What We Love
- Views of the nearby Acropolis
- Central location means Athens's best sights are at hand; well connected to metro and bus services too
- The Peacock restaurant uses organic ingredients
- READ MORE: A vacation guide to the Greek Islands
What To Know
- Winter and spring are less crowded; June through August are packed with tourists
- Junior Suites have verandas; Double Rooms have balconies
- WiFi is free
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
It’s all location, location, location at the Hera Hotel, situated at the foot of the infamous Acropolis. The Parthenon, the Erechtheion and the Athena Nike are all within easy reach, and the hotel has sweeping views of the sights from the suites to the rooftop restaurant. While its locale couldn’t be more Greek, those looking for marble columns and statues might be disappointed: The interiors are classic, contemporary and soothing. Think curved iron columns, a mahogany-clad reception area and elaborate floor designs.
Bed and Bath
Each of the 38 guestrooms is decorated in soft tones of sand, beige and gray, with comfortable linens and fluffy throw pillows. The attention to detail is meticulous. White orchids dress up spacious sitting areas, and in suites, verandas offer views of the Acropolis Park and the Acropolis Museum. Bathrooms are clad in marble and come with a bathtub or a separate shower.
The Peacock restaurant serves simple Greek fare using only natural and organic ingredients to create such dishes as chicken stuffed with gruyère, and sundried tomatoes with traditional Greek noodles. The bar has an excellent selection of wines and spirits, and the veranda at the Peacock is ideal year-round for an aperitif as you gaze at the Acropolis and the Parthenon.
How to Get There
This hotel offers excellent value and location.
It is situated 2 minutes walk from the Acropolis museum and metro station. It really is a great location for a sightseeing trip to Athens.
Rooms are nicely furnished and very clean.
The bar/ restaurant on the top floor gives an excellent view of the Acropolis - especially at night.
There was a slight downside because the bar next door had live music until about 3am so we had a disturbed night. We mentioned this when checking out and we were told that the hotel is trying to do something about the noise.
Even with the noise I would definitely return to the Hera so don’t be put off.
My wife and I have just returned from a four night stay at the Hera Hotel. The location is excellent, being two minutes away from Akropoli metro station and just round the corner from the stop for the open-top bus tour. Loads of bars and restaurants are right outside the hotel and the city centre is about a ten minute walk. The hotel itself is extremely comfortable and our room had all the necessary amenities (kettle, hair dryer, safe and fridge). Tea, coffee and water was provided. Breakfast was first class, with all combinations catered for and all the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The only negative was the view from our room, which overlooked derelict buildings, but this was a very minor negative considering all the positives about this hotel. We are hoping to return next September and would thoroughly recommend this hotel for a stay in Athens.
The staffs at Hera Hotel were amazing and friendly. The buffet breakfast was great as well, although the menu did not change (except some pastry selection) at all during our week long stay there. Still, this is a personal observation and not a complain! Rooms and hotel in general are clean and well-kept. Location is near various eateries, a supermarket and a kiosk. It is a mere <5 mins walk away from the Acropolis station. Plaka is a slightly extended walk from the hotel as well. If you are up for it, you can reach Monastiraki and Syntagma by foot (about 20mins) as well.
We stayed in the Hera hotel 3 nights and don't have a single complaint!
Price reasonable..breakfast fabulous.
Location wonderfully central and quiet room . Reception staff really helpful at all times.
The location is great - I did spend some time trying to ascertain which area would be the most appropriate and fortunately the Hera proved to be the right choice. The Acropolis museum is literally 5 minutes on foot, the pinball museum 4 minutes on foot, great restaurants within a few hundred yards of the hotel. The area has a sort of village feel about it, whereas Syntagma Square is bland & noisy and Monastiraki seems to lose some of its shine at night (although this is January, so it might not be the case in the summer). Anyhow, the hotel itself is clean and comfortable. They've retained the historic feel of the building and everything seemed to be in keeping with this. Breakfasts were great, lots of choice (hot & cold) and omelettes cooked to order. Room was a bit cosy, but it was well appointed, with a Juliet balcony for some fresh air. Once the balcony door was shut there was absolutely no road noise from outside. The restaurant/bar on the roof was a bit dead - I'm sure that is only because it is off season. If location, service and value is your criteria then look no further...