Novotel Athenes4.0 out of 5.0
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Friendly, clean, quick metro ride to major sites. Despite the fact that the area isn't too pretty, I never felt unsafe in the evening. It gets 5 stars for the stunning view of the Parthenon from the rooftop bar & pool area.
Novotel had the potential to be a luxury hotel but it constantly let itself down. To begin with they had mixed up the rooms and ours was a lot smaller than expected. Secondly the way children were allowed to run wild around the hotel made the experience far from relaxing. The pool is smaller than it seems and was packed with 20 small children swimming in it all day, despite the pool rules saying that children must be accompanied in the pool, however parents seemed to let their kids mess around in the pool making no adults want to swim and the staff did not do anything about it. Due to the lack of sun beds it felt like a race to get somewhere to sit on the rooftop! The worst experience I had here was with the food on the rooftop. Not only were the prices generally extortionately high (€4 for a can of coke) but the hotel prices were unbelievable. We thought we would eat there due to the area surrounding the hotel having no shops or restaurants. Although the prices were very high we thought the food would be worth it and we couldn't of been more wrong. I ordered the lamb shank which came from frozen and I'm sure they had been using the microwave they had in the kitchen. My boyfriends food was awful, he ordered a chicken burger but what arrived was a plate of chips with two minuscule patties oddly flavoured. I regret staying here and would recommend anyone looking for a relaxing stay to spend the extra money and go to a different one as this hotel is not worth the price!
If there would not be this roof top pool bar/restaurant with a nice view on the Acropole, I would only evaluate it as 3 Star: the location itself is not very good (quite unfriendly people on the street) and at least 8-10min from the metro station. Don't walk back alone at night! Breakfast is also crowded with slow replenishment during peak time. You sometimes need to wait 10min to get seated. Otherwise, rooms are to the Novotel standard: clean and staff very friendly.
Great Hotel - Location.. Less So... Staff was wonderful, food and pool area wonderful. Centrally located but a shady area. We walked to dinner one night met some interesting types. Taxi back. I would stay here again knowing the area know but is not "appealing" as graffiti and other dominate the area.
This hotel was clean, the beds were comfortable, the breakfast was plentiful and the rooftop was amazing... HOWEVER, it is located in a ghetto, with drug dealers and users all around. If you want a hotel where you can walk around outside, this is not the place to stay. If you're okay taking a taxi to go everywhere, then this is a great choice!
The location of this hotel was good very close to a railway...however....the neighbourhood was a little rough...I wouldn't walk through of a night time. Our experience was so varied. We had 2 rooms. I room was a decent size but the other room (located at the end of the building) was so small we found it difficult to use both our suitcases at the same time. In the bathroom was the only mirror but no power point (therefore... I couldn't use my hair straightener). The lady in reception was so friendly and helpful on arrival but the gentleman when we checked out was plain rude. We settled our bill (a considerable size due to amazing cocktails from the rooftop bar!) and there was no thank you for staying with us or "have a nice trip"...I was shocked. The buffet breakfast was excellent, a huge variety of food and heaps of tables..however...you have to first get past the rude staff who are only interested in getting your room number..no "good morning" from them! The only saving grace for this hotel was the amazing rooftop bar (complete with views of the Acropolis). The pool was fabulous too and the staff up here were so courteous, helpful and smiled at you !! Overall it was a fine hotel but honestly I was expecting a little more from Novotel (particularly the staff).
We were in the hotel two days and the experience was nice, the staff friendly and willing to help. Breakfast very rich and varied. The hotel has good location to go to different places by walking or by taxi. Thanks for the attention.
Come on Novotel, you can do better than this. Athens is a big busy hot city, so you want a hotel which provides a little calmness close to the city centre where you can feel safe. I'm afraid this hotel does neither. It is a hike from the city, the place is constantly busy with lots of children making lots of noise and with package tours using the hotel as an overnight stop, it was bedlam especially at breakfast. The hotel also sits pretty close to the red might district, so evenings are not exactly joyous returning by foot to the hotel. A poor example of a city centre hotel.
We spent a week-end in this hotel which is very convenient as many things are in walking distance. Warm welcome from the staff and a very good level for the rooms: cleaned and nicely prepared. The best thing is to enjoy a dinner at the rooftop enjoying the night view to the Acropolis and its monuments. Food are excellent as well. Make sure you get a room with a view on the inner court. You will have absolute silence. The AC in our room was too efficient as it could not be regulated so I had to ask for extra blankets knowing it was 36°C outside.
Whilst the Novotel did say it is in central it is out of the central zone for cabs. The area surrounding the Novotel may have been great in its day but at the moment it is in transition. More of the less lovely parts of Athens (hookers, addicts and homeless) all harmless but none the less, a difficult conversation with the younger members of the family about why these people had no home to go to.
- Walking distance to National Archaeological Museum of Athens
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Athens City Centre within a short walk of National Archaeological Museum of Athens, Novotel Athenes is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Ancient Agora. This 196-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like ski-in/ski-out access and an outdoor pool. Located in central Athens, the hotel is also near Hellenic Parliament and Roman Agora.
Enjoy the garden views at Nov Agora, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee from 6 AM to 9:30 AM.
The 196 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with wired Internet and free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks.
Guests of Novotel Athenes enjoy ski-in/ski-out access, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 8 meeting rooms.
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77% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 2199 reviews