Hotel review: Pi Athens hotel (Athens, Greece)

Every time I visit Athens, I hesitate between staying somewhere in the city center, or away from all the hustle and bustle. And every time I fall for Acropolis view. This is also what Hotel Pi Athens was promising, so I asked the hotel manager to get a room with the view. I got the view and I also got a fantastic room which was close to perfection. Location Hotel Pi Athens is very new, so not a lot of taxi drivers know it. But don’t worry they all use GPS, as well as do Uber drivers (by the way the drive to the airport will cost you around 30€ with Uber and a fixed rate 38€ with regular taxi). […]

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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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