We stayed in the Amalia for one night in early April on our return journey to Athens and were pleased with our choice.
The hotel is centrally situated, adjacent to Syntagma Square and opposite the Parliament Building and National Gardens. It is about a 10-15 minute stroll through the Plaka to the Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum.
We took the X95 express airport bus which stops a few yards from the hotel, although the journey from the airport would be just as easy by the Metro which run twice an hour from the airport. The hotel is situated on a very busy road, but our room was located to the side of the hotel and we had a spectacular view of the Acropolis from our balcony. The hotel makes a small daily charge for wifi but does provide a free computer and printing facility in the lobby. The reception staff were helpful and responded to an earlier email request efficiently and promptly.
Our room was modern, very clean and larger and better furnished than others we stayed in during our trip to Greece and the bed was very comfortable. Very nice bathroom with robes and slippers, good quality toiletries, hairdryer etc provided. The selection at breakfast was the best we came across during our trip and was more than adequate to set you up for the day. Make sure you visit the terrace on the seventh floor for great views of Athens and the Parthenon.
Earlier in our trip we stayed in the Airotel Parthenon which I can also recommend if you are looking for a cheaper option. It beats the Amalia in terms of its close proximity to the Acropolis but the Amalia was superior and the more comfortable of the two and thankfully (for us) a bit away from the tourist trap of the Plaka/Acropolis area.
Overall we found the area to be safe, although we were approached by a guy selling drugs in one of the dark side streets going down to the Plaka. We thoroughly recommend the Amalia in terms of location and value for money.
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- Also Known As:
- Amalia Hotel Athens