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All reviews rooftop bar syntagma square great location frosted glass acropolis view small elevator central athens quiet street an amazing view walking distance rooms are small airport bus yogurt restaurants and shops roof garden the air conditioning superior room
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Location of the hotel is fantastic as it just off one of the main squares in Athens. You are also within walking distance of many tourist attractions and plenty of restaurants and shops.

We arrived and checked into the hotel with ease and were given a room on the third floor. The room was quite small and was a twin room with the two beds pushed together, which wouldn't be ideal for us as a couple. We were very tired so left it be and thought the twin might work, but it didn't. We were also woken up very early the next morning due to the family in the room beside us screaming and singing songs at 6am. Shower wasn't great at all as the shower head wasn't suited. Internet also seemed very slow from our room.

I approached reception to discuss my concerns about the room and the staff were very accommodating. They were unsure if they had another room available but asked us to have our bags packed and they would move our belongings if they found a suitable room, which meant we could go explore Athens instead of waiting. However, the receptionist did state that a double room may not be possible as our booking didn't specify double, it said Twin or Double which we didn't realise after booking through an agency.

We arrived back later that day to a new room on the 5th floor. The room was much bigger, had a double bed, the bathroom and shower was much better and the internet was faster. We were very grateful for the staff helping us out with this as it may have been a very different holiday in the original room.

Breakfast was great. Good variety of food, both hot and cold, and beverages. We also dined in the rooftop bar one evening. The food and cocktails were lovely, but staff could have been better. It a small area with limited seating, but the system for seating people was poor. At first, we were told we couldn't have a seat outside because they only had tables of four left, which they save for larger parties. As seating is limited, I don't think this system works and tables should be assigned as guests come.

Overall, we had a nice stay once in our new room. The staff on a whole were very nice and accommodating. I would however look into updating and improving some of the smaller rooms, and devising a new system for the rooftop bar.

Room Tip: When booking state if you want a double room as you will automatically be given a Twin room if not.
  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your review on Central Athens Hotel.We are happy that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. We will forward your comments to our management team to address them as we are constantly working towards improving our services. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back in a future trip to Athens.

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The hotel is in a great location: a short walk to many great locations within Athens city. The room was small which wasn’t a big deal but almost every wall fitting was broken, loose or falling off. From electrical sockets to the shower head holders (which were the wrong size for the shower head anyway causing a simple shower to be frustrating), to the light fittings & wall paper. How any manager, maintentance or cleaning staff could not see this & fix it was worrying.

The shower itself had hairs from past guests still on the shower walls. The bathroom was tiny, but the fact that the opaque glass offered minimal privacy was a little uncomfortable to say the least.

Breakfast was “OK” but the coffee machine made possibly the worst coffee in Greece - it seemed desperately in need of some routine maintenance like everything else.

The rooms were not overly expensive for the hotel’s location & the staff friendly & welcoming, BUT, the lack of cleanliness, basic maintenance & common sense was unforgivable for any hotel. If the manager can not see the glaring obvious poor state of repair of the hotel then it’s troubling to think of what remains unseen.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your review but we strongly believe that you have submitted it to the wrong hotel. Our hotel is praised for its cleanliness and good maintenance. Our guests usually refer to the outstanding view of our terrace bar/restaurant, the professionalism of our staff and our high level overall services. We will pass your comments to the management team.

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

The staff at Central Athens Hotel were very lovely and accommodating. We arrived at the hotel very early at 6:00 am due to an early ferry. The staff allowed us to rest in a comfortable sitting room next to the lobby until we could check in. They made sure to prepare our room as soon as possible, and we were able to check in very early, which was much appreciated!

I would echo the sentiments of most people here on Tripadvisor that room was clean and comfortable, though a bit small (though we didn't spend much time in the room, so it didn't matter for us). The location was good (very central) and the hotel also included a rooftop bar/restaurant and a jacuzzi with a terrace and lounge chairs.

The breakfast (which was included) was amazing. It was definitely the best we had during our trip to Greece. There was lots of variety - different kinds of bread/meat/cheese as well as fruit and veggies (tomatoes, cucumber, melon, etc.), cereal, yogurt, hot food such as mini sausages, eggs, baked beans (the hot food changed daily), and of course coffee, milk, tea, juice.

Overall, we had a fantastic stay here and I would certainly recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your review and recommendation on Central Athens Hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The rooms were very clean and safe. The roof terrace is lovely for a drink or lunch and has amazing views of the Acropolis, especially at night. The staff were very helpful and the location was extremely central. We stayed for one night as we were moving onto other Greek islands and this was perfect for us!

Stayed: August 2018, travelled with friends
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your review on Central Athens Hotel. We will be happy to welcome you back in a future trip to Athens.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed here in 2 rooms for 4 nights. Excellent location. Easy walk to all of the local touristy sites such as parthenon, changing of the guards, zeus temple, etc. Roof top bar is very nice with great views, just like on website. Libby area also very nice. However, rooms are quite small as is the shower. Needs a deep clean as mildew on walls of shower where curtain hangs. Hallway carpet oils and stained. Front desk was friendly and helpful. Overall, I dont regret staying here but would probably look for a different one in same location and then just visit rooftop bar. That being said, I would still consider staying here again.

Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
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CentralHotelAthens, Guest Relations Manager at Central Athens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your review on Central Athens Hotel. We will pass your comments to our management team as our guests usually praise hotel’s cleanliness. We apologise for any inconvenience and we look forward to see you again.

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