Melia Athens4.0 out of 5.0
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I was glad to be on the 8th floor, as Athens has a lot of car pollution ( combustion engines & smokers ). Next to the nearby Akropolis on the hill, it was great to have fresh air up there. Hotel steam room is very nice and one of the few places in Athens which actually really have steam in an acclaimed and named steam room. Whirlpool bath is very nice - Its hard to find a Jacuzzi in Athens, so the whirlpool baths are a good addition. A great hotel :)
No what I paid this is.no good the food.staff desk. Not tv.chanels.the light on bathroom not working
Quality nice. Pool/bar great. Rooms comfortable. Only issue was neighborhood. Short walk to Acropolis, but wouldn't venture out too far. Even taxi driver warned us about area.
-No air conditioner -No hot tub or pool in service -doing maintenance on hotel so electricity was out for a period of time during the day -hotel staff said we were not allowed to bring food to our room from outside -extra 10 euro per day charge for our 4 month old infant to stay in our room -hidden fees for everything -Internet was extra charge per day -location was not close to any of the major sites -front desk staff was rude
Melia Athens could definitely use some renovation at all levels. From furniture, flooring, carpets, to bed linens and towels which are now grey/yellowish (I believe some day used to be white?). Room temperature is definitely an issue, and the poor window isolation makes you feel unpleasantly closer to the outside both from a temperature and noise perspective.
This is a 3 star hotel at best. Room was a smoking room although we specifically asked for a non-smoking room. They gave us a two twin bed room instead. Very dirty carpet, the window had no screen so we had tons of mosquitos and we could not turn off the central heating that got uncomfortably hot throughout the night. The women at the front desk always had attitude and they charged us twice for one meal although we had paid for it at the time with cash. Overall very bad experience and will never use this hotel again.
Stayed here for a couple of nights, located a few blocks away from the national museum, and few blocks to the closest subway station, in an area that's just outside of the tourist area which made getting to where we wanted to go really easy and convenient. The hotel staff were really nice and helpful, and the room was clean and comfortable.
no frills, most staff unfriendly, clean room, amenities were ok, but restricted, including wifi...
The hotel was fine and the staff was very nice. The rooftop pool area was particularly enjoyable. Wireless service was odd, free in some places on the property but not in your room and the location of the hotel is not in a great area unfortunately. The best thing about the location was its proximity to the subway but it was not an area where I felt comfortable walking after dark.
First off, they have two twin beds pushed together to make one bed. You would think with two adults checking in, they would provide a room with one queen size bed. to make matters worth, the twin beds were not secured, so they woud separate when we got in them. There was no clock, the room was very small, and they did not provide any hand towels. The primary reason I chose this hotel is because it was located close to where my fiance lived. Next time I go to Athens, I will spend more money to get a quality hotel
Easy access from the airport by metro, three blocks from metro station. Don't walk the area after sunset with your luggage. Plenty of junkies and pick pockets. Some anti-riot police during the day. Check in OK. Room internet at extra charge. Room OK but small, bathroom nice and good size, towels just so so. For a change (I think this is becoming a standard in many hotels) at check out they wanted to charge me for mini bar that I never even open. Breakfast was good and service excellent at the restaurant. Hotel is walking distance to many attractions including the Acropolis, Parliament, Ancient Olympic Stadium and so on.
We stayed at the Melia Athens for five nights, and we were very pleased with the hotel. The room was very nice, comfortable, clean and modern. The bathroom was spacious with an excellent shower and tub. The staff is extremely kind and helpful...better than in any hotel I have ever stayed!!! It is very close to the archeological museum and the neighborhood around Strefi Hill, the University and Parliament, and only a short walk to the "downtown" Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods. The only minor downside to this hotel is that the area directly around it is maybe slightly unseemly, but it didn't feel unsafe.
A very nice hotel in a neighborhood that is in transition. Because of the neighborhood I would say that first time visitors would have an impression that is less than favorable. Although is it close to the main thoroughfares and metro, there are seedy areas closeby. I would avoid late night walks especially during the weekend. I had only one breakfast which was good. My room needed the carpets cleaned or replaced and more comfortable chairs would have been nice. The staff were always courteous. My biggest issue was they forgot to replace the coffee cartridge which caused this writer great effort to wake up. If I was to bring my family along I would seek another location. As a business man, it was fine.
This Hotel is very close tot ht Omonia Place Metro Station, which is a big plus. Also, it has a terriffic roof top pool and bar, with breathtaking vies onto the Acropolis.
Clean, comfortable and affordable. Great views of Acropolis from the roof garden. Within walking distance to metro.
My mom and I stayed at Melia Athens for 10 days. Melia Athens is an excellent hotel, with really friendly staff. It was very clean, the beds were very comfortable, and the greatest feature was the jacuzzi bath and shower. Unfortunatelly, the location was not the best,actually downright scary, as it was very close to Omonia square, which looked unsafe,dirty, with unsavoury people hanging around. There were all kinds of ugly grafitti on the walls all over that area, and it looked very scary. There were loud and violent demonstrations at night due to the economic collapse of the country, and people were throwing rocks and breaking windows. The hotel in order to protect its windows looked like a fortress at night, with the entrance all blocked off. Lots of police and army uniform officers in riot gear were present and standing guard front of the hotel. I never experienced anything like that,I felt like a civil war or revolution can break out anytime. I really enjoy going out at night, but in Athens in that area it was unwise to walk around after dark. I have travelled quite extensively all over Europe and I never felt so unsafe in any other European city. I realize this is not the hotel's fault, and I understand that citizens have the right to express their frustration and anger towards Greece's terrible socio-economic situation. But it made our stay less enjoyable, as we were concerned for our own safety. We visited the Acropolis, went to the Plaka area, walked around a lot, and the weather was wonderful, sunny and warm. I would really recommend this hotel, but it would be much better if it was in a different area of the city.
Roof garden is superb after a day walking through Athens. Service and hospitality can be better.