Cecil Hotel

39 Athinas St., Athens, Attica, 10554, Greece
(1.5 star hotel)
#80 of 372 hotels in Athens
Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 8 reviews
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Hotel Cecil

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 12, 2005

This is a very good hotel.
clean and cheap to stay also not expensive.

its located in the heart of Athens.
very clean and the staff is very good aswell.

Its recommended to let them know at least that you are comming.

Unique Quality: Service is great.
Location is great.

Directions: From Syntagma sqaure..go straight to Ermou street,then keep walking for 10 minutes in your right you will find Athinas street,go ahead in it,its number 39

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Great Location

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 1, 2004

Clean, air conditioned accomodation conveniently located just blocks from Metro, and Plaka. Easy access to Acropolis and shopping. Buffet breakfast served.

Unique Quality: Rooms on 4th floor have roof-top view of Acropolis.

Directions: Monistiraki District

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A Filthy Hotel

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 12, 2004

Our room at this hotel was filthy. We arrived very late at night on a ferry from the islands. I was so tired I really didn't get a good look around the room before falling asleep. In the morning though, I couldn't leave this hotel fast enough. There were smears of bloody-looking gunk on the walls above the bed. On the bedspreads were several suspiciously bodily fluid looking stains. I didn't get too close. When I called the desk to complain, the clerk got rather belligerant, "Why you want to change hotel?! What's wrong with the room you're in!"

Thanks anyway. There's other places to stay in Athens besides this dump.

Unique Quality: Nice view from the roof, but the Attalos two buildings away has the same view, plus a bar. And it's cheaper.
Charming old fashioned elevator.
Cold air conditioning

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It stands on its own

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 28, 2004

I've seen this hotel referred to as an alternative to the Attalos, and feel that designation is a bit unfair. It is good enough to be a destination in itself.

Set in a beautifully restored building, the Cecil provides clean, comfortable, attractive rooms in a great location near Plaka, Syntagma, the Acropolis, Psirri, and the Metro station. Riding in the antique elevator is almost worth the price alone!

The desk staff is friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is good.

One last thing, there wasn't a lack of hot water in the strong shower.

Unique Quality: The roof top garden provides a breath taking view of the Acropolis.

Directions: Monastiraki

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Excellent price and central location

by written on February 25, 2003

Spacious, clean rooms, very kind and helpful front desk people, especially Alexsandra, who will be happy to give detailed information on whatever you need to know about Athens! Prices in Greece seem to be a lot better than in the rest of Europe, kind of like Portugal and Spain, which I think are generally cheaper countries for tourists.

Unique Quality: They have a cat named Lucy who's always at the reception or breakfast room.

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Elevator chic!

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 18, 2003

Unique Quality: Check out the creaky, old elevator here...but it worked! One fun feature was if you moved your hand or anything else too close to the doorway while the craft was in motion, it would grind to a halt...to save your fingers or anything else from getting mangled, or worse, hmmmm....

Directions: one of the main drags in Monisteraki, just down the block and around the corner from Ermou and the Monisteraki metro

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A hotel bargain that isn't tooooo *cheap*

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 15, 2003

On one of the main thoroughfares in Athens, the Cecil Hotel is practically right on Monisteraki Sq...just a short walk to Ermou, a major pedestrianized shopping street, which leads you up to Syntagma Sq, another metro hub, the Acropolis and sooo much more.

Unique Quality: A great deal we found with the help of Matt Barrett's excellent greektravel.com site. five nights in a twin w/breakfast, only 47.50euros a night! Email the hotel directly and see what similar specials you may find. The staff is verrrrry helpful, especially Alexandra! And you'll love the great, antiquated elevator...maybe not so much the heaters which don't work the best, but if you don't go in Feb when it's bitterly cold in the shadow of the Acropolis, this shouldn't be a problem!

Directions: very near Monisteraki Sq

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Don't miss the jam!

by written on February 12, 2003

Old building nicely restored, large rooms with shower etc, simple buffet breakfast included. Close to the metro and some top notch bars and (not too expensive) restaurants. Extremely helpful, multilingual staff and friendly cat too.....

Directions: Metro Monastiraki, short walk along Athinas

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Free High Speed Internet

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