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
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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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 compact, central hotel is welcoming and has all the facilities that you would need for a short break (some at additional cost). It is ideally located; close to many excellent restaurants and many of the ancient sites. We had a third floor room overlooking the road with a small balcony and partial view of the Parthenon. The hotel and rooms are quaint rather than modern, think brass fittings and plenty of dark wood but, don’t let this put you off; this just adds to the charm of the hotel. The rooms are in keeping with this style but are clean with comfortable beds, good towels and plenty of piping hot water (the over bath shower was a pleasure at the end of a long day roaming Athens). The safe is just about big enough to take an iPad (with some wriggling) and is secured with the biggest key I’ve seen in some time!
The included breakfast was simple, with delicious Greek yoghurt, fruit, continental meats and cheeses, fresh bread and the usual ‘cooked breakfast’ All washed down with fruit juices, coffee tea etc. If it hadn’t been included as part of our room rate we would probably sourced breakfast locally at one of the many coffee shops. We didn’t eat at the hotel’s restaurant so can’t comment, thought the menu did look inviting.
All the staff we met were professional and helpful and made our stay seamless. This is an ideal hotel to use a base to explore Athens and we would certainly use it again.
Totally within walking disgrace from the Plaka, Accopolis, Hop on Hop off tours -- and amazing restaurants. The staff could not have been more helpful -- they all understood english and answered all questions without hesitation. Next time I don't know if I would take the included breakfast -- there are so many other great places to eat close to the hotel -- and I would have loved to try a traditional Greek breakfast. The breakfast that was served was good -- just like I ate at home.
this is my second stay at this hotel and it did not disappoint! It has a nice breakfast buffet with eggs, bacon, hams and cheeses,fresh and cooked vegetables, breads and pastries,fresh fruits, cereal and the best creamy Greek yogurt with honey! Coffee, tea, juices and milk to drink. Although, the elevator is a little slow and it only fits 4 people!And as noted in other posts there is no locked area to store your luggage. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The rooms are adequate size and very clean. Nice closets to store your clothes/luggage. we had a very small balcony with 2 chairs and a small table to watch the street life of Athens. It has a great rooftop restaurant with a beautiful view of the Acropolis lit up at night!! It is located about a block away from the Acropolis museum and a couple more blocks from the Acropolis! There are many restaurants in the area and it is very close to the Plaka area.