Hera Hotel
 40 Stars Hotel in Athens Athens
Customers' Rating: 40 over 5 stars
Room rates: €93 - 159 per night
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Address: Falirou 9   11742  Athens  Greece
email: info@herahotel.gr
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Age: 25-34 from Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed on July 10, 2012

"Best Hotel in Athens?"

Rate:  5 Stars

I am sorry but this has to the best Hotel in Athens, it just has to be....My girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights, it`s literally across the street from the Acropolis Museum, at the base of the Acropolis, 5 minute walk from the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian`s Arch, very nearby several great places to eat and an AWESOME Gelato place.

We didn`t care about Syntagma Square much (it`s just a square) which is about a 10 minute walk away.

The restaurant inside the hotel is amazing too, it has the most incredible view of the Acropolis and Parthenon at night, and actually serves VERY good food as well. The staff was incredibly helpful, super nice. We had breakfast included, they had eggs, bacon, sausage everything you want for a great breakfast to get you started. The rooms aren`t huge, but they are big enough for two, and the bathroom was immaculate. My only knock, the mattresses are a bit hard - but to be honest, that`s likely a good thing for your back.

In any event, I really can`t see a reason to stay anywhere else in Athens this place totally rocked, I highly recommend it and can`t wait to stay here again!

By the way, take night tour of Cape Sounion, it`s beautiful.

Stayed at July 2012

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Age: 25-34 from Des Moines, IA
Reviewed on December 3, 2011

"Great location and staff"

Rate:  5 Stars

The Hera was a very nice and affordable hotel. Location with in walking distance to the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum and great dining options. Breakfast was nice. Staff was very helpful in giving us directions and arranging for taxis and other services. Great experience!

Stayed at September 2011

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Age: 25-34 from Guayaquil, Ecuador
Reviewed on December 22, 2011

"Steps from acropolis... perfect!"

Rate:  5 Stars

We stayed for 2 nights.
We got a room on the 3rd floor with a small balcony (which we didn`t use because it was very windy).
The room was amazing. It was very confortable and the bathroom was great.
When we arrived, the first thing i did was open the mini bar (we were very thirsty) and for my surprise i found 1 bottle of vodka missing and other 2 opened. I called immediately the front desk and a cleaning lady came to replace them. That was the only "bad thing". Service and staff was at it highest level!
The roof top restaurant was opened just for one night. We didn`t eat there, but we had a view at night and it was amazing.
There was another lounge for breakfast. The food was delicious.
The hotel is located about 150 meters from the Acropolis and Acropolis museum. It is also in walking distance (5 min) to Apollo`s temple ande about 20 min to the Panathinaiko stadium and Syntagma Square. The neighborhood is very nice, with lots of bars and cafes along the street, just one block away. There are many souvenier shops nearby with very nice things (we bought a small replica of the parthenon). It is also located in a very safe area (we felt safe everywhere we went).
The hotel has wifi too, but just in the lobby. If you`re in lower floors, you might get signal (we did).

Room tip: No wifi in rooms but in lower floors you can get signal

Stayed at November 2011

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Age: 35-49 from Scottsdale, AZ
Reviewed on July 30, 2012

"Lovely roof top restaurant"

Rate:  5 Stars

Hotel booking was last minute internet, and we received a small but adequate back room for a very competitive price. Spent our savings on the rooftop restaurant, which has wonderful food, wonderful service, and a wonderful view of the Acropolis. (Reasonably priced as well). 200 meters from two Metro stations, easy walk to Acropolis sights.

Stayed at July 2012

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Age: 35-49 from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed on October 11, 2011

"Good location, average hotel"

Rate:  3 Stars

The pros: The hotel is just a few blocks from the Acropolis so you can walk - especially convenient when there is a transit strike as there was when I was in Athens. Front desk people are quite friendly and they did help us arrange for their private driver to pick us up from the airport due to the strike. The driver George, was fabulous, friendly, fun and helpful, one of the most pleasant people we met on our trip! There are many restaurants to choose from down the street and tons more if you walk a few blocks towards the Acropolis, also lots of tourist shops.

The cons: Our Acropolis view room was not what I expected for the price. To see the Acropolis, you had to step out onto the extremely tiny balcony and turn to the side. I imagined my husband & I sharing a bottle of wine on the balcony with the Acropolis in full view- there was hardly room for that on the balcony. From the room itself all we saw were apartment buildings- no view at all.
The room itself was so miniscule, 2 people could not possibly pass one another and we constantly found ourselves backing into one corner or another to let the other person get by. 2 twin beds made up their "king." Closet was fine, bathroom was small but clean, towels were a bit rough. It was a typical older European style hotel.
There was a bit of a mix-up with our reservation do to the language barrier that caused us some alarm for a good 15 minutes until another receptionist was called to locate our reservation.
The roof restaurant was empty when we went up for drinks around 7:00-7:30 PM. A bit small but cozy with a view, we didnt choose to eat dinner there. Breakfast buffet the next morning was fine.
Also, all the guests we came into contact with American- if you like to travel around the world and be with Americans, this hotel will suit you. We will pay a bit more more and choose a more upscale hotel next time we`re in Athens.

Stayed at September 2011

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Age: 50-64 from Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed on July 5, 2012

"Fine little hotel well located in Athens"

Rate:  4 Stars

We stayed here 4 nights at the start of our Greek holiday. Excellent location. Rooms are small by American standards, but it was clean and well-appointed. We had a view of the Parthenon from our balcony. Wifi not so hot in the room, but worked well in the breakfast room and lobby. We were in a junior suite for 3 of us. It is not really a suite, just a larger room with a love seat that folds out as a bed. I think that for 3, this suite is the only workable solution- a double room with a roll-away would be cramped. Overall, this hotel was a great. The breakfast was good, the restaurant on the roof has a great view of the Acropolis, and the location is perfect. We would certainly stay at the Hera again.

Room tip: Try to get an Acropolis view

Stayed at June 2012

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Age: 50-64 from Midlothian, Virginia
Reviewed on July 27, 2012

"Hotel Hera near Acropolis"

Rate:  5 Stars

I read about Hotel Hera on trip advisor a few months ago and booked 4 nights. We are spending our last day here and have enjoyed the breakfasts, helpful staff and comfortable space. We have a handicap accessible room. there is an elevator and a ramp to get inside the hotel. We are within minutes of the wonderful Acropolis Museum and Acropolis Metro spot.Dinner on the roof is this hotel was delightful!

Stayed at July 2012

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Age: 50-64 from Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed on July 21, 2012

"Very nice, small hotel in an excellent location"

Rate:  4 Stars

We booked this hotel for two nites before our visit to Santorini, and then another nite upon our return based on a Lonely Planet recommendation and were very well pleased. It was small enough that taxi drivers didn`t know it, but it is located about two blocks from Acropoli Station and an easy walk to the Acropolis Museum, the entrance to the Acropolis, and the Plaka area. We had no security concerns walking around day or nite. The rooms were very small but nice and very clean. The front desk staff were extremely kind and willing to help with anything that we needed - they gladly stored two suitcases for us while we visited Santorini - which was a great help. We didn`t eat at their roof-top restaurant, but we did stop in for drinks - they have a partial view of the Acropolis, but the drinks were very expensive. We would definitely stay here again on a next visit to Athens.

Stayed at July 2012

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Age: 50-64 from Georgetown, Texas
Reviewed on October 13, 2011

"Great Hotel, Wonderful Location"

Rate:  5 Stars

We stayed at the Hera in early Ocotober. Due to the strikes in Greece, we had to travel from the islands to Athens a day early. Hera was able to accomodate us for an additional night with no hassle. We really appreciated it given all the other uncertainty caused by the stife in the country.

Everyone we met at the hotel was pleasant and friendly.

The location right next to the new Acropolis Museum is fabulous. We were able to get to everything we wanted to see with very little effort. There are also a number of good dining choices close by.

The rooftop restaurant had very good food, reasonable prices and a view of the Parthenon that was awsome. One word or warning though - cocktails with non-Greek liqours are EXPENSIVE. One evening after dining elsewhere, we went up to the roof bar. 3 drinks were 42 Euro ($60). I doubt they would cost that much in New York.

Our room was small but functional.

Stayed at October 2011

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Age: 50-64 from Toronto, Canada
Reviewed on November 2, 2011

"Great Location"

Rate:  5 Stars

Good location, close to the Acropolis, Parthenon, Ancient Agora, and Acropolis Museum.

Stayed at October 2011

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from Athens, Greece
Reviewed on July 18, 2012

"Excellent location, beautiful hotel"

Rate:  5 Stars

Hera hotel is very close to the “Acropolis” Metro station, and stands beside the most beautiful and quiet side of historical Athens and just one breath from the new Acropolis museum.
As soon as we entered the hotel, we were impressed of the classical line in decoration and the sense of luxury we felt. Very neat and nice spaces compose the whole picture of the hotel.
The staff was very polite and helpful.
Our room was beautifully decorated, with cozy spaces, a nice terrace and a very aesthetic bathroom.
Our favorite place was the dining area at the roof garden restaurant, where the very tasty meals were accompanied by the wonderful view of Acropolis, which captures your eyes especially when illuminated at night!!!
We loved our stay at Hera hotel and will definitely recommend it to friends.

Stayed at June 2012

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from Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed on July 12, 2012

"Very nice hotel"

Rate:  4 Stars

This hotel is wonderful. The rooms are a nice size for Europe, the staff is friendly, breakfast is great, the bathroom is bigger than usual. No complaints except they don`t have washcloths or body lotion.

The location is just a short walk from all the major attractions in Athens.

Stayed at July 2012

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from New York City, New York
Reviewed on July 10, 2012

"Great location in Athens"

Rate:  5 Stars

We loved it here. Nice friendly, great location. The rooftop restaurant had an incredible view of the Acropolis and the food was the best in Greece.

Room tip: We were quite happy and not aware of rooms being better in any part of the hotel. Were only disappoi...

Stayed at July 2012

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from Palo Alto, California
Reviewed on August 6, 2012

"Excellent small hotel in the perfect location"

Rate:  5 Stars

We stayed two nights in the Hera and found it to be perfect for our needs. First, it is within an easy walk of the Acropolis, the fabulous Acropolis Museum, the Plaka, Metro stations, and many other attractions. Our room was a good size and very comfortable. The included breakfast was delicious and served in a very pleasant space. The front desk folks were very friendly and always helpful. My only criticism is that if you have the front desk order a taxi for you, the price of the taxi for some reason gets inflated beyond what the taxi meter and the guidebooks advise.

Room tip: Some of the rooms on the higher floors have Acropolis views but I found that unimportant. You are g...

Stayed at July 2012

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from california,
Reviewed on October 9, 2011

"Hera Hotel, very nice, good location"

Rate:  5 Stars

I am at the Hera Hotel and it is VERY nice. Thank you Trip Advisor for the tip. I can recommend the Hera with no hesitation. Clean, modern and the staff very helpful and friendly!!!

Room tip: ask for view of the Acropolis

Stayed at October 2011

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from Doylestown, PA
Reviewed on October 11, 2011

"Fabulous hotel"

Rate:  5 Stars

We stayed at the Hera Hotel for three nights, and it was a wonderful hotel. The location was fabulous - 1/2 block from the New Acropolis Museum. It was close to all the activity, but on a very quiet street. It was so nice to be well located after a day of sight-seeing and knowing we did not have to depend on public transportation in Athens where the each mode of transportation takes turns going on strike! We had an Acropolis view; however, any room would be nice. We didn`t spend much time looking out the window! The rooms were beautiful, well appointed and very clean. The hotel staff was very nice and helpful. The rooftop restaurant was a treat - wonderful Acropolis view and delicious! The buffet breakfast room was delicous! I would stay at Hera Hotel again when in Athens and highly recommend it!

Stayed at October 2011

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from Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed on November 25, 2011

"Great Location, beautiful hotel"

Rate:  5 Stars

Location, location, location! Hotel Hera is just a 1/2 block from the New Acropolis Museum and right on the doorstep of the Plaka. It was very convenient to walk to everything. The hotel itself is beautiful! We were in Greece for our honeymoon so we booked a junior suite which was spacious with a modern decor. Our balcony off the room had a great view of the Parthenon and was very pretty at night. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, as we had to unexpectedly stay another night when our flight out of Athens was cancelled due to strikes. They booked us in the same room with no problems. We really enjoyed the breakfast here as well, variety of items to choose from that was well made.
Highly recommend this hotel!

Stayed at October 2011

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from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed on November 29, 2011

"Think twice"

Rate:  2 Stars

Our experience at Hera Hotel was not good from the beginning. My husband and I booked a `special rate/non-refundable` rate, because from the reviews we read and the hotel`s website, it appeared to be nice and a good deal...we were sadly mistaken.

I`ll begin with the good. First, it`s pretty centrally located in the Plaka neighborhood of Athens which is full of tourist shops, restaurants, little cafes, and steps from the Acropolis and Syntagna Square. Second, it has great access to the subway system (which is very easy to understand and use). Last, the food at the hotel was actually halfway decent. One night we ordered late night appetizers for room service and the food was hot and fresh.

Now for the not-so-great aspects. Like I said, we booked a `special rate/non-refundable room.` We check into the hotel and the first room they gave us was very small, the carpet was filthy (honestly brown and stained) and the ethernet cord outlet had been broken! I know you`re suppose to escape from email on vacation, but we both like to check it from time to time, plus, we enjoy watching NFL games while we`re out of the country, so for us Internet is kind of a necessity. So we called down to the front desk and requested another room. Second room was small, filthy carpet and hot!! It`s not super cold yet in Greece, but many of the boutique hotels have switched off their A/C, so the rooms are unbearably hot. You have to sleep with the windows open, but then that`s not the best because of security reasons and we faced an alley way. To top it off, we were given a room with two twin beds...I felt like we were on a 1950s sitcom.

We weren`t too happy with our arrangements and to make matters worse, we had already booked the hotel for our return leg of our trip (two separate bookings). We told them we were not happy and that we didn`t need our second booking which was scheduled for the following week. Instead of trying to accommodate us, they charged our credit card for the future stay that hadn`t taken place yet!! We were furious. We tell you we won`t be staying a week in advance and instead of canceling our reservation, you charge our credit card?! Then they wanted to make amends and they offered us 20% off our second booking (this is after they`ve charged the card the first time). Guess what happen? They charged the card a second time for a rate 20% less than the first!! So now we`ve paid twice for a stay that never took place!! I`m not even sure it`s a fight worth having with the hotel and credit card company. We`ve just learned that you get what you pay for.

I can`t even tell you how excited we were to leave that hotel. I`m not one for complaining, but I wanted to share our experience and tell you to just `think twice`.

Stayed at November 2011

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