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BEST WESTERN Amazon Hotel
Ranked #47 of 333 Hotels in Athens
Largs, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

The hotel is in a great location. However, the beds were narrow, the shower room was tiny. In fact in the shower there is hardly any elbow room or room to turn around. We had a room that overlooked the alcove in the corner of the building and although the window was tall and narrow, there was no natural light. The worst thing about it all was the breakfast which was totally cold. They serve fried eggs and scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage - all COLD. When my husband complained the waitress had a take it or leave it attitude. No attempt was made to heat anything up for him. I couldn't believe that people around me were eating cold food which wasn't even luke warm - just cold. Other hotels offer breakfast from 7-10 also and manage to keep the food hot so why can't the Amazon. I would not go there again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

We booked through Easyjet.co.uk and certainly got the best possible deal. The Amazon is located about 150 metres from the Syntagma tube station, everything that we wanted to see was in walking distance. We had room 607 with the most amazing view of the Acropolis (if booking ask for a room with a view). All of the more mature staff were charming and totally helpful, this could not be said of the young girls on reception, they were very abrupt and did not want to know or offer advice. What a shame because they really did let the hotel down.
We spent 5 days doing the old city, plenty of very reasonably priced eating places near by. If you are going to do several of the major sites then buy the book of 6 tickets (12 euro), this works out at about half price. These can be purchased at any of the entrances to the historical sites.
The new Acropolis museum (5 euro) is quite outstanding (no wonder Greece is bankrupt), and we wish we had done it before visiting the Acroplis, we would have had a much greater understanding of the historical site. This museum is open until 8.00pm unlike all other sites that close at 3.00pm (winter season) and 5.00pm (summer season).
The most amazing museum is the National Archaeological but it needs a full day to even scratch the surface.
If you are travelling from the airport to the centre of Athens the X95 bus (5 euro) takes you to Syntagma Square, the same journey as on the tube (8 euro) and takes about the same time.
We arrived Sunday afternoon just in time for the riots, because the hotel is so central, just of Syntagma Square there were a lot of problems, tear gas, petrol bombs, explosions, fires, shouting and chanting. The following morning it was like a war zone. These were NOT friendly demonstrations, we were advised most strongly to stay in our room not that we could have gone out. The tear gas was like a dense posionous fog, we were very thankful that the hotel did not get fire bombed.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Morawel_Fishguard
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

Paid €47.50 a night through Easyjet.co.uk and was thrilled at the great value and quality. Price included breakfast consisting of scrambled and poached eggs, bacon, cheese, ham, breads, cereal, yoghurt and canned fruit. Free wi-fi worked perfectly, room was spotless (stayed in Room 605), hotel was spotless, staff super friendly and spoke English, location so close to shopping, airport bus stop and Syntagma Square. Yes the elevator is small and fits two people with suitcases but thats not a eason to complain. There are stairs and if you have legs you can use them (spotless stairways too!) Room is a bit noisy, you can hear the traffic outside but we slept through a night of riots, tear gas and petrol bobs

Room Tip: 605- double room very clean
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Donna813
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Rome
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

I've been visiting Athens 3 days and I liked very much this hotel i was staying in.
very good location, far minutes walking from main city interest places.
syntagma square is only 100 metres away so is plaka and monasteriki . an useful subway line takes you everywhere in minutes from syntagma square.
coming from the airport, you take the bus 95 (fare is 5 euros) and you're in Syntagma square. very easy.
The rooms are cleaned twice a day. They may seem you small rooms but they are very comfortable. Good Simple breakfast , with fantastic yogurt, adequate personnel, nice staff very useful and handy for every request, speaking perfect english and also my language italian. if i know about people going to athens i will surely indicate them this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank roberts65
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Very disappointed. On check-in I was told that I would have to check out at 10am instead of 12 midday which messed up my plans. There was a problem in my room which I asked to be fixed. When I came back to the hotel I was told it had been fixed, it hadn't! In fact a member of staff told me it had been fixed while we both stood and looked at it and it clearly wasn't fixed!!! WiFi was very poor and I could hardly check my email never mind anything else. Really disappointing.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank skalarocks
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Amazon Hotel

Property: BEST WESTERN Amazon Hotel
Address: 19 Mitropoleos | Sytagma, Athens 105 57, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Plaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 333 Hotels in Athens
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,817 - ₹ 39,369
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Amazon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Amazon boasts a prime location in the heart of Athens, within walking distance of the major archaeological sites and Syntagma Metro Station. It offers 42 tastefully decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Amazon Hotel's air-conditioned rooms and suites are decorated in natural tones creating a relaxing atmosphere. They are equipped with a TV with satellite and cable channels, safety box and minibar. Some rooms enjoy spectacular Acropolis views. Amazon Hotel serves buffet breakfast, while there is also a bar and a cafeteria, where guests can enjoy their drink or a snack. The New Acropolis Museum is within 1 km of Hotel Amazon. The shopping district of the Athens centre is just a few steps away. ... more   less 
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