B&B or Budget Hotel in Athens

Old Jan 18th, 2012, 04:50 PM
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B&B or Budget Hotel in Athens

Looking for a basic (but clean and of course safe) and inexpensive hotel or B&B in Athens for 3 nights in May. We will not have a car. Planning on exploring Athens for 1.5 days and then doing a daytrip by bus to see Delphi on our second full day before flying to Santorini.

Currently looking at the Kimon Hotel. Is that in a convenient location?
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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Kimon Hotel's location is very good. In that same general neighborhood take a look at Metropolis Hotel, Amazon Hotel, Plaka Hotel, Attalos Hotel, Athos Hotel, Hermes Hotel, Central Hotel, Attalos Hotel and Pella Inn.
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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 05:30 PM
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The location of the Kimon Hotel is excellent, as it is located near Syntagma Square, close to the metro and most sites of interest.
The hotel has an unbeatable price for it's location, just keep in mind that this is a tiny hotel, with very few rooms, that vary in size. If you are OK with a simple hotel ( no lift, no room service, very basic breakfast) at a low price, then go ahead and book it.
Other hotels in same area are : Plaka Hotel, Arethousa, Astor,
Achileas, Athens Cypria - at higher rates though.

An alternative to the Syntagma area is either Monastirali
( Attalos Hotel, A for Athens) or the Acropolis ( Philippos or Parthenon Hotel, the Athens Gate is a very good one too)
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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 06:58 PM
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Plaka Hotel is pretty good. Has a nice roof top garden/bar. Central and for Athens not expensive. Think we were in the neighborhood of less than 150E for 2 rooms.
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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Also the Cecil Hotel in Monastiraki. Lovely neo clasical building. Rooms at the front may have too much street noise if you're a light sleeper so ask for a room not facing the street.
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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 07:53 PM
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Sometimes the Herodion Hotel has good deals on their website in the off season. It's a lovely, very comfortable hotel very close to the new Acropolis Museum (world class museum - don't miss it!).

The Adrian Hotel in the Plaka is getting rather tired, but they also have off season deals on their website sometimes and their breakfast is good and quite memorable from the rooftop garden.

May isn't off season... but if you are speaking of early May, you might still find a few discounts
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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 11:45 PM
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Last year we stayed at Tony's Hotel at Sygrou Fix, a quieter area that is a 10 mins walk from the Parthenon: http://www.hoteltony.gr/

I think we paid €70 a night and would definitely recommend it!
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 03:23 AM
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Some good recommendations already, add the Carolina, Myrto & Acropolis Select to the list too.
I travel on a limited budget & have stayed in 15 central hotels, most are reviewed here,
I would stay in any of them again, the decision usually rests on which comes up as the best bargain when I'm booking! I try their own sites, Venere.com, booking.com etc.
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