9 Falirou, Makriyianni, Athens, Attica, 11742, Greece
- Very centrally and conveniently located.
- 5 minutes walk from Metro Akropolis station.
- Walking distance to Acroplis, Ancient Angora, Temple of Zeus, Plaka neighborhood, national garden, Philosopher’s hill and so on major touristy sites.
- The street block where the hotel is does not look exciting, there are a few run down looking houses until the end of street where the brand new hotel building with a Greece flag in front (also a tall stainless glass peacock) appears. It seems rather safe around there, though.
- The hotel’s roof garden restaurant has a reasonable view of the Parthnon.
- From/To the ATH airport
Take Blue line to Syntagma station, then transfer to Red line (towards Agios Dimitrios direction), get off at the next station Akropolis. Then 5 minutes walk to the hotel.
Total Metro time takes about 45 minutes, and €5 per person.
When going to the ATH, one needs to be careful getting on the right blue line train. Not all of them goes to ATH, some stops at Plakentias only, then you have to transfer to a suburban train to ATH (we were very lucky to have a very kind man helped us, we were very grateful).
In case the Metro is not available, you can take the Express bus route 95 from ATH to Syntagma Square, then transfer to Metro Red line (towards Agios Dimitrios direction) or taxi to the hotel.
- The lobby (Floor 0) is very nicely designed (the deco somewhat reminds me of Frank Wright elements).
- It has a sitting area with two sofas for you to view a few books full of beautiful photos of Greece while either waiting for your room to be ready or meeting up with friends.
- It also has a bar in the lobby.
- Staff are serious with their duty and resourceful.
Unique Quality: Room (303):
- This room has a small balcony facing the Falirou street, and a view of partial top of Parthenon afar.
- We requested a non-smoking room, but our room has an ash tray.
- The safe is not large enough for a small lap top.
- It has a refrigerator, good for us to stock up fruit bought from nearby stores.
- TV has English channels.
- It provides slippers
- One firm queen size bed (maybe too firm for some people).
- This is the best bathroom during our entire Greece trip. The bathtub/shower combination unit has well installed three-penal sliding doors. No water leaking during shower. The toilet leaked from time to time, though.
- Nice towels. It is the only one has a clothes line.
- During our Greek trip, we often saw a pull string on the wall next to the bath tub, we do not know what that is for. I pulled once or twice, nothing happened.
- Nice black marble looking sink top (large) and floors.
- It also has a close-up mirror.
Breakfast/Buffet (included in the room rate):
- The breakfast area is at the same floor where lobby is. It has a dome shaped ceiling.
- The dining area is very nice, artistic and comfortable.
- Food includes the usual stuff we had everywhere, except it has one unique thing is the strawberry jam tart.
- Free wireless internet was never worked in the room during our three days’ stay. The staff could not solve the issue. As a result, we had to use the public computer in the conference room (Floor H). The computer there was old and internet connection not the fastest so be patient.
Close to the center.
I liked very much the location (very close to the metro station) and a nice walk to syntagma square. I also enjoy the nice room, small, but nice decorated...i can easily say "warm".
Also there is a parking place.
Unique Quality: I gave an apoitment with some friends in the hotel restaurant, because of the stormy weather we couldn t go out, and the Acropolis view was fantastic, all the scene was fantastic.
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Hera ok, but not great
We stayed at the Hera Hotel for 2 nights in September. Because of our plans, we wound up staying in 2 different rooms at the Hera. Our first room, #506, was really unpleasant. Although it was clean, and decorated well, the room was so small there was no room for our suitcases. It was the size of a very large closet, and we were really uncomfortable and disappointed. The bathroom developed a problem with the drain, and there was water everywhere when I took a shower. We also had a terrible view.
Our second night we were in a much nicer room, and were much happier. The room was not large, but it was perfectly adequate and pleasant, with a sunny balcony.
The location of the Hera is terrific, and does a lot to add value to the hotel. We found the service to be adequate. Breakfast was bountiful, but not particularly tasty.
loved The Plaka
Great hotel, good location, relaxing atmosphere, helpful staff with clean rooms, cable TV and hearty breakfast. The hotel is very accessible to the main shopping area and the Plaka. This is where I would recommend having dinner, lunch etc, plenty of choice and the prices are very good. If we visit Athens again, I would not hesitate staying at the Hera Hotel! Great Choice from our Travel Agent! Thanks.
Safe, quiet, clean, and classy
A friend and I spent two nights at the Hera Hotel In July. We were very happy with everything. The staff was polite and helpful. The location was only a few blocks from the Acropolis and the Plaka. The breakfast included a nice variety. There were several tavernas a block or so down the street. It was quiet at night. I would stay here again.
I stayed here with my partner and his parents in May 2005. We booked through a Greek specialist travel agent in the UK and were astounded at the quality of the hotel. Rooms were very plush, large bed, marble bathroom, good breakfast. Amazing view from the rooftop restaurant (although a bit pricey). We had a balcony on the first or second floor (can't remember) just above the entrance. No view but we dragged a chair out and enjoyed sitting there watching the world go by. Excellent location - just 5 mins to Plaka and the base of the Acropolis. I would definitely stay here again if I returned to Athens.
Location is great, about a block from the Acropolis Metro Station and the South Acropolis entrance that leads to the Dionysus Theatre. It’s 3-4 blocks from the busy Plaka area, so it’s quiet at night but restaurants and shops are close enough.
The room was not big but just fine. The bed was comfy and the furniture were the usual hotel-room stuff but in good condition. There was a waterheater for tea and a minibar with the usual contents. Only the plush carpet was extremely stained. Otherwise everything was spotless. No view (2nd floor), but at 110 Euros we thought it was quite reasonable for high season.
The bathroom was big enough for a full-size tub and it looked newly done in a lovely blue/gray marble. Also very clean. The air-conditioner worked fine.
Breakfast was a nice buffet, including bacon and eggs. Service was also very good; the staff didn’t hesitate to make some phone calls for us when we weren’t sure of something.
There is also an (over-priced) roof terrace with a view of the Acropolis. Our drinks weren’t the greatest, but the desert was (chocolate volcano), but we didn’t eat dinner up there.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at the Hera and would be happy to return.
Great hotel with perfect location within walking distance to Acropolis and Plaka. Our room was small but clean and nice. The staff was very helpfull and friendly. I can definitely recommend it.
Great stay at boutique, well-located hotel
I asked my travel agent to place me in a well-locate boutique hotel (wanted to avoid the tourist-class / package tour-style hotels). This was perfect. Steps from the base of the Acropolis, Metro station and everything else. I ended up walking everywhere from here.
While rooms are small by US standards, they're average for a european hotel in my experience.
Service was excellent - while no concierge, the front desk staff speaks excellent english and helped me tremendously with suggestions.
Great views from roof-top bar (when open).
Would definitely stay here again. Great for business or independent travelers. Not for families.
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Address: 9 Falirou, Makriyianni, Athens, Attica, 11742, Greece