Hotel Titania is a big 4 star hotel situated on "the right side" of Omonia square which is very nice as the other side of the square is getting more and more dodgy these years.
The rooms are nice and very functional and I always had very good experiences with the staff there the two times I have stayed at the Titania.
There is a roof top cafe with a fantastiv view over the Acropolis, but be ware that the prices at this cafe are not cheap.
Like most other 4 star hotel they have a business center where the internet connection is expensive and not very good, so bring your own laptop and go wifi or go to one of the many internet cafes in the area when you need to go online.
All in all this is a very nice place though and I will happily return there again.
Unique Quality: Good rooms and a good location.
Directions: About 100 meters from Omonia square towards Syntagma square in the same street as the university.
It is not fair to comment on the Titania Hotel. It looked very reasonable in the late Athens sunshine as we approached it, from Omonia square (which it proudly boasts is nearby). As we negotiated Security guards on the doors to Macdonalds, Drunks, Hookers and Heroin addicts (all adding color to the mighty city, and obviously a fine square as the Titania is so proud to be near it) our dinner at the positively reviewed (by the management obviously) Olive garden on the roof of the Titania should have been welcoming. It was not. The view is the finest in AThens, one of the finest in the world and as such a premium is expected. The premium was outrageous. The prices, for mediochre to down right terrible food were 300% more than they should have been. The limited menu lacked any skill or execution in delivery. Starters arrived one at a time, over a period of 35 minutes. 40 minutes after they were ordered. The last to arrive was a cold soup. Presumably they were making the ice, or growing the tomatoes for it. Staff were poor in attendance, and delivery, dropping a large bowl at one stage, and kicking the remains beneath a nearby table, to which they then showed a couple. The main course was unimaginative, and stodgy. No deserts of coffee were offered with staff carefuly avoiding the eye of all those attempting to attract them. The bill finally arrived after this 4 hour marathon of an excuse for a dinner and we left, 250 Euro (for 4) lighter, never ever to return. I have eaten in some of the finest restaurants in the world, some simply because I liked the view. Never will I return to this excuse for a restaurant, and I will do all I possibly can to ensure those whose opinions I respect, and who I regard as friends never make the mistake of wasting any time considering it. The view is astonishing, but most hotels in much nicer areas (Omonia is a truly nasty part of Athens in the evening) have similar or identical views. Eat at this restaurant at your own risk. If you are feeling wealthy, have no respect for money, and have an extremely low threshold for the quality of the food you are paying for, then feel free. If you are simply a fool with your time and money, then I am sure you will have a fine time. Please do read the other reviews here. The positive ones were, I am certain, written by the staff at this restaurant, and if not were written by people with little or no experience of good food and good dining and who are very easily impresed. The view is nice though. Pop up and take a picture then leave immediatly and quickly, back to theunderground in Omonia, stepping over those injecting and find your way to almost any other restaurant in Athens. Olive garden, SHAME on you. Taking advantage of people is one thing. We all expect an unreasonable mark up on the wine list in the great tradition of extending your margins, but this was beyond acceptable. The worst dining experience I have ever had. Eat here at your own risk. Awful. Dreadful. 0 (ZERO) out of 10
Directions: Follow the tube to Omonia. Ask any drug addict or prostitute. They will know where it is I imagine. Ignore them, get back on the tube, and go elsewhere.
While I was there on a school trip and put into a double with another student, the room was very nice for the week stay in the hotel. Considering the downtown location, there is very little outside noise giving a very comfortable sleep for the night. There were nice lounging areas on many floors for those talking outside the rooms. The hotel is in walking distance of many activities and great food.
Unique Quality: While this is not unique in a tourist city, the attendents spoke many languages at the front desk and always appeared willing to help. They will exchange travelers cheques at the front desk so there is no need to go to local banks, but expect the cashier to take a little off the top for the hotel, its to be expected. You will get better value for money from a bank, but the convience maybe everything to some.
We have stayed many times in this hotel with my husband, as it is right in the heart of everything so I can combine a very comfortable stay in Athens, with no loss of time for whatever I need to do:shopping, visiting family, visiting museums, going out to the theatres or to the historic cinemas of the centre, dining out...
Even if you think you can not afford staying there or dining there, it is an absolute must to visit the Olive Gaden on the 11th floor of this hotel at least for a drink:this is the highest building in the heart of the centre of Athens, with the best and closest view of both the Acropolis and the Lycabettus Hill.
You go to the terrace which is a great open space with a wonderful small garden of roses and surrounded with olive trees. The scent of the roses on a summer night is something I always recall.
The Olive Garden is a great meeting place at night, with easy listening music. You will see that there are many locals that choose to go out to this oasis,either to drink in good company or to enjoy the wonderful mediterranean food.
I can not leave Athens without going there, at least once, before I leave Greece. This can be a place to unwind when going for shopping or business; and it can be a romantic place for a dinner for two...
Unique Quality: The Olive Garden is the absolute must in the centre. Great service. And if you stay there, you can not beat this as a place to take your breakfast with the view of the Acropolis and beyond.
We last visited the hotel this October and the rception is unrecognisable: the hotel is going through refurbishing and it is lovely. Much more modern, and ready for the Olympic Games..
Directions: heart of Athens, close to Panepistimiou underground stop and to Omonoia underground stop.
Athens from roof of Titania Hotel
I will be staying at the Hotel Titania in Athens and wonder if anyone has stayed there and can tell me what to expect.
it is perfect,you will love it. very posh hotel, in the center of Athens!
Expect nothing but the best. Titania is a four star hotel close to Omonia and the metro station there. It has everything you need. Service is highly professional and very friendly. The roof top restaurant is famous and many Athenians go there to eat. The view from the roof top is amazing.
Have fun in Athens!
one of the best athens hotel perfectly situated and luxury everywhere so no problem in my opinion the right choice
Here is a website about it: http://www.hotelsofgreece.com/athens/titania/index.html
Thanks - I appreciate the feedback. I'm looking forward to my stay.
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