10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Worth every penny !!!
"Advantages: ----------------- 1) The trum is right across the street - 15min from downtown. 2) Lovely beach across the street. 3) Wi-Fi in the lobby. 4) The room was very clean. 5) Friendly staff. 6) Great swimming pool on the roof. Disadvantage: ------------------- 1) Bad window drapes - too much light in the morning. 2) Our shower had a small nylon curtain - water every ware! 3) We got 2 single beds attached instead of a double bed. 4) No Wi-Fi in the rooms. 5) Small TV set ( 14" ). Summation: ---------------- Worth Every Penny !!!"
- Travel date: 30th August 2007
"We only stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. It is a great location. Right across from the beach and the tram which will take you into downtown for .60 each way. The hotel staff was friendly and always helpful when needed. If you want to mail something just leave it with the front desk and they will do it for you. We only had breakfast there but it was excellent. The rooms were standard hotel rooms and were clean. There is a rooftop pool and patio with a great view. There is also a grocery store right beside the hotel which is very convienant for snacks and stuff. Overall i would stay at this hotel again if I was in Athens"
- Travel date: 25th August 2007
"We stayed at this hotel at the beginning and end of our Greek Island tour package during the heat wave in Europe! It is a great seaside hotel with easy transportation to downtown Athens, where the historical sites and the old town (Plaka) are located. For beach lovers, the "beach" is across the street (more like a highway) with dedicated beach chairs for hotel guests. But if you've been to any Caribbean beaches, this would not be the reason you stay here, or any other Athens hotel for that matter! We found the service friendly, the included continental breakfast buffet more than adequate. A few blocks from the hotel there is a charming local neighbourhood that offers restaurants, coffee shops and everyday shopping. It's a taste of Athenian life that we appreciated. If possible, try to get a room in the rear of the building. The balconies on the front (seaside) of the building are brightly lit and there is only a sheer curtain on the balcony door. The rooms in the back have no ocean view (you get that when you exit the hotel) but there are lined drapes and no bright lights to aggrevate your jet lag!!"
- Travel date: 11th July 2007
"Great location, friendly staff. Nice big rooms. Do not go there for the beach, it is dirty. The pool closes at 7, way to early. After a day of visiting the Acropol it would have been nice to dip into the pool."
- Travel date: 25th June 2007
"I stayed at the Poseidon in August 2006 and found it to be a nice hotel in a great location. The rooftop pool was nice and the view was magnificent. Room not great but who goes on a holiday to stay in a hotel room ? Short walk across the road to the sandy and ciggy butt beech ( great if you like lying on an ash tray ) Tram stop ideal for trips into central Athens All night bus service to and from the airport ( just let the driver know where you are staying ) If you are having an overnight stop before going to the islands this is not a bad place to stop . Overall average hotel which does what it says on the tin"
- Travel date: 31st March 2007
"the poseidon was rather typical of european hotels. the beds were hard and thin by american standards. i am accustomed to them, but other people in our group did not like them. the rooms vary in quality and views. the sea view is the best, but more expensive. some showers have a tub, others do not. neither of our two rooms had an alarm clock, but we could order wake up calls. overall, the room was small, simple and livable, but nothing luxurious. the staff was friendly and helpful, the breakfast was decent, but the internet access was 3 euro for 30min, with no other pricing plans. the computer was an older P3 running XP. the pool was closed during november, though they didn't have any signs posting when it would reopen. the elevator was a little sketchy. for transportation, the tram is right across the street, and the hotel staff can give you a map and directions. it's about a 40 min trip to the center of the city. i would recommend taking a taxi, since it is much quicker and should cost only about 8 euro. some taxi drivers seemed a little corrupt and would offer to drive you for twenty euro (way too much), thinking that you are a tourist and will pay, and others would simply not want to give you a ride (lazy?). we would wait for a bit to get a good driver (5 minutes), and they were professional, courteous, and honest - just watch for the bad ones. the beach is probably a major attraction during the summer, but in november, it was not crowded. the sun sets across the sea, and you can sit and watch from the beach. the store next to the restaurant sells inexpensive, good wine and liquor too."
- Travel date: 13th November 2006
Good hotel, great location
"I stayed at the Poseidon in October 2006 and found it to be a nice hotel in a great location. The common areas were pleasant and bright, probably remodeled for the Olympics. The rooftop pool was nice and the view was magnificent. I stayed in a double room which was of average size. The bathroom had a slight moldy smell, but the room was otherwise clean. The A/C died, but it wasn't a factor since I didn't spend much time there during the warm days and the nights were cool enough that I could leave the patio door open to keep things comfortable. The bed left much to be desired. It was an old school wooden platform style topped with a stiff mattress. The front desk personnel said it was a typical Greek setup and all the beds in the hotel were the same. I slept better on the beach which, by the way, is across the street (6 lanes of traffic). It's not a Florida sugar-sand type beach. It has lots of pebbles mixed in with the sand, but the water is clean and the beach was pleasant enough. The beach promenade is a nice place to take a stroll at night. The Edem tram stop is across the street, and it costs 60 cents (euro) for the 35 minute trip to Syntagma Square. Glyfada is only a few stops in the other direction, and Pireus looked to be a short ride as well (I didn't go on that route). The E96 airport bus stops at the tram station. I took a taxi which cost 20 euro and took about 40 minutes. There's a nice Italian restaurant on one side of the hotel and a small grocery store on the other. There are also two snack kiosks nearby, so you won't go hungry. Overall, a nice location I thought. Aside from the uncomfortable bed, my experience at this hotel was positive and I'd recommend it to anyone looking to spend some time relaxing at the beach while still in close proximity to downtown Athens and Pireaus."
- Travel date: 28th October 2006
Do not stay here - this hotel is overpriced and past its use by date
"We stayed in this hotel for one night of our honeymoon. We do not recommend that you stay there because it was overpriced, dirty, smelly, and looks nothing like the photos on the hotel's website. We arrived very late at night, and although we'd requested a non-smoking room, they had allocated us to a smoking room. We tried to change rooms but all the non-smoking rooms were booked out. The guy at the desk said it was the last room in the hotel, and he had no record of my request for a non-smoking room. Eventually after we spoke to him for a while he offered us a different smoking room which may have smelt less. Obviously he lied in the first instance, as there was another room available. Both rooms stank, not only of smoking but also of other unsavoury smells, including urine. The first room we were offered had a sea view, but it faced the main road and was noisy, it also had paint peeling off the wall, and smelt very badly. The second room (which we took) wasn't on the main road, but had a tiny balcony that looked directly into other ugly buildings. It was small and cramped and seemed to also be in need of good clean and/or renovation. Then bathroom only had a tiny shower and a handheld shower. Although there was a fixture on the wall to hang the showerhead from the showerhead must have been replaced at some stage, and didn't have a hook to enable it to be attached to the wall. The wall fixture also had sticky tape on it. We were unable to change the temperature of the aircon, and were cold all night, we could just change the force of the fan. The room really smelt, so we had to keep the aircon on. The elevators at the hotel were just as cheap as the rest of the hotel fixtures and they could really only fit one person + their luggage at once. The breakfast was ok - nothing special, but not too terrible. The only positive about this hotel is that it is directly on the bus route from the airport and on the X96 bus stop outside the hotel. The X96 comes from the airport directly but takes about 45 mins to 1 hr to travel to/ from the airport, and the bus isn't airconditioned. This hotel is overpriced, smelly, dirty and horrible. I wouldn't recommend it."
- Travel date: 3rd October 2006
Buy beer elsewhere
"We stayed at the hotel for 1 night. The hotel is across the road from the beach, we had a comfortable room with a balcony overlooking the water. The hotel's directly across the road from the tram station that'll take to to central Athens and Plaka. The hotel is on an extremely busy main road but the windows must be double glazed since it didn't stop us from sleeping at night. Watch kids pickpocketing at the tram station. The hotel bar is about 3 times more expensive than buying a beer/Coke from the street stall across the street."
- Travel date: 23rd September 2006
"Room was small and simple by U.S. standards, but clean. The staff/service was good (they were friendly, helpful, booked tour for us and exchanged dollars for Euros, and mailed our postcards for us). When we requested a taxi via the hotel, the rates were exactly what we expected to pay. There was a nice rooftop pool, and nearby restaurants. Also, hotel was conveniently located across from tram which can take one all over the city. I would suggest requesting a room with a ocean view (though it may be noisy as hotel is on major street), as the one we received faced the building next door."
- Travel date: 21st May 2006
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