8.4
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9.6

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
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Popular landmarks
Plaka 410 m
Monastiraki 640 m
Temple of Olympian Zeus 660 m
Acropolis 670 m
Parthenon 710 m
Temple of Hephaestus 800 m
Panathenaic Stadium 880 m
National Archaeological Museum 1.54 km
Mount Lycabettus 1.68 km
Nearby landmarks
Little Metropolis 10 m
Kori 50 m
Ivis Internet Services 60 m
Paletta Gallery 140 m
Wine Story 140 m
Original Vintage Optic Concept Store 140 m
Syntagma Square 140 m
National Bank of Greece 150 m
Parliament 150 m
Plateia Syntagmatos 150 m
Arethusa hotel

"Good price for a clean comfortable hotel with a good breakfast included in the rate."

John - January 15, 2020

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Arethusa hotel

6-8 Mitropoleos Str- 12 Nikis Street, Syntagma, Athens, Greece, 10563 - See map
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Fantastic breakfast
87% positive mentions
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 85% of guests
Excellent service
8.4 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.3 rating for cleanliness

The hotel was in a great location, had a nice breakfast, and was everything we needed for a couple nights.

Tara | February 11, 2020

The location is excellent, the rooms nice, and the staff helpful.

Anthony | August 30, 2019

My stay at the Arethusa Hotel was very pleasant.

Anthony | August 30, 2019

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Athens

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money8.4
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportAthens International Airport (ATH)
Distance to airport19.4 km

Rooms available at Arethusa hotel

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                Frequently asked questions

                What time is check-in and check-out at Arethusa hotel?

                Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

                How do I get to Arethusa hotel?

                Arethusa hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 45 EUR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Arethusa hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Athens with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

                What is the smoking policy at Arethusa hotel?

                Arethusa hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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                What people love about Arethusa hotel

                • 8.8
                  Excellent
                  Location

                  "Great location, everything you need is just few minutes away."

                  Giannis

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                  February 2, 2020

                • 9.6
                  Exceptional

                  "Great place to reset after a long-haul flight with kids."

                  Linn

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                  March 13, 2020

                • 9.6
                  Exceptional

                  "Good wifi and tv channels (some in English)."

                  Linn

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                  March 13, 2020

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                8.4/10
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                9.6/10
                Review score - United States
                8.3/10
                Service score
                8.4/10
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                Overall rating:
                8.4
                Excellent
                3,768 reviews
                Cleanliness
                8.3
                Facilities
                7.5
                Location
                9.6
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                What travelers say they love:
                Great location in Syntagma Square and very close to the Plak...
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                More about Arethusa hotel

                Central to the sights of Athens, the 3-star Arethusa hotel on Mitropoleos Street provides affordable accommodations and stunning views over the Acropolis. Located in the city's main plaza, the hotel is ideal for sightseers as Syntagma Square, the Archaeological Museum, the Temple of Zeus, and the ambient café and shopping area of Monastiraki and Plaka are all close by. The Syntagma Square Metro services all parts of the city, and the immediate vicinity offers delis, restaurants, bars, and even a Starbucks. The hotel itself features a modern cafeteria and a rooftop garden from which the Acropolis can be marveled. Boasting a convenient location, a dedicated staff, and first-rate facilities, the Arethusa hotel is a favorite among travelers.

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                Most talked about facilities

                Breakfast
                53 mentions
                Housekeeping
                27 mentions
                Internet
                14 mentions
                Food & Dining
                3 mentions

                What they offer

                7.6
                Very good

                "Many branded shops and restaurants surrounding the hotel."

                Lai

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                October 31, 2019

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                Reviews of Arethusa hotel from real guests

                Overall rating
                8.4
                Excellent
                From 3768 reviews
                9.6Location
                8.5Cleanliness
                8.5Service
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                Cleanliness8.3
                Facilities7.5
                Location9.6
                Room comfort and quality6.8
                Service8.4
                Value for money8.4
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                9.6
                Exceptional
                William from United States
                Couple
                Double / Twin Room
                Stayed 1 night in September 2018

                Best Value in Town”

                Do you want to be in the HEART of Athens and be able to snoop 'til you droop or shop 'til you drop and not pay so much for your room you have to shop only the flea markets? Is your destination Athens or a hotel? If you want Athens and all it offers, book a room at the Arethusa Hotel. If you want frills to keep you in the hotel and off the streets, go to Las Vegas. Do you want a spa, pool, gym, and hot towels - stay home! The Arethusa will provide everything you need PLUS an outstanding breakfast! Eleni, the Pearl of the Agean Sea, will give you the most professional front desk experience you will ever have. You will see the best managed breafast operation in Europe, and it's free! You even get a real window you can open to get fresh air! Outstanding!

                Reviewed September 09, 2018
                8.3
                Excellent
                Joseph from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Stayed 6 nights in April 2011

                Excellent location!”

                Location, location, location!

                Arethusa Hotel is right in the city centre, just off Syntagma Square and a short walk to the Plaka. All famous attractions in Athens such as the Acropolis, Agoras and Temple of Olympian Zeus are also within walking distance. Syntagma Metro station is convenient for fast and cheap transport to the airport and Piraeus Port for visiting the islands. The rooms are small but clean and tidy, there is a free Wi-Fi and a safe with a security code in the room. The buffet breakfast is very good and the receptionists are friendly and helpful. On the negative side – the bathroom in our room was in need of refurbishment. Bottom line - decent tourist hotel in an excellent location.

                Reviewed May 05, 2011
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Rohini from India
                Couple
                Double / Twin Room
                Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

                Great location and great breakfast”

                Arethusa is located right in middle of all the buzz in Athens. It's a 2 minute walk from the Syntagma metro station, 20 minutes from the Acropolis, 10 min walk to the Monastiraki Square and flea market. Very close to Plaka as well. We walked everywhere from the hotel because of the location. It's also close to places where one can shop. The staff are very polite. They gave us a map and showed us the streets we could walk on.

                Reviewed September 25, 2018
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Karuppiah from Singapore
                Couple
                Double / Twin Room
                Stayed 1 night in April 2019

                My Only n best choice in Athens.”

                My Only n best choice in Athens. 100m to Syntagma train station. 6 Euros bus number X95 from Airport direct 24hours bus each way per person to Syntagma Square. Less than 5min walk to hotel ARETHUSA. Their breakfast is AWESOME. New renovated rooms. Wifi in the room can improve.

                Reviewed April 27, 2019
                8.4
                Excellent
                Pak from Hong Kong
                Couple
                Double / Twin Room
                Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

                Nice 3 star hotel”

                Spent two nights at Arethusa Hotel with my husband. The location was really great and very close to Athens Acropolis, just one street walking distance (shopping street full of local stores and restaurants) from the hotel and you will see the Acropolis. If you take the bus X95 from the Airport, you could get off at Syntagma Square and walk 150 meters to the hotel. The hotel was clean yet a little bit small. Was merely enough for two suitcases to open. However, there was only one socket in the entire room near the TV which we had to take turns to charge our mobile phone and other devices.

                Reviewed January 23, 2019
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Marissa from Philippines
                Solo traveler
                Single
                Stayed 1 night in July 2017

                Well situated hotel”

                Arethusa hotel is centrally situated. It is walking distance to everything like restaurants, shops and the famous plaka district. Rooms at Arethusa are very clean and reception staff are very attentive. Will stay here again on my next trip to Athens. Highly recommended.

                Reviewed July 07, 2017
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Lisa from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Double / Twin Room
                Stayed 1 night in December 2018

                Excellent Location”

                A 3 minute walk from Syntagma Square Metro Station and right in the heart of the best area in Athens for visiting historic sights and enjoying an amazing selection of bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance. Hotel is a bit dated with a tiny lift (not suitable for anyone with claustrophobia!) but rooms were spacious and clean with fridge but no tea/coffee making facilities. Staff were pleasant and helpful and breakfast was good though hot selection a bit limited. All in all very good value for money and fantastic for a night in the City. Blue Line 3 goes direct from Syntagma Square to the International Airport, trains run about every 20 minutes. Fare 10 Euros.

                Reviewed December 11, 2018
                8.7
                Excellent
                kevin from United States
                Solo traveler
                Single
                Stayed 3 nights in March 2013

                Best Value for Location”

                Cheap, Centrally Located, Close to Subway

                My vacation or holiday experience in Athens ended up being better than i anticipated based on luck that i chose Arethusa hotel which ended up being in the perfect location (shopping, subway, acropolis, etc). I had no idea where i was located in athens until i arrived and walked around that i realized i was in the heart of the city.

                Reviewed March 22, 2013
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Stergios from Greece
                Couple
                Double / Twin Room
                Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

                Nice accommodation in the heart of Athens”

                Arethusa hotel is an incredible hotel in Syntagma. Big bed, quiet room, cleanliness , adequate breakfast and friendly hotel service are the pros . No cons from me. The best value for money hotel.

                Reviewed September 07, 2019
                8.8
                Excellent
                Leon from United Kingdom
                Solo traveler
                Single
                Stayed 1 night in March 2019

                Brief encounter”

                I came, I slept, I departed. There is not much more to say about a hotel where I arrived after midnight and left in the morning to catch a bus to the airport. The bed was soft and I was tired, so we got on well. The breakfast was ample and I was hungry, so we got on well as well. Then I was gone. It is quite likely that I shall book a room in the Arethusa Hotel (nice name) again. No complaints.

                Reviewed March 12, 2019
                8.8
                Excellent
                Marina from Cyprus
                Solo traveler
                Single
                Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

                Perfect location!!”

                The location of the hotel is perfect, very close to syntagma square and ermou! The rooms are very clean with comfortable beds, furniture needs replacement though,very old doors as well and quite noisy as there are no double glazed windows. Perfect choice if you just want a place to sleep after a long day exploring Athens! Breakfast is ok,nothing special but satisfying! Would stay there again!

                Reviewed July 22, 2019
                8.0
                Excellent
                Jan from New Zealand
                Solo traveler
                Single
                Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

                Great Location Hotel”

                The Arethusa Hotel in Athens, Greece had an excellent location for travellers who don't have much time to see the city. The hotel was located close to all the main sightseeing areas, as well as being in the centre of many great restaurants. My room was small, but had recently been upgraded. There were no coffee / tea making facilities but plenty of cafes nearby. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the bed was comfortable.

                Reviewed August 10, 2019
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Krystyna from Australia
                Couple
                Double / Twin Room
                Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

                Location and cost ”

                The property location was excellent it was very close to Syntagma Square and the bus station. The room was big and the beds comfy with a bar fridge and aircon . The hotel was walking distance to the Acropolis and some of the other historical sites. The hotel was ideal for what we required. We were able to catch the express bus X95 to the airport from Syntagma Square for €6 each and it dropped us off at the international airport departures, which was cheaper than an airport transfer or taxi which would of cost about €35.

                Reviewed July 11, 2018
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Young from South Korea
                Family with young children
                Triple
                Stayed 1 night in September 2016

                Very good..”

                This hotel has good location. Travelers are near Syntagma Square where you can find a well. The hotel is clean, friendly and good facilities also. People who travel to Athens, Greece, is considered to be the best hotel.

                Reviewed September 08, 2016
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Karuppiah from Singapore
                Couple
                Double / Twin Room
                Stayed 1 night in April 2019

                When in Athens its only Arethusa”

                Top choice - Arethusa. Breakfast is awesome. Location the best. WiFi can improve. Near to X95 airport 24 hours bus n Syntagma train station

                Reviewed April 24, 2019
                9.2
                Exceptional
                TANG from Malaysia
                Family with teens
                Triple
                Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

                VALUE FOR MONEY & GREAT LOCATION”

                Excellent location near to Syntagma Square(Parliament House). Last stop of X95 airport bus. Close to to all major tourist sites and shopping districts. Good restaurants and supermarkets nearby. Friendly staff and good continental/British breakfast provided. The nightly rate was very reasonable in March. We had two triple rooms and the rooms are considerably small, (big enough for 3 Asians). The bathrooms are small however all heating systems worked fine. This hotel has secured storage compartments charging 2 Euro/per usage. Good as a transit point to visit Greek islands, Santorini etc.

                Reviewed April 06, 2018
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Elaine from Australia
                Solo traveler
                Single
                Stayed 1 night in June 2017

                Aussie solo female”

                I cannot thank arethusa hotel enough for what they did for me. they even kept my luggage until a room was available. location is just perfect for shopping and very central

                Reviewed July 14, 2017
                8.0
                Excellent
                Anthony from United States
                Solo traveler
                Single
                Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

                Convenient Location, Bright Urban City Vibe”

                My stay at the Arethusa Hotel was very pleasant. The location is excellent, the rooms nice, and the staff helpful. My only complaint--and it is a big one--is that the doors require being slammed to fully close. The noise of continual slamming doors is very jarring. If this issue with the doors can be resolved, the Arethusa Hotel will be an unbeatable place to stay.

                Reviewed August 30, 2019
                9.2
                Exceptional
                TANG from Malaysia
                Family with teens
                Double / Twin Room
                Stayed 1 night in March 2018

                VALUE FOR MONEY & IDEAL LOCATION”

                We stayed 1 more night(1 double and 1 triple rooms) in this hotel after a superb trip to Santorini. It was Easter weekend and we booked in time to get a reasonable rate. The friendly staff was so kind to accomodate our request by putting five of us up in two adjacent rooms. Free breakfast was provided! The hotel is ideally located and within walking distances to all major tourist sites..... bus stop to airport etc. There are a number of good resatuarants nearby, including two Chinese's. The only negative is the small bedroom and bathroom. Nevertheless, we will come back to this hotel if we are in Athens in the future.

                Reviewed April 06, 2018
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Elaine from Australia
                Solo traveler
                Single
                Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

                location excellent”

                I cannot thank arethusa hotel enough for what they did for me. they even kept my luggage until a room was available.customer service is excelltent

                Reviewed July 14, 2017
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