I spent 3 nights at the Marina Hotel, It's location is excellent, easy to access the metro and major live squares and shoping areas, easy to access major attraction, the staff are friendly and very helpful, I do recommend it for colleagues
Obviously for 20 Euros a night, it's extremely basic. But I've seen far far worse for 2-3x the price. Wi-fi throughout the hotel is excellent, the location is quite convenient to the metro and restaurants. You get your own bathroom (albeit basic). If I owned the hotel, I'd spend 50 Euro per room on some upgrades, but hey, as a frequenter of cheap hotels it's impressive at this price point.
Great location, very close to main sights and nice restaurants. I was able to walk everywhere. The room was very comfortable, however the shower did not drain properly probably due to a blockage, but it wasn't the worst problem. Loved the rooftop bar with amazing views, would definitely recommend.
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
When new this hotel would have been one out of the box, it is now showing signs of wear.
Disappointingly you had to pay for wifi in your room, this was a first for us. It is situated close to most ammenities including the old city but the area it is in is in is in a very poor state.
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.