Hotel Ariston

2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 Stars

Neofitou Metaxa 35 & Diligianni 50, Station Larissis, Athens, 10439, Greece
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 36% less and rated 17% higher than other 2.5 star hotels

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Hotels

by 07pettho

Hi everyone,

We (a family of four) will be staying in Athens for 5 nights in mid August (hot i know!)

We have four hotels in mind and would really benefit from your opinion on any of them.

We would like a good central location.
A nice swimming pool.
Good value for money.

When I say a family of four the kids are teenagers and so can look after themselves.

Also, we would be eating out, not in the hotel, so could you also mention if there are nice traditional restaurants in the area of the particular hotels.

Thanks in advance

Re: Hotels

by leics

You need to tell us the names of the hotels, I think.

But I do suggest you look at their reviews on www.booking.com and/or www.venere.com (assuming they are listed, which they may well be). The difference with these sites is that you cannot post a review unless you have actually completed a stay booked through the website. Other sites often have reviews posted by people who may not have actually stayed at the hotels and have other agendas (friends of the hotel or competitors, for example).

Re: Hotels

by 07pettho

Oops! Sorry forgot to put the names:

Royal Olympic
Electra Palace
Divani Palace
Athens Hilton (although it would have to be worth the money!)

Re: Hotels

by leics

Sorry, no personal experience of those. But do look at the reviews no the websites I've mentioned whilst you're waiting for other members to reply.

And there's Tripadvisor too, of course...but I always ignore the best & worst on that site (no requirement to have proof of stay) and go with the middling reviews:

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g189400-d198932-Reviews-Athens_Hilton-Athens_Attica.html

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g189400-d206779-Reviews-Royal_Olympic_Hotel-Athens_Attica.html

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g189400-d230391-Reviews-Divani_Acropolis_Palace_Hotel-Athens_Attica.html

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g189400-d228901-Reviews-Electra_Palace_Hotel_Athens-Athens_Attica.html

From a location point of view only, the Royal Olympic is on a very busy road and the Hilton is quite some way from the Acropolis/other historical sites. I'd prefer to stay in the Divani or Electra Palace which are both near the Acropolis and on side-roads.

Re: Hotels

by leics

I should also add that the latter two are also near (possibly in, in the case of the Electra...don't know where the boundaries lie) the older Plaka district, which is stuffed full of places to eat....admittedly it is tourist-popular, but the food is fine and the prices reasonable.

But there are loads of places to eat in Athens. Loads!

To give you a rough idea of locations, walking from Syndagma to the Acropolis takes around 20/25 minutes. The majority of ancient sites, and the New Acropolis Museum, are centred around the Acropolis/Plaka and the edge of Monastiriki. The National Archaeological Museum is some way away, in/near Omonia. Nevertheless, I did not need to use Metro or bus or taxi on my visit (based in Syndagma).

Re: Hotels

by hawkhead

Oddly enough, as they are not my scene, I do know where the Athens Hilton is and it seems to me that it is not a very convenient location - it's a goodly way from Plaka/Acropolis and in a busy traffic area. I think you would spend a lot of time 'commuting' and it'd be a long, hot slog back at the end of the day. There are eating places round about but they cater more to the Hilton crowd (sorry, folks!) and the nearby posh residences, although I know there are lesser posh residences also around there.

Travel Tips for Athens

The Greek Theater

by shrimp56

My favorite place on a Greek archaeological site is always the theater. I like to sit and imagine the ancient actors performing Sophocles or Aeschylus. My favorite theater is at Delphi overlooking the Gulf of Corinth with Mt Parnasus behind me. This picture is of the Theater of Dionysius on the south slope of the Acropolis.
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http://academic.reed.edu/humanities/110Tech/Theater.html

A huge city

by SirRichard

As you arrive to Athens by plain, you can realize how huge this city is. It doesn't have tall buildings, but it spreads from the Piraeus port to beyond the horizon with those white suburbian buildings and those endless avenues...

The Park

by Vikingwoman

You have to go to the park.
Here a old lady comes every day to give the birds food.
The birds just loooove her !

Im so sad I did not get a better picture.

In the park you feel like many miles away from the city.
This is a nice place for romance.

The Acropolis Museum

by athenian80

This small museum is situated on the Acropolis, just next to the Parthenon. It contains finds from the Holy Rock. The exhibits are put chronologically. You'll see the characteristic Kouri and Kores, statues of the Archaic period (6th cent. BC) as well as pediments from the archaic temple of Athena. The statues were not actually white but painted with vivid colors. Check out the colors that still remain, though fainted in the Kore No. 674. The legends of Greece come almost alive as you see sculptures depicting Hercules fighting with beasts or Athena and Zeus fighting against the Titans. Don't miss the reconstructions of Partenon's pediments and the original Caryatids. Those at the Erecthion are copies. One of them is missing though. She's in the British museum.

Best artistic obsession

by Lilasel

Umbrella sculptures. They first appeared on Thessaloniki's seaside promenade. Then, like a new national symbol, they spread all over Athens as well: at the entrance of the Mega Channel building on Mesogion Avenue, and on the main junction in Psyhiko.

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