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Comfortable and Convenient Aug 25, 2010
This was booked as the first hotel in my contiki tour and I have to say they certainly selected a good one. It is right next to the plaka which is cool if you want to eat a nice dinner or take a stroll. The place is a bit hard to find from syntagma square so it is a bit sketchy walking at night but i did not feel unsafe.
The rooms are excellent. The beds were comfortable and air conditioner is controlled by the guest.The whole hotel was remarkably clean. No critters thank goodness. The view out my window kinda sucked but I was to expect that.
The downside is there is only one computer to use and it was always busy...the breakfast was pretty decent.
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A Good Place to Stay Near the Plaka May 31, 2007
19 Apollonos Street, Athens 10557, Greece
I stayed here as part of a tour with Contiki in June 2007. This was our first stay before a cruise. As for the company looking for a hotel to stay at that has good location.
The Hermes certainly hit all those buttons. It is only a couple of streets away from Ermou (for shopping) and no more than 5 minutes walk from Syntagma Square and the main tourist streets of Plaka, but is far enough away to have little passing traffic at night.
The reception area is bright and welcoming and the staff were all exceptionally friendly and courteous. The room was compact (OK - small!) but the bathroom was of a good size, very clean and everything worked fine. The only slight problem was that the shower screen did have a small gap that could result in a wet floor but it was OK if used with care. The bed was comfortable, the air con was effective and it was great having a small balcony overlooking the street. CNN was the only English TV channel but who goes to Athens for the TV? There is a lounge area behind reception with a large screen TV, internet PC and a number of books - a good place to chill out rather than spend time in the confines of the room.
Breakfast was included in the room rate and was fine - if you are looking for a full cooked meal you would be disappointed but there were a good selection of cereals, cold meats, cheese, eggs, fruit, yoghurt, cakes and bread. For me the two most important things are that the coffee isn't too dreadful and that the food is continuously replenished and Hermes passed both tests.
Overall, great value for money and I would certainly have no hesitation in returning.
I would recommend for anyone wanting to staying near the Plaka area of Athens.
Part of the Golden Fleece 2007 - Contiki travel blog
Hermes Hotel Athens Overview
The Hermes in Athens is in the Plaka area and only two blocks from the famous Syntagma Square. This hotel in Athens is perfectly located for the walking visitor who is looking for a safe area near Parliament, the Acropolis, area museums and galleries, Monastiraki flea market, the National Garden, the Temple of Zeus, and more. A mere 3 blocks from the bus terminal that leads to the airport, the Hermes Athens is easily accessible. The hotel is just moments from the Syntagma metro station and a direct line from the airport.
Guests will find the Hermes Hotel in Athens features a roof garden which provides viewing of the Plaka and the Acropolis. Meeting rooms and corporate services make conducting business easy. There are 45 rooms; each is newly refinished with custom air-conditioning, cable television, refrigerators, safes, hairdryers, telephones, laundry, babysitting, smoke detectors, electronic door locks, and room service. All of the bedrooms have wood floors, and quad rooms can be reserved, which is ideal for families.
The Hermes Hotel Athens is a 3-star hotel with superior ratings. It was completely remodeled in 2004. The hotel enjoys a good reputation thanks to its location, room quality, and friendly staff.
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