Hotel Review: Fresh hotel, Athens (Greece)

For my second business trip to Athens I wanted to experience the pulse of the city center so I decided to stay somewhere around Monastiraki square. There were quite a few options to choose from within my budget and I decided to go for Fresh hotel after having a quick chat with my friend who works in a local tourist agency. She told me that her customers usually love this hotel and the location is also very convenient. The rooms I booked a double bed room with a small balcony hoping to get some nice view of the streets. When I entered the room I immediately smelled the smoke from cigars, which I believe was coming from the hallway. I […]

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Hotel Review: Athens Gate Hotel, Athens (Greece)

I traveled to Athens in November 2015 for a short business trip. Since this was my first time to visit Attica, I wanted to make the most out of it by choosing the hotel next to the old city center. Honestly, I didn’t have any idea where the historic sites were located so when I checked the Athens map, I was pleasantly surprised that I could actually book a hotel with a view of the famous Acropolis.  I knew that I would only have a couple of hours for sightseeing so I narrowed my options to hotels within 1 mile from the hill. There were some 5 star options within my budget but none of them seemed to have it […]

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