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"The Hotel could use an update. The staff was great. The room would get really smelly when left alone for the day. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 28 Mar 2019

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Syntagma Square

City center stay

A stay at this Athens City Centre hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Omonia Square and 2 miles (3 km) of Syntagma Square. Acropolis and Parthenon are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Multiple dining options

This hotel features 2 restaurants and a rooftop terrace. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas and free Internet in public areas. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free Internet, balconies

The 52 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as minibars. TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include balconies and refrigerators.

Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$40* Per night/room Jan 29 - Jan 30

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Apollo Hotel ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Apollo Hotel

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4 out of 5
The Hotel could use an update. The staff was great. The room would get really smelly when left alone for the day.

Posted by on Mar 28, 2019

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1 out of 5

Avoid this place.

Pros: Some parts of the breakfast.
Cons: Gut the place and start again in a new location.
Location: The area is the worst thing about this hotel. Unsafe.
Not knowing anything about Athens, I booked this hotel based on the price and proximity to the metro and the ruins. On the way there, our taxi driver advised us not to go out at night because it was a bad area. Drug addicts and refugees lived in this area, and mostly came out during the evening. My brother had a lovely hotel in the business district, whose staff also confirmed the problem with the area of this hotel, and also said not to walk the street at night. Even during the day, it felt unsafe, especially as we watched an aggressive lunatic yelling at people while pulling trash out of a can and eating a bite of something he pulled out, then he yelled at cars as he walked in front of them to cross to our side of the street. This area is bad news. The hotel room was dark with dirty walls and filthy drapes, upholstery and bedspreads, although the sheets were clean and we received clean towels daily. The shower arm was broken and hanging, and the bathroom sink was clogged. If the maid even ran water for 3 seconds, she would see the water backing up in the sink and taking forever to drain. Breakfast staff was nice, but breakfast was just ok. Thankfully, they had eggs, but they were usually cold. Juice was more like watered down Tang powder. But the bread was fresh and they had delicious olives and tomatoes. Bottom line, I would never ever stay here again, and recommend anyone to choose another hotel.

Posted by , from Nashville on Oct 27, 2017

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1 out of 5

YOU WILL NOT SLEEP, WIFI NEVER WORKED!!

Where do I begin, upon checkin,I had specific details that I wanted a quiet room, away from the street noise. I was given a front facing room. Immediately, went and spoke with the lady, who then gave me attitude, and appeared offended, she said "Fine, try this one". Was definitely a downgrade, but seemed fine, until a group of 27 year olds, checked in and were all put on my floor. Again, I asked for some help since they were slamming doors, screaming through the halls, felt like a dorm at college. At this point I knew it was going to be a rough night. I asked again, a new lady was at the desk and she said she had nothing else available. I said, so if I leave, I'll still get charged, she said yes. So, at this point, I decided to wait till the next morning and speak to the manager. The original lady was back, and refused to let me speak to the the manager and would not refund the money. You will get no sleep at this hotel, I suggest you find another place unless you want to be treated like crap and deal with employees who could care less about the noise all night and doors slamming. FIND ANOTHER PLACE!!! You couldn't pay me to stay there again.

Posted by , from Florida on Oct 15, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel and staff not the best neighborhood

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy
Neighborhood was a little run down - convenient to public transportation. Staff is friendly and helpful. Hotel is clean.

Posted by , from Ellijay, GA 30540, USA on Oct 16, 2012

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2 out of 5

If you're on a budget this is your hotel.

Pros: Free Internet, Free breakfast
Cons: the area
Hotel was okay if you're on a budget it's clean,quiet, breakfast is decent. As in for the Area the view was pretty depressing.Full of graffitti, trash everywhere, very crowded and not the nicest locals very rude and not willing to help.If you decide to go to Athens stay for a day or two by the tourist areas in the Acropolis, then hop on the Red Metro to Pireaus port and get a ferry to the islands I stayed in Syros for two nights and santorini for another two nights. Thank goodness I decided to do the islands otherwise i wouldn't have good things to say about my stay in Greece.

Posted by , from Minnesota, USA on Oct 4, 2012

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4 out of 5

Good Value Hotel in Athens

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, friendly staff, near metro
The hotel is very near the metro (about 2 blocks), the staff was very friendly and helpful. They have a lift from the ground floor so getting up to the room with luggage was easy. The breakfast was decent. Also it was nice to go to the bar in the hotel after a long day in the city, I would recommend this hotel. The hotel is on a busy street, and the room is not well insulated for sound, but I was able to sleep with no problem. They have a computer in lobby for free internet, plus the hotel has wireless, although the wireless signal in my room was very weak. The only really odd thing about the hotel is that you need to be in your room to have power (using your key). So while you're out during the day you may not be able to charge laptop, etc, also the heater/ac unit goes off when you leave the room.

Posted by , from Princeton, NJ, USA on Mar 21, 2012

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4 out of 5

Clean and friendly.

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy
A big plus for this hotel was the closeness to the Metro. the location on a busy street (traffic sounds all night long) made it difficult to enjoy fresh air. The bathroom was tiny, but the room itself was adequate. The view lacked but we spent most of our time outside of the room. This is a good value if you primarily just want a clean place to sleep. Make sure you keep both balcony doors closed to minimize the street noise.

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011

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4 out of 5

Great location!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, close to metro
We stayed at the Apollo Hotel for three nights and it was great - mostly because of the outstanding location and inexpensive price. It's very close to the entrance to the metro (just around the corner - less than a block) and just three stops along the same line from any of the tourist attractions. Breakfast in the morning was very good, with Greek yogurt and coffee the highlights, though there weren't too many options. The room was average overall, but the lounge downstairs had international reading material and a pretty high-tech massage chair, which was interesting. It was a little hard to find for our cab driver, so be sure to have the address. Also, the hotel was in a pretty good neighborhood, but it is pretty close on one side to a not so nice area. We spent most of our time away from the hotel exploring the city, anyway. It would have been very easy to take the metro from the airport to the hotel (something I wish we did - much cheaper). Look into it before you go!

Posted by , from Bemidji, MN on Apr 13, 2011

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5 out of 5

Very helpful staff, excellent location

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, great staff
Excellent price and overall value. Located near hub for all transport modes, and walking distance to good eating places. Roof patio provides excellent view of Acropolis. A good base to see and travel around Athens.

Posted by , from Florida on Feb 7, 2011

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4 out of 5

GREAT STAY

The hotel staff was great. Spoke English fluently and was able to answer questions. The hotel was a little hard to find at first but it is very close to the Metro system. The breakfast was good. The beds were hard but for the value of the stay it was okay. The bathroom was small. The view from the top of the hotel was breathtaking. The staff was helpful with tour companies to sightsee. Definitely worth the stay if you are on a budget and want a good hotel.

Posted by on Nov 15, 2010

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, a library, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Apollo Hotel. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Athens hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 52 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1980
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Athens Central Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Metaxourgio Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Apollo Hotel offers 52 accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Athens hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Apollo Hotel has 2 restaurants serving breakfast only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 17

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 18 and up.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 18 and up. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Minimum age for proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement: 18
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Cash or credit card deposit required
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property does not follow regional sanitization guidelines
  • Property registry number - 0206K013A0029600
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

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Hotel Names

  • Apollo Athens
  • Apollo Hotel
  • Apollo Hotel Athens
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  • Apollo Hotel Hotel Athens

You should know

  • Onsite cash transactions can't exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations. For more details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.