We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in August 2011. My fiance and I booked a double room but upon our arrival we were escorted to a single room.
When we made our way down to the front desk to ask about our room where we were greeted by 2 receptionists. The male was quite rude but the female was very polite. We were told by the female receptionist that we would be given a double room the moment it would become available (the next day). We werent that fussy so we agreed. As we waited for the elevator to take us back up the our room we overheard the male telling the female. "afistous ine kseni" - (greek translation) 'leave them where they are,they are not from here'. Pretty much implying that we should be kept in a single room because we are foreigners. Little did he know, we were both of greek descent and understood exactly what he was saying. We decided not to comfront the male on this occasion as in 4 days time we would be out of there.
We were given a double room the next day although the room did not come with towels. When we called the front desk to ask for towels the male receptionist once again answered and advised they didnt have any. We advised that we needed towels for a shower and his response was "well where can i get them from? another room?, maybe you can come down and ill give you the 1 towel i have which is a spare one ". Again we brushed it off.
The next day we went downstairs to ask for a taxi to take us to the centre of athens. We again asked the male receptionist to call us a cab. To our surprise again his response was "go outside and find one yourself". We thought we were on some kind of TV show where someone would come out and say "haha do you like the joke we are playing on you"?
The pool area was littered with Contiki groups of 18-22 year olds which were basically using the pool as their personal bath tub. There was a layer of oil on the surface which did not exactly entice me to jump in for a swim.
The hotel itself is situated right next to a major highway/freeway. Half the time you think you are at the grand prix as the locals do not obey the road rules (most of them with them high powered cars speed up and down the road at all hours of the day and night).
The only good thing about the hotel was probably the tram right in front.
TIP. If you wish to stay close to athens book in athens. If you wish to stay close to glyfatha, book in glyfatha. The hotel is in the middle of no-where
- Also Known As:
- Poseidon Hotel Paleo Faliro
- Poseidon Hotel Athens
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Athens Hotel Poseidon is ideally located in the seafront of Athens, in a walking distance from Alimos & Flisvos Marinas, next to Centre. Bus & Tram stops by hotel entrance provide direct, indisruptable, easy & quick access to historical Centre, Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) & Piraeus Port. Specially awarded Buffet Breakfast (incorporated in the price),including 80 different homemade dishes (from traditional pies to sweets & pastries).Services include restaurant on the top floor, famous Sky Cocktail Bar, Swimming Pool, Pool Bar, Beach Tavern, Beach Bar & Sun beds. Wise business and city break choice offering proximity combined with undisruptable city access. ... more less
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