Hotel Nicola - Good Value and Service
Posted Jun 14, 2011 on Hotels
The Hotel Nicola is a straightforward, good value European-style hotel. I stayed there with my girlfriend for two nights. The room was entirely satisfactory: comfortable beds, working AC, balcony, TV, hot water in the showers (not always a sure thing in Greece). The hotel isn't particularly close to central Athens -- 15-20 minute walk plus two stops on the subway -- but that's why it's cheap. The staff recommended a local restaurant just a couple of blocks away and it was one of the best places we went in Athens. The park across the main street is also really pleasant, nice for walking and fills up with families and kids playing soccer in the evenings. The included breakfast was ample and tasty.
Minor complaints: The safe in the room didn't work, and the free WiFi didn't reach up to the fourth floor where our room was. The hotel's a little hard to find, and there's a tree growing in front of the sign that makes it harder.