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Athens Hotels

Marble House

  • Anastassiou Zinni 35 Map It
  • Practical Base

Pros

  • Unbeatable price for the budget traveler
  • Quiet neighborhood ideally located for sight-seeing
  • Friendly staff

Cons

  • A bit outdated interiors
  • Breakfast an extra charge

Updated 09/02/2014

Fodor's Review

This welcoming guesthouse has a steady clientele who don't mind the basic accomodation and facilities in return for gracious, welcoming service, a convenient location, and unbeatable prices. It is possible to walk to most of the ancient sights (15 minutes to the Acropolis); it is also close to the metro and the Zinni stop on Trolley 1, 5, or 9 from Syntagma. Guest rooms are colorful, clean, and quiet, with air-conditioning and rustic furniture (some rooms have shared baths).

The family that runs this inn is always willing to help out, and the courtyard is a lovely place to relax. Enjoy the free Wi-Fi access in all rooms and the lobby.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Anastassiou Zinni 35, Athens, 11741, Greece

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Phone:

210-923–4058; 210-922–8294

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 16 rooms, 11 with bath
  • No meals

Updated 09/02/2014

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By Michael

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Nov 17, 2004

Thanks For the Recommendation

My wife and I stayed at the Marble House for a week in October (10/18-25) and found the experience delightful. The room was a bit Spartan, but that was offset by the small refrigerator that was useful for drinks, yogurt and the like. The location was excellent; 4 blocks from the Metro and a 13 minute walk to the Acropolis. But the real treat was our hostess, who provided us with a lot of helpful information including a local restaurant where two

heros and fries cost under 5 Euros. Finally, the price was excellent at 47 Euros for a double with bath. This place is a keeper!

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By Ray

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Sep 18, 2004

Public health warning - DO NOT COME HERE!

I totally agree with Anne's comment. We stayed at this dump during the Olympic period. We were mislead by all the reviews in the guide books how great this shit hole is. In fact this hotel makes Faulty Towers feels positively wonderful. The management were rude & unfriendly. The room was spartan to the point of being inhospitable. We booked for a triple room & was given a small double room. The funishings were ancient & the toilet do not work properly.

Yes, there was NO blankets! Worse, they try to charge us for their broken AC remote control at 100 Euros! We had to resort to contacting the tourist police to sort out this scam. For all these troubles, we were charged over 300 Euros per night! I really do not recommend people to come anywhere near this terrible establishment.

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By anne

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Dec 28, 2003

no blankets at the Inn

We checked this out online and thought we would be getting a nice clean budget hotel, but were never more disappointed! No wonder there were no pictures to be found on the web! It was right beside noisy residential blocks, the room was small and the bathroom filthy, with grotty brown stains in the toilet which had obviously not been cleaned in years! The third bed for our adult daughter was 2ft wide, leaving just 1ft between the beds! The towel supplied

for her was the size of a handtowel! On our first night, it was cold and when we asked for blankets, we were told NO! Luckily we insisted and finally my husband offered to climb on a chair to assist in getting them out of storage. All in all, NOT TO BE RECOMMENDED. Very poor value for money!

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