Athens, Greece (November 2014)
The capital of Greece offers a wide array of hotel options, which is why it took me a while to find the ideal hotel that would meet all our travel needs. When I found Hotel Amalia on TripAdvisor, it immediately caught my eye, as it is has a 4.5 rating and is ranked #13 among the thousands of hotels in the city; but what ultimately convinced me to book this was its outstanding location previous guests boasted about in their reviews.
Prior to this, we stayed in the Plaka area for 2 nights, which was great, as we were a stone’s throw away from the little stores and local restaurants Plaka had to offer, as well as the Acropolis, but more of that on another post.
So when we were ready to see beyond Plaka, it was perfect that we had booked Amalia Hotel located right in front of the National Gardens, and a few meters from Syntagma Square, the Greek Parliament and two of the city’s luxury hotels: Hotel George Athens & Hotel Grande Bretagne, which both have five-star, world-class restaurants.
If you’re looking to shop, the main shopping street of the city: Ermou, is about 300 meters away with several cafes and restaurants to choose from too.
So when it comes to location going together with extremely reasonably-priced room rates, then Amalia Hotel is the place to be!
The hotel provided us with one of the smoothest check-ins we’ve experienced and even better – we got free daily buffet breakfast, even if it wasn’t included in the rate we paid for online.
Though the only in-hotel dining we tried was the buffet breakfast, the hotel lobby also has a cafe / bar that serves light meals and drinks, while giving you a view of the streets of Athens.
Let the photos below speak for itself. Needless to say, the spread was more than generous, which left us full till early afternoon.
The room offers the basics including the basic toiletries, slippers, a television, a desk, and even a fridge stacked with a mini-bar.
The room gives you enough space for two people to move around; it is dimly-lit, ensuring that you’ll get that good night’s rest you well-deserve after spending a beautiful day out in Athens.
Lastly, this was one of the first hi-tech hotel rooms I’d seen when it comes to their do-not-disturb signs. There’s a switch right by the door that changes it from blue for Make Up Room to red for Do Not Disturb!
Look no further if you’re planning your trip to the Greek capital and book Amalia Hotel for the complete hotel package with a matching fantastic location – all this for an extremely-reasonable price.