Hotel Elite2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I booked a single room but at my arrival they apologized for not having it, so they gave me a triple room instead(One room with one bed and one with two). It was spacious for me. The room is very clean and they change towels and linen regularly. There is a shampoo and soap available. The furniture is basic, the fridge is the most important element in the room especially in summer. The elevator is too small it fits one person with his luggages or 3persons without anything. There is no wifi in the room only in the reception area. The staff was not friendly at all except Keryakos he is kind and helpful person, he answers promptly your request(I asked him to fix my room's light and he did it immediately). The area is not that safe, one tried to open my bag's zipper. The street is dirty with a bad smell but everyday the municipality cleans it. All attractions are reachable by walk. A lot of pastry shops are around you an get your breakfast at affordable price.
My sister and I stayed at Elite Hotel at the beginning and end of our trip to Greece. We had mixed feelings. The price was incredible as was the proximity to the Acropolis -- that was why we chose this hotel. We walked to the Acropolis in about 15 minutes our first morning in Athens. The staff was friendly and helpful: they remembered our names, helped us coordinate taxi rides, and gave us price information so we wouldn't get swindled, and gave us tips on things to do. The building and rooms were simple and functional - just about what to expect for the price. The two rooms were stayed in didn't have views. The beds were hard (although so were all the mattresses we slept on throughout the country). The bathroom floor got a little wet. The mini fridge didn't work. But we had plenty of room and a clean space to collapse in at the end of the day. The only thing we didn't appreciate about Elite Hotel was immediately surrounding area. My sister and I didn't feel entirely safe walking to and from the hotel (especially after dark or when we had our luggage with us) and ended up taking a lot of pre-arranged cab rides. For example, one morning we came across a couple police officers less than a block from Elite Hotel and they warned us not to walk through that neighborhood and to stick to the main streets for our safety. All that being said, by the end of our trip, we were much more comfortable with the hotel and the area. Overall, I find myself really wanting to say good things about this place because we were comfortable, the price was great, the staff were friendly, and we were so close to the sights we wanted to see --- but I can't ignore the fact that we didn't feel 100% safe.There seemed to be a lot of nicer hotels just a handful of blocks away that would be just as close to the Acropolis and maybe worth the money. I can't decide whether or not I would choose to stay there again. Oh also, the elevator was trippy! It feels like standing in a closet and you can see the wall/floors as you go up and down.
Perfectly located in the heart of Athens close to all the biggest tourist places to must see. Serves a nice continental breakfast for 5 euros per person. Not a big hotel chain, only has nine floors most have balconies. On one of the main streets just down the road from Omonia metro station. Staff very helpful and friendly comes with tv, air con private bathroom with toilets and loo roll as well as linens. Has a left luggage place man let us leave it all day as we had a night flight.
The positive about this hotel is that it is within walking distance to all of the main attractions (Acropolis, Ancient Agora, etc.) and the metro. The room as well as the bathroom are decent, but they will certainly do. The biggest downside to the place is that the wifi is only in the main lobby. I'm aware that it is in the description of the hotel, but you'd think by now they would have upgraded their establishment to accommodate for that. My friends and I only spent time in the room to sleep, as we were out and about the whole time so it was't that much of bother, but if you plan on staying in, this might not be the place for you.
The good thing about this hotel is that is very close to the most attractions ,5 minutes from metro ,10 minutes walk to ancient agora,acropolis ,monastiraky square etc........Breakfast very poor and bad quality..... ..i couldn`t eat anything .....to much noisy from the street side ....in the night the balcony door shoud be shut..room too small ,wi-fi only at the ground floor...i cant say anything about air condicioner beacuse was october and didnt need it.... considering that in a trip i sit in room only for night sleep was not so bothering ......... otherwise it is....
Pros: great price, good location - right in the middle of the city and easily walkable to all the sights, knowledgeable staff that can help you with transportation, good AC Cons: wifi only available in the lobby, mosquitoes in the room (this actually really bothered me), a showers and bathroom were a little dingy, but the sheets / bed were clean, could use new mattresses one of them had springs poking out
Hotel is located right in the centre of the town and easy access to most attractions. Staff at reception were friendly most times and were willing to help. I would not recommend having breakfast included as I dont think its worth the cost. There are better and more value for money options available around
Hotel is good located, everywhere is close. Breakfasts are like price, cheap and you shouldn't expect too much, but is enough. We had problem with reservation, but it was fixed very fast. The biggest advantage is the location of the hotel
The room and bathroom looked and felt very dirty, there was no wifi, and for some reason I didn't feel safe. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I was pickpocketed that morning on a train and had to spend half of my last day in Greece at the police station (which was also a HUGE waste of time). Both, the incident on the train and the experience at this hotel, completed tainted the impression I got of Athens from the day I arrived. Not to mention this hotel is located on a very busy street so you will hear plenty of noise ALL NIGHT long.
When checking the reviews prior to booking, things seemed pretty mixed, which generally means to me that it will be ok, but not a fancy place. This is basically what we were looking for in a decent location, and a check of the map indicated this place was pretty close (less than 1.5 km) to the Acropolis, which was perfectly reasonable. Boy was I mistaken! I can only describe the area in which this hotel is located as run-down, devoid of any police presence, loud, and disgusting. Beyond the location concerns, which are typically paramount to me, we then have the hotel itself. The staff was different than what I am used to, to be sure, but this alone would not really impact the experience. The lobby and area outside our room on the fifth floor reeked of stale cigarette smoke, so that makes for a welcoming experience. We were to understand there is free wifi, which there is in the lobby but not in the room. This is borderline false advertising in my opinion. The room itself was just passable. We had two rooms that connected, and AC in only one of them (this is June in Athens, people! Just imagine!). Things seemed clean on the surface, but it sounded like there were rodents or something in the ceilings at night. In addition to the possible rodent noise at night, one has to contend with the fact that this is on an obnoxiously busy road (even after three AM), and that you can hear everything happening in the adjoining rooms. This was undoubtedly the worst hotel experience I have had in my life; we checked out a day early and left. In fact, had we been able to contact our airline to leave sooner, we would have, as the hotels in safer Athens were massively expensive at the last minute. Do yourself a HUGE favor and avoid this place altogether. No good will come from your stay here, and it will taint your opinion of Athens (which is far from easy to love in its current state anyway).
- Walking distance to Ancient Agora and Monastiraki Flea Market
- Free WiFi in public areas
- 24-hour front desk
Hotel Elite places you in Athens City Centre, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Ancient Agora and Monastiraki Flea Market. This 36-room hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like balconies, refrigerators, and TVs. Located centrally in Athens, it's also close to Roman Agora and Hellenic Parliament.
Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to 10 AM. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.
All of Hotel Elite's 36 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, refrigerators, and desks. For entertainment, guests can expect to find TVs.
Guests of Hotel Elite have access to free WiFi in public areas. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets.
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25% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 167 reviews