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Property Location A stay at Hotel Exarchion places you in the heart of Athens, walking distance from National Technical University of Athens and Olympia Theatre. This hotel is close to Hellenic Parliament and Syntagma Square.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 49 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and bla...More details
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Reviewed 31 october, 2021
I am amazed at the positive reviews for this property. I have traveled to over 30 world countries and never stay above a three star location. My reason for this is that I rarely am in my room for more than overnite to sleep, most of my day is spent touring. I basically have a few simple qualities to look for in choosing a hotel. One, it must be close to public transportation; two, it must include a buffet breakfast in the reservation price, and three, it must have an ensuite bathroom and air-con if my visit is during a warm season. So her goes: The Good: the place is fairly clean. There is one lonely cleaning lady and the place though a bit run down, has clean floors and she cleaned the rooms, made the bed and emptied the trash every day. I never saw her sanitizing commonly touched areas. Most staff did not wear masks at any time. The location is good for great restaurants and quick meals. There is a gyro restaurant almost directly across the street, that sells amazing gyros for only 2.5 euros. The Bad: Though it advertises a buffet breakfast, that is no longer the case. They offer the SAME EXACT BREAKFAST every day. It consists of a smashed down toasted sandwich, the thickness of a cracker, consisting of 2 slices of white bread with one slice of thin ham, and one slice of cheese. You also get 2 small croissants with jam and butter, a paper cup of orange juice and a cup of coffee(of your choice). No refills!!!! I asked one morning if I could have something different and the waitress responded that I could have "just cheese on my sandwich" if I wanted HAHA. No salt, pepper or condiments were offered. The location is very noisy. The street noise is horrible. I had to sleep with noise cancelling earbuds in all night playing white noise and it still did not block the street sounds. The hotel is extremely noisy even when not particularly crowded. None of the floors are carpeted and people use this place as an overnight location I guess to catch transport the next morning. Ignorant people begin rolling their suitcases down the floor at 6 AM. Since the place is a "Bohemian" location, it attracts a more eccentric crowd. A man played his guitar and mandolin in his room on my floor for hours at a time beginning at 7 AM and ending sometimes after 11PM. My room was located directly across from the elevator door which was slammed constantly throughout the night. The hotel is supposed to be non-smoking, but cigarette smoke permeated the floor. The location contrary to other reviews is not an easy walk from Omonia Metro Station. It is a fairly long distance, with very uneven sidewalks that are extremely narrow. If you are wheeling a suitcase, you need to do it in the street, which is very busy and dangerous. The Ugly: Two men worked the front desk, one the morning shift, the second the afternoon and evening shift. The morning man was just plain rude and mean. I would walk to a table to be served breakfast and he not even greet me, plus he would allow me to sit and do nothing. Finally I just started finding the waitress myself to get my breakfast. I would walk in the lobby and he would make eye contact and just ignore me. The hotel requires that you drop off your key before you leave---something that is fairly standard in Europe. I left one afternoon and no one was at the desk. I left my key there---there is no drop box, ran out for lunch, I came back and no one was at the desk, yet the lobby door was wide open to the street. My key was still on the lobby desk. Anyone from the street could have slipped in, taken my key, robbed my room and left the building. Though the area is diverse, trendy and a little rundown, I walked around at all hours and felt very safe. This being said, while in the area of Omonia Station, I was pickpocketed and had my mobile phone stolen. I asked the second front desk manager for guidance and he just shrugged his shoulders and told me that it happens all the time. Would stay here again? No. I would recommend some of the hotels right on Omonia Square--pay a little more for a nicer experience!
Excellent location for many major attractions and well priced rates.
Reviewed 24 november, 2019
We stayed at the Exarchion hotel for seven days recently and enjoyed the stay. The room was a good size, air conditioned, a refrigerator and plenty of storage space. Good size bathroom too, the only drawback being the small shower with curtain. The breakfasts were included and offered juices, cold meats, eggs, fruit, breads and a modern coffee machine. As items were used, replacements were provided immediately. Reception is staffed continuously and were very helpful in offering advice on things to see and do, even giving us a map of the area and marking up where to go. We walked to the Archeological Museum (very impressive!), Parliament (changing of the Guard), the Athens University, Library, and the Australia / New Zealand / United Kingdom World war 2 memorial. There is nearby access to the hop-on hop-off busses and the metro (to the Acropolis) is a short walk away. The environs are very interesting to say the least. As there is a university nearby there are many young people milling around the many bars and restaurants and the whole place was a buzz to be in. We noted some remarks by other reviewers about demonstrations and signs on sheets hung up in the Exarchion Park next to the hotel, but we were never harassed by anyone, even late at night. Should we ever visit Athens again we'll be staying here again!
It needs some refurbishment / Necesita mejorar
Reviewed 2 november, 2019
We stayed for three nights in this conveniently-situated hotel. The front desk agent in the afternoon shift was very helpful and nice. Breakfast is basic, but we didn’t expect much. In regards to the room, the mattress (at least in room 603) needs to be replaced as it is super soft and uncomfortable. Water temperature was good at all times but the sink was always with bugs and ants despite the room being cleaned everyday. I can’t believe housekeeping didn’t see this problem. I don’t think we will recommend this hotel if you’re looking for a pleasant sleep. Location is great though. —— Nos alojamos tres noches en este hotel que está muy bien situado. El recepcionista de por la tarde fue muy amable. El desayuno fue básico, pero no esperábamos mucho más. Con respecto a la habitación, el colchón (al menos en la 603) necesitaría un cambio. Es muy blanco e incomodo. La temperatura del agua fue muy buena en todo momento, pero el lavamanos estaba siempre lleno de hormigas a pesar de que la habitación se limpió todos los días. Me niego a pensar que el departamento de pisos no haya visto este problema. No creo que vayamos a recomendar este hotel si buscas un buen descanso, aunque la localización es muy buena.
Reviewed 3 september, 2019
Great location to experience the less touristy Athens life but also amazingly close to Omonia and transport, as well as other tourist hotspots! Loads of nearby excellent eateries, and I felt quite safe as a solo young female traveller despite the ongoing prolitical protests and placement away from the main hotels of Athens. I was able to see the more residential Athenian life, walk to most places or the train, and have great food. Only downside was the include breakfast wasn't hugely elaborate but nearby bakeries, cafes and restaurants more than made up for this! Room had all that was promised and I had no issues with it at all.
Excellent Value for money hotel
Reviewed 4 july, 2019
Very clean hotel,the rooms are renovated, basic breakfast, helpfull reception, very close to Omonia and in the center of ATHENS..and this is the reason that is a little noisy at nights. You can go everywhere by feet.. Super Value for money!