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Philippos Hotel 3.0

Athens, Greece

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Pros

  • Located below the Acropolis in central Athens
  • Rooms have mini-fridges, small flat-screen TVs, and air-conditioning
  • Some rooms have balconies with lovely Acropolis views
  • Free buffet breakfast with meats, cheeses, and pastries
  • Coupons provided for the restaurant at a sister-hotel
  • 24-hour concierge service
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Two laptops for guests' use

Cons

  • Some rooms and bathrooms are small and dimly lit
  • Dated decor
  • Not all rooms have bathtubs

Bottom Line

The 50-room, mid-range Philippos Hotel has an exceptional central location right below the Acropolis. Restaurants, bars, and public transportation surround this family-run property. The air-conditioned rooms come with mini-fridges but have somewhat dated carpeting and colors. While some rooms have balconies with wonderful views, others lack light. Wi-Fi and breakfast are free, and there's also an extremely modest business center with two laptops, and meeting rooms. Guests might want to check out the Philippos' sister property, Herodion, which has a fresher decor and more amenities.

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Scene

A dated, mid-range hotel in an excellent location

Family-owned, the Philippos hotel has a small lobby and breakfast area, and some colorful touches throughout. The pillows on the gray chairs in the breakfast room have funky patterns, and there are green couches in the lobby with floral accent pillows. The glass ceiling sitting area in the lobby brings in natural light. Mall food-court-style tables with matching flooring date the dim breakfast area, but the food artwork on the walls adds some color. Plants provide life and greenery to the common areas. Hallways are narrow.

Location

In Koukaki, across the street from the New Acropolis Museum

The Philippos Hotel is in quiet Koukaki, with restaurants and coffee shops encompassing the area. Across the street is the New Acropolis Museum, and the Acropolis metro station is a few blocks away, along with the Theatre of Dionysos, the Acropolis, Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Arch of Hadrian. Syntagma Square and Omonia Square are a six-minute drive or a 10-minute metro ride from the hotel.

Rooms

Rooms are clean, but dated; some have balconies with great views of the Acropolis.

These soundproofed rooms lack design. Army-green carpeting matched with tan drapes, bedspreads, and wallpaper date the rooms, and the nature artwork seems out of place. Some rooms have balconies with beautiful views of the Acropolis. Mini-fridges, safes, air-conditioning, and small TVs come with all rooms, but many appliances are old. Gray tile covers the small bathrooms. They have shower/tub combos, but the nozzle simply moves from one upper fixed position to a lower one to distinguish between shower and bath. Lighted magnifying mirrors help illuminate some of the dimly lit bathrooms, but the basic sinks don’t provide any counter space. All bathrooms have Oliva toiletries and old-style hairdryers. 

Features

Wonderful free breakfast buffet; a few 24-hour services

The free breakfast is served in the cafe, and its wide assortment of cheeses, pastries, fruits, meats, and breads gets great reviews from guests. Greek and Mediterranean dishes are served at lunch and dinner at the on-site restaurant at Philippos’ sister hotel, Herodion. Coupons are given to Philippos hotel guests to use at the restaurant, the Atrium Bar and Roof Garden at the Herodion Hotel. 

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout, and the business center, front desk, laundry/dry cleaning, and concierge services are available 24 hours..

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Address

3 Mitseon, Athens 117 42, Greece

Phone

+30 210 922 3611

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