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“Novus City Hotel - Athens - pros and cons” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Novus City Hotel
Ranked #41 of 334 Hotels in Athens
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“Novus City Hotel - Athens - pros and cons”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

Hotel has a modern rather than classic look to it. Room was good sized, especially after having come from smaller rooms in Italy. There was a room wide desk at the window which was very convenient. Free internet was great. Bathroom shower was good sized. Bathroom door was glass rather than wood so not complete privacy if that is a concern. Service at front desk was excellent. They arranged a late night taxi to the airport for us. Breakfast had an excellent variety of food.
The con, as others have mentioned, was the location. It is not in the best part of town and you might not feel comfortable walking about later in the evening. The plus is that the police walk the area (as well as elsewhere) and make their presence known. The metro is close to the hotel and we took advantage of it a couple of times when we didn't just walk. Of course walking is the way to catch the flavor of the city so that is recommended.
Overall a good hotel experience but might explore another location next time that is closer to some of the areas that we enjoyed most.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012 via mobile

What can I say...the hotel is very nice, rooms are spacy and the whole hotel is very young and a nice place to stay
Breakfast is great and bar on the roof, with breathtaking view of the acropolis, as well as pool for a romantic sunset...is really worth the staying.
Last but not least the food - having dinner at the hotel is not just a chance but a good choice, food is delicious and price are similar to a medium restaurant in the syntagma area.
There is also a metro stop really 2 minutes walking from the entrance...
Two cons (just 2 indeed): location - the nearby of the hotel are really ugly...there is absolutely nothing...no place to go just walking around the area; price - if you can get a deal...well take it no doubt (I did) but if you are asked to pay the full amount...you'd better go for a room in the city center...

Stayed April 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

I just got back from my vacation to Greece. By far, this was my best hotel experience from my traveling so far.

I got in touch with the hotels reservations desk and they offered me a great a price. They were courteous from that moment on. They faxed the reservation the consulate of Greece and helped me with my Schengen Visa.

The hotel is located about 2-3 minute walk to Metro Metaxourgio. I arrived here from the airport using Athens' extremely convenient subway system. No hassle at all. As many people have noted, the hotel is located in a not so touristy neighborhood. This is a blessing in disguise. Otherwise this hotel could be a lot more pricier for what it has to offer.

The hotel has a trendy modern look inside. The lobby and the rooms are painted with bright colors giving a fresh youthful feel. The hotel personnel was extremely courteous and helpful. They arranged for reasonably-priced convenient side trips to Delphi and other towns from the hotel itself. They also helped me rent a car for a one-day side trip to the towns of Epidavros and Nafplio at a very nominal price that included unlimited mileage and insurance.

My room was very clean. It was located on the fifth floor without any great views, and I don't have anything to complain about that. The roof-top/terrace restaurant/bar makes up quite well for that as it gives you a commanding view of the mighty Parthenon! In the early evening, you could come here for a coffee and enjoy the evening view as the Parthenon gets ready to be brilliantly illuminated. And for all that, the prices on the menu were again nominal. The pool area appeared very clean, but I did not use it as it was still quite cool in Athens to use an open pool. The bathroom had a cozy standing shower area with only a partition between the toilet commode (not closed on all sides). This could be unusual for some travelers who are used to complete enclosed shower areas. I kind of liked it though! Not all hotels have free WiFi internet to offer, but this one did.

I should definitely hail their breakfast. Opens as early as 7 and is available until 10.30 on the weekdays and 11 on weekends! They keep refilling the trays with fresh stuff. They offer both hot and cold items. I have honestly never come across a more extensive complimentary breakfast menu. The hot items included the extremely delicious scrambled eggs with vegetables, boiled eggs, cheese pies and bacon. Try the hot beverages from their Espresso/Cappuccino maker. There was cereal, yogurt, juice, dried fruits, honey, fresh bread, pastries, plenty of dessert, fresh fruit and so on.... I cannot even complete my list. Thanks to their breakfast, I never felt the need to dine again until later in the evening!

I traveled by subway to all the attractions in Athens. The subway took me the Plaka - the touristic center in about 7-10 minutes. You could actually even walk to the Plaka from the hotel if you're quite active. I never felt unsafe during my entire stay. The short walk from the subway to the hotel would take you through the Karaiskaki Sqaure that is brilliantly lit in the evening. The neighborhood beyond is just residential with your conventional supermarkets, hardware stores and so on and this might have made some people a little uncomfortable while walking late at night, but this is not at all an issue. I could easily give a 4.5 star rating for this hotel!

I plan to return to Athens again and would love to make my reservation here.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

First of all the hotel is in an area of the city that is not great but certainly did not feel dangerous. We walked back to the hotel after midnight more than once and despite some stares and bad smells of urine it was fine!
The Novus is modern and quirky with a wonderful rooftop terrace which serves food and drink. The meze plate is excellent and made better by the great city views of the Acropolis. The breakfast is very good with a good selection of pasteries. The Greek yogurt is amazing!
The room while not overly big is very comfortable and modern. We really liked the glass door lift and funky silhouettes painted on the walls and we found both our stays in the hotel to be very enjoyable.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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ANDAMOOKA
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

This hotel has a great layout, with the room being modern and the bathroom luxurious, to the wonderful view from the roof top casual bar and pool area. From this area you have the best view of the Acropolis....breath taking at night. The food is really good value and the servings are huge. Also if you ask for a spirit they give you a double so take care with the first sip. The city sight-seeing bus route is about 40m away in the round about area and there are bus stations close as well. There is a laundry lady around the corner near the deli for a great price. The Novus is a clean, friendly and has wonderfully helpful staff. I have no hesitation with recommending this hotel and will stay again when in Athens.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Novus City Hotel

Property: Novus City Hotel
Address: 23 Karolou, Athens 104 37, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 334 Hotels in Athens
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,363 - ₹ 12,803
Hotel Class:4 star — Novus City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 85
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