First, I am an American, traveling in Europe for the first time. The entrance is gorgeous as are the three restaurants. The Olive Restaurant on the roof has one of the BEST views of the city by far. You can see about 3/4 of the skyline including the Acropolis. Their desserts are excellent. We didn't have dinner, though the entrees looked good.
We stayed two nights before a cruise and one night after. The first time we were on the fourth floor. The carpet in the hallway near the stairway was rippled and needed replacing or restretching! There was no street noise because it faced a court yard. However, we could hear the television from the room next door and conversations in the hall and furniture moving overhead. Since we were jet lagged and really needed sleep, this was aggravating! Last night was on the 8th floor, an upgraded room with a balcony. Very nice view, but still could hear the noise from above and the next door and hallway.
Last I must address the bathrooms. First there are no washclothes! Not sure what that is about. The floors are a beautiful marble, but the tubs are high to get into (I have two replaced knees so getting in and out of a shower/tub is hard anyway.) When you get out, the floor is about 2 inches lower than the tub. There is no handle to hold on to as you get out so I held on to the doorknob. Everything went well until my wet foot slipped on the marble. I did have a towel down, but I landed hard. I hit my hand against the sink and broke a nail well into the nailbed and tore ligaments in the other finger. I was fortunate to not have hit my head or broken an arm or leg when I landed.
The breakfast was typical breakfast fare with wonderful breads, nuts, fruits, eggs, cheeses, sliced meats etc. Everythng is self serve--even the drinks. But it was very nice.
The hotel is about 2 1/2 blocks from a metro station and also about the same distance from a hop on hop off bus. Some of the side streets are kind of seedy and we were worned by a local that it is a drug area.
With all that said, I think we will be staying elsewhere should we return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Panepistimiou Avenue, right in the heart of the Historical and Commercial Centre of Athens, in between the city’s major squares, (“Syntagma” & “Omonia”), the recently renovated TITANIA Hotel, creates its own history in the art of Hospitality.Surrounded by the most important monuments of the Grecian History, such as the Acropolis, the Parliament, the Archaeological Museum, The National Library, as well as the modern commercial shops and the city malls, TITANIA offers to its guests a great number of choices, not only cultural but also in entertainment. Everything is within walking distance from the Hotel.The impressive area of the Reception with well known Grecian themes of inlaid mosaics in the Pentelikon marble, the Dome & the popular ‘La Brasserie” creates the right setting and mood from the very first moment, whereas the 385 functional rooms ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay. ... more less
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