Ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Jeff from Seattle, WA USA
A two day stopPosted Oct 14, 2013
Pros: Just around the corner is the subway. Perfect for getting around Athens.
Cons: This hotel needs a make over. Clean rugs and minor repairs sends a strong message to the traveler that the hotel cares about their guests.
Location: We felt the hotel was very centrally located for the things we had on our must see list, and with the subway so close, it was easy to come & go.
The hotel room is a bit worn, carpet needs to be replaced, bathroom fixtures were broken, dresser drawer was missing the front piece, and if your room is in the front, could be a little noisy at night. Short on electrical outlets too. Something to consider in today's world of electronic gadgets that need to be charged. Hotel staff with what interaction I had, seemed a bit standoffish. The restaurant on the roof had good food and a nice view.
for Everyoneby Tony from London
Enjoyable Stay - Reasonably Priced HotelPosted Oct 11, 2013
Pros: The lobby was impressive. Staff were friendly. The breakfast buffet was good. Virtus restaurant was enjoyable. The roof bar was a relaxing highlight.
Cons: Originally I was in a noisy room on the 4th floor and changed to a higher room at the rear of the hotel. Both rooms were clean though decor was dated
Location: The area is run down BUT it is by a metro station and sites are in walking distance for more energetic visitors.
I stayed at the hotel for 4 nights. The booking was made a few days before the trip. I was happy with the room rate and was aware of the location having researched other reviews - therefore felt it offered value for money. It is still a central location hotel which is in walking distance of a lot of major attractions. I had one negative experience- on arrival, very late, my room smelt as though someone had smoked in it and the room was noisy (traffic outside). The following morning the receptionist arranged for a change of room. After that I cannot complain about any of my experiences. All the staff I spoke to were genuinely friendly and polite. The roof terrace was an enjoyable highlight with a good view of The Acropolis. The Virtus restaurant on the roof is also to be recommended - the staff were attentive and the selection of traditional food was enjoyable. I would recommend the hotel to friends and would stay there again if I revisited the city. Thank you for an enjoyable and relaxing stay.
for Everyoneby Anna from india
THIS IS NOT A FOUR STAR HOTELPosted Sep 23, 2013
We booked because of a good deal. The rooms in the pictures were different from what we got. The hotel was in the red light area, anyone who heard the name of karaiskaki square gave that apathetic look when we mentioned where we were staying. Fortunately no bad incident took place. We had to reach the hotel with so much luggage by the metro as there was no pick up. It was convinient because the station entry is right outside the hotel but inconvinient if you have luggage. Even the bell boy did not escort us to the room with all that luggage. Bathrooms were tiny. Could hear what was going on in the next room. Antique air conditioning system. We were asked to consume tap water as there was no complimentary bottled water but after conveying our disgust the manager provided us with drinking water. Breakfast was the only high point that this place had. Good variety. The view from the top floor is okay, nothing great. A mention about the WIFI. IT DOES NOT WORK! EVER! So don't bother connecting because it asks u to enter and reenter the user name & password repeatedly and that's seriously annoying. 3 of the 4 days we stayed they said it had a problem with the company. But after reading some more reviews I felt it's just a cover up. Quite a turn off at the beginning of the trip. I would not advise anyone to stay here unless you really really want to save money but then you'll end up spending reaching the spot.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Australia
Dodgy neighbourhoodPosted Aug 26, 2013 on Hotels.com
Lots of shady characters, wouldn't go walking at night.
for Familiesby Manchanda from india delhi
value for moneyPosted Aug 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
We recently stayed at this hotel in Athens, the staff was really good and very helpful, location is also quite good as you are very close to shopping , good restaurants and major sightseeing spots. The major draw back I feel are the room sizes except the ones facing acropolis (go for them)and main issue are the toiletries which are really bad and the hotel needs to work on them .Also absence of tea makers in such category hotels and that also in a european one is not acceptable and very inconvenient. I think if such small issues are taken care the hotel is actually worth it . A SPECIAL THUMPS UP TO THE FRON OFFICE STAFF ! KEEP IT UP
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Not goodPosted Jul 31, 2013
Pros: close to metro
Location: Metro near. Nothing nearby.
Not good at all. Not a great location but it right across the street from a metro station which takes you everywhere. We requested and paid for three beds. They gave us one bed and 2 cots. Staff not very friendly either.
Recommendedby Alicia from Ireland
Large family roomsPosted Jul 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel was comfortable, big family room, decent breakfast buffet, easy access to metro under hotel building. Loved the rooftop terrace because it had a good view of Acropolis and also a pool.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Easy to get to airportPosted Jul 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
We booked Stanley because of its close location to the metro. It was very easy even for an 8:30 am flight to transfer to the airport line at the Syntagma stop. Best attributes are the small pool on the roof and the 120v plugs in the room for Americans. Even though they boast free wireless we could not connect despite the wireless being outside our door. Yes the decor is outdated but the bones of the hotel are good. It would be nice if they dropped the white and blue theme and went with neutral colors. French and Americans do not decorate their homes in red white and blue. It's just plain tacky.
for Personal Eventby A verified traveler from Toronto - Canada
It's like a 3-Star hotel in North AmericaPosted Jul 5, 2013 on Hotels.com
Athens has some beautiful and historical places to visit. At least, 3 days are required to get around attractive places.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from USA
Convenient location but needs improvementPosted Jul 5, 2013
Pros: On a subway stop, so very easy to get around to the sites. Rooftop restaurant is lovely and worth a visit.
Cons: General upkeep. In my case, a new mattress.
Location: The immediate neighborhood doesn't have any sites I know of. I chose the hotel in part because it is far from parliament and therefore most protests.
I've stayed at this hotel twice. It's an older place that was probably very nice at one point, but it has not been kept up. I would compare it to a Econolodge in the US in terms of the room. For $90 I wasn't expecting much. The second visit was a bit more disappointing than the first because the mattress had an enormous dip in it where the springs were broken. I've never seen a hotel mattress this bad. Thankfully it was at leg level so I placed a pillow in the hole and was able to sleep. Because of this I will probably not stay at this hotel a third time. The hole was easily visible through the bedspread so there's no way they don't know about it. That they chose to continue renting that room under their current star rating is negligent. Of note the rooms do not have irons -- you can request one. After a couple hours one was delivered to my room (no ironing board). The iron had a crack and leaked but got the job done enough.