Staff were all very friendly and more than happy to assist in anyway. We were warned of the location by our taxi driver and it really does leave very little to be desired. In saying this the hotel was clean and more than suitable for a family of five.
"Nice clean central hotel close to metro station. "
The room was large, well furnished and the staff was really helpful and friendly. The hotel is close to the Omenia Square as well as its metro station. From that location we were able to "navigate" the city's streets and beyond by foot, metro, tram, taxi... had a wonderful time in Athens.
This fine old marble lined building has had new tile and fixtures installed throughout while maintaining much of the marble. It is just 3 blocks from Omonia (Concord) Square which is one of 2 central hubs for the newer Metro subway system, the second hub being Syntagma Square next to the Greek National Parliament building. Omonia has long been the center wheel of Athen's road grid with spokes radiating out in all directions. Syntagma square is also within walking distance if you wish to experience the bustling street activity throughout central Athens. Also within a 20 minute walking distance are the Ancient Acropolis of Athens, the Greek National Archaeological Museum, the Presidential Palace, the Numismatic Museum, the National Gardens, shopping from high end fashion stores just west of Syntagma Square to flee markets, pet shops, and hardware stores along Athinas street approaching the Acropolis, Hadrian's Library, ancient Christian churches, etc. The rooms are a bit smaller than we in the US are accustomed to, just like most stores, restaurants, and news stands, but the balconies make the rooms as big as all outdoors. A four star international chain just a block away costing more than double the Hotel Parnon couldn't lure me away at half price simply because it has no balconies. During my July stay there were very few insects outside and the balcony was a wonderful cool place to read or just watch the active streets mornings, evenings, and nights. Full free breakfast
In the city centre, Omonia Square is a busy traffic node, where six major roads meet. There is also a metro station. It is home to several large modern hotels, popular with tour groups, and is close to the National Archaeological Museum and the Central Market. Crowds traditionally gather here to celebrate national sporting victories.