and the staff were friendly. It is less than 5 minutes to walk to Monastiraki Square and around 15 - 20 minutes to the Acropolis. It's a great base in Athens and very budget friendly.

This a great find and in an amazing part of Athens. The hotel itself is small but the rooms are comfortable. The hotel rooms have aircon. and the owners and staff are very helpful. But for me it's the position of the hotel. For anyone that knows Athens this lower part of Monastiraki has been the market heart of the city and it's well worth a slow walk around.

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62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 371 reviews